Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Maybe POM will put a WOW in my step…

Something needs to.

Today was an OK day for running.  I was supposed to do 9 miles for my mid-week mid-distance run.  I had a really REALLY hard time getting out the door.  My planned meet-up to run with RED was a no go due to some strange red bumps ALL over LB’s body last night and the fact that he slept in late, again.  So by the time he woke up and I got him off to preschool it was too late to meet up.  I had only two choices: Run alone or don’t run.  I was trying to not run…I was dressed and ready, had been since 6:15 AM.  But finally at 10 AM I walked out the door for what I knew would NOT be 9 miles. 

I decided to just jog and enjoy the run.  I wanted to turn back at the 1 mile mark but then I remembered that I wouldn’t have the opportunity to run my favorite routes for much longer.  So I kept going to 36th street where I turned to run DOWN (not UP) to the waterfront.  Here are a couple of pictures that I got on my run today:

It really doesn’t get much more beautiful than this.

Running down 36th

Running UP 30th

I have to try not to take for granted the ease in which I can run around here as well as the beautiful scenery.  NC is going to be very different and I don’t want to be kicking myself for not taking full advantage of the time I have left  here.

So today I made it 7.5 miles in 1:10/9:21 pace.

On another note, Ryan from POM  Wonderful contacted me and asked if I would interested in trying out some of their 100% pure pomegranate juice.  I had seen it in stores before but never bought any.  So why not give it a try?  Plus he mentioned using it in a smoothie (HERE) . Um… SOLD! Smoothie #2 uses protein powder so it is pretty good for after a run or workout to refuel the muscles.

So as soon as I got these sweet bottles of deliciousness in the mail I headed to the store to get some stuff to make a smoothie.  I thought it turned out great. LB on the other hand…not so impressed. He doesn’t like blueberries (one of the ingredients in the smoothie).  So we decided to go pick some blackberries to use in his smoothie instead.  I think this will go over much better.

I certainly see POM 100% pomegranate juice  making it to my regular shopping list!


  1. looks like a gorgeous run!! Wish that was my route!

  2. Nice pictures, me thinks the running downhill is easier!

    Blueberries are brain food - you're the Mom - make him!

  3. Great photos, you are lucky to have that as a run.

  4. When are you moving?! I am actually looking forward to getting out of WA sometime next year. I love moving around...

  5. Andrea@POM:

    So excited you enjoyed the juice AND made the smoothie! Tons of other great recipes using Juice on the site, plus pomegranate season is just around the corner...

    SO beautiful.
    I want to live there.

  7. BEAUTIFUL photos! I love them. That POM is really good :)

  8. I love to see the running photos!!
    Yay for POM! He contacted me, too and I am waiting for my little bottles. I hope they come soon! :)

  9. I love the pictures, and you're right - TAKE ADVANTAGE! The weather has been not as horrible lately, but still have some of that wonderful humidity. :)
    Can't wait for you to be here, but I'm sad your leaving such an awesome place. Great run by the way!

  10. What a great run.. Nothing beats a nice route!

  11. I'm gonna be sad when you move. :(


You're pretty much awesome!!


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