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Mind, Body, Soul

Posted Nov 04 2009 10:06pm

I hope every one is off to a good start for the workweek! I am in the middle of baking a batch of kanelbullar. It is so peaceful to bake so early in the morning, lovin’ it!

I have decided to give running a shot. My goal is against myself. If I try to live up to the running skills of any of you other bloggers out there, it gets very intimidating because I have never ran before in my life. But, I am trying and I really love it. Yesterday, I set out for a run. I had one thing on my mind. I wanted to finish. It didn’t matter how long it took or how many walk breaks, I just wanted to finish. And finish I did. I ran 5 miles in a little under 50 minutes. It was beautiful. I ran in the forest on some biking trails and I just felt at peace with myself and the surroundings, at one with the nature and my mind, body, and soul. I can’t even begin to explain the feeling. Anyway, pre run I had a TJ’s mini pita with a smear of almond butter.

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Sweaty+Happy after my longest run, as of yet.

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Post run I had a GM- banana, spinach, and almond milk.

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I was happy for the rest of the day. Unbelievably tired but happy. For lunch, I made a snack platter of cottage cheese, Dr. Kracker, sun dried tomato hummus and carrots.

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After a few errands, I had a snack of a gala apple and some peanut butter.

DSC01158

I started dinner around 3 pm since I was making turkey chili, I wanted it to set for awhile. Chili always taste better that way. It simmered for a little over 3 hours, mm… perfect! I used the recipe from cooking light with a few minor adjustments. It turned out great. Warm, spicy and perfect for this cooler weather that we have been experiencing. On the side, I had a corn vitamuffin. It tasted exactly like cornbread. Perfect for dipping in my chili, and topped with some cheddar cheese.

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Do you have any suggestions for a beginner runner? xoxo

P.S. Click here to follow my blog on twitter.

I hope every one is off to a good start for the workweek! I am in the middle of baking a batch of kanelbullar. It is so peaceful to bake so early in the morning, lovin’ it!

I have decided to give running a shot. My goal is against myself. If I try to live up to the running skills of any of you other bloggers out there, it gets very intimidating because I have never ran before in my life. But, I am trying and I really love it. Yesterday, I set out for a run. I had one thing on my mind. I wanted to finish. It didn’t matter how long it took or how many walk breaks, I just wanted to finish. And finish I did. I ran 5 miles in a little under 50 minutes. It was beautiful. I ran in the forest on some biking trails and I just felt at peace with myself and the surroundings, at one with the nature and my mind, body, and soul. I can’t even begin to explain the feeling. Anyway, pre run I had a TJ’s mini pita with a smear of almond butter.

DSC01138

Sweaty+Happy after my longest run, as of yet.

DSC01148

Post run I had a GM- banana, spinach, and almond milk.

DSC01151

I was happy for the rest of the day. Unbelievably tired but happy. For lunch, I made a snack platter of cottage cheese, Dr. Kracker, sun dried tomato hummus and carrots.

DSC01157

After a few errands, I had a snack of a gala apple and some peanut butter.

DSC01158

I started dinner around 3 pm since I was making turkey chili, I wanted it to set for awhile. Chili always taste better that way. It simmered for a little over 3 hours, mm… perfect! I used the recipe from cooking light with a few minor adjustments. It turned out great. Warm, spicy and perfect for this cooler weather that we have been experiencing. On the side, I had a corn vitamuffin. It tasted exactly like cornbread. Perfect for dipping in my chili, and topped with some cheddar cheese.

DSC01160

Do you have any suggestions for a beginner runner? xoxo

P.S. Click here to follow my blog on twitter.

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