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An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

by Meghann on November 18, 2009

Good morning blog world and welcome to another beautiful day. πŸ™‚

I hope the weather is gorgeous where ever you are because it certainly is here. My run this morning was in the low 60s and thanks to the nearly cloudless sky the sun rising over the horizon was breath taking to watch as I was hitting my strides.

My beautiful run consisted of 3 miles and 6×100 strides. Wednesdays are my favorite runs on my training schedule because they tend to lean towards the shorter side and provide a nice break between my longer weekday runs.

At the grocery store on Sunday I splurged and purchased one extra large Honeycrisp Apple that just happened to be the center piece of my breakfast this morning.


Isn’t she beautiful?


In the center of my circle of slices was one heaping dollop of Naturally Nutty Vanilla Almond Butter (love this stuff!) for dipping.


With the apple I had the last of my Pear Almond Raisin Muffins I had frozen a while back.


This was a really great & filling breakfast. It was also the perfect breakfast for a busy morning because I was able to continue to munch on the apple slices while I got ready for work and caught up on my dose of daily news.

Maddie’s Furry Friend…

Last night I received the most adorable e-mail from Stephanie, a fellow Jack Russell Mom and blog reader.

Stephanie is mom to a 4 year old Jack named Peaches who is apparently a big fan of my little Maddie.

Stephanie wrote

I have gotten into the habit of letting my dog view new Maddie Pictures and Videos, and she gets so excited now everytime I open up the laptop to see what she will get to watch today!



Maddie was uber excited when I told her Peaches was a big fan and sends Peaches lots of sloppy licks and kisses. πŸ™‚

Don’t forget to vote!

Please help me win the job of a lifetime as the Sam-e Good Mood Blogger! It just takes a couple of seconds to vote so please click here and get your votes in today! Remember you are allowed one vote a day per IP address which means you can vote one time from each computer, phone or any other internet capable device. πŸ˜‰

1 eaternotarunner November 18, 2009 at 10:23 am

So jealous of your weather!! Can you send some up to Boston?

2 MelissaNibbles November 18, 2009 at 10:27 am

Great job on your run!

I was wondering if Jack Russells are loud dogs. I live in an apartment complex, but we’re allowed to have dogs as long as they aren’t loud. My bf and I are looking into dogs and have narrowed our search down to pugs and jack russells. Thanks for any info πŸ™‚

3 Meghann November 18, 2009 at 10:32 am

When crate training Maddie she was a very loud dog, but I think you get that with most puppies. I would say it all depends on teh age of the Jack and how much training they already have in them.

Good luck!

4 MelissaNibbles November 18, 2009 at 10:40 am

Thanks! We’re looking at two dogs from a shelter that are in foster homes right now. I think they’re already trained so that’s a bonus πŸ™‚ Thanks again.

5 brandi November 18, 2009 at 10:27 am

that’s so cute! little pup friends πŸ™‚

6 Diana November 18, 2009 at 10:29 am

Ahaha aww, it’s so cute that Maddie has her own furry fan! πŸ™‚
Also, your breakfast looks yummy. πŸ™‚

7 Jenna November 18, 2009 at 10:31 am

yummm! that nut butter looks great with the honeycrisp! how do you cut your slices into such small pieces?

8 Meghann November 18, 2009 at 10:35 am

I use an apple slicer and then cut those pieces in half. πŸ™‚

9 sisrocks1996 November 18, 2009 at 10:33 am

LOL That’s so cute! I have a Jack too and they are very expressive little dogs aren’t they?

10 Anne P November 18, 2009 at 10:38 am

Hahha awwww Maddie has a boyfriend πŸ˜‰

11 Erin November 18, 2009 at 10:40 am

That is one HUGE apple! Looks delicious — doesn’t nut butter make everything better? πŸ˜‰

12 bec November 18, 2009 at 10:49 am

aww what a cute little fan for Maddie! Love your breakfast, I love dipping apples in nut butter so good πŸ™‚

13 katie November 18, 2009 at 10:53 am

I have been voting for you- I love your blog and you remind me of Drew Barrymore in your video. I hope you get the job!

14 Tay November 18, 2009 at 10:59 am

hehe how adorable!!

15 The Pancake Girl November 18, 2009 at 10:59 am

I need to try that Naturally Nutty pb.. it always looks so thick and tasty.

16 Kasondra November 18, 2009 at 10:59 am

I love the little puppy shirt!

17 Susan November 18, 2009 at 11:03 am

Omg, Peaches is too cute. Long distance friends!!

I JUST had a honeycrisp and almond butter snack. Something so simple yet SO delicious. I was mmm-ing and ahh-ing the whole time πŸ˜‰

18 Karla November 18, 2009 at 11:06 am

Peaches and Maddie are too cute!
I can’t wait to be more stationary in life and get a dog!

19 RhodeyGirlTests November 18, 2009 at 11:07 am

YUMMMM! APPLES! The guy told us Honeycrisp season was over but yet my market had them too! Weird! I couldn’t resist buying one! I can’t believe how big they are right?????

Let me know if this brekkie holds you over like your usual breakfasts. Not sure if I would last!

20 RhodeyGirlTests November 18, 2009 at 11:10 am

Dude your video is AWESOME! So cute! But I seriously almost flipped when you went to get the cake out of the oven. I was worried it was hot (you weren’t wearing oven mitts)!!!!

I will vote for you every day! You are definitely the right person for the job!

21 Evan Thomas November 18, 2009 at 11:12 am

That vanilla almond butter is sooooo good. I need to reorder that and some butter toffee

22 Anne Marie@ New Weigh of Life November 18, 2009 at 11:15 am

Aww how adorable with Maddie’s little friend!

23 greensandjeans November 18, 2009 at 11:26 am

I eat at least two apples every day right now, I can’t get enough!

24 Lizzy November 18, 2009 at 11:32 am

aww puppy friends are the cutest! πŸ™‚

Honeycrisps are the best apples, and sometimes you can really find the biggest ones! yumm! πŸ™‚

25 melissa November 18, 2009 at 11:51 am

looks so delicious! excellent presentation

26 anne November 18, 2009 at 11:54 am

Your Sam-E video is really cute!

27 Quinn November 18, 2009 at 12:08 pm

Oh, Maddie! Precious!

28 Stephanie November 18, 2009 at 12:29 pm

That’s my Puppy, Peaches! I was SO excited to see her little face up here this morning!
We live in Jacksonville, FL and I am planning to run the Disney Princess Half Marathon in Orlando in March so maybe we can arrange a puppy play-date!
Thanks Meghann! This totally made my day!

29 Melissa S. November 18, 2009 at 12:43 pm

hahahha….love the doggie love!!!

30 Marissa November 18, 2009 at 12:51 pm

AW! What cute pups!

31 Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now November 18, 2009 at 1:06 pm

I love the pictures of the apple! You are already getting better at photography.

32 Chrysta November 18, 2009 at 1:13 pm

cute doggies! yummy lookin breakfast too…I LOVE apples and nut butter. Super great. How many days a week do you run? Just curious!

33 Christine November 18, 2009 at 2:11 pm

Honey crisp apples are my fav πŸ™‚

34 Ali November 18, 2009 at 2:29 pm

I voted! That picture of Peaches is adorable!!!!

35 weightwatchersforone November 18, 2009 at 2:58 pm

Aww that is so sweet! Glad you enjoyed the honey crisp!

36 makemegrateful November 18, 2009 at 3:02 pm

So sweet — pup friends πŸ™‚

37 chasingthenow November 19, 2009 at 2:08 am

So cute. Love the doggie-comradrie going down in blogland. Also your apple looks awesome and I’m quite jealous!

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