Thursday, April 5, 2012

Sticky Boob

The rumor is true. I survived my 14 mile run. It took about 2:16. Warning: this post is full of boring minutia about my run and my day. Little stuff + little stuff + little stuff = life.

8:15 a.m. I chugged some water beforehand and hit the road. I like to really suck the bottle. It’s how I roll.

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9:20 a.m. Things were going swimmingly until some dog rushed out of nowhere. I soon realized he was not going to attack or hump me. I then fell in love with him because he had only three legs. Guess what his name was? I’ll give you a prize if you guess. Was it a) Beantown b) Bucket, or c) Booger? I seriously wanted to take him home to befriend Lucky and to replace Lucky when he dies one day. Sniff. Why did you make me bring that up?

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The three-leggedness allows for a full on view of this dog’s junk.

I did not fuel with Dots as I had planned because Sam ate them all. I put him in a time-out for leaving me Dot-less, but 14 year olds actually love time- outs in their rooms without their parents to do whatever it is they do in there, so I don’t know if this was effective.

I replaced the Dots with the Shot Bloks and ate one every two miles or so. Seemed to work well, but I don’t know if it was that much different than just eating at the hour marks. It was kind of pain having to remember to eat the Blok and to find it. I finally stored them in my sports bra, but things got sticky and they ended up tasting like my detergent. Tide flavored Shot Bloks with a hint of strawberry aren’t the best. Take my word for it.

My new nickname: Sticky Boob.

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There goes Sticky Boob!

It was a gorgeous day to be running in Colorado.

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The run was pretty uneventful and poopless and I felt good. That is until the last mile or so when my LAC (left ass check) and LHH (left ham hock) started talking back a bit. Now I am sore and wondering if I will ever in my entire life be free of this left side bullshit. I did order some new gorgeous Brooks and am going to slowly try breaking them in and working on moving away from my heel strike.

This is the only thing I can think of to do that I have not done. The PT told me to get my glutes stronger, which I am also working on. My goal is to pick up and move 49 quarters from one end of the room to the other with my ass cheeks by mid-June. It’s good to have measurable goals, you know.

All in all, a good day in the running world for me. I hate being limited by whatever crap is going on, but I also know I have not asked my body to run that far in awhile. We are all adjusting to the increased mileage – me, myself, my ass and my hamstring. We might go into family therapy. Patience is not a virtue of mine. I want things and I want them now.

11:00 a.m. I grabbed a huge cup of coffee on my way home and downed a cookie dough Luna Bar. In true I-work-at-home-but-really-don’t-do-shit-all-day fashion, I watched Bethany Ever After. I then made a huge kitchen sink salad with edamame, avocado, spinach, apples, carrots all tossed with Bolthouse yogurt ranch dressing, which rocks the house. Costco has it in a three-pack in the refrigerated section.

I also had a few Lean Cuisine spring rolls that are actually pretty damn good for frozen.

 

 

I continued to eat all day long including peanut butter cookies and Cadbury eggs. What? I ran 14 miles. It’s a free pass to eat non stop.

I don’t know why I’m tell you all of this boring stuff. Just felt like it. I mean do you really care what I had in my salad? Probably not. But if you do, God bless you.

Okay, I’ll stop. I’m even falling asleep.

So, what WAS the three-legged dog’s name?

What kind of random crap do you put in your salad? I am a big chopped salad kind of girls. Chop it all up, anything I can find, and mix it with dressing. I love nuts, fruit, spinach and avocado the best.

When you do your long runs, do you graze on food all day or is it just me?

Any new products you are digging?

SUAR

70 comments:

  1. No long runs right now...stress fracture in my foot. I'm blaming it on body surfing at the beach, but you and I know that those long runs set me up for it. Feeling sorry for myself. But in answer to your question, yes, when I long run, I eat all day! I'm still doing that actually. Need to reel it in....I do love those garbage salads, whatever I have on hand goes in the bowl.

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  2. I'm going with Booger for that dog's name.

