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  1. Krissy @ Shiawase Life
    March 4, 2013

    SO stoked you’re doing that race!! I love that medal <3
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  2. Runinboise
    March 4, 2013

    That race medal is pretty awesome! If I was closer I would so be registering for it too!
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  3. Amanda Bordonaro
    March 4, 2013

    Love the dolphin medal! I’d be lying if I said that medals didn’t lure me in sometimes. I have a menorah shaped medal from a Hanukkah run! It’s so unique and cute!
    Expo discounts always get me too! But hey, a discount is a discount so why not!

  4. Corrie @ Blurb Column
    March 4, 2013

    I totally race for medals and t shirts. No shame. I would love to try a box at starbucks but the prices just drive me away. I rarely go in anyway, but I think in a pinch I would be glad for the option. And, can I just say, cucumbers and carrots > celery.
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  5. Brittany @ DulceVie
    March 4, 2013

    All of that food looks amazing! I love having brunch 🙂 And that dolphin medal is so cool!
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  6. meghan
    March 4, 2013

    That’s going to be a race filled weekend! Wish you were coming to the Florida Beaches Half, but it seems like we Tampa girls will be split between Sarasota and Fort de Soto that morning! I’m already thinking positive thoughts for the weather. How fun to have two such good races with cute medals on the same day!
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  7. Denise
    March 4, 2013

    The bistro box you tried is the one I’ve tried. I loved it!
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  8. Michelle
    March 4, 2013

    I don’t get the medal love for that race because I think it’s fug BUT I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the race and I’m sad I can’t do it this year! I have PR’d there the past 2 years. I think it’s because there’s the bridge in the beginning (it’s nice to get it over with) and then there are rolling hills. Plus, you get run past the FSU Sarasota campus! Don’t be afraid to dress up in a St. Patty’s day theme – are are always at least one or two leprechauns racing. I hope you ladies have fun!
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    • Paula @ Eat: Watch: Run
      March 5, 2013

      I second the fug medal. They get worse every year. Now more dolphins than ever! haha
      But even so, I love this race. It’s my PR race and my Florida hometown!
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  9. Chuck
    March 5, 2013

    Whoa, that IS a pretty dope medal!

  10. Serena
    March 5, 2013

    That medal is rad!
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  11. TorontoRunner
    March 5, 2013

    I would have absolutely signed up for the race JUST for that medal!
    I’m always eyeing up the different stuff they have in starbucks but it is waaaay too pricey!! :
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  12. Katie @ Talk Less, Say More
    March 5, 2013

    It’s an interesting question…but I think since you’ve had breakfast, it’s just lunch. At least that’s my opinion because I often eat breakfast for dinner (and did last night) and I don’t think it’d be considered my 3rd breakfast. Right? Esp since my REAL breakfast was english muffin, my lunch was a yogurt bowl and then dinner was eggs. Clearly I like breakfast. 😉
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  13. Sara @ Fitcupcaker
    March 5, 2013

    Haha accidentally I say that when I spend too much money lol. I love brunch and brinner! I’ve never had those bistro boxes but they are a great idea!
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  14. Barry Wright, III
    March 5, 2013

    Those bistro boxes always look great, but never seem like enough food for the price! The convenience is probably worth it though.

    I’ve given up on using the normal names for meals – it’s just first meal, second meal, …. sixth meal…
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  15. MileageMama
    March 5, 2013

    That is an AWESOME medal!!!
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  16. meredith
    March 5, 2013

    I like to get the bistro box for my son as a snack some times in between school and extra circular activities. If we stop into Starbucks, I typically order him the box with the apples and grapes, cheese, egg, pita and peanut butter. He eats it while he does his homework. The last time I went though, they had removed the peanut butter from the box! We were so not happy and haven’t ordered a box since. I think they removed the peanut butter after a recent recall. Peanut butter makes the meal!
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  17. Maureen
    March 5, 2013

    I would totally register just for that medal! I’m also a total baby when it comes to the dentist. I’m cursed with bad teeth and gums (thanks mom and dad) and it always takes multiple shots to get me numb enough for the dentist to do any work.
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    • Katie
      March 5, 2013

      I have a lot of problem with getting numb too! Usually I’m getting numb once the dentist is done! That’s why I always ask for laughing gas, that way even if the numbing isn’t working, I can be a little more comfortable.

      Also, I can’t wait to go to a good expo and get some decent discounts!
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  18. Nicole@TheKidlessKronicles
    March 5, 2013

    You just reminded me that I have a butternut squash. It just went on the menu for tonight!

    And I think an Expo was how I got roped into the Disney Princess half a couple of years ago. And it really just proves that I will do ANYTHING for a trip to Disney.

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  19. Kristy @ Kristy’s Health Revolution
    March 5, 2013

    I’ve been coveting those bistro boxes forever now. Unfortunately (fortunately, really, because I would buy them way too often), my Starbucks doesn’t carry them. Apparently there aren’t enough Starbucks’ in my region to carry anything with fresh fruit. I really think it seems easy enough to throw together, so I’ve had the idea of making my own for a while now. I think for the price of a couple of those, I could buy the ingredients to make one for every day of the week!!

