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Really Green

by Meghann on April 1, 2011

Hello and Happy Friday!!!

I started my morning with an easy 3 miler. I’m planning on doing a long run tomorrow and didn’t want to tire out my legs too much. I have a set out and back route that’s about a 5k distance – I always use this route when I do a 3 miler and need to find another way to change it up before I get too bored of it.

It was hot out there this morning!

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Not that I’m complaining, I welcome summer heat with open, sweaty arms. Post-run I wanted something cold, so a smoothie in a bowl was the obvious choice. I don’t need hot weather as an excuse to make a smoothie, but it ups the enjoyment!

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In the mix: ice, protein powder, chia seeds, handful of spinach, frozen banana and almond milk

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Topped with the world’s best Attune Chocolate Granola (I’m not exaggerating, trust me).

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I don’t know what made this smoothie so green?! I used just as much spinach as I always do. Guess it’s just showing it’s true colors today 😉

I have to take Vegas to get his stitches out this morning. Wish us both luck! (I think we’re both pretty traumatized by this whole ordeal.)

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Have any exciting weekend plans?

1 michelle April 1, 2011 at 9:09 am

Nothing excited going on for me.
That dish IS really green. Very photogenic
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2 Katherine April 1, 2011 at 9:11 am

Did you trade in Maddie for Run Eat Repeat’s cat?

3 Miranda @ Working Mom Works Out April 1, 2011 at 9:11 am

What kind of protein do you use? I’m not pleased with what I currently have. And lol @ “open sweaty arms”. Please send some heat North to Alabama.

4 Jeni @ stepping out April 1, 2011 at 9:11 am

I’m guessing the California forecast has something to do with an April fools joke? Vegas is definitely Monica’s cat…not Meghann’s.
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5 Mindy @ just a one girl revolution. April 1, 2011 at 9:11 am

Question…why is your forecast set for Lake Forest, California?
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6 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat April 1, 2011 at 9:12 am

Yumm! Breakfast looks great. I hope everything goes well with the stitches.. Vegas looks so cute!
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7 Hannah (Running In Freedom) April 1, 2011 at 9:12 am

I’m guessing taking Vegas to get his stitches out is April Fools because he sure looks like Monicas kitty 😉
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8 Anne @thefitbridesmaid April 1, 2011 at 9:12 am

April Fool’s! You don’t live in California! And maybe I should check that weather forecast you mentioned, too. It snowed two inches in Boston last night (and I’m not joking).
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9 Freya April 1, 2011 at 9:14 am

I wish I could get as passionate about hot sweaty weather as you!
Any news on the Healthy Living Summit yet? Will we have much longer to wait!? 🙂
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10 G April 1, 2011 at 9:14 am

You’re also allergic to bananas… aren’t you?

11 Holly @ The Runny Egg April 1, 2011 at 9:16 am

Oh poor Vegas — I thought I kept up on your blog but I guess not — I’ve never seen Vegas before!
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12 Brittney April 1, 2011 at 9:22 am

LOL, I just found myself reading back through your older posts to try to figure out if Derek had a cat. Got me! 🙂
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13 Amy April 1, 2011 at 12:02 pm

Haha… I just looked that up too!
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14 Meryl April 1, 2011 at 12:50 pm

me too! busted 🙂

15 Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday April 1, 2011 at 9:23 am

Good thing I read the comments… I was getting really confused. California? Cat? WTF?

16 Katy (The Singing Runner) April 1, 2011 at 9:25 am

Bahahaha!!!! Nice one Meghann!
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17 Cyndi @ Weightless Life April 1, 2011 at 9:30 am

I had to check what blog I was reading for a second there. You two are sneaky!

18 Hope April 1, 2011 at 9:33 am

Hahah! Love the April Fools joke! I wish I was in CA where it’s 80 degrees! It’s snowing here 🙁
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19 Stacy @ Every Little Thing April 1, 2011 at 9:35 am

That is a GREEN bowl! haha love it
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20 Cate April 1, 2011 at 9:35 am

I was totally confused for minute there. CA, bananas, etc. I thought you made some kind of mistakes when typing up your post. Then I saw the cat and knew it had to be an April Fools thing. hahaha 🙂
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21 Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me April 1, 2011 at 9:37 am

I would love that heat right now! We have a nor’easter in our neck of the woods!
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22 Dori April 1, 2011 at 9:39 am

Frozen banana? Is this an April Fools joke or do you eat banana now?
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23 ShirtlessBen April 1, 2011 at 9:42 am

Wow. I was like whos cat is that! Lol nice try though see you in tampa today.

