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A Race Free Saturday

by Meghann on October 3, 2009

Since racing season started four weeks ago I feel like my weekends have become routine. Friday I would go into race preparation mode and then Saturday I would wake up super early, race my hearts out and crash the rest of the day. ๐Ÿ™‚

I was a little sad that I had no race this morning and had to abandon my little routine. ๐Ÿ™ Oh what, should I do with my free Saturday?

For starters I slept in until 6:30! (Hey sleeping in is sleeping in, no matter what time that sleeping in may be. ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) Then knocked out 5 miles on my training plan. Unfortunately, my tummy felt a little off after last night’s celebrating and let’s just say my run wasn’t uneventful. ;(

I returned from my run with an empty stomach that was trying to eat itself. I’m usually not too terribly hungry after my runs, but this morning I could barely stand to wait the 2 minutes it took to toast my bread.

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I wanted something fast and filling to satisfy my emptiness and I knew nut butter would do the trick. I toasted two piece of Nature’s Pride Bread.

I topped one with Naturally Nutty’s Toffee Butter Peanut Butter, Raspberries and a sprinkle of Flax Seed.

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I topped the other with a generous slather of Blackberry Jam and more Flax Seed.

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On the side a white flesh Peach, which wasn’t nearly as sweet and tasty as a regular peach.

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This breakfast was perfect. It filled me up with out overdoing it, which is good because I had plans to meet Ryan for Power Yoga less then an hour later.

If you are in the Orlando area College Park Yoga offers Saturday morning Power Yoga classes for a discount rate of $5. I took advantage of the deal this morning and participated in my first Power Yoga class in an actual yoga studio.

The class was great. It was serene and relaxing, yet I still worked up a sweat. However, Ryan warned me the instructor was merely a substitute and the regular person is much more intense. I plan to go back in a couple of weeks to get the full intense experience.

After the class Ryan and I walked down to a local craft fair in front of Tea Infusion.

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The parking lot was filled with beautiful hand made crafts.

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After seeing Ryan purchase a gorgeous headband the other day, I was happy to find the person who makes them at the fair.

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I bought a brown and yellow one that I can’t wait to wear.

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We couldn’t resist heading into Infusion Tea for a little treat and some cool AC.

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I ordered an Iced Ginger Peach Tea.

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Sooooo…. GOOD! I love peach flavored teas and the ginger was very subtle so that it wasn’t too spicy.

I was more then ready for a snack at this point and pulled out the new Chocolate Peanut Butter Amazing Grass Bar I had picked up from Whole Foods last night.

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Any bar with peanut butter instantly grabs my attention and when I saw these start to pop up, I knew I had to try one.

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I was originally expecting a peanut butter coating of the original Amazing Grass bar just like the regular chocolate ones, but this was different. The inside part of the bar holds the peanut butter and then the outside is wrapped in chocolate.

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Wow! This was good. It was like a peanut butter larabar wrapped in chocolate, only better because it had little nuts and seeds to chew on.

This bar also packs 12 grams of protein which explains why I was so stuffed after I ate it. I was almost on the verge of being uncomfortably full. If you are looking for a really filling bar to hold you over for a few hours then I would highly suggest this one, otherwise I think next time I will just be eating half and feel content. ๐Ÿ™‚

Ryan has been researching the Orlando Farmer’s Market scene. I told her Winter Park was the really the best in the city. We headed there after finishing our drinks.

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I was happy to find $1 grab bags of Okra and Snap Peas.

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Ryan found some Cat Grass for her little Harvey to enjoy. ๐Ÿ™‚

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We asked a few of the booths if they were locally grown and the closest we got was Georgia.

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I guess Florida doesn’t have the ideal climate for produce at the moment because of the high temps. At least, we were assured they were pesticide free. ๐Ÿ™‚

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I have plans for an early dinner with my family so I kept lunch light with a left over Spaghetti Squash Pancake, Goat Cheese and Salsa over a bed of Spinach.

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It’s HOT again outside – Where did you go Fall temps? I plan to beat the heat inside cleaning and catching up on my DVR.

Have a great Saturday everyone!

