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The End of Another Weekend

by Meghann on April 19, 2009

Sorry I’ve been MIA today, but it has been a pretty much non-top day and it was nice to just enjoy my Sunday. It was a wonderful Sunday.

I started my morning very tight and sore, running was definitely not on the agenda for today. Instead I settled into some nice Yoga for Runners through yogadownload.com. It was exactly what I needed and my legs were thanking me immensely for the love and attention afterwards.

When I asked Derek what he was hankering for breakfast his face immediately lit up and he requested First Watch, our favorite breakfast spot. Of course I agreed. ๐Ÿ™‚

My favorite part about going to First Watch is when I ask what is in their Fruit Salad they always respond by asking what I would like in my fruit salad. This time it was the same concept with the Fruit Crepes I ordered.

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I had two Crepes filled with fresh Strawberries & Kiwis with Strawberry Yogurt, Strawberries, Kiwi and Blueberries on top. It came with a serving of Granola and instead of the Chocolate Chip Muffin I had an order of Turkey Sausage on the side for the protein I know I have desperately been lacking.

The crepes were sooooo good!! I love how fresh the fruit was. It was truly the perfect breakfast.

After breakfast we packed up and headed to my parent’s side of town the enjoy some beach action.

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It was perfect beach day weather!

We went to Playalinda, which is a secluded hometown beach that takes you right past the Space Center on the way out.

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Two shuttles were out on the pads, so we had an awesome view of their preparation for launch.

While relaxing in the sun I enjoyed a new book I picked up last night.

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This is perfect for a first time marathoner like myself. It is a collections of essays from marathoners documenting their first times. I love reading what was going through their heads around mile 20 and how proud they felt to cross the finish line. It really is inspiring.

We packed a picnic lunch to enjoy in the sand.

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I ended up eating a Pita Sandwich, the Pear and shared the bag of FoodShouldTasteGood Jalapeno Chips with Derek.

I had had stuffed the Whole Wheat Pita with Wildwood Teryaki Baked Tofu, Tomato, Lettuce, and Jalapenos.

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I LOVED this tofu! Such a great pita! I had made the exact same combination for Derek and he enjoyed it as well.

For dessert I had brought along Jasmine’s Coconut Chocolate Chip Blondies to indulge in.

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I have been keeping these in the freezer and its amazing how wonderful they are without any freezer burn.

We did some walking on the beach and may have got a little too much sun. Remember to always reapply sunscreen! Being a lobster is never fun.

The beach always wears me out, so luckily my Dad made us a yummy dinner and I didn’t have to worry about creating anything when I got home.

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I had some Pork Roast, Mashed Potatoes with Gravy, Roasted Asparagus & a Water Roll. It was a great Sunday night meal at home.

I can always count on my Dad to have a freezer stocked with Ice Cream. I had a serving of Breyers All Natural Vanilla with GInger Snaps Crumbled on top.

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I forgot how rich and creamy Breyers Ice Cream is. The vanilla flavor is so strong, I love it!

Now I am finally safe and sound at home very sad the weekend is over. At least I can go to sleep knowing I got the most I possibly could out of it. Tomorrow is my last day in the office before I head out to Long Beach, so its going to be a very busy day filled with lots of last minute details. This is the week I have been working towards since I started my job. Wish me luck!

1 lisaheartspizza April 19, 2009 at 8:16 pm

what an awesome day! The beach looks AMAZING, and your crepes aren’t half bad either!

2 Bec April 19, 2009 at 8:22 pm

what a neat book, glad you spent such a lovely day on the beach!

3 helpmeghanrun April 19, 2009 at 8:23 pm

Looks like a fabulous weekend! Except you now have made me want some ice cream.

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4 Sharon April 19, 2009 at 8:31 pm

Love the picnic lunch!

5 Marissa April 19, 2009 at 8:31 pm

Bryers is my favorite ice cream! I love the little flecks of vanilla bean in it ๐Ÿ™‚

6 VeggieGirl April 19, 2009 at 8:32 pm

Hooray for blondies!!

BEST of luck this week, Meghann!!

By the way, speaking of blondies…. email me.

7 Amelia April 19, 2009 at 8:38 pm

Looks like an amazing beach day.

