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Sunday, January 18, 2009

Sunday’s Sad News

Ok so the news isn’t that sad, but it is sad to me! Today I woke up early and went on my 10 mile run. I was feeling good, a little stomach cramps here and there, and then at mile 5 when I went to look at my Garmin, it WAS DEAD! No screen, I thought for sure it must have been the battery even though I charged it over night. Sadly it wasn’t the battery it’s dead. So no Garmin stats on the run, here’s all I got:

HER Workout:

Day 4 of Boston training: First Long Run

  • Distance: 10 Miles
  • Time: 1:31
  • Pace: around 9 minuets I think
  • Calories: around 800

Week 1 recap 15 more weeks to go!!!!

Monday: Off from running, Kickboxing
Tuesday: Ran 3.73 miles, and Kickboxing
Wednesday: OFF DAY
Thursday: Ran 3.5 miles
Friday: Ran 5 miles, weights, and abs
Saturday: OFF DAY
Sunday: Ran 10 miles

Total Mileage: 22.23

*This week I hope to more yoga and weights!!!

I came home and emailed Garmin, hopefully I can get it fixed if not I guess I’ll have to get a new one. Man and at the BEGINNING of my training, I will have an attitude of gratitude:)

So on the flip side I have some exciting news, I am trying to stay positive. Look what came in the mail last week the Vita-Mix Super 5200 blender!!! It also Included with the blender was the most amazing Whole Food Recipes binder, packed full of wonder recipes. I am so grateful, I can not wait to add it it to our kitchen appliances. I have already used it twice this weekend. After my run I made a protein smoothie, and here is some homemade hummus.

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Yesterday I made homemade hummus, so easy with this blender.


Recipe from the Vita-Mix “Getting Started” guide

Makes 3 3/4 cups


  • 2 - 15 ounce cans of chick peas (garbanzos), one drained, one undrained
  • 1/4 cup raw sesame seeds (I omitted these)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 garlic glove, minced
  • 1 tsp cumin


  • Place all ingredients in blender in order listed.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • If necessary, use the tamper to push the ingredients into the blades while processing.

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After blending the hummus, I took out about half and added it to a storage container for later. To the remaining hummus, I added approximately 1/2 an avocado , then continued to blend.

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avocado hummus + plain hummus

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So for lunch today I made leftover Chicken Pot Pie

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Some pita chips + avocado hummus (I am addicted to this stuff).

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Alright I am going to organize a bit, and then do my Jillian Michaels DVD, hopefully I am not too sore. I have off tomorrow so I am excited to stay up late and get my to do list completed!!!! Anyone else have off tomorrow?


teacherwoman said...

THat hummus looks great! mmmm.

Sorry to hear about the garmin. I hope it gets fixed!

cassandra said...

Sadly I have work tomorrow :( I love your avacado hummus! I really need to borrow my ma's Vita Mix, she rarley usues it! How do you use your Garmin on your runs?


cassandra-well I use it to help with my pace, I tend to run to fast and then get tired too fast..lol..and it helps with my HR

Mrs. LC said...

Wow, you are one blessed woman with that Vita Mix!! (Although I'm sorry about the Garmin!) That avocado hummus looks absolutely amazing!!!

Do you have the Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred dvd? I found it yesterday at Walmart for $9 so I picked it up and will be trying it out in the next day or two. So excited! :)

Mica said...

Oh no, poor Garmin! Poor Bobbi!

And, I *just* bought chickpeas and tahini last night to make hummus. How weird is that? Great minds thing alike!

Tammie @ Are You For Real? said...

Grrrrrr 'bout that Garmin! But I have to say ... I LOVE your determination to have an 'attitude of gratitude.' More power to ya where that attitude is concerned!

ttfn300 said...

avocado hummus?? heck yeah! i don't know why that never came to me... sorry to hear about your garmin :(

all your talk about boston has made me excited to come out and cheer you on!!

Meghann said...

Oh No!!! Sorry about the Garmin! I hope you can get it fixed!

And sadly I have to go to work tomorrow. :( Major bummer.

Every Gym's Nightmare said...

Isnt the vitamix awesome?! I love mine!

Kelly Turner

Laurel said...

Oooooh, AVOCADO HUMMUS! That sounds amazing! Two of my favorite things!

I hope your Garmin comes back!

Lacey Nicole said...

oh no!!! just in time for boston training?! how old is it? maybe it's under warranty??? does that exist for garmin?

just me said...

omg that hummus...i want to make some now!!!

RunToFinish said...

hmm tomorrow off that would be nice, but no such luck. Can't wait to keep watching your training progress!

The Running Yogini said...

Yay! I have tomorrow off too! I'm so excited! Congrats on finishing your first week of Boston training. How EXCITING! So sorry to hear about your Garmin! I hate it when mine dies when I forget to charge it- I feel naked. Good job staying positive :D

Anonymous said...

Your hummus looks so pretty in your blender! Good luck with your Garmin...that's very sad!

I definitely have tomorrow morning off from my teaching internship, but I still have to nanny at noon! That's okay...more sleep!

Victoria said...

All these VitaMix posts are driving me crazy! That machine looks so cool! :) Can't wait to see what else you make!

Melissa said...

Wow a 10 mile run?! I can't imagine!! Hopefully you can get the garmin fixed. Have fun with your mixer!!

Fitnessista said...

the hummus looks delicious! and avocado hummus?! GENIUS
what an awesome long run- i'm hoping to do the same tomorrow
hope you have a wonderful night!
i'm OFF TOMORROW! whoo hoo :D

Buddha said...

My taste buds are salivating!
I have to go and get a snack :)
Great post. Keep up the good work!
Be loved

Lara said...

Great photos of the homemade hummus. I bet the avocado hummus is amazing!

Denise said...

Oh no!! I'd be crushed if something happened to my Garmin.

Anonymous said...

I have today off! Great hummus! Enjoy your Monday!

M said...

The hummus is looking good! Great run btw!

Andrea [bella eats] said...

I want a VitaMix!!!!! Your hummus looks divine! So sorry about your Garmin...is it fixable?!?

I answered your question on my blog, but just in case you didn't see it: I use a Canon EOS 5D digital SLR. I'm planning on posting a food photography lesson soon, so stay tuned!

Anonymous said...

yum that hummus looks awesome! i need this vitamix, too bad theyre so expensive... i'm sorry about your garmin!

HangryPants said...

Oh I am so sorry to hear about your garmin, but hey, you got a free blender, so life's not all bad!


Brian said...

That is HORRIBLE news abotu the garmin, hope all gets fixed!!

Julianne said...

Sorry to hear about your Garmin! :-(

Oh and I got the Vitamix, too. You're really inspiring me to take it out of the box and make something. Ok this weekend when I get home!!!

Anonymous said...

your hummus and avocado recipe looks so good, im going to try it. i love avocado. nothing beats guac and chips!