Paisley Pace

September 1, 2009

This day has been go, go, go!! All of a sudden I have so much on my plate to finish before dinnertime!

I worked on some assignments this morning straight through to 12:30 when it was time to RUN. I’m so glad I waited instead of going when I first got up because I had quite a bit of energy to burn. I could feel hunger coming on so I had some Peeled dried mango for short-turn running fuel. Dried fruit is always my go-to pre-run snack if I’m not really hungry but feel like I could use some quick energy.

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It was another unbelievably fast run! I pushed myself hard in the end and finished a 10K in 53:51 (I had to run up and down my street to put the 0.2 on the 6.2!)! I think that gives me a good challenge with myself to set a future 10K race time. I blame today’s edge on Brad Paisley, my favorite country singer who kept me pounding with good tunes! And Celine Dion’s "To Love You More" helped pull in the last mile :)

I did the reverse loop of last week and managed to keep all 6 miles under 9 minutes. Who is this person taking control of my body!??! My mile splits were: 8:49, 8:39, 8:55 (all up hill!), 8:45, 8:29 (flat again!), 8:28 (booking it in the end). With the exception of the hills, I was barely even breathing hard. But when I got home, my was I worn out.

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I felt like I could use a little electrolyte replacement and had a few sips of this Clif Quench drink. I didn’t really care for my first taste of these that Clif sent me a while back, but I have totally changed my opinion. They are pretty darn good! I still think a little too concentrated, so I’d probably prefer a powder to mix myself. I don’t normally exercise hard/long enough to need a sports drink, but sometimes after a sweaty hour it seems like a good idea.

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I think it did the trick because I didn’t come down famished after my shower. Just generally hungry.

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And this platter hit the spot!! Looks like a lot of food, but it was probably the same size of a regular old salad.

I decided on lettuce wraps because we have a ton of romaine in the fridge. I mixed together a combo of bell pepper, carrot, mushroom, and zucchini strips tossed in the last of my homemade dressing plus a few beans, leftover Gena’s Pizza Cheese, kalamata olives, and walnuts.

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They were QUITE a mess to eat, but tasted good. Although by the last one I was pretty tired of raw veggie. I could never be a raw foodist!

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Per the nutrition recommendations to add a little starch to a post-exercise recovery, I added a slice of toast to my meal.

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Cinnamon Raisin Walnut with Rhubarb Raspberry Ginger jam

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+ lots of H2O

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And a Chocolate Hazelnut Bite for dessert!

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I’ve got an upcoming project I just found out about that I am super excited to share soon! It involves some new KERF videos!

I have lots more to do that I’d like to finish before dinnertime. Ta-ta!

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1 Courtney September 1, 2009 at 3:24 pm

I ADORE Brad Paisley as well…got the chance to see him in concert a month ago and he put on a great show! I follow him on Twitter as well and he is pretty funny!
Those lettuce wraps look awesome and gave me an idea for lunch this week, I have some cooked up ground turkey I’m going to plop in some romaine with some veggies. Thanks!
Adventures in Tri-ing


2 brandi September 1, 2009 at 3:28 pm

great job on the run! I love having dried fruit before running, too.


3 Daria (Summer of the CSAs) September 1, 2009 at 3:29 pm

I felt like that after my workout today too! It was a toughie but a goodie.


4 Emily, homecookedem September 1, 2009 at 3:34 pm

First of all, Happy KERF anniversary!!

Way to go on the awesome run!! I miss running like I used to… dumb knee problems…

I could never do the raw food thing either! I love way too many other things!!!!!


5 Whitney September 1, 2009 at 3:35 pm

WAY TO GO with that run!


6 Sarah September 1, 2009 at 3:38 pm

Yay, I’m excited about KERF videos! Can’t wait to see what it’s all about. Great run today!


7 K September 1, 2009 at 3:39 pm

I’ve never had any sort of lettuce wraps – I should try them out. Way to go with the run!! Can’t wait to hear what’s up your sleeve!


8 Marisa (Trim The Fat) September 1, 2009 at 3:39 pm

A great run, Kath! Wow, I hope to run a 10K …one day… =)

I love your veggie wraps – so colorful!


9 Kristen @ Simply Savor September 1, 2009 at 3:41 pm

awesome job on the 10K Kath! Can’t wait to hear more about the upcoming project! :)


10 Lizzy September 1, 2009 at 3:44 pm

making lettuce wraps are my fav, no matter the combo you put in them! :)

congrats on the run! :)


11 Megan September 1, 2009 at 3:44 pm

I am tired just thinking about your run! That is awesome! And your veggie wraps look tasty. Mmmm


12 kay (eating machine) September 1, 2009 at 3:45 pm

Good music makes for such a better workout! I had a broken iPod for MONTHS and just got a new one-made my workout today fly by!


13 Megan September 1, 2009 at 3:45 pm

Oh, I meant to ask, where did you get the dried mango?


14 Brie (The Fit Bride) September 1, 2009 at 3:49 pm

Dried cherries are my go-to pre-workout too. The sugar really gets me going!


15 Amelia September 1, 2009 at 3:56 pm

Gosh, I wish I could get out for a run! Every time I even think about leaving, the skies open with a darn pop up thunderstorm! Ugh. I have tried to run the bridge two days in a row and no such luck! The elliptical just does not match the feeling you get after a good run.