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  3. I LOVE my Brooks Cadence. I've run with adrenaline's for years, so the cadence were great for me. Hope you love them too!

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  4. So with this attraction of tripods…are we to possibly make an inferrence about Ken? ;-) Is that possibly the most inappropriate comment ever? Yes! My work here is done.

    The dog was Booger. Salad? No nuts. It's been so long since I've run long that I can't remember the answer. Product I'm digging? Single-ply toilet paper…fewer clogs :)

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    1. Ken will be honored that you called him a tripod. I think that is s compliment, right?

      You don't like nuts?

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    2. Yes, a compliment :)

      Not in my salad. Nuts have their place :)

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  5. When I was in the midst of marathon training, I'd stop at McDonalds ON MY WAY HOME and buy two hash browns and a hot chocolate, and bring them in my ice bath. No lie.

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    1. Damn girl that is hard core. I think I would do a long run and then have the runs if I did that!!

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    2. Oh man! SUAR just called me hardcore!

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  6. No long runs for me. I like pickles in my salads, some people think that's weird. I had those Brooks but just returned them. Makes me sad because they are so bright and colorful! I don't run that much like you do, but I've been wearing Nike Frees and Merrell Trail Gloves, so I think there was too much cushion in the Brooks or something. That's obviously not an educated opinion, just my guess.

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  7. His name is Trey. Yes, I am hungry all day after a long run!!!

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  8. I love reading what expert runners eat and fuel on ... bring on more of these posts I say! What's Bethany up to lately anyway? Still rich? lol

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  9. I'm guessing Booger is the dog's name.

    My husband and I love avocado, strawberries, grape tomatoes, grapes, raisins, craisins, walnuts, grilled chicken, imitation crab meat,...anything and everything in our salads.

    I graze on food all day every day...

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  10. Haha I LOVE it. I vote booger also.

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  11. On holiday we met a 3 legged dog named Trio. I guess Bucket.

    I almost end up with sticky boobs. Luckily I don't use scented detergent. But it's hell to wash out of my clothes.

    I eat all day. It's almost never salads, but nuts, PB&J and candy.

    There is new gear that I would love to have, but don't. Cue sad face.

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  12. Would love to be running long runs again, but my LAC...LHH does not want to cooperate either. Got some new exercises from a Sports Med Dr. They involve using a resistance band and 5 exercises (left side only 5 day/week for 3 weeks). Standing Internal and External Rotation, Seated Internal and External Rotation...and Band walk (to the left). Keeping my fingers crossed that this is my miracle. Going to an athletic trainer tomorrow to work on my hamstring.

    I'm guessing Booger....I don't know why, but he looks like a Booger to me. I've been looking at the Brooks Pure line and and torn between the Flow and the Cadence...can't wait to hear how you like them!! Salad...spinach, hard boiled eggs, walnuts, chinese noodles, grilled chicken and sesame ginger dressing.

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  13. Congrats on the long run after the long hiatus! Any of Brooks Pure line ROCKS! Hope you like them too.

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  14. Glad you got a long run in!

    I'm going with Booger for the dog's name.

    Enjoy the Cadence - I just started running in the Flows - so far so good!

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  15. I think the dog's name is Booger as well! Good luck with the new shoes, hopefully the change in foot strike helps out. I've stopped for a double chocolate donut on my long runs (mid run)...eat and then keep going...

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  16. Beth,
    Left ass cheeks unite! SAME damn problem. I have been diagnosed with a lazy amnesiac butt. Am working on strength
    My salad today: frise, spinach, and some other leafs I don't know the name of, dill, basil, cilantro,tomato, olives, asparagus with home made olive oil,balsamic and greek spice dressing. Superb!
    Dog must be Booger--we know you too well!
    I have never had sticky boobs, but once I went for a run from my hotel and stuffed my room keycard in my sports bra. When I arrived back at the hotel by left boob was black from the ink on the card--not pretty!

