Tonight’s dinner was quick, easy, and nutritious! 


  • 1 cup of ww pasta
  • 1 cup of turkey meat plus marinara sauce (purchased from Costco)
  • I added in some grilled tomatoes, spinach, and shredded carrots.


Sorry for not getting back to some of your questions. I thought I would go ahead and post the answers just in case it might help other readers  🙂

Q: One question…do you have coworkers, friends, family etc make fun of you for the way you eat, or judge you for not eating like they do.  That is the hardest part for me…I don’t want people to think that I think I am better than them or something that I can’t eat what they eat etc.  I always try to be sooo good, but I don’t want to be judged/talked about/made feel stupid either. Let me know how you deal with this?

A: I know it can be hard to eat healthy when others are giving you such a hard time (Memphis friends called me a rabbit). But you got to do what’s best for YOU! I think the best way to handle this is to let them know that your body doesn’t handle certain foods well. This is not a lie, you will feel better if you do make healthier choices. People will start to understand and may even want to try what you have to offer.

Q: I am running my first marathon in June and I am still in the process of figuring out which of my sports bras chafes the least, which socks I like best, etc. I was wondering what brands of clothes/accessories do you like? Also do you listen to music while you run long long distances? What brand of headphones do you use? The ones I have pop out of my ear every once in a while! I know I need to figure out what works for me, but it’d be nice to have some suggestions of where to start.

A: I hope you haven’t already done the marathon! Sorry it took me so long to answer you!!  I love all things Addidas’s, but really I love my Skirt Goddess Running SKIRT! I also always have to wear cool max or some other material that breathes (not cotton for me). Honestly no matter what I wear I HAVE TO VASOLINE my whole body! I always chaffe somewhere on my body, not too bad this last time. I use Sony earphones, they never really pop out. I did see a lot of cool ones at the EXPO that were supposedly supposed to stay in better. I will have to find out what they are called.

Q: Hey Bobbi, I was wondering how many weeks you spend marathon training, do you do a 12 week plan or a longer one? It seems like you do shorter than the general 16 plan and I’d like to try that myself so I was wondering what your thoughts were.

A: The last marathon I just trained for was a 16 week plan which is a lot longer then I normally do, but I wanted to BQ so I wanted to make sure I dedicated a nice amount of time. I think 10-14 weeks is better for me because there is less time to get injured and I usually already have a solid base. I WOULD NOT recommend that for a new or beginner runner, 16 weeks is good for them.

Q: Hi Bobbi, I am running Chicago too but I start training next week, but I see you won’t start your training for another 90 days, what training plan do you follow?
Awesome job on your race! Your recap was very inspirational!

A:  I followed a lot of the Run Less, Run Faster Runners World Book. I tried to stick to it the best I could and then adjusted what worked better for me. I will start training for Chicago near the end of my 90day P90X plan, but I do plan to keep running even in that. I don’t want to lose my base so I will probably run around 10-15 miles a week. I will get in a good 12 weeks before Chicago.

Q; Hi Bobbi – I’ve been a reader of your blog for a long time and wanted to congratulate you on your successful marathon Sunday.I am training for the Chicago marathon in October and am following that Runner’s World Run Less Run Faster plan.  I have done intervals all winter using the treadmill on my gym and now want to break out of that and start doing intervals up at the local track.  I noticed you incorporated track intervals in your training too and I wondered, without a treadmill letting me set my speed that I need, how do I use my Garmin Forerunner to run the times I need to run along with the Recovery Intervals.  An example would be tomorrow, I was going to do 10-20 min warm up, 3×1600 at 7:02 pace with 1 min. RI and then a cool down.  How do you run the 1600 on a track while managing to a pace?  Do I set the pace alert at 7:02 or 7:03 and then pause it after each 1600 while I do the minute RI?  I’m confused.

A: I did use my Garmin when I ran my track workouts. I would run the warm up without it being on interval training and the when I was ready for my main set I was set it up. You just need to go to interval training and put in the timed distance and rest time. Then you pick how many you want to do. What I did as far as the pace is just wrote it on my arm how fast I needed to do each one. So your first one would be 7:02 then your next one would be 14:06 and so on and so on. Hope that makes sense? Would you like me to do a video???

Did I miss your questions out there??!!! I will do another Q & A on Friday so send them my way!!!

Off to the grocery store to pick up a few things for the week. I am sure it will be dead at 8:30pm!


Oh ya I almost forgot the winner of the playlist give-away is…(I used

#4!!! Jennifer from A Running Hokie!!

Jen send me you addy so I can send you your prize 🙂


One response to “Q & A”

  1. You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this topic
    to be actually something that I think I would never understand.
    It seems too complex and very broad for me. I am looking forward for your next post, I
    will try to get the hang of it!