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The End of Another Weekend

by Meghann on April 19, 2009

Sorry I’ve been MIA today, but it has been a pretty much non-top day and it was nice to just enjoy my Sunday. It was a wonderful Sunday.

I started my morning very tight and sore, running was definitely not on the agenda for today. Instead I settled into some nice Yoga for Runners through It was exactly what I needed and my legs were thanking me immensely for the love and attention afterwards.

When I asked Derek what he was hankering for breakfast his face immediately lit up and he requested First Watch, our favorite breakfast spot. Of course I agreed. ๐Ÿ™‚

My favorite part about going to First Watch is when I ask what is in their Fruit Salad they always respond by asking what I would like in my fruit salad. This time it was the same concept with the Fruit Crepes I ordered.


I had two Crepes filled with fresh Strawberries & Kiwis with Strawberry Yogurt, Strawberries, Kiwi and Blueberries on top. It came with a serving of Granola and instead of the Chocolate Chip Muffin I had an order of Turkey Sausage on the side for the protein I know I have desperately been lacking.

The crepes were sooooo good!! I love how fresh the fruit was. It was truly the perfect breakfast.

After breakfast we packed up and headed to my parent’s side of town the enjoy some beach action.


It was perfect beach day weather!

We went to Playalinda, which is a secluded hometown beach that takes you right past the Space Center on the way out.


Two shuttles were out on the pads, so we had an awesome view of their preparation for launch.

While relaxing in the sun I enjoyed a new book I picked up last night.


This is perfect for a first time marathoner like myself. It is a collections of essays from marathoners documenting their first times. I love reading what was going through their heads around mile 20 and how proud they felt to cross the finish line. It really is inspiring.

We packed a picnic lunch to enjoy in the sand.


I ended up eating a Pita Sandwich, the Pear and shared the bag of FoodShouldTasteGood Jalapeno Chips with Derek.

I had had stuffed the Whole Wheat Pita with Wildwood Teryaki Baked Tofu, Tomato, Lettuce, and Jalapenos.


I LOVED this tofu! Such a great pita! I had made the exact same combination for Derek and he enjoyed it as well.

For dessert I had brought along Jasmine’s Coconut Chocolate Chip Blondies to indulge in.


I have been keeping these in the freezer and its amazing how wonderful they are without any freezer burn.

We did some walking on the beach and may have got a little too much sun. Remember to always reapply sunscreen! Being a lobster is never fun.

The beach always wears me out, so luckily my Dad made us a yummy dinner and I didn’t have to worry about creating anything when I got home.


I had some Pork Roast, Mashed Potatoes with Gravy, Roasted Asparagus & a Water Roll. It was a great Sunday night meal at home.

I can always count on my Dad to have a freezer stocked with Ice Cream. I had a serving of Breyers All Natural Vanilla with GInger Snaps Crumbled on top.


I forgot how rich and creamy Breyers Ice Cream is. The vanilla flavor is so strong, I love it!

Now I am finally safe and sound at home very sad the weekend is over. At least I can go to sleep knowing I got the most I possibly could out of it. Tomorrow is my last day in the office before I head out to Long Beach, so its going to be a very busy day filled with lots of last minute details. This is the week I have been working towards since I started my job. Wish me luck!

1 lisaheartspizza April 19, 2009 at 8:16 pm

what an awesome day! The beach looks AMAZING, and your crepes aren’t half bad either!

2 Bec April 19, 2009 at 8:22 pm

what a neat book, glad you spent such a lovely day on the beach!

3 helpmeghanrun April 19, 2009 at 8:23 pm

Looks like a fabulous weekend! Except you now have made me want some ice cream.

Check out my blog as I run with Team in Training and raise money for blood cancers!
www. HelpMeghanRun .com

4 Sharon April 19, 2009 at 8:31 pm

Love the picnic lunch!

5 Marissa April 19, 2009 at 8:31 pm

Bryers is my favorite ice cream! I love the little flecks of vanilla bean in it ๐Ÿ™‚

6 VeggieGirl April 19, 2009 at 8:32 pm

Hooray for blondies!!

BEST of luck this week, Meghann!!

By the way, speaking of blondies…. email me.

7 Amelia April 19, 2009 at 8:38 pm

Looks like an amazing beach day.

