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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Tackling Tuesday

Last night I slept so HARD I didn’t even wake up until my alarm went off, that RARELY happens. I either get woken up because I have to go the bathroom(I have the smallest blatter ever) or because I hear Hubby get out of bed. I am glad that I got that much sleep, because when I woke up I felt refreshed and ready to TACKLE TUESDAY!

I made a bowl of PB2, Banana, and Brownie Oats!


In the Mix: 1/2 c oats, 1/2 c water, 1/2 coy almond milk, cinnamon, vanilla, flax seed, 1/2 banana, and 1 tbsp of PB2.

Toppings: 1/2 Brownie Z Bar, chopped pecans, sprinkle of coconut, and a drizzle of Agave Nectar.

I missed these Z Bars during Lent! They are perfect in Oats, I can’t wait to bring them all back!

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24I am currently sitting at a local Cafe planning more of my Boston trip and drinking
a tasty cup of Joe.

I think that it is just hitting me that not only will I be going to Boston for a few days with an old high school friend to run the marathon, but I will also be taking a week off of work and chores! We are going to be staying in Boston, Saturday April 18th-22nd and then we will be driving to NJ to stay with my college roomie and her Hubby until the 26th. While we are in NJ we will be traveling to Philly, DC, and NYC! I have been to all of these lovely places, but my Hubby and Mom haven’t and I know they will love it. I love that the Marathon is right at the beginning so I can fully enjoy the ENTIRE trip.

I am planning a Boston Blogger/Reader meet-up for April 21st, if you are in the area and would like to join us please let me know:) I am currently working on a time that would work best for everyone to meet!

I am also planning to run with LaceyNicole a fellow blogger(speedy) on Sunday the 19th on an EASY 3 mile run, just to get the legs warmed up if you would like to join us let me know too!


Course Records!!

Men's Open:
Robert K. Cheruiyot (Kenya), 2:07:14, 2006

Women's Open:

Margaret Okayo (Kenya), 2:20:43, 2002------------> WOWOWOWOWOW!!!!

Men's Masters:
John Campbell (New Zealand), 2:11:04, 1990

Women's Masters:
Firaya Sultanova-Zhdanova (Russia), 2:27:58, 2002

Men's Wheelchair:
Ernst Van Dyk (South Africa), 1:18:27, 2004

Women's Wheelchair:
Jean Driscoll (United States), 1:34:22, 1994

People keep asking me, what time I am trying to get for Boston and my response is EASY, I WANT TO FINISH STRONG! No time in my head but just going out there and running smart.

Tonight I am going to do an easy run and then hit up the gym for some weights. I am having fun with little C, I think I would like to birth a 9 year old!! She is pretty self sufficient and a lot of fun:)

Question for the day:

Do you run/exercise for a hobby or for health or for both??

I think I run for hobby, and do weights and kickboxing for exercise.


Lacey Nicole said...

YAYYYYY i'm so excited to kick off your wonderful trip with you! that is so great you will have hubby and your mom with you, support and companionship through it all! i love the feeling after great sleep-- this makes EVERYTHING better!!!! :) happy tuesday!

Hallie said...

Interesting question! I think I exercise for health, not so much for a hobby. I do it for the physical and emotional/mental benefits. And also to spend time with my puppy when I take her running. I'd love to find a type of exercise that I can consider a hobby (BF and I are talking about taking up tennis) but I haven't found anything so far.

Moran said...

Interesting! For both, I would assume....?
I also have to wake up during the night! At least once!

RunToFinish said...

man I wanna be in boston so bad for the race!!

ok I really need to buy some coconut too, i keep seeing everyone use it... and seriously I am in love with your bars!! I was a little wah wah yesterday and coming home to those turned it all around, thank you for participating

Oh and I'm working on McDavid to provide compression shorts for WWR

Amelia (AC/DC: Highways to Health) said...

I love reading all your Boston marathon facts! So excited for you!
I think I run for a hobby and health. It started as a health thing but has quickly become my all-consuming hobby! :)

skinnyrunner.com said...

i love reading the info about boston! so interesting, i really want to run it one day...

Julie said...

I mostly run for health. I tried it as a hobby and a ran one race, then I don't know what happened. I'm trying to get back into racing and hope to run another 5k next month!

Your trip sounds like a blast! I love Philly and NYC, and I live in Boston! I hope you've been keeping an eye on the weather, this month has not been very spring-like for us!

N.D. said...

That bowl of breakfast made me SOOOOO hungry. Oh my gosh I want it now! just found your blog through Run to finish. I'm running Monday too! So excited! but I still want that bowl of things there. : ) yum!! : ) Good luck!

Pearl said...

i'm so excited for your trip! i can't wait to read more about it :)
and brownie as an oats topping? deeelish!

Denise said...

Yea for Philly!! Enjoy your time here!!

And I'm the lightest sleeper, too. It really stinks.

runsarah said...

Sounds like it will be an awesome trip!! I exercise for hobby & health together.

Zesty Cook said...

Enjoy your trip!! I exercise sometimes.... :) just cause I feel I should

Niki said...

Your trip sounds like so much fun!! And your breakfast looks so yummy!!

I think I exercise for both. I think running started out just for health but then I became addicted and now I would say it's a hobby!!

Paula said...

Long time reader, not so often commenter here! :-) I love your blog though, Bobbi! Your oats look so yummy!

Also, that's exciting that you're coming to DC and Philly, too. I'm originally from outside of Philly, and now based in DC, and I bet you'll have a blast in both places!

Mica said...

Yay, I'm glad you're going to enjoy not only the race, but also your trip to Boston! I hope the weather behaves for you!

Being from California, you'll probably think, "What IS this East Coast crap?"

JB said...

Hi Bobbi!
I was curious about whether you take walking breaks during your long runs or not? Do you just run straight through?
I'll be rooting for you next week!

Matt said...

I run as a hobby, but I also run for my health. I like running because it's something I loev to do while keeping me fit, strong, and healthy at the same time.

Meg said...

I run/exercise for both! Love your morning oats!