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Archive for November 8th, 2008

Rain, Rain Go Away

It has rained just about all day!  We went out in it trying to get this car buying thing done. No luck in that department.  You would never guess these car companies are in trouble They want to hold out fo $12.00 more a month. Forget it! 

We were so hungry after wasting 2 hours at the dealership and coming out empty handed, so we went to AppleBees and chowed down. I had the Citrus Lime Tilapia with broccoli and rice and Ted had the Bubba Burger…..

Ted and his Bubba Burger

Ted and his Bubba Burger

 Don’t ever let him tell you that Sam is the “Ham-burgler” of the group! 

After satisfying our appetites, we went to visit our 3rd choice of a vehicle – dealership.  They didn’t get to where we wanted to be with the price either so, the search continues. 

We went to the Vitamin Shop then grocery shopping. I was so picky-hungry when we got home, I downed a few TBS of nuts & raisins, then some rice crackers and finally some carrots, celery and 2 TBS hummus.

Hummus and veggies

Hummus and veggies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I cooked some chicken with a little “greek salad” dressing for flavor. These were for Ted and Shane.  I also drained and rinsed the red beans in hopes they will cook in time for my dinner tonight.  After which, we are going to Munson Williams to see a presentation by the Mohawk Valley Blues Society featuring John Hammond.  Hope he’s good otherwise it will be a sleeper and we’ll certainly be snoring.

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good reading

good reading

Last nights dinner was pretty good at Dominique Chesterfields.  Ted had a chicken dish and I had Oven Roasted Salmon with Baby Shrimp over sauteed spinach with a marinara-cream sauce (on the side).  After dinner we stopped to exchange the DVD and got:

Movie Time

Movie Time

It wasn’t too bad. Ted only napped for about 15 min. and I lasted through the entire movie.
After exchanging the movie,we went to Barnes & Noble. Dangerous place! I could be in there for hours!  I love it.  We picked up a few magazines and when checking out, I almost knocked over an entire notepad display stand. Ted, in trying to save it, made the funniest face and it got me laughing so hard, I couldn’t stop. Embarrassing. 
SATURDAY MORNING ACTIVITIES:  
Got up and out by 6AM. It hadn’t begun to rain so I grabbed Shane’s running gear and set out for a min. of 7 miles.  We ended up going 8 miles, Shane’s longest run yet. 
I have to get “geared” up when bringing Shane on a long run:
Shand and his running gear

Shand and his running gear

Here we have Shane wearing his running leash. This is an ordinary collar (as opposed to his “Gentle Leader” for walking) and the leash that goes around my waist – hands free.  I have to take a water bottle for him, also goes around my waist, and a baggy to pour the water in so he can drink.  I check his pads after a run or long walk to make sure they aren’t split or tender. 
This morning, we had to do a route change because there was a loose dog and I didn’t want to get in a dog fight (me and Shane against another dog!). The dog started coming at us and I stopped, and yelled (I REALLY YELLED) GO HOME!  The owner must have heard me because a few min. later the dog was called. It annoyed me because this was on a busy road leading to a popular main route. Those people must not like their dog because letting it loose like that on a busy road?! PLEASE! 
We turned around and went back the way we came. Heading back, another lab-mix started barking and barrelling towards us. I stopped and, at the top of my lungs, yelled “GO AWAY”. 9648
Now I know I was loud because Shane didn’t even make a move for that dog, which stopped dead in its tracks and didn’t follow us any further.  Again, a busy road, loose dog… what are these people thinking?!!!!
We got home, I had my post run shake and apple, cleaned up and made a terrific Sat. “pat on the back” breakfast.
runners breakfast

runners breakfast

First let me begin with pre-run nutrition:  1 scoop Jay Robb Chocolate Protein – Shake.
Immediately after run, 1 scoop VPX vanilla shake with vitamins and supplements. 1 apple.
Now for the Saturday “Pat on the Back” breakfast:
  • 1/2 Ezekiel Muffin , toasted
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 4 cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 1/4 cup broccoli florets, chopped
  • 3/4 cup eggbeaters
  • 3 TBS feta cheese
  • 1 TBS salsa

I season the cooking veggies with garlic powder, 3 squirts of BRAGG Amino’s, Salt Free Ms. Dash, then add the eggs and sprinkle with cayenne pepper.

Now I’m ready to start my day.  I’d love to hear what your weekend breakfast is.  Do you exercise on weekends or just weekdays? Any pets?  

Take care and have a super Sat.  We have to car shop again.. today should be the day!  Then I’m going to bake some goodies – either today or tomorrow. I’ll post anything that turns out super delish!

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