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Good Finds

I love when I find new foods

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I started my morning off with some peanut butter toast thanks to Trader Joes Sprouted Wheat bread.  60 calories per slice, 3 g of fiber, and 5 g of protein.  It had a simple ingredient list: Sprouted wheat, wheat flour, water, honey, wheat gluten, yeast, molasses, and salt.  I believe its good to eat foods that you can not only identify all the ingredients but also pronounce them.  

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Mmmm the start of a beautiful day!

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Only this could make it better.  Thank you Green Mountain Coffee for getting my through my 8 am statistics class!  Did you know you can order K-Cups through Keurig and get 24 per box instead of 18?  Plus free shipping after $50 in coffee (yes I do drink that much coffee…)  Try it out, I’m stocked for A LOOOOOOOONNNNGGG time.  Join their Coffee Club and you get their discounts. 

Classes went fine today.  Jujin and Yumi took my picture on their iPhone today.  They have an app that matches your facial characteristics with famous Korean actresses, actors, etc…  I look like a 51 year old beautiful Korean actress according to the app.   Yumi couldn’t stop laughing!  They’re too cute.

Lunch didn’t disappoint.  It was also a great find and combo:

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V8 Golden Butternut Squash Soup + Amy’s Organic Chunky Tomato Bisque

It’s a 1:1 ratio, nuke it, top with crackers, parm, or croutons.

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I had some more Great Harvest bread on the side.  The bread may be expensive, but there is A LOT in that loaf 🙂

Charlie had to go see the vet today.  I have battle wounds from trying to get him in his “house”.  I think he was worried I was going to get rid of him.  His previous owner gave him up because the new cat didn’t like Charlie (awful person.)  It broke my heart to see him shake the whole way.  But the vet was super nice and Charlie seemed to like him.  Thank goodness, phew.

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The rest of the afternoon looked like this (intermixed with chatting with my Shawna-na-na!  Miss ya sweetie, can’t wait for the Turkey Trot).  Stat homework, reviewing Biochem notes, and Tweetdeck hehe

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Stacy’s Pita Chips and a large honeycrisp apple fueled me. 

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Can you see all the delicious cinnamon sugar on that puppy?  mmm mmm satisfies the salty and sweet cravings.  Get a bag…you won’t be disappointed.  Trust me 😉

 

Since I’ve shared, what foods have you recently discovered??? 


You’re From the Future

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On a Saturday, I got my bum up at 530 am to drive to a dairy farm.  Why???  To run a 10K of course…ON A DAIRY FARM!!!  All packed and ready to go, I ate my power breakfast (Nature’s Pride Nutty Oat bread with PB and Jelly with amazing Donut Shop coffee from The Coffee People) and jumped in the car with Tiff.  Neither one of us had been to Fair Oaks Farms, but how hard could it be to get there????

HARD!  Not only did we experience downpours in the dark driving there, but then we got lost and drove around for an extra 40 minutes.  Race start was 8 am.  By the time we pulled into Fair Oaks, the clock of my SUV read “7:57 am”  …. major fail.  Guess what though.  We crossed the time zone.  It was actually “6:57am”  and we were 1 hour early.  PERFECT! 

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The weather wasn’t looking too promising, but we were optimistic.  The lady at check-in had a pretty good laugh with us about our cross over in time zones.  She giggled and then said “Oh you’re from the future”.  I thought “Yep, we already experienced this hour and it wasn’t too bad :)”.

After getting some coffee and exploring our after race eats at the cafe on site, we went back to car to pin on our numbers, layer up, and head to the start line.

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LOOK!!!  A break in the clouds.  And yes, we did have partly cloudy skies the entire 10K. 

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All decked out and ready to go, we headed to the start.  1 mile in, the clouds broke enough to reveal the prettiest rainbow.  I knew it was going to be a good race.  And it was.  I’m not sure of my exact time yet, but I’ll post it when it comes up.  There were parts of the race that went into trails and grass (we were on a dairy farm for goodness sakes).

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It was the perfect fall morning. 

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Happy finishers with the cow :)  We definitely were a little wind blown.

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Once we got ourselves stretched out, we went over to the cafe again.  I wanted to take home some cheese!  What did I get???  Veggie Havarti, sooo yummy!  I’ll definitely be coming back for more.  They had the most amazing cheddar too. 

What kind of swag does one get for a dairy farm race???  HONEY MILK!

DSC00764It had an outrageous amount of protein – 20g for 150 kcal in the chocolate.   Also, the calcium in it was 60% of your Daily Value.  Real milk has 30%.  It was ok.  I looked up the price for it: 12 pack for $35.  Why not just have a greek yogurt?  But it was fun, and I took 3 of them at the end of the race.  Might as well bump up my calcium and protein intake this week by adding it to my smoothies.

What else did we get?

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Well a cow bell medal of course!  🙂

 

POST RACE FUEL:

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Cheesy toasted bread with Tomato Bisque.  Great for a fall day. 

 

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend and doing a few fun things.  Are you running any races soon???