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October 11, 2010

Except I’m not the princess turning into a maid at midnight I’m the one turning into a pumpkin.  The other day Angela admitted to Googling “Is it possible to eat too much pumpkin?”  I wish she had given the answer because if it is possible I’m probably pretty close to doing it…

But we’ll get to that in a minute.  I’m glad you all approved of my picture-only-post.  But it meant having to skip over the 11-mile run Joey and I went on yesterday.  The last long run before our half-marathon next Sunday!!

It went really well and at one point I lost count of how many miles we’d done and Joey informed me we were already on our 6th mile!  The time and distance seemed to be flying by.  It flew a lot less quickly during the last 3 miles, especially the last huge hill running straight into the wind.  Yuck 😦

We finished in 1:50:14 which is 14 seconds over our ideal race pace but that wind was killer so I’m okay with that time.  I came home and sprawled on the floor for about 15 minutes and proceeded to feel wiped out for the rest of the day.  How do you marathoners do multiple 20 mile training runs??? 

In case you were wondering, that orange goo filled ravioli was yesterday’s lunch and it was leftover pumpkin and butternut squash ravioli from Carrabba’s.  OH.MY.GOSH.SO.GOOD.

 Let me refresh your memory

It was like pumpkin pie stuffed inside a noodle shell.  No, I’m not already planning on going there again this coming weekend…

Okay, maybe I am.

Mom invited us over for a dinner that I could not resist, plus a brand new kitchen to help cook in.

I cut up a ton of veggies to roast.

Beets, zucchini, yellow squash, red & orange bell pepper, garlic, red onion

Green beans got their own bowl

All the veggies were coated in olive oil and salt and roasted on 400* for ~35 minutes.

Is there anything better than a big plate of veggies?  Beanie and I reflected on the days when we used to “hate” veggies.  How naive we were.

While I was doing the easy chopping, my mom was mixing up a big bowl of shrimp, tomato, avocado, lime juice, garlic, and cilantro for tacos!

Handmade corn tortillas?  Yes please.

This dinner hit the spot!  We finished out the evening at home with some friends and SNL.  The ONLY good thing about this episode was Bruno Mars (amazing!).  Remember when SNL used to be funny?  Not the case these days.

My Sunday consisted of more running in the wind, blehhh and paper writing/editing, blehhh x2.  Oh and me nearly OD-ing on pumpkin.  But I’m not complaining.

It’s chilly in Colorado so hot oats and hot tea were on the menu.

This was a mix of homemade Scottish oats and rolled oats (1/4 cup each) + 3/4 cup water + 1/3 cup vanilla almond milk.  Then in went 1/3 cup pumpkin and on went a tablespoon of pumpkin butter + a piece of crumbled pumpkin bread.  If I’d had some pumpkin pie I probably would have thrown that on top too, but I didn’t so I went with homemade peanut butter.

Country Peach Passion tea + honey warmed me right up after that run 🙂

Pumpkin coma ensued.

And then more writing/editing :∫

By this time tomorrow (Monday) I will be done with one paper, one midterm and one presentation, thank goodness!!!

Happy start to another week 🙂

8 Comments leave one →
  1. October 11, 2010 8:01 AM

    Congrats on your 11 mile run! T-minus one week till the big day….ahhhhh. I’m both excited/terrified about it. I’m sure you’re feeling the same. 🙂

  2. October 11, 2010 9:29 AM

    Love love love roasted beets. Such a yummy spread you had!

  3. October 11, 2010 10:00 AM

    Congrats on the amazing run, girl!
    Every dish looks delicious…
    I drool… haha 🙂

  4. October 11, 2010 10:47 AM

    Go you Ms. 11 miles! 🙂

    I don’t know how marathoners do it either! They blow me away!!

    Those veggies look delish!

  5. October 11, 2010 1:26 PM

    I’m having so much pumpkin lately too. I just love it!! And good luck on your upcoming marathon. How exciting!

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