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What Claire Ate: July 11th, 2015

Race day had finally arrived, and I was very nervous.

Fortunately, the weather was perfect.

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I had iced coffee and some yogurt for breakfast and a tomato sandwich for lunch. I quit eating around 2 pm because I prefer running on a mostly-empty stomach.

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With chocolate granola!

With chocolate granola!

So good.

So good.

I spent most of the day packing for my press trip and before I knew it it was time to go!

Pre-race photo, terror level = moderate.

Pre-race photo, terror level = moderate.

Finishing inspiration.

Finishing inspiration.

I’m not sure how it happened, but somehow I finished it waaaaay faster than I had anticipated.

WAT.

WAT.

Medal'd!

Medal’d!

Then I got my burrito.

Manged two bites.

Manged two bites.

Then I puked up my burrito (and about a gallon of electrolyte-enhanced water).

After lying in the grass for a while and dipping our feet in Vancouver Lake, we headed home, stopping at Whole Foods for La Croix and frozen pizza.

My stomach had finally calmed down, and I was able to eat our Whole Food’s goodies.

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It was seriously the best thing I ever ate.

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What Claire Ate: July 10th, 2015

It was going to be a busy weekend, full of running and flying and drinking, so Friday was spent “carbing up” and packing.

Lunch

Lunch

A plum, fresh from the tree.

A plum, fresh from the tree.

That afternoon, a craving hit that could not be denied.

Hello, old friend.

Hello, old friend.

I also ate about five of these.

Though they are fragile, they are tasty.

Though they are fragile, they are tasty.

Supper was delicious, wonderful Thai food from Sivalai.

Complimentary summer rolls!

Complimentary summer rolls!

These are called "baby rolls" idk.

These are called “baby rolls” idk.

Druuuunken nooooodles!

Druuuunken nooooodles!

Coconut sticky rice <3

Coconut sticky rice <3

I slept very well.

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What Claire Ate: July 9th, 2015

I didn’t have breakfast. The first thing I ate was veggie sushi from QFC.

It was good.

It was good.

I had a couple of products to try. One was a cereal that I didn’t love.

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And one was Oreo Thins, which you can read my thoughts on here.

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I don’t know what meal this was supposed to be, but I had a quesadilla.

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I would say it was supper, but I also ate a bowl of rice and veggies, so I guess I had two suppers?

Actually, let’s just call the quesadilla and appetizer.

Here's that bowl of stuff.

Here’s that bowl of stuff.

Also these.

Also these.

Some sort of beverage

Some sort of beverage

Dessert was this beautiful mug of chocolate ice cream with mint Oreo Thins.

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What Claire Ate: July 8th 2015

Breakfast was coffee.

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Lunch/late morning snack was a bowl of mashed potatoes.

With "volcanic" salt.

With “volcanic” salt.

I ate some of these cookies from my Graze box.

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Supper, if we can call it that, was a bowl of cheap ramen and a slice of cheddar cheese.

There's cheese in this too.

There’s cheese in this too.

Just extra cheese I guess.

Just extra cheese I guess.

Then I ate a bunch of peanut butter crackers with chocolate.

Or peanut butter chocolates with crackers.

Or peanut butter chocolates with crackers.

After that eclectic meal, I headed to Pied Cow Cafe for a little birthday gathering. Due to my upcoming race, I wasn’t drinking, so I had some ginger beers.

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The birthday girl ordered the $5o sundae for the party.

It was quite impressive.

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After the festivities concluded, we went to Loyal Legion to meet a friend. I got a “mocktail” and some fries.

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With beer cheese.

With beer cheese.

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What Claire Ate: July 7th, 2015

The 7th was mostly fueled by Graze. Breakfast was coffee and delicious little cookies.

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Then I just ate a ton of snacks throughout the day.

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My egg yolk had cured, so I grated it over some potato salad.

MAGIC

MAGIC

Delicious!

Delicious!

That evening, I went for a 5-mile run, my last one before my half.

Much later that evening, I convinced Sean that Taco Bell was a good idea, and I stand by that.

NO RAGRETS

NO RAGRETS

 

 

 

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What Claire Ate: July 5th, 2015

Luckily, I didn’t drink enough on the 4th to be hungover on the 5th, allowing me to go for a six-mile hike, but not before eating a sandwich at Laurelhurst.

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The sandwich was great, but they gave me a sad amount of chips. That is literally all of the chips they gave me. It’s insulting. I would rather get no chips than that many chips.

Anyway. We went for a hike and I did a little trail running.

The top!

The top!

After that, we got Jamba Juice, because it was hot as balls.

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Supper was chips and queso.

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I also ate cereal in bed around midnight.

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