That Pain in the Butt and Post Run Breakfast

by Joanne on January 7, 2012

Today was my 13 mile run.  It began at a nice easy pace since I was going to tackle some hills in the planned route.  Just over 5 miles and I turned up Mallory Road.  Mallory is fun to ride down on your bike since it offers quite a nice decline.  Of course that also means, taken in the different direction, it offers quite a challenging incline.  I took the “tough guy” route and decided to run up Mallory.  It wasn’t a run.  I had to walk parts and tried doing some speed plays to make up the slow pace.  Mallory sure doesn’t seem as long when you’re in the car!

As I approached the top of Mallory and turned onto Mohawk, another incline but more gentle, my tail bone started aching.  It was a high pressure deep and intense ache which lasted about a quarter mile.  It brought me to a slow walk and I even tried calling Ted to pick me up.  He wasn’t home so I soldiered on.  The pain faded into a shadow of it’s beginning intensity so I pushed through the remaining miles.  13.1 miles today at a disappointing pace of 9:41. What a pain in the butt!

What WAS that pain?  Here is a site that explains some of the causes:  Beginner Triathlete.   In my case, it was most likely caused by the bike workout Ted and I did on Thursday night for 40 minutes. Even though I was on the trainer, I was working hard and rocking a bit in the saddle.  A bruised coccyx?  Here’s hoping it’s that minor.

JUMP BACK…

For yesterday’s breakfast enjoyment, our eyes were engaged by some wonderful wildlife scenery outside our window. 

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Brave little lady.  She got a little closer then heard Shane barking out “GET OFF MY FRISBEE COURT!”

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Surprise, surprise!  All that barking brought two of momma deer’s little ones out from the woods

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They’re a “Pain in the Butt” in many ways, but it’s still nice to see them visit once in a while.

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NEW DOO!

Just foolin’ around after my shower today, I came up with a new 2012 hair style

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With the Chakra earrings, it looks just spiffy!

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Not fit for work or going out in public but for putting away holiday decorations and cleaning up the kitchen, PERFECTO!

Runners POST Run Breakfast:  The Hungry Gal Egg-Mash

Did she eat it all?  Oh yes she certainly did.

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1. A little olive oil

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2.  Going toast and cheese-less, the players are:

a.  2 cooked slices of tofu

b. 2 TBS chopped onion

c.  4 TBS chopped asparagus

d.  1/4 of a cooked sweet potato, chopped

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3.  That much Eggbeaters and some salsa on the side.

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It’s a MASH!

But don’t forget the most important component of ANY post run breakfast (for some, it’s a pre-run component)

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JAVA!  Cup-O-Joe!  Coffee, by any other name.

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Satisfying and filling.  I missed the cheese (opted for Tofu instead) and I missed the toast (opted for the sweet potato) but felt fulfilled with all things good for me.

Oink! Oink!

What did you have for breakfast today?

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6 Comments

  • At 2012.01.07 14:58, Lori said:

    Those deer are so beautiful! Lucky you to have them come through your yard – as long as they don’t eat anything!

    For breakfast I had cream of wheat topped with almond butter and peach jam.
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    • At 2012.01.07 18:33, Joanne said:

      I have to try cream of wheat. I used to eat hot rice cereal which is probably the same texture.

      • At 2012.01.07 16:06, misszippy1 said:

        Oh yum! That looks SO good. I had a breakfast smoothie that I made in my VitaMix–cannot get enough of that machine!

        Sorry on the butt pain. I’m glad it faded after a while. Hopefully you have seen the tail end of it (such a pun!). ; )

        • At 2012.01.07 18:33, Joanne said:

          LOL! Good one. 🙂

          • At 2012.01.10 10:53, Sandi said:

            Nice mash, especially w/sweet potato..yum!

            • At 2012.01.14 04:15, Sophie said:

              Waw, You see dear with their kiddies around your house, in the snow! How unique is that!

              Cool too! 🙂 Youe tofu & eggs scramble breakfast looks truly appetizing too! 🙂
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