Great Idea People!

Alrighty, this one is going to be short and sweet.

I did my 17 miles long run this afternoon while it was quite toasty out, but not unbearably (or stupidly) so.  I was going through water quite a bit more than I usually do.  This led me to what I think is a quite brilliant idea…

Someone should make a running map thing like mapmyrun.com or runningmap.com that displays where there are water fountains or public hoses along the way.  I knew of two while I was running so I knew I was covered but I passed like 4 more along the way I didn’t know about that eased my dehydration issue even more.  This could help people plan their runs better without having to drive around looking for fountains or dropping off water bottle for themselves along the route.

Now, it occurred to me that this may already exist and I just don’t know about it, but if not someone should really make this happen!!  I don’t care at all who, but I’m thinking this could be a really helpful tool!!

Have you heard of anything like this before?  If so please let me know, I am super interested in it!

Best Work Out = Rest Day

As important as getting all the miles on my legs is in preparing for this marathon, I think the most productive day of my week is my rest day.  After week two of taking one rest day with no activity at all, I am really noticing the benefits on subsequent runs.

Today I ran with a few friends from my class.  We had such a great run last Friday we just decided to do it again, which was great!  After my day of rest yesterday, my legs felt refreshed and ready for the run despite the heat and suboptimal conditions.  Once we got home, I suggested that I make some breakfast for all of us since we did not have class this morning.  I whipped up some Blueberry Greek Yogurt Pancakes.

2013-06-28 09.56.26These were the perfect refuel and were so delicious.  I used Blueberry Acai Fage greek yogurt AND fresh blueberries in it so they were suuuuper blueberryey!!

The rest of the day I spent doing some serious studying!!  I used left over pulled chicken from our quesdillas last night to make a pulled chicken sandwich for lunch which was fantastic as well.

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After a few more hours of studying I was feeling fairly domestic.  Dinner was Cheesy Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole followed by Blueberry Pudding Cake for dessert.  Both of these recipes were from pinterest and were delightful, especially the cake but we all know I have a sweet tooth!

Happy Weekend everyone, and good luck to all those racing or on long runs tomorrow!