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church run + chicken soup

Good morning! After a few days of post-race rest, I finally made it out for a run today. I had the East Nasty Wednesday morning crew to keep me company! 0610150602We did the “church route,” which passes eleven churches in only four miles. This is Bible Belt running, y’all.0225150641I ran with Rayna for most of the miles. Good to catch up with her!0610150642b
My quads are still a little sore from Saturday, so I kept it short and easy.0610150653I’ll probably just run whatever I feel like running for the next couple weeks and then get back into training mode. Any fall marathons you’d guys recommend in the Southeast region? I’m looking at Florida, South Carolina, and Georgia…

And Mexico! In terms of food, that is. cooksmarts slow cooker chicken pozole soup On the Cooksmarts menu this week: Chicken posole soup. BTW, I’m not paid or sponsored by Cooksmarts at all — just recommending them because I can! Also not paid or sponsored by La Croix, but I should be given all of the product placement I do for them 😉cooksmarts slow cooker chicken pozole soup I dined solo last night while waiting for Anthony to come back from his work journeys. He had dinner on the road, but gets to enjoy leftovers for lunch today. Lucky man.cooksmarts slow cooker chicken pozole soup I’ve made chicken posole soup a few times in the past (here, here, and here) — looking at these old posts brings back memories of past DC apartments and old friends. Comfort foods like soup seem to be filled to the brim with memories :)

Which round do you think turned out the prettiest?! DesktopOne last soup shot, and then I’m out. Have a great day, guys!cooksmarts slow cooker chicken pozole soup

  • Fall marathon recommendations? I have the ZOOMA half in the fall (use the discount code MARY15 for 10% off your registration!) but am on the hunt for a full in late November.
  • What types of food bring back memories for you?
  • How much time do you take off after a half marathon?

12 thoughts on “church run + chicken soup

  1. Hey – The Rocket City Marathon is Dec. 12th – not quite the end of November but it’s only an hour and a half away from Nashville!

    • awesome recommendation! i am looking into it. seems like a great course. could be a winner!!!

  2. you didn’t mention considering NC, but Thunder Road marathon in Charlotte in November is a good one!

  3. People swear by the Rehoboth Marathon – http://www.rbmarathon.com/ .. It’s the first weekend in December and word on the street is that you get mac and cheese and pancakes at the end.

    Mint chocolate chip ice cream always takes me back to my childhood :)

  4. Haha I’m not sure how many miles I’d have to cover to pass 11 churches, but if I ever run an ultra, that’d make a good route
    no Southern race recommendations to share…I think I’ve only raced in the Midwest??

  5. I’m signed up for the Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon in late November (I think it’s two weeks before Thanksgiving). It will be my first time running it, but I’ve heard lots of great things about it!

  6. Kiawah Marathon is December 12th (near Charleston). I have done the half there twice and I will be running my first full there this year!!

    • that one looks SO cool. definitely a destination race. “unfortunately” anthony and i are blowing all of our vacation days and $$ on a europe trip this summer so i don’t think i’ll have the time or cash for flights this year. but added to my list for the future!!

  7. I am running the Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon in November (the 14th, I believe). I have run it in 2013………..my first marathon! It is very flat and I loved it. It is in North Georgia, not far from Chattanooga, TN. I just signed up this weekend and there are still spots, but they do cap it when they fill up bc there can only be so many people in the park. It is run in a Civil War battlefield park.

    • Oh, that one sounds good! I have a half marathon the weekend before though, so probably won’t work in terms of timing. Maybe next year!