Saturday, August 31, 2013

200!

Dinner and the Mud Hens game last night turned out to be so fun! Originally, Noah chose Bob Evans for dinner, but my mom suggested Spaghetti Warehouse, which was just a block from the stadium. Noah wanted to try it, so that's where we went for dinner. None of us had ever been there before.

I really wanted to like it, but I wasn't impressed. The food quality wasn't very good at all. I ordered the Wild Mushroom and Chicken Pasta, which is described on their website: "You'll go wild for our creamy sauce featuring a trio of fresh mushrooms, tossed with spaghetti and artichoke hearts, then topped with grilled chicken breast and roasted red bell pepper." It sounded fantastic, and it was 16 PointsPlus, which isn't too bad for a dinner out.


I thought it looked pretty good, but the pasta was really overcooked, and the chicken was very fatty (I ended up giving the chicken to Jerry, but even he wouldn't eat it; and he eats ANY meat). The artichokes were still kind of cold, and tasted like they'd been dumped from a can right onto the dish, so I didn't eat those, either. I really liked the mushrooms, so I ended up eating the mushrooms and pasta, which was very filling.

Anyway, after dinner, we walked around for a little while before heading to the stadium. We got to the stadium about an hour before the game started, so we tried to keep the kids entertained.


The game ended up being a blast! Normally, I am not a sports person in the least sense of the word, but I do like to go to a baseball game now and then. Usually, we go to Tigers games. Well, after going to the Mud Hens game last night, I have no desire to ever go to a Tigers game again! The Mud Hens' stadium is smaller and homier, and they have all kinds of entertainment going on throughout the game. Yesterday was "superheroes" day, so there were tons of people dressed up in costumes. The game was good, and ended up going into extra innings. The Mud Hens finally won in the bottom of the 11th inning. Then we stayed for fireworks after the game, so we didn't leave until 11:00. It was a late night for all of us! Noah said it was his favorite birthday present he's ever gotten, which made my day ;)


When I was losing weight, I remember seeing the scale read 199 one day, and I vowed never to see the number 200 again. Getting below 200 pounds was a huge milestone, and thankfully, I haven't seen the number 200 again in over three years... until today. I'm not talking about my weight, of course, but the number of miles run in one month.

Today, I reached 200 miles run in August!

That's a LOT of miles. It averages out to 6.45 miles per day (or, if you factor in my rest days, it would be 7.69 miles per active day). This is how it breaks down:


My shortest run of the month was 5 miles; my longest was 16. My previous highest mileage month was April 2012, where I hit about 140 miles.

I have to admit, I really like the Hansons' training. I've remained injury-free, which is more than I can say for the last two marathons I trained for (during my first marathon training cycle, I injured my right knee; then injured my left knee while training for my second). I really think my body likes running more frequently, and higher mileage. I'm certainly looking forward to cutting back a bit after the marathon, but so far, I'm glad I've done this training.

Anyway, I was pretty excited to see my August stats when I uploaded my run today:


I burned the equivalent of approximately 302 Oreo cookies... not bad! ;)

Tonight is my wine club meeting, so I get to celebrate with some wine and chit chat with friends--can't wait!

You'll go wild for our creamy sauce featuring a trio of fresh mushrooms tossed with spaghetti and artichoke hearts, then topped with grilled chicken breast and roasted red bell pepper. - See more at: http://www.meatballs.com/menu/d_pasta.html#sthash.ASrEBamY.dpuf
You'll go wild for our creamy sauce featuring a trio of fresh mushrooms tossed with spaghetti and artichoke hearts, then topped with grilled chicken breast and roasted red bell pepper. - See more at: http://www.meatballs.com/menu/d_pasta.html#sthash.ASrEBamY.dpuf

14 comments:

  1. Great job on a 200 mile month! That's a lot of miles staying injury free.

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  2. Good job! If I stick to my training this month I'll reach 73 miles. That is definitely my highest mileage in a month.

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  3. Looks like you guys had a blast! And congrats on 200 miles, that's awesome!

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  4. Wow - 200 miles is great for a month! Good job!!!

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  5. 200 miles is incredible! I got to 123 and feel like I have run alot. 200 is wild. Glad you are keeping healthy.

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  6. Holy crap, that is a ton of miles! The most I'm going to do during my training is about 150. Way to rock it!

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  7. Wow! 200 miles is amazing! I love that you figured out how many calories burned in Oreos - so funny :)

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  8. Truly an amazing accomplishment. In utter awe!!

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  9. An amazing accomplishment! Congrats!! :)

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  10. Excellent! Congratulations on the mile marker accomplishment. Also congratulations on figuring out how to enjoy baseball. I have found entertainment in addition to the game is the key and it sounds like you found it. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. I adore MudHens games. Tiger's are closer, so I still see them more often, but I was so surprised what a great time I had at my first MudHens game, I never thought minor league ball was going to be that lively and the stadium is so much fun!

    And congrats on the 200! I hope I'm there one day!

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  12. Congrats on hitting 200 miles! That's fabulous!

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  13. I am soooo behind in my blog reading but I wanted to congratulate you on your 200 miles for August! What an amazing accomplishment!

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