Long Runs, Baseball & My First Kona Kase

This coming Saturday will be my first group long run for marathon training and this month the mileage will vary from 8-11 miles. I wanted to go out with a bang on the last long run I'd do alone so I busted out 12 miles on Saturday - in the pouring rain.2013-07-20 09.31.34

I carry a Ziploc baggy in the pocket of my handheld water bottle to cover my phone with when it rains but apparently that wasn't good enough this weekend and the speaker on my iPhone no longer works. Oh well! I think the only time I really use it is when I'm doing my plank and need krunk music to keep me going. I felt pretty good post-run but I did eat a ridiculous amount of food that day and woke up with slightly sore legs on Sunday. My biggest challenge for the next few weeks will be getting used to running 5x a week as opposed to the 3x I've been doing for months now. I gotta say waking up yesterday knowing that I didn't have to run felt really, really good.

The endorphin's from Saturday's run put me in a pretty good mood the rest of the day. Silly photos ensued. 2013-07-20 13.18.56-1

After I went into a quick coma on the couch I showered and headed downtown to try a food cart/truck I've been wanting to check out for a while. A few months ago Pensacola opened up this Al Fresco dining area downtown and one of the spots, the Greenhouse, features smoothies, juices and salads.

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I was a bit bummed they didn't post the menu online. Others have requested it on facebook but they said it changes so often that they were still working on a permanent one. I snapped a quick photo of the menu they had out when I stopped by. I asked the guy working what was popular and went with the fruit & nut salad and lavender lemonade.

2013-07-20 13.35.08The salad came out with blue cheese on it which wasn't listed on the menu and I'm not a huge fan of but I ate it anyways because I was starving after my run. It actually went really well with the fruit and nuts! The lemonade was perfect - not to sweet and just a tiny hint of lavender. 2013-07-20 13.43.59When I got back to the house I saw my first Kona Kase had been delivered {I was provided a case free to review.} For $15 a month they deliver 8 healthy snacks for you to try. 2013-07-20 14.52.52I loved it as soon as I opened it!2013-07-20 14.53.05I was pleasantly surprised to see that 7 out of the 8 things they sent I'd actually eat. There was some perky jerky in there that I won't be eating but everything else was healthy, low-sugar foods made from real ingredients. Those two caveman cookies were gone in about 5 minutes - freaking delicious! I split the Pro Bar energy chews with my Dad and he already tried them and said they were tasty. I'm looking forward to adding the enjoy life nut and seed mix to my next salad! 2013-07-20 14.54.41

That evening Dad and I went to a Blue Wahoo's game. We had a group of drunks sitting next to us which were obnoxious and entertaining. I love going to the Saturday games because they put on the best fireworks show every weekend!

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Sunday I spent a few hours working and doing my food prep. This weeks menu is pretty freaking phenomenal:

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Lunch: Homemade Baked Egg Rolls with Healthy Fried Rice (loosely based on this recipe)

Dinner: Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Portobellos with Vegetable Medley

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What did you do to prep for this week?