Friday, February 10, 2012

Half Marathon #4, just became #5

Soo, what did you do yesterday? Me you ask, well I registered for:


I debated it for a a while now and I figured I might as well get it taken care of before the price goes up more. I am already nervous about adding another half in before the Seattle RnR, but might as well go for it. Now project find a hotel to stay at is in order. Any suggestion from the OR ladies on a good place to stay?

After work I picked up the kiddo and the husband and took them to a fancy dinner out at Red Robin. :) I really wanted to get the the fried zucchini because they are super yummy, but I passed. Instead I ordered the Ensenada Chicken Platter with on Chicken breast and instead of the Ancho Marinade I asked them to use the Blackened Seasoning instead. One thing I love about Red Robin, is it really is easy to eat decent there as long as you have the self control to skip the french fries (I admit I ate a few). I used the Salsa and the Spicy Ranch they provided as salad dressing. Had I skipped the ranch I would have lowered the calories to under 300 calories. I did my best to use it sparingly and dipped my fork into it versus dumping the entire 2oz container all over my food. Eating it this way I used less then half the ranch dressing.   Did you know that Red Robin  has a tool on their website that lets you customize your order with  a super handy tool at there website. This a lifesaver for me as I can quickly check out the calories and carb count on something I might want to order. Of course with all things made in a restaurant I usually add about 100 calories on to the total number, or make sure I leave food on my plate to make up for the user error when portioning things out.

The plan last night was 5 mile run I was all dressed to run when I was putting the little one to bed. We ended up having a pretty rumbustious wrestling session before bed. I was mostly laughing as she was attempting to tackle my legs. If she could tackle my legs to the ground she would say "Gotcha now sister", I have no clue where she got that phrase from. After our 20 minute WWF style wrestling match I decided to make Thursday a rest day and run the miles on Friday. Now I just have to figure out the best time to fit the miles in. What's your Friday look like? Don't forget to blog hop today and have a wonderful weekend.

13 comments:

  1. I loooooooooooove Red Robin. But health is never an option there. I would walk across hot coals for their battered and fried jalapeno coins. I eat a basket of those on my own, growling at anyone at my table who dares try to eat one.

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  2. Yea! Someone else to finish faster than me in Portland! Whoo hoo!

    I'm just hoping that the aid car doesn't finish faster than me. ; )

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    1. Oh I am a back of the packer. I am slow. Maybe we will meet on the course. :)

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  3. Yum, zucchini sticks. All I can think of is all the bad things I'm going to eat after my HM this weekend! As for RnR, I think if you do one more in the RnR series this year you get an additional medal...the triple crown or something like that? A trip down to Vegas in Dec perhaps? I've always wanted to do that one... (And PS - I'm a back of the packer too!!)

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  4. I have never been to Red Robin. I like how your order gives you the nutrition info!

    The RnR Half sounds like fun! Good luck!

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  5. We must get together while in Portland! I am so happy you signed up. I have been signed up since the first day registration opened last year and I am SO excited for the race! PLUS now that you are signed up for both Portland and Seattle you will get an extra medal after finishing the Seattle RnR too. They posted about that a while ago.

    As for a place to stay DH (who is also running it. It will be his first) are staying at the Econo Lodge on 4th St. It's about a mile and half from the start and about half a mile from the finish line. So we're going to use the walk there as our warm up before the race and just walk to the start line early in the morning. The race doesn't start until 8am so we figured if we left by 7am we will have plenty of time to get there since it's almost a straight shot. And I am sure we won't be in an early corral anyway.

    Hope to see you at both Portland and Seattle!

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    1. Awesome, we will check out that hotel. :) It will be great to meet you.

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  6. Congrats on signing up for another half -that's very cool! I support your action - just do it and have fun - collect the bling!

    Sounds like your impromptu WWF session was a fun family fitness time :)

    have a great weekend1

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  7. I love restaurants that give good nutritional info. Chipotle has a good customizable one too.

    Fun for a new race! Good luck, you'll do great.

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  8. Congrats on another half... looks like a fun one! Awww, so sweet about wrestling with your daughter. I love night time, mine gets really cuddly and sweet when she's sleepy. :)

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  9. I love Red Robin too :) Hope your weekend was great!

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  10. Congrats on another half! It will be fun, I'm sure. I did not need to know that RR was doing the zucchini sticks again, I love them soooo my much!

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  11. Yay! I'm doing that race too, it will I think be the longest in advance I have EVER signed up for a race, since they did some crazy one day special back May 1 or so (MORE than a whole YEAR in advance of the race). So it better be freaking amazing!

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