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Obama-rama!

PLEASE tell me you guys watched the inauguration!!!!!

Because today marked a significant landmark in history.  From the battlefield and bloodshed of the Civil War- a war fought over bitter and lost causes in slavery- we have inaugurated an African American president into office.  He took the oath just this afternoon- yes, a president who promises change, who promises a better nation, who promises strength to his nation.

Even if you don’t support Obama, didn’t vote for him, or whatever, I think the nation needs to become more unified as a whole.  We need to look towards the future in optimism, not bitter hatred and indifference.  Whether we like it or not, Barack will be the 44th president of the United States and he has a difficult job just ahead of him.

RUN: 8.02 miles,  22 degrees (feels like 10 degrees).  7:30/mi pace, 4×100 strides (= 1 hour run)

pssst. I’M LOVIN’ MY (PINK) MIZUNOS!!!

EAT: …So, while everyone else in the Blog world is raving about these white chocolate macadamia nut clif bars, I have another mini-rave…

You can buy these bad boys at Sam’s Club.  If you’re into the nut-crunches. WOW, these are addicting.

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Another INVINCIBLE saturday.

RUN: 10+ miles outside (-3 windchill. brr. but SO worth it)

EAT: After my run, all I wanted was something WARM.

So I hit up Einstein’s and got a Winter Roast Coffee. Or Two. Or three? That’s what I love about the place- you get free refills! So as I sat there catching up with some friends, I kept going back for more! If you have never had the Winter Blend there, OH MY., you MUST try it. (Assuming that you like coffee, of course)

Here’s a description:

Winter Blend Coffee –One of our special seasonal coffees with a
special mix of vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg flavors.

P.S. I’m a wimp and mixed each cup with sugar and milk. I was tempted to try putting honey in my coffee but had never done that before so opted not to. Anyone try this before?

Delicious, no? I think I got so wired on the caffeine though, no sleep tonight!. Haha 🙂

Do you guys go to Einstein’s Bagel Co. too? What is your favorite??

OK , so Matt wanted to know how I made the Super Chewy, Super Hearty Oatmeal Pancake from the other day and this is how:

3/4 C. Oats

4 Egg Whites (Or Two Eggs)

1 Tsp. Cinnamon

1 T. Ground Flaxseed

Splash of 2% Milk

1 Tsp. Baking Powder

Mix together in a bowl (WELL), Pour into a hot Nonstick pan, flip after lightly browned-a few minutes, then transfer to plate. Top with your choice of Warmed berries, some more cinnamon, and my favorite: A little bit of Full Fat plain yogurt!

I also like to mix about 1/2 diced apple into the batter for more sweetness. (PS: THIS MAKES ONE HUGE, HEARTY PANCAKE, which I’ve grown to like better than a ton of wimpy small ones)

Here’s another favorite concoction of the past few days:

Lowfat cottage cheese, ground flaxseed, canned pumpkin, cinnamon, honey, fresh strawberries, ezekiel original cereal, and my FAVORITE, kashi heart to heart honey toasted cereal.

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TWO announcements!

OKAY. I could not wait another day after this wonderful happening occured so right away I came home and am posting this up right now.

RUN: 9 miles with hill intervals. (2 miles in-between @ 7:00 pace, rest was averaging 7:45 pace)

EAT: I have seen this recipe float around…you know, here and there. I’ve been looking for something like it and realized that it’s basically some type of no-bake protein bar that tastes like an oatmeal cookie! Delicious???

So after my run I fueled up with THIS.

I made it to be Pumpkin Chocolate – So it was 1/3 Scoop of Rolled Oats (Uncooked), 1 tsp. ground flaxseed, 1/2 Scoop Chocolate Whey, 1 Spoonful of Canned Pumpkin, 1 T. Smart Balance CHUNKY peanut butter, 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon. Since this was a little dry, I kept adding skim milk until just wet enough to mix together but NO wetter. Then I wrapped it in foil, flattened it a little to more of the “Clif Bar” shape, and threw it in the freezer overnight.

It’s DELICIOUS! And so portable! I needed something I could carry and eat away from the house right after my run and I think I’ve found it. Next time, I will increase the proportions a little. But, this little oatmeal bar (oats softened with the liquids by absorbing moisture in the fridge) and a banana right after the hill workout…priceless. 🙂

PS: Variations are like adding chocolate chips, almonds, walnuts, raisins, etc. etc…(think clif bar flavors?)

BUT THE HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT…..IS…..

HOLY CRAP.

I GOT NEWTONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Known for being a pricey shoe…

They are so well worth it…fits like a glove on my feet. Since I’m a natural forefoot runner, this is such a good thing for me. At least they come with some instructional pamphlets and CD’s…

So I may seem a little rushed today but I can’t wait to try these guys out! I will be posting updates soon on them to tell you how they feel! Experiences, anyone?

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It’s starting to look a lot more like winter!

So there was this strange “Warm” Phase that we just went through and I thought winter was OVER…until today. That’s right, snow storms left and right. I don’t even feel safe leaving my house!

But i did.

RUN:

TWO A DAY!!!!!! (Another one of my “i feel invincible” days)

AM: 6 Miles @ 7:15/mi pace. Abs & Other Strength Work.

PM: 5.6 Miles @ 7:20/mi pace. Stretching

EAT:

Okay today during class I made the best discovery in the WORLD. So Kashi sends an e-mail saying that some free goodies are coming in the mail and all that runs through my head for the next few weeks is “free kashi samples. free kashi samples. free kashi samples.” I swear to god, I could LIVE off of that brand…I have not found ONE kashi product that I will not eat.

SO HERE IT CAME, YESTERDAY IN THE MAIL. (a little too excited)

A blackberry graham SOFT-BAKED bar. I always see these in the grocery store but have never picked them up. WOW. Can you say tasty??

Of course, Kashi sends me great coupons to go along with (which I may be using and sharing VERY soon…)

And an “ingredient decoder”.

Pocket sized…perfect!

I’d say this bar has the soft texture of a Nutrigrain bar, and overall taste of one too. It is much sweeter than other Kashi products that I have tasted before, but the nutrition and ingredient profile still are just as impressive. What I especially liked is that they did not skimp on the “fruit filling” at all. There is a layer that runs through the entire width of the bar. This flavor is very good! If you are looking to a healthier alternative to Nutrigrains, this is your route to go. They also come in Apple & Strawberry flavors too.

What a perfect mid-morning pick-me-up that’s light yet filling!

This is my second Kashi sample that I’ve received in the mail. I first actually got a tote bag from them, then a VIVE sample (keeps the digestion regular.), and now this. Super!

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