Friday, September 11, 2009

Ready to Kick Off the Season

by Meghann on September 11, 2009

I’ve got my race gear laid out.

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A D-tag firmly attached to my shoe.

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And a nervous running partner ready to roll.

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I say bring it on. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Autumn Rock n Run 5k – here I come!!

Today has been a good Friday. I believe all Friday before races are good ones, especially the one before the first race of the season!

This afternoon a few co-workers and I were standing around discussing the various samples that arrive at my desk each week. It just so happened a couple of hours earlier a USPS box filled with bottles of tea from the nice people at Pom had found its way to me. Since they were complaining I never shared, I offered them to sample the new drinks with me.

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Mike was the only one who took up my offer.

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We split the new Pomx Pomegrante Hibiscus Green Tea.

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Here are our thoughts:

Mike: “I like it. I was expecting something more fruity at first, but the more I drink it the more I enjoy it.”

Me: “It taste a little watered down. It definitely has a unique flavor, but I’m not sure the hisbiscus is for me.”

I left the rest of the Pom Tea samples in my office fridge and promised Mike we could share the rest. He wants to compare all the samples for a final compartive review. Maybe I can get a guest post from him on the manner? :)

After work I headed to Track Shack to meet Caitlin and Katy for what was suppose to be a 2 mile run/walk, but instead we just spent 30 minutes shopping and gabbing. I did mange to pick up mine and Derek’s packets though.

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We then headed to a local vegan cafe, Dandelion, for dinner with Kelly and a few other friends.

I spent 20 minutes reviewing the menu before ordering the Communitea Combo.

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The combo came with….

the Native Mama Mia Mix quiona mixed with broccoli and scallions with vegan cheezy dressing on the side.

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a cup of Henry’s Hearty Chili loaded with artisan organic tempeh, tomatoes, kidney beans, peppers, sweet corn, red onions, scallions & an ultra-secret blend of spices.

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and some Blue Corn Chips.

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Paired with a cup of the Iced Tea of the Day.

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It was a great pre-race meal shared with a great group of friends. I believe we could have sat there and chatted all night. There was a lot of story telling and laughing around that table.

I had brought my Glo Bites to share with everyone at dinner. I had two when I finished. (I also had 2 earlier in the afternoon as well)

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I’m happy to say they were finished off tonight. I was so happy that everyone enjoyed them. :)

When I got home Derek was waiting for me. We had a few pre-race errands to run and just happened to drive by a Marble Slab while we were out.

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Somehow we made it inside and somehow a small vanilla fro yo with strawberries made its way in my hands. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Pre-race carb loading, right?

I believe that’s it. All that’s left now is to dream sweet dreams of the finish line.

Wish us luck tomorrow!

Good Night!!

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