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by Meghann on March 13, 2009

Ahhh… less then 10 hours and it will be Triathalon time!!! I’m trying not to freak out, but my nerves are definitely all standing on end. I need to at least try to get some sleep so i need to make this snappy.

This afternoon I snacked on a bag of Chex Mix I got as a sample in the mail.

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I was actually surprised by the sample size. Usually the samples are small, but this was a good size bag of chex mix.

It was pretty tasty, but I had to ignore the scary list of ingredients that had words in it I don’t much appreciate in my food.

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For dinner I met my parents, siblings, sibling’s significant others and Derek at BJs Restaurant and Brewery for dinner.

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I was excited to see my Sister for the first time since Monday. She was still very bruised, but healing up nicely. The bruises on her face are thankfully almost nonexistent! ๐Ÿ™‚

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But Check out the back of her knee…. Ouch!

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My Sister specifically requested we eat here because of the Beer Samplers you can order. We each chose the four beer sampler.

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I don’t exactly remembered the four I ordered, but I know I got their Wheat Beer and a Blueberry Wheat Beer that I did not like at all. In fact the whole family had a sample of it then made a funny face.

For starters I ordered the House Salad with Raspberry Vinegarette on the side.

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It was a basic, boring salad that I ate about 75% of before passing it along to my Dad.

For dinner I was very excited to order pizza. This place is famous for their deep dish pizza so my Sister and I split a small one.

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I hate it when they try to limit your toppings on pizzas, I like to load as many toppings as possible. The menu had the typical for 1 toppings its so and so money then for 2 toppings it was so and so, but then there was a clause for 4 or MORE toppings, this is where I was sold. It was a no holds topping bar in my eyes.

My sister and I ordered everything on the list for vegetable toppings. It was freaking AMAZING.

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On the exploding pizza we had White Onions, Artichoke Hearts, Black Olives, Mushrooms, Pineapple, Roasted Garlic, Roasted Peppers, Jalapenos, Fresh Cilantro, Sweet Corn and Fresh Basil. I also asked for light on the cheese… I mean really with all those toppings who needs cheese?!?!

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It was GOOD!!!!!

After dinner we were all screaming for Ice Cream, unfortunately there was no location near where we ate and we all had different homes to get back too. Luckily there just happens to be a Marble Slab right down the street from were I live so I casually made a detour on the way.

I ordered a kiddie size Peanut Butter Ice Cream with Chocolate Chips.

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Just what I needed to help me relax for my Tri tomorrow.

Now its getting hard to type as my shoulders are being rubbed into relaxation mode. My muscles need to be relaxed and prepped for tomorrow.

Its going to be an early wake up call tomorrow.. I can’t wait! Next time I blog I will *hopefully* be an official Tri-Athlete!

Wish Me Luck!!

1 Meg March 13, 2009 at 9:31 pm

Good luck tomorrow! What a fabulous veggie explosion on the pizza.

2 Sara March 13, 2009 at 9:32 pm

BJ’s has THE BEST pizza!! Their BBQ is awesome, but your veggie looks mighty tasty too. ๐Ÿ™‚

3 Erin March 13, 2009 at 9:34 pm

Good luck tomorrow! I hope you win ๐Ÿ™‚

4 Justy2003 March 13, 2009 at 9:45 pm

Good luck with the tri tomorrow…you’re going to fabulous! ๐Ÿ™‚ Can’t wait to hear allllll about it!!!
GOOD LUCK!

5 FoodsThatFit March 13, 2009 at 10:07 pm

Good luck lady! You are going to do great!

6 Kristine March 13, 2009 at 10:10 pm

BEST OF LUCK TOMORROW!!! I can’t wait to hear all about it! ๐Ÿ™‚

7 kristi March 13, 2009 at 10:12 pm

Good Luck Meghann!!!! You are going to do amazing!

8 audrey March 13, 2009 at 11:29 pm

ohhh lucky, shoulder rubs are the best!..good luck

9 snackface March 13, 2009 at 11:37 pm

Oh that pizza!!! What a wonderful evening with wonderful people. GOOD LUCK TOMORROW!!! You’re gonna kill it!

10 Erin March 14, 2009 at 12:14 am

GOOD LUCK MEGHANN!
Dinner looks sooo amazing!!

11 Mica March 14, 2009 at 12:19 am

Best of luck tomorrow, Meghann! I know you’ll do a great job and have a really fun time!

12 Jenn (eating bender) March 14, 2009 at 12:20 am

Good luck tomorrow, Meghann! That dinner looks insanely good, so I’m sure you will have plenty of fuel ๐Ÿ˜‰ I can’t wait to hear how it goes!

13 Maggie March 14, 2009 at 1:03 am

Good luck! I’m so glad your sister is getting better ๐Ÿ™‚

14 Run Saraaah March 14, 2009 at 1:09 am

OH yum – Marble Slam! I love the pizza heavy on the veg, light on the cheese too. You will do awesome tomorrow!

15 Sarah March 14, 2009 at 1:10 am

Good luck Meghann! I think you’ve been taking beer carbo loading lessons from Caitlin ๐Ÿ˜‰

16 landoffruitsandnuts March 14, 2009 at 1:26 am

Good luck! I know you’ll do amazing as you do with all your races- but if you’re nervous I definitely should be because my sprint tri is in a 9 days and it’s my first race ever… EEK! But knowing you’re doing one tomorrow helps calm my nerves– good luck, you’ll do amazing!

