Sunday, July 17, 2011

Updated training log!

Just updated my training log and race highlights. The last week has been a whirlwind of emotions and traveling. My grandfather passed away a week from Friday so I flew down to Virgina with my mom and brother for the wake and funeral service which were on Monday and Tuesday (my dad had been in Virginia since before July 4th when my grandather went into the hospital). The burial was actually in Syracuse, NY which occured on Thursday. It was a tough week emotionally. It was also a little stressful since I had to miss a week of work.

 I drove back to school on Friday and went into the lab around 9pm. I also got to see my boyfriend! He's been at school for the past week and a half helping coach a soccer camp.  Yesterday there our track team held it's annual Summer Run- it's basically a run put together by the head coach for any townies or students on campus, but the primary participants are cross country and distance runners. It's a fun weekend though because everyone comes back to campus and after the race we all go out. The race went really well- I ran 18:36 for the 3 mile race. Afterwords we enjoyed a feast of subs, pizza, fresh fruit, pretzels, and LOTS of water- it was HOT.

I haven't really been taking many pictures- here are a few photos of tonights dinner. A few of the girls who stayed with me overnight went on a run this morning- a grueling 8.5 miles- it was HOT. We made the mistake of going at 11 so we got to run at the hottest point in the day- hungover- soo much fun. Anyway, all day I can't stop drinking water and I've been ravenous.

Since it's been awhile I don't know if I've mentioned that my mom bought me an ice cream maker! I tested it out a few days after bringing it home with the help of Allie's recipe. I just mixed equal parts plain yogurt and plain greek yogurt along with some cinnamon, vanilla, blueberries and strawberries- it was delicious!

Here's another random photo of lunch- same as usual- turkey and roast beef sandwich along with some carrot fries (juts sliced of carrots grilled on my george foreman).

Does anyone have any suggestions or recipes for my ice cream machine?

What are your favorite add ins to ice cream or frozen yogurt?

Done any fun races recently?

check out chocolate covered kate's giveaway!

check out julie golean's giveaway!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Quick Hello

Sorry for the lack of posting- I'm still not really sure if there's anyone out there!?! If you are I'd love to hear from you. I just updated my training page. I ran a really fun 5k today. It felt awesome and I pr'ed (18:49). I went in to it as just a training run- meaning that I would be running around 7 minute pace. Well- I ended up running a little faster than expected. I love racing and when I get into racing mode I just get competitive and thats the zone I got into today- it was awesome!!! I actually won a pair of sneakers which was exciting.  I will write another post soon- things have been hectic and I actually am heading to Virginia tomorrow unfortunately for my grandfathers funeral. I hope that everyone has been doing well and again- if anyone's out there- love to hear from you!

What gets your competitive spirit going?
Just being in a race- I love picking out people then chasing after them!

What would be your favorite "race prize?"
Pretty much anything- it's just fun racing no matter what

ps- check out pbandjenny's giveaway!

Monday, June 27, 2011

5 minute chocolate cake

A few days ago I posted a (hopefully) enticing picture of a microwaveable dark chocolate cake. My inspiration for this came from Spoonful of Sugar Free's chocolate cake for one. I changed up the recipe a bit using :

-2 egg whites
-1/4 c. unsweetened applesauce
-dash of salt
-vanilla extract
-baking powder
-handful of chocolate chips
-splash of almond milk (or any kind of milk) if necessary

Since I don't have access to an oven where I'm living right now I mixed up all the drye ingredients, then stirred in the egg whites and applesauce and microwaved it all for 2 minutes. I thought it turned out delicious! I made it twice and the second time topped it with some greek yogurt. It's a little bitter as she mentions, but depending on what kind of chocolate chips you use and if you feel like adding sweetener, you can sweeten it to your liking and enjoy!

By the way, check out PB and Jenny's giveaway
Also check out Gourmet Runner's giveaway


Hello everyone!! I was in Boston, MA this weekend! to see Dispatch!
For my 21st birthday, my lovely boyfriend bought me tickets to see Dispatch at TD Garden in Boston!
 We had an awesome time as I'm sure you can see from our awesome faces

More to come later!

P.S. My training log has been updated

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Words to come!!

Here is a preview of what I've been up to. Meanwhile, check at Hungry Runner Girl's giveaway!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Sorry for the three day hiatus. I went home again this weekend and even though I go home to relax I find that my weekends end up being crazy busy! I also tend to forget to bring my camera therefore I don't have any pictures.. I will try to work on this!

I did manage to take a few from breakfast and dinner yesterday:
I made these over night oats with a new ingredient:
Myoplex Original
I used 1/3 cup of this, 1/3 cup of oats, 1/2 tbs. chia seeds, and 1/3 cup of Fage greek yogurt- they came out VERY thick but I thought they tasted awesome! Recently I received a case of these drinks in the mail- I must have signed up for some promotion? Because I don't recall ever ordering them and the billing slip that came in the box said charge: $0.00. I didn't question it- I've just been using them :) They taste alright, alone they do have a bit of  protein bar taste- my dad described it as "metallic-y"- however they have awesome nutrition stats and are a great post workout recovery drink. I also think they would make a tasty smoothie with a frozen banana or other fruit and some nut butter.

Serving Size: 17 fl oz (500 mL)
Amount Per Serving% DV*% RDI
Nutrient Data
Energy, Cal: 300
Energy from Fat, Cal: 60
Fat, g: 711 
   Saturated Fat, g: 1
   Trans Fat, g: 0
Cholesterol, mg: 25
Sodium, mg: 28012 
Potassium, mg: 87025 
Carbohydrate, g: 19
   Dietary Fiber, g: 624 
   Sugars, g: 2
Protein, g: 4284 

 For lunch I made a delicious sandwich of Wegmans organic turkey, roast beef, lettuce tomato, mustard, and hot sauce on rye bread. I ate this along with some baby carrots and fresh picked strawberries (!) which I unfortunately forgot to photograph.

Dinner was made on my George Foreman. I've been seeing a lot of "pizzas on the grill" so I decided I would make due with what I had and attempt it. I used a flatout wrap, tomato sauce, muenster cheese, and frozen microwaved broccoli. First I put the flatout on the grill and and "pressed it" for a few minutes until it started to crisp up and I saw those awesome lines the grill makes on it. Meanwhile, I heated up some tomato sauce, and the vegetables. I spread the sauce on, tore up and put the cheese on, the placed the warm vegetables on top. I kept the grill open in order to avoid making a massive mess. It worked out perfectly- the cheese melted nicely, the vegetables were cooked, and the flatout got nice and crispy. I will definitely be doing this again.

Well, I will be posting later today. hope you all had a great weekend and got through Monday alright!

What are some things you've made on a george foreman type grill?

Do you like protein shakes/ is there a certain brand you tend to buy?