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Totals and New Shoes!

by Meghann on February 10, 2009

I know I used the same excuse yesterday, but today has been insanely crazy and busy as well. I’m hoping *crossing fingers* that tomorrow will be a little bit back to normal. :)

I do have fun results from the Blogging Bake Sale on Monday!

Here are the FINAL totals for everyone’s goods:

  • Gina’s Macaroons (3 batches total): $210
  • Heather’s Olive Oil Muffins: $30
  • Ashley’s Maple Banana Cornbread: $36
  • VeggieGIrl’s Custom Blondies (2 Batches Total): $80
  • Jasmine’s Custom Blondies: $22
  • Tami’s Whoopee Pies: $30
  • Andrea’s Banana Apple Bread: $20
  • Ashley’s Tiger Butter: $30
  • Caitlin’s Gingerbread Hearts: $25
  • Vani’s Superfood Granola: $25
  • Aimee’s Banana Peanut Butter Cookies: $30
  • Kath’s Custom Bread: $75
  • Heather’s Mixed Brown Bread: $20
  • Stacey’s Whole Wheat Challah Bread: $45
  • Andrea’s Chocolate Chip Cookies (2 Batches): $75
  • Nicole’s Vegan Carrot Cake Whoopee Pies: $51
  • Victoria’s Chocolate Covered Cashew Toffee: $40
  • Tina’s Chocolate Pumpkin Loaf: $35
  • Beadie’s Best Fudge Brownies: $26
  • Amanda’s Brownie Toffee Hearts: $30
  • Sammie’s Mocha Fudge Brownies: $30
  • Mel’s Banana Oatmeal Bread: $25
  • Mel’s Blackout Cookie’s: $25
  • Shannon’s Snowballs: $25
  • Jasmine’s Granola Bars: $25
  • Heather’s Chocolate Peppermint Cloud Cookies: $20
  • Ryan’s Peppermint Cheesecake Brownies: $50
  • Ashley’s Cranberry Crunch Granola Bars: $25
  • Sarah’s Chocolate Chip Trail Mix Cookies: $50
  • Maggie’s THumbprint Cookies: $20
  • Alexia’s Kalamata Olive Bread: $20
  • Jenna’s Oatmeal Bread: $50
  • Meredith’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies: $20
  • TOTAL: $1320

That’s right the total comes to $1320!! WOW!!!

All of the winners of bids have been notified and I have given them 24 hours to make their donations. If after the 24 hours the donations have not gone through I will contact the next highest bidder to take over. So some of you may still have goodies coming… wait and see!

And since this Bake Sale was such a success I may or may not be conducting another on at the end of March. Would anyone be interested in that?!?!?

Alright now back to my regular schedule blogging. I still have so many fun things to tell you guys. :)

FIrst off I had a midmorning snack of a Raspberry Chocolate Kashi Bar while sifting through a huge pile of work.

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My Supervisor and Co-Worker took me out for a belated Birthday lunch today. I’m so sad my birthday is inching farther and farther away. :(

I voted we go to Ethos Vegan Kitchen for something fun and different. I wanted to change their Chipolte ways for the day.

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I ordered the What’s the Dilly, Philly?Sautéed marinated seitan with onions, red and green peppers, mozzarella cheese, and veganaise.

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I asked for Tortilla Chips with Salsa on the side.

The flavor of the sandwich was there and was good, but the sandwich was overall really greasy. I remember the last time I went to Ethos, Melissa ordered the Portobello Sandwich and complained about the buttery, greasiness. I should have realized it wasn’t just that sandwich but probably all of the ones that come with the wheat bread. My co-worker ordered a sandwich with the French Bread and it looked fine. I will have to remember that for next time.

My supervisor ordered the pizza with Red Peppers, Banana Peppers and Onions.

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I had a small slice of her pizza and really enjoyed the sweetness of the tomato sauce. But again the pizza was a little greasy for my taste.

Then because we were celebrating my birthday, my supervisor got cookies for the table.

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I had the Double Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookie and really enjoyed it. It was made with dark chocolate and was not very sweet, just like I like it.

The rest of work flew by this afternoon. It was great.

Dinner was an old favorite my old college roommate taught me to make.

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I started with catfish and coated it with Olive Oil, Seafood Seasoning, Salt and Pepper. Then chopped up Onion, Green Tomato, and Lemon Slices. I wrapped it all in Aluminum Foil and baked at 375 for 30 minutes.

This is a very easy meal where the fish comes out moist and the Green Tomato and Onion are flavorful.

