Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Guilty Pleasures to Celebrate a Race

Today's TOTR topic is guilty pleasures for runners.

Since I was just in Vegas, the first one will be easy.  All the chocolate I bought from Ethel M's.  Granted, not all of it was for me, but the chocolate boxes were the big purchase of the trip.  The only other item I bought was the Starbucks You Are Here mug.  I wanted something that wasn't food.

I also know what I'm going to do after Bay to Breakers.  San Francisco is home to Ghirardelli.  I know we shouldn't turn food into guilty pleasures, but it is food I don't have unless I'm in particular places.  I made sure to stop at Ghirardelli in 2015 when my parents and I visited for my 30th birthday trip, and I got the Nob Hill Chill.  What other concoctions can I order?


Disney of course has the Dole Whip, and EPCOT has a great drink at the French pavilion.


There are many other ways to splurge after a good race.  I try to get a pedicure after a training cycle because my feet do need it.  I didn't opt for one after Vegas since I'd gotten one before my cousin's wedding, but I'll schedule one after the Bay to Breakers.


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22 comments:

  1. I bought the RnR Vegas pint glass, since the one I bought in 2015 broke before it made it home. I didn't bring any food home from Vegas. Although I ate plenty while I was there!

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    1. I ate plenty too. Good thing I had that race :)

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  2. I've heard many good things about the Dole Whip - i would love to try it!

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  3. I almost always have a food treat after a half! And sometimes what it will be is planned before we even leave -- although not always.

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    1. I plan things too. I knew I wanted that Dole Whip after Tink, but I wasn't sure what I wanted after Vegas.

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  4. The hubby and I started collecting shot glasses on our honeymoon (August 1990). I waited in line for almost 45 minutes to guy a R'n'R Vegas shot glass LOL

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    1. I thought about shopping at the expo but decided not to.

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  5. Heck, I'm known to think about what I want to eat after a run even BEFORE I head out for said run. Why can't something like that be guilty pleasure? Without the guilt, of course! :)

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    1. I always make sure I have good food to eat after a long run. Otherwise I'll eat all the junk that day from being hangry.

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    1. It does. I've done it a couple times the day after a race, and my feet love it.

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  7. Chocolate and pedicures are both great post-race treats!

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    1. Sadly the spas I've been to after races didn't have chocolate. they should fix that.

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  8. Ghirardelli and dole whips are my two indulgence I have to get when I go to Disney. I did not know that San Francisco was the home to Ghirardelli.

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    1. Yup, they were founded in San Francisco.

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  9. A pedicure after a race sounds lovely! So does chocolate. LOL

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    1. Both are wonderful. If I can't get to a spa, at least my tastes buds are enjoying the chocolate.

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  10. Ooh that ice cream does look delish. We went there this fall but I did not get the ice cream now I wish I had

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    1. You should if you get back! After hiking the city, the ice cream was great.

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  11. I still have never tried out that delicious slushie drink. I might need to change that when I'm at Disney next month for Princess.

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    1. Do it! It's refreshing too if the weather is warm.

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