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Let’s Talk Beauty

Posted Feb 13 2009 5:20pm

Good evening!

This afternoon I laced up my runnings shoes for a little jog since my race is two weeks from Saturday. Meghann and Caitlin will also be in town for the race and we were hoping to put together a little blog lunch on the following Sunday (March 1st) if anyone is interested in attending! Just shoot me an email and we will work out all the details :)

Today I ran for 13 minutes and walked for about 20 minutes. I’m going really slow with this because I don’t want any old injuries (gah! shin splints!!) to reoccur. It felt good today and I took a pretty scenic route along the water and by a park and horse stable. When I got back, I did Miss Polly’s 10 minute Yoga for Runners video!!! It was EXACTLY what the doctor ordered. I didn’t have time for a long class but knew I needed something for my muscles and this was just great. Afterwards I hung out in downward facing dog and then headstand for awhile, which felt equally fantastic.

Thursdays are normally my bible study day with Sarah, but she actually has her inlaws in town for the remainder of the week so this week I watched the weekly Esther video on my own. I swear, every time I turn on Beth Moore I just feel so much better. She always says exactly what I need to hear and today was no different!

Beauty was the common theme of today’s video discussion, as Esther was known by all to be very lovely.

So often we get so consumed by beauty that we look past the most important thing—that we are made beautiful by the Lord. Beth was talking about how true beauty comes from the Lord shining down on us and it is so true. We don’t need to be obsessed to be the prettiest/skinniest/fittest/hottest to get the attention of other girls or GUYS, we just need to relax a little about the whole thing and realize that we already are so incredibly beautiful just the way that God made us. He made us this way for a reason…. a bigger reason than we even know. I sipped on perrier with a shot of POM while I watched:

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Speaking of beautiful, how GORGEOUS is this salad I bought at Greenwise today??! I NEVER buy pre-made salads because I think, generally, they are sort of a waste of money. However, I couldn’t say no to this organic spring mix with huge organic strawberries on top!

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It actually was TOO huge for me to consume all in one sitting! I plated about 3/4 of it and drizzled Annie’s balsamic on top. Combined with a slice of my sunflower flax bread and a Morningstar Farms Original Grillers veggie burger with creamy garlic hummus, it was perfecto

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Dessert was my favorite:

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Two perfect little schoolboy cookies. Does anyone love these as much as I do??!! I just think they are the best things ever. YUM!

I don’t know about you, but I am SO glad tomorrow is Friday. I am working in the morning, of course, going walking with Courtney (!!), and then have plans to make homemade pizza with the boy at night. I wish you all a happy and safe evening and I will see you tomorrow! =)

Little Dexter found a new favorite bed—-my dresser!

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