Spirit of the Marathon, Random Eats and Boston Strong


Good morning.

Happy Tuesday.

Before I start rambling, I better announce the giveaway winner.

The Lotus Yoga Gear Giveaway winner is….

#28 Kaila @healthyhappyblog

Congrats Kaila! Email me your mailing information and I’ll send it along.


Let’s see, workouts first.

Taught a few classes yesterday (spin, HIIT and step) which left me pretty exhausted by the end of the night. My last class was step.

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Yep, people still do it and yep, I plan my combos in the car on the drive to the gym and then have about 2 minutes to test them out before class and make sure they’re going to work. I’m that instructor. Sometimes it all goes well, sometimes it doesn’t. Ha.


This morning I got on the treadmill early. I had a pretty awesome movie picked out to watch.

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I can’t believe I’d never seen Spirit of the Marathon before. Talk about inspiration. Definitely had goose bumps and tears more than once. And look who it is, my friend Deena Kastor was on it. I didn’t even know. She was injured here and running on this pool treadmill thing with running shoes and everything. Never seen something like that before.

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And now I’m adding the Chicago Marathon to my bucket list.

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The movie talks about the magnificence of the marathon. How once you finish a marathon and overcome the obstacles of the race and the training you’ve endured, you’re a better person and can tackle anything.

Seriously, just freaking awesome.

I fit in 12 easy pace miles while watching.

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Legs were super tight today. Run was super sweaty today.

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Some treadmill cleaning and foam rolling were in order immediately afterwards.

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Some eating as of late.

Yesterday for lunch I made a random mix of chilled roasted spaghetti squash with PB2, sriricha, Chinese spice seasoning, crushed red pepper and coconut aminos with salmon. I didn’t measure anything, but threw them all together and it turned out pretty darn awesome.


I had it with this brown rice California Roll from Trader Joe’s.

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First time ever having sushi from Trader Joe’s, but it was pretty good.



Got home late. Was picking basil outside and noticed the awesome moon.

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I guess yesterday it was a Blood Moon. I didn’t catch it, but did anyone see it?

I had just enough energy last night to stuff my face with a turkey burger meatza pizza,  a couple zucchini pizzas, roasted asparagus and a salad.


Followed up that bad boy with a roasted plantain, some NuttZo and a couple scoops of Sea Salt Caramel Arctic Zero.


I’m liking Arctic Zero more and more. Not sure if that’s a good or bad thing. Ha.


This morning I just had a two course breakfast.

A typical egg white scramble with chicken apple sausage and spinach.

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Then a SunButter and cinnamon sandwich my favorite bread and a Flatout wrap with coconut butter and cinnamon and some strawberries.

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Guess I was hungry.


Today is the one year anniversary of the bombings at the Boston Marathon last year. There’s a lot going on in the social media world for #bostonstrong.

So crazy to think about what happened a year ago. My heart goes out to all those who’s lives were changed forever and who lost loved ones.

Yet, how awesome is it to see everyone coming together to show support and love.

We sure are one heck of a strong bunch.

You probably already know, but there’s a moment of silence planned for 2:49 pm EST today. Thought I should pass that along.


Okay, I’m off. Have a wonderful day.

I’m going to finally look through my welcome packet for Boston (I can’t believe I just opened it right now)


and the boys have big plans to hang with our cousins that are visiting all afternoon.

Should be a blast.


What’s your favorite running inspired movie?

Are you or anyone in your community doing anything for #BostonStrong today?

Where were you last year when it happened?

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  1. 1
    Randi says:

    not related to Boston but your eats! I love love that combo of PB2 and siricha – I do something similar on miracle noodles..I’ll have to try it on the spag squash for sure!
    I made your famous STUFT fro-yo for my fiance and he asked why I kept such an amazing creation from him for so long! then the next weekend I introduced him to Artic Zero…he definitely, as do I, prefer your creation best :)

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    Laura P says:

    I loved that movie! I want to see the 2nd one too, but I’m waiting for it to come on netflix.

    Last year I was running on my treadmill and I always gets news alerts on my phone from like abc and cnn. I got a couple alerts and then later I turned on the tv it was all over the news. I cried for the poor people affected. I ran again today. Can’t keep us runners down!

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    Kim says:

    I just got Unbreakable which is the story of the 2010 Western States 100 – 4 men who were undefeated in the 100 all ran it that year. I haven’t watched it yet – saving it for the week before my 50.

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    I just watched Spirit of the Marathon during my long run on Sunday! It was so good, and I definitely teared up a couple of times. It made me want to run out and sign up for a marathon (and I haven’t done a full yet), but instead I just ran my ten miles totally inspired.

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    Thought about Boston so much today.
    It is such a sad horrible event and I prayed for all those involved, but I also can’t help think about how the running community reacted and banded together.

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    Linda says:

    Have you tried Halo????? It’s amazing!! And 7 grams of protein a serving! I’m addicted to the vanilla..and then I add some nut butter! http://www.halotop.com

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    Kathy says:

    I tried Arctic Zero once….I think it was the chocolate flavor since I usually love all things chocolate…but, Nooooo I didn’t like it. Not even as a desperate sweet tooth snack attack….I actually tried to get my kiddos to eat it/like it and they too said Nooooo…..thus, we threw it away.


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    Spirit of the Marathon rocks and so does running the Chicago Marathon.. .I’ve done it twice and plan to do it again!! It’s a great race just unpredictable in terms of weather in 2006 it snowed at the start in 2010 it was so flipping hot they were handing out sponges at water stops!!

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    I’m only a 1 marathan per year gal, but I watch Spirit of the Marathon prior to the marathon! it always gets me inspired!
    Chicago is a really well planned race. There’s not 1 quiet spot. IT amazes me that each year there are moe & more spectators & they keep you going! They are so darn motivating, it’s amazing! Would be awesome to have you here!
    Do it!

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