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Busy Bee

by Meghann on February 9, 2009

Wow, what a day!

Between organizing the Blogging Bake Sale, going back to work, and running a million and one errands I’m exhausted! I’m going to make this quick so I can get some much needed sleep.

My day started out relaxing.

I had my first Team in Training practice tonight where I wasn’t sure what to expect, so I just did Detox Yoga 1 on yogadownload.com

It was an intermediate download and I am proud to say I made it through the short session. It was perfect for stretching out my achy ski legs.

I was all about the cereal this morning. 🙂

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I had 1/3 cup of Nature’s Path Pumpkin Granola, 2/3 cup of Kashi Mighty Bites, Blackberries, Blueberries, Strawberries and 2 dollops of Fat Free Vanilla Yogurt. YUM! Great way to start of the week.

I had a HUGE pile of work waiting for me on my desk this morning, so I grinned and bared it and was glued to my seat all day!

I had a Doctor’s appointment so I ate lunch at my desk.

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For lunch I had 1 cup of Amy’s Butternut Squash Soup (I wasn’t impressed) and a Whole Wheat Bagel where one half was covered with Honey Almond Butter and Apple Slices on one side and Reduced Fat Veggie Cream Cheese on the other.

The Honey Almond Butter was a packet Ryan had given me for my birthday.

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I was really excited to try this flavor, but felt it was little off. I was expecting sweet almond butter, but it was oddly salty. I still enjoyed it, just not what I was expecting.

After my Doctor’s Appointment I seriously ran myself wild running errands. I had to go to the bank, Best Buy, UPS, my Team in Training Practice, and I wanted to buy new Running Shoes but ran out of time!

While running the errands I had a Chocolate Peppermint Stick Luna bar…aka… Girl Scouts Thin Mint Cookie. 😉

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My first Team in Training practice was a lot different then I was expecting. In fact I wasn’t really sure what I was expecting. I didn’t bring my IPOD or my Garmin because I didn’t think I would need it, but I wish I had brought it! I show up to a group of people and our coaches tell us to just run for 45 minutes. So while everyone starts walking, I start to run. I found two guys that were running and started running and chit chatting with them. I felt find at first, but these guys were keeping at least a 8:00 min pace and I started breathing heavy. I kept up and luckily we got called back to the center after only 30 minutes, I couldn’t believe how out of breath I was.

Its good to know there are some fast runners to keep up with that are going to kick my booty. I can’t wait to see how the rest of these training runs go!

It was late by the time I got home and all I wanted was a quick and easy dinner. Thankfully I had this to photograph the food for me.

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That’s right, the Nikon has returned! It’s great to be able to take decent pictures again (not that Caitlin’s Camera isn’t totally awesome 😉 )

Look at this perfection!

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That’s right I pulled out a frozen meal for dinner. These were 50% off at Publix and it was 8:00 as I was popping this in the microwave!

I also put together a simple salad.

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Mixed Greens, Carrot, Blueberries, Caper, Goat Cheese and Annie’s Cucumber Yogurt Dressing.

All together.

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And some Praline Crunch Yogurt with a sprinkle of Granola for dessert!

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So have you guys been enjoying the Blogging Bake Sale?!?!?!?!

I can’t believe the success this has been, were are raising so much money for a great cause!

Keep the bids coming! Day 1 of the Blogging Bake Sale ends tonight at Midnight EST.

Here are the high bids thus far!

Kath’s Bread – $60

VeggieGirl’s Blondies – $50

Gina’s Macaroons – $100

Gina’s Macaroons Batch #2 – $70

Nicole’s Carrot Cake Whoopee Pies – $50

Stacey’s Whole Wheat Challah Bread – $40

Ryan’s Peppermint Cheesecake Brownies – $50

Ashley’s Tiger Butter – $30

Victoria’s Chocolate Topped Cashew Toffee – $40

Andrea’s Chocolate Chip Cookies – (1 batch) $40

Andrea’s Chocolate Chip Cookies – (1 batch) $25

Sarah’s Chocolate Chip Trail Mix Cookies – $26

Ashley’s Cranberry Crunch Granola Bars – $20

Tami’s Whoopee Pies – $20

Amanda’s Brownie Toffee Hearts – $24

Beadie’s Best Fudge Brownies – $26

Caitlin’s Gingerbread Hearts – $25

Ashley’s Maple Banana Cornbread – $31

Heather’s Olive Oil Muffins – $30

Heather’s Mixed Brown Bread – $20

Vani’s Granola – $25

Sammie’s mocha Fudge Brownies – $25

Meredith’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies – $30

Tina’s Chocolate Pumpkin Bread – $30

Aimee’s Banana Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies – $20

Jasmine’s Custom Blondies – $20

Maggie’s Thumb Print Cookies – $20

Quantity –

Kath’s Husband’s Bread: 1 Loaf or A dozen Bagels or Rolls

Caitlin’s Gingerbread Hearts: 30 cookies

Andrea’s Chocolate Chip Cookies: 1 batch = 8 (5in) cookies

Heather’s Chocolate Peppermint Cloud Cookies: 15-18 cookies

Beadie’s Best Fudge Brownies: made in 8×8 pan for 9ish nice sized brownies

Heather’s Mixed Brown Bread: 2 Small loaves

Heather’s Olive Oil Muffins: 18 mini muffins

Ashley’s Tiger Butter: approx 30 tiny squares or 15 regular size

Nicole’s Carrot Cake Whoopee Pies: 12-15

Ashley’s Cranberry Crunch Granola Bars: 24 individually wrapped bars

Sarah’s Chocolate Chip Trail Mix Cookies: a dozen cookies

Victoria’s Toffee – 9×12 pan worth

Tami’s Chocolate Whoopee Pies: 15-18 pies

Gina’s Macaroons: 24 also Raw Goji Berry Bars

Andrea’s Banana Apple Bread: Each batch = 1 loaf

Amanda’s Brownie Toffee Hearts: a generous bakers dozen.. errr… 15

Maggie’s Thumbprint cookies: 2 dozen

Ashley’s Maple Banana Cornbread: 1 Loaf

Ryan’s Peppermint Brownies: 16 Bars

Shannln’s Snowballs: 2 dozen

Merediths: Peanut Butter Chocolate Ship Cookies: 1 Dozen

Aimee’s Banana Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies: a few dozen of small cookies or 20 large ones

