Friday, December 23, 2011

running in the rain, some tips and a weak moment for ME!

We have been celebrating Christmas for a few days now and I've totally slacked here...
To update:  
My back is better, but has not allowed me a LONG run like I would have hoped, being so close to the half!  That's okay though, I am determined to finish and I will FINISH with a smile(hopefully) on my face!  
A few days ago, I ran in the pouring rain!  It started off cloudy, turned to sprinkles and then at mile 2, POURING!!!  Ha, I enjoyed every second of it.  There was something so freeing about running through the rain ON PURPOSE, ya know?  My socks were drenched, my hair was dripping, as I tried to wipe the sweat from my face-I ended up covered in more water...but it was all okay, it felt AWESOME!  Crazy, but true!

For our family gathering last night, I made a delicious dip...
1 container of Greek PLAIN Yogurt
1/2 packet ranch
1/2 cup turkey bacon pieces
1/2 package 2% shredded cheese-or cheese of your choice!  
Mix and serve with veggies and whole wheat crackers!  So yummy!!  ...and sneaky too!

Merry Christmas to all of you!
I hope you are finding ways to stay healthy during the holiday season!  
Stay active. 
 Never arrive at a party on an empty stomach, you'll eat much more than planned and feel the guilt afterward.  Grab a quick snack on your way-handful of almonds, fruit...anything! 
 Last night, my husband and I were starving by the time we came back home and instead of serving the meal, we decided to binge on all of the yummy appetizers..
."BIG MISTAKE, HUGE"(name that movie!!)  We felt awful afterward, bloated and totally not hungry for the, where did we go wrong?  Ugh, allowing ourselves to get to the point of STARVING!  Ha!  And having NO self control!  A very weak moment for us!
This year, suggest a family walk AFTER the meal!  It'll help keep the focus away from FOOD and more on the simple part of just being together and enjoying time with family!  
Plus, you'll encourage healthy living for the people that you love! 


Jessica Washburn said...

Great tips Marissa! I've been slacking on my eating this week too, thank goodness for running, but I have to wonder how much faster I'd be without a sick stomach all the time. ;) Ya know? Heading out on a 5 mile run w/ a belly full of carmel and chocolate isn't ideal. I love Christmastime, but it sure makes it hard when you're trying to eat clean for an upcoming race. Merry Christmas.

Megan said...

I have been having way too many of those weak moments! I would love to try that dip out! THe problem with me is that I'll take a healthy dish and eat so much that it's not healthy anymore.

Vanessa @ Gourmet Runner said...

Yay - first person to know the quite! Of course it's Pretty Woman. Love that movie! The dip sounds fantastic!

misszippy said...

It would be so easy to go crazy on apps on an empty stomach! Can't blame you.

Love running in the rain. Once you're wet, it's just a blast to hit all the puddles.

Merry Christmas!

Katie @ Will Race for Carbs said...

Merry Christmas!!! I am really enjoying your home state right now! Much better running here than in June! The poor suckers back home have a foot and a half of snow so I am loving Texas right now!

I am afraid I am having many a weak moment here and I am going to need to stay strong this afternoon when we bake for Santa!

I can't believe your half is so close! Very excited for you! Don't worry about missing a run. Just make sure you get up to 10 miles before the race and you will be good to go!

kimert said...

I hope one day I can say I enjoy running in the rain! Great tips you shared, always! Thanks for the awesome support.. i knownI don't say that enough. Merry Christmas!!!

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