Wednesday, July 11, 2012

TrainingTruths: Workouts & Eggs

Last week was almost a normal week of training (if you ignore the fact that I'm still not doing my long runs). My weekly mileage total was 16+ miles and I participated in two 5Ks. You can read about the one I PR'd here and go here for the one where I got muddy.


#TrainingTruth: I have a love/hate relationship with hills.

My next big race coming up is the Rock n Roll Providence half marathon. This course is not flat, so I have been trying to work some hilly routes into my training runs. I really don't like hills, especially while I'm running up them, but after finishing a hilly route I always feel awesome.  

#TrainingTruth: I'm addicted to my running stats.

I love logging in to Nike or Daily Mile and seeing my runs posted. It's thrilling to watch the distances get longer and the totals climb higher. Seeing the stats on my watch, or my phone, or the computer gives me immediate feedback and instant gratification for the workout.


#TrainingTruth: My favorite post run protein is cheesy scrambled eggs.

My husband makes the best cheesy eggs. After an early morning long run, I love to settle down into a cup of coffee and some delicious eggs. Sometimes I have them in a tortilla wrap, but usually straight up with a cinnamon raisin bagel on the side. 

New Cheesy Eggs:
  • 1 egg + 2 whites
  • big tbsp light cream cheese
  • sprinkle of parmesan cheese
  • small handful of 2% cheddar cheese
Don't forget to check out other great recipes at WIAW link up at Peas and Crayons.

#TrainingTruths is not just about me. We all like to see what everyone else is doing and use that information to asses ourselves. It's not judgement. It's a way to share and learn and make changes when necessary.

To participate all you have to do is share your #TrainingTruths:
  1. Tag a Twitter post with the hashtag #TrainingTruths
  2. Comment on the Running Escapades Facebook page 
  3. Leave a link to your own blog post in the comments

I look forward to reading your #TrainingTruths!


  1. Again :) I love the trainingtruths and the fact your blog is a JUDGEMENTFREE ZONE!


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  3. This is a fun series! I'm definitely addicted to my running stats too. :)

    1. If you ever want to do a #TrainingTruths post, let me know and I'll link up with you.

  4. I have a hate - hate relationship with hills!

  5. Great idea. My training truth is that I always feel better once I start! Good hash tag idea, hope it catches on. I will use it later today! --Ericka @ The Sweet Life (

    1. Would love that! Would love for you to do your own post too and then link up with me!

  6. I'm a numbers person, so I love going through my running stats, too. It's so addictive. :)

  7. I was just reading how hills would be especially good to do at the end of a long run, which I hadn't really thought of before. Cheesy scrambled eggs with some spinach thrown in is really good, too!

    1. Yummm, going to try that next time. Thanks!

  8. I love this #trainingtruths idea! I am funny with my running stats - obsessed with them, but I don't have to wear my garmin on every run anymore, so I'm finding balance with them. My daughter loves cheesy eggs! I just do hers with a scrambled egg and cream cheese in it, like an omelet - except it has to be perfectly cooked for her to eat it!
    Great post:)

    1. I can't give up my watch yet...It's the miles I want.


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