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I’m a Turkey

Posted Sep 30 2010 3:42pm

I set goals each and every day. I find that I go about my day with a purpose if I set goals ahead of time. Some goals are very specific such as studying for certain amount of hours each day while other goals are more broad and general such as staying fit.

In general I want to stay fit and healthy. There’s no end point in being healthy because it’s a constant journey. After running my half marathon last December, I asked myself after “What’s next?”. I knew that I would be going back to school while working full-time this year.  Since I wasn’t training for any specific race, my goal was to stay fit and be consistent with my workouts so that when I do decide to run a race, I would be ready to go with short notice and train accordingly.

This year I am going to run for the first time the 2010 Dana Point Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day.

Turkey Trot

I’m really excited for this race because it’s the first time I’m running the Turkey Trot and I’ve heard how gorgeous the scenery is for this race. I am also excited because I’ve recruited my girlfriends to join me…Hi Amy B. and Amie A. :)

Dana Point is a beautiful city and I can’t wait to start my Thanksgiving Day at such a beautiful place.

Turkey Trot_a

The race is about 9 weeks away so there will be plenty of time to train. If you are from the area and interested in running this race, you should sign up soon because it’s popular race among the locals and the race sells out quickly.

If you’re not a runner and but want to start running, I highly recommend the Couch to 5K training plan . It’s a good structured plan and you will be able to run 5K (3.1 miles) if you are consistent with the training plan.  Click for the link here.


Besides running the Turkey Trot, I’m also planning on raising money to donate towards Second Harvest Food Bank. On Thanksgiving Day, I will run so others can eat!

I have some fundraising ideas in my head right now that I need to think over, a few of the ideas will involve this blog and of course, food.

Speaking of food, I had chocolate goodness this morning. In fact, I’ve had this combination 3 times this week already.

In my morning breakfast bowl was oatbran, vanilla protein powder, fresh bananas, almond butter and a drizzle of Artisana Cacao Bliss .


(chocolate + coconut butter = bliss)


I want to bake this combination and make it into muffin or cookie.  Chocolate Coconut Almond Banana muffin/cookie anyone?

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