the final countdown…

by Holly on September 27, 2009

in breakfast,dinner,lunch,running

In exactly 7 days (or 10,080 minutes or 604,800 seconds), I will have finished my very first marathon.

Notice how I didn’t say hopefully or maybe or possible, I said ‘will.’ The 26.2 miles might feel spectacular; it might feel horrible; it might feel just okay; but it will feel something.  And I am so excited to accomplish a goal that’s been on my bucket list for awhile.

Here is the pre-marathon preparation game plan for this week:

  • Bed at 10pm and up at 6am
  • Clean eating (avoid potentially upsetting food, i.e. waffle fries + beer, which were consumed on Friday night)
  • Tue: 3 miles, Wed.: 4 miles, Thur.: 2 miles – run all these in the AM
  • Buy a cute new running top
  • Breathe, relax and try not to think about it too much

I think this is a to-do list I can accomplish :).

Saturday morning, I let my tumtum settle from the junky food of Friday night (see above) before heading out on a nice 8-mile run. When I came back, I concocted a colorful + balanced salad for lunch.

bed of mixed greens
1/2 zucchini
1 cup quartered strawberries
1/2 pkg. tempeh, spread with honey and dipped in coconut
sprinkle of coconut
100-calorie pack walnuts + almonds
drizzle of honey + EVOO



The nutty, earthy taste of the tempeh pairs perfectly with the sweetness of the coconut + strawberries.  Delish.

Then I got myself purtied up for wedding #6 of the summer! It was truly a gorgeous affair, which is while I am going to spare you my ramblings and let you feast your eyes on the photos.









Your eyes don’t lie – that is a SUNDAE BAR!  I told Casey (the bride/friend/coworker) that the moment I saw them roll out this cart of goodness, my love for her increased even more. True story.  A scoop of vanilla ‘scream, bananas, strawberries + chocolate sauce was more than enjoyed by yours truly.

Insert 4+ hours of dancing here.

This morning, I woke up with a rumbling tummy.  I am going to chalk it up to dancing my arse off all night…enter Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal!

1/3 cup oats
1/3 cup organic skim milk + 1/3 cup water
drizzle of agave syrup
1 apple (diced & microwaved for 90 seconds
with a pinch of evaporated cane juice + cinnamon)
more cinnamon
hunk o’ CinnaRaisinSwirl PB


So much better than the packaged stuff. Then I got productive and started crossing things of this to-do list.  I make so many, I can’t even keep them straight.

At around 1pm, I started getting hungry again and made a good ol’ yog mess consisting of:

1 cup Stonyfield Farms French Vanilla yog
1/4 cup Dylan’s Sunflower Almond Chia granola
1 sliced banana
1 scoop of regular PB


By the way, is it wrong I am slightly sore this morning from dancing all night?

This weekend, I also received the sweetest package from the other Holly :):


Bigelow Pumpkin Spice Tea!!! So excited!  However, the best part is the note.  I don’t know if you can read it, but it is comments like that remind me why I blog and how appreciative I am of all the nice people in the world.

Alrighty kiddos…I better stop before I keep rambling, and this post gets really out of control.  Not before you answer some q’s, however:

(1) What was the highlight of your weekend? Dancing up a storm at the wedding, especially rockin’ out to Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin” and showing peeps how to move their hips to Shakira’s “Whenever, Wherever.”

(2) What is the most unique/best feature you have seen at a wedding? I think mine is a tie between the sundae bar tonight and the photo booth from Charlotte’s wedding last month.

{ 1 comment }

Peanut Butter Bliss September 28, 2009 at 4:28 pm

your going to ROCK that marathon girlie!! I have total faith in you :)

mm pumpkin spice tea sounds SO good!

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