Monday, February 9, 2009

Busy Bee

by Meghann on February 9, 2009

Wow, what a day!

Between organizing the Blogging Bake Sale, going back to work, and running a million and one errands I’m exhausted! I’m going to make this quick so I can get some much needed sleep.

My day started out relaxing.

I had my first Team in Training practice tonight where I wasn’t sure what to expect, so I just did Detox Yoga 1 on

It was an intermediate download and I am proud to say I made it through the short session. It was perfect for stretching out my achy ski legs.

I was all about the cereal this morning. 🙂


I had 1/3 cup of Nature’s Path Pumpkin Granola, 2/3 cup of Kashi Mighty Bites, Blackberries, Blueberries, Strawberries and 2 dollops of Fat Free Vanilla Yogurt. YUM! Great way to start of the week.

I had a HUGE pile of work waiting for me on my desk this morning, so I grinned and bared it and was glued to my seat all day!

I had a Doctor’s appointment so I ate lunch at my desk.


For lunch I had 1 cup of Amy’s Butternut Squash Soup (I wasn’t impressed) and a Whole Wheat Bagel where one half was covered with Honey Almond Butter and Apple Slices on one side and Reduced Fat Veggie Cream Cheese on the other.

The Honey Almond Butter was a packet Ryan had given me for my birthday.


I was really excited to try this flavor, but felt it was little off. I was expecting sweet almond butter, but it was oddly salty. I still enjoyed it, just not what I was expecting.

After my Doctor’s Appointment I seriously ran myself wild running errands. I had to go to the bank, Best Buy, UPS, my Team in Training Practice, and I wanted to buy new Running Shoes but ran out of time!

While running the errands I had a Chocolate Peppermint Stick Luna bar…aka… Girl Scouts Thin Mint Cookie. 😉


My first Team in Training practice was a lot different then I was expecting. In fact I wasn’t really sure what I was expecting. I didn’t bring my IPOD or my Garmin because I didn’t think I would need it, but I wish I had brought it! I show up to a group of people and our coaches tell us to just run for 45 minutes. So while everyone starts walking, I start to run. I found two guys that were running and started running and chit chatting with them. I felt find at first, but these guys were keeping at least a 8:00 min pace and I started breathing heavy. I kept up and luckily we got called back to the center after only 30 minutes, I couldn’t believe how out of breath I was.

Its good to know there are some fast runners to keep up with that are going to kick my booty. I can’t wait to see how the rest of these training runs go!

It was late by the time I got home and all I wanted was a quick and easy dinner. Thankfully I had this to photograph the food for me.


That’s right, the Nikon has returned! It’s great to be able to take decent pictures again (not that Caitlin’s Camera isn’t totally awesome 😉 )

Look at this perfection!


That’s right I pulled out a frozen meal for dinner. These were 50% off at Publix and it was 8:00 as I was popping this in the microwave!

I also put together a simple salad.


Mixed Greens, Carrot, Blueberries, Caper, Goat Cheese and Annie’s Cucumber Yogurt Dressing.

All together.


And some Praline Crunch Yogurt with a sprinkle of Granola for dessert!


So have you guys been enjoying the Blogging Bake Sale?!?!?!?!

I can’t believe the success this has been, were are raising so much money for a great cause!

Keep the bids coming! Day 1 of the Blogging Bake Sale ends tonight at Midnight EST.

Here are the high bids thus far!

Kath’s Bread – $60

VeggieGirl’s Blondies – $50

Gina’s Macaroons – $100

Gina’s Macaroons Batch #2 – $70

Nicole’s Carrot Cake Whoopee Pies – $50

Stacey’s Whole Wheat Challah Bread – $40

Ryan’s Peppermint Cheesecake Brownies – $50

Ashley’s Tiger Butter – $30

Victoria’s Chocolate Topped Cashew Toffee – $40

Andrea’s Chocolate Chip Cookies – (1 batch) $40

Andrea’s Chocolate Chip Cookies – (1 batch) $25

Sarah’s Chocolate Chip Trail Mix Cookies – $26

Ashley’s Cranberry Crunch Granola Bars – $20

Tami’s Whoopee Pies – $20

Amanda’s Brownie Toffee Hearts – $24

Beadie’s Best Fudge Brownies – $26

Caitlin’s Gingerbread Hearts – $25

Ashley’s Maple Banana Cornbread – $31

Heather’s Olive Oil Muffins – $30

Heather’s Mixed Brown Bread – $20

Vani’s Granola – $25

Sammie’s mocha Fudge Brownies – $25

Meredith’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies – $30

Tina’s Chocolate Pumpkin Bread – $30

Aimee’s Banana Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies – $20

Jasmine’s Custom Blondies – $20

Maggie’s Thumb Print Cookies – $20

Quantity –

Kath’s Husband’s Bread: 1 Loaf or A dozen Bagels or Rolls

Caitlin’s Gingerbread Hearts: 30 cookies

Andrea’s Chocolate Chip Cookies: 1 batch = 8 (5in) cookies

Heather’s Chocolate Peppermint Cloud Cookies: 15-18 cookies

Beadie’s Best Fudge Brownies: made in 8×8 pan for 9ish nice sized brownies

Heather’s Mixed Brown Bread: 2 Small loaves

Heather’s Olive Oil Muffins: 18 mini muffins

Ashley’s Tiger Butter: approx 30 tiny squares or 15 regular size

Nicole’s Carrot Cake Whoopee Pies: 12-15

Ashley’s Cranberry Crunch Granola Bars: 24 individually wrapped bars

Sarah’s Chocolate Chip Trail Mix Cookies: a dozen cookies

Victoria’s Toffee – 9×12 pan worth

Tami’s Chocolate Whoopee Pies: 15-18 pies

Gina’s Macaroons: 24 also Raw Goji Berry Bars

Andrea’s Banana Apple Bread: Each batch = 1 loaf

Amanda’s Brownie Toffee Hearts: a generous bakers dozen.. errr… 15

Maggie’s Thumbprint cookies: 2 dozen

Ashley’s Maple Banana Cornbread: 1 Loaf

Ryan’s Peppermint Brownies: 16 Bars

Shannln’s Snowballs: 2 dozen

Merediths: Peanut Butter Chocolate Ship Cookies: 1 Dozen

Aimee’s Banana Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies: a few dozen of small cookies or 20 large ones

Mel’s Banana Oat Bread: 1 Loaf

Mel’s Blackout Cookies: 2 dozen

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