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Thursday, March 19, 2009

St.Patty’s Day at Disneyland Part II + Boston Update

Hubby and I are still recovering from our Disneyland day of fun, man we must have walked like 30 miles that day. As you saw in my last post, we played and played then went to ESPN Zone for dinner and played some more(this plays is a man’s DREAM).


Hubby’s Birthday Drink a “Lucky You”. Maduri Sour+Malibu Run+Pineapple Juice..and something else I can’t remember.


Hubby of course had a mean burger, I went with a healthier alternative(which there were very few of), Blue Cheese, Apple Walnut Salad: Cold romaine lettuce, raisins, red peppers, and white balsamic vinaigrette. I asked for almost everything on the side and added chicken.



mmm it was sooo good, I plan on replicating this soon!!!

After dinner we went back into the park for a few more rides, then hubby got his Ice-Cream and I got a cup of coffee to keep me awake for the drive home. We got a 2 for 1 ticket so we get to go back AGAIN in 30 days, I will be done with Lent and will have to enjoy an ice-cream CONE!!!!


Well yesterday I tried to get back to a normal week, and after a mid week Disneyland trip it was not easy. I enjoyed a classic bowl of oats:)


With chopped pecans,wheat berries, Bobbi’s Granola Greatness, some Hemp Milk, and a spoonful of Naturally More PB.

I had an amazing salad from a local burger joint, because I left my lunch on the COUNTER at home, don’t you HATE when that HAPPENS??


Snacked on an apple before my INTENSE Track workout.



Can you believe I only have 4 more weeks till BOSTON??!!! I am in my 11th week of training, I just booked my MASSAGE for the day after the race, and am planning all the fun things to do while were there, any suggestions????

My track work out last night was very interesting. If you have ever done a speed workout on the track you know how hard these can be. My plan called for me to warm up for 1 mile, then do some strides, and then the main set was, well to say the least DRAINING! I started at 6pm, which was nice because the sun was still up, but by the time I finished the sun started to set it was beautiful. Ok that was a side note, back to the workout! The main set was 5X1200’s with 400 resting lap in between. Here is my statistics from my lovely Garmin:

  • 1st 1200: 5:07
  • 2nd 1200: 5:06
  • 3rd 1200:5:03
  • 4th 1200: 5:01
  • 5th 1200: 4:57
    Total miles:  1 mile warm up + 5 mile speed + 1 mile cool down= 7 miles

WOW this is the first time I am looking at this, I can’t believe I got faster and faster each one. At the beginning my legs were sore, and I wasn’t even sure I way going to finish. As my legs got warmed up I felt really good, well obviously my time reflects that:) I love the way I feel after a speed work out!! It’s a feeling of accomplishment that I don't get from anything else.

I quickly drove home and helped Hubby prepare dinner for our guests. Skinny Bride and her Fiancé came over last night to have dinner and talk about wedding details. She is having a Tiffany wedding, so her colors are beautiful of course, but we need to find her a venue. As soon as we do that I know that she will feel less stressed! I also know that she lost 3 pounds last week!!! Baby steps, baby steps… 3 down 36 more to go!!!!

Check out the spread:


I knew I would be home late so Hubby prepared his infamous vinegar chicken, and I made asparagus,grilled mushrooms, ww rice, green beans(for the hubby) and some salad.


The secret to my grilled mushrooms, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce:)


My plate: I only had a small piece of chicken, Skinny Bride and I split one. May not be pretty but it was YUMMY!


On to this morning, sorry this post is becoming quite lengthy if your still reading, thanx;)

I woke up at 5am and went to the gym for a tempo run on the treadmill, WHAT WAS I THINKING?!!! Oh my one should not do speed work, and a tempo run in a span of 12 hours. My legs were so heavy and I got tired quickly. So I ran 3 miles on the treadmill, then grabbed my Garmin and headed outside to run, because the sun was up!!! I did 2 more miles at 7:25 pace. My total was 5 miles 4 being at 7:30 pace, I skipped the cool down because hubby needed to get home.

I am so sore and will be doing some Yoga in a minute, but first I have to show you my yummy breakfast!!!!