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  17. I'm training for Horsetooth in a couple of weeks, which is stupid because I HATE hills - I prefer races like when I did the CO marathon last year - downhill...Anyway, my 13 mi run is this weekend. Eat away Beth...by the way, best salad I ever ate had dried dates and salami and black olives..yum

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    1. I did the Horsetooth a couple of years ago...yes major hills, but gorgeous and a fun run.

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  18. After any run over 10 I totally lose all need to eat.... Worst ever is to force my self to refuel. Hope your ass gets better soon... I have a compaction in my right knee that causes a nerve delay. At one time I lost an inch of calf muscle and ended up with drop foot. Spent 10 months running like a rockstar and it came back. Chi running and ortho doc and I are managing it.. Freaking sucks dealing with pain. Good luck and nice job on the run!!!! The dog was adorable.

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  19. His name is Booger, only because you didn't give us something like "poopface" to choose. And I love your new Brooks. Can I get the same pair? And long runs just got put on hold - I've been limited to treadmill runs (which gets me to 6 miles before I want to shoot everyone at the gym) since I no longer road run alone (we know why). I'm limited to Road Runs with friends (who won't go long - 3 is their max) or when the hub goes (and since he just got hit by a car on tonight's run, my next long road run is not looking soon. Great sadness. :(

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  20. Bucket - which is ironic, since with his limb situation he'll be challenged to actually kick the bucket.

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  21. I enjoy your posts so much! You remind me everyday's not a picnic, just shut up and run!

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  22. I'm voting for Beantown :)

    I have no desire to eat after a long run...all those calories burned and then I'm not hungry usually until the next day. (That being said, I do force myself to eat but it's like a delayed reaction hunger...)

    We have "salad beasts" a couple times a week for dinner and I love it b/c it's like homemade salad bar. I like the Bolthouse Farms dressing too but have been on a kick with Newman's Own olive oil and vinegar lately. I know I could make the same thing myself but this way I can be lazy and not have to worry that I have under/overseasoned, etc etc

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  23. My guess if the gorgeous dog is named Bucket.

    I run with Brooks Pure Flow. LOVE them and feel stupid for not trying them before (how long have they been on the market?). Just don't go all toes for significant mileage before you work up to it. Not that I've been hobbled for a week from having tried it myself...must have been bewitched by the pretty colors.

    And, as a salad lover, I do care about your salad dressing. You ran 14 miles, eat whatever you want, sister.


    I'm glad to see you're still rockin'.

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  24. I'm a former Denver resident, and the best salad I've ever had was the mixed greens salad at Proto's Pizza [the one in Broomfield, but I know for a FACT that there's one in Longmont... and one on the 16th Street mall. There's no excuse not to go!]. It's simple- mixed greens (duh), some sort of soft cheese, maybe some tomatoes [?], and a wonderful balsamic vinaigrette. As a firm believer that salads taste better in wooden bowls, the fact that this is served in a bamboo bowl takes the cake. Mixed greens salad + 10" lowrider pizza + gelato = heaven on a table!

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    1. Yes, I have had that salad at the Protos in Longmont too many times to count!! Simple, light, flavorful and amazing. Next time I go, I will have one for you!

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  25. You run 14 miles at a blistering pace (I had to convert to real units to figure that out) and you complain your LAC talks back to you a little. You've got it good. Yes, you're allowed to eat whatever you want. No, you don't want to know what Sam is doing in his bedroom during his time out. Yes, he probably enjoyed it more than you intended. No, the dog's name is of no interest to me.

    Why isn't anyone talking about what your boobs tasted like post shot blok? I'm sure Ken would be happy to do a guest blog spot on the topic.

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    1. Hahhahaha!!! You always bring an honest light to things, my friend. Wow, is it really a blistering pace? Maybe I should slow down and smell the roses (or Shot Bloks on my boob). Ken is out of town unfortunately.

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  26. I'm voting on booger.
    I love seeds, avocado, tomato, spinach, pine nuts, and Goddess Dressing.
    When I run distance, I crave cake. All. Day. Long.

