10 miles + Thankful 13 Race Discount


thursday- 10 miles outside

You guyyyss! I did it! Thank you for the kind comments and encouragement. I dropped J off at preschool, then headed out to a nearby trail. I just kept telling myself to keep it slow and steady. It was about 40* and it felt perfect. I wore layers and my ear warmer, but the temp was great. It was just me and my tunes and my thoughts. If I could describe the run with one work, it would be peaceful.

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I did an out and back route, and at the 5 mile mark there was a bathroom. Seriously one of the nicest public restroom I’ve seen, score! I had some fruit snacks at mile 6 that worked great.
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Before my run I ate a bowl of cereal one hour before, then half a grab n go applesauce right before(it worked great)! As soon as I was finished with the run, I was hungry so I ate the Kind bar I had in the car with me, the rest of the apple sauce and drank a lot of water. When I got home, I had peanut butter and a banana. I don’t usually want a huge meal after a long run, but I do need something so I always try and find something with protein in it. Usually I smoothie with greek yogurt or something with peanut butter.

I stretched, showered, and pretty much lay around with J the rest of the day.

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what J was doing while I showered…

Once J was napping, I got started on dinner. I don’t know what it is, but winter always makes me want to try new recipes(maybe because it’s pitch black by 5pm) and bake. I tried 2 Pinterest recipes, one for basil garlic rolls and the other for cauliflower chowder.  The dough took me 2 tries=( Flour is so crucial when you want a nice fluffy roll and I swear every recipe always calls for too much. But the second batch was just right.

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sorry for blurriness
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The soup was really good and full of veggies. J even liked it! I love soup leftovers because then I just eat it for lunch.

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I’ve mentioned I’m running the Thankful 13 next week on Thanksgiving. I ran it last year with my cousin Mckae(her first half) and it was such a great way to start the holiday.

This year the half marathon starts at 8am at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi(they also have a 5k and kids run). Each registration provides food and other services for the needy.

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They are offering Sugar Plum readers 20% with code: SugarPlum

You can register: Here

who’s running the Thankful 13??

what’s your go to meal before you run?

About Sugar Plum Runner

Welcome to the Sugar Plum Runner! I grew up in WA state, but currently reside in UT with my husband Josh, son Jackson, and 2 daughters Lily and Claire. I love running, but I have never been so inspired to run, race, and blog about it since 4 years ago after I had Jackson. I grew up playing soccer and cheered in high school. My favorite part of both sports(and yes I consider cheer leading a sport) was the conditioning. I found myself running after practice was over on my own. That's when I realized that running may be the sport I really loved.
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2 Responses to 10 miles + Thankful 13 Race Discount

  1. I want to run with you too!! YAYYY glad it went well!! You look happy as a clam out on those roads!!!

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