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Wednesday, December 3, 2008


Today in History: December 3rd my Daddy was born, my friend Justin was born and I ran my first Marathon in Memphis!

Yes I did it!!!! Woke up at 5:30am (hubby set the alarm for 5:30 not 5:15) and jumped out of bed! Hubby had my coffee read, thanks hubs, and I drank it with a piece of whole wheat toast and Pb. I then headed down to my running trails, and did a wonderful 5 miles in the 47 degree weather. At first I was real cold, and then I thought of Lance, "If you need to get warmed up a bit - think of me - snow falling, temps in the 20's - I'm sure you'll forget all about 48 feeling cold!!" and I started running hard. I took the first three miles easy to warm up my tight and sore legs. My legs are real sore the front part of my hammys are killing. I think it is from all the squats we did in class on Monday. Once the legs were warmed up I picked up the pace and shredded off 5 minutes of my turn around time.

Time: 44:55
Distance: 5.08 miles
Avg Pace: 8:49
Max pace: 6:30
Total Calories burned:602

My goal is to beat my mileage last month, at least run 50 miles!
In January when I start training for Boston I know I will start piling on the miles big time!

When I got home I made a bowl of Cranberry Christmas Oats:

The combo:

1/2 c oats
1 c unsweetened soy milk ( I like hemp better)
a dash of pumpkin spice
a dash of Cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder
1/2 banana
handful of dried cranberries
handful of Zoe's granola cranberry currents
handful of flax seed
1/8 cup sliced almonds
spoonful of Barneys Butter! man I missed this in TN:)

I love all the crunchiness! I also had the last small slice of my whole wheat french toast casserole. As you can see I had one more cup of coffee but this one was black.


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Today is my daddy's birthday( HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD) and my friend Justin's!!! It is also the day I ran my first marathon in 2005! For my dad's birthday we are having him over for an elegant dining experience with my brothers:) So I need your help! I want to make this a very special birthday dinner, I am coming up with a menu and going all out! Do you have any ideas what I should make?! I would appreciate anything!


My goal is to get all the Christmas cards in the mail by Saturday. Seeing that we haven't taken any pictures I am not sure that will be possible but hubby and I were thinking about just putting Bosco on our card and saying HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM THE MCCORMICK'S, keeping it short and simple. I know family's sometimes just send out cards with their kids on it, and sense Bosco is our baby I thought why not he is cuter then the both of us...lol...what do you think?

Tonight I have so much to do!

Check list

  1. take pictures of all the goodies I am sending to the POTM winners!
  2. make a NEW chicken pot pie recipe
  3. clean the house for tomorrows group
  4. work on Christmas cards
  5. make dads birthday dinner menu

The plan is to get home start a fire drink some of my NEW hot tea, and get to busy!!!! Have a wonderful Wednesday! OH and don't forget to send in your recipes to marie.bobbi@gmail.com for the CreatYourOwn Cookbook Contest!!! I don't have too many submissions so everybody has a fare chance!

Here is my NEW tea!!!


VeggieGirl said...

Love the "Today in History"!! So exciting!!

Congratulations on the FAAAABULOUS run!!

Definitely make some sort of pasta dish or something for your dad's birthday - those are always winners :-)

That French Toast casserole and oatmeal = holy yums.

ashley (sweet and natural) said...

How about something with goat cheese? That always makes things fancy. :-)

Anonymous said...

YAY! Great run!!

Here's a couple links to dinners we've had lately, that were really good ...



Can't wait to see what you end up making! Happy B-Day to your daddy and Justin!!

Meghann said...

Happy Birthday to All!

Anonymous said...

Aww, putting your dog on your Christmas card sounds so cute! You should take Bosco's picture in front of the tree :)

Sharon said...

Great run!

And delicious oatmeal. I definitely agree with you about the crunchyness love!

Rachel said...

Hey girl, those oats look good. Got to buy that hemp milk again. I did join the Bootie competition too! Can't wait till I can run again.

Denise said...

Oats are by far my favorite food...I'll have to try that recipe some time!

Mica said...

I'm in awe of your early morning run. I guess we can be inspired by each other---you run early, and I run in the cold. Great teamwork!

Love the Christmas card with Bosco idea. I wish I had a dog to put on the front of my cards. Maybe next year...

Fitnessista said...

i totally need to send you a recipe for that contest as soon as my life settles down!
the oatmeal looks incredible!
enjoy your day <3

Anonymous said...

Bobbi the stores here recently introduced the Cinnamon Apple tea and I am addicted!!
And I will need you to remind me of Lance's words in two weeks when my gym will be shut!!
Oh and I HAVE to say it again - I LOVE reading your blog!!

Lance said...

Hey Bobbi! See, 47 (or 48) is way warm - that's shorts and a t-shirt for me...on a walk (ok, I kid...).

Bosco on the card - very nice - two things are always cute - kids and animals. So, there you go!

I'm putting on my big winter jacket, getting ready to head out...do you feel bad for me? maybe just a little?? brrr....

Anonymous said...

Wow, nice run!

Happy B-day to your dad and friend! My dad's B-day is this Sunday!!

just me said...

greatttt run this morning! what a way to start the day!!!

HangryPants said...

Happy Birthday to your dad and marathon anniversary! I think I missed my chance to suggest something to make for him, but can't wait to see what you did.

I think the card is a cute idea.