Almost, Not Quite

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Good evening!  Going on a run tonight was a real mental challenge — I was just not in the mood to do a 5.0 miler.  So I compromised with myself and did a 5k.  One of the healthier habits I’m trying to pick up is to not have an all or nothing attitude.


So,  I ran 3.0 miles and came home.  Better than just sitting around!  Here are my statistics:


  • Duration: 29 minutes
  • Average Heart Rate: 151 bpm
  • Maximum Heart Rate: 210 bpm (my HRM was obviously acting up!)
  • Calories Burned: 250


My mid-run snacks included… yogurt and Grape Nuts!


And a dates


My pre-run snack was toast and pumpkin butter


Husband’s SURPRISE!


So, the other night (Sunday I think, after my long run), I accidentally ate some of Husband’s precious chocolate orange, and he was really upset! 🙂 I felt so bad that I ate his sacred British candy, I bought him a WHOLE CASE!


He was super excited!  I ate three slices  🙂


And…. Dinner


My mid-afternoon snacks +the chocolate were so filling, I just wanted something light for dinner.


My grilled chicken salad included cucumbers, a grilled pineapple, and celery! Yum!


I need to get to bed EARLY tonight! 🙂 Sleep tight.


Oh, I’d like to give a shout-out to Meg of Bites Du Jour, who made my fish burritos recipe and posted her review!  Thanks, Meg! 🙂



  • Bridget February 4, 2009, 7:09 pm

    That salad looks so good! It’s been too cold here to even think about salad, but I’m starting to miss it.

    I do the same things on days I’m not really feeling my longer runs. A lot of times I get out there and find motivation to do more!

  • Victoria February 4, 2009, 7:20 pm

    Haha. I love those chocolate oranges. My mother in law gives me one every Christmas. Very nice of you to surprise him with the case.

  • Trust, Hope, Believe February 4, 2009, 7:41 pm

    awe you are so sweet to buy him a whole case!!!

  • greendogwine February 4, 2009, 7:58 pm

    aww your husband is so lucky -you are such a nice wife! 🙂 (go ahead and told him I said so – earn yourself some brownie points) 🙂

  • sweetandfit February 4, 2009, 7:58 pm

    omg I haven’t seen those chocolate oranges in forever – they are so good though – I wouldn’t be able to only have 3 slices though =)

  • jane February 4, 2009, 8:19 pm

    i totally agree with you about the all or nothing mentality- i do the same thing in about every part of my life (food, running, school, etc). Recently I’ve been trying to just run based on what i FEEL like running, not based on what i think i SHOULD do. It’s quite liberating, really! 🙂

  • Vegan On Stage February 4, 2009, 8:40 pm

    i am seriously obsessed with mejool dates…they taste like brown sugar to me 🙂

  • Olga February 4, 2009, 8:52 pm

    o0o great dinner! I love the grilled pineapple!

  • Sarah W. February 4, 2009, 8:58 pm

    LOVE me some chocolate orange slices!

    wow, thats ALOT of chocolate!! yay for happy hubbys!!

  • Maggie February 4, 2009, 9:03 pm

    I looooove grilled pineapple. Yum!

  • Mica February 4, 2009, 9:13 pm

    Hahaha, I laughed about the chocolate orange story. Sorry to laugh about your husband’s trials and tribulations, but a similar thing happened to me. The boyfriend always makes brownies, and one time, I asked for one. The next day, he made some whiney comment like, “But you eat MY brownies!” like a malnourished little orphan boy or something.

    Needless to say, I don’t eat his brownies anymore.

    …who wouldn’t steal some chocolate orange wedges? They’re so tasty!

  • jenngirl February 4, 2009, 9:16 pm

    Glad you felt great about your run, I think you did awesome! All or nothing attitudes should be banned 🙂

    I used to get chocolate oranges in my Christmas stocking every year! So delicious, that was sweet of you to by the hubs a whole case!

  • Elizabeth February 4, 2009, 10:25 pm

    I love those chocolate oranges! Its a good thing they are only around at Christmas.

    Thanks for the advice on my running progess! You’re so helpful!

  • Sarah (lovINmytummy) February 5, 2009, 12:31 am

    Great job on the run. I too have to remind myself that its okay to have easier days or even to split a long run into two during the day.

    So sweet that you bought hubs the whole case!

  • sarah February 5, 2009, 3:17 am

    you meant ‘pre-run’ snack, not mid-run, about the yogurt/granola, right? i’m picturing you trying to spoon it up and eat it while running around the neighborhood and it’s a pretty funny image 🙂

    as for the oranges you are an awesome wife for restocking the supply but i hope he wasn’t REALLY mad that you ate 3 of his slices!

  • Lauren February 5, 2009, 5:18 am

    Haha, sorry I guess I should have been a little more clear. I totally understand that you don’t blog full time (although that doesn’t sound like such a bad job). I did mean your current full time position. Thanks for the info on the advertising options for bloggers. It’s always nice to try and make a little extra spending cash here and there.

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point February 5, 2009, 5:55 am

    sarah – haha he was mad but he was definitely upset! i did finish it off 🙂

  • VeggieGirl February 5, 2009, 5:57 am


    Hope you got enough rest!!

  • ksgoodeats February 5, 2009, 6:16 am

    Love the case!! Haha I think he’ll be set for a while now!

    Grilled pineapples – so good!

  • lauren February 5, 2009, 7:56 am

    i did the exact same thing on the treadmill last night. wasnt into it, so I cut it at 3.1

  • brandi February 5, 2009, 7:59 am

    I love those chocolate oranges

  • Trojan February 5, 2009, 5:20 pm

    Mmmm love chocolate orange but the chocolate Raspberry is my fav!!!

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