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Ready to Kick Off the Season

by Meghann on September 11, 2009

I’ve got my race gear laid out.


A D-tag firmly attached to my shoe.


And a nervous running partner ready to roll.


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.


Mike was the only one who took up my offer.


We split the new Pomx Pomegrante Hibiscus Green Tea.



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? ๐Ÿ™‚

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.


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.


The combo came with….

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


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.


and some Blue Corn Chips.


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


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)


I’m happy to say they were finished off tonight. I was so happy that everyone enjoyed them. ๐Ÿ™‚

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.


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


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!!

1 Nicci@NiftyEats September 11, 2009 at 10:36 pm

Sleep tight Meghann, good luck with the race. I know all of yall will do great!!

2 VeggieGirl September 11, 2009 at 10:38 pm

WHOO HOO!!!!! Have fun and good luck tomorrow!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

3 megzzwinsatlife September 11, 2009 at 10:42 pm

Good Luck Meghann!! Can’t wait to see the race recap and all the pictures Derek takes!!

4 WholeBodyLove September 11, 2009 at 10:48 pm

Lots of luck!!

5 Tay September 11, 2009 at 10:50 pm

Your eats tonight look amazingly tasty! My roommates are always commenting about all my packages too, haha. Good luck tomorrow lady, rock that race!!!

6 Niki September 11, 2009 at 10:51 pm

Good luck tomorrow girl! Can’t wait to hear about it:)

7 Mellissa September 11, 2009 at 11:00 pm

Good luck on the race!

8 Run Sarah September 11, 2009 at 11:23 pm

Loveee Marble Slab! That restaurant looks awesome, too. Good luck tomorrow!

9 janetha September 11, 2009 at 11:24 pm

good luck on your race meghann!

10 angieinatlanta September 11, 2009 at 11:50 pm

Aw, that’s so cute that Derek is running with you! You guys are awesome together! He seems so supportive!

And Marble Slab sounds really, really good right about now…

11 wholesomefoodie September 12, 2009 at 12:01 am

mmmmmmmm…Frozen yogurt is delicious.

12 wholesomefoodie September 12, 2009 at 12:02 am

Oh yeah and kick butt in your race!

13 Teresa September 12, 2009 at 12:12 am

Good luck Meghann!!!

14 Courtney September 12, 2009 at 12:20 am

That’s so great you let Mike try it out! I think you need to “interview” others on food samples as well. ๐Ÿ™‚ It makes it fun! if I wasn’t so full of Mexican food, that marble slab might look good! ๐Ÿ˜‰

AND D MAN, GOOD LUCK! Remember, you won’t be as fast as Meghann. That’s not the point – the point is so HAVE FUN! You’re running! Embrace the beauty of the sport. ๐Ÿ™‚

15 Leianna September 12, 2009 at 12:33 am

Good luck to you and Derek on the race tomorrow and fro-yo is so necessary before a race!

16 greensandjeans September 12, 2009 at 12:46 am

good luck to you and your boy! I’m pretty sure fro-yo is the perfect pre-race food, or any time food really

17 Julia September 12, 2009 at 12:49 am

Good luck tomorrow! I’m sure you’ll rock it! I didn’t know Marble Slab had froyo – that’s fabulous!

18 Jenna September 12, 2009 at 1:00 am

i didn’t know you already had a race tomorrow girl! good luck and i can’t wait to hear how you did!
your dinner and dessert look great ๐Ÿ™‚

19 Morgan (lifeafterbagels) September 12, 2009 at 1:01 am

was Derek already a runner, or is this new for him? I only ask since I’m trying to do some “let’s sign up for a race together honey” work

20 Gab* September 12, 2009 at 1:17 am

Good luck with the race tomorrow! Dinner looks really delicious and healthy!

21 broccolihut September 12, 2009 at 1:35 am

Good luck tomorrow! I am sure you will have a blast!

22 Matt September 12, 2009 at 6:45 am

Good luck today!

23 Kristin September 12, 2009 at 7:04 am

Looks like you’re all ready to go!

Dinner and dessert look delish, good luck with the race!!


24 starstruk September 12, 2009 at 8:50 am

Have a GREAT race! I’m sending all my Boston vibes to my Orlando daughter, s-i-l and all my girls!!! YOU GO!

25 Kristen September 12, 2009 at 9:10 am

Have a great race!

26 Sarah September 12, 2009 at 9:45 am

sounds like a good pre-race day. good luck!

27 Nicole September 12, 2009 at 10:13 am

Good luck, lady!! Fro Yo is always considered carb loading!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

28 romancingthestone September 12, 2009 at 12:05 pm

Meghann-You’re running for all of us! I love your blog and your positive words.
Good luck!

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