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A Puppy Celebration

by Meghann on April 25, 2010

So what does one do the morning after an 8 course meal?

Well they go for a 10 mile run of course. πŸ™‚

After last night’s feast I wasn’t sure how I would feel getting out of bed this morning, but in all honesty I felt great. Granted I wasn’t hungry at all (very unlike me), but I didn’t feel sick and I felt like I had energy to boot!

I met the Orlando Runner’s Club in downtown Winter Park for what would be my first double digit run since my 50k at the beginning of the month. I took off with the front pack of runners and was surprised how easily I could keep up. The group kept an 8:30 pace for all 10 miles and I fell right in line with that. Not only was I able to keep up, but I was able to hold a conversation and never got too out of breath. Not bad considering I’ve done zilch speed work lately. πŸ˜‰

After my run I came back home for an easy bowl of post-run cereal.


  • 1/2 cup Maddie Wishes This Was her Cereal
  • 1/2 cup Multigrain Cherrios
  • 1/2 cup Honey Puffs
  • Chocolate Oikos
  • Strawberries
  • Naturally Nutty Toffee Butter Peanut Butter


I finished my bowl and proceeded to spend TWO HOURS writing my Foodbuzz 24, 24, 24 post! Yep, that’s right – two hours! I wanted to make sure I included every last details. I hope you guys enjoyed the entry as much as I did!

As soon as the post went up I had to scramble to gather my stuff together and meet my family at the dog park for a little puppy birthday celebration.


Since Maddie’s Birthday was yesterday and my sister’s dog Oliver’s birthday is tomorrow we all got together for a little birthday party.





Scooby was invited too!


While the dog’s enjoyed the grass and sunshine, the humans had a lovely picnic spread.



I had a roasted veggie sandwich with cheese and hummus on an onion roll with chips and fruit.


I think we stayed at the park for well over two hours. The dogs had a blast!





I love how this particular dog park has a bathing station for the dogs right by the exit.


Maddie was so fresh and clean for the car ride home!


The rest of my afternoon was spent with Maddie on the couch. We both enjoyed being lazy for once and made sure to soak in every relaxed minute we could. πŸ™‚

When dinner time came I kept it easy with my version of sloppy joe fries.


On the bottom is roasted potato wedges and on top is tempeh sloppy joe mix that included

  • tempeh
  • carrot
  • onion
  • mushrooms
  • mushrooms
  • ketchup
  • bbq sauce
  • homey mustard


This is what I call comfort food. πŸ™‚


Dessert involved the left over chocolate from last night’s dinner.



I had one of each plus the last of the greek pasteries.


What a busy weekend this has been! I think I’ll still need to take in some more ‘me’ time before the work week starts all over again. At least it’s a short one!

Good night!

1 Hillary April 25, 2010 at 8:21 pm

Is Kelly (@Beneath It All) your sister? =)

2 Meghann April 25, 2010 at 8:25 pm

Yes she is! The one and only. πŸ™‚

3 Kim @ LEO the lion says GER April 25, 2010 at 8:26 pm

Those sloppy joe fries sound amazing!

Is it just equal portions of ketchup, mustard, and BBQ sauce?

4 Meghann April 25, 2010 at 8:30 pm

Heavier on the ketchup. I kind of do a swirl of the pan with ketchup and then a good squirt of bbq and honey mustard.

5 Jenna April 25, 2010 at 8:31 pm

Love the idea of sloppy joe fries! I always use chips to scoop up some of my sloppy joe droppings, so I bet paired with fries, it’d be fantastic!

Your puppy get together is way too adorable, what fun. πŸ™‚

6 hundredtenpounds April 25, 2010 at 8:37 pm

BBQ makes everything taste sooo much better!

7 jentrinque April 25, 2010 at 8:48 pm

Your family is so cute! I love how often you do things together, and include the dogs, too!

8 kim April 25, 2010 at 8:49 pm

I’ve never noticed until this post– but you have a really strong resemblance to your dad, and you sister looks exactly like your mom. Have you gotten that before?!

9 Meghann April 25, 2010 at 8:51 pm

we get that all the time! My twin bro also looks like my Mom and my sister, and my little bro looks like My Dad and me. We are an equally divided family.

10 m April 25, 2010 at 10:23 pm

I was thinking the same thing. What a great looking family!

11 Jenna April 25, 2010 at 9:22 pm

glad you had a great day with the fam and pups!
i bet you spent that much time on your last post because it sure was detailed!!

12 runningwithsass April 25, 2010 at 9:28 pm

aw I love the doggies…so much fun!

13 Emilyeatsclean April 25, 2010 at 9:36 pm

What a fun day!!! I love the doggie birthday party…..a great excuse to get the family together for some fun!


14 lisaathome April 25, 2010 at 9:48 pm

Looks like such a fun day!!! And the post for last night was awesome!

15 ida April 25, 2010 at 10:09 pm

nice run! I guess V & A makes good fuel:)

16 Matt April 25, 2010 at 10:23 pm

Happy late birthday to Maddie!

17 Melissa @ For the Love of Health April 25, 2010 at 10:49 pm

awww look at the puppies! πŸ™‚
10 miles is very awesome! It’s great you felt good after a big meal! I am sure you burnt it all in 10 miles! πŸ™‚

18 Erin April 25, 2010 at 11:03 pm

Aw, a puppy party! Love it! :mrgreen:

19 clairedille April 25, 2010 at 11:20 pm

Aww the pups looked like they had such a great time! Great job on the 10 miler after the yummy eats last night. I really want to find a local running group to train with to make some long runs easier. Definitely enjoyed reading last nights post, the two hours was worth it!

20 gavrielski April 25, 2010 at 11:31 pm

Love your puppy party! We used to have parties for my dog, too, and his twelve brothers and sisters. Your dinner last night sounds like it was a magical treat. Hope you’re excited for some good eats in San Francisco!

21 amanda April 25, 2010 at 11:34 pm

i love that you had a puppy celebration. that’s totally adorable.

22 britchickruns April 26, 2010 at 2:32 am

I say the 2hs was worth it πŸ™‚
That brown dog is SO goegeous!!What breed it it? (not the boxer – although that’s cute too)
Congrats on the 10mile run,that must have been satisfying πŸ˜€

23 Christina April 26, 2010 at 8:57 am

What a cute little dog birthday party – They all look like they’re having so much fun!

24 Shell April 26, 2010 at 9:17 am

Looks like Maddie had a great party! Btw i have to say that cereal you had for bfast looks AMAZING!! I am so totally jealous, cuz we dont get nearly as good stuff here in Australia, No flavoured nut butters, no okiis, nuthin! I am coming over for a holiday and am so excited to taste all the food that i read about YUM!!

25 Carolyn @ April 26, 2010 at 11:58 am

Love the pic of Oliver with his tongue out! What a cutie!

26 GM April 26, 2010 at 9:02 pm

Luv It!!!1

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