Sunday, October 23, 2011

Long run and Fried Green Tomatoes

I have really been enjoying this awesome fall weather and am dreading the winter.  I am hoping fall hangs on for as long as possible.  So far the 10 day forecast is telling me that fall will continue to be awesome except for maybe a little cooler Tuesday and Wednesday, but the rest of looks great!

My little sister ran a half marathon today in Slovenia and managed to beat her super secret goal of 1:50.  So proud of her! She ran it in 1:49.   I heard the news about 9 miles into my 10 mile run and decided to complete a 13.1 in her honor.  It is the furthest I have ran since the half marathon last month.  Overall it felt really great.  I felt a little weak around mile 11, but by mile 12 felt better again. 

So happy to be still wearing running skirts and tank tops at the end of October!

The main tank top color matches the short on the skirt.  Not that most people will be seeing my shorts when I run, but it was a fun to know feature for me. Now you know too ;D

Found this in the road while I was running.  Do you know what it is?  A pill pusher for cows.
One reason why I am not looking forward to winter is what seems to be the inevitable weight gain.  I feel like I am just now getting back to the weight I like the best after gaining weight last winter. Though it seems like last winter I was dealing with not only less running due to the nasty winter, but also having weaned my daughter in August I was also dealing with not having that calorie drain also.  I am hoping to not gain so much this year.  I gained ten pounds last year despite what I felt were my best efforts.  I don't have a treadmill, so I have to content myself with the elliptical and  I also hate that this time of year starts the big calorie craze.  Everywhere you go people are pushing tempting savory bits of goodies at you.  I am not always very good at resisting.  When I was nursing my kids I could eat anything and do nothing but lose weight.  That was one of my favorite things about breastfeeding. (besides the bonding and how good it was for the kids part of course! )

So for now I am running outside every opportunity I get both for the mental health and the physical.  I want to maintain a good base through the winter.  Not sure how many miles a good base is considered, but I am trying to stay between 20 and 30 miles a week for now.  Any advice here?  My goals next spring and summer are no longer than half marathons.

Love this movie!
Last night my parents took the kids overnight and my husband found ourselves alone in a quiet house.  SO we went on a date!  We ate at the Montana Rib and Chop House.  We tried the fried green tomatoes with lump crab meat, a bleu cheese sauce, and some kind of a balsamic syrup drizzled over it for an appetizer (yes I know that is not good for not gaining weight, but occasionally a girl needs to indulge).  I am in love.  I want more.  Have you ever tried fried green tomatoes?  What did you think if you have?

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  1. What in the world is a pill pusher?!

  2. I love the shot of the pill pusher - hilarious that's what you see on your runs.

    I've never had fried green tomatoes, but I'd be all over them... YUM!!!

    Congrats to your sister!!!

  3. i LOVE fried green tomatoes! the ones you had sound delish!! your tank is too cute, i'm with you the ventilation will be perfect come summer! thanks again for mine!

  4. congrats to your sister on her half!

    I am also NOT a fan of winter and am not looking forward to it in the least...

  5. I love fried green tomatoes, but I too fear winter weight gain, especially holiday weight gain. At work we have this program where we form teams and try to show (as a group) a ZERO net weight gain during the six-week holiday period. I did this last year and it worked because we were doing it for each other as well as ourselves. Hopefully this (and marathon training) will keep my weight in check this year.

  6. Never had fried green tomatoes, but that sound delish! I too am trying to make a plan to combat winter gain. I love and hate the holidays all at the same time.

  7. I am all about fall weather too. I wish it lasted all year!
    It goes so nicely with running.

  8. We've been having some lovely weather in Chitown this weekend too. Today I thought that is was still summer. Oooohhhh I love it, I don't know if I'll be able to let this beautiful weather go.

    Congrats to your sis! Dropped a package in the mail for you yesterday, hope that it still has the fresh out of the oven taste when it gets to you and isn't crumbled into a million pieces.

  9. I have never tried fried green tomatoes. But I love the movie and the book is even better!

  10. So, what's a pill pusher?

    I haven't had fried green tomatoes yet, even though it is quite common here in Arkansas. I do love some fried pickles. Yum!

    Love the outfit's blue. Very pretty!

  11. I've never tried fried green tomatoes but I think I'd love them! I'm dreading winter coming but enjoying fall while it's here! Nice to get in a half in your sister's honor!

  12. I am so glad you didn't find an inseminator to share with us :P

    You are so cute in that outfit... especially jumping :)

  13. I want to know who takes these jumping pictures!?
    I love them

    hello leg muscles!!!

    I love love that movie...but the food not for me....

  14. Love the movie and the food!

    A date night - how fun! And yes, you are are the queen of jumping! Love these jumping pics.

    I may have to be ?? you about the elliptical soon. May have to be using one myself for a few weeks ... will email you this week.

    Off to enter your giveaway.

  15. I've never tried fried green tom. Congrats to your sis! You look so cute in your skirt. And since I'll be marathon training this winter, I'll be trying to keep ON the weight so I don't get too skinny and sickly looking like I sometimes do but otherwise...yes, winter is always a time to put on weight. Glad you had a date night!

  16. Haha, I knew that was pill pusher and it took me a second to remember that it wouldn't be that strange for you to run across one of those!

  17. Your off-season mileage base sounds pretty good. I barely hit 20 in the winters here!

    Love that you got to eat fried green tomatoes. I don't like tomatoes at all, but every time I watch that movie I want to eat some!

  18. Oh man, I'm totally dreading winter too. I hate running on the treadmill all winter.
    Your sister's time was awesome! I ran a half this weekend was so fun :)
    I've never had fried green tomatoes.

  19. First, you look great!

    Second, Last winter I put on a lot of weight and I haven't lots more than like 4 or 5 lbs this whole year so I'm going to do all I can not to gain any more this winter. It does seem so difficult. I do have a treadmill but I'm definitely not nearly as motivated to hop on it and run than I am in the summer to get up and run outside. Blerg. Here's to hoping we stay smart and eat well :)

  20. I love fried green tomatoes! And they are pretty easy to make at home, the hard part is finding the green tomatoes. They are only "in season" for so long.


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