I am officially on vacation ! New Zealand, here we come !
Friday – 30 min run
Saturday – rest
Sunday – Half Marathon
Monday – rest
Tuesday – 52 min spin class
Wednesday – rest
Thursday – 1 hr run
Raw cocoa smoothie with coconut water, banana, nectarine, goji berries, dates and raw cocoa powder. Mmm…
One of my co-workers brought in a banana rum cake for an office birthday one year. I suffered as I stood watching everyone savor the yummy dessert. I made a mental note to try making a vegan version at some point. My first few attempts were miserable, but I’ve finally found a winner !
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup non-hydrogenated vegan margarine, softened
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
replacer for 2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 ripe bananas, mashed
1/4 cup vegan sour cream
1/4 cup dark rum
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped and toasted
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Sift flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
3. In a large bowl, cream margarine and sugar. Add egg replacer and beat until smooth. Then add mashed bananas, sour cream, vanilla extract and rum. Mix well.
4. Dump the dry ingredients into the banana mixture. Use a wooden spoon to mix until just combined. Fold in the walnuts.
5. Pour mixture into a greased flute pan and bake for 45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
that I signed up again ! I couldn’t help it. It was like half price !
Am I turning into one of THOSE crazy people ??
You are confirmed as a registrant for the 2010 ING Miami Marathon or Half-Marathon!
Have a safe and happy training and we will see you on January 31, 2010!
On my plates (which are OUR plates now) !
Chip Time: 1:55:30
Average Pace: 8:49
Overall Place: 1912 out of 9668
Age Group Place: 104 out of 954
Splits (Garmin Data)
Mile 1: 9:25
Mile 2: 8:54
Mile 3: 8:53
Mile 4: 8:49
Mile 5: 8:40
Mile 6: 8:41
Mile 7: 8:37
Mile 8: 8:41
Mile 9: 8:43
Mile 10: 8:37
Mile 11: 8:36
Mile 12: 8:21
Mile 13: 8:09
Today’s race was rather uneventful, so I will spare you another long, drawn out race report and narrow it down to 13 short (or semi-short) highlights. Although the actual race was fantastic and not as hard as I thought it would be, I am completely wiped. I have never before felt this awful after a race. Every inch of my body hurts. I think it’s partly to do with everything going on right now: moving plus getting ready for a trip while desperately trying to sell all my furniture. I didn’t sleep a wink last night after spending most of the day on my feet or stuck in traffic. All that aside, I had a great time while I was running.
1. MUST. APPLY. BODY GLIDE. UNDER. HRM. STRAP. All I can say about that is “ouch.”
2. Running snobs will eventually make jackasses of themselves. Example: Guy in front of me in line to use the port-o-potties callously informed the girl in front of him that “real runners” do not run half marathons only to find out said girl was running the half.
3. Do not underestimate the importance of pace corrals.
4. Miami Beach is beautiful.
5. Races can be amusing. As I passed two guys walking VERY slowly around mile 6, I heard one say to the other “I think I finally found my groove.”
6. RaceReady short pockets will hold your gels until you decide to sprint down-hill in out-of-control fashion. You have been warned.
7. Running across the Venetian = priceless.
8. Running past the house of psycho-”mother can’t see you now”-guy I dated years ago = triumphant. I have come a long way, baby.
9. Some people will complain regardless of clear skies, perfect weather, beautiful, flat (thus fast) course, etc, etc.
10. Which brought about this epiphany: South Floridians are spoiled.
11. The resounding force of a large group of people making a lot of noise can take your pace from “hey, not bad” to “I’m a rockstar !”
12. I don’t care what anyone says, the finish line is still the best part of any race.
13. But seriously… protect yourself from that HRM strap.
Friday – rest
Saturday – 56 min run
Sunday – rest
Monday – 35 min run
Tuesday – 50 min spin class
Wednesday – 30 min run
Thursday – rest