47 responses

  1. Lindsey (Mrs. LC)
    February 17, 2009

    Our work lunches and dinners are held at restaurants. Which is good because you get some freedom to choose, but at the same time, you can’t choose the place, and the places have been anything from Perkins to pubs to Carabbas. Tonight = board meeting at Carabbas, tomorrow morning = breakfast meeting at Perkins. :/

    Usually I try to eat something beforehand (i.e. tomorrow I’ll have a small smoothie or something before my breakfast mtg and tonight I just don’t think I’ll eat cuz it’s not in my budget/ I already have a meal planned!)

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  2. Mica
    February 17, 2009

    I know *exactly* what you mean about the momentous discovery of “auto-lap”. It makes me feel so on top of things to know my exact mile splits, in real time, no less!

    You’re definitely not alone. We can be auto-lap obsessed together! And great job on 36 minutes for 4 miles. Soon, you’ll be running 8 miles in that time, thanks to auto-lap pressure!

  3. VeggieGirl
    February 17, 2009

    Great running stats and breakfast!!

  4. Lizzie
    February 17, 2009

    Ug…work dinners to me a awful. During our busy time we get dinner EVERY night at work. I have decided it is pretty impossible to eat healthy doing that, so I just pack my own dinner. Sounds like that wont really work for you meeting though. Good luck!

  5. Bec
    February 17, 2009

    That seems like a cool feature, I got my dad one for his birthday so I am excited to see how it works!

  6. Amanda
    February 17, 2009

    I love the heart-shaped plate!

    Working lunches for me are usually pizza and salad or a sandwich platter from the local deli. It usually means I eat a small snack before or after…my colleagues are not picky eaters like me.

  7. Betsy
    February 17, 2009

    I expect a veggie tray, and not a million desserts – that’s just too tempting! My work has an all staff meeting once a month and there’s always a huge table of donuts. It kills me!

  8. Emily
    February 17, 2009

    Congrats on a great run this morning! I have been thinking about getting a Garmin or some kind of HRM, and it sounds like yours is really helping your workouts!

    As a new blogger, I’m wondering how you get the courage to take food photos in public places or in front of your friends who may not know you blog?

  9. Victoria
    February 17, 2009

    Ugh. I hate work lunches. Ours are almost always meat-centric, usually something like wraps or something because it’s a big company so we get stuff just catered in. Great job with the quicker runs!
    http://theidleloaf.wordpress.com

  10. Beadie
    February 17, 2009

    Beautiful breakfast!

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  11. Meg
    February 17, 2009

    Awesome run and a beautiful breakfast!

  12. Quinn
    February 17, 2009

    Sandwiches / salads/ fruit salad platters for lunch. Dinner – maybe like a pasta or salmon/chicken dish. I typically hate the work meals. They normally lack the health factor that I really crave. But, you certainly started the day with a kick a$$ b’fast!

  13. Amanda
    February 17, 2009

    I work for a big company so we usually get it catered by some place like Cosi or Au Bon Pain .. just platters of sandwiches and salad. Sometimes though they get pizza which is never really my lunch of choice! Hope your day goes well!!

  14. Missy (Missy Maintains)
    February 17, 2009

    Love the french toast! I never have work lunches so I couldn’t tell you! But for other people they actually serve pretty healthy food!

  15. Danielle
    February 17, 2009

    Love that french toast it looks delicious! For our work lunches there’s usually wraps and salads, decently healthy stuff but I’m so picky It’s annoying that the wraps already have mayo or some kind of cheese I don’t like on there.

  16. Rose
    February 17, 2009

    You are having an awesome morning! A good speedy run plus an awesome brekkie – who could ask for more?

    Good luck with your work lunch + work dinner. They usually serve salads and sammies at my work. I’m lucky though – we don’t have them often.

  17. Sarah
    February 17, 2009

    such fun stats from the run! and omg that french toast!! would definitely have motivated me, too.

    i work with lots of dominican women, and our work lunches always include TONS of white rice, beans, fried plantains, etc. i try to keep it in moderation, but it’s hard!! you know how to work it though — just get your hands on every veggie you can possibly find and fill up on those the best you can so you don’t go too wild on everything else — just little tastes 🙂

  18. Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    February 17, 2009

    I always get nervous about that too since its not usually too healthy. But I just usually let go and enjoy the yuminess!

  19. Allison
    February 17, 2009

    Nice job on the runs! You are getting pretty darn fast girl! 🙂

  20. Amelia
    February 17, 2009

    Sounds like a really cool feature on your Garmin. Glad it’s helping you out with your pacing!

    I don’t often have to do lunch/dinner with work, but luckily when I do they usually have some veggie wraps that are pretty healthy.

  21. Matt
    February 17, 2009

    Nice breakfast!

    When I worked in an office the past few summers (I was an intern at an insurance company and I worked in the mail room) our lunches were fried chicken, mashed potatoes, cookies, soda, ect… but that’s just how the people ate. If your worried, you could probably bring your own lunch and people probably wouldn’t say anything. It’s your choice to make the healthy decision!

  22. aron
    February 17, 2009

    i love love love my auto lap 🙂 its the best!!

    i hate eating at work functions, mine always have a bunch of crap that i dont like eating!

  23. Natalie
    February 17, 2009

    Nice french toast!