Mel’s Banana Oat Bread: 1 Loaf

Mel’s Blackout Cookies: 2 dozen

1 VeggieGirl February 9, 2009 at 9:33 pm

You HAVE had a busy day – definitely rest up tonight!!

The bake sale bids are FABULOUS!!

2 Marissa February 9, 2009 at 9:41 pm

There’s a Kashi one that is Mango something. It’s really good with added tofu, broc, green beans, pineapple, and cashews. I like your mouse pad!

3 biz319 February 9, 2009 at 9:43 pm

Yeah to get your camera back! Here’s sending you best wishes that nothing else goes wrong!!

I’ve been loving the bake sale – I’ll end up with something one way or another!!

4 Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) February 9, 2009 at 9:49 pm

Glad you got your camera back! Seems like you had quite a day!

5 Trust, Hope, Believe February 9, 2009 at 9:51 pm

woah, what a busy day!

That’s such a great way to train with a running group! Great run with the 8:00 guys 🙂

6 Meg February 9, 2009 at 10:05 pm

The bake sale is going so well! Yeah!

Congrats on getting the camera back. The pics are great!

7 Sharon February 9, 2009 at 10:06 pm

Oh wow, super busy! But the bake sale was awesome!

8 kaneil February 9, 2009 at 10:09 pm

The bake sale was obviously a huge success! You should be very proud of yourself!!!

I can’t wait to hear more about Team in Training.

Kaneil, balanceisbest

9 snackface February 9, 2009 at 10:10 pm

Holy bakesale! That’s spectacular! Haha everyone wants Gina’s macaroons! Congrats for having the camera back, too- must feel like home:)

10 Shelby February 9, 2009 at 10:13 pm

Wow, the bake sale is going so well! Congrats girl!

11 Hangry Pants February 9, 2009 at 10:14 pm

I love the whole idea of the practices you have with other people. It probably takes a huge amount of pressure off of having to train.

I am definitely enjoying the bake sale! I check it evey 5 minutes. 😀

12 Maggie February 9, 2009 at 10:35 pm

Hooray for the camera! I love the bake sale 😀

13 Hallie February 9, 2009 at 10:53 pm

I check it every 5 minutes too! I think it brings out my competitive nature.

14 Ryan February 9, 2009 at 10:55 pm

I totally have that ice cream if it’s the Edy’s Slow-Churned kind! It’s taking me awhile to get through it though because it’s really sweet and rich!

Yay for the bake sale!!!

15 eatingbender February 9, 2009 at 11:17 pm

Definitely a busy day – but I’m glad that you got a new camera and can’t wait to hear the results of the bake sale! The turnout has been amazing and I keep checking it compulsively!!

16 Julie February 9, 2009 at 11:25 pm

Peppermint luna bars are the besttttt 🙂 So happy your bake sale is going great 🙂

17 Amelia February 10, 2009 at 12:00 am

Definitely enjoying the bake sale. It looks like it’s going well so far!

I’ll be interested to hear your thoughts on your team training sessions. I’m interested in doing one of these events in the future. I don’t know anyone who has done one, so it’s nice to get a sense of how they work.

18 Nicole February 10, 2009 at 12:02 am

The blogging bake sale is so much fun!!!! Thank you for organizing it, Meghann! It’s so exciting!

19 sarahannmatheny February 10, 2009 at 1:38 am

Great eats…my brekkie looked a lot like yours. I have a Kashi dinner in my freezer, but haven’t made it yet. You’ve given me hope!

Um…did I miss something or are there nuggets of gold in Gina’s macaroons?! I’m just ticked I can’t afford them, but I’m glad you are raising so much cash!

20 Lindsay February 10, 2009 at 6:41 am

yay for the camera!!!!!!!!!! hope the bake sale is a success!

21 caitlin February 10, 2009 at 6:46 am

my camera hates you!!! 🙂

22 Leanne February 10, 2009 at 6:50 am

Hey Meghann!
I know you’re super busy with the bake sale and everything but I just wanted to leave you a note that I added you to my blogroll so I hope that’s okay with you!!
Have a wonderful day,
Leanne

23 caitlin February 10, 2009 at 7:27 am

also, were the TNT guys cute? thats the real question.

24 brandi February 10, 2009 at 9:07 am

Hooray for the bake sale! It is so fun!!!

Those luna bars are my fave

25 sarahdbelle February 10, 2009 at 9:56 am

I’m glad your camera’s back ; )

Congrats on the bake sale!

Sarah
http://sarahdbelle.wordpress.com/

26 Fitzalan February 10, 2009 at 3:08 pm

I just discovered your blog and LOVED spending my lunch break reading through a ton of your older post. And let me just say, I lived vicariously through your week out skiing. So jealous!!

And what an inventive way to raise money for TNT. I did the Portland Marathon for them back in 2003 and raising the money was much more difficult for me than the training!

sweets&sweats.wordpress.com

27 cleanveggiex3 February 10, 2009 at 8:43 pm

your food always looks so delicious and healthy!
i love that luna bar flavor.
yayy for your camera!

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