I HAVE to check out that book! I’ve never heard of it but it sounds great! ๐Ÿ™‚

8 Meg April 19, 2009 at 8:39 pm

What a fun day with lots of yummy eats! Good luck with work this week!

9 Pearl April 19, 2009 at 8:47 pm

the beach looks beautiful! and i’m glad you got to enjoy a picnic with your sweetie ๐Ÿ™‚

10 Emily April 19, 2009 at 8:48 pm

your eats today look so tasty, especially that blondie!

11 Matt April 19, 2009 at 8:51 pm

Fun day! I hope your week goes as planned!

12 Kristie April 19, 2009 at 9:02 pm

What an awesome beach day and awesome weekend all around!
Best of luck with the upcoming week!

13 Sally April 19, 2009 at 9:08 pm

Looks like you’re having a ton of fun! I hope it continues! Your breakfast looks really yummy too. I love kiwi!

14 getfitslowly April 19, 2009 at 9:09 pm

Your brunch looks delicious! Crepes are the best.

I think running a marathon for the first time has been one of the best experiences in my life. I am so happy for you!

15 Adi ( - now repaired!) April 19, 2009 at 9:12 pm

You’ll do great this week! It will be rewarding to see your hard work pay off, I’m sure.

16 Jaclyn April 19, 2009 at 9:24 pm

Good luck Meghann! So glad you had a nice relaxing and fun-filled weekend pre work week! ๐Ÿ˜€

17 marafaye April 19, 2009 at 9:28 pm

Beyond jealous of the beach time… but the whole day looks fab!

18 Sweet and Fit April 19, 2009 at 10:05 pm

looks like you had such a great weekend =)

I love firstwatch, but I have never had anyone ask me what i want in my fruit salad.

gluck this week with work!

19 jenngirl April 19, 2009 at 10:16 pm

Definitely a wonderful Sunday, I wish I lived at the beach!!

Good luck with work this week!!!

20 Lindsay April 19, 2009 at 10:48 pm

Your breakfast look incredible- I LOVE First Watch!

A non-top day? I bet Derek very much enjoyed his Sunday too ๐Ÿ˜‰

21 Mica April 19, 2009 at 10:56 pm

Ooh, I’ve heard of that marathon book. I might have to get it now!

…As always, I’m jealous of your proximity to the beach!

22 broccolihut April 19, 2009 at 11:52 pm

Wow those fruit crepes look like something out of a magazine!

23 runsarah April 20, 2009 at 12:25 am

Good luck with the week – I’m sure you’ll do great! Those crepes look gorgeous too…yum.

24 Leah April 20, 2009 at 3:17 am

Breakfast look A-MAZING!!!!
Glad you enjoyed your weekend.. they are always packed with such fun things going on.. I love it!

25 Dori April 20, 2009 at 6:23 am

LOVE the crepes — now I will def get some next time I am at brunch that offers them! Mmmmmmmm…

26 diana April 20, 2009 at 7:02 am

The picture of the beach looks so very relaxing!

27 wholefoodswholeme April 20, 2009 at 7:10 am

hey meghann, have you read “what i talk about when i talk about running” by haruki murakami? i loved it (as i love all his books) and think you’ll really enjoy it! this guy crazily ran that all day marathon in greece!!

28 Shelby April 20, 2009 at 7:28 am

Being a lobster is NEVER FUN!!!! I got a mild sunburn on Spring Break and I was itchy for DAYS! Like can’t even sleep itchy, uhh it was horrible. But I wanted a tan… ๐Ÿ˜‰

29 rhodeygirltests April 20, 2009 at 8:10 am

your softserve of vanilla + pb swirl with strawberries has my mouth watering… at 9 in the morning hahaha! looks great!

30 brandi April 20, 2009 at 8:14 am

glad you had a great weekend, and good luck with everything this week!

31 Melissa S. April 20, 2009 at 8:23 am

wonderful weekend!! glad you and derek had lots of fun!!!!

32 Jess April 20, 2009 at 11:01 am

I’m intrigued by your Dad’s “Water Rolls”….

33 Kimberly April 21, 2009 at 9:37 am

Thanks for the shout-out to!

After reading your post, I went and downloaded a bunch of sessions then did the Runner’s Yoga after a long run yesterday…best thing ever!!

Stay cool!


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