Oakland Half Marathon

Do you know this feeling?

Oakland Half
Oakland Half Marathon

Oakland Half Marathon This is half marathon #3 for the Thirteen 13.1s in 2013 Challenge. It was pretty warm once the sun came out. Because of the later start of the race, I was able to take public transportation with my bike to the event. There is so much music on this course, I couldn't understand why people were wearing headphones. Awesome cheer station as you enter the lake! The last 3 miles around the lake were awesome! I was riding high on endorphins. Finished in 2:04. My goals on these are about 2 hours as I let my legs recover. Since the last marathon have been experiencing deep hamstring tightness and cramping. I felt it halfway through the run. Am trying to do alot of cross training and stretching.

Oakland Half Marathon by runrenerun at Garmin Connect - Details
I like this distance and doing it at least once a month because it's keeping me in shape and I can still have a life and do other things. After the marathon had a great bike ride with my boyfriend through Golden Gate Park, down the Great Highway bike path and around Lake Merced. After going to Sunday Streets a couple of weeks ago, he now wants to ride bikes more often!


Orangana Hempseed Muffin

As spring workouts intensify, I've been going for the carbs! These muffins make a good 300 calorie snack or breakfast with lots of fruit, fiber, a little protein and healthy fat. You can add cinnamon or other spice to it. This is a good base recipe and you can vary the flavor by trying different fruits or vegetables. Basically you want about 1 1/2 cups of fruit.

Orangana Hempseed Muffin
Dry: 1 c whole wheat flour
1/2 soy flour
1/2 c bran
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder

Wet: (mash or processor)
1 whole orange with zest
1 banana
1/2 c egg whites (or 1/2 cup flaxseed meal)
1/2 c organic sugar OR 1 cup of applesauce or your favorite substitute
3 T coconut oil
5 T hempseeds

Mix first set of ingredients separately from second set. Mix together to make a batter. If too thick, add more orange juice. Pour into muffin tins and bake at 350°F for 20-30 minutes or until a knife inserted into muffin comes out dry. Makes 6 muffins.

Calories: 295
Protein: 17
Carbs: 35
Fat: 14

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