Welcome New Running Friends, and a Food/Workout Update

First, a bit of housekeeping.  We seem to be experiencing a sudden burst of popularity over here at Run With Holly. [Thanks, Venus Run organizers!]  So, for those of you who have just recently found your way over here: Let me extend a hearty WELCOME!!  Thanks for the click!!

[Venus Run has also set up a separate page to aggregate blog posts about the run.  I’ve never seen this done before, but I love the idea.  Check it out!!]

If you’re impatient, you can jump directly to my Venus Run Race Report.
[Or simply scroll down – it’s just below this post.]

If you’re curious about me, check out the About Holly page.

If you’re curious about why I’m in Singapore, and why I might be able to greet you with “Makan orready or not?”,  it’s all his fault.
[But he’s cute, and I quite like Singapore, so it’s all good. ;-)]

If you’re curious about the coaching that I do, check out the “About Run With Holly” tab at the top.

If you want to read previous posts on something specific, check out the categories on the right.  I’m a little obsessive, so the organization should be pretty good.

If you want to know what workouts I did last week – or what I ate – keep reading.  I’ll try to keep this brief.  Monday and Tuesday are detailed here.

On Wednesday, Holly did Hot Yoga and took a Spin class.  Then, she ate a chicken salad and pastina for dinner.  She did not use that old phone in the background.

On Wednesday, Holly did Hot Yoga and took a Spin class. Then, she ate a chicken salad and creamy pastina for dinner. She spent her meal marveling at that relic of a phone in the background.

On Thursday, Holly started the day with a big bowl of Cheerios, topped with bananas and raisins.  In the evening, she did BodyPump and Hot Yoga. KMN had a dinner meeting, so she scoured the fridge for leftovers for dinner.

On Thursday, Holly started the day with a big bowl of Cheerios, topped with bananas and raisins. In the evening, she did BodyPump and Hot Yoga. KMN had a dinner meeting, so she scoured the fridge for leftovers for dinner. Leftovers were less photogenic than the morning’s cereal.

On Friday, Holly went to an evening spin class, then went on a date with her husband.  She inhaled this lovely plate of rice + fish.

On Friday, Holly went to an evening Spin class, then went on a date with her husband. She inhaled this lovely plate of rice + fish. Well, not the plate. Just the fish + rice.

Sorry, gratuitous husband post.  Love this guy!!

Sorry, gratuitous husband photo. Love this guy!!

On Saturday, we had a gym date.  I swam 1.5K and did Hot Yoga. He BodyPumped.  Then, we went to Ajisen Ramen.  Nothing special, but still a tasty post-workout treat.

On Saturday, Holly and KMN had a gym date. Holly swam 1.5K and did Hot Yoga. KMN BodyPumped. Then, they went to Ajisen Ramen. Nothing special, but still a tasty post-workout treat.

*Note: Holly does not usually post about herself in third-person.  That happened accidentally, and is over now.

And that, folks, was my food-and-workout lead-up to Sunday morning’s race.

There are a lot of cool things coming up on the blog, though – including:

  • STRETCHES, like crazy (back, hip flexors, hips)
  • A Newbie Runner’s Guide To Gear
  • A plantar fasciitis update, and why having PF has been good for me as a coach
  • Some expat thoughts, specifically: The Hardest Thing About Being 8,000 Miles From “Home” (whatever “home” means)
  • A slow-cooker chili recipe
  • My trip to IKEA and the subsequent hilarious taxi ride that I, and my new drying rack, took
  • 7 Days of New: I’ve gotten a little too set in my habits lately. Time to shake things up a little!

So come on back, and read all about it.  If you don’t like browser bookmarks, you have a few other options:

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Then, you can get this bloggy goodness delivered to your electronic doorstep EVERY! DAY!

And with that, I’m outta here.  There’s a homemade chicken salad sandwich in the kitchen with my name on it. *chomp!*

Done anything that’s shaken you out of your comfort zone lately?

New Readers: Anything you’re dying to know about me?
[Aw, what the heck – new or not, ask away!]

14 thoughts on “Welcome New Running Friends, and a Food/Workout Update

  1. Sarrilly

    hahaha Hols, you crack me up with the third person. Or should I say, Hols cracks Sarah up. 🙂

    Can I just say that I am in love with your categories and how amazingly organized you are?! Things like that make my heart race (did I just admit that out loud?)

    Love,
    me

    PS – that relic of a phone? Yeah, that’s the exact same one I am currently using… 😛

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  2. Jean

    The soup in that bottom picture looks SO incredibly good!! The strange food two pictures above that, not so much… (note that I’m talking about a picture with what looks like fish eggs [?] and not the picture of your husband 😉 )

    As for being shaken out of my comfort zone, I like to think I live pretty dangerously. Wait, did I say dangerously? I mean an extremely tame life. I think I’m stocking up on tameness now so I don’t flip out when I go to grad school.

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    1. Holly KN Post author

      What are you saying about graduate students?!?! 😉

      Ramen is delicious. I would eat (good) ramen three times a week, if possible. When you go visiting/check out grad schools, be sure to ask about the local ramen shops. No comment on the lack of sushi love…

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    1. Holly KN Post author

      It’s been quite cool – major kudos to the race organizers for promoting all of us who are talking about it (even when not everything is 100% rosy). The online world can work much faster than individual, person-to-person connections (which are awesome, but much slower to develop), so in terms of getting immersed in the community, this has been terrific.

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    1. Holly KN Post author

      Hahaha. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

      Good question, too. They are boiled in either tea or with soy sauce…and maybe soaked in it after they’re shelled, as well. They have a very distinctive flavor, too!

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