24 Ashley April 1, 2011 at 9:43 am

I’ve definitely never seen that cat before. Way to slip in an April Fools. 🙂
Smoothie looks great!

25 Bobbie April 1, 2011 at 9:44 am

I just refreshed my screen like 5 times…ha! 🙂

26 Ali @ Ali Runs April 1, 2011 at 10:19 am

April Fools! 🙂 I was really confused when I first read this post and then I realized what day it was!
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27 ally April 1, 2011 at 10:22 am

I definitely did a double take on what blog was reading ..baha April fools!

28 Christine April 1, 2011 at 10:23 am

You had me until Monica’s cat- Vegas is too memorable of a name!
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29 Faith @ lovelyascharged April 1, 2011 at 10:27 am

There’s never a wrong time for smoothies, but I just know I’ll be having a lot more of them once our dog days really hit!
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30 katy {of} katy loves. April 1, 2011 at 10:37 am

For a second I thought my Google Reader was flipping out on me and posted Monica’s update to yours. Nope! April fools? lol

31 Lindsay April 1, 2011 at 10:39 am

That kitty looks just like mine right now- they are both orange and wearing cones- ours has an eye infection boo. Good luck!
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32 Carolyn @ lovinlosing April 1, 2011 at 10:45 am

Haha! You stole Monica’s kitty! Is she featuring Maddie? Wait. Lemme go check.
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33 Amy April 1, 2011 at 10:46 am

GIRL. Followup on that facebook picture please.
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34 Kelsey April 1, 2011 at 10:53 am

I couldn’t be fooled…I hope Vegas does get his stitches out soon though 🙂
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35 Kacy April 1, 2011 at 10:54 am

Haha, creative 🙂 The smoothie looks really good! Fools or not!
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36 Stacey April 1, 2011 at 11:06 am

I must have missed it but what happened to the kitty?
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37 Gavi @ Gavi Gets Going! April 1, 2011 at 11:19 am

TOTALLY forgot about April Fool’s Day and kept checking my Google reader to see if something was wrong…
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38 Coco April 1, 2011 at 11:34 am

Nice… did you and Monica switch posts today? 🙂
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39 Julie April 1, 2011 at 11:54 am

now this is an april fools prank i can stand behind. well played.

40 Sarah K April 1, 2011 at 12:04 pm

You and RER are two tricky ladies. Happy April Fools!
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41 katie April 1, 2011 at 12:05 pm

April Fool’s Joke! At first I was confused, lol!!

Happy Friday love!!! xoxo
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42 Katherine: Unemployed April 1, 2011 at 12:26 pm

omg taking cats in the car is absolutely traumatizing
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43 Amber April 1, 2011 at 12:29 pm

Wow! You got me twice today! First on Facebook, with “I’m engaded” and now with this whole cat thing! Nice work!! Very tricky you… 🙂 April Fools.
Can’t for next weekend! I hope this week flies by!

44 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) April 1, 2011 at 1:39 pm

Today might be the first time I have a SIAB. With a cough and sore throat, it sounds so good!

Hope Vegas does well at the vet!

45 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife April 1, 2011 at 2:45 pm

HAHA. this was funny 🙂 Nice switch!

46 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) April 1, 2011 at 3:16 pm

I didn’t even notice this wasn’t you Meghann! I figured it’s hot in Florida, you always have Attune granola hoarded (I’m not that resilient), and I totally skipped over the cat/vegas part because I’m not a big cat person 🙂

47 Karolina April 1, 2011 at 6:13 pm

Great joke:) Even though this isn’t your green concoction, it looks really good!
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48 Debbie April 2, 2011 at 6:09 am

I think it was brilliant to switch posts with Monica. I caught myself having to scroll back to the top to make sure I was on Meals and Miles so it fooled me.
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49 JessicaEn April 3, 2011 at 12:13 pm

You and Monica are part of my top 8 favorite blogs so I was grinning ear to ear 😀

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