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    1. PS : people were giving me weird looks as I lol'd while reading.g this on my phone.

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  27. I'm betting his name is Bucket. Booger wouldn't be bad tho, and is totally my 3 yo daughter sense of humour at the moment.

    I am not adventurous with salads so I can't really suggest anything.

    My longest run so far is 10k, and yes I eat all day. I don't even bother with grazing. So I'd say what you're feeling was pretty normal. In fact, I'm surprised you're not chowing down everything in sight, considering it WAS 14 miles!

    <3 my wigwam merino wool socks, merino wool neck tube and my adidas running jacket which can also be converted into a vest.

    I love your "boring" post!! The pics are quite pretty and really makes me want to do trail running sometime soon.

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  28. Booger. Definitely Booger.
    I just got some PureFlows and they are SEXY. Jumped in a bit too fast with them so backing off & will ease into them more slowly...But they are sooo sexy!

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  29. My last long run was Austin full marathon in Feb. My hubby and brother took me out to China Buffet in Bastrop to eat after. Boy did they lose money on me that night!
    I'd name that dog Tri but it's probably Booger.
    I love dried cherries, spinich,cucumbers,cheese, sunflower seeds, and crumbled bacon. Balsamic vinaigrette dressing

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  30. Those shoes are adorable and I think the dogs name is Booger!
    Sorry about your pain in the rear. :( I really like to put frozen vegtables in my salad like corn and peas. They defrost pretty quickly, those and walnuts.
    My new gadget is a MOTOACTV GPS/MP3 player. Lots of neat functions and very user friendly.

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    1. oh...and do you think you didn't poop b/c you ate the shot block over time so your stomach didn't get hit with a ton of sugar all at once and go into a fit? (that strategy helps me not get cramps, etc...)

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    2. Very possible theory, although I took a huge dump before leaving home, so I think it might have been that (TMI)

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  31. Had to wipe my screen off after Keith's comment about the taste of your sticky boob. Oh my! Though I had the same thought about Sam's time out. Knowing you - the dog was "Booger". You made me totally think of my the summers my dad, stepmom and I would make what he called "blade" salads - everything you could cut with a knife would go in (and a lot was from their garden). Those were the BEST!!! I love Ruby Tuesday's because it is one of the few salad bars where you can get close to that. I love egg, ham, cheese, broccoli, cauliflower, cucumber, tomato, mushroom, sunflower kernels, lettuce, carrots, cottage cheese and blue cheese dressing. Oh - it is the least healthy salad ever, but SO good. My "long" runs are a fraction of yours so I have to watch giving myself permission to graze because of them. I like pretzels after a good sweat though. Haven't tried much new lately. Need to start trying out some nutrition options though as I figure out how to fuel for my first Oly this year (sprints are short enough that I don't worry about this).

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  32. I happened to catch XL's comments--still laughing.

    Excellent detail on the long run. What more could we ask for? And it sounds promising, too. Excited for that!!

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  33. I love, love, love my Brooks Pure Cadence. Hope you do too!

    Guessing Buckets for the dogs name.

    Running is my pass to enjoy eating!! Never have I done a run longer than 81/2 miles. Maybe someday though!

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  34. Got a story that is just for you - doesn't have much to do with your post but something today does...
    Anyway, I've been doing some swimming early in the morning to train for a tri I'm hoping to do in June. Today I had a bunch of gas on the way to the pool. As I walked out of the locker room I let a loud one fly (becaue the pool was busy and loud of course). I didn't think anything of it until I got to my lane and realized the 'tri-guy' was walking behind me. Apparently he had come out of the mens locker room right after I stepped out of the women's locker room. Whatever - no smell no foul.
    On to your post - keep us posted on those Brooks. I've been eyeing them but am a bit fearful of going minimal - no arch after birthing 9lb babies.

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    1. Hahaha!! Glad to know you blasted the tri guy. You know he does some mean farts himself.