I HAVE to check out that book! I’ve never heard of it but it sounds great! ๐Ÿ™‚

8 Meg April 19, 2009 at 8:39 pm

What a fun day with lots of yummy eats! Good luck with work this week!

9 Pearl April 19, 2009 at 8:47 pm

the beach looks beautiful! and i’m glad you got to enjoy a picnic with your sweetie ๐Ÿ™‚

10 Emily April 19, 2009 at 8:48 pm

your eats today look so tasty, especially that blondie!

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11 Matt April 19, 2009 at 8:51 pm

Fun day! I hope your week goes as planned!

12 Kristie April 19, 2009 at 9:02 pm

What an awesome beach day and awesome weekend all around!
Best of luck with the upcoming week!

13 Sally April 19, 2009 at 9:08 pm

Looks like you’re having a ton of fun! I hope it continues! Your breakfast looks really yummy too. I love kiwi!

14 getfitslowly April 19, 2009 at 9:09 pm

Your brunch looks delicious! Crepes are the best.

I think running a marathon for the first time has been one of the best experiences in my life. I am so happy for you!

15 Adi (oatonomy.com - now repaired!) April 19, 2009 at 9:12 pm

You’ll do great this week! It will be rewarding to see your hard work pay off, I’m sure.

16 Jaclyn April 19, 2009 at 9:24 pm

Good luck Meghann! So glad you had a nice relaxing and fun-filled weekend pre work week! ๐Ÿ˜€

17 marafaye April 19, 2009 at 9:28 pm

Beyond jealous of the beach time… but the whole day looks fab!

18 Sweet and Fit April 19, 2009 at 10:05 pm

looks like you had such a great weekend =)

I love firstwatch, but I have never had anyone ask me what i want in my fruit salad.

gluck this week with work!

19 jenngirl April 19, 2009 at 10:16 pm

Definitely a wonderful Sunday, I wish I lived at the beach!!

Good luck with work this week!!!

20 Lindsay April 19, 2009 at 10:48 pm

Your breakfast look incredible- I LOVE First Watch!

A non-top day? I bet Derek very much enjoyed his Sunday too ๐Ÿ˜‰

21 Mica April 19, 2009 at 10:56 pm

Ooh, I’ve heard of that marathon book. I might have to get it now!

…As always, I’m jealous of your proximity to the beach!

22 broccolihut April 19, 2009 at 11:52 pm

Wow those fruit crepes look like something out of a magazine!

23 runsarah April 20, 2009 at 12:25 am

Good luck with the week – I’m sure you’ll do great! Those crepes look gorgeous too…yum.

24 Leah April 20, 2009 at 3:17 am

Breakfast look A-MAZING!!!!
Glad you enjoyed your weekend.. they are always packed with such fun things going on.. I love it!

25 Dori April 20, 2009 at 6:23 am

LOVE the crepes — now I will def get some next time I am at brunch that offers them! Mmmmmmmm…

26 diana April 20, 2009 at 7:02 am

The picture of the beach looks so very relaxing!

27 wholefoodswholeme April 20, 2009 at 7:10 am

hey meghann, have you read “what i talk about when i talk about running” by haruki murakami? i loved it (as i love all his books) and think you’ll really enjoy it! this guy crazily ran that all day marathon in greece!!

28 Shelby April 20, 2009 at 7:28 am

Being a lobster is NEVER FUN!!!! I got a mild sunburn on Spring Break and I was itchy for DAYS! Like can’t even sleep itchy, uhh it was horrible. But I wanted a tan… ๐Ÿ˜‰

29 rhodeygirltests April 20, 2009 at 8:10 am

your softserve of vanilla + pb swirl with strawberries has my mouth watering… at 9 in the morning hahaha! looks great!

30 brandi April 20, 2009 at 8:14 am

glad you had a great weekend, and good luck with everything this week!

31 Melissa S. April 20, 2009 at 8:23 am

wonderful weekend!! glad you and derek had lots of fun!!!!

32 Jess April 20, 2009 at 11:01 am

I’m intrigued by your Dad’s “Water Rolls”….

33 Kimberly April 21, 2009 at 9:37 am

Thanks for the shout-out to Yogadownload.com!

After reading your post, I went and downloaded a bunch of sessions then did the Runner’s Yoga after a long run yesterday…best thing ever!!

Stay cool!

K

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