    Also, I feel your dentist pain. I, too, have bad teeth genes. I floss religiously (even after a crazy night on the town when we get home at 5 am, I floss before bed!), and brush 2-3 times a day AND rinse with listerine, but I still have to get 1-2 fillings a year. It’s such a bummer, but I figure it’s just more incentive to take really good care of my teeth. My fiance has NEVER had a cavity, and he’s much more lax about dental hygiene (I mean, he still brushes, but he only flosses twice a week maybe. I get on him all the time, but he always gets glowing reviews at the dentist — how is that fair!?)
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    • Meghann
      March 5, 2013

      My husband is the same way. He’s had one cavity his whole life and so much more lax about his teeth. Not fair!

  20. Heather
    March 5, 2013

    I’ve always thought “brunch” refers more to the time you’re eating i.e. late morning. If you’re eating at your normal lunch time and already had breakfast then I would just call it lunch. Brunch is a meal eaten typically in the late morning as a substitute for breakfast and lunch. But I can get on board with calling breakfast for dinner “brinner” just because it makes it sound more fun!

  21. Natalie @ Free Range Human
    March 5, 2013

    That medal is super cute! I’m so glad I’m not the only one with bad teeth. I work so hard at taking care of them, but I always get bad reports at the dentist. I decided not to long ago that I’m blaming genetics as well!
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  22. Meghan @ After the Ivy League
    March 5, 2013

    Running a race as part of a fun girls weekend? Totally worth the extra money and “accidental” sign-up. You’ll have a blast! Those tacos look pretty yummy, I bookmarked a recipe for chile with chocolate in it awhile back, haven’t made it yet but I need to!
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  23. Cassidy
    March 5, 2013

    Like you I’ve been deeply intrigued by the SB bistro boxes for a while and I finally tried one last week. I loved the concept of a snack box (I had a little hummus, some mini pitas, chicken strips, and green pepper/tomatoes), but not the price. Still, I am tempted to try the others. (I have a soft spot for brie cheese)

  24. Melissa
    March 5, 2013

    I ALWAYS need a post-dentist pick-me-up. I get what you’re saying about teeth/genetics — despite brushing/flossing/using pricey toothbpaste and mouthwash, I STILL have problems. In the last year, I have had two root canals and, thus, two permanent crowns. All this = $$$$$.

    My post-dentist pick me up usually involves a trip to Lululemon… 😉

  25. Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed
    March 5, 2013

    I can’t even justify the prices of coffee at Starbucks… maybe their regular coffee isn’t that expensive, but I wouldn’t know because any time I’ve been there I find myself getting some ridiculous drink that might as well be a dessert lol.
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  26. Karen @ Run Shop Travel
    March 5, 2013

    I love Sarasota and visit once or twice a year to see family and have thought about signing up for that race – the course looks gorgeous! Maybe next year!
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  27. Theodora
    March 5, 2013

    How do you distract yourself from the pain at the dentist?
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  28. Emily N
    March 5, 2013

    That always happens with races and me. 🙂 did today, in fact…
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  29. Maria
    March 5, 2013

    I’m guilty of signing up for races for some incentive or another, i.e. the medal, an extra medal (to complete a challenge), a shirt, a jacket. Yup, it doesn’t take much to get me to do a race.
    I did Sarasota last year and I’m doing it again this year. The medal is one of the best that I’ve gotten. They are big and heavy… makes you feel like a rock star. The First Watch breakfast at the end of the race is pretty sweet too.
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  30. Lindsay
    March 5, 2013

    I love the Starbucks Bistro Boxes, but they are very pricey for the amount you get. I guess that is expected though.
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  31. Kim
    March 5, 2013

    I love the medal! I will have to do that race one of these years. My parents have a place on Siesta Key so it would be lots of fun. I live in NY and was just in Florida for the Gasparilla Distance Classic. Next year I would like to run Disney. So, I may be looking at it a few years from now. Anyway, it was nice meeting you at Gasparilla. I said hi to you after my race when you were volunteering at the water table. 🙂

  32. Erin @ Loop Looks
    March 5, 2013

    The Protein Bistro Box is my favorite! That’s my lunch splurge when I don’t want to pack a lunch. I’m always sad when I go down to the Starbucks in my office’s building and they’re out of them!
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  33. Lindsay
    March 5, 2013

    I always put a little bit of cocoa powder in my chili and people love it!

  34. Clara
    March 5, 2013

    what a cool medal!!! 😀

  35. Emily
    March 5, 2013

    The Nike Women’s Marathon is still #1 in my heart. Tiffany’s necklace > medal any day in my book.

    I like the Starbucks protein box too for a quickie snack on the go, but I agree that it’s wayyy overpriced for a crumpet, egg, and handful of grapes.
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  36. BroccoliHut
    March 5, 2013

    I’m right there with ya on the bad teeth genes. Despite my pretty awesome oral hygiene, I end up with dental problems. Thanks, Mom and Dad.

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