March 24, 2012

Carb loading

With the exception of refueling at the Whole Foods bakery after a long run, my favorite part about running is carb loading the night before a race. It's true, I really do run to eat.

Today I had a pretty low-key morning, which was nice. Jerry was off work, so I spent some time with him just catching up on a few of our shows. We took the kids to the mall. I went to Vitamin World so I could get some more protein powder. Amazon apparently doesn't carry my favorite flavor anymore.

I had plans with Renee and Jessica to go pick up our race packets for tomorrow. I drove to Jessica's, and then she drove us to Renee's. Then we all went to the high school to pick up our packets. It was good to spend some time with Renee, even if it was just in the car. I feel like I never see her anymore, and I miss her!

She had plans for dinner already, so just Jessica and I went out to eat. We decided to carb load at an Italian restaurant. I ordered gnocci with meat sauce and cheese. It came with salad and bread. I ate almost all of it, and totally regreted it when I was done. I felt too full. Oh, and Jessica and I split a tirimisu for dessert.

We were laughing during dinner because we said that if we knew each other when we were fat, we would definitely be best bingeing buddies. A lot of people have told me that they had a friend (or friends) that they would binge eat with--going out to dinner, just having friends over for food and drinks, etc. I've never had a friend like that--I was always "the fat one" and I tried to hide it and eat how my friends did.

But Jessica and I are seriously kindred spirits when it comes to food! ;)  It's a good thing we're both maintaining a large weight loss, because we keep each other in check when we need to. But we do enjoy refueling together!

After dinner, we went right to our wine club meeting. I was too full to enjoy any of the food Melissa prepared, unfortunately. And I only had a few sips of wine, just enough to taste it. Melissa was celebrating her recent divorce, so she had a "survivor" theme. I didn't want to stay late because of the half-marathon tomorrow, so Jessica and I left at 8:30. We have to meet tomorrow at 5:45 in the morning for the race!

Here is our group Winers photo:
The whole group for this month's meeting

Jessica, me, and Renee
Jessica said we look like we've been spending too much time together--we did not dress alike on purpose!

Okay, I really have to get to bed for the race tomorrow.


  1. Do you and Jessica ever get asked if you are sisters? You have a very similar look & I am not talking outfits!

    My hubby is my eating friend. We can chow down with the best of them. But have stopped EXCEPT for a once a month date night. Even then it's just not as fun to eat.

    Can you tell me where you found for 1/2 cup plastic containers? Or at least the brand-I can't find any!

    1. I know Glad makes 4 oz. containers. Last time I bought them there was 6 or 8 in the package for less than $4, I think. They'd be with the sandwich bags and such.

  2. Good luck in the race! And Congratulations to Melissa on making it to her divorce~!

  3. I can't wait to hear about your race!!! I'm sure you're going to do great! : )

  4. Good luck tomorrow! Sending good thoughts your way!

  5. Wow! You look incredible! You have really inspired me to get more involved in structured running. I run on occasion but have always been reluctant to really commit to something as tough as a half marathon or marathon. Good luck with the race!

  6. Good luck this morning! Will we get a report today?!?

  7. Just found your blog!! Congratulations for all your success!! What an inspiration you are. Good luck with your race.


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