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Today was a *blah* day.  As mentioned, I worked for a freakishly long  time (and I’m actually still working, just taking a blogging break).  Considering I spent 11+ hours at the computer, my run was none-existent.  But honestly, that’s OK with me.

It’s so important to remember that missing the odd training run (or even a WEEK) is NOT going to "ruin" your training.  Sometimes, it’s just better to rest.  So, I erased the planned 5.0 mile run from my calendar without guilt or worry.


Eats for the day included a breakfast bar around 11 AM:


Lunch was cous cous, beans, sugar snap peas, and a pickle:


Snack was an orange:


Conference calls suck, FYI:


Snack #2 was Stacy’s Pita Chips:


"Dinner" was eaten around 6:30 PM when I realized I was never… ever… getting off work.  I had granola + banana:


Dinner #2 was made by the Husband when he came home from work.  He reheated up 1/2 cup of soup for me and gave me another 1/2 an orange:


Random thoughts:


  • Not nearly enough green in my diet today.  Poor planning, but decent choices overall.
  • We are thinking about booking a Christmas vacation to London.  I am exceedingly excited.  We’ll book in the next few days….
  • The Husband re-proposed to me earlier and asked me to re-marry him in London all over again (it will be our 1-year anniversary).  I said yes!
  • Operation Beautiful has one of the best stories ever on it today.
  • Healthy Tipping Point is being re-designed and transferred to WordPress!  Very exciting… expect to see the new blog design soon.   Sorry if we encounter any hiccups during the process.


  • Kat (Kat's Daily Plate) September 21, 2009, 6:45 pm

    All of those things are so exciting! Especially getting re-proposed to and "remarried" in an awesome Brit wedding!! 🙂

  • Food Makes Fun Fuel September 21, 2009, 6:52 pm

    Aww the reproposal sounds really sweet 🙂 I've always wanted to go to London, I guess your pictures will have to suffice haha

  • Emily September 21, 2009, 6:54 pm

    Ick, I hate conference calls, too!

    London sounds like a great vacay spot; I'd love to go someday!

    Can't wait to see the new site!

  • angieinatlanta September 21, 2009, 6:55 pm

    Aw, hubs sounds so sweet!

    And sure, you didn't get that much green but you still made very healthful choices, in my opinion!

  • Jenna September 21, 2009, 7:03 pm

    I usually zone out and look at food blogs during conference calls, naughty 🙂 Not ALL the time of course!

    No sweat on the run, you deserve a break after a long day.

    Yay for London in December, you totally should take a vacation and get away for awhile!

    Have a great evening.

  • Lanie September 21, 2009, 7:09 pm

    the sonic toothbrush sounds great!

  • veganvegan September 21, 2009, 7:16 pm


  • joelle (The Pancake Girl) September 21, 2009, 7:17 pm

    AW that is adorable!! Yay for getting "Re-married!!"

  • Kath September 21, 2009, 7:24 pm

    So many exciting things!! I'm so glad you're moving to WP. Leaving comments on Blogger SUCKSSSS!

  • HangryPants September 21, 2009, 7:24 pm

    homegirl, you need a headset.

  • eatingmachine September 21, 2009, 7:26 pm

    i've seen you eat beans like that a couple times…. do you just eat them plain or are they seasoned?
    i love the *idea* of beans, but I always feel like they need a little something…

  • Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) September 21, 2009, 7:30 pm

    aw that is adorable!

  • Kate September 21, 2009, 7:40 pm

    Your hubbie is so cute!!

  • Jenna September 21, 2009, 7:42 pm

    christmas in london sounds great 🙂
    love your list!

  • Kiersten September 21, 2009, 7:46 pm

    Aw, that's so sweet of your husband. 🙂

  • Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries September 21, 2009, 7:46 pm

    hubs reproposal is so sweet! congrats! and london!! luckyyyy

  • Lizzy September 21, 2009, 7:48 pm

    Aw the hubs is so adorable! how cute of him to re-propose! Loves! can't wait to see the new design! 🙂

  • BethAnn Caputo September 21, 2009, 7:51 pm

    Question for you…are you supposed to take the day off after you have a long run? Since you ran 13.1 miles yesterday does it benefit you to run the five or to take the day off? I always get confused about these things. I'm training for my first 1/2 marathon and generally try to take the day off after my long run…should I be running?

  • BethAnn Caputo September 21, 2009, 7:52 pm

    Oh also…keep your head up! I am usually out from 6 a.m.-10 p.m….you're doing a great job of keeping yourself sane! (or so it seems)

  • Steph September 21, 2009, 7:58 pm

    That's so cute of your husband to re-propose! London sounds exciting…you have some great stuff to look forward to 🙂

  • Jolene - EverydayFoodie September 21, 2009, 8:21 pm

    Wow – lots of exciting news!!! 11 hours + makes for a really long day. I hope you get a chance to relax a bit tonight or tomorrow!