    Great job on the run. 🙂

  24. Annie
    February 17, 2009

    Your breakfast looks yummo!! Oh and I bought that same plate at Target this weekend! Love it! =)

  25. HangryPants
    February 17, 2009

    The garmin sounds like a wonderful training tool! Did your old HRM track miles? What kind did you have?

    I’ve been fairly lucky with working food. When I was working in NY there were always lots of sandwiches and salads at big lunches and then we could order whatever we wanted for smaller lunches. As far as teaching, teachers tend to be women, specifically, women who want to “lose weight” so they usually have healthier snacks at meetings. Good luck with all the meetings!

  26. Leanne
    February 17, 2009

    That bread looks amazing! BTW I went to a piano bar this weekend when I was out of town and I LOVED it! I remember you talking about going to a couple… It’s so hard to describe to people, but so much fun!

  27. Kaneil, Balance is Best
    February 17, 2009

    Awesome times!!! That is so great!

    Kaneil, balanceisbest

  28. Steph
    February 17, 2009

    What kind of sugar free syrup do you use? Some are so much better than others – just curious!

    I HATE working lunches and dinners when food is bought in – espeicially pizza and bbq – I live in Kansas City – famous for BBQ so it is very typical – I’ve actually brought my own meal when I was told ahead of time it was bbq. There is nothing healthy about fatty brisket, potato salad, cole slaw or bbq baked beans!

    Hopefully, there will be deli sandwiches or salads for lunch!

  29. Sarah
    February 17, 2009

    You are so crazy!!! You cook up the extra egg mix for your Fr. Toast?? I have never seen that done, but I like it!!!

    I am so competitive with myself, I think all the Garmin info would drive me nuts. But it is very cool.

    When I worked, the higher ups were always cool about letting me pick where we ordered food, and when they weren’t, I just brought my own.

  30. brandi
    February 17, 2009

    beautiful breakfast!

    Our work meals depend on where it is. If we go out, I can usually look up the menu. If it’s a meeting on campus or at the Inn here, I just have to do my best!

    There’s usually a few good options, but I usually try to have a snack planned, just in case.

    You’ll be fine!

  31. Hallie
    February 17, 2009

    Always a ton of desserts and carb-y things. But also some good choices like salad, hummus + pita, etc. That’s if it’s a pot luck, which most of my work things are because I work at a nonprofit. If it’s catered, then usually it’s make-your-own sandwiches with salad and monster cookies.

    It can definitely be stressful picking good choices, but like you said, days like these don’t happen that often…and you did run 4 miles this morning 😉

  32. Mara @ What’s For Dinner?
    February 17, 2009

    Our work lunches and dinners are usually catered from an Italian restaurant, and if they’re not, they’re ALL sweets and carby stuff.

  33. ksgoodeats
    February 17, 2009

    That french toast looks out of this world!!

    Usually when I have a “work” lunch/dinner it’s pasta and salad or pizza 🙁 Not my choice so I bring my own stuff!

  34. Julie
    February 17, 2009

    I understand completttely about work dinners and such. Its even hard when we go away for volleyball trips and go out to eat with the parents. And then you ask for things on the side or not on at all and you feel like people are like Who Is This Girl. But at this point I’m just like whatever this is how I eat deal with it haha.

    I want to get a heart rate monitor so bad! They’re so expensive though! Do you know of any fair priced ones?

  35. Emily
    February 17, 2009

    is it sad that I haven’t run in a month and I’m still jealous of your running gadgets? that’s great that you’ve found a new speediness motivator!

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  36. EL
    February 17, 2009

    What model of Garmin do you use?

  37. Sharon
    February 17, 2009

    Work lunches usually have salads and sandwiches. LOL!

  38. bobbi
    February 17, 2009

    I have a pretty health conciuose work atmosphere, thank GOD!

  39. biz319
    February 17, 2009

    Sadly when we have office get togethers, they are a catered event in our office – the caterer is a family friend of one of the owners and the food is never good!

    I am sure they will be some good choices for you!

  40. alessa
    February 17, 2009

    I was given a garmin as a christmas present and am still trying to figure it all out! I have read the manual, but was just wondering if it is easy to explain how to use the split time feature? if its not, would you mind giving me a quick lesson? 🙂 im loving the little thing!

  41. Kelly
    February 17, 2009

    How do you autolap!?!? That looks cool!

  42. elise
    February 17, 2009

    you are REALLY making it hard to resist getting a HRM! such cool functions! what kind do you have and what other brands have you tried? and which do you think is the best in terms of bang for your buck? (they are $$, no?)

  43. Clean Veggie
    February 17, 2009

    wow – those berries look delicious.
    sounds like a great workout!

  44. Shelby
    February 17, 2009

    OH. MY. GOSH.

    I need that breakfast!

  45. Meghnn
    February 17, 2009

    I had a work function today and the lunch was disappointing- turkey and cheese sandwiches on white bread, potato salad, and cookies. That’s it! I was so hungry that I ate the whole sandwich even though I knew it was too big a portion. Good luck navigating your work lunch and dinner- I’m sure you’ll make better choices than I!

  46. Marissa V.
    February 17, 2009

    Today I joined the auto-lap obsessed. I love it. Thank you for bringing it into my life.

  47. redheadyellowdog
    February 17, 2009

    that’s so awesome! I never have any idea what my pace is. definitely asking for one of these for my birthday…in 5 months….

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