Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

What's the best way to prepare your body for a marathon ANNNNND for Thanksgiving goodness? TURKEY TROT! A team of OC Nesties decided to run the Dana Point 10k Turkey Trot together. And we did it!

Festivities began at 5am-ish at Kate's place, Lordie that was early but the energy was intense! It was so nice of some of the husbands to come and support us as well as Katie and Kam.

So much to be thankful for this year =)

Claire, Jessica, Diane, Kim, Kate, Andrea, Cat & Aline
aka: ihearttim, Young_Love, 10yearstogether, AsianPrncssKim, Blu-EyedWife, USCgirl, Yeahimcat & Mrs50%

So OA:

How cute! Matt, Jon, Robert, Corey & Ringo

Can you say "hardcore"?



I'm also grateful that after having a slight knee scare after last weekend's run, I still met my goal of finishing in under an hour - 56:58min/9:02 per mile for 6.31 miles (unofficially).

Wednesday, November 21, 2007


10k - tomorrow morning - BRING IT!!!

I can't wait to run with my OC NESTIES!! Wish us luck: Cat, Jess, Kim, Kate, Claire, Aline & Andrea!

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Marathon rest day = Eat, shop, eat...ok eat again...

Omg what a fantab day!!

I was going to work out and then realized my body was begging me for another day off to rest. Ok fine.

So, I went to Walmart, Target, and several grocery stores to hunt down their sales. At 7am!! I love that Walmart opens at 7am on Sundays.

Buffalo Wing Girl made...guess...BUFFALO WINGS!!! My first batch of homemade wings EVER thanks to Kate's suggestion. And they were SO GOOD!! I tried to make them healthy but I don't think that's possible:

A new addition to the family: Miss Hello Kitty Barbie:

And finally - my favorite recipe of 2007, hands down. It's SO GOOD and HEALTHY!!! Best part is, you really can't mess it up. If you add more or less veggies, olive oil or balsamic, it will still taste great!! For my runners and diet-conscious readers, I've included the nutritional information and recipe:

1 package of Lentils (pre-cooked!) from Trader Joes
2 cups cherry tomatoes
5 medium celery stalks, diced
2 cups chopped parsley
2 cups chopped cilantro
2.5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
5 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
3 garlic cloves, finely minced

THROW IT ALL TOGETHER and toss! Chill as desired. I've made this in the past and it stays good in the refrigerator for more than a week in a proper storage container. Yum.

nutritional totals/per serving:
- 1045 cals/209
- 35 fat/7
- 132 carbs/26.4
- 48 fiber/9.6
- 50 protein/10
(Each serving is about 1.5 cups)

If you'd like to modify my recipe, try the following:
diced onion (red, green or both - however much you like)
red bell peppers if you'd like

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Running, Brunch & Retail - YES!

What a great day today!

FIRST day of official marathon training with Team in Training - nice 45ish minute run - 4.21 miles at a 10:09 pace. I'm not happy with the pace but it included stoplights which sucked.

Thanks to Kate for such a yummy and healthy brunch - it was nice to get together for some downtime with her, Cat and Aline.

I had major retail therapy too - hooray for paydays!

I got a much needed haircut:

Target is so great for snacks and random food for CHEAP:

Added another little iron bike to my collection, I named him Winston, his brother's name is Harry:

Cutest black leather and patent leather peep-toes:

And a girl can never have too many black suits, so boring, but that's where the new peep-toes come into play:

Now I can exhale - hope you're all having as great a weekend as I am so far!