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Another Day Gone By

by Meghann on March 21, 2010

It’s close to 9:00 pm and another day has gotten away from me. I’m sad to say today wasn’t as ‘fun’ as yesterday, but at least I was able to get a lot accomplished. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I passed out almost immediately after walking in the door last night and slept like a rock. A good night of sleep was needed to power me through my 14 mile run this morning.

Before I headed out the door I had a bagel thin with almond butter and strawberry preserves.

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I was not looking forward to the 14 miles on the schedule for this morning. After training for so many races in a row, I am starting to feel a little burnt out on long runs. After my 50k in a couple of weeks I am ready to take a little break from long runs for a couple of months.

Mentally I may not have been ready for the 14 miles, but physically my body was on autopilot. I had almost talked myself into turning around at 6.5 instead of 7, but my legs never got the message and kept chugging along.

I felt strong and relieved when I made it back to my car. Nothing is ever more beautiful as the site of the trailhead parking lot at the end of a long run. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Thoughts of waffles, pancakes, muffins, etc. filled my head throughout the duration of my run. My body was cravings Carbs, Carbs, Carbs!!

In the end I decided french toast was the way to go and this loaf of challah bread was calling my name in the bakery section of Publix.

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Mmmmmm… challah french toast. Now, that’s what I’m talking about!

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I dipped the slices of challah bread in a mix of egg, milk, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and agave nectar then pan fried in a skillet on the stove top.

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I topped my 2.5 slices of challah french toast with caramelized some pear slices, strawberries, plain yogurt, and some agave nectar.

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This was a perfect long run recovery breakfast. It filled me up and made my tastebuds very, very happy.

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The rest of my morning was spent cleaning, blogging and being lazy – the way all Sunday mornings should be spent. ๐Ÿ™‚ Sadly, the weather wasn’t as beautiful as yesterday, so I wasn’t tempted to got outside at all.

Eventually lunch time came around and I was ready to eat again.

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I took advantage of the growing amount of leftovers in my fridge and made a wonderful wrap using the bbq tofu and acorn squash from Thursday night.

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With a serving of cabbage and potato stew from Wednesday.

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An Adora Dark Chocolate Calcium Disc for dessert.

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I’m usually one of those people who files my taxes the day I get my W-2, but with all of the blog stuff this past year I have been a little scared to file them. Once upon a time my grandmother was an accountant and knows a thing or two about taxes. I finally found the time this afternoon to drive to my grandmother’s house to have her help me sort through the mess I had created for myself.

I was pretty much expecting to have to pay the government some serious $$ this year, but my grandmother worked her magic. Turns out the government actually owes me a little refund this year.

Thank you Grandma!

I showed up at my Grandma’s house this afternoon more than prepared for a long session of form filling and calculating with a snack bag of good eats.

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I made a yogurt mess with chobani, strawberries, and a piece of pumpkin chocolate chip bread.

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What kind of daughter would I be if I drove all the way to my parents’ neck of the woods and not invite myself over to dinner?

I love going home and cooking with my Dad! He was the one that taught me everything that I know and still continues to teach me today. When I was growing up I used to spend hours in the kitchen every week helping him prepare all of our meals. I believe he loves food as much as I do and has always been my inspiration behind trying new and interesting foods. ๐Ÿ™‚

He’s also the one that taught me to love Publix. Most of the people in the Publix back home know my Dad by name. I think he is there at least three to four times a week! We went there tonight looking for inspiration for tonight’s dinner and discovered Mahi Mahi fillets one sale.

After a quick google search I discovered a recipe Mahi Mahi with Pineapple Salsa that was worth trying.

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AS the top taste tester, I was hard at work making sure the pineapple was up to my high standards. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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My parents’ have been digging their new mandolin for potatoes.

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The final plate

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Mahi Mahi

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Roasted Asparagus & Green Beans

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Mandolin Potatoes with Ketchup

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For dessert my Daddy made a round os strawberry shortcakes before I hit the road.

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I am pooped.

What an exhausting weekend. ๐Ÿ™‚

1 Jenny March 21, 2010 at 10:01 pm

I’m glad the government owes you money!

2 Nicci March 21, 2010 at 10:02 pm

Your Maui Maui looks wonderful, definitely a delicious dinner you had there.

3 midgetkeeper March 21, 2010 at 10:08 pm

Dinner looks amazing!

4 Evan Thomas March 21, 2010 at 10:10 pm

Your breakfasts are always exciting; every day it’s a new thing to drool at!

5 theprocessofhealing March 21, 2010 at 10:11 pm

Oh girl… all your meals sound SO good!!!! Isn’t it fun cooking with your parents?! As I’ve gotten older, I realize how much my parents mean to me.

6 Mara @ Whats For Dinner? March 21, 2010 at 10:12 pm

Is Maui Maui different than mahi-mahi? I’ve never heard of it! The pineapple salsa looks fab ๐Ÿ™‚

7 Meghann March 22, 2010 at 6:37 am

Ooppsss.. thanks for pointing that out. It’s mahi mahi not maui maui! ๐Ÿ™‚

8 Bev March 21, 2010 at 10:29 pm

U are most welcome for the minimal tax advice!
Love U…GM

9 Carol March 21, 2010 at 11:06 pm

Hi Meghann: A sometimes lurker here ๐Ÿ™‚
I HAVE to know where you got the top you wore for your long run today. With the zippered pocket in the front, it looks like the perfet training top!!(I say that, but do you love it or find that stuff flops around too much?)

