Monday, April 13, 2009

Weekend Recap/Happy Monday!

Hi everyone!  Hope you all had a wonderful Passover and Easter!

I had a fabulous weekend!

Friday I went out with my friends and ran into this monstrocity...

yes.  it is what you think it is.  and i.didn' lol YAY me. Shout out t0 Shanty :)

Saturday I helped with French Compeition prep at the local highschool where I did my internship during undergrad.  I love french :)  They got subway for everyone so I had a smoothie with:
  • 1/2 banana
  • 5 strawberries
  • handful of spinach
  • vanilla protein powder
  • silk milk
for breakfast and then a turkey sub for lunch.

I went to an AMAZING sushi place, Fuji,  for dinner!  A-May-Zing. I also tried Sake for the first time...interesting. lol.  Not my fave but def interesting.

I saw I Love You, Man.  HA. HA HA.  Funny.  Not the best..but funny. I could kind of relate to the main character because sometimes I say things, and then I'm like..uh...why did I just say that. why.

Other eating highlights from the weekend:

  • Too Jay's Veggie stuffed pita (holy yum)
  • Banana Foster Oatmeal (oatmeal, banana, brown sugar)
Get Ready to Run!

So..I went for my 9mile run.  My knee was KILLING me around mile 6.  I stopped and stretched it..and I guess it sorta/kinda/not really helped.  So..I only did a slow slow slow 8miles...

Distance: 8miles
Time: 1hour 24min

I did take some shots during the run (Cliff shot blocks hehe) which really helped!  And I also ate my oatmeal about 1hour before I left for my run and I felt well fueled and nourished.  Eating a meal is a must for me before I run.

SO..that brings me to today!

Went to Yoga/Pilates and felt really energized, balanced and strong!  I love those days!

I particiapted in Meghann's amazing blog bake sale and got my Chunky Monkey Brownies!  So.Goood.  These babies are topped with dried bananas, walnuts, chocolate chips..they taste so homemade!  I a side of salad lol
  • lettuce
  • avocado
  • turkey breast
  • cucumber
  • tomato
  • hummus
  • slice of wheat bread

I also tried this Pom Sparkling Water...pretty good.  Sometimes I want something other than water but I never ever drink diet drinks and I don't like spending calories on sodas soo..this is a nice substitute!

Tex Mex for dinner :)
  • chips and salsa
  • one tortilla
  • 1/2 order of chicken fajitas :)
  • refried beans
  • some guac/lettuce/tomato salsa
  • brownies. why chunky monkey. im going to be a chunky monkey.
When you go out for mexican and they give you fajitas or multiple tacos/burritos, take the fillings and stuff them into one shell/tortilla.  This will save you cals but you can still enjoy the food and get enough to be satisfied!

So, I'm going to call the DR tomorrow and see what's up with my knee.  I REALLY REALLY REALLY need to run the 15k.  I refuse not to and maybe this seems irresponsible but this is probably the most important race I will run this year.  So. Yeah. :)

Have a great night...enjoy The Hills...College Life...other trash...hehe.


  1. Hope your knee feels better soon! All your weekend eats look so good - esp. the bake sale brownies!

  2. That crunch bar is insane! Also, you should submit that picture to Where did you find a bar so huge??? Good luck with your knee! I hope you start feeling better soon =)

  3. I am so sorry about the knee! That bar looks like a monster.

  4. Try icing down your knee after your work outs and i would also take an anti-inflammatory such as aleve, twice a day with food. if it hurts, i wouldn't run.

  5. I'm just swinging by from SkinnyRunner's Blog. What 15k are you running?? :)