September 2008

Hey, Legs–We’ve Got to Talk!

I used tonight's 5.25 mile run as an opportunity to break in my new sneakers.  The first few times I run on a new pairs of sneakers always feel a little strange--I think my feet have to squish down the padding in just the right way.  Of course, the number one rule of running is [...]

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Hungry or Sick?

You know that icky feeling when you can't tell if you're ill or hungry? I totally got struck by that sensation today; my symptoms included a raging headache and a tummy ache.  It started around 10:00 AM, and I tried to ride out the feeling (thinking I was just getting sick), eating a small snack [...]

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Morning Oats & Musings on The Biggest Loser

Good morning!  I sure hope everyone slept better than I did last night.  A college friend and I ended up gabbing on the phone for an hour and a half (my ear was burning towards the end)!  I didn't get to bed until 12:30, but it was nice to catch up! :)   My cure-all [...]

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New Kicks!

I took advantage of my rest day to do some shopping.  Its quite a bad habit of mine, but I love to go WINDOW SHOPPING! It could be worse I suppose. : ) I could be actually purchasing it all!   Before I left, I had a Peanut Butter Cookie Larabar.  Perfect food for mall [...]

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Butter Day

The Monday madness at work has been alleviated by several yummy food breaks, which definitely improved my mood! Whole, healthy meals just make me feel so much better about life!   Around 11:30, I munched on some grapes... And for lunch, I made BBQ-marinated baked tofu (just smothered the tofu in BBQ sauce and baked [...]

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Upside-Down Pineapple Cake Oatmeal and Rest Days

If this doesn't qualify as food porn, I don't know what does: I try to wake up a little early on Mondays so I'm not running around like a crazy woman trying to get back into the swing of the work week.  Plus, it gives me a extra time to enjoy a decent breakfast, which [...]

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Easy Veggie Burritos

MMM.... burritos! Ole! These easy, 10 minute burritos are a great go-to meal when you're too tired to cook something complicated.  Thanks to Morning Star Easy Starter faux meat, black beans, and Fage Greek Yogurt, these burritos are packed with protein.   Easy Veggie Burritos   Ingredients: (makes 1 serving, or two burritos)   1/4 [...]

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Run & Brunch

THANK goodness for running dates, or I may have never woken up for a run today!  Luckily, Meghann and I had already arranged to meet up today and bang out 8.0 miles in preparation for our upcoming 15K race.   We met at Wekiva Trail, which is almost 100% shaded for the first few miles [...]

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Dinners with the Doctors

One of the best things about Future Husband's career path (he's studying to become a Physician of Oriental Medicine--an acupuncturist) is that he's made tons of very nice, health-oriented friends at school.  We joined two other students and their wives (triple date night) to watch the USC vs. Ohio State game and grill out.   [...]

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Tux Madness

Tuxedo shopping was much more intense than bridesmaid dress shopping!  There were many decisions to be made... color of tux (brown or black?), type of tux (2 button or 3?), type of vest (long or short?), color and then pattern of vest, color and then pattern of tie, color of shirt, color of cuff links, [...]

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Double Digits & Forays into Ice Baths

Today I set a new PDR (Personal Distance Record)! I've never ran farther than 15k (9.3 miles) before, but this morning I pounded out 10.0 miles! There's something special about breaking into double digits!  If you had told me two years ago (when I couldn't even run 1/4 of a mile without gasping for air) [...]

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TGIF!

Oh, my! Am I glad it's Friday... what a week. It was pretty boring workday.  I kept hearing James sigh from his bed (yes, a dog that sighs. He's very expressive). I think the Green Gorilla Smoothie helped keep me full ALL DAY (perhaps all that fiber), because I wasn't that hungry at my normal [...]

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Lunch Time

I made a grilled sweet potato and black bean burger for lunch... mmmm! No bun required! I just mashed a cooked sweet potato, 1/2 cup of black beans, and some S&P together, and then grilled it in the pan for 4 minutes on each side.  Topped with a little Fage, it was perfecto! On the [...]

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Green Gorilla Smoothie and Parking Lot Bootcamp

Good morning and HAPPY FRIDAY! Boy, am I glad it's the almost the weekend (only 9 hours of work to go!!).  Work has been crazy and hectic lately, so I'm definitely looking forward to two days of R&R.   We're having friends over this evening, so I did an AM workout.   Whenever I work out [...]

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