Ah…sweet rewards (How area runners reward themselves)

   January 25, 2013 1:23 am    1

 

How do you reward yourself, i.e., after a long run, after reaching a goal, etc. What’s your indulgence?

Donuts….I love donuts, especially H & K donuts — Tom Toale

Long run of >10 miles = whole grain toast with peanut butter and honey and a mug of coffee. — Sue Carstarter

After a long run if it’s a race I always treat myself to pancakes at Avantis! — Kelly Dixon

Beer, Beer and more Beer!!! — Dale Werner

I’m running my first half marathon this spring and my planned reward is a new piece of running gear. Maybe some new shoes or a cute pair of capris? — Meredith Estrich

Chocolate milk after a long run in the summer! — Karen Manganaro

Long runs deserve a nap. Reaching a goal is usually rewarded with wings at my favorite wing tavern. I know that bad food isn’t the best reward for for a job well done, but achieving that goal normally means forgoing bad foods. — Greg Wigham

My next big goal’s reward is a large screen TV. :) — Ed Shanley

To be able to enjoy the gratification of meeting the goal will uplift you to want to do better. — Tom Twohig

New gear! — Amy Cronk

Plan the next long run, or goal. LOL. — Rob Kolodziejczak

Big fat latte (occasionally), long warm shower, sweatpants day with no guilt. — Tracy Jenks

Beer. — Michael Morris

Ice Cream! — Jessie Zahner

Every once in a great while: French toast with gobs of butter and syrup. Strong coffee to wash it down with of course! — Ginny Sackett
Chipotle salad with double steak and guac! — Randy Kulesza

Beer! I usually have a beer after a long run.  I have a rule which is that one must never drink before 5pm on a workday and never drink before 12pm over the weekend but as with all rules there is an exception and that exception is that if you run 13 miles or more you can drink beer whenever the heck you want! So after a long run i have a beer :) — Rachel Prozan

Smile for a moment and immediately set a new goal.  The Party is over that fast. — Patrick Dwyer

As for me?  After a long run on a cold winter day — if I have the time — I reward myself with a hot bath with a hot coffee (plenty of hazelnut creamer!), some dark chocolate to dip into said coffee (seriously…you HAVE to try it) and the total luxury of 20 minutes of uninterrupted (thank God for locking doors) reading time.

 

 

 

 

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