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  35. 1) Bucket

    2) Goldfish (in lieu of croutons)

    3) I'm a PIG after long runs so I'm impressed that you ate salad and Lean Cuisine snacks. I'm all about beer and burgers.

    4) Love that you got the Brooks Pure Cadence. I still love my Flows but really want the Mizuno Wave Rider 15's for longer runs on pavement.

    Just so you know, I'm in the left side sucking ass club with you. My left foot, IT band, and recently my butt as well, are all giving me trouble after every run. I can ignore it but it gets annoying after a while. I get this ache sort of at the top of my ass on the inside, up toward my spine. I may take a hint from what your PT said and start focusing on butt exercises more because I think an imbalance in my hip flexors (aka ass) is causing all of my other ailments. Please share if you learn anything new that is helpful!

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  36. I'm always eating things all day long after a long run. I mean, we deserve it don't we?! Plus my metabolism goes crazy and I swear it breaks down the food as it hits my lips so that I'm hungry again in like 5 minutes. By the way, you are so lucky you can run on a nice surface like that! Just gorgeous (especially in comparison to loud, dirty NYC streets).

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  37. 14 miles is nothing to sneeze at, nice run Bethie...and so pretty. I'd love to run up there with you someday, if I weren't so stinking slow and you'd have to crawl to keep pace with me.

    Hope the shoes are magical for you. I wear the Flows and do like them. Having a bit of Achilles issues in them, but if I stick to shorter runs then they're good.

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  38. All this talk about left side pain (my left hip aches too) got me thinking... 1) I do a lot of running on the road. Since I run against traffic and the road is sloped to the left for drainage I am running on an uneven surface much the time. Since you have switched to trails this probably isn't an issue for you but maybe for me. 2) I carry my purse primarily on my left shoulder to free up my right hand since I am right-handed and can power-shop better when my dominant hand is free. If my purse is particularly heavy (mostly with crap my kids have stashed in there when they were too lazy to carry it themselves) I notice that my left side starts to ache and tense. Could it all be related? Just a thought.

    I think the dog's name is "Beantown" but I like "Trey" better.

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    1. I have the same issue and read that it CAN have a lot to do with road running since most of us always face traffic and are running on a slope. I've been battling this issue since Oct, and it sucks!! I run very early in the morning, so I have tried running in the middle of the road until I see a car.

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  39. Love those Brooks. ,I too, am a heel striker, so I can't wear them for long runs, but they are great for anything under 5 miles and I love them in the gym. Great for lifting!

    Pain sucks. Hope you find a solution.

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  40. Spinach, sliced strawberries, grilled chicken, homemade candied pecans and Trader Joe's balsamic salad dressing. Yum. Altho, after a long run like that I would probably go with a big breakfast -- scrambled eggs, turkey bacon, and wheat toast. I love breakfast food. That's the beauty of a long run and eating - you can pretty much eat whatever you want. :)

    I am with you on the left ass check, only mine is on the right. I didn't know that part of my assbone could hurt. It's very weird. Do you find that stretching it helps at all? I've had mine for four months now. I was thinking about changing my shoes too. Think I'll try the Brooks. They are cool looking anyhow.

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    1. I always did a ton of stretching and my PT told me to stop. That for ass/ham issues, it can actually irritate things. Who knew?

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  41. How pathetic is it that the first thing I thought of when I saw the dog’s pic on FB was that his lack of a limb enhanced the view of his “junk”?? So did he stop following you then?
    Question, I’m having the same arse/ham issues (or similar I should say). Can you feel actual knots in your leg? No matter how much I foam roll, I can’t get rid of them!

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    1. I can't get rid of them either. I have some very intensive manual therapy done that works them out. It actually makes me cry it hurts so bad. Also dry needling.

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    2. Do you go to a chiropractor in. addition to PT?

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  42. I have been quietly lurking on your site since the Virtual Run for Sherry. I live in Miles City, Montana and ran that day for friends of Sherry and to prove that fear would not make me weak. I am training for a triathlon and have been scouring blogs for plans/tips/gear reports/a kick in the ass. Your blog is a gem, for sure

    So the dog's name is Booger, of course.

