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Weekly Recap, Sushi and Candy for an Upset Stomach

Blah, blah, blah...here's my weekly recap. I don't know any new ways to segue into talking about it. I basically do this to keep accountable to MYSELF. When I'm relaxing on the couch and consider taking an unscheduled rest day, I remind myself that I will have to put "was a lazy bum" on the recap and that motivates me. Whatever works, you know?

Monday: Ran 4 Miles
Tuesday: Rest - Sick!
Wednesday: Rest- Sick!
Thursday: Ran 5 Miles
Friday: Ran 8 Miles
Saturday: 30 minutes of spinning, 25 minutes of abs, push-ups, planks, dips, etc.
Sunday: 15.5 Mile Run

Total Weekly Mileage = 32.5 Miles.
I definitely want to be topping 40 miles each week soon, so I am going to try to slowly build to that over the next couple of weeks.

The lovely Ralcony asked me yesterday how I had any energy after a long run. The short answer? I don't have any. At all. Ever. After yesterday's 15.5 mile long run I barely managed the 40 minute drive from home, showered, ate and then decided to see if it was ACTUALLY possible to mold the couch around my butt. Turns out I wasn't able to, mostly because I moved from the couch to the bed for a 2 hour nap.




I did have the energy to go for sushi though,  because I had already made plans to meet up with a running buddy, her husband and some of their friends for dinner. We went to a Japanese Steakhouse called Fuji and hubby got to see his first Hibachi-style performance. I don't know who was more impressed - him or the 3 year old at our table who practiced his own moves with an eggshell and his spoon. Too cute.

Even though everyone else in our group got hibachi Tim and I were not passing up their deal of 50% off sushi on Sundays. I'm confident, however, that no one truly feels full after eating raw fish and rice, especially not on a long run day. So we headed over to the grocery store to get our first seasonal candy for the year! A bag of mini eggs for Tim and a bag of conversation hearts for me.


I also spotted some ginger candies I used to eat when I lived in Hawaii. I think they are the perfect thing to eat after a meal - a little sweet and a little heat. Plus, I figured the way my stomach has been recently a little ginger couldn't hurt the situation.


Do you keep track of your workouts each week? Is it to keep you accountable, to share with others or just to reference later?
I keep track of everything here and on Daily Mile. I like the accountability a lot, but it's also important for me to see my mileage to see where I made gains, when I had injuries and things like that. 

Do you have any seasonal candy favorites for Valentine's Day, Easter, Christmas or Halloween?
I'm pretty sure I'm just a sucker for good marketing because I love seasonal stuff. Conversation hearts are tops for Valentine's Day, then mini eggs at Easter and who can resists candy corn at Halloween?

Comments

  1. I use Daily Mile to track my workouts. Before I signed up for that site, I never counted miles at all.

    I like seasonal candy, but not for valentine's day. I'd rather eat a piece of chalk than a conversation heart. :)

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  2. I do keep track of mine. I like to see my progress and how much I do. It keeps me accountable for myself :)

    I don't usually buy candy. I eat too much of it!

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  3. Nice job this week, your mileage isn't bad, especially considering you were sick two days! I love sushi and usually get an app or two to make it a little more filling - seaweed salad and/or steamed shrimp dumplings and then some rolls. But, I agree, after a long run, it might take a little more. Like an entire pizza and milkshake :) I like seasonal candy!

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  4. umm amazing week for being sick!! You rocked it girl! Hope you are feeling a bit better and more energized!

    I love, love, love ginger anything, especially candies - if I ever see those I am going to have to snatch some up!

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  5. I love the conversation hearts! And Cadbury Eggs are my other spring candy obsession!

    Nice work on the running this week!

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  6. The only valentine's candy I want is godiva chocolates :). I do love easter candy, though.

    I use Daily Mile, before that it was nothing.

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  7. Great job tracking. It looks like you had a fantastic week minus the days you were sick. Hope you are feeling better. I try to track in my head on a weekly basis. I aim to do a certain amount of exercise each week like 45 minutes/day (averaged out).

    Seasonal candy is the best isn't it? I try not to go overboard though because I have a serious sweet tooth. My favorite used to be those pumpkin heads (orange coin shaped pumpkins) you get during halloween! I haven't had those in years.

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  8. Necessities:

    Long run=nap

    Tummy ache=candy!

    My life. Love it!

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  9. I think you had a great training week considering you were sick the majority of it.

    You lived in Hawaii too? Geez girl you've been all over it seems. I am jealous!

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  10. wow! you still had an awesome week despite being sick friend!!! great work! jealous of that candy! yum!

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  11. Sushi yes! And love the teppan table too.

    Cinnamon hearts for me ... love them ... the hotter the better.

