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The Day in Action:

5.24 hilly, Ruby Sunshine-infested miles through the ‘wood/ 40.25 min.

Since committing myself to training for my first marathon yesterday, the support you readers/friends have given me has been so amazing! I totally need to come through on this one! I thank you all for your encouragement! It means the world to me!

Running a full mary is a big ol’ commitment, obviously, and I’m taking it kinda seriously. I mean, I know I should be eating healthily:

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This blender takes no prisoners.

After work, though, I was too lazy to go get the new box of Honeystingers from the car (on sale now at Road Runner for $4 off a box on top of the VIP discount!), so I grabbed this gem:

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Serious business. Also on sale at Godiva.

And that was after I professed my newfound appreciation for having a healthy snack before a run to my girlfriend in the faculty lounge.

She looked shocked when I told her that.

Maybe she knows me better than I know myself.

Oh well.

My run wasn’t ruined by my snack.

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It was ruined by the Rubinator. Kidding.

Girlfriend needs to do some speedwork if she’s going to join me again. She’s definitely NOT hitting the ideal 180 strides/min.

Actually, her biggest problem is that she likes to balance on the edge of the curb a la Aly Raisman:

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Follow me on a run, and you’ll see a golden retriever doing these same tricks!

I’m pretty pumped and nervous about the whole completing a marathon thing. I am confident that I can put in the training necessary (I’m following a variation of the Intermediate Level 2 from Hal Higdon’s training website), but, still… anything can happen.

My question today is:

See’s or Godiva? Or something more delicious?

For individual chocolates, I’m a See’s girl. But for the holiday season, those gosh dang delicious peppermint truffle bars get me every time.

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