Dear BBQ Sauce, I Love You.

My run yesterday was….tiring.  I have run before in the past (after high school) but I never did any sort of running workout/training.  I would just go out for a while and come back — no hill work, no intervals, no accelerations.

With the new half-marathon training I’m doing I’m back to those running workouts that were such a gigantic part of my life during high school.  And they are tiring!  Plus, I am terrible at pacing (I used to be great at pacing)!

Yesterday I did 4 miles — 1 mile warm up, 2 miles with 2x(1:00, 1:30, 2:00) intervals, then a mile cool down.  It exhausted me.  Here’s why:

In addition to the new shoes I got yesterday I also got this nifty gadget that tells me my pace.

So during my warm up I check out my pace — 7:48 mile pace! What-the-WHAT!?!  No, no.  I do not run at that pace.  Except I guess I do.

Don’t worry it didn’t last long (plus, I’m not quite sure this do-dad is calibrated quite right yet…)

After my first 1 minute interval I was feeling the wrath of my poor pacing.  While I did finish, I massively slowed down my pace throughout the workout, finishing my last interval at the same pace as my warmup.  However during my warmup I felt great — during the last interval I was ready to yak.

But that’s the whole point of the pacing watch thing.  To help me pace myself better!  I WILL get better in the future!

A bit before my run I had half of this delicious Larabar.  It was apple pie flavored.  It had figs, dried apples, walnuts, and cinnamon in it.

I ate the other half of this bar after my run.  Then I started dinner.  We had BBQ portobello/chicken quesadillas.  Mine had portobello, Kellen’s had chicken.  Both were delicious.  I used this recipe from

The recipe says it takes 45 minutes to make — it really only takes about 25 minutes.  Quick and easy and the recipe is made for two servings.  Perfect!

I also made some coleslaw to go with them.  Rather than cabbage coleslaw this was broccoli slaw!

All it took was 1/4 cup of mayo, 1T lemon juice, 1T white vinegar, 1/2 tsp sugar, 1/4 tsp salt. Mix with the broccoli — Done.



It was an awesome dinner and a good end to a Happy Fat Tuesday!


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