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“If it’s not Scottish, it’s crap!”

August 20, 2010

I kept thinking about Mike Myers saying this line in a Scottish accent while making breakfast yesterday, he he

I came home Tuesday night to roses, Scottish oats and a very excited boyfriend with a very special surprise…

A construction paper creation telling me I’m now officially entered in the Denver Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon AND I’ll be joined by Joey himself.  This was quite the shock considering he’s been training to do the full marathon.  He’s already done longer runs than my training calls for but he wanted me to have someone by my side to keep me going (I’ve been telling him I’m nervous that if I’m by myself it’ll be easier for me to just stop and walk) and he also wanted some company himself even if that meant doing a half instead of a full. 

My first trial with Scottish oats went well.  They’re as, if not more, fluffy as steel cut but only take ~10 minutes — major plus in my book!  Topped with Justin’s Chocolate Macadamia Butter, mixed berry compote, regular peanut butter and a sprinkling of cocoa nibs.

I may or may not have licked the plate clean…

Scottish oats = perfect running fuel

6 miles: 3 outside and 3 inside because I was too hot (noon is not a good running time).  9:25 average pace, yay!

Lunch was a burrito of sorts.  Started by cooking 1/3 cup of millet then added a few cherry tomatoes, lemon juice, green onion and fresh sage leaves — wasn’t sure about this mixture but it turned out REALLY good!

Layered on a Ezekial wrap

Layer of garlic hummus

Wrap — I can’t get over how good this lunch was.  Thank goodness I saved half the millety concoction!!

Peaches on the side

Thanks for the peaches Dad!

Shopping ensued — I hate coming home and having to re-stock on everything!!  This guy was new and pretty tasty if you like pumpkin seeds and believe me, I do.

To try in the future — I think I overdid it on Larabars because I cannot even think about eating them anymore 😦  Hence the new bar purchases.

Loot from WF and the FM:

  • Beets!
  • Corn
  • Tomatoes (pretty excited to eat a yellow tomato for the first time!)
  • Basil (that smelled good)
  • Multigrain pizza dough
  • Dates
  • 2 types of granola
  • sesame seeds

Can you tell I have a sliight obsession with the bulk bins aisle??

Came home to a surprise dinner 🙂  Lobster bisque — Joey is fancy.  Twas thick, creamy, perfectly spiced and truly delicious.  A+ boyfriend!

Ahhhh I guess having to come home from vacation isn’t so bad 🙂

4 Comments leave one →
  1. August 20, 2010 7:35 AM

    Hey girlie, that’s awesome that you’re doing the Denver Rock N’ Roll Half Marathon. I’m actually training for the full right now….it’s nice to know that another blogger is training for the same event you are. 🙂 Run on!

    • August 20, 2010 11:02 AM

      Kudos to you Lindsay, running a marathon is no small feat!! If I start to lose energy during the half I’ll just remember that you’re out there running twice as far 🙂 Good luck training!

  2. August 21, 2010 6:08 AM

    I’ll think of you when I do my half – when is yours? Mine is on September 12. We can do it! 🙂

    I am a total bulk food junkie when it comes to whole foods. It’s sick, actually.

    • August 21, 2010 6:31 PM

      Mine is October 17th and I’m sooo nervous :/ I think your bulk food addiction is perfectly normal 🙂

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