Making The Switch

I had every intention of unplugging myself from the virtual world for the entire weekend but I wanted to pop in and say hello.

Hello!

Ok, really, I had a few things to say that just couldn’t wait.

First, my long run yesterday morning was simply fabulous.

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No, I did not chick that guy on my path again; it appears he sleeps in on weekends and, pardon me for being blunt, he is just not a dedicated early morning Saturday runner like moi.

Normally on Saturday mornings I allow my pace to fall where it may and simply try to enjoy the long run.

Lately though I have been wanting to kick it up a notch and see if I can maintain a quicker pace for the duration of the 10-13 miles.

You see, something has been bothering me a bit about my pace – while I feel I have gotten much faster on a day-to-day basis, my splits have not been clocking in under 8:00 min/miles.

During races they sure do. And, on the dreaded treadmill they do. Outside on a day-to-day basis? No.

And that friends, needs to change.

No better time for change than yesterday. My pace yesterday morning simulated that of my best half marathon – my splits came in between 7:30 – 8:00/min miles throughout the run.

The best part? My legs felt great the entire time, I stopped for water one time and wasn’t even all that thirsty.

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Maybe this watermelon had something to do with it?

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I cut up a giant watermelon Friday afternoon. It filled two big containers.

I had none left by yesterday around noon. It is addicting I tell you.

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Kodiak Cakes waffles are becoming a routine occurrence Saturday mornings aren’t they?

I am getting all fancy with them too now that I think who I am when it comes to waffle making.

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Chocolate chip waffles topped with whipped cream, strawberries sprinkled with extra chocolate chips on top.

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As a kid, perfect Saturday mornings were totally defined by the cartoons (plus Pee Wee’s Playhouse) and a big bowl of Cocoa Pebbles.

As an adult, coming back from an early morning run and being lazy all morning with waffles = happiness.

****IMPORTANT****

Over the next few weeks, many wonderful changes will be happening at The Cookie ChRUNicles.

In addition to a new layout and custom logo coming soon, starting tomorrow I will be making the switch to self-hosting my blog with wordpress.org versus operating under wordpress.com.

While the computer savvy people at WordPress handle the transfer for me scheduled to begin early tomorrow morning, I will be unable to post  but you should still have access to the site during the process.

I would love to explain the logistics behind making this switch, but computer talk is a foreign language to me.

Click here though for a coherent explanation.

The web address remains the same and I will be back before you know it!

Admit it, you will miss me tomorrow.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Author: The Cookie ChRUNicles

Hi! I'm Meredith. Join me while I run and cook my way through single motherhood. It is always an adventure trying to teach my 12 year old son the benefits of an active lifestyle combined with healthy eating while of course, still leaving room for dessert.

7 thoughts on “Making The Switch”

  1. I am so addicted to watermelon! I have also been using it as my pre and post run hydration 🙂 Your splits are wicked fast – nice job!

  2. I love pancakes; they’re so comforting and versatile so you can always make them to fit your mood. I make protein pancakes and some times I add coconut, or do a peanut butter and strawberries. They are tasty and satisfying.

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