P.S. Last night’s dress was from Target. I actually wrote about purchasing it on this post. ๐Ÿ™‚

1 sunshineandsnowflakes October 3, 2009 at 2:09 pm

That Farmer’s Market looks fabulous, I think I need to try and hunt one out near me!

2 Abby (Abby's VeGaN Eats) October 3, 2009 at 2:17 pm

LOVE LOVE LOVE Saturday farmers markets! That bar looks delish! Must pick one up asap ๐Ÿ™‚

3 VeggieGirl October 3, 2009 at 3:12 pm

Fantastic farmers market finds! ๐Ÿ™‚

4 Heather Eats Almond Butter October 3, 2009 at 3:54 pm

Sounds like my idea of a perfect day Meghann. Sleeping in, filling an empty belly with nut butter, yoga and a trip to the Farmer’s Mkt. with a friend, and a fun headband. ๐Ÿ™‚

Have fun with the fam. tonight!

5 Lindsey @ Sound Eats October 3, 2009 at 4:03 pm

I have to remember to keep those spaghetti squash pancakes in mind for meal ideas! (That and I loved your dress last night, you looked so cute!)

6 Ryan @ Greens for Good October 3, 2009 at 4:17 pm

I had fun! Glad you made some plans for tonight ๐Ÿ™‚

7 Melissa October 3, 2009 at 4:20 pm

gorgeous food photography. man i want to go to a yoga class soon

8 Diana October 3, 2009 at 4:47 pm

I looove craft fairs!

That breakfast and lunch look awesome. ๐Ÿ™‚

9 Evan Thomas October 3, 2009 at 4:51 pm

I’m so jealous of that sun. It is pouring here today. Enjoy your free saturday! Butter toffee PB is always a good choice

10 risrocksout October 3, 2009 at 4:52 pm

The nectarine looked so good, love discount yoga (classes can get so pricey!) and I am addicted to great flavored iced tea. Cute headband too!

11 foodieinthecity October 3, 2009 at 5:10 pm

What a fun morning/afternoon it looks like you have had!

I need to try that spaghetti squash recipe!

12 Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now October 3, 2009 at 5:19 pm

Thanks for the AG bar review.

13 Annamarina October 3, 2009 at 6:14 pm

I love the Winter Park farmer’s market! Whenever I am in town visiting my brother, we always stop by there on Saturday mornings. Enjoy the rest of your day!

14 Lizzy October 3, 2009 at 6:15 pm

I’m so sad to see farmers markets phase out now that its getting cold! grab bags are the best, plus you picked up 2 veggies that are amazing!

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15 Matt October 3, 2009 at 6:21 pm

Sounds like a great day. Do you have any races coming up?

16 Julia October 3, 2009 at 7:37 pm

That lunch sounds delish, can you post how you made it at some point! Have a great day!

17 greensandjeans October 3, 2009 at 7:44 pm

yay for farmer’s market season starting in warm weather places! I hit one up today and brought home armfuls of squash!

18 Julie October 3, 2009 at 8:02 pm

awesome farmers market purchases! you cant beat that!

19 Peanut Butter Bliss October 3, 2009 at 8:42 pm

wow your farmers market looks AMAZING compared to mine!! yay for five miles ๐Ÿ™‚ Your so going to rock that marathon in january!

loved that amazing grass bar too!

20 Emily (Healthy Fit Mama) October 3, 2009 at 8:47 pm

I wasn’t a big fan of the white flesh peaches either. They were pretty disappointing.

I have got to get my hands on that peanut butter Amazing Grass bar!! It sounds so good!!

21 lauren October 3, 2009 at 10:43 pm

I love the farmers market! you Florida girls have totally inspired me, I just ran my first consecutive 3-miler! You ladies are an inspiration ๐Ÿ™‚

22 angieinatlanta October 3, 2009 at 11:09 pm

Mmmm…that AG bar sounds great! I love chocolate + peanut butter! I’ll have to pick one up next time I’m in WF a.k.a. heaven!

23 Heather October 5, 2009 at 10:15 am

Hi Meghan – I am having a giveaway on my blog for the PB Grassbars – stop by if you have a chance http://runleangreen.com/2009100309/the-grass-is-always-greener-unless-it-is-brown/

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