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Thursday, February 5, 2009

Her Thursday Things to Talk About: A winner and a contest!

We have a winner folks!!!! Instead of using random.org, I thought it would be fun to ask Hubby (AKA MATT) to pick a number between 1 and 181. He chose 17!!! Which means Allison from Green Dog Wine has just one a brand new Camelback water bottle. Congrats Allison, please send me your full name and address. Thanks to all who participated! If you keep reading this post you will see there are more free things to come!


Wednesday nights are the best times to have date nights. It’s right in the middle of the week, so it gives me something to be excited about! Last night I had a lot of studying to do so I asked Hubby if he would make dinner for the two of us. This is probably the second time in our entire 3 year relationship that he has cooked dinner. (I like to cook so I don’t mind).

Boy was I surprised he made the best and healthiest dinner EVER!!! I was so proud, check it out.


Cold Chicken Satay Noodles

1 pound whole wheat spaghetti
1/4-1/3 cup smooth or chunky peanut butter, softened (eyeball it)
2 tablespoons honey
1/4 cup warm water (eyeball it)
1/4 cup tamari (aged soy sauce)
1 clove garlic, grated with microplane or box grater
Juice of 2 limes, zest of 1
1 teaspoon hot sauce (eyeball it)
3 tablespoons vegetable, peanut or sunflower oil (eyeball it)
2 cups store-bought rotisserie chicken meat, skin removed and thinly sliced
A handful of shredded carrots
4 scallions, thinly sliced on an angle
1 cup spinach greens, thinly sliced
1/4 cup chopped peanuts, available in small pouches in the baking aisle
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro or flat-leaf parsley, whichever you prefer

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Once boiling, salt water liberally, then drop pasta in and cook to al dente. Run cooked pasta under cold water to cool. Drain well and reserve.

While the water is coming to a boil and the pasta is cooking, whisk together softened peanut butter, honey and warm water in a large bowl.

Once they're combined, whisk in the tamari, garlic, lime juice and zest, and hot sauce.

While whisking continuously, pour the oil in a steady stream to complete the dressing. Add noodles, veggies and peanuts to the bowl and toss until everything is mixed well. Place noodles in shallow bowls and top with chicken and cilantro or parsley.
Yields 4 servings

He got the recipe from my Rachel’s Ray Big Orange Book, you can find it here. 

He is the best Chef, I will be asking him to cook more often for sure!!!! I Feel a bit spoiled two nights in a row I have had people cook dinner for me, a girl could get used to this;)


This morning I woke up and did some When I got home I did Polly’s newest 10-minute Yoga for Runners session. My hips are feeling a lot more open, I am going to buy a foam roller. Everyone says there the best, I ll have to be the judge of that soon!

I also decided to make some protein pancakes, haven’t had them in FOREVER!!!


1/2 cup oats
1/4cup Fat Free Cottage Cheese 
2-3  egg whites
1 scoop protein powder (vanilla)
pinch of cinnamon
2 tbs of pumpkin

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Topped with Naturally Nutty Vanilla Almond Butter, blueberries, and Greek yogurt! Who needs SYRUP and WHIP CREAM, not this girl! I loved the vanilla almond butter, this was my first try of this nut butter and it left me wanting more!

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So for Christmas I got a Road ID from my momma. I didn’t even ask for one, she’s the best.

december27th 002 “Meet your new training partner. The stylish little guy is extremely durable and comfortable—never mind the fact it very well might save your life someday. Wear it running, cycling or swimming. In fact, make a lifestyle statement and wear it all the time. The WRIST ID is the perfect piece of gear for every athlete. Like all our IDs, it can be laser engraved with your emergency contact information.”-ROAD ID

I wanted to talk to you all about road safety and how important it is to be aware of all your surroundings when running! Here are some wonderful tips I found to stay SAFE on the ROAD!

To avoid accidents or close calls when running on the roads, follow these safety guidelines:

  • Make sure you're visible. Even when you're running during the day, you should wear white or bright-colored clothes. If you're running in the early morning, night, or dusk, make sure you have reflective gear on. Although some running clothes and shoes already have reflective pieces on them, it doesn't hurt to add more.
  • Make eye contact. Remember that many drivers aren't paying attention because they're listening to the radio, talking on their cell phone, or reading a map. Don't assume that drivers can see you or that they'll let you go because you have the right of way. Be sure you make eye contact with drivers at street crossings before you cross.
  • Run against traffic. You want to be able to see cars coming at you.
    Have any of you ever had problems with drivers while running on the roads? What do you do to stay safe when running on roads?


