Marathon Monday

April 19, 2010 at 7:45 PM 10 comments

You learn something new every day. Sure, I might have learned a thing or two in Organic Chemistry at this morning’s lecture and about eggs this afternoon in Elementary Foods…but what I’m most excited about is finally getting clued in on Marathon Monday! As a runner, you’d think this would have been second knowledge, but I did not know that the Boston Marathon is the only marathon held on a Monday. Thus, the special weekday event is given a global title! Thank you, Skinny Runner, for finally filling me in : )

I am still in awe that the first man to cross the finish line today came in just a minute shy of my first half-marathon time – how is that humanly possible!?! I’d love to travel to Boston in April just to be a spectator of Marathon Monday – how fun and inspirational!

In honor of Running Tuesday Monday, I ran my own little ‘race’…against myself…on the treadmill:

6 min. @ 6.2mph

4 min. @ 6.6mph

6 min. @ 6.4mph

4 min. @ 6.8mph

[repeat entire set @ 2.0 incline]

Total: 40 min./4.3 mi.

+ abs, arms and leg conditioning – whoopie!

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My fresh food supply is just about extinct. I feel like I just made a big grocery trip, but alas…I’ll be hitting up TJ’s tomorrow. Almost zero produce and NO dairy – yikes! So, that meant slim pickings for dinner tonight. I almost always have a purple [tiedye] box for such emergency purposes. I couldn’t resist this adorable box when I saw it at the store last Tuesday: organic, peace pasta. That says Hippy Hill all over it, can’t you see?



















Luckily I still had a bag of frozen peas to add color and avocado, cucumber & tomatoes to make a veggie parfait. Simple does it best!


Any guesses at what tonight’s photography backdrop might have been?

…my jeans! I was going for the groovy theme : )

Trying to resist my after-dinner sweet tooth…

Peace + Love,

Hippy Hillary

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(a) more nutrition info.

(b) more daily eats & recipes

(C) other: ______


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10 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Donna Parker  |  April 19, 2010 at 8:50 PM

    food science…the science behind the food trends and gimmicks.

  • 2. courtney  |  April 19, 2010 at 8:58 PM

    yes! more nutrition info

  • 3. Lisa @ bakebikeblog  |  April 19, 2010 at 9:04 PM

    that box is too cute!!! SO GROOVY ;)

  • 4. Niki @ munches&crunches  |  April 19, 2010 at 9:59 PM

    This post reminded me that I need some more Annie’s!! I love it with broccoli.
    I like hearing about your workouts :-)

  • 5. Teri [a foodie stays fit]  |  April 20, 2010 at 5:17 AM

    I love the peace pasta! So funny! i’ll have to try it. Your veggie parfait looks awesome!

    I’d love to see simple, healthy lunch ideas. I always struggle packing a lunch!

  • 6. Danielle  |  April 20, 2010 at 5:58 AM

    haha don’t worry…I didn’t know it was Marathon Monday either (and I’m running a marathon). Loveee the hippy bunny with his bling

  • 7. Kelly  |  April 20, 2010 at 6:57 AM

    How cute…peace sign shaped noodles…love it!

  • 8. runnerforever  |  April 20, 2010 at 8:43 AM

    I would love more super simple recipes that I can follow in my dorm.

  • 9. BostonRunner  |  April 20, 2010 at 12:46 PM

    Woohoo Marathon Monday! You should definitely get to Boston one year to watch it, so inspirational! The day is like no other in Boston.

  • 10. Alaina  |  April 20, 2010 at 1:58 PM

    Hi Hillary! Just found your blog and I’m LOVING it! (May or may not have already started scrolling back through the archives…normal, normal). You and I definitely have similar tastes in food :]

    So glad to see Annie’s on the blog! My roommate informed me that my Kraft-filled childhood was sorely lacking and that I should give Annie’s a whirl.


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