Longest run and good eats! :)


8 miles was on schedule this week. I was intimated by the distance because last week’s 7 miles was quite challenging… I barely finished it. I told myself: just give it a try, if you can’t finish it, just walk. Once the exit door was set, I felt better and more confident immediately. Instead of worrying not be able to finish it, I tried to find the way to make it more enjoyable. So, I started slow, 8.50 min/mile (usually my pace is around 8.30 min/mile). I explored a new route, Rock Creek Park Trail.Β The scenery was amazing, the weather not hot nor humid, I enjoyed every minute of the run πŸ™‚ by the time I realize 5 miles was gone and I didn’t feel tired at all… so the last 3 miles was piece of cake πŸ˜‰

After the shower, feeling AWESOME πŸ˜†, I prepared a proper breakfast. First since….I can’t even remember when was the last time I spend more than 5 min preparing a breakfast 😯

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I used Namaeste gluten free waffle mix to make the waffle, peach/fage/blueberries flaxmeal open parfait, cucumber/celery juice and beautiful flowers πŸ˜‰

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real delish~~~ πŸ˜†

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I finish breakfast around 11 AM 😯 and by the time I finish reading the newspaper and check on blogs… it was almost 2PM, time for lunch πŸ˜‰

I craved something simple since I was still full from the breakfast. Baked tofu came on my mind πŸ˜‰

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and kabocha mousse made with roasted kabocha, miso and tahini

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fresh steamed corn

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Lunch at 3 PM

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YUM YUM~~~

A yoga class in the afternoon, called my mom, did groceries and ready for dinner~

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bamboo/black fungus/tomato/dry shrimp stew over noodles + another corn! πŸ˜€

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and a lot of dark chocolates! My first time having Godiva. I know these are expensive, but I must admit they’re really good! πŸ˜€

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:opss: I just realized that all I did on Sunday was EAT! πŸ˜†

Q1: What’s your favorite brand of chocolate?

Q2: How do you Β mentally prepare for a hard workout?

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12 Comments

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12 responses to “Longest run and good eats! :)

  1. Great job with your long run! You’re becoming quite the runner.

    Your eats look delish, too. Looks like you’re doing a good job refueling after those loooong runs. πŸ™‚

  2. Great run! I love when you feel strong on a tough one πŸ™‚ I mentally prep for my runs/hard workouts by feeding my body right and getting good sleep. My fav chocolate is probably Vosges Bacon Chocolate as of yet πŸ™‚ But I do also love Wei of Chocolate…did a review for them on my blog! Yummy!

    ~Alyssa

  3. What a perfect day! Awesome job on the long run and all your eats look wonderful. I want to try out your kabocha mousse!

  4. oh my gosh you really had some amazing and healthy eats! way to go on 8 miles, you are doing great with training!

    i can’t say I’m much help on training books per say

  5. Mmmm now I’m craving tofu–that looks delicious!

    Hmmm my favorite Chocolate is Ghiradelli! Mmmmmmmmm!

  6. Wow! Sounds like a great run and a great day!!
    I just got in from a run. I usually like to run in the morning too but this afternoon was great! Still a little hot but great!

  7. Congrats on the big run! I myself am working toward breaking the 8 mile mark–I’ve gotten to 7.6!

  8. oh goodness! best looking breakfast to run home to. I ran today too, I was intimidated but glad I did it. I want to be consistent so that I can PR. Impressive 7 miles! I should start early morning too so that I can look forward to breakfast like yours :o)

  9. What a killer run! That’s awesome! I’m liking the Lindt sea salt chocolate these days. It just seems to really satisfy me.

  10. thedelicateplace

    gah your food looks so yummy! congrats on your long run! it’s funny because i have a harder time running 2.5-3 mi than i do running 5! i think a lot of it has to do with your mental state. when i run shorter distances i forget that 3mi does take longer than 10mins to run haha

  11. Looks like it was a great day — excellent run and amazing food and a little chocolate at the end! πŸ˜‰ My favorite kind of chocolate is Villars.

  12. the bamboo/black fungus/tomato/dry shrimp stew over noodles looks SO yum!!

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