10 Miles Without Compression Socks! (Recipe: Lisa’s Brownies)

So, I went on my longest run since the marathon last Friday–10 miles.

I ran 4 miles on my own and 6 miles with Shawn. It was a really nice morning for a run! (Unlike Monday and Tuesday) And it felt pretty good! I was tired for sure, but not as exhausted as I was after my runs on Monday and Tuesday! I really need to start eating better and sleeping more. I think that will help me a lot. (You won’t believe me about the eating thing after you see some of the pictures of the food I ate while in Colorado.)

But what is even bigger news is that I did NOT wear compression socks!

When I was training for the Wrightsville Marathon, I got so that I was dependent on my compression socks. I could barely run 3 miles without my calves hurting. I have not put on those darn socks since the marathon, and I ran 10 miles without them! It felt so good to be able to do that!  So good!

Shawn and I are working on getting our mileage back up there. It is bathing suit season, you know. Slowly but surely!

And over the weekend my legs got quite the workout between hiking and running and walking while in Colorado for the long weekend! There is much more to tell about our trip in future blog posts, but I did so much walking/hiking up inclines that I got a new Fitbit badge! I got the “Spaceship Badge”. This is the email I got:

“With 14,000 lifetime floors, it’s clear you’re no alien to fitness. And, as a total climbing phenomenon, you’ve landed the Spaceship badge!”

Can you tell we went hiking? Haha. And we ate quite a bit of yummy food. The best was Osteria Marco in downtown in Denver. My friend recommended it to us, and it was simply amazing. I mean look at this food:

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Delicious looking, am I right or am I right? I know I’m right.

And then there was this diner.  We went twice. The first morning we went all out on our order and couldn’t finish it (pictured below). The second time we were more conservative. This place was just delicious.

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We did eat healthier over the weekend some, too, like this tasty salad we got in downtown Boulder after our Green Mountain Loop hike:


Don’t worry, more awesome pictures from the trip will show up in the blog as I go through all of them. I haven’t had the chance yet since I just got back to town late Tuesday night.

1 year ago: Stubborn Warrior 5K (Recipe: Vietnamese Caramel Pork Stir Fry)

2 years ago: Strava (Recipe: Twice Baked Garlic Potatoes)

Quote of the Day:

“Running conversations are often the truest, funniest, deepest interactions I have all day.” -David Willey

^^so true^^

This is pretty much the easiest brownie recipe ever. I swear. You can whip these up in no time!

Lisa’s Brownies


– 2 sticks butter

– 2 3/4 cup sugar (brown or granulated)

– 1 1/2 cup flour

– 1 cup cocoa

– 4 eggs

– 1 tablespoon vanilla


– Melt butter in a 2 quart saucepan. Take off heat. Dump in everything else. Mix.

– You can add up to 3 1/2 cups of things like choc chips and nuts and dried fruit. (I always add chocolate chips.)

– Spread in greased and floured 9 x 13 pan. Bake 375* for 27 min— they should be a bit gooey.

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