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An Introspective Day

Today I got up and decided to have an egg sandwich for breakfast.  I cooked two eggs with dill and then topped them with a slice of muenster cheese on a sandwich thin.  I also had a banana with some Justin’s Maple Almond Butter.  This was my first time trying this and OMG, I know understand what all the hype about Justin’s butters is about!  So YUMMY!
I headed out to the greenway to meet Emily, Michelle, and Diana for a run.  Emily did about 12 miles because she’s training for a marathon, half of which was with Michelle.  Diana and I just met them for the last couple miles.  Diana is just getting into her running grove, but I applaud her effort in getting out there and doing it!  I didn’t really feel any pressure to run long distance today since I’m still coming back from my injury and just ran about 4 miles yesterday, so any distance was fine me with me today. 
Post run sweatiness…
After our run, Diana and I decided to grab some lunch at Panera. 
I am sometimes a creature of habit at certain restaurants and Panera is one place where I LOVE to get the greek salad, because it’s so friggin good, so I rarely branch out. 
Got this with the whole grain baggette on the side and some water.
Nom nom…
Do you order the same thing at certain restaurants or mix it up?
I then headed home, showered, finished Eat Love Pray and decided to do something I’ve never done before in my 32 years on earth.  I WENT TO THE MOVIES BY MYSELF!
I know, I know, I’m weird.  I just like going to the movies as a social activity and never really felt a strong urge to go alone.  But if there was any movie to see alone, I felt like this was it.  The story is largely about one woman’s journey alone to find herself.
Have you ever been to a movie by yourself?
I liked both the book and movie.  The movie definitely was a little different from the book, but I felt that the overall message translated.  Both left me a very introspective mood for the rest of today.  Between yesterday’s fight/talk with my husband, conversation with Diana at lunch, and the overall theme of the book and movie, it really had me thinking a lot about life and what I want in life.
I don’t know that I’ve completely answered that question.  I think I’m still kind of a work in progress.
I took Clyde for a long walk, still thinking a lot, then went home and made myself dinner.
I had yellow rice with black beans, garlic, onion, tomato, mushrooms, salsa, cilantro, olives, avocado and a bit of plain non-fat yogurt.
I got kind of artsy with the presentation…  🙂
I may not have my life all figured out yet, but I’m pretty happy in general.

August 23, 2010 at 1:13 am 8 comments

A Week of Many Theaters…

Ok, I got a laxed on posting this week.  There was a lot going on!  Backing up to Thursday.  Thursday night I finally went to see Eclipse with Jen.
I know there’s a lot of hype about the books and movies, but seriously, the books really did live up to the hype for me once I dove in.  I love to read and many of many of favorite books are well respected reads like The Kite Runner, The Time Traveler’s Wife, Memoirs of the Geisha, The Joy Luck Club, A Widow For One Year, etc…  So I don’t think of myself as a person that will just read anything.  I’m not a huge fan of chic lit, although once in a while I’ll throw in something of that nature to mix things up.  Anyway, Twilight was recommended to me and I read it, and actually really liked it.  It wasn’t til I got to the end of New Moon that I really was sucked in though, and had to literally drive to a book store and buy Eclipse within an hour of putting down New Moon so that I could find out what happened next.  I read the last three books in less than a week (there was a gap in between Twilight and New Moon) and I think they are all about 1,000 pages each.  I just think it’s a really interesting, well told, creative story.  The writing isn’t going to win any Pulitzer’s or anything, it definitely seems to be written for a younger audience, but I just still enjoyed the story.  Also, for some reason, love triangles get me every time- The Notebook, Cast Away, etc…  Eclipse was my favorite of the books because of the end of the book where everything comes to a head and Bella has to make her choice between Edward and Jacob.
I thought the movie was good.  Most things were as I remembered them.  I love Robert Pattinson…so HOT!  I think he looked a little overly made up in this one, but still pretty smokin’.
Anyhoo, Thursday night before bed, I decided to finally try something that many healthy living bloggers swear by for breakfast.  I made a batch of overnight oats for the first time.  I had a jar of crunchy PB down to it’s last bits, so I mixed it up in there. 
The night before I put in around 1/3 cup of oats, a scoop of greek yogurt, 1/3 cup skim milk, a splash of vanilla soy milk, and some chia seeds. 

It ended up being a good thing I made this the night before because I actually overslept yesterday and it was really nice to have a basically premade breakfast ready.  I just added a sliced banana and some walnuts.

So my verdict?  I actually liked it!  I was surprised.  I have been saying for a while that the whole idea sounded kind of gross to me.  I don’t like it when I’m eating oatmeal and it gets cold, so I really couldn’t wrap my head around the idea of eating cold oats, but I think the reason it works is because you actually really don’t taste the oats, it’s more like a really thick/chewy-ish yogurt with stuff mixed in.  It’s really not bad.  I’d do it again!  I also loved how convenient it was for getting ready in the morning.
Friday night after work I went home to play with Clyde and have dinner.  I was in kind of a weird food mood, so this is what I made:
Fried egg cooked in my cute egg pan my dad got me…
I put the egg on a piece of whole grain toast, with grilled zucchini on the side.  MMM 🙂

After dinner, I went to the other kind of theater.  I went to Central Peidmont Community College for their production of Barefoot in The Park.  My friends Sarah and Nicole wanted to go, and I like seeing a play every once in a while.

(hey, my barefoot made it into the shot!)
The play was cute.  It’s about newly weds their first week or two of marriage in their new apartment.  The only thing was that I was TIRED, and had to chew gum to stay awake for the second half.  I was fading!  I liked the play though 🙂

July 10, 2010 at 1:43 pm 2 comments


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