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I laid the fish and veggies atop some Harvest Autumn Orzo. It was a wonderful, tasty meal.

Part of my Team in Training included a shoe clinic at the local shoe place, Track Shack. I was in desperate need for new shoes so I attended to learn a few things and take advantage of the discount.

Check out my old shoes. The heels had worn down to nothing.

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I learned quite a bit tonight. Most importantly I have a wide foot, prefer a flexible shoe, do not like gel cushions and even though I wear a size 7 or 7 1/2 in other shoes, I need an 8 for tennis shoes.

This is what I ended up with. Aren’t they pretty?

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The guy said the color of the shoes should be the least important thing to consider when buying new shoes, but I don’t care I like pretty shoes! :) Don’t worry I did try on several shoes and ran around the store a few times until I found these worked best.

Here’s the shoe stats.

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I can’t wait to take them for a test run tomorrow!! Hopefully these babies will carry me through my training for my marathon!

When I got home I grabbed a handful of Teddy Grahams and TJ Peanut Butter Cups to give me something sweet.

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Now Its time for bed! Stay tune tomorrow morning. I have a little giveaway planned to thank all of you for all of your support with my Team in Training efforts. You guys are the best and deserve the chance at something fun! :)

{ 60 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Marissa February 10, 2009 at 9:35 pm
2 Mica February 10, 2009 at 9:40 pm

I know exactly what you mean. Shiny, new running shoes are the best! And Asics are so pretty–though I’m afraid to leave my good, trusty Brooks.

Thanks for the fish packet idea. That sounds awesome!

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3 Amanda February 10, 2009 at 9:40 pm

WOW! Congratulations with putting together such a successful bake sale!!

Here’s an idea for something different – you could sell blogger cookbooks next! Have all of your blog friends submit a few of their best/favorite recipes (they could even have their readers vote on which recipes they’d like the most) and you could easily put it together and sell it. Not sure about other people, but it would be fun to have all of the best recipes in print and all together (complete with pictures!?)

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4 Allison February 10, 2009 at 9:41 pm

Yay for the new shoes!

Congrats – I can NOT believe how much money the back sale raised! You are going to be in such good standing!!!

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5 LC February 10, 2009 at 9:49 pm

Wow, SO awesome that you raised so much with your bake sale!! If you have another one, I’ll bake something(s) for it! :)

Can’t wait to see about the giveaway.

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6 Michaela February 10, 2009 at 9:50 pm

I’m a 1/2 size bigger in Asics shoes. I’m not sure why but they are the best running shoes I have found yet.

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7 Laura February 10, 2009 at 9:51 pm

Love the new shoes!

I’m glad to hear the fundraising was such a success! :)

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8 Victoria February 10, 2009 at 9:54 pm

Awesome total!!
I love Asics! They are the only running shoes I really like. Enjoy them! :)
http://theidleloaf.wordpress.com

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9 marafaye February 10, 2009 at 9:56 pm

HOLY CRAP thats amazing!!! I’d be in to bake for another blogger bake sale!

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10 Melissa S. February 10, 2009 at 9:57 pm

i used to pick shoes based on colors…then it f’d up my feet. no fun.

and great total! i totally think you should do the bake sale again! i bet everyone would love it!

boo about the sandwich at ethos…we totally should have done what we did at press 101 and ask for no butter/margarine on our sammies…was sooo good that way!

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11 Briana February 10, 2009 at 9:59 pm

Congrats with the bake sale! Though I didn’t participate this time, I would be willing to if you do it again. Your new shoes do look great, purple is my favorite :) I might have to go buy some teddy grahams now, I haven’t had them in a while.

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12 Ryan February 10, 2009 at 10:00 pm

I really LOVE those shoes! I can’t wait to wear out my Nike Shox and get fitted with some REAL running shoes that work with my feet!

I’m so glad the bake sale was such a success! You doubled you donations…incredible! Are you still doing t-shirts?

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13 jane February 10, 2009 at 10:01 pm

wearing out the outside of your heels is normal- most people (especially women) heel strike on the outside of the heel.
being the shoe geek i am, i totally recognized the landreth before the picture of the name! what a talent!
hope you like the new shoes, make sure you let us know how they go!
and CONGRATS for the blogging bake sale, i’m so glad to hear it went so well for you :)

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14 Justy2003 February 10, 2009 at 10:01 pm

Wow, the bake sale was definitely a success! Congrats on raising all that money! I’d be interested in another bake sale :) I’m all about homemade baked goods!

And yay for new shoes! Hope they work out well for ya!

