August 2009

Wall of Rain

An absolutely terrible storm rolled into Orlando tonight! Holy moly!   Needless to say, the rain interrupted my running plans tonight.  But, it was an "easy run" on the marathon plan (3.0 miles) so I'll either just make it up tomorrow or skip it entirely.   Here are my eats.  My afternoon snacks included Chobani [...]



I was watching the new HBO series Hung (which is good but not for the faint of heart) last night, and the main character was eating a sprouts and grilled cheese sammie.  I knew right away what I wanted for lunch! With shredded corn on the cob and a spinach salad on the side:   [...]


Yoga and Gingerbread Pancakes

My normal morning routine involves turning on the computer and sitting down to answer e-mails before my body even realizes I'm out of bed.   I've only recently begun to realize how jarring this must be for my brain -- not to mention my soul!  One moment I'm blissfully asleep, and the next my alarm [...]


Not My Mama’s Lasagna

Good evening!   Today has been quite the catch-up day.  Between the full-time job, the part-time night job, Operation Beautiful, and marathon training, my weeks are starting to look just a little bit FULL.  I tried to get all of my chores done today to make the rest of the week a tad easier.   [...]


A Taste of the Nation

A few weeks ago, I won a ticket to a Taste of the Nation through Foodbuzz.  Taste of the Nation is an event of Share Our Strength, a national organization working to make sure no kid in America grows up hungry.   Since 1988, Taste of the Nation events have raised more than $70 million.   [...]


A Taste

  The Taste of the Nation charity event was a total success!  Will blog a full recap of the awesome in the AM!   Many shenanigans occurred!


Since my 10.0-mile run, I have done nothing except lie on the couch, eat, and watch Twilight. If you're new(er) to the blog, you might not know about the intense obsession I have with the Twilight books (and thus the movies).  I think I've seen the movie six times (ridiculous), and I've read each of [...]


One Way Ticket to Double Digitland

Buckle your seatbelts! It's going to be a CRAZY RIDE! I haven't seen Double Digitland since APRIL!  It's just as wonderful as I remember it, too.  :)   I slept pretty horribly last night.  Blame it on the nerves -- the thought of doing 10.0 miles was literally keeping me up!  I think crossing the [...]


Anthony’s Golden Birthday

Another gorgeous Friday night in Orlando! The Husband and I were so happy to have a fun activity planned for tonight -- it was Kelly's boyfriend's (Anthony) birthday party!    Before we went to the party, I stopped by our favorite vegetarian restaurant and grabbed dinner to go: I grabbed a vegetable wrap with peanut [...]


Eat bagels. Especially:   Poppy seed. Sunflower seed. Everything!   In the "no carb" craze (I am so glad that's over), I used to shy away from bagels.  And I have NO IDEA why.  Bagels are amazing!  Soft and squishy, filling, comforting... bagels rule!   And they make a fabulous afternoon snack when your tummy [...]


I Have a Sister!

My early morning run seemed to put a damper on my normal appetite today.  I wasn't craving a mid-morning snack, but I figured I should eat something just to re-fuel: And about an hour later, I had lunch: I love BAKED TOFU!  Coat it in maple syrup and pepper and pop in the oven for [...]


5 PM is Not 5 AM

When I woke up naturally this morning, I immediately knew something was wrong.  Did I sleep through my alarm? Is it the middle of the night?  And then my phone rang -- it was Megan asking where I was.   Oops - I set my alarm for 5 PM, not 5 AM, and thus missed [...]


Track Shack and Team in Training

My first Team in Training meeting was held at my favorite place on the planet -- Track Shack! Track Shack is THE Orlando running store, and the people who own the place are so knowledgeable and friendly -- I could sing their praises all day long.  The best part of Track Shack?  Gobs and gobs [...]


It’s a Wild, Wild World!

Ever since I ate at Small Plates while in Boston, I have been dying to recreate one of their recipes: squash fettuccine! I scraped out the insides of 1 zucchini and 2 yellow squashes, thinly sliced each veggie lengthwise, and then boiled the mix for about 7 minutes. I topped it with some Alfredo sauce, [...]

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