Alright folks, stay tuned because later this afternoon I am putting up another CONTEST!!!! Have a great Thursday!!! I have AKB tonight, Thursday night group and then some major studying!!!!


Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point said...

i just got the road id dog tag and i love it!!

greendogwine said...

Yay!!! Thanks Bobbi! (I'll send you an email right now!)

Your date night dinner looks delish and sounds so fun!

Those oat pancakes look beyond amazing!

therunningaddict said...

Wow what exactly is the ID for? Sounds cool just to have it though!!!

dailygoods said...

i've heard foam rollers are great, but i don't have the first clue on how to use them? do you have any idea?

Pearl said...

how sweet of your mama to give you that as a gift!

one time, i was taking a leisurely stroll around my neighborhood, which is full of moms in big, expensive SUV's on cell phones.

i had my ipod in, but i heard this really close and odd whirring sound. i looked up, just in time to see this range rover backing into me. i jumped out of the way (had i been a second slower, she probably would've made a pancake outta me), and it wasn't until she was fully backed out and saw me on the side of her car did she suddenly realize what happened and freaked out.

i had to tell her that it was okay, no problem, that i was fine and smile at her before she was willing to leave. she was on the cell phone with her friend and was probably really freaked out that she could've hurt someone. it's okay, people make mistakes.

your hubby g;asdjfa;sggg oh my gosh so sweet. make sure i marry a man who will cook for me, too! :)

foodsthatfit said...

I got that RoadID for my Dad a few years ago, definitely a smart thing to wear! I always, always make eye contact with drivers if I am going to cross in front of them, esp. drivers turning right and only looking left for oncoming cars and not runners! Only takes one dumb driver not paying attention...

Running Through Life said...

I like the ID post. I think I will get my wife one for Valentines Day.

Missy said...

Those pancakes look delicious! Check out my blog for a contest too!

HangryPants said...

I love the satay noodles - go husband.

What are your thoughts on headphones while running.

Mom on the Run said...

I like your date night idea. My husband used to do all the cooking in our house and perhaps that is why I gained the amount of weight I did.

What is the consistency like for the oat pancakes? I am nervous about the cottage cheese. They do like great though!

Mark said...

Congrats Allison! Some serious looking grub there Matt! I am trying out that recipe! Study hard Bobbi!

Denise said...

I never run without my RoadID...everyone should wear one.

Fitnessista said...

i totally want one of those road id bracelets!
the pancakes look delicious :D

RunToFinish said...

oh naturally nutty, i heart you... I am totally going to get D to cook for me! He used to do that on Valentine's day..but it takes him like a bazillion hours so he hasn't in awhile.

I still haven't gotten a road id, what's wrong with me?

Maggie said...

i love the dinner your boy made!!

Mica said...

I love my Road ID--so much that it's worn out and I need a new one.

Ooh, I'm so jealous of your husband's cooking skills. I should tell Harrison to beef up his cooking repertoire with satay noodles because they look delicious!

Matt said...

My mom bought me a road id too because she was worried about me running alone! At least they care about us right?

Summer Slim said...

those look like some tasty and filling pancakes!!

teacherwoman said...

Sounds and looks like a great dinner hubby made for date night!

joyRuN said...

Congrats to Allison for the win and to YOU for awesome hub-made dinner!!

just me said...

i really need to buy one of those road id tags..i think it would not only be good for me when i run but also when i'm out on the airboat if anything happens!

and yay for hubs making dinner!!!

ttfn300 said...

i got a road id for xmas, too :) lovely dinner and pancakes!!

Andrea (Off Her Cork) said...

Winner winner chicken dinner! Hooray for hubs! :D

Love Road I.D.. I have their shoe pouch (awesome and not expensive!) and the little clip-on blinking lights.

I run against traffic and I run without music. I want to be able to hear my surroundings and if someone is getting close to me. I run alone so I'm not taking the chance of someone trying to get squirrely with me. I do need an ID bracelet though.

Brian said...

Those pancakes look awesome. Good to see yo ulike your Road ID, i always see articles on them and I may have to make the leap!

Laurel said...

HAve you thought about writing (and photographing) a cookbook? You could totally do it. you could even start selling them here at first! I would buy one in a second.

I love my road id. I have the ankle band. I still wear it even though it has my Miami address on it. At least my husband's cell number is the same.