Accidental 10

Let me just preface this by saying, I am not the kind of girl who runs 10 miles by accident. I am more likely to accidentally eat something like this:


In second grade, it took me a full 3 seconds longer than the rest of the class to run the 50-yard dash, and my fear of running was born. However, something has changed in the past year, and not only do I find myself training for a half marathon, but I also woke up this morning with the urge to run.

I’ll just do 5 miles, I thought to myself. But then I made it over the Brooklyn Bridge and figured I might as well go back over to the other side and run to the next subway stop instead of taking the train back from the city. By the time I got to the next stop, I was hungry and really had to go to the bathroom and decided it would be quicker to run home than to deal with the slow Sunday subway schedule. I thought I’d done 8 or maybe 9 miles … but I gmapped it and found 10.5!! How did this happen?? Craaaaaaaaazy. Anyway, stats: 1 hour and 46 minutes, 876 calories, average heart rate 151, max 173.

Obviously, I spent most of the run dreaming about this:


A Fitnessista breakfast cookie made with:

  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 large mashed banana
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup super-thick homemade Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter

I was feeling feisty after my surprise run, so I made “frosting” with my last PB2 sample packet and 1.5 tbsp yogurt and smothered the cookie with it. I also couldn’t help adding a chopped square of Godiva dark chocolate and one mammoth strawberry‘s worth of slices.


I’m just about to head out to the blogger brunch, and I will be ready to eat for sure! As even more proof that I’m crazy, I didn’t want to show up empty-handed, so I spent all of Thursday afternoon baking a million batches of teeny Earl Grey Biscotti Bites (but with jasmine tea in place of earl grey):


In reality, I multiplied the recipe by six and not by a million, but that certainly was enough to keep me busy! Each pack only has four little bites (and the 5 non-blue packages have wheat-free and vegan versions — oat flour instead of whole wheat and all canola instead of canola/butter combo — because I imagine there will be a few vegans in the bunch), but something is better than nothing!

Hope you’re having a great Sunday!

I know you all accidentally grocery shop, but do you accidentally exercise, too?

19 thoughts on “Accidental 10

  1. snackface says:

    HOLY SHHH. That breakfast cookie is hands-down the most amazing one I’ve ever seen. Another HOLY SHHH to an accidental TEN MILES!!??!?! Haha that is crazy, girl! You’re a stunna for being able to do that. Shooo. I don’t really accidentally excercise, unless you count me poppin my booty while dancing for hours when I go out. Other than that, just a lot of walking on campus. I can’t wait for the blogger brunch!! Enjoy šŸ™‚


  2. Jennifer says:

    Great job on your run!! That’s awesome!!!

    I ran two marathons, and I will never forget the day I ran 14 miles for the first time. I was on cloud nine all day! And, I felt great afterward too!

    My only advice is keep going! I haven’t run in over a year and could probably run down to the end of my block now!!


  3. FoodsThatFit says:

    Way to go on your run, that is awesome!!!!

    Your breakfast cookie looks beautiful! I would say I am definitely more inclined to accidentally eat than exercise, but love when it happens the other way around šŸ™‚

    I love your little packages with the biscotti bites in them, very cute!


  4. Amanda says:

    I literally laughed out loud at your accidental 10 miler. I can’t wait for the day that I can say I accidentally ran 10 miles ha!

    I bet you feel awesome! CONGRATS


  5. erinbee says:

    on time i was planning on doing five miles
    on the treadmill but i got really into an
    episode of ‘what not to wear’ and by the
    time i got off i had dont just a bit over eight!

    awesome run my pretty. and delectable cookie.


  6. Sarah says:

    once i meant to run 4 miles but i got wayyyyyy lost and ended up running about 9. it was really horrible because i was NOT AT ALL physically ready to run 9 miles. I couldn’t get out of bed for like a week. And from now on I always run with my metro card in case i get lost again!


  7. Haleigh says:

    Awesome job on the run!! I just started to run and I could only dream of accidentally running 10.5 miles! That breakfast cookie not only looks pretty but it looks delicious too! Hope that you enjoyed the brunch šŸ™‚


  8. coco says:

    great run and amazing breakfast cookie!!! šŸ˜€
    Accidental exercise? almost never in US, but always in cities where i walk to everywhere like Buenos Aires, Shanghai. Walking is the best exercise when I go on vacation!


  9. Kristie says:

    Geez I wish I could accidentally run 10 miles! Buutttt not a chance, not when I run on the treadmill and watch every single mile inch by on the little screen. Maybe if I venture outside one of these days I’ll end up “accidentally” running that far too. Wouldn’t that be a treat! A treat almost as excellent as that delicious looking treat of a breakfast cookie. And those biscotti bites are sounding like they should be in my tummy right about now too.


  10. Anna says:

    I have actually accidentally exercised, and it’s usually because I end up pretty lost on a run and have no idea where to go. I’ve made it home every time, but my sense of direction is totally lacking.


  11. janeterin says:

    I’m late to the game but you rock! My last run was supposed to be 4 miles but turned into 7. Sometimes you just get into a groove!


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