10 Meghann March 22, 2010 at 6:38 am

It’s Gracie’s Gear! I LOVE her stuff http://www.graciesgearandtraining.com/

11 Karla March 21, 2010 at 11:20 pm

What a great day filled with yummy foods!
I definitely need to get my taxes done! I hate doing it! I should just get it over with! I’m always scared I’m going to do something wrong!

12 Molly March 21, 2010 at 11:29 pm

ugh I owe the state money for the first time this year :o( not excited.. well one of the states.. I have to file in 2 states: my home home and my current location.. I am not sure why but I have an accountant do my taxes so BLAH!

13 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) March 21, 2010 at 11:32 pm

What were your g-ma’s tricks!? Please share! I love the squareness of your wrap and bread with raisins in it always hits the spot.

14 Meghann March 22, 2010 at 6:39 am

she basically helped me with deductions connected to the blog.

15 Natalie March 21, 2010 at 11:38 pm

That looks like an amazing dinner! The potatoes look simple but I manage to ruin everything in the kitchen… can you tell us how you made them/what you put on them quick? Thanks and love the blog : )

16 Meghann March 22, 2010 at 8:26 am

We sliced the potatoes thinly with the mandolin and drizzled some plive oil on them and coated them with salt and pepper. The potatoes were sprea don a baking sheet and place on the bottom of the oven while the fish were placed on the top shelf under the broiler. They were probably in the over 5 mins per side?

17 Lisa (bakebikeblog) March 21, 2010 at 11:43 pm

wow what an awesome looking dinner! And great work on the run girl – you ROCK!

18 Linda March 22, 2010 at 12:31 am

mmm…pineapples are my favorite fruit! =] yum.

19 Heather March 22, 2010 at 12:47 am

YUM…i keep trying to talk myself out of wanting a mandolin but i just can’t fight it anymore! the potatoes and the mahi look AMAZING ๐Ÿ™‚

20 Erin March 22, 2010 at 12:58 am

Weekends always go way too quickly. Of course, I’ve completely lost track of the days of the week while traveling but reality will set in shortly.

21 livelifeeatright March 22, 2010 at 2:07 am

wow. AMAZING DAY OF FOOD! I love challah bread for french toast! I always add a little orange zest too..so much flavor! And the cinnamon raisin version looks GREAT! I’m really jealous of your delicious eats!

22 Angelalovesfood March 22, 2010 at 2:59 am

Everything looks great. That bread reminds me of the irish soda bread you had, and I might just make it myself since the recip looks so easy.

Lovin’ the french toast

23 healthyappletite March 22, 2010 at 3:38 am

Looks like a great day!! Well done for 14 miles! xxx

24 britchickruns March 22, 2010 at 3:59 am

Well done on your run! I did a half marathon yesterday too ๐Ÿ™‚
That dinner looks so swesome! There truly is nothing better than going home for food, it always seems so much more special ๐Ÿ™‚

25 Anna March 22, 2010 at 8:01 am

I LOVE challah bread…my roommate used to bake it from scratch…gomph!

26 Beth March 22, 2010 at 8:11 am

I had mahi mahi stew for dinner last night.. funny! but now i want french toast…

27 Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday March 22, 2010 at 8:16 am

Yes! Tax refunds are awesome, eh?

28 Kelly March 22, 2010 at 8:30 am

I love when it’s time for the tax refunds! Your dinner looks awesome, sadly I’m pretty sure I know more about cooking than my mom so she can’t really teach me anything haha.

29 Matt March 22, 2010 at 8:38 am

My dad is a CPA so he is doing my taxes. Hopefully I can get something back too ๐Ÿ˜‰

30 Rachel March 22, 2010 at 9:02 am

Congrats on getting yourself out for that 14 mile run! That is no easy feat when you are struggling with motivation. The French toast looks and sounds absolutely delicious!

31 Stephanie March 22, 2010 at 9:53 am

Your pink running top is super cute-I like the pocket in the front you can stash stuff in…where is it from??

32 Stephanie March 22, 2010 at 9:54 am

oops nevermind! I see the comment above about it!!

33 missyrayn March 22, 2010 at 10:10 am

I’m glad your grandma could ease your fears about taxes. Mine are on the to-do list for the day.

34 Morgan March 22, 2010 at 10:24 am

LOVE LOVE LOVE Challah french toast, especially with homemade challah!
What kind of headband is that you wore for your run? I have such trouble finding headbands that stay put on my head…I’ve tried them all!

35 Meghann March 22, 2010 at 10:35 am

I think its sweatybands? I really want to do a full review of them because I am currently obsessed with this one I bought at the gasparilla marathon. It stays on my head is AWESOME!

36 Lauren @ Running Examiner March 22, 2010 at 11:34 am

I get pretty burnt out from long runs too. After I’ve finished an event, I really have no desire to run 12+ miles for some time. I love running, but…

It’s good that you’ll be able to take a little respite from long runs after your 50K.

37 Hillary March 22, 2010 at 3:31 pm

Cute headband! Is it specially for running? It’s been far too long since I’ve had challah – must go on a search stat!

38 lowandbhold March 22, 2010 at 4:08 pm

That Challah french toast looks insanely good! I filed my taxes, and then got another W2 I didn’t know about. Blah.

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