    My hubby calls my salad mix a "Salad Casserole" because it all gets mushed together. My favorite add ins are pickled asparagus, dried cranberries, cottage cheese, leftover rice and these dehydrated kale pieces I discovered at the health food store. The kale is prepared like potato chips, but breaking it apart adds salt and zing to my salad casserole.

    I am working up to long runs like you take, but after my current longer runs or biking I seem to crave liquid calories most, like juice, milk, a really cold beer ... Now swimming, on the other hand, makes me want to devour the entire fridge.

    I am gearing up to purchase a wet suit, although I shudder a little that you need a body lube to get into the dumb thing. That somehow seems naughty and/or creepy to me.

    Thanks for your blog.

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    1. Welcome!! Iknow living in Montana, Sherry's story hits very close to home. Thank you for running for her.

      Yes, the wetsuit was a huge jump for me. I wore my first one last summer. Pain in the ass to get on and off, but guess it's the price we pay to do these damn races!!

      Thanks for reading. Salad casserole - I'm digging that!

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  43. I put anything I can find in my salads - lots of veggies, tuna, whatever meat we ate the day before, fruit, dried fruit, nuts. I'm not big on dressing and I don't do croutons or anything like though, not my thing!
    I am always starved on long run days!! I can eat non-stop and still feel hungry!
    New product I'm loving... Steve's original grainless granola, so amazing! I'm out and had to order some more, now I'm patiently waiting for it to get here!!

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  44. I was just bragging about our gorgeous trails here, but your mountains in the distance are impossible to beat! Sorry about the sticky boob. I wonder if Tide-flavored Dots would have been better?

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  45. On long run days I eat like I haven't been eating for days. handful of this, bowlful of that. It is crazy. I like alittle bit of everything in my salads. Tiny bit of dressing.
    Just got a box of hammer nutrition stuff to try out for my half and triathlon. Can't wait.

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  46. I'm going with Boober. I mean Booger.

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  47. I laughed out loud at least 3 times while reading this post. Thanks, as always, for your honesty.

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  48. I don't think I've ever read one of your posts and thought it was boring, if I did, I woulda ditched your crampy ass (jk). Anywho, I'm not a distance runner but I play one on TV. I am completely obsessed with the Bolthouse yogurt ranch and the LC spring rolls are my guilty pleasure and taste delish with LaChoy sweet and sour sauce...and by the by slim shady, you don't need to justify your eating with your run, I'm pretty sure your metabolism is on speed..send some this way :) PS I wrote a stellar comment regarding winning the sports bras the other night and my dumb phone decided to change pages before I hit send..ever happened to you? Then I just convinced myself my saggy, from nursing 2 babies, boobs wouldn't win anyways so I came to terms with it, or maybe I didn't if I'm still talking about...is it hot in here? I have a dog. What's that? Squirrel...I have no idea why I can't focus and do long runs...:)

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  49. Why stop at 49? Why not keep it going and set a World Record? You're Type A......Go For It!

    New products I'm loving? Rip's Big Bowl......not bowEl, but bowl. Check out the recipe on my blog from the Engine 2 Kitchen Rescue post. I am loving it. Twice in the past three days.

    I need to call you......I'm feeling too distant from you b/c we haven't exchanged emails in a bit. It's my fault as this Ironman training is kicking my ass in terms of time.....just don't seem to have any and I'm also pursuing a few different things and that takes the remaining time.

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  50. I bought the Pure Cadence too and I LOVE THEM! I thought they would take some major breaking in because I am used to the Adrenaline 11's, but thus far, I haven't even noticed the difference in heel-toe drop. I think I'm going to buy 400 pairs in case they ever quit making them :)

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  51. I just love your posts! I never comment because you have like a MILLION followers who DO comment! LOL!
    I too, run (but am new to it.) And i DO NOT run 47 miles a day, like you! LOL!
    Thanks for all your posts, sticky boob!

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