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May 7, 2009

Hollaaaa! Hope your Thursday is going well so far! It’s been so dreary over here in Baltimore lately. I don’t remember a day when it hasn’t rained in the past week. I’m hoping for some sun soon?? πŸ™‚

Breakfast yesterday was a greener looking breakfast cookie. I decided to use some of the TJs vanilla hemp protein powder which isΒ a dark green color but it really helped to keep me full! I also put in chia seeds which added a nice crunch to the cookie. It was eaten in bed if you couldn’t tell from my duvet haha. Loving the breakfast cookie with applesauce subbed in for banana. delicious.

cookie

Yesterday for lunch I still had the leftovers of my kidney beans curry from my Arora mix. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway for a chance to win 7 of their organic Indian spice mixes! This was sooo good. I only made half of the recipe so I wouldn’t have too many leftovers so I have half of the spice mix left for another time. I ate it the same exact way as the night before, with a piece of pita and a little dollop of lite sour cream.

lunch

This filled me up so well and kept me full until dinner time. It’s not every day that happens.

When I got home from work I wanted to run. I looked outside, and it was soooo grey. I knew it was going to rain but I was hoping it’d hold off. I was only able to run about 20 minutes before it started raining hard but I’m happy I got in a run and went out even though I kept debating in my mind if I should go or not. Felt so good, I hadn’t run in about a week so it was nice to get my legs back on the pavement.

When I got back I made dinner with my roomie Laur. She had some salmon burger patties and we paired them up with some squash and zucchini. Of course I had my ketchup and mustard on the side to dip.

salmon-dinner

After din I let it digest and then it was time to SHRED! Update is on the shred tab up at the top by the about me and contact info. I’m going to update it everday on there so it will be on its own seperate page πŸ™‚

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This morning when I woke up I jumped straight onto my yoga mat. I did Yogadownloads gentle hatha yoga #1 and it was exactly what I needed. It made me feel so much more awake and refreshed than when I usually drag myself out of my bed and into the kitchen for breakfast. Another breakfast cookie πŸ™‚ This time with mighty maple instead of almond butter and regular vanilla protein powder. Love the chia addition!! crunchy crunch.

cookie-today

I’m feeling so good about my decision to do the half in October. You guys are a huge support system and always give me the confidence boost I need to know I can push myself further than I ever thought was possible. Thank you thank you thank you. This is the best community to be in when you are striving to reach your goals and I couldn’t ask for more. I’ve found a few training programs and they seem really good so i’ll be narrowing them down and see if I want to follow one the whole way through.

I’m going to dinner tonight with two of my friends, I can’t wait to catch up. Not sure where yet, but i’ll try and be sneaky and take some pics! Have a great day xoxo

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24 Comments leave one →
  1. peaceandpeanutbutter permalink
    May 7, 2009 2:23 pm

    I’m all about funky duvet covers! Love yours πŸ™‚

    As always, delicious looking bfast cookies!

    Enjoy your time out with friends!!!

    ~Erika

  2. eatinnyc permalink
    May 7, 2009 2:45 pm

    Yay for doing the half! you will totally kick tush πŸ™‚
    xoxo
    Sara
    http://eatfabinnyc.wordpress.com

  3. May 7, 2009 2:46 pm

    I love your duvet too, its so cute! Breakfast in bed is always fun!

  4. May 7, 2009 2:54 pm

    Ooo I`m excited to hear about your plans for the half training πŸ™‚

  5. Rose permalink
    May 7, 2009 3:24 pm

    I think I missed a post somewhere! I have been missing a lot lately – are you going to do the Baltimore half?? I was thinking about signing up too.

  6. May 7, 2009 3:45 pm

    Very cute duvet!

  7. May 7, 2009 4:06 pm

    Your breakfast cookies are really starting to make ME wanna make one- lazy lazy me. πŸ˜›

    YAY you SHOULD feel good about yourself for singing up for the half marathon Ashley!! You’re gonna kick butt as usual.

  8. May 7, 2009 4:36 pm

    You are going to rock the race in October! No doubt in my mind!! Zucchini and yellow squash is summer in vegetable form – I love it!

  9. May 7, 2009 4:41 pm

    Those leftovers look bomb! YAY for ketchup and mustard with salmon ha i thought i was the only one…i don’t do it unless it’s in burger form, then it’s a must!

  10. May 7, 2009 4:44 pm

    You are going to do awesome on the race! I’ve never tried regular squash, hmm, time to seek it out at the grocery store.

  11. May 7, 2009 5:42 pm

    Thanks Ashley- you will love the half-marathon! If you train properly it is so much less nerve-racking than a 5k. Can’t wait to see which training program you choose!

  12. Julie permalink
    May 7, 2009 5:53 pm

    you’re gonna kick the half’s fat arss haha yay πŸ™‚

  13. May 7, 2009 6:07 pm

    Breakfast in bed sounds fabulous πŸ™‚

  14. homegirlcaneat permalink
    May 7, 2009 6:18 pm

    I am BIG on all things involving ketchup and mustard! I need to get on these b-fast cookies..they look too GOOD!

  15. May 7, 2009 6:40 pm

    oh a half marathon seems like a great idea! if you are a runner anyway- good thing you are! ; )

    love the bfast cookie!

  16. May 7, 2009 7:02 pm

    Your squash and zukes are so cute..they look like pickles almost!

    The breakfast cookies look amazing. I might just have to try those when it gets a little warmer.

    So proud of you for deciding to do the half! We’ll be behind you the whole time.. you can do it! πŸ™‚

  17. peanutbutterandjenny permalink
    May 7, 2009 7:16 pm

    ah those look just like the salmon patties that i ADORE.. do they come in a yellow package??? wild alaskan seafood or something? delish, right?

    okay i totally just got overly excited over salmon patties..

    have a good night babe, enjoy dinnah with your amigooooos ❀

  18. May 7, 2009 7:34 pm

    Love the breakfast cookie! They look so delicious πŸ™‚

  19. May 7, 2009 9:24 pm

    A breakfast cookie in bed sounds like the perfect start to the day!

  20. May 7, 2009 10:05 pm

    love the bfast cookies! they look great!

    and yay for doing the 1/2 in oct!!! i’m sure you’ll do great!

  21. broccolihut permalink
    May 7, 2009 11:28 pm

    All this blog buzz about chia makes me think I should give it a try!

    PS I linked to your giveaway on my blog today!

  22. May 8, 2009 1:14 am

    ahh the weather in boston has been all sorts of sucky too 😦 boo! hope you had a great dinner with your friends!

  23. May 8, 2009 4:13 am

    I need to get in the habit of waking up and doing yoga right away! I think that’s a great way to start the day. And you are such an inspiration with your half…can’t wait to hear all about your training πŸ™‚

  24. modhealth permalink
    May 8, 2009 7:52 am

    Good luck with your training! You definitely have plenty to of time to prepare and the summer is the best time to put miles in!

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