16 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope September 1, 2009 at 3:57 pm

That lunch sounds fantastic. Perfect energy for the rest of your busy day! Good luck getting everything accomplished. :)


17 Traci September 1, 2009 at 3:58 pm

Awesome split times Kath!


18 Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats September 1, 2009 at 4:04 pm

DANG Kath – you are the quickness!! Great job on the run – and I’m loving that jam you used on your bread. It’s so bright! 😀


19 Sarah R September 1, 2009 at 4:07 pm

I love that dried mango. Peeled has the best dried fruit around. You are a speed demon lately!


20 Mandy A September 1, 2009 at 4:15 pm

Awesome run!!!!!!!!!

Food as always, looks marvelous :)

My best friend works for Brad Paisley’s management company. Says he’s really nice… but REALLY quiet! :)


21 allison September 1, 2009 at 4:16 pm

Those lettuce wraps look yummy! I love Brad Paisley – have tickets for his show in October and can’t wait!


22 eliza September 1, 2009 at 4:19 pm

i have had that dried mango, so good, love dried tropically fruits, especially papaya…well the sound of that jam, never had rhubarb, but sounds and looks delicious, :)



23 Susan September 1, 2009 at 4:20 pm

That is a seriously looking yummy lunch! Great run too!! I’ve been running much faster lately too. Can’t figure out why, because I haven’t changed anything. But hey, I’ll take it! 😛

Oh, and Happy KerfDay!! 😀


24 Lainie September 1, 2009 at 4:44 pm

You are quite the runner! You are fast – I’m impressed!


25 Jenna September 1, 2009 at 4:47 pm

Dang girl, you have some SERIOUS speed goin’ on. So impressive, nice work :)

You are so creative with all of your meals. I wonder how you come up with these ideas. Have you always been creative with your meals? Help a sister out!


26 Pam September 1, 2009 at 4:54 pm

I’m always wondering how you guys take these shots of yourselves??? Do you set up a tripod?? I need to figure this out because the world obviously needs to see more pictures of myself….. hahah


27 erin September 1, 2009 at 4:57 pm

you are superwoman! i’m trying to hit at least 9 minute per mile. and i’ve still at about 10 minute per mile!


28 Angharad (eating for england) September 1, 2009 at 4:59 pm

Happy KERF anniversary! And congrats on that run! Major speed demon lady!


29 Jenn (www. ) September 1, 2009 at 5:14 pm

I couldn’t be a raw foodie either, I like warm food too much and would get tired of chewing raw fruit and veggies lol. Hmm… probably good for weight loss though! haha I could definitely be a vegetarian though.

That cinnamon raisin bread looks delish!



30 [email protected] September 1, 2009 at 5:18 pm

Wow! Amazing running splits!


31 mikey September 1, 2009 at 6:21 pm

great run! and post meal looks delish :)


32 Sara September 1, 2009 at 6:24 pm

Wow, you put your body through the wringer today (in a good way)!


33 Chloe (Naturally Frugal) September 1, 2009 at 6:33 pm

Love the jam on that toast – so vibrant! Nice job on the run, I love that feeling of accomplishment without setting myself up for it in the beginning.


34 lynn (The Actors Diet) September 1, 2009 at 6:35 pm

yeah i could NEVER be a raw foodie either


35 Erin September 1, 2009 at 6:39 pm

Country music is my favorite during runs — lately I’ve been on a huge Taylor Swift kick!


36 Mara @ What's for Dinner? September 1, 2009 at 7:06 pm

Brad would get me going too 😉


37 Ashley September 1, 2009 at 7:16 pm

I’ve just gotten to where I can run for 3 minutes straight with the Couch to 5k program, and I’m amazed that you can just go out and run 10k! I’m going to use you for inspiration when I feel like quitting tomorrow when I do my week 3 run tomorrow…


38 Katharina September 1, 2009 at 7:37 pm

What a beautiful vegetable display – and the Gena’s pizza cheese is absolutely delicious. I made a sort of pizza once with it and I used polenta rounds as the crust. It was incredible! And that jam sounds soo good 😀

Happy belated KERFday!


39 Runeatrepeat September 1, 2009 at 7:57 pm

Wow – that’s a super good run!


40 Adi ( September 1, 2009 at 8:02 pm

Way to go on the running – very impressive. Can you send some of your running vibes my way?!

And happy anniversary to KERF!


41 Kath September 1, 2009 at 8:06 pm

Megan ,
They are from the Summit, but they are Peeled Snacks.

Mandy A,
So cool!! I’ve *almost* met him twice at the NC state fair before he was a superstar. He almost kicked me in the head and I touched his hand!!

I haven’t always been creative with meals, but I’ve always been creative. Just think about what you have on hand and put ’em together!

Pam ,
Haha – Matt took that one!!



42 chandra September 1, 2009 at 9:20 pm

Um, I remember you leading the group run in Boston, you are speedy. 😉


43 Caroline September 1, 2009 at 10:39 pm

That does it–I must try Gena’s pizza cheese!


44 klm September 2, 2009 at 8:54 pm

yum yum yum yum yum


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