Run This Town

April 5, 2010 at 9:42 PM 21 comments

Hi Friends!

Boy oh boy, do I have a lot I want to share with you tonight! First off, as you may notice, we are currently still docked at Nutrition Nut on the Run “Version 1.0”. I know…I know…I said that yesterday’s post would be the last, but I had a busy day today and since I’m basically designing my new blog all by myself, the littlest things are taking me forever to figure out. So…that being said, I’m not going to talk anymore about the new upgrades; it’ll appear from backstage when it’s ready : )

I couldn’t fall asleep last night [dark chocolate + green tea + test anxiety], but when my mom called me bright and early for my wake-up call at 6:30am [yes…I have my mom call me on exam days just in case my alarm malfunctions], I was ready to feed my brain exam fuel:


Oat Bran a la Agave, Almonds, Flax & Fresh Strawberries eaten out of a tea cup… because it’s cuter that way : )

It was nice to get my 3rd chemistry exam out of the way first thing this morning, but I still had a full day of classes ahead of me. By the time I got home, I was so antsy from sitting all day, I literally ran to the gym in my complex.

Treadmill Time!

  • 10 min. @ 4.2mph – 2.0 incline
  • 10 min. @ 6.2mph
  • 10 min. @ 4.4mph – 2.0 incline
  • 8 min. @ 6.6mph + 2 min. @ 8.0mph
  • 10 min. @ 4.2mph – 2.0 incline
  • 8 min. @ 6.6mph + 2 min. @ 8.0mph

Total: 60 min. [ 5.5 mi.] + 10 min. strength & stretch

I was so excited about yesterday’s yum eats, that I forgot to note my moves:

  • 10 min. @ 4.0mph – 3.0 incline
  • 8 min. @ 6.0mph + 2 min. @ 8.0mph – 1.0 incline
  • [repeat]
  • 5 min. [cool down] @ 4.0mph – 0 incline

Total: 45 min.


Speaking of running, today my BFF Courtney & I registered the random drawing for the Nike Women’s Marathon in San Francisco 10.17.2010! It’s such a popular race that they have to limit the participants to 20,000. This 1/2-marathon is at the top of both our bucket lists. We find out if we get in at the end of the month – cross your fingers!

The Nike Women’s Marathon caters to female runners like no other event. Between the lavish treatments at the three-day Expotique, our iconic chocolate mile, and that little blue box waiting at the finish, no detail has been overlooked in delivering the best experience possible to all participants.


I heart San Francisco!


I decided to check the mailbox after my workout, and to my surprise there was something other than the PG&E bill – a package addressed to me!

It was from my mama. The ironic thing is that today is her birthday and I was the one receiving a gift. Inside was the cutest Easter “basket” I have ever received. For all I know, my mom could be Martha Stewart. She decorated an egg carton with photos appropriate for Spring, and inside were a dozen pastel plastic eggs each filled with a different treat. I had so much fun opening all 12 of ‘em!

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A few of the many reasons why I love my mama:

1. She knows me better than anyone else in this world.

2. She is one of the most generous people I know, always always doing little [and big] random acts of kindness.

3. She gave me the best upbringing I could have asked for.

4. She’s positive, creative, and strong!




Giddy from gift-opening and high on endorphins, I threw together a big ol’ salad for dinner while my metabolism was still kicking and before the last bit of daylight turned to dusk.


I love my greens!

Mixed Baby Lettuces, Avocado, Dr. P’s California Veggie Burger,Pumpkin Seeds & Tofu Tahini Dressing [locally made in my hometown]… new favorite meal!

Well, my week has started off on the right foot…wouldn’t ya say? Here’s what’s to come:

Tuesday: Chem Lab + NFSA Meeting

Wednesday: Class x4 + Stats Review

Thursday: Stats Exam #2 + Food Lab

Friday: Leave for Sonoma County

Saturday: Friends + Family Dinner

Sunday: More Friends + TAYLOR SWIFT CONCERT!

Hope you have a healthy, delicious & active week!