    It seems you are feeling better! Hurray!

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  12. SICK...boooo!!! I am just like you after a long run...couch and NAP!!! Way to go girl!

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  13. I use Dailymile too, I like it. I would eat until I popped with 50% off sushi! Yum! I'm usually a huge lump after long runs too, although I had to suck it up yesterday and I am feeling the pain today.

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  14. Oh I hoep you feel better...I'm so impressed you knocked out that long run despite being sick. that's mental toughness.

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  15. I wish I could rest after a tough workout! Usually, I am either too hyped up from the endorphins, or too sore to rest. I usually crash about three days later!

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  16. I experienced hibachi for the first time on New Year's eve... I was probably showing similar reactions that Tim was "ohhhhhhhhh awwwwwww" hehe. I don't really track cross training workouts, but definitely runs on daily mile. Im working on getting better at commenting on others workouts as well- been slacking for months

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  17. Nice workouts!! I'm lazy after crazy long runs too. All I do is lounge and sleep. Wish I had a cute little cat to hang out with though!! LOVE seasonal candy. Mini eggs are my favourite...but they're not even seasonal anymore. They're available ALL YEAR!!! Dangerous.

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  18. I love the brachs juju hearts that come out around valentines day. They are really hard to find around here for some reason, but the hubby found them at Target a few weeks ago and stocked up for the season. Just what I need, a cabinet full of gummies.

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  19. Yah, you definitely spent some time in Asia. Ginger for belly troubles. That's what my granny used to do. She would also rub ginger dipped in some methol-spicy ointment and rub the belly. Supposed to get rid of gas.
    Now, I just settled for a packet of ginger tea when I have tummy troubles.
    Love sushi~

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  20. I have a training schedule I have to stick to right now. Otherwise I have to email my tri coach and tell him I'm a lazy bag of dicks.

    When I'm not training, the only place I keep track of what I do is on my blog. One of the main reasons I blog, actually.

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  21. eww i do not like those convo hearts. the sweet tart ones are the way to go! :)

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  22. I use daily mile to keep track of my runs mostly! Otherwise I use an app called RunKeeper.

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  23. I do the same thing every Monday on my blog. Iy's totally just for me, however, I always learn from other pepple's workouts too. Sushi would never cut it for me. I'm more of a McDonald's girl after a LR. Terrible, but TRUE.

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  24. Oh seasonal candy always sucks me in! Somehow reese's peanut butter cups always taste better in the shape of christmas trees, pumpkins, and eggs! haha.

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  25. Reese's PB Cups shaped like Christmas trees, hearts, bats, pumpkins, and eggs!!! They're the best because there's finally more peanut butter than chocolate.

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  26. that's how i first got into the habit of working out-- i made a calendar and checked off days when i got exercise. i was really proud of my checkmarks and worked hard to fill up the week. and now, bam, it's a habit.

    and THAT is where i am going to stop writing this comment, because it's nice to write something nice and inspirational for once instead of an embarrassing and overly-personal story about my mom, my underwear, or my breasts on your blog.

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  27. I'm a dailymiler...I need to see the stats and where I am at.
    I just finished the emergency stash of jelly beans I have at my desk.
    Could be a long day...

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  28. I do keep track on daily mile, but it still seems a bit odd to me to be keeping track of weekly mileage. I was reminiscing the other day about the good old days of just running for fun and not being accountable to dozens of daily mile friends - sometimes I miss that! I love seasonal candy, and I love conversation hearts.

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  29. Nice week!

    Cadbury cream eggs... If I could somehow crack them open, pour out the filling, fill up a pool with that creamy white and yellow goodness, I'd willing drown in it's sweet embrace and die a happy, happy woman.

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  30. love the shot of you on the mac! i just bought one and have no idea how to use it.. any tips!? :) i love those reed cookies, delicious!! um, yea, my fav season candy is the cadbury mini eggs.. those chocolate things. ammmazing

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  31. that was me exactly this sunday after my long run....TC sleeves and scattered phone and candies to boot. I love seasonal candies....can't wait for cadbury cream eggs....do you get those???

    or lindor hearts!!!!!!! cinnamon hearts?!? yum!

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  32. I use Daily Mile to keep up with it myself and to hold myself accountable to not only me but social media. Easter candy is the best/worst time because I love Cadbury eggs, the mini eggs, etc. The sweetheart conversational candies at Valentine's are pretty fun though!

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  33. Thanks for the shout out :) I found the trick to surviving long runs today...pain killers and a large glass of iced tea (assuming you rarely drink caffeine, this should be enough to keep you awake for hours!). I drove down to Boston (about an hour away from my house), hung out with friends for a few hours, drove back, and I'm still not tired!

    PS I love the tart conversational hears

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