September 14th, 2009: Decisions decisions

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Wine and chocolate zucchini bread

Oh yeah, two big honkin’ slices of chocolate zucchini bread and a glass of red while we watched an old movie (Fine Lady) which was really good!  We tried watching more TV but I was falling asleep on the couch so I had to call it a night at 11pm.  I crashed out in bed hardcore.

I got up at 7am this morning to get my day moving and groovin!  No waiting for Scott to get up this morning, I had to have breakfast ASAP!

Coffee and oats

Oaty oats with two nectarines and some glorious coffee.  So fine!  I was stuffed to the gills though and couldn’t finish the Joe.

I have been busting around all day organizing this and that.  Make lists, working on calendars and schedules and emails and everything.

I took a quick break to walk Rocky and while it was a bit warmer than yesterday, it was still a fantastic day outside.  Once we got back home, I handled the laundry and put together some lunch.

Total hodge-podge!



  • 1C carrot juice
  • 1C US cranberry juice
  • 1C Water
  • Kale
  • Piece of fresh coconut
  • Pineapple slices
  • Frozen blueberries
  • Frozen mango

Fabbo! The coconut did make it a bit gritty but manageable. :D

Veggies, burrito, hashbrowns

Snack plate!

  • Carrots
  • Cucumber
  • Leftover hashbrowns
  • 1/2 an Amy’s burrito

Mmmm that burrito was so warm and gooeylicious.

fruit salad

In the middle was some fruit:

  • Watermelon
  • Pineapple
  • Strawberries (for Scott)
  • Minneolas

I think I picked a bad melon though and wow but bad melon encounters can ruin your day!  The watermelon seems a bit mealy and not juicy sweet.  It was a huge melon too!  So now I don’t know what to do with it.

I know what you’re saying, “Andrea, where is your salad?!”

Patience loves.

More moving and shaking around the office after lunch.  I am in the ZONE!  And it is flowing along nicely!  I had some tea to keep me moving.


Walnut Crunch from TehKu, tastes delicious and gives me a little buzz to move along.

I was starved once again so I headed into the kitchen to stuff mah face!  Scott was having leftover soup for dinner, so I decided to get my bidness on with some Hugh Jass!


Come to momma my pretty!

  • Mixed Greens
  • Chopped hard boiled egg
  • Peas
  • Corn
  • Carrot
  • Parsnip
  • Grape tomatoes
  • Slivered almonds

With a mustard-balsamic combo on top.

Crackers, cheese, vegan nuggets

In the middle was a plate with:

  • Raincoast crisp crackers
  • Slice of super sharp cheddar
  • Egg 1/4 for Scott
  • Vegan nuggets!!

Salad and snacks

Don’t get me wrong, I love me some salads at lunch time but those are just wee.  And sometimes you need some Hugh Jass in your life to fill a void.

Can I get an amen?

This had all my fave components and I was one happy lady after dinner.

Race Talk

Alright friends, l have to break some news to you.

I think I’m pulling out of the 1/2 in a few weeks.  Boooo!  I’m so terribly bummed about this!  My right hamstring is starting to bother me during the long runs.  I do okay till I get to the end of 6 miles and then I can feel it getting tight on me.  It doesn’t hurt but later that night and the following day it’s tight.  Stretching helps but stretching won’t be enough to get me through 13 miles.  Especially since at this point, each week my long run goes up a mile.

That’s quick!

If I’m to be totally honest with myself, I don’t think my right ham will handle 7 miles this week.  I can try and then stop if it seems like it’s getting to tight.  But at this point, I really think that pulling out of the race is my best option.  I don’t want to risk injury and be off running again for an entire month.  That was killer!  And having to start all over again at square one with my running stank.  Been there, done that, have no intention of doing it again.

Plus I want to be able to run while I’m in San Fran!  And I don’t want to be stuck on my hiney not running during the holidays.  Running helps me cope with the winter (believe it or not!) and all that holiday yummer food.

Poops on me.

Where does that leave me?  That means, I’m starting to train for the Cap City Half in May!  I really liked this race a lot and the course is fantastic.  Starting to train now for it, and I should be good to go come May! :D

8 thoughts on “September 14th, 2009: Decisions decisions

  1. Amen Amen! Huge jasses are totally induglent worthy for dinner. And I always say, the best part of the salad is the last bite.

    Okay love, you are so smart to pull out of this 1/2. If you feel that your hammie is slightly not at it’s best, you could do some serious damange by putting that much ware and tare on your body. Running is hard on the body, but racing for that distance is wayyyyy harder and it requires you to be in ideal shape. The slightest injury could result in terrible long term damages.
    Take it easy hun and don’t feel bad one bit about your desicion. It may just be more beneficial than you think! :)

  2. Aw I’m sorry u had to make the hard decision, but I think your reasoning- AND saving your sanity in the upcoming months…is extremely wise. This doesn’t mean u can’t do it ever, just a good new yr’s resolution or something :D Good luck A!

  3. aww sorry about the race, but i think it’s always smart to listen to your body. I swear if I could feed mine half as good as you are feeding yours I should be a rockstar…I just haven’t found the salad I can make at home that I truly love

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