Sunday, March 21, 2010

Another Day Gone By

by Meghann on March 21, 2010

It’s close to 9:00 pm and another day has gotten away from me. I’m sad to say today wasn’t as ‘fun’ as yesterday, but at least I was able to get a lot accomplished. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I passed out almost immediately after walking in the door last night and slept like a rock. A good night of sleep was needed to power me through my 14 mile run this morning.

Before I headed out the door I had a bagel thin with almond butter and strawberry preserves.


I was not looking forward to the 14 miles on the schedule for this morning. After training for so many races in a row, I am starting to feel a little burnt out on long runs. After my 50k in a couple of weeks I am ready to take a little break from long runs for a couple of months.

Mentally I may not have been ready for the 14 miles, but physically my body was on autopilot. I had almost talked myself into turning around at 6.5 instead of 7, but my legs never got the message and kept chugging along.

I felt strong and relieved when I made it back to my car. Nothing is ever more beautiful as the site of the trailhead parking lot at the end of a long run. ๐Ÿ™‚


Thoughts of waffles, pancakes, muffins, etc. filled my head throughout the duration of my run. My body was cravings Carbs, Carbs, Carbs!!

In the end I decided french toast was the way to go and this loaf of challah bread was calling my name in the bakery section of Publix.


Mmmmmm… challah french toast. Now, that’s what I’m talking about!


I dipped the slices of challah bread in a mix of egg, milk, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and agave nectar then pan fried in a skillet on the stove top.


I topped my 2.5 slices of challah french toast with caramelized some pear slices, strawberries, plain yogurt, and some agave nectar.


This was a perfect long run recovery breakfast. It filled me up and made my tastebuds very, very happy.



The rest of my morning was spent cleaning, blogging and being lazy – the way all Sunday mornings should be spent. ๐Ÿ™‚ Sadly, the weather wasn’t as beautiful as yesterday, so I wasn’t tempted to got outside at all.

Eventually lunch time came around and I was ready to eat again.


I took advantage of the growing amount of leftovers in my fridge and made a wonderful wrap using the bbq tofu and acorn squash from Thursday night.


With a serving of cabbage and potato stew from Wednesday.



An Adora Dark Chocolate Calcium Disc for dessert.


I’m usually one of those people who files my taxes the day I get my W-2, but with all of the blog stuff this past year I have been a little scared to file them. Once upon a time my grandmother was an accountant and knows a thing or two about taxes. I finally found the time this afternoon to drive to my grandmother’s house to have her help me sort through the mess I had created for myself.

I was pretty much expecting to have to pay the government some serious $$ this year, but my grandmother worked her magic. Turns out the government actually owes me a little refund this year.

Thank you Grandma!

I showed up at my Grandma’s house this afternoon more than prepared for a long session of form filling and calculating with a snack bag of good eats.


I made a yogurt mess with chobani, strawberries, and a piece of pumpkin chocolate chip bread.


What kind of daughter would I be if I drove all the way to my parents’ neck of the woods and not invite myself over to dinner?

I love going home and cooking with my Dad! He was the one that taught me everything that I know and still continues to teach me today. When I was growing up I used to spend hours in the kitchen every week helping him prepare all of our meals. I believe he loves food as much as I do and has always been my inspiration behind trying new and interesting foods. ๐Ÿ™‚

He’s also the one that taught me to love Publix. Most of the people in the Publix back home know my Dad by name. I think he is there at least three to four times a week! We went there tonight looking for inspiration for tonight’s dinner and discovered Mahi Mahi fillets one sale.

After a quick google search I discovered a recipe Mahi Mahi with Pineapple Salsa that was worth trying.




AS the top taste tester, I was hard at work making sure the pineapple was up to my high standards. ๐Ÿ˜‰


My parents’ have been digging their new mandolin for potatoes.




The final plate


Mahi Mahi


Roasted Asparagus & Green Beans


Mandolin Potatoes with Ketchup


For dessert my Daddy made a round os strawberry shortcakes before I hit the road.


I am pooped.

What an exhausting weekend. ๐Ÿ™‚

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A Day of Missions with Ben and Ashley

March 21, 2010

Yesterday was a LONG day. Trust me, it was a fun day, but definitely a long one. ๐Ÿ˜‰ My little brother and his girlfriend, Ashley, headed to Orlando for the day and joined Derek and I for some fun adventures in the Chevy Traverse. Aren’t they cute? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Our first adventure involved a trip to more ยป

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