Outdoor Running & Vacation Happy Dancing

2 09 2009

Hey there Fit Friends!

How was your Tuesday?  Here’s a recap of my Tuesday adventures!

Coffee first thing, in one of my favorite mugs!  “Instant Human:  Just Add Coffee“.  I don’t think truer words were ever spoken!

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We met up with our good friend and running buddy Lynn at o’dark thirty for our outdoor run.  The days are getting so short – I miss summer already!  My total mileage w/ warmup and cooldown was 4.85. After I got home,  I did 10 min of much needed stretching.

I was famished by the time I was done, so I decided on a heartier breakfast this morning.  Oatmeal (1/3 cup measured dry) with cinnamon, raisins, splash of almond milk, drizzle of raw honey, and a couple crumbles of a coconut cream pie Larabar (what amounted to maybe 1/5 of the full bar).  Oh my goodness, this was a DEE-LISH post-run breakfast.  I will definitely be making this one again.

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I completely missed having a mid-morning snack.  I got busy researching self-hosting options for my blog, reading about WordPress, and updating my Gravatar that the time flew right on by.  By lunch I was CRAZY hungry.  I still had some leftover tuna salad from the weekend, so I made it into a ‘wrap’ on a romaine leaf, and my salad du jour contained the usual suspects:  spinach, arugula, an egg, sundried tomatoes, pepitas, dulse, nutritional yeast sprinkles topped with olive oil & balsamic vinegar.

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Later in the afternoon I ran some errands, and had intended to swing into Starbucks for a soy steamer, but I got “lost” in some books at Borders (I LOVE bookstores and libraries, and can entertain myself for hours in them!)  I had some remaining credit on a gift card I’d received as a Christmas present AND a 30% off coupon (BONUS!!!) so I decided on a geeky computer book about WordPress to further my learning on how to make this blog even better for you readers!

By the time I got home, it was too late to have a full snack without ruining my dinner appetite, so I waited for MSP to get home from work and we had HAPPY HOUR while I made dinner.  We had reason to celebrate, as he started his Labor Day Weekend early 🙂  He took a few extra days off of work to make the 3-day weekend into a 6-day weekend!  So we did the ‘”We’re on vay-CAY-shun, we’re on vay-CAY-shun” dance and clinked our glasses.  I had to have a side of soaked almonds with my cocktail or it may have gone straight to my head and then there’d be NO dinner at all!

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My dinner consisted of Cajun Tofu, wilted arugula & spinach, green beans and wild rice.  I wasn’t able to clean my plate, so I have some leftover tofu for another day.

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Later in the evening, it was time to veg out in front of the TV, so we watched “Hell’s Kitchen”.   That show always makes me stressed and hungry:  not a good combo!  🙂  I had a mug of Teeccino with some non-dairy creamer in hopes that would squash any hungries I’d encounter watching all the tasty food being prepared on the show.  It didn’t so a bit later I had a wasa cracker with a piece of light swiss on it.  That did the trick.

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Well my dear friends, it’s time to get my Wednesday started.  We’re trying to decide on whether to do weights this morning or treat it like a weekend and hit up a hiking trail.  Maybe both!  We’ll see.  Have a FAB day and I’ll catch ya next time!

— Shari B.  =)

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