Monday, May 18, 2009

Bon Voyage

by Meghann on May 18, 2009

Tonight was my Team in Training Group’s Bon Voyage party!

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With the marathon less then two weeks away we all got together to celebrate the end of our training season. The last 5 months have come and gone so quickly, I can’t believe it was all the way back in January when I attended my first TNT session and contemplated whether this goal was attainable or not.

With a little luck and a ton of support I have discovered the goal of running a full marathon is completely attainable. And along the way I have made a ton of great friends while managing to raise over $4700 to help those in need. Team in Training is a great organization and I am proud to have been a part of it.

This afternoon before the party and before I left work I nibbled my way through some TBR Mystic Mountain Trail Mix.

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And a Fiberful Apricot Fruit Strip.

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The Bon Voyage Party this evening was a group Pot Luck with everyone instructed to bring a dish. I left work at 5:00 and headed straight to Publix with no clue what I wanted to bring to the 6:30 party. After grabbing and putting away a premade Fruit Salad I walked by the yogurt aisle and decided to get a little creative.

First I started with this box of Country Choice Organic Chocolate Snackin’ Grahams.

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I emptied the chocolate grahams into my food processor with some butter and pulsed it until it was crumbly and sticky. I then pushed the crumbs into my bakeware to form a crust.

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I then coated the chocolate graham crust with some Stoneyfield Non-Fat Vanilla Yogurt, Heartfield Cinnamon Raisin Granola and Strawberries.

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The final product ended up being a Yogurt Parfait Pie. It looked good and I was quite proud of my addition to the food line up.

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Fried Chicken and Chocolate Chip Cookies seemed to have dominated the line up, but I managed to find some yummy green things to fill my plate with.

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I also ended up going back for seconds of my Yogurt Parfait Pie and a mini Cupcake.

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I love mini desserts! This two bite cupcake was perfect for my cupcake craving.

We were suppose to get our shirts tonight, but they won’t be ready until Saturday. I did get a goodie bag full of my itenirary, tickets and other goodies.

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We watched a video of last year’s race and it really had me pumped to run this years. Less then 2 more weeks and I just can’t stop smiling!! I can do this, I can run this marathon!! Yay!!

On another note…

My DVR is on the fritz and it only recorded the last 5 minutes of Gossip GIrl. Gasp! Does anyone know how to watch the new episode online somewhere?!?!?!?!

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