T.G.I.A.F.

by Holly on June 11, 2009

in breakfast,dinner,eating out,fun finds,lunch,running

Seriously, I could not be more excited tomorrow is Friday.  This has been a long, draining week, and I can’t wait to relax and enjoy doing nothing.  Today was another busy day…the day started out with a groggy wake-up followed by a bowl of Kashi Honey Sunshine (aka Cap’n Crunch) with vanilla almond milk and a banana with peanut butter.  Perfect and filling!

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The morning at work was really busy and around 11am I broke for a small lil’ peach

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My peaches this week have been amazing!  One of life’s simple pleasures really, a perfectly ripe and juicy peach :)  Work was a bit stressful today, but with the help of my yummy Tempeh Thai Peanut Stir Fry from last night, it was a little more delicious.  Too delicious.  I ate the whole thing before I realized I had yet to take a picture!

I had planned on taking a long walk during lunch, but due to some logistical issues, I didn’t get to go :(.  Today I really could have used the endorphin boost.  Instead, I relied on an nice (yet oddly-shaped) apple with some PB for a perfect protein + carbs + fiber afternoon snack.

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After work, I was happy to get out and bask in the fresh air.  Not for long however, I had a 5:30pm dinner date with one of my high school friend’s Stacy who I haven’t seen in 4eva!  She is probably one of the the cutest, funniest gal I know and also can appreciate the balance of a healthy life.  Hence why we two ladies hit up one of my all-time faves…Good Earth Cafe.

It definitely deserved a holy yum!

Bread + hummus for starters (a small taste of each for moi)…

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Salmon with mango salsa, brown rice pilaf and broccoli for Stacy…

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Veggie enchiladas for myself…

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And a strawberry shortcake for the both of us…

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It was soooo good to catch up with Stacy!  I love seeing people like that – sometime you forget how good it is to see old friends :).  The delicious dinner + company definitely brightened my dismal day.  After dinner, I headed over to my sister’s house to pick-up a lovely delivery…

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Thanks to the fabulous people at Chobani for sending me some of their Greek yogurt to try, especially you Morgan!  Chobani Greek yogurt comes in six flavors – strawberry, blueberry, vanilla, peach, honey and plain – and is all-natural, hormone free and low in sugar.  Don’t forget too, it’s creamy, has lots of probiotics and full of protein. 

I am especially excited to try it because I have not been able to find Chobani Greek yogurt at any of my local grocers, and that peach Chobani has been calling my name!  You better believe you will see Chobani once (or twice) on the blog tomorrow, complete with a full review!

Also…I have some more big news…

I signed up for the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon on October 4th!!!

Yes, I am pretty sure I have gone mad, but my sister and I are doing in TOGETHER!  Ahhh…training shall commence in July, then hopefully 16 weeks, I will be crossing the finish line.  We already decided this is not going to be a thing where we worry about time; as long as we finish, we will be happy :).

On that note, this girl is out.  My bed is calling my name…can you hear it…

Was anyone else’s day busy crazy like mine?  Please tell me I’m not the only one!

{ 13 comments }

Sista 3 June 11, 2009 at 10:39 pm

YAY!!! HERE WE GO!!! WE CAN DO IT! You can help fuel me because that is going to be key!! Night!

Alison June 12, 2009 at 5:33 am

How exciting about your marathon!! Is this your first? I ran my first last September. I loved Hal Higdon’s book “Marathon”, the ins and outs of marathon training… it was very helpful. Can’t wait to follow your progress! :D

Melanie June 12, 2009 at 6:33 am

My day was totally crazy….must have been a dozen fires to put out at work and then a paper to write for school! Congratulations on the marathon!! I hope you blog about training for it; I’m really interested in seeing what’s involved in that!

Emily (Healthy Fit Mama) June 12, 2009 at 7:31 am

Wow – good for you for signing up for the marathon! I’m wishing you a much less stressful day today! :-)

Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) June 12, 2009 at 8:19 am

Ahh!!! Congrats on the marathon, that’s just too exciting! :D You’ll do great, and I can’t wait to hear all about your training. I’m determined to do a half-marathon one of these days…maybe I can convince my sister to get on board too. :D

(p.s. I keep drooling every time I see the Kashi Honey Sunshine on the blog…I need to get some soon. I love that stuff! :D )

Danielle June 12, 2009 at 8:46 am

Wow, I love peaches. And I feel the biggest urge to go out and buy 20. I’m sure I’d be able to eat them all :)

I’m so impressed with the marathon sign up, you go girls (your sister too)! Best of luck with training!

prettyladycmu June 12, 2009 at 9:09 am

Congrats on registering for the marathon!!!

april June 12, 2009 at 9:30 am

Congratulations on the marathon!! Your so lucky you got Chobani samples! They are very good. Have a great day!

Megan June 12, 2009 at 11:21 am

hey! i just found your blog and i’m excited to read more :) those veggie enchiladas look soo good!! and gooood luck with the marathon training!

Holly June 12, 2009 at 12:47 pm

Thanks for all the congrats everyone – I really appreciate it! I’m going to be counting you on all many a day for motivation and encouragement, I imagine :)

Jenny June 12, 2009 at 1:47 pm

i am completely addicted to chobani.. so jealous of your package — hope you enjoy it .. I can’t wait to hear your thoughts!

brandi June 12, 2009 at 3:50 pm

congrats on signing up for the marathon! that’s super exciting!!!

so jealous of the chobani – I can’t find it here ANYWHERE! can’t wait to see the reviews.

Sissy #1 June 13, 2009 at 4:52 pm

Wow…thanks for inviting me to do the marathon with you guys…

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