Rain Washes the Heat Away

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Good evening! I hope you guys had a productive Tuesday — we’re almost over the mid-week hump!


Mid-afternoon snacks:  Chobani yogurt and granola (times two).


Orange raisins!  These were delish (and from England).


It was sooo hot this afternoon, but luckily the first Florida monsoon of the summertime rolled in and washed the heat away.


In Central Florida, it thunderstorms heavily at 3 PM every afternoon from April to August.


My 4.0 mile run was much more pleasant as a result!


  • Duration:  38 minutes (4.0 miles)
  • Calories Burned: 320


After my run I did some shredding.  I didn’t actually do the whole workout, I just did some of my favorite moves for about 5 minutes.  Loads of crunches and walking push-ups (gulp!)


Dinner… a side salad:


Wolfgang Puck’s Chicken Dumpling soup.


Plus a handful of grapes.


I LOVED everyone’s quotes, by the way!  If you  haven’t read the comments, click on the post below to read some inspirational, insightful, and very funny quotes.


Goodnight! 🙂



  • runsarah March 31, 2009, 6:35 pm

    I love seeing the Florida rains when I visit…it’s so much nicer because it clears up compared to Vancouver rains which can last weeks!

  • VeggieGirl March 31, 2009, 6:38 pm

    ORANGE RAISINS?!?!??! I need to get to England…

  • Mara @ What's For Dinner? March 31, 2009, 7:14 pm

    OH i love those raisins that taste like something else… I had orange ones years ago!

  • Adi (oatonomy.com) March 31, 2009, 7:27 pm

    Maybe I’m just naive, but does it *really* rain at the same time every day during this season for you? … that’s really cool if it does!! That’s perfect for planning outdoor activities around 🙂 (or in…)

  • just me March 31, 2009, 7:27 pm

    totally loved the downpour AND the thunder and lightening we got out here. it was beyond cool for me. don’t get that in socal.

  • luckytastebuds March 31, 2009, 8:02 pm

    mmmmmmmmm i definitely need to get me one of those gorgeous bowls! Your leaf bowl is so artsy i’m sure it makes the food taste even better! hehehehe

  • Bec March 31, 2009, 8:03 pm

    I love thunder storms in the summer!

  • Mica March 31, 2009, 8:47 pm

    Ugh, why does England have better accents and better raisins? Boooo. I feel inadequate.

  • jesslikesithot March 31, 2009, 10:22 pm

    Yumm I just got caught up on all your past few posts and all those meals look so delicious and healthy!!!! I just wish I could replicate everything I see….yet, I live in a dorm! haha!

  • Sarah (lovINmytummy) March 31, 2009, 11:02 pm

    Where’s the Puckster?! Come on!

  • wholefoodswholeme April 1, 2009, 2:15 am

    that is some major rain!! looks kind of dramatic. glad you enjoyed with raisins & the green&blacks 🙂

  • Olivia April 1, 2009, 2:49 am

    Hey!!! I just want to let you know, that after a long exploration of your blog, and a chat with my own running friend, I decided to go for a run yesterday. I’ve only run a few times before, either on a treadmill or to run a mile at school for testing around a track. Anyway, on a treadmill my time has been around 10 minutes, and just taking the run outside brought it down to 8:40!!!! I’m really excited to set up some routes and get running multiple miles at time, because I can definitely slow down a bit to extend the distance! 🙂 So thanks for the inspiration!!!

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point April 1, 2009, 4:02 am

    adi – yes, literally! you can set your watch by thunderstorms in florida.

    olivia – that is awesome!!! Great job!

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