17 November 2013


Since I started messing around with this blog again I've had a massive increase in spam and "strange" e-mails. I don't know if it's a Google/Blogger thing, or maybe something to do with Twitter, but I've decided to set up new accounts and made the move over to WordPress.  If you'd like to follow me over there, please change your links to:

(m)Eat Less, Run More!  

Yes, I even bought a new domain because I couldn't figure out how to change the settings on Laura Runs a Latte. Anyways, I hope you will join me at the new site!

Gotta Run!

15 November 2013

Week One, Day Five

I did much better today, although I could have made a healthier choice for dinner ;)

  • Breakfast: Cream of Wheat (Maple and Brown Sugar). 2 cups coffee with Cafe Mocha
  • Lunch: Thai-style Cabbage Noodles
  • Dinner: General Tso Tofu with veggie fried rice
Workout: 3 mile run plus strides @ 5-6.5mph (done wrong, oops) = 4.05 miles

Gotta Run!

14 November 2013

Week One, Day Four

Today was a horrible food day, and I don't even know why since I went grocery shopping last night and stocked up on "good" stuff. I got to work and went into a meeting where there were the most amazing looking Devil's Food donuts ;) After that I had baked Macaroni and Cheese from the "Corner Store" that the girls at work order from every Thursday. And if that weren't bad enough I polished it off with a pack of Nutter Butters. Believe it or not though, I did manage to stay in calorie range for the day, but I definitely know I'll be feeling quite miserable tomorrow.

Breakfast: 4 cups coffee with Cafe Mocha and Devil's Food donut
Lunch: Baked macaroni and cheese
Snack: Nutter Butter snack pack
Dinner: Salad (3 cups shredded lettuce with diced tomatoes, onions and celery) with sliced olives, sesame sticks and Tahini Lime Sauce. 2 cups coffee with Cafe Mocha.

Workout: Easy 3 (@5.6mph) plus an extra .75 (@6mph)

Have a good night!

Gotta Run!

13 November 2013

Week One, Day Three

I'm exhausted so just a brief summary today.

Breakfast: 2 cups coffee w/Cafe Mocha. Bagel thin with peanut butter
Snack: Chocolate peanut butter log (not worth the calories)
Lunch: Mixture of Amy's refried beans with green chilies, roasted potatoes, black olives, and guacamole on a bagel thin
Dinner: Salad (3 cups shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, celery and onions) with sliced black olives and Tahini Lime Sauce

Workout: 4 mile run: 1 mile warm up (@5.2mph) then quarter mile repeats (@7.2/5.2mph) for 3 miles. No cool down.

Very happy with the Nike+ Running app- It was nearly dead-on with the treadmill!

Gotta Run!

12 November 2013

Week One, Day Two

We had our first snowfall this morning, and it was those great big, fluffy flakes! It didn't last very long and didn't stick to anything (besides my clothes) but it was so pretty. I love snow, but if we aren't going to get a substantial amount (i.e., enough to get a day off work ;)) it's not even worth it.

Breakfast: 2 cups coffee w/Cafe Mocha
Brunch: Amy's Mexican Black Bean bowl, Wholly Guacamole snack pack
Dinner: Thai-style Cabbage Noodles. 2 cups coffee w/Cafe Mocha
Snack: Pretzel crisps with hummus. Hot cocoa (made with vanilla coconut milk and Hershey's Dark syrup)

Workout: Today was Cross-Training (XT). I did 30 minutes (+2 cool-down) on the bike. 7.75 miles. 150 calories.

Oh, and this is the Marathon Training plan I'm (loosely) following this time:

Saturdays will be my rest days, and for any weekday runs over 5-6 miles, I will either have to cut them a little short, take a longer lunch break, or do 2 runs in one day (not likely). The only other alteration is that my training week goes Monday - Sunday so the Marathon (and all Sundays) will be the end of the previous week.  

I also haven't looked at how the upcoming holidays might affect this, but I don't see that being any kind of dilemma since we really only travel for Thanksgiving. 

And that's about it for today. Now it's time to relax and play some Candy Crush :)


Did anyone have any accumulation of snow today? 
Do you stick to a training program once you decide on one?
Any other Candy Crush addicts out there? What level are you on? 

11 November 2013

Marathon Training: Take Two

Here we go again. Week One, Day One

I'm definitely not doing the Philly Marathon this weekend, but I'm not going to let that stop me from accomplishing my goal of running a marathon. I'm going to start the training over and when I'm ready I'll do the marathon as a "Virtual" race instead of an "in-person" race. That seems to be what my problem is - the anxiety surrounding the thought of being around tens of thousands of people.

So anyways, today I started over. I've got a new pair of shoes and a new plan ;)

Breakfast: 2 cups coffee w/Cafe Mocha
Brunch: Black bean burger with guacamole on a bagel thin. 2 cups coffee w/Cafe Mocha.
Dinner:  1/2 cup Amy's refried black beans, 1/2 small head of cauliflower (roasted), 2 Tbsp Tahini Lime sauce, and a splash of lime juice. Mashed it all together ;) And another 2 cups coffee w/Cafe Mocha.

And today's run:
Not sure why my shoes didn't tag: Brooks ST Racers - ♥
So I'm gonna try to document the entire 16 weeks of training here as I see it as a way to keep myself accountable, and to have my food, running, and thoughts all in one place. And it's not like my life is so exciting that I don't have time to post!

Wish me luck!

03 November 2013

Umm, Hi and belated Happy Halloween!

I know I'm the most horrible blogger in the world. I'm sorry.

Of course the 2 of you who read my blog know that Halloween is my most favorite day of the year (and my anniversary!), so I had to stop by and post a little update, albeit a couple days late ;)

I'm still within 5 pounds of goal weight (currently 118), and still running, though I have decided to postpone the marathon. I made it up to 16 miles and then hit a mental block where I just couldn't go any further.  I don't think it's the distance. I think it's the whole idea of being around soooooooo many people on race day. This is the 3rd time I've registered for a race and then backed out. The other 2 times I still ran the distance (on the race dates), but either on my treadmill, or in the privacy of my own neighborhood.

Since I haven't ran farther than 16 miles, and the marathon date is only a couple weeks away, I know that I'm not ready to run the distance yet. I am still going to run a marathon, but I have a feeling it's going to end up being through a Virtual Race, instead of somewhere I'd have to be surrounded by thousands of people.

I'm going to do a post on Virtual Racing after I do a little more researching, but I find it a great alternative to "in-person" racing because you can still support causes you believe in, and you can still get some bling!

Until then I leave you with this...

Happy (belated) Halloween!