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15 sweetandnatural February 10, 2009 at 10:02 pm

Way to go Meghann! I’m so excited about the fantastic bake sale results!

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16 Julie February 10, 2009 at 10:10 pm

Wow, congrats!!

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17 inmytummy February 10, 2009 at 10:15 pm

That’s great about the bake sale!

I am an 8-8.5 in regular shoes and have a pair of running shoes that are a 10!

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18 whitneyinchicago February 10, 2009 at 10:20 pm

Cute new shoes. I would be willing to bake for round 2 of your bake sale if you decide to do it again.

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19 jenngirl February 10, 2009 at 10:23 pm

Congrats on all of the success with the bake sale!!

Fun b-day lunch, and yay for new shoes! That reminds me, I really need to get some new ones soon! :)

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20 Kelly February 10, 2009 at 10:23 pm

I think those are the same shoes I have. I love them. Very comfortable.

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21 Becca February 10, 2009 at 10:26 pm

Congrats on the success of the bake sale!

I really like the idea above about the blogger cookbook! I use many of yours and other blogger recipes all the time!

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22 Meg February 10, 2009 at 10:27 pm

I am so happy for you and the results of the bake sale!

Love the new shoes.

Hope things slow down soon!

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23 Shelby February 10, 2009 at 10:40 pm

AMAZING TOTAL! Congratulations girl.

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24 dailygoods February 10, 2009 at 10:42 pm

wow you are doing an amazing job meghann! so glad the bake sale went so well! should we wait until we get a confirmation of the donation before making the goods?

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25 eatingbender February 10, 2009 at 10:59 pm

Wow, you are amazing! Congratulations :) And hurray for new running shoes to take you through to the marathon!

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26 Sharon February 10, 2009 at 10:59 pm

Wow, congratulations!!!

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27 Hangry Pants February 10, 2009 at 11:05 pm

Great work organizing the bake sale. It was a lot of fun, well I haven’t baked yet, but I am sure that part will be fun too. Of course I will bake something again in March if you’d like.

What’s up with all the grease at the vegan restaurant. Almost sounds like chipotle would have been better.

Those are some well-worn shoes!

- Heather

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28 Ashley C. February 10, 2009 at 11:07 pm

Wow! That is so awesome!! Another bake sale sounds good!
I know what you mean about wanting cute shoes, but good ones as well. I do a lot of aerobics so I need cross-trainers but the majority of them are so plain and old-lady looking. I know comfort is the most important- but can’t a girl look cute when she’s working out too? hehe

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29 tracy February 10, 2009 at 11:09 pm

rockin shoes! go get some mileage on those bad boys…i had a random question actually- abotu mailing baked goods..i wanna mail baked cookies to a friend (i was examining your bake sale) and like how do you make sure they get there and not mold in the process? any ideas?

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30 elise February 10, 2009 at 11:12 pm

Color is SOOO important. those shoes are purrrrty.
congrats on the bomb ass bake sale results…you rock!

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31 Meghan February 10, 2009 at 11:20 pm

CONGRATS ON THE SALE!! And I have the same running shoes!! :)

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32 ashB February 10, 2009 at 11:30 pm

yes another bake sale!!!
do the bakers get compensated for baking or are they just doing it out of their own good will??

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33 Amanda February 10, 2009 at 11:51 pm

I’d totally be down for a bake sale if you get one together again. I was so bummed that I didn’t bid on anything. :(

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34 Hallie February 11, 2009 at 12:02 am

Oh I would so be into another bake sale. I was all stoked because I thought I had won my item, but I realized I was checking the wrong post for the last updates and at the last minute I was out-bid! Won’t happen again, I tell ya….

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35 Caroline February 11, 2009 at 12:35 am

Ooh! Enjoy the new shoes!

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36 Bec February 11, 2009 at 1:24 am

I have the same shoes and I love them!

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37 Sarah February 11, 2009 at 1:35 am

I love new running shoes!!! I don’t care what the guy says, color is important. I run faster when I’m cute ;)

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38 sarah (ghost world) February 11, 2009 at 6:16 am

definitely agree with going up a 1/2 size in running shoes. i am always a 6 (floor model, usually!) in shoes but 6.5 for the running kind!

another bake sale sounds wonderful. maybe with a theme, like breakfast foods or energy snacks?