This was my inspiration:



I topped two of them off with a chopped apple that I put in the microwave with some brown sugar and cinnamon. I also had a little Naturally More on top and some Chiboni Greek Yogurt.


Wow this week is quickly coming to an end, I am checking of my list!!!

  • Hubby’s Birthday Tomorrow
  • Wednesday Meeting with Skinny Bride to go over wedding stuff
  • Write March Featured Fridge Post
  • Send out a goodie package to a fellow blogger
  • Put together Wild Wild West Relay team ( still need to hear from people)
  • Church meeting at Z’s Pizza
  • Staring a TBL Competition, more details to come
  • Running a half marathon+ 5 miles on Saturday
  • Volunteer for the Pasadena Marathon on Sunday

  • I have the WINNER of the MixMyGranola Give-away coming up later so check back to see if it’s YOU!!!!

    Have a Thankful Thursday, what’s something you are thankful for today???

    *I am thankful for the family and friends I get to enjoy life with!!!!


    Katie said...

    I love all things Disney, but I've never been to DisneyLand. Looks like a blast!

    I'm thankful for my health, my family and my friends.

    RunToFinish said...

    you had such a fun day, I just love the pictures!!

    I seriously can not believe boston is only 4 weeks away!! I am trying to work in a work trip to Boston that weekend so I can cheer everyone on!!

    Denise said...

    Boston is going to be here before you know it!!

    HangryPants said...

    Belated happy birthday to your husband!

    I impressed with your ability to find healthy food at the espn zone!

    Anonymous said...

    Im thankful for my family, my health, my country and my friends!
    I cannot believe Boston is only in 4 weeks!!

    Tami said...

    there is so much in boston to do. i recommend going here, lots of eats, lots of typical boston stuff, http://www.faneuilhallmarketplace.com/

    visit the public gardens/boston common


    the swan boats aren't open yet it's worth the walk around

    Pearl said...

    you had SUCH a fun time with your hubby! awwww it makes me smile to see the photos!

    and btw - are you a wedding planner?

    Missy said...

    I went to the ESPN Zone once and left because I could not find anything healthy! I guess I did not see that salad!! It looks so good!

    Danielle said...

    You're going to have a great time in Boston! I can't believe it's only 4 weeks away!
    And congrats to the skinny bride for her loss!

    Mica said...

    Wow, four weeks until Boston! That's so exciting, Bobbi! Great job on the track workout AND on your run this morning. You're so fast!!

    aron said...

    yikes speed them tempo!! no wonder your legs are sore :) great job on both workouts!!! YAY for boston!!!

    aNd! said...

    That wild west relay looks fun, but damn check out the elevation gains. I just did the ragnar relay here in az (nothing like the wild west in terms of elevation gain/losses).....not to mention the change in altitude alone from training near sea level I would be sucking wind. Good luck in Boston!

    Anonymous said...

    I can't believe Boston is only 4 weeks away. You must be so excited. How long will be be in the area for? There are tons to do around Boston.

    Lacey Nicole said...

    BOBBI YOUR SPEED IS AMAZING- congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! cant' wait for boston!!! i find out my volunteer shift tomorrow, hooray. :)

    just me said...

    those are amazing times on your speedwork! i only wish i could go that fast! you are sooooooo ready for boston!!!

    ttfn300 said...

    GREAT workout!! i'll be out cheering, are you doing any sort of meet-up??

    Anonymous said...

    looks like you had so much fun! I cant believe i have never been

    Run Saraaah said...

    What a fun day - that salad looks so yummy. I love trying out restaurant salads just to get creative ideas for my own! I find running on the track so draining...it always seems like such a longer distance than it really is!

    Anonymous said...

    sounds like you're being a great trainer to ur friend!

    Sara said...

    You are such an inspiration! What training plan are you following? Good luck at Boston!!

    Jess said...

    Yikes a tempo run and intervals that close together would make my legs die ahah! Looks like Disney was tons of fun!

    Sarah W. said...

    lucky you to be able to go BACk to disney! i'd be all over that!

    yay for skinny brides progress - love me tiffany blue too!

    Mariposa said...

    i hail from the boston area and i agree- there is SO much to do between the museums, the park, the shopping, just hope for good weather that weekend so you can just walk around!

    Brian said...

    Get pumped for BEANTOWN!!