Monday, March 23, 2009

New Things

by Meghann on March 23, 2009

This afternoon and evening seemed to have an reoccurring theme of exploring new things.

For starters I tried a Pure Protein Hot’n Healthy Oatmeal Square for my afternoon snack.

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I followed the directions and heated it up in the microwave so the chocolate chips inside were gooey and yummy. Heated up it tasted like a warm and comforting chocolate chip cookie. I wouldn’t eat one for a snack every day but these Oatmeal Squares really are a yummy protein treat. :)

After work I experienced New Thing #2 and followed in the paths of Erin and Kath and tried to walk and read a copy of Runner’s Magazine. I had time to kill before my TnT social, so I decided to take a lap around Lake Baldwin and entertain myself with a little light reading.

I have to say it was easier to read and walk then I would have thought. I had no problem keeping up a decent pace and managed to follow the path with out much need of looking up. However, I did get a lot of funny looks and even heard some girls whisper about ‘the weirdo walking and reading’ as they passed. Their conversation made me laugh.

I ended up finishing the 2.5 mile lap with just enough time to make me 10 minutes late to the social.. oh well.

The Team in Training social was actually our recommitment gathering. Basically I signed over my life, that I was fully commited to run the San Diego Marathon in May and that I will either finish raising the full $3900 or pay for the rest of it out of pocket. Now that’s commitment!

For the social we met up at Five Guys – a burger and fries joint that started popping up everywhere over the summer, but I have not actually had the chance to eat at yet.

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Their menu was pretty simple: burgers and fries.

As much as I love a good burger, I just was not in the mood for one tonight so I decided to just hold off on dinner and instead snacked on some random Peanuts that were in bulk boxes around the joint.

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When I arrived home around 7:00 I dug in my freezer to try my final new thing of the night…

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The Kashi Tuscan Veggie Bake.

We all know I am Kashi’s #1 fan so I was expecting big things from this frozen meal.

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Coming out of the package it was not the prettiest thing I have ever seen. It tasted ok, but a little bland. I was not impressed and sadly would not purchase this meal in the end.

Luckily the other portion of my meal made up for the lack lusterness of the first.

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I made a wonderfully fresh salad that contained Spinach, Mushrooms, Banana Peppers, Tomatoes, Sprouts, Pumpkin Seeds and a drizzle of Mango Poppyseed Dressing. It was delish!

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For dessert I had four Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookies. :)

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Now I am excited to watch the special features of my Twilight DVD. I can’t wait to see how the filming of the book went down!

Have a great night!!

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