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MRTT Winter Runnerland, Did I PR? And Channeling my Inner Giada

on January 28, 2013

I ran Moms Run This Town Winter Runnerland this past weekend.  We got some snow/ice here in Virginia Beach on Friday (we ran on Sunday) and so me being the “cold” wimp I have turned in to, I was not looking forward to it.  You would never know I spend most of my life in CT.  I freeze when its anything less than 50, lol.  Along with my weather woes I have been following the Run Less, Run Faster Plan from Runner’s World lately.  Run less…yes, run harder DEFINITELY!  So my running mojo was a little off.  However I am happy to say I L O V E D the 10K.  First off what’s not to love about running with 25 other MRTT mammas!  Whohoo!  But I absolutely fell in love with the Cape Henry Trail that runs through First Landing State Park.  I have a secret inner passion for trail running.  I have hiked there before with the kids, but had never ran this trail before.  Despite the patches of snow/ice left over from Friday, it was a beautiful run.  I felt good, my pace was very comfortable and I hit my Happy Pace for sure.  I think it will just be one of those great runs you wish you could always have.

We did an out and back for the 10K.  On the way out I mostly ran alone.  There was a group ahead and a group behind so I never felt alone.  On the loop back I hooked up with a few ladies and it was nice to chat and keep, what was for me a very good pace.  Did I PR?  I think I did.  You see I use Runtastic, problem is I keep my phone in my iFitness belt.  I had to turn it on before we headed out so I could get it in there.  By the time we took off I think it was on for about 1-2 minutes.  So there is a very good possibility I did PR 🙂  So happy.   Gives me more confidence for The Disney Princess Half.

P.S.  Gotta tell you I really enjoy the ladies from my chapter of MRTT.  I recommend checking to see if there is a chapter in your area too.

Channeling my Inner Giada

As in Giada De Laurentis.  😉  Why?  Well first and foremost my husband thinks she’s a hottie…true story.  I have also been trying to work on eating cleaner and making more things from scratch.  Tonight I tackled homemade vegetarian meatballs.  And I killed it!!  Wahoo.  Now I did not create the recipe, but I didn’t mess it up either and for me that’s saying something.  Never the greatest cook I do have my occasional bright spots.  This is one of them.  These are my pics, aren’t they adorable 🙂  (yes I am a proud “meat”ball mama)

veg meatballs

Here is the link to the recipe if you would like to try them for yourself.  It was from the New York Times Well Section  Click here    Vegetarian Lentil Meatballs


2 Responses to “MRTT Winter Runnerland, Did I PR? And Channeling my Inner Giada”

  1. I love vacationing at VA Beach and have run those trails before. Last time about 2 yrs ago now. I need to get back down there soon!
    Nice run!! You are lucky to have a group around you like that.

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