17 Sharon March 14, 2009 at 1:43 am

Good luck tomorrow!!!

18 Leah March 14, 2009 at 4:32 am

What a fun dinner out!!

I can’t wait to hear your re-cap for your TRI.

GOOD LUCK MEGHANN! Have a GREAT time! ๐Ÿ™‚

19 Laura March 14, 2009 at 4:42 am

That pizza looks so good!

Good luck with your race! ๐Ÿ™‚

20 Amy C. March 14, 2009 at 5:40 am

Good luck Meghann!!!! You’re going to do awesome! ๐Ÿ˜€

21 MizFit March 14, 2009 at 5:52 am

DELURKING TO WISH YOU LUCK!

I know youre out there right now!!

22 Moran March 14, 2009 at 6:02 am

Best of luck Meghann!
Can’t wait to read your re-cap!

23 Susan March 14, 2009 at 6:28 am

OOooh!! Good luck with the triathlon!! I know you’ll do awesome. Can’t wait to hear about your experience with it ๐Ÿ™‚

And I definitely encourage you to not give up on blueberry beer yet. We have a local microbrewery where I am that makes it, and it’s one of my favourites!!

24 Aimee March 14, 2009 at 6:50 am

Good luck can’t wait to hear how it goes.

25 Matt March 14, 2009 at 6:52 am

Good luck tomorrow!

I’m curious… are you and Derek “an item”?

26 Leanne March 14, 2009 at 7:01 am

Good luck, you’ll do great!!!

27 Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) March 14, 2009 at 7:09 am

SO glad you had fun with your fam. The food looks INSANELY DELICIOUS!

Good Luck with your Tri!!!

28 Erica March 14, 2009 at 7:12 am

Beautiful family pics- again you guys always look so happy ๐Ÿ™‚ I love it!

GOOD LUCK today! i will be thinking of you!

29 Nicole March 14, 2009 at 7:13 am

Good luck!!!!! You will be fabulous!!

30 VeggieGirl March 14, 2009 at 7:15 am

DAAAAAMN love all those vegetable toppings on the pizza!! Yum.

YOU’RE GOING TO OWN THAT RACE!! ROCK IT OUT!!

31 ksgoodeats March 14, 2009 at 7:40 am

OHHH MAN! That pizza = simply phenomenal!

GOOD LUCK TODAY!!!!

32 Red Head, Yellow Dog March 14, 2009 at 7:53 am

oh man that pizza looks amaaazing!! the more veggies the better!!

Good luck on your tri! You’ll do great!

33 Brandi March 14, 2009 at 8:11 am

good luck this morning!!!

you can’t go wrong with pizza + beer ๐Ÿ™‚

34 Amanda @ Fake Ginger March 14, 2009 at 8:17 am

Good luck this morning! I have a feeling your going to do amazing!

35 marafaye March 14, 2009 at 8:39 am

GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!!!! That pizza looks unreal!

36 Betsy March 14, 2009 at 8:49 am

Good luck!!

p.s. your sister kind of looks like Caitlin!

37 Danielle March 14, 2009 at 9:02 am

Good Luck! You’re going to do awesome, can’t wait to read all about the race!

38 diana March 14, 2009 at 9:02 am

Good luck! You are going to do great. Can’t wait to read all about it. Go out there and have fun.

39 biz319 March 14, 2009 at 9:26 am

Yeah Meghann! Glad you had a nice time out and that pizza looks amazing – I see pickled jalapenos!

So while I am out eating corned beef hash this morning, I’ll be thinking of you at your tri!

You’ll do great!!

40 Hallie March 14, 2009 at 9:30 am

I’ve never been to BJs but it looks soo good. That’s the home of the giant ice-cream/cookie pizza right? I guess that would be a little much for the tummy, pre-tri.

Good luck! You’re probably done by now though, so…hope it was fantastic! Enjoy the rest of your day ๐Ÿ˜€

41 hopeinpeanutbutterandoats March 14, 2009 at 9:32 am

goodluck!! you’re probably racing right now as I type ๐Ÿ™‚
can’t wait to hear what happened!!

42 Trish (girlatgym) March 14, 2009 at 9:52 am

Good Luck!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ And omg!! all the food looks so good. I want me some of that pizza!

43 Sarah March 14, 2009 at 11:13 am

that pizza is inSANE. hope you’re enjoying the race!!

44 Caitlin March 14, 2009 at 12:32 pm

good luck!!

45 meaghen1 March 14, 2009 at 1:12 pm

Good luck today Meghann!!!! I hope you had fabulous weather!

That pizza is looks so delish!

46 Chritine March 14, 2009 at 2:39 pm

Great job on the tri! Glad your sister is ok..love your blog by the way ๐Ÿ™‚

47 Diana (Soap & Chocolate) March 14, 2009 at 3:10 pm

Pizza looks AMAZING!

I’m not worried – you’re gonna rock the tri. Have fun!

48 NAOmni March 14, 2009 at 4:58 pm

mmmm….I love beer samplers!

NAOmni

49 Erin March 14, 2009 at 5:23 pm

You did beautiful! ๐Ÿ™‚ Kelly’s leg – poor thing!

50 Marianne March 17, 2009 at 12:24 am

Oh, pizza always needs cheese. That’s one of the best parts!

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