Let’s Play Matchmaker

August 27th, 2011 | Posted by Alison Spath in Fitness - (1 Comments)

When it comes to what to eat after workout or run, I don’t think much beyond “eat real food” unless that workout has been particularly long and hard.  (I am purposefully ignoring the obvious joke here.  This post just started!)

The neighborhood running group I occasionally run with sent an email yesterday saying they were going 10 miles Saturday morning. I haven’t run much more then 4 or 5 miles at a shot all summer – but I decided to join them for 10 today, and my reasons for doing so were three fold:

A Fast 7

November 7th, 2009 | Posted by Alison Spath in Fitness - (9 Comments)

Yesterday during a grocery store excursion I was very excited to see young coconuts in produce! I haven’t seen them in ages and when I spotted three of them all in a row, I very happily played Eeny Meeny Miny Moe Get in the Cart and Let’s Go.


Sweet Young Coconut

With my sweet little young coconut in hand, I got to thinking that coconut water is really good after a hard work out. What a great reason to get out there and bust my ass first thing this morning, wouldn’t you agree?

Thrive Inspired

September 3rd, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Good Reads | Motivation - (16 Comments)

I was able to make some progress with Thrive while the girls played in the water and the sand yesterday afternoon. I was excited to put a lot of his principals into practice today with a long run planned for this morning.

My friend Shawn has decided to run the half marathon (13.1 miles) with me next weekend and we made plans to run long together this morning. I set the alarm for 5:15 so I would be ready to go when he arrived at 6.

Run Like You Stole Something

August 27th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Breakfast - (25 Comments)

Speed work was on the agenda for this morning. I was hungry but didn’t want to eat very much because the likelihood of puking on a run increases exponentially during a speed work session.

Newman's Own Organics Raisins

A small handful of raisins ought to be safe enough. It’s kind of hard see but my little pile of raisins were in my hand underneath the Newman’s Own Organics carton there. It’s almost as if the perfect portion just dropped right out of the bottom like magic. That would be really “handy”, wouldn’t it?

So Damn Hot

August 16th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Fitness - (16 Comments)

As part of my very loose half marathon training plan (i.e., getting in one long run a week between 7 – 10 miles) I had a long run on tap for today.

My running buddy Shawn said he was up for going long today so he came out to run with me. Waiting for him to arrive, I enjoyed a plum snowman.

Plum Snowman

Watch them disappear.

two plums one plum no plums

Like magic! I think there was about a 15 second lapse between each of those photos. I’m a plum eating machine!

Stay At Home Thursday

August 13th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Dinner Time - (19 Comments)

This morning I was ready to whip out my young coconut meat. Although that might be misconstrued as something inappropriate for those under 18, really it’s just me getting the scraped out guts of my young coconut from yesterday out of the refrigerator. Sorry to burst your dirty mind bubble.

Let's make mama a smoothie

I first learned about the wonder of young coconuts from The Raw Food Detox Diet.

Tools of the Trade

August 12th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Breakfast - (16 Comments)

File this one under:

What the Hell Am I Up to Today.

What the Helll

Why I’m trying to get this young coconut open, you see.

sweet young coconut

This is my second young coconut. Getting these things open is no small task. Considering the ones in my bra aren’t so young anymore I was inspired to try, try again. And a special thanks to Linda for additional inspiration and her fabulous idea to use a mallet instead of trying to cut this thing open with an axe and keeping my hand behind my back to ensure “I don’t lose it”, as Natalia Rose would say.

Longy Long Run

July 18th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Fitness - (7 Comments)

15 miles? Done! Phew.


Shawn, one of Zak’s college buddies up front in the red there, is my running partner. He’s training for a triathlon and we’re debating on doing the Rochester Marathon together, but his tri is a week after the marathon and he’s trying to convince me to do the Corning Wineglass Marathon with that’s a few weeks later but is about an hour and a half away from home. I can’t decide!

Our first leg was just shy of 9 miles and we came back to refuel and rehydrate.