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21 Comments Add your own

  • 1. courtney  |  April 5, 2010 at 10:05 PM

    your mom is so amazing. we are so blessed =) I’m going to CRY if we don’t get into OUR RACE! lol. cross your fingers, pray, hope & wish wish!! love you =) thanks for the read.

  • 2. alexe @ soyaetchocolat  |  April 6, 2010 at 2:22 AM

    That is the cutest Easter basket I’ve ever seen! I’m taking a mental note to do something similar for my future kids… ;) Good luck with your next exam!

  • 3. Donna Parker  |  April 6, 2010 at 6:57 AM

    Grab the tissues, Laura.

  • 4. rollerkoesterrun  |  April 6, 2010 at 7:33 AM

    Loved your Moms ‘Easter basket’ idea – too cute!!!


  • 5. Heather  |  April 6, 2010 at 8:00 AM

    what an adorable easter basket!!! your mom is a sweetheart :)

  • 6. thefoodrunner  |  April 6, 2010 at 8:24 AM

    I registered for the Nike race too. Keeping my fingers crossed!!!

  • 7. Megan (from Happily Healthy)  |  April 6, 2010 at 9:09 AM

    Wow, that is the cutest little Easter egg basket I’ve seen! Sooo lucky haha! Hope your exam went well!

  • 8. Gabriela  |  April 6, 2010 at 9:12 AM

    Awwww – amazing pics, Hillary!
    And happy birthday to your mom!
    Have a great week!
    Brazilian XOXO´s,

  • 9. Caryln  |  April 6, 2010 at 9:17 AM

    That’s so funny that you said you make your mom call you on exam days…I do the same thing. If I don’t call and remind my mom to call me in the morning (even though she ALWAYS remembers) I can’t sleep! I guess it just puts me at ease so I am able to have a good night’s rest before a test!

  • 10. Brynne  |  April 6, 2010 at 10:11 AM

    Your mom is so cute! That is super creative of her – I’m jealous! Good luck getting into the Nike half. I’m dying to run that one myself!

  • 11. feetinmotion  |  April 6, 2010 at 10:55 AM

    What an adorable Easter present!! Your mom is awesome!! So jealous you are seeing Taylor Swift, so not fair!!

  • 12. fromatopink  |  April 6, 2010 at 12:36 PM

    Your mom is the cutest! That is the most creative and fun idea ever! What a treat. :)

  • 13. Rebecca @ How the Cookies Crumble  |  April 6, 2010 at 1:06 PM

    What a great Easter basket! Your mom is awesome!

  • 14. Shelley (findinghappinessandhealth)  |  April 6, 2010 at 10:19 PM

    your mom seems absolutely amazing! the easter gifts are great – creative & thoughtful :) & yay for taylor swift – that’ll be fun! & love the breakfast in a tea cup – it is cute like that!


  • 15. Kelly  |  April 7, 2010 at 8:03 AM

    Oh Happy birthday to your mom!

  • 16. Allison (Eat Clean Live Green)  |  April 7, 2010 at 12:32 PM

    That is an adorable gift! :)

    I’d love to run the Nike Women’s half or marathon, too.

  • 17. Michelle  |  April 7, 2010 at 3:19 PM

    Wow that half marathon sounds awesome! Good luck!

  • 18. BostonRunner  |  April 7, 2010 at 4:26 PM

    That half marathon sounds awesome! If only I lived a little closer to San Fran. I’ve been there once before though and it’s gorgeous!
    Your mom sounds like such a sweetheart : )

  • 19. Laura  |  April 7, 2010 at 8:02 PM

    I love San Francisco so very much, it’s such a beautiful city.

    Your mother is simply adorable, such a beautiful gift.

    I’m adoring the new blog, you’re doing an excellent job editing it alone. Go girl.

    • 20. Hillary  |  April 7, 2010 at 10:33 PM

      Oh, this isn’t my new blog. It’s still in the making : )

  • 21. Kelly  |  April 8, 2010 at 8:38 AM

    You and your mom are adorable! How exciting that you are running the Nike Marathon! :)


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