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WIAW #57 and some news!

Posted Jul 24 2013 10:37am

Hey friends! Happy hump day!

BTW, I’m still loving that Geico commercial with the camel. “Guess what day it issss?;)

Edited to add: Guess I’m not the only one .

Anyway, as it is Wednesday, let’s take a little peek at my eats lately, shall we? Thanks to Jenn for hosting the linkup, as usual!



Ah yes, nothing new here. Just a big old bowl full of Oatmeal Squares cereal (1 cup, measured out), a handful of blueberries, and 3/4 of a cut up banana. Still delicious, and I look forward to this breakfast every morning.



Same old lunch around here too!  A sandwich thin with turkey, mustard, and cheese, with carrots and hummus on the side. One new thing about this sandwich is that I used some Nayonaise , which was sent to me recently by the vegan company, Nayosa. Nayonaise has a lot less calories than traditional mayo, and is a good source of vitamin B12 and Omega-3 ALA. It was really tasty on my sandwich, and I can’t wait to use it on some other dishes where I would typically use regular mayo! Tuna salad, I’m looking at you!



After work I came home and had a mini babybell cheese while I got started on dinner. Always delicious!



Dinner was kind of a hodge-podge of ingredients, but came out so well!

I started this dish by sauteeing half a chopped onion with a clove of minced garlic, and then added brussels sprouts and chicken sausage to the pan. Meanwhile, I cooked up a spaghetti squash in the microwave .

Once the chicken sausages were cooked through, I removed them from the pan and sliced them into little “coins,” before adding them back to the pan. Then I added in some peas and tossed everything around until it was all warmed through.

I wound up adding a bit of nonfat Greek yogurt and laughing cow cheese to the pan for flavor before tossing in the cooked spaghetti sqaush. At the end I topped each bowl with fresh basil. It was delicious and nutritious! You can’t go wrong with a tasty bowl of veggies and chicken sausage :)


And then, sometimes you just need a popsicle.

popsicle Coming in at 110 calories (with 3g of fat and 17g of sugar- not the best but not the worst) these Peach popsicles from Fruttare are de-licious. fruttare

I picked these up at Harris Teeter recently (along with the mango flavor) and have been loving them after a long hot day :)

All in all, not a bad day of eats!

Daily Activity: For yesterday’s workout, Fabio and I were up bright and early to knock out a hilly two miles around our neighborhood. Two miles is not a distance we run often (I either like to run one mile and combine it with a workout DVD, or tackle something more like 3 or 4 miles) but we chose that distance because…

We’ve started training for another half marathon!! (Yes, this is the “some news” portion of today’s post, haha).

As I mentioned a while ago , I was really thinking of running another half but just couldn’t decide which one to do. Fabio and I initially thought of doing one around Labor Day and making a vacation out of it (e.g., Rock & Roll half marathon at Virginia Beach on September 1), but ultimately we realized that 1. Running 13.1 miles in the early September heat would be pretty miserable and 2. We don’t have enough money or vacation days right now to take a “real” vacation together.

Once I realized a destination race was probably not going to happen, I started looking into races nearby and thought the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Half Marathon around DC looked pretty cool. I liked that it was nearby and wouldn’t require a lot of travel coordination on race day, and it was named one of the “27 Best Half Marathons” according to the February Issue of Runner’s World magazine. Not bad, right?

Anyway, the race will take place on Sunday, October 6, and I’m really hoping some of my family and friends will be able to come out this time to cheer us on. *This is your hint, family and friends, lol* I can’t wait!

Question of the day: Have you ever run a destination race and made a vacation out of it, or do you stick to local races?

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