Woman Versus Food and Almost Meets Man

I started my day with a 16 mile training run. I felt pretty good until the last two (and ended up slowing at that point). IMG_0036 (800x600)16 miles in – Average pace 8:51IMG_0037 (800x600)

Here are my splits for my personal reference, (thanks for scrolling past this crap)…

  • Mile 1: 8:48
  • Mile 2: 8:38 (a little eager)
  • Mile 3: 8:51 (eagerness wore off fast)
  • Mile 4: 8:41
  • Mile 5: 8:56
  • Mile 6: 8:56
  • Mile 7: 8:43
  • Mile 8: 8:57
  • Mile 9: 8:47
  • Mile 10: 8:56
  • Mile 11: 8:52
  • Mile 12: 8:42
  • Mile 13: 8:53
  • Mile 14: 8:47
  • Mile 15: 9:02 (are we there yet?!)
  • Mile 16: 9:04

This is me trying to pretend I’m just fixing my sunglasses as a random car passes me for the third time as I’m trying to take a timer picture . Stop laughing at me stranger, you’re the one who’s lost…IMG_0034 (800x600)

Fuel for the journey included gatorade, honey stinger in chocolate (aka icing) and endorphins when I hit the wall and was hungry at mile 13.IMG_0028 (600x800)

As soon as I got home I made soy chorizo with bell peppers, onions and eggs. IMG_0041 (800x600)

Plus an apple because I was still hungry and thirsty.IMG_0042 (800x600)

Post shower I read a magazine and built up some energy for the Munchathon!

Today I was invited to cover the first Munchathon in Orange County! image

This morning there was a 5k obstacle course race with food along the course. Then, the festival opened up with a bunch of gourmet food trucks!

Since I had a long run on the schedule I opted out of the 5k, but made sure my big appetite was present for the food extravaganza!!!fusion taco truck

Gourmet food trucks are always so difficult to track down, I love how this event brought them all together for my eating pleasure!!!bacon mania truck

Ben made a beeline for the Baconmania truck…Ben at Baconmania

He got the Bacon Ball Duo – PB&J wrapped in bacon and a Mac n Cheese wrapped in bacon!if you want a short life, order this

Look at those greasy balls!greasy bacon balls

Bacon Wrapped PB&J $$$ shotthe money shot

We made sure to pace ourselves as I still have to run a marathon before I let myself become completely obese. Even though, the Greasy Weiner was calling my name…the greasy wiener

I have been craving falafel for days (weird, I know). So when I spotted this truck I immediately ordered a falafel gyro.IMG_6201 (800x533)

It was a great choice too! The gyro was huge and stuffed full of falafel, feta and yogurt dressing. I’m not the biggest fan of yogurt dressing, but still loved this!falafel gyro

The menu said it was stuffed with french fries too, but I asked for them on the side.fries on the side

Ben got a pork taco that we was really excited about.ben loves the taco

Get it! taco eater

Free sample of Honest Tea Lemonade Smile IMG_6196 (533x800)

Then, I realized I had it all backwards!eat dessert always

I should have started with the ice cream sandwich!IMG_6190 (533x800)

If I got lost here, I would just eat more food and hope my friends found me one day…IMG_6172 (800x533)

Ben and I heard something about Man v. Food being there, but wasn’t sure if they were gone by the time we arrived. Then, we saw a film crew!IMG_6182 (800x533)

I swear I didn’t realize it until editing these pictures, but look over my shoulder here…see the guy in the grey jacket?IMG_6227 (800x533)

That would be Adam Richman the man of Man V. Food!IMG_6228 (800x533)

Call me a Cheeseball, but my heart jumped with happiness!!! I LOVE him. I just called myself “Woman versus food” for the 126th time on my vlog yesterday. I’m obsessed.IMG_6221 (800x533)

Unfortunately, his crew made me stop taking pictures Sad smile They wouldn’t allow any photography while they were filming and weren’t doing autographs or anything. IMG_6230 (800x533)

Rumor is the episode they’re filming is about the 7 pound burrito from The White Rabbit.image

The rumor also is that Food wins in this episode and he doesn’t eat it all Sad smile

As we were watching Adam film someone from the fry truck came around with samples of all their amazingness. You can’t see it that well, but the best ones were in the back = sweet potato fries covered in goat cheese and raspberry jam. To.die.for.IMG_6234 (800x533)

Finally Ben and I decided to wave our white flags and go home. IMG_6236 (800x533)

Hopefully, I’ll meet Adam next time. May I suggest a legit meeting of Man/Woman versus food?!?! I can take him at eating a whole watermelon (or 2) for sure. A girl can dream…


  1. says

    Aw man, I’m so jealous. I love Adam Richman. Don’t you find it odd, though, that he ALWAYS wears a jacket. Even in the hottest climates, he is always layered up. But, perhaps I’m the only one who has noticed that.

    Anyhow, what an awesome way to refuel after your long run. It looks like you and Ben had a great time!

  2. says

    I cannot tell you how much I like everything in this post. I was going to say I wish I was there for those bacon balls, but then there was falafel, which is also delicious. And ice cream sandwiches. And ADAM RICHMAN! I’m pretty sure if I’d been in your shoes, I woulda run up and tried to hug him. hahaha 😛

  3. Debbie says

    I need to find a festival like this. I think all food truck festivals should start with a race. So much fun. You would totally win if Adam challenged you not only with watermelon but cherries too.

  4. Nicole G. says

    I must say when you called yourself “woman vs. food” in your vlog I did crack up-I can totally relate! You hit the nail on the head. I hope Adam is as cool a guy as he is portrayed on the show and not getting too big for his britches!

  5. says

    I LOVE HIM! I’m so jealous you spied him! :)

    We’re just getting food trucks in Boston but my favorite one is right by my office. It’s a all local, all vegetarian food truck! So much yummy stuff.

  6. ida says

    wow, you rocked that 16 miler! That food truck even looks awesome, and I can’t believe Adam was there too.

  7. says

    ah, i can’t believe they told you to stop taking pictures! the nerve! we’re just fans is all!

    and great job on the run…my avg pace for my 8 miles today was a minute longer than that…give me your legs please?

  8. says

    I totally would have ran right up to him. As much as his glutonous challenges are sometimes hard to watch, he is just so entertaining. :-)

  9. says

    I spend plenty of time trying to look like I’m NOT taking a self portrait out in public – silly people thinking I’m the weird one!

    That munchathon looks awesome! I would totally run that 5k!

  10. says

    I probably would have been arrested for trying to hug Adam lol. I too am completely obsessed with him and the show. I swear I will be watching some of the episodes and totally think to myself “yea I could do this one…”
    And seriously, I think we should bombard his producers for a Blogger V Watermelon episode. I can eat an insane amount of watermelon..my BF has commented that it isn’t natural!

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