  • Julia September 21, 2009, 9:10 pm

    What exciting plans!
    Those Stacy's Pita Chips are so delish!

  • randomlymikey September 21, 2009, 9:32 pm

    your conference call pic made me lol! that is sooo sweet that your hub re-proposed! off to check out the awesome O.B. story 🙂

  • wholebodylove September 21, 2009, 10:23 pm

    I have always blogged with wordpress and I love it! So glad you are coming to the wordpress 'hood!

  • Angela (Run Study Eat) September 21, 2009, 11:06 pm

    omg a re-proposal!? tres cute.

  • peony in a nutshell September 21, 2009, 11:11 pm

    i live just outside london 🙂

  • Katie September 21, 2009, 11:49 pm

    If you come to London, maybe you should have a blogger get together for any British readers nearby?! As long as that wouldn't mean crashing your romantic holiday, of course!!

  • Kiki (Run Kiki Run) September 22, 2009, 1:09 am

    London, did you say London?! Yay my fave bloggers are coming Europe-side. Cant wait for details of your trip and a plan to meet up! xx

  • jac September 22, 2009, 2:43 am

    congrats on your 1st year anni and reproposal!!! so sweet and romantic of ur husband!

  • Kirsten September 22, 2009, 3:06 am

    I love London! Covent Garden is so nice at Christmas! That is so cute about the re-proposal!

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point September 22, 2009, 3:41 am

    BethAnn – Ideally I would always take the day after a long run off, but because my schedule blows, I have to squeeze a run in there if I want to hit 4 runs/week. It's not ideal and I'm sure I'll blow it off more than once.

    eatingmachine – i usually eat them plain — i like the taste.

  • Lauren September 22, 2009, 4:15 am

    Ugh, long work days are the absolute worst. At least its over and today is a new fresh start! Hope it goes so much better at the office.

    Oh my, a London Vacay sounds perfect!!!! I am so excited for you guys. And how adorable that he asked you to re-marry him? LoL, that just made my heart happy. 🙂

  • Ashley Lauren September 22, 2009, 4:17 am

    It helps to have an awesome trip to look forward to while working crazy hours 🙂

    Hang in there! I hope today is better!

  • Caroline September 22, 2009, 5:33 am

    Oh I adore London. How sweet of him! My husband planned a surprise trip for me this past weekend for our second anniversary, back to our wedding night hotel and then where we spent our first anniversary. But unforeseen expenses arose (gotta love those pets) and the trip got canceled. I'm totally jealous of your possible trip though!

  • Christina September 22, 2009, 5:43 am

    Conference calls definitely suck.

    Your hubby is so romantic!!! I hope you get to go to London and re-new your vows.

  • Krista September 22, 2009, 6:00 am

    Your hubby is SO romantic! What a catch! 🙂

  • Jo September 22, 2009, 6:44 am

    Hey – that's awesome you are thinking of visiting london – I don't live there anymore but go a lot as I live near it – lived there for 3 years… so let me know if you want any advice! You should so visit scotland as well if you can (can you tell I'm scottish!!!!)

  • Anne Marie September 22, 2009, 8:27 am

    London-how fun!!

  • Laura@FindingAHealthyBalance September 22, 2009, 8:48 am

    THANK YOU SO MUCH for saying that it is "ok" to miss the odd training run or even a Whole Week as I am pretty much doing that this week because I have a horrible head cold…….the guilt of not running is getting to me but I know I shouldn't & I won't! =( Laura

  • Laura@FindingAHealthyBalance September 22, 2009, 8:52 am

    I love London! Such a great city, you will have a great holiday there and congrats on your "renewal"! =) I am on wordpress too…….can't wait to see you there soon.

  • Tina September 22, 2009, 9:00 am

    London is the best! I went there last year with my parents and had the greatest time.

    I'm Tina and I've been reading your blog for about a year and a half. I'm a freshman in college and just started my own blog as well! I can't wait to get involved with this amazing community 🙂

  • seesaraheat September 22, 2009, 9:09 am

    What a fun trip that will be! Your husband is so sweet, I'm hoping to get re-proposed to for our 5th anniversary next year 😉

    I can't wait for you to move to Wordpress, it will be easier for me to comment then, lol. Good luck!

  • laurasrecipecollection September 22, 2009, 11:08 am

    Re-congrats on your re-engagement 🙂

  • Andrea September 22, 2009, 12:52 pm

    A re-proposal that is so sweet, and a trip to London to boot!

  • Jess September 22, 2009, 7:52 pm

    Boo to so much working and conference calls, but yay to sweet hubbies that "re-propose!" How cute is he?! Seriously.

  • Ali September 23, 2009, 6:52 am

    Awww, how sweet that he re-proposed! I love London, I went on vacation here 3 years ago and it was a great time!!!!

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