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Sister Time

by Meghann on March 16, 2013

Man, I love Saturdays.

Today was extra special since I had my sister here to enjoy it with.


Even better, I was able to sleep in and still get a ride in with my sister. She made it to Tampa just before noon and we immediately hit the trail.


Nothing crazy, just 20 miles where we basically spent the whole time talking. We did a few sets of intervals on the way back, but I think both of us were more looking for a relaxing ride on the way back.

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By the way, what’s the deal with random cyclists who ride your draft? This has happened a few times while riding this particular trail. We’ll be riding along doing our thing when a random cyclist will latch on to our draft and ride along. Usually it’s not a big deal, but this time the guy wasn’t paying attention and hit my sister’s back tire. Not cool. If you’re going to ride a random stranger’s draft, at least pay attention (especially if you’re not going to tell them you’re doing so).

Have you ever had a random cyclist catch your draft on a ride?


I seem to have started a pricey tradition of stopping at Whole Foods on the way home from the trail for a Green Dream smoothie. I can’t help it. They’re addicting!


This time I asked for some vanilla protein powder for a little staying power. I also had a couple of leftover turkey meatloaf muffins when we got home.

Loft currently has a 40% off storewide sale going on through the weekend, so we headed there after our showers.


I bought a dress and two shirts, but still didn’t have much success with pants. We headed to Gap after Loft (they’re 30% off through the weekend), where I found a white pair of pants that I loved the fit of, but couldn’t justify buying white pants. Knowing my track record with white clothing, I would probably spill coffee on them on day one. It was weird because I tried on the exact same style and size of pants in a blue and a black checker pattern, but both looked horrible. How does the same pant fit so drastically different in different colors?

And to round off our day of sisterly fun, we made cookies!!


Peanut Butter Monster Cookies from Pinterest. Recipe HERE.



And then we took it one step further….

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Heck yeah.


Peanut butter monster cookie vanilla ice cream sandwich.

The ultimate pre-race treat. ๐Ÿ™‚

Alright, time for bed. We have a 4:30am wake up call and a race to run in the morning.

Good Night!

1 Chelsea March 16, 2013 at 9:58 pm

A million dollars for you and your sister to drive me an entire platter of those darn cookies before the race tomorrow?! Probably not, but its always worth a shot, lol
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2 Sara @ Fitcupcaker March 16, 2013 at 10:11 pm

What a great dessert and fun day!
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3 Caroline March 16, 2013 at 10:15 pm

It looks like you had some great sister time! I love getting to spend the day working out and hanging out with my siblings. Those ice cream cookie sandwiches look SO AMAZING. I want one!
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4 Mary March 16, 2013 at 10:18 pm

Everyone seems to have a love for green smoothies at the moment!
I used to be a restaurant manager at a restaurant that had THE best icecream cookie sandwiches and would always recreate them at home for late night snacks…These look great!
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5 Jan @ Sprouts n Squats March 16, 2013 at 11:08 pm

Wow that smoothie and those ice cream sandwiches look delicious!

I have trouble with white clothing too. I’m not the cleanest eater that’s for sure ๐Ÿ™‚
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6 Mrs. Swan March 17, 2013 at 12:08 am

What a great day with your sister. I wish I had a relationship like that with mine. She is a typical 21 yr old and I am 14 yrs older so we don’t have much to bond over.
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7 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More March 17, 2013 at 6:36 am

Looks like a great day!! I’m on the hunt for some new clothes this afternoon with my mom (don’t you love when they want to take you shopping?!) so I’ll have to check out Loft and Gap – thanks for the heads up! Though I need some new pants so I hope I have better luck…
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8 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats March 17, 2013 at 8:22 am

omg I haven’t had an ice cream sandwich in FOREVER, that looks delicious! Glad you had such a great day with your sister! Kinda jealous, always wish I had a sister. Haha guess I’ll just have to deal with my 2 brothers ๐Ÿ˜‰
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9 Sarah F March 17, 2013 at 8:40 am

Good luck with the race! And whoaaaa with the cookies!!!! Those look amazing.
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10 Karen @ Runner Girl Eats March 17, 2013 at 9:21 am

You just described my dream day. Good luck at the race! I can’t wait to read about it. I really wanted to run this race and am kicking myself for chickening out and not registering :/
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11 Amanda March 17, 2013 at 10:13 am

It’s a pretty big no-no for someone to start drafting you without even asking. Not only is it hugely dangerous (what if you braked for some reason not apparent to that person?), but it’s also rude. I would tell someone off for doing that to me. Sounds like there are a lot of inexperienced cyclists on this trail.

12 Sara@RunningInPinkProject March 17, 2013 at 10:23 am

My husband has been cycling for years and years and years and said this isnt that unusual BUT it is rude to not at least give a heads up to the group you are jumping into. He said he usually tries to just leave them behind ๐Ÿ˜‰
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13 Ani March 17, 2013 at 10:54 am

Love the green smoothie!! Perfect for a healthy St. Patrick’s Day! I made asparagus pesto last night to bring out the green meals, wayyy better than corned beef and boiled cabbage.
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14 Brittany Breaux March 17, 2013 at 11:03 am

Unfortunately this happens more than I like; I find it very rude when people draft off me without asking. I either try to drop them, stop pedaling for a bit so they pass, or tell them kindly I’m riding solo. If they bumped your wheel, that’s pretty bad and I definitely would have said something!
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15 Courtney March 17, 2013 at 11:25 am

Monster cookies? YUM! And I have trouble buying pants, too. ๐Ÿ™‚
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16 Caitlin March 17, 2013 at 11:39 am

I’m not sure if I should thank you for the Loft 40% off heads up or curse you- $180 just spent and a lot saved!! Thanks, girl ๐Ÿ™‚

17 PeachyLau March 17, 2013 at 3:33 pm

Peanut butter monster cookie vanilla ice cream sandwich. Enough said, I have created a Pinterest account thanks to you and I am going to pin this now hehe.
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18 Elizabeth @ Positive Change March 18, 2013 at 10:54 am

The medal gets me through races all the time! Congrates on the race!
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19 Emily N March 18, 2013 at 10:59 am

Those cookies were obviously a great idea. yum!
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20 Emily @ Emily Rocks the Road March 21, 2013 at 8:41 pm

Replace the bike ride with drinking, and it looks like when my sister and I hang out! ๐Ÿ™‚
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21 Mike @ March 27, 2013 at 11:33 am

Sounds like you all had a GREAT time! That is what life is all about…spending quality time with family and friends. I love the Monster cookies…they look very good. I will have to give them a try! Thanks for sharing your day.

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