Kayaking in Dana Point

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Hello and Happy Sunday! This morning I woke up around 6 and forced myself to go back to sleep until 7. When I finally rolled out of bed Ben was still asleep so I snuck out for a Sunday morning walk. Three miles with my thoughts Sometimes I wait for Ben to walk with me, but he sprained his ankle about 2 weeks ago and it’s just getting back to normal. So we decided to get some … [Read more...]

Thai Food and 21 Miles

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Helloooooooo! Friday night after work Ben and I went out for Thai food. I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it before but there are dozens of Thai places on every block around here. And they’re all good! We tried a new to us place and of course it was amazing I like a lot of drinks. (Actually, we both ordered the dinner special and they each came with either a Thai tea or Thai … [Read more...]

Frappuccino Friday Fun

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I had a lunch meeting with my friend Pam (the OC Triathlon coach) at Starbucks. She’s working on her website and I tried to help her with a few things. I bought an iced tea and also scored a sample of their Pumpkin Frappuccino when the barista came walking around with them! Deelish! As promised, I made a pumpkin cookie recipe that I’ll share as soon as I write it up. They … [Read more...]

Ask a Monican #44

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Happy Friday! Yesterday after work Ben came with me to return the tainted almond butter to Trader Joes. Unfortunately, I made the rookie mistake of us shopping when we were hungry   We ended up with a lot of extra goodies in the cart like these chocolate hazelnut cookies. (Note the way the box is ripped open like we’re animals.) Fortunately (?), after eating 2 cookies … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Protein Pudding Recipe

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I had half a can of pumpkin hanging out in my fridge and wanted to do something new with it. I have my usual breakfast round up of pumpkin oats and pumpkin pancakes, but I wanted an orange snack today. So, I dreamed up this sweet pumpkin-y pudding. Pumpkin Spiced Protein Pudding Ingredients: 1/2 c canned pumpkin 1/4 c milk of your choice 3/4 scoop vanilla or … [Read more...]

23 Runs Until the NY Marathon

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Happy Thursday! I woke up this morning not super excited about my run. I stayed up a little too late last night and wasn’t feeling it. I was thisclose to talking myself into a short run when I reminded myself that I just said last night that the New York City Marathon  is only 38 days away. Aaaaand, given rest days and such that means I only have about 23 more runs! So, I did … [Read more...]

Rotta Port Wine

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How’s your week going? I kinda feel like it’s speeding by! Mid-morning I stalled lunch hunger pangs with a handful of cashews. You’ve seen them before Lunch - I may turn into an egg soon because I cannot get enough of them lately! I made egg salad for lunch and paired it with tons of Sabra hummus and snap peas. Then, I was on a conference call when the Cabot fairy delivered … [Read more...]

Trader Joes Nut Butter Recall

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Hello! Since I was traveling on Sunday and skipped my Sunday Set Up routine I didn’t really have a workout planned for today.  I decided to hit the gym for a strength session. Ran there 1.5 miles, weights, walk back. When I got back I was HUNGRY and wanted something very filling. Lately my eggs and toast have left me wanting something else. So, I snacked on some … [Read more...]

Adora Calcium Giveaway

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Alternate titles – TMI Tuesday? Today I took a walk after work and called my peep Chandra. I don’t know how we got on the subject of boys (False. that’s all we talk about) but I admitted to her that I used to have the BIGGEST crush on David Letterman. I think she’s judging me and maybe I should have kept it to myself (source) This afternoon I got the biggest chocolate … [Read more...]

Trader Joes Tuesday–Pumpkin Butter is Back

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Look I’m Woody Howdy howdy howdy! This morning I woke up at 5am – well before my alarm. Guess I’m somehow still on east coast time? I decided to crawl out of bed and start my day early. After a bit of stalling on twitter (waiting for the sun to come up) – I headed out the door for a tempo run. Tuesdays have been my speed runs of late, but I wanted to do something new today. 5 … [Read more...]

Ground Turkey Broccoli Slawghetti Crock Pot Recipe

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I have a pile of dirty clothes in my suitcase, a pile of emails to catch up on and a pile of wrappers from all the gum I’ve chewed today to get to (okay that last one isn’t really relevant). The point is, I don’t want to spend time cooking dinner tonight when I can be doing other things. So, I knew I had to make a crockpot meal tonight. In true Monican fashion I wanted … [Read more...]

Team REFUEL with Chocolate Milk Online

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Hello and Happy Monday! I got into Orange County about 9pm last night. I thought I was going to be exhausted, but I got a second wind and somehow had the energy to stay up for the season finale of The Real Housewives of New Jersey. OMG. Let’s discuss! Fail of America = I forgot my MotoActv at Kristin’s house. She text me during my layover and said she found it and would mail … [Read more...]

Home After Fitbloggin

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Hello from the sky (again)! These cross country trips are kinda rough when you’re just staying for a weekend. But, I had a complete blast! I’m tired with a big smile After breakfast Kristin, Matt, Kylie and I took a walk in the woods. It’s like wine in the woods, but not as fun. And sober (in case that wasn’t obvious). Trains that transport coal use these tracks and we saw … [Read more...]

Walk to Dunkin Donuts Iced Coffee

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After my delicious crab dinner I stayed up pretty late playing Kings Cup with Kristin, Matt and their neighbors. It’s a drinking game and I probably had 2 glasses of wine while playing. We hit the sack around midnight and I felt completely wrecked. Luckily this morning I woke up feeling great and convinced Kristin to walk to Dunkin Donuts with me. It’s about 3.5 miles round … [Read more...]

Fitbloggin 2012–Saturday

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After my 15 miler and breakfast I walked around and checked out the sponsors. Fitbloggin’s expo is fairly small but they’re pretty much all companies I already really love. There was a Laughing Cow snack break after the first session and I finally got to try the Cinnamon Cream Cheese. Yes, it’s good. Is it sad that is was my favorite event of the day? After the break I went … [Read more...]

Friday Fun at Fitbloggin

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I’m having so much fun at Fitbloggin!!! But there is a ton of stuff packed into one weekend so I’m keeping this post short and picture heavy. I’ll elaborate tomorrow, feel free to ask questions in the comments so I know which direction to take things. Lunch at Fitbloggin Friday: At 2pm I led a discussion with Cynthia of It All Changes on Oversharing and Blogging.  “Hello, my … [Read more...]