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39 caitlin February 11, 2009 at 6:40 am

i loved the baked sale, yay!

great shoes.

whenever kristien goes with me to buy new shoes, he’ll say stuff like ‘those shoes are ugly’ and i’m like ‘oh clearly you arent a runner’

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40 Erica February 11, 2009 at 7:01 am

Congrats on the bake sale success! So exciting! I want to go to that vegan restaurant with you! When I finally make it down your way, we’re totally going. Yayy for new shoes! Enjoy them

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41 Sammie February 11, 2009 at 7:26 am

WOW!! That is a great finish for the bake sale. Enojoy your run in the AM with the new sneakers.

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42 rd2b February 11, 2009 at 7:30 am

Meghann, as a recent college graduate, soon to be dietitian, and Team in Training participant, I have been enjoying reading your blog. Congratulations on your bake sale – the amount you raised is amazing! I know with the economy it has been hard to fundraise this season, a lot of my teammates and I are struggling to find creative ideas. Great job!

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43 VeggieGirl February 11, 2009 at 7:44 am

FREAKING AMAZING BAKE SALE TOTALS!!!! WAHOO!!!!! :-D

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44 Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) February 11, 2009 at 8:02 am

Glad the bake sale was such a success!

That restaurant looks really neat!

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45 gina (fitnessista) February 11, 2009 at 8:16 am

whoo hoo!!! amazing :D
i wear asics too and LOVE them! the guy wasn’t very happy when i told him i only wanted pink shoes, so he made me settle for blue. your new ones are gorgeous!
have a great day!

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46 Annie February 11, 2009 at 8:28 am

Oh my god!! I can’t believe how much money you raised! That is abs amazing girly!!

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47 Dori February 11, 2009 at 8:30 am

The sneakers look great! Similar to my new ones — but I thought you said you didn’t like gel cushions? Aren’t the Asics gel?

Also, the catfish looks so good and EASY to make – I never know how to cook fish, I need to try this.

Congrats on the bake sale — sadly, I was so close to winning something and ended up losing! Next time!

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48 Amanda February 11, 2009 at 8:32 am

I would be more than happy to bake again!!

I’m with you on the running shoes – fit is the key element, but fashion is also important.
:)

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49 Jill February 11, 2009 at 8:47 am

Congrats on such a successful bake sale! I think you should totally do it again by seeing how much moolah you raised!!

I love your shoes….very pretty :)

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50 Holly February 11, 2009 at 8:49 am

Congratulations on raising so much money! I think it’s amazing what you are doing. :-)

I LOVE my Asics. I’ve tried pretty much every brand, and I’m very happy with them!

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51 Leanne February 11, 2009 at 9:06 am

I LOVE Saucony running shoes. I don’t want to buy any other brand because they work so well for me! Does anyone else wear Saucony?

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52 Rose February 11, 2009 at 10:06 am

Congrats on such success! What an amazing effort…

I LOVE LOVE LOVE those new shoes! So schnazzy.

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53 brandi February 11, 2009 at 10:08 am

I just got new shoes a few months ago and they make SUCH a difference!

Congrats on the bake sale success!!!

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54 Erin February 11, 2009 at 10:56 am

Nice kicks!
Wow, I can’t believe how much people are willing to donate! I think it’s amazing! I’m really proud of you all!

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55 Natalie February 11, 2009 at 11:27 am

I found the Team in Training shoe clinics to be very helpful as well… the March issue of Runner’s World also has a very detailed spread on the best running shoes on the market for each type of foot (high arches, low arches, overpronators etc.)

Oh.. one last thing.. PLEASE DO NOT TOSS YOUR RUNNING SHOES IN THE TRASH!!! They’ll end up in landfills for thousands of years….

You can drop them off at various running stores or a Nike store and they will recycle them… this link might be helpful when looking for a place to donate your kicks!

http://www.recycledrunners.com/

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56 Amy C. February 11, 2009 at 11:52 am

I love Asics! I posted a message in your most recent post but I thought it might get lost amongst all the bra entries. :) Here’s an article about the name of your sneakers (Landreth). They are named after a guy from my town who was an awesome runner and my teammate’s older brother.

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2004/01/18/a_moving_tribute_found/

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57 Stacy February 11, 2009 at 1:20 pm

I have the Asics Landreth and they are a good supportive shoe. Hope you have a great time running in them!

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58 Marianne February 11, 2009 at 3:17 pm

Glad to see your bake sale was a success :)

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59 Ann February 12, 2009 at 5:00 pm

Congrats on the bake sale success! I’m also jealous of your new shoes! I’m in need of actual running shoes (I’m using cross trainers that don’t fit properly) and those are adorable!

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60 Harry February 13, 2009 at 7:13 am

Nice post.!! Well, I too have a pair of similar designed Asics shoes.

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