Beer and Running

Monday, June 25, 2012

So I have been MIA this weekend because my boyfriend and friends were in town for the Bite of Bend and the Bend Beer Run.

So, naturally, they wanted to eat out for every meal and drink... a lot.

I figured for breakfast Saturday, I would have something lighter, but they wanted to go to a sports bar for breakfast (not my first choice, and I gave three other cheap options, but they didn't want to listen to the person who lives in the town and knows of places to eat) So I had an omlette (three whole eggs, no egg whites available) with veggies and no cheese. There was no fruit option, just hashbrowns or home fries ( little potato pieces). I only had a few of those and finished the veggie omlette. I had water to drink as everyone else had bloody mary-s.

Then there was a bump in the day when my awesome boss gave me free passes to the liquor tent area where you could sample different liquors like a wine tasting. I tried about 10 half ounces of tastings. Even bacon vodka... interesting flavor, but really good in a bloody mary.

For dinner, I had a glass of hard cider (sooooo tasty) and a dinner salad, but my boyfriend had a 4-cheese mac and cheese so I had a few bites of that.

Then came today (Sunday). I wanted to go on a early morning run, but I was very sleepy and told myself I would run later (which never actually happens :-) ). I had a light breakfast of toast with peanut butter and a fiber one bar.
The main event of the day was the 5K Beer Run, which at every mile, there were stops for beer. Bands were playing along the way, there was bean bag toss games, horseshoes, and cheeky shenanigans ensued. The beer was free flowing and I helped myself to a couple of glasses per stop. But in between the stops, I was running and had a personal PR for a mile in under 9 minutes (before beer, haha). This race was one of the most fun I have been in and a good time with my friends.

So I was a bit buzzed by the time the race was over and we went for lunch. Then it was alllllllll down hill from there. This is why I don't drink a whole lot or often. When I drink, I make bad food choices and today was no different. I had a turkey melt with pesto mayo, bacon and Parmesan sourdough bread, fries and a Pepsi. I felt full and a bit sick when I was done. As the day wears on and the buzz wears off, I didn't like the food decisions I made this weekend. I guess that is one of my biggest challenges is food around company.

So, yet again, I am pressing reset on my diet and exercise (I did manage to go to the gym and do a Bliss class and the elliptical on Saturday). And eat cleaner this week to get the toxins and bad stuff out of my system.

Hope all my challenge team mates had a great weekend and a great start to the week.
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  • LARISSA238
    Sounds like you did the best you could. Don't beat yourself up for it, just get back on track and recover! I know you can do it!
    2431 days ago
    Yup! I love hard DRY cider. It sounds like you made some really good choices. You didn't go off the deep end, you tried to keep moderation in mind. Kudos for having a fund weekend, getting out and socializing and walking and having some fun. You can get back into the routine you can control this week. That to me is what it is about... being able to get back to "business" instead of letting it all go. It is a learning curve too for being aware of possible choices. Protions are just as important as content. Have a good week.
    2433 days ago
    Life happens Liz. I dont know that I would have made any better choices myself. But I say again......Life happens and then you hit "reset", that's the possible reaction!
    2433 days ago
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