Breakfast/ Exercise/ Fitness

Treadmilling It

Good Morning!

I can’t believe only a week ago I was here:

Le sigh.
Before I get into anything this morning, I have the name of the MojaMix winner!!!!!! Congratulations Kate, comment number 23!!! Kate wrote: “MMmmmm.. as always thanks for the opportunity to win. I would choose Grains a plenty, blueberries, dried bananas and almonds!”

Kate, email me your information and we will have your mix sent right to ya! 🙂
In other news this morning, I had a great 5 mile run on the treadmill (yes, I’m a wimp and it was WAY too hot outside)! Before I left I had a slice of toast with almond butter, preserves and 1/2 banana:

Seriously, this is the perfect pre-running meal! I love it.
I did do flying leaps off the treadmill a few times to fiddle with the TV (trying to find Hardy’s FOX news appearance about A Really Goode Job!) but other than that, I stayed pretty consistent. Unfortunately one of the big problems with treadmills, in my opinion, is one accidental nudge of a button and it will re-set. This happened after I had run 3.25 miles and so I had to re-set and just ran about 2 more miles starting from zero. I hate that, don’t you??! I THINK I finished everything in about 50 minutes, which is what I was aiming for.
After my run, I headed back downstairs and made a HUGE Green Monster!

I used the other half of my morning banana, almost a cup of blueberries, almond butter, ice, fresh spinach and amazing meal. It was perfect but now I’m freezing and in desperate need of a hot beverage!

So, I’ve just discovered TweetDeck and now probably will not be able to get anything productive done ever again. Social media takes over my life!!! Its crazy though, when you really think about it, just how far we have come in a short period of time. I remember when Facebook was brand new!!!!! Now we wonder how we could live without it…? Crazy. I never thought I would be addicted to Twitter but, alas, I am totally tweeted out now! 😉
I’m about to do a super quick deep clean of the condo and then literally dive into the pool. RASCAL FLATTS IS TONIGHT!!!!!!!!!! Hello, cowgirl boots and jean skirt….woot woot! I’m going to the concert with Erin, Meghann and Derek and I believe we they are coming over in the afternoon to lay out by the pool as well. If you were wondering, Ryan isn’t much of a Rascal Flatts fan. He is deep sea fishing all day instead! lol
See you in a bit!

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  • Megan (Runner's Kitchen)
    July 25, 2009 at 11:09 am

    I love having pb & banana on toast as a pre-run snack. Before both of my marathons I ate a big bagel with pb and banana. Kept me full for hours! Enjoy the concert 🙂

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    July 25, 2009 at 11:14 am

    Glad you had a fabulous run and a great start to the morning!!!! Hope the rest of your day is just as great! Rascal Flatts sounds AWESOME!

  • megan
    July 25, 2009 at 11:19 am

    What a great start to your Saturday…and you still have much more to look forward to! Enjoy the concert tonight, girl!

  • Angharad
    July 25, 2009 at 11:20 am

    That’s my running fuel too – minus the toast! Glad you had a good morning run – me too! Enjoy the pool -sounds absolutely dreamy!

  • Mara @ What's for Dinner?
    July 25, 2009 at 11:37 am

    Have a blast at the concert!! When they came to chicago, they played at Wrigley Field, and tickets were a fortune, so I couldn’t go!

  • Spotty Prep
    July 25, 2009 at 11:39 am

    Have a great time at the concert!!!

  • Shannon, The Healthy Beach Bum
    July 25, 2009 at 11:48 am

    your toast looks amazing ! lovin the nanner on it 🙂

  • Michelle Hisae
    July 25, 2009 at 11:50 am

    5 miles – that’s a lot more than usual. Yay for your shin splints quieting down!

  • Danielle J.
    July 25, 2009 at 11:51 am

    Have an awesome time tonight 🙂

  • Recipes for Creativity
    July 25, 2009 at 11:55 am

    Have fun at Rascal Flatts!!!

  • RunToFinish
    July 25, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    rascal flatts is one of my favorite fact I’ve seen them like 4 times now, I just love their shows!!

    July 25, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    Hey hey, I hate when I can’t find a good channel on the gym tv, and how I get brain freeze with my gm’s. Enjoy tonight, and can’t wait for you to post about it.

  • lesley
    July 25, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    I agree … who knew Twitter could be so fun?? Enjoy the concert!

  • polly
    July 25, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    YEeeeeehaw!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😀 You KNOW this country girl is kickin up her boots for ya!!! Have fun!

  • Ali
    July 25, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    Sistah, I’m in awe of you.. 5 miles on a treadmill?! That’s unbelievable, haha– I can only last 20 minutes, tops 🙁 I have like treadmill ADHD I’m pretty sure

  • Meg
    July 25, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    I just downloaded tweetdeck and have been enjoying it so far.

    Have fun at the concert!!!!

  • Deva
    July 25, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    I love peanut butter or any nut butter and banana at anytime of day! It’s soooo good!

  • Susan
    July 25, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    Ha, I think I might choose fishing over Rascal Flatts too 😛 Have fun at the concert!!

  • Kelly
    July 25, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    I think I’m a bit burnt out on Twitter myself. I work for an advertising agency and it’s all people talk about. They actually want us to twitter at work.

  • nicole h
    July 25, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    mmm that pbj/banana toast looks great! have fun at rascal flatts ill be at the other concert in WPB warp tour.

  • Daria (Summer of the CSAs)
    July 25, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    Ah man I hate it when I accidentally hit the emergency stop buttons on the treadmill – such a pain to restart when you’re in a groove! Congrats on doing 5 miles though. That’s impressive!

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope
    July 25, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    Congrats on the run! And what a delicious way to refuel with the green smoothie. YUM!

    SO jealous about that concert tonight. I expect to see some pictures! 🙂

  • Meredith (Pursuing Balance)
    July 25, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    I just finished reading Three Cups of Tea, and in the acknowledgements it thanks Murphy Goode for keeping the interviews lubricated! Too funny!

  • Rebecca
    July 25, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    Mmm I had PB&J plus bananas on an english muffin this morning. I reset the elliptical the other day by accident! I hate when that happens because because seeing how far I’ve gone already motivates me to go further and when it resets it’s like I haven’t done anything at all. Grr!

    Have a great time at the concert!

  • Kim
    July 25, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    I cannot tell you how many times I have reset the stupid treadmill!! It especially happens when I am doing my steeper incline walking…my right forearm hits the “stop” button. GRR!!

    Have fun tonight!

  • Jessica
    July 25, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    woo hoo have fun at the concert!