The BF and I went to El Cholofor dinner. We actually first discovered this place at LAX (the L.A. airport). They have a small satellite restaurant that has an abbreviated menu. The signs all over El Cholo at the airport said they were votes to have best margaritas in L.A. so we tried before a flight ... Read More about El Cholo
The training plan called for 14 miles today. That's the farthest I have run in a year. I woke up early to beat the heat. It is still pretty hot here in the middle of the day, I think yesterday it was 80 or something. I wasn't hungry when I woke up from all the junk I had last night before I went to ... Read More about Run 11/8/2008
I felt super thirsty and not very hungry after my run. This is normal, for some reason after a run I just want to drink (but not alcohol). But I felt super run down (no pun intended) and I was hungry at the beginning of my run so I knew I should eat something. I went to TJ's to grab some fruit and ... Read More about Eat Part I 11/8/2008
I was craving veggies for lunch and started with a big salad. I also had a ton of my hummus (warmed up) on toast. I love hummus warmed up now. I discovered it when I was making hummus and the beans were still warm.I grabbed some grapes early afternoon because they looked so good. I ate 2 times shown ... Read More about Eat 11/7/2008
Today is a rest day so I did a 20 minute yoga video that I just got :) and took a long walk. Happy Friday to me. After coming to terms with the fact that oatmeal is the best breakfast for my body I had oatmeal today. I actually really enjoy oatmeal and I love the way it makes me feel after eating ... Read More about Happy Friday!
I started Thursday with a quick run and some cereal. I was totally craving cereal even though it was cold outside. I should have known better. I was not hungry, but my blood sugar felt low all day. I just wasn't satisfied. I hate that because it makes it so hard to listen to my body's cues then.Mid ... Read More about Thursday, All Day
I know I ate stuff I didn't take pics of yesterday and now I can't remember what! I do have a vague memory of a fun size candy bar, too much hummus sampling while making it and too many chocolate chips when making cookies...Busted. So, realize something or really, somethings are missing from my ... Read More about Something is missing…
I have been planing and wanting to make homemade hummus for a long time now. I was very excited to come home the other day and find this on the counter: My mom bought a cute little food processor! Finally my dreams have come true! (How's that for dramatic.) But, really I already had a HUGE container ... Read More about Curry Hummus
So, I decided to take the Thanksgiving Challenge proposed by Kath. Well, it is going to be harder than I thought. I am giving myself 20 bucks a week because it is just me technically, but realistically I am always at my mom's or BF's and I bring food over to their places which others eat. Luckily I ... Read More about Thanksgiving Challenge
I went to the Farmer's Market during my lunch to get some cheap produce. I love Farmer's Markets! I started today with a 45 min easy run while I waited for the polls to open. After running and voting I walked home and made some oats: I was unsatisfied when I got to work and wasn't sure if I was ... Read More about Day 89
Here is a quick recap of my Monday. I don't really need to do this, but I want to so I can keep track of what is working and what is not working. For lunch I had a pb&pb (peanut butter and pumpkin butter) sammie, greek yogurt with more pumpkin butter to sweeten it up and grapes. I brought 1/2 ... Read More about Monday Recap
Go out and vote! If you need information on where to vote you can go here: Smart Voter The League of Women Voters also has information on their site about where to vote and what candidates and issues are on your ballot. (The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan organization that provides voter ... Read More about Election Day
I made The Best Apple Crisp recipe from Tina at Carrotsncake and it was the BEST! It was my first time making an apple crisp. Normally I don't like fruit in my dessert, but this was a really good treat. I had some leftover and added it to my oatmeal this morning. It added a great new flavor to the ... Read More about Apple and Banana Oatmeal
Hello, here is a quick recap of the weekend. My long run was not good yesterday. I was scheduled to do 14 miles and ended up doing 11 bad ones. I slept in after staying up late (for me anyways) and got a late start. By the time I started running it was close to 9am and pretty hot, which I was not ... Read More about Bad Long Run…Grams' B-day
Yes, I am one of those people who dresses up their dogs. This year they were a nurse and a doctor. Actually I didn't put any effort into this at all. These are little kid costumes I happened to come across at the 99 Cent Store. They don't actually fit them well because the costumes are for little ... Read More about Halloween Dress Up
I love holidays! I think every holiday is so fun in it's own way. So, I am obviously excited about Halloween. I made this "Pumpkin" Cake for my mom to take to her class (she's a teacher). I didn't have any other excuse to make it, but once I saw instructions for how to make a pumpkin cake I had to ... Read More about Happy Halloween!