Sunday, April 25, 2010

A Puppy Celebration

by Meghann on April 25, 2010

So what does one do the morning after an 8 course meal?

Well they go for a 10 mile run of course. :)

After last night’s feast I wasn’t sure how I would feel getting out of bed this morning, but in all honesty I felt great. Granted I wasn’t hungry at all (very unlike me), but I didn’t feel sick and I felt like I had energy to boot!

I met the Orlando Runner’s Club in downtown Winter Park for what would be my first double digit run since my 50k at the beginning of the month. I took off with the front pack of runners and was surprised how easily I could keep up. The group kept an 8:30 pace for all 10 miles and I fell right in line with that. Not only was I able to keep up, but I was able to hold a conversation and never got too out of breath. Not bad considering I’ve done zilch speed work lately. ;)

After my run I came back home for an easy bowl of post-run cereal.

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  • 1/2 cup Maddie Wishes This Was her Cereal
  • 1/2 cup Multigrain Cherrios
  • 1/2 cup Honey Puffs
  • Chocolate Oikos
  • Strawberries
  • Naturally Nutty Toffee Butter Peanut Butter

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I finished my bowl and proceeded to spend TWO HOURS writing my Foodbuzz 24, 24, 24 post! Yep, that’s right – two hours! I wanted to make sure I included every last details. I hope you guys enjoyed the entry as much as I did!

As soon as the post went up I had to scramble to gather my stuff together and meet my family at the dog park for a little puppy birthday celebration.

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Since Maddie’s Birthday was yesterday and my sister’s dog Oliver’s birthday is tomorrow we all got together for a little birthday party.

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Scooby was invited too!

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While the dog’s enjoyed the grass and sunshine, the humans had a lovely picnic spread.

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I had a roasted veggie sandwich with cheese and hummus on an onion roll with chips and fruit.

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I think we stayed at the park for well over two hours. The dogs had a blast!

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I love how this particular dog park has a bathing station for the dogs right by the exit.

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Maddie was so fresh and clean for the car ride home!

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The rest of my afternoon was spent with Maddie on the couch. We both enjoyed being lazy for once and made sure to soak in every relaxed minute we could. :)

When dinner time came I kept it easy with my version of sloppy joe fries.

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On the bottom is roasted potato wedges and on top is tempeh sloppy joe mix that included

  • tempeh
  • carrot
  • onion
  • mushrooms
  • mushrooms
  • ketchup
  • bbq sauce
  • homey mustard

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This is what I call comfort food. :)

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Dessert involved the left over chocolate from last night’s dinner.

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I had one of each plus the last of the greek pasteries.

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What a busy weekend this has been! I think I’ll still need to take in some more ‘me’ time before the work week starts all over again. At least it’s a short one!

Good night!

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