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Bon Voyage

by Meghann on May 18, 2009

Tonight was my Team in Training Group’s Bon Voyage party!


With the marathon less then two weeks away we all got together to celebrate the end of our training season. The last 5 months have come and gone so quickly, I can’t believe it was all the way back in January when I attended my first TNT session and contemplated whether this goal was attainable or not.

With a little luck and a ton of support I have discovered the goal of running a full marathon is completely attainable. And along the way I have made a ton of great friends while managing to raise over $4700 to help those in need. Team in Training is a great organization and I am proud to have been a part of it.

This afternoon before the party and before I left work I nibbled my way through some TBR Mystic Mountain Trail Mix.


And a Fiberful Apricot Fruit Strip.


The Bon Voyage Party this evening was a group Pot Luck with everyone instructed to bring a dish. I left work at 5:00 and headed straight to Publix with no clue what I wanted to bring to the 6:30 party. After grabbing and putting away a premade Fruit Salad I walked by the yogurt aisle and decided to get a little creative.

First I started with this box of Country Choice Organic Chocolate Snackin’ Grahams.


I emptied the chocolate grahams into my food processor with some butter and pulsed it until it was crumbly and sticky. I then pushed the crumbs into my bakeware to form a crust.


I then coated the chocolate graham crust with some Stoneyfield Non-Fat Vanilla Yogurt, Heartfield Cinnamon Raisin Granola and Strawberries.


The final product ended up being a Yogurt Parfait Pie. It looked good and I was quite proud of my addition to the food line up.


Fried Chicken and Chocolate Chip Cookies seemed to have dominated the line up, but I managed to find some yummy green things to fill my plate with.


I also ended up going back for seconds of my Yogurt Parfait Pie and a mini Cupcake.


I love mini desserts! This two bite cupcake was perfect for my cupcake craving.

We were suppose to get our shirts tonight, but they won’t be ready until Saturday. I did get a goodie bag full of my itenirary, tickets and other goodies.


We watched a video of last year’s race and it really had me pumped to run this years. Less then 2 more weeks and I just can’t stop smiling!! I can do this, I can run this marathon!! Yay!!

On another note…

My DVR is on the fritz and it only recorded the last 5 minutes of Gossip GIrl. Gasp! Does anyone know how to watch the new episode online somewhere?!?!?!?!

1 adrianna May 18, 2009 at 8:50 pm

if you feel the way i do abt some certain characters, you will be smiling like nuts at the ending!

i believe i’ve seen full episodes on the cw’s website. hopefully, for your sake. twas a great episode!

2 strivingforbalance May 18, 2009 at 8:51 pm

What a fun night! Great dessert recipe! so creative. you are going to rock the marathonnnn

Gossip Girl:

there are a bunch of other shows too, but you are able to watch the one from tonight by tomorrow!

hope that helped!

3 Lisa May 18, 2009 at 8:53 pm

Check out or for the gossip girl episode… just search for gossip girl and click on one of the many links (I like the megavideo links the best, if they have those), and you should be all set!

4 Melissa @ For the Love of Health May 18, 2009 at 8:57 pm

Meghann you should be so proud! That’s so amazing you trained for a marathon! I know it will go so well for you! I can’t wait to see how you did!

5 kelly May 18, 2009 at 8:59 pm

Re GG…you can watch them on i think…but it takes a bit before they are available

6 Mara @ What's For Dinner? May 18, 2009 at 9:03 pm

How amazing that this training is over already! I feel like I just read your announcement post!

7 Molly May 18, 2009 at 9:05 pm

Your training journey has been an interesting one to read. I always thought if you were training for a marathon you could eat what you wanted pretty much! But you really haven’t changed your diet that much, it seems.

For example, your dinner looks like a portion I would have eaten. Haha.

8 Kristin May 18, 2009 at 9:08 pm

You can watch it on the CW website – it was AMAZING!!!

9 Cathy May 18, 2009 at 9:10 pm

They are loaded on a few days after they air.

10 Amandaa May 18, 2009 at 9:17 pm

yayyy for you and your team in training!
i want to try those fruit strips. they look
so gooood.

gossip girl will be on the cw website
in the next few days. it was a good one.
the ending pushed me over the top in the
tears department!

11 Christina May 18, 2009 at 9:17 pm

Looks like such a fun night and a great team. That’s amazing that you’re going to run a marathon!

Love the parfait pie too, sounds good!

12 kristi (sweet cheeks) May 18, 2009 at 9:20 pm

You are going to ROCK the marathon!!

13 Matt May 18, 2009 at 9:29 pm

The marathon is so close!

14 Hangry Pants May 18, 2009 at 9:51 pm

You are going to OWN the marathon! I can’t believe it’s going to be here so soon either!!!!

15 gina May 18, 2009 at 9:52 pm =)

16 HelpMeghanRun May 18, 2009 at 10:07 pm

It’s so exciting to see you at the end of the Team in Training journey while I’m still at the beginning. ๐Ÿ™‚ Gives me confidence that I soon will be there too!

17 Meredith May 18, 2009 at 10:19 pm

very creative of you! Even though you haven’t run the race yet, I’m so proud of you for reaching your goal! Tres exciting!

18 Marissa May 18, 2009 at 10:23 pm

Wow! Only 2 weeks? Time goes by fast!

19 Alison May 18, 2009 at 10:31 pm

Your parfait pie looks delicious!

20 Jennifer @ His N' Her Health May 18, 2009 at 10:57 pm

Your pie looks yummy!

21 Lauren May 19, 2009 at 6:19 am

Meghann that is wonderful that you completed your TNT training. Way to go girl!

Oh wow, 2 weeks left? I bet you are getting totally excited.

I know you must have mentioned this before, but where is the marathon at?

Hope you are having a great week.

PS- Check out my giveaway if you get a chance! ๐Ÿ™‚

22 Diana May 19, 2009 at 6:37 am

Two more weeks! You must be so very excited! Love the Yogurt Parfait Pie!

23 Erin May 19, 2009 at 7:07 am

Congrats on finishing up your training and reaching your goal!!

You can watch Gossip Girl online here

the finale isn’t up yet but it should be shortly

24 Erin May 19, 2009 at 7:08 am

Congrats on finishing training and reaching your goal!

You can watch Gossip Girl online here:

The finale isn’t up yet but should be shortly

25 Meg C. May 19, 2009 at 7:52 am

wait a few days and it will appear at

26 brandi May 19, 2009 at 7:55 am

how exciting that it’s so close!

27 Red Head, Yellow Dog May 19, 2009 at 8:13 am

very exciting!! and love the yogurt parfait idea!!

28 Ally May 19, 2009 at 8:49 am

For Gossip Girl go to, search “Gossip Girl” and click on the the last episode. Megavideo links are the best quality.

29 sarahdbelle May 19, 2009 at 9:37 am

Hi Meghann,
Congrats on TNT! Try to watch Gossip Girl. The site is AMAZING! You can watch almost any tv show that you’d like ; )
Take care!

30 Nicole May 19, 2009 at 10:00 am

I neeeed to watch the episode too!!! I read what happened on FaceBook though!

31 Bridget May 19, 2009 at 11:57 am

Love the yogurt parfait!! What a perfect potluck addition!

omg I am SO sorry you didnt get Gossip girl!!!! I think I’d cry!!!

32 nicolegodiva May 21, 2009 at 4:47 am

yes in france we use i watched it last night!

33 bobbi July 23, 2009 at 5:18 pm

going to make this tonight for a movie night were having with friends!!!

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