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Marathon Monday

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?

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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!

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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

QUESTION: What would you like to see on Nutrition Nut on the Run?

(a) more nutrition info.

(b) more daily eats & recipes

(C) other: ______

April 19, 2010 at 7:45 PM 10 comments

Move It in March

Happy MARCH!

Wow, Spring is just around the corner…20 days away, in fact! I think Spring is actually my least favorite of the four seasons, but if it means I am getting closer to completing another semester of college and never having to open my Organic Chemistry book again, then it couldn’t come sooner.

I always love it when the first day of month falls on a Monday because I use it as a marker to set new goals for myself. I already have a list of 10 goals I am aiming to accomplish in 2010, but I figured adding an extra challenge couldn’t hurt.

For the month of March, I want to challenge myself to MOVE as much as possible! I know I am already pretty good at fitting in my physical activity, but I think there is room for more. I’m young, healthy, and injury-free…why not? I will be recording my workouts – including the distance & duration – on my Running Page. Feel free to join me by moving your muscles more this month too!

My Monday schedule is tight – leaving very little time to exercise – but I did want to publicize that I had a glorious 50-minute run in the sunshine yesterday afternoon. I must get moving; after all, my race is two weeks away!

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Monday’s Munches

Breakfast was cold cereal.

Raisin Bran, Humboldt Honey Granola, Banana & Organic Almond Milk in every bite!

Today’s school snacks reminded me of a Harry & David Box:

raw veggies + dried apricots & dark chocolate almonds + 1/2 of a d’anjou pear

Annie’s Whole Wheat Shells (a first for me) & White Cheddar…with peas and real buttah.

Organic Romaine, Avocado, Cucumber, Carrot, Red Onion & Low-Fat Parmesan Ranch

It was a perfect medley. I’m a fan of the whole wheat pasta, too : )

[No, I didn’t eat in bed in case you were curious. It was just for photography sake.]

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Alright, well I bet 96% of you can guess where I’m rushing off to next: The Bachelor Finale – hello! Hope your month began on a bright note!

Hasta la proxima,

~ Hillary

If you missed the memo, my recipe is featured on Green Monster Movement!

March 1, 2010 at 7:23 PM 13 comments

Chocoholics Anonymous

Hi Guys (guessing most of my readers are actually women)!

Unlike yesterday, I don’t have a lot on my mind to ramble about tonight. It was a rather uneventful Wednesday. Thankfully, the sun decided to come out today, so that helped brighten my mood while I was at school from 10:00am – 5:00pm. It was even warm enough for an iced latte. Out of convention, I ordered decaf, so by 3:30pm I was dragging. A Tazo Black Iced Tea came to the rescue to hold me through my final class – Food Safety & Sanitation.

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I had a very filling bowl of oats this morning, including a new ingredient:

  • 1 cup water
  • 2/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 1/4 cup soymilk (added after cooking)
  • 1 T ground flaxseed
  • 2 T walnuts
  • cinnamon

It was so creamy today – love that!

Nutrition Note: Flaxseed is full of fiber, antioxidants, and omega-3!

1) Two tablespoons of ground flaxseed (flaxseed meal) delivers 4 grams of fiber, as much fiber as 1 1/2 cups of cooked oatmeal.

2) Flaxseed contains high levels of natural antioxidants called lignans. Many plant foods have some lignans, but flaxseed has at least 75x more than any other. To get the lignans that are in just 2T of ground flaxseed, you’d need to eat about 30 cups of broccoli.

3) Once serving of ground flaxseed contains 2,400mg of omega-3.

I will be adding ground flax to my oats – among other things – from here on out : )

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Dinner

Tonight’s dinner came out of a box, a purple box. Any guesses? You got it…ANNIE’S! I had the exact dinner that I made for one of my first posts.

  • Annie’s Shells & White Cheddar with ~1T real butter & ~1/2 cup peas
  • Veggie Parfait: Avocado, Tomato, Cucumber, Seasoned Rice Vinegar & Fresh Pepper

As Caitlin would say, “nom nom nom”!

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In regards to the title of this post, I think I need to join AA CA (Chocoholics Anonymous). I know it’s ironic since there isn’t a photograph of chocolate in this post, but that’s just it… If I photographed all the chocolate I consume and wrote about it, I would have to rename my blog to “Confessions of a Chocoholic”. Chocolate is my drug – I am addicted. I suppose there are worse addictions, but anything isn’t healthy in massive quantities. So, there it is…my confession. You all can be my club, my support group, as I battle this out.

I kid. I kid.

Hope you have an outstanding rest of your week. It’s all downhill from here…

~ Hillary

January 27, 2010 at 7:39 PM 12 comments


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