Thursday, November 6, 2008

Newly Found Post-Running Awesome Snack

My friends are in Chile now for 4 1/2 months and they left behind their big dog, Kaiser. Unless I visit him during this time, I've been told that this poor dog will not get walked at all. Of course feeling guilty, I took him on a run this afternoon at the canal.

He had tons of energy and so he pulled me super fast in the beginning. I didn't like it but I was keeping up. Literally after 10 minutes, the dang dog got tired and started walking! How annoying! Don't dogs know how to pace themselves? So since I didn't want him to die on me, we walked some so he could catch his breath. For the next 10 minutes we walked some, ran some, etc.

It's too bad that dog's out of shape because it was perfect weather and started to sprinkle, too. I wanted to at least get in 30 minutes of running but it didn't happen.

So anyway- to relate to the title of this post- I came home and I was bored. As usual, I stand at the freezer and fridge and expect some great, magical food that I haven't noticed the past 2 weeks to jump out at me. Nothing looked good but since I was bored, I felt like I had to eat something. I grabbed the bag of frozen blueberries and my life has been different ever since.

YUMMMMMY- that's my awesome new snack. Eating the blueberries frozen somehow hit the spot after a run. I've always loved blueberries but how come I never ate them frozen after a workout? They're refreshing, half-way hydrating, healthy, and delicious. Put them in a little bowl and eat them.

I just finished off the bag and since I'm still bored, I'm going to go make chocolate chip cookies.


la mama said...

That's one of my boredom busters...chocolate chip cookies!


Josh said...

that sounds like a perfect aid station food for a hot day! Although keeping them frozen might be a challenge :)

Josh said...

I think Mike is planning to have the challenge again next year, so you can join us then!

You're doing Tecumseh, right? Maybe I'll see you there! Although, at 600 people, that's a BIG trail race!

Clara said...

Yeah, maybe I'll see you at Tecumseh. Have you run it before? I hope this race is as fun as I remember it last year- hopefully I didn't think it was great just because it was my first trail run.........

Josh said...

I've run it the past two years. It's a great race! It's pretty much the same as a trail 50k, but we get to stop 5 miles sooner, it doesn't get any better than that! It's a nice course. I'm sure you'll like it just as much the second time around.