Thursday, August 25, 2011

Long Run and The Great Minnesota Get-Together

I am about to run out the door and do my 15 miler. I woke up at 4am today in order to blog, eat breakfast and be on the road running by 5:20. I have to be back no later then 8 and then I have to hurry up and shower and be ready to roll to the airport by 9. I am off to Minnesota to enjoy The Minnesota State Fair. It is definitely one of a kind. You can find pretty much any food on the planet deep fried and put on a stick. There is also your fair share of non-fried foods but alas I would not consider most of them "healthy choices". =) Realizing I was going to be totally overdoing it food wise this weekend I thought it would be a good idea to get my hard workouts done early in the week. That way I hopefully avoid making 20 bathroom stops while on my 15 miler.

Here is the low-down on my workouts so far:

Monday: Total Conditioning class
Tuesday: 12x400's with 1:30 recovery between each one. I averaged a 1:36 for all repeats with my fastest being last. (I always like the fastest to be last, so when it happens I am happy =))
Wednesday: 22 Mile bike ride with some pushups and pullups
Today: 15 miler @ around a 9:00 mile. I would like to run this a little faster, but we'll see how I feel. I am not too worried about it.

Then I leave for MN. Friday I'll be doing some cross training.
Saturday: 7 miles with 5@ 8:20

On a side note, food has been on my mind lately and I am happy because I finally created a menu for myself that is gonna last me through September. If I don't have a menu then all bets are off and for dinner it is cereal or PB&J. Here is some stuff I have made in the last few days.

I realize Sarahs Egg Sandwich looked delicious in the previous post but I would have to say.... this might be better.  Hickey smoked bacon and Buttermilk Pancakes smothered in peanut butter topped with maple syrup. Delish. (Heather is who taught me to put peanut butter on pancakes and waffles and if I haven't said so before, THANKYOU)

Crock pot roast beef sandwich. Along with fruit and a grilled asparagus and tomato salad sprinkled with rock salt and pepper. Oh, and some baked chips =) Delish #2.

Spinach salad with all the normal veggies, grilled chicken and to sweeten it a bit I grilled pears and apples with a little bit of rock salt and sprinkled with cinnamon. Delish #3. (I really like rock salt lately. I also have a weird infatuation with my grill....)

Now go enter the Giveaway if you haven't already and eat some treats. I surely will be doing plenty of that the next few days.

Happy Running -Jen

Does anyone else out there have an amazing state fair they attend?
They call this one, The Great Minnesota Get Together =)

Who else needs a menu in order to cook?
If I don't have one, I wait until 6 o'clock when my family is starving and wonder what to do...


  1. Your food looks amazing! Grilled asparagus and tomato looks amazing...I would make a giant batch of that and call it a meal!

  2. I love adding fruit in my salads! Grilled pears and apples sound amazing.

    I'm the same way. If I don't plan well in advance, I end up reaching for really quick things for dinner. Cereal is usually a lazy day favourite! Your pancakes look yummy :)

  3. Have a fun trip!!! And I am so glad I am not the only one who loves pb on pancakes and waffles. I cannot even eat them without it anymore. ha ha

    I hope your LR went good!!!

  4. Those pancakes look so good! I am hungry now!

  5. I am headed to the MN State Fair tomorrow and was glad to get my long run in today so that I was free to eat. Try Blue Moon Pizza for a healthy alternative. On second thought, it's the fair so why eat healthy! I should try the menu idea as right now my family survives on cereal. Your food looks great!

  6. Oh man. Utah has an AWESOME State Fair with all the horible-for-you fried food. But it's so good! I'm sure they have one here in Boston, but I imagine it's more high-class than the Utah State Fair.

  7. Ok, it's official, your blog has turned into food porn. Oh my! the pancakes! Are ya kiddin' me! Yummmmm.


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