Friday, July 17, 2009

Tipsy legs, double runs, and POM Wonderful.

OK, let me get right down to business: I ran twice again yesterday. Woo hoo! As promised, I'm making this a habit and, so far, it's working for me. I've been picking one day a week when I have the freedom to run during Conal's nap and again when Owen gets home from work. None of the runs on my double days have been terribly long (they've ranged from 2.5 to 5 miles), but they have felt right, which is important, and they are proving to be a good way for me to increase my weekly mileage.

Yesterday, I ran 4.1 miles on the treadmill in the afternoon and then went for a quick, post-hail storm 2.5 miles outside in the evening. I wouldn't have had time for a straight 6.5 miles so splitting it up into two runs worked.

The best part is that I was back to tipsy legs for both runs! I know! Super good luck, huh? Yeah. Super good. (Don't remember my tipsy legs? I wrote about them here. They rock!)

Actually, let me take that back. The best part wasn't the tipsy legs. The best part really was that although I woke with a terrible headache yesterday, which didn't seem to want to go away no matter what I did, my first run was able to chase it away. Thanks, run!

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Now it's time for my Friday review. Today, I've got POM Wonderful for you. The nice (wonderful?) POM peeps sent me a box of their original pomegranate juice to try out. My experience with pomegranate juice has been somewhat limited. I've mostly had it mixed with other things -- like the pomegranate-champagne cocktails that my friend Jen made around the holidays -- and I really like the pomegranate-ginger flavor of Solixir. But, straight pomegranate juice? Hadn't had much of it.

Until I sampled POM Wonderful.

This stuff is, in a word, yum! I liked it a lot. My husband, on the other hand, found it to be way too tart. Me? I'm all about tart. I love cranberries and cranberry juice so pomegranate juice is right up my alley. And, it makes for a refreshing post-run beverage.

Conal sampled it, too, and asked for more. I've been watering down his serving, though, because there are a few too many calories in the juice for a toddler (there are 160 calories in an 8 ounce serving). Although there are quite a few calories in each serving, there are no added sugars, no preservatives and no colors. And pomegranates are chock-full of antioxidants. You can learn more about POM Wonderful at their web site here.

Check it out -- it really is a tasty drink!

OK, folks. I hope everyone has a good Friday and a great weekend!

~ Felice

19 comments:

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

great job on the back-to-back runs

RunToFinish said...

I like double run days, I feel so powerful and productive

Velma said...

Love the POM!! Great work on the back to back runs - it is really going to help :)

B.o.B. said...

Splitting the run is a great idea for those who can't fit it all in at one time. I don't know if I could do it though.

I have a POM review today too! LOL!

Quix said...

Tipsy legs, I love it! And I don't double run often, but I do enjoy it! I'm not a fan of drinking my calories, but I have heard good things about POM, and I bet I'd like it! Have a great weekend.

HEATHER said...

I LOVE the POM white peach tea! it's sooooo good!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Nice work on the RUN!! I just got a case of POM that I will be reviewing next week, they are making the rounds.

Have a good weekend..

ShutUpandRun said...

Double runs - good for you. I've heard about those. Haven't done 'em yet though.

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Nicely done! That reminds me, i gotta post my POM review too! :D Have a great weekend!

N.D. said...

Glad the 2 a days are going well! That's great!

Marlene said...

Yay for tipsy-legs-double-runs!

I agree, doubles are the perfect solution to squeeze in some extra mileage when you don't have one long stretch to run.

Stuart said...

Great job on the double, that effort soon adds up!

sarah said...

i water it down for myself, too :) i like it mixed with sparkling water.

i don't think i could ever do doubles. impressive!

J said...

Ahhh tipsy legs! lol Glad the run went well. have a good weekend!!

Diana said...

I used to love it, but now it's a little tart for me. It's great in smoothies and stuff though...and just a little water makes it last longer and takes the "sting" off.

David A. Kennedy said...

Nice work on the double runs! They are the best for building mileage and adding confidence.

Just discovered the blog and enjoy it. Keep it up.

Denise said...

You're doing great w/ the double runs!! Keep it up.

I love pomegrantes but never tried the juice. I'll have to check it out.

lindsay said...

I am digging your doubles lately! Wish I could swing it too!

Chic Runner said...

double runs are my fave if i can fit them in :) I love pom too! :) So good for you and tasty.

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