I’ll Be Comin…

Across the United States soon! Can I even express to you how excited I am!?  It’s going to be a crazy few weeks in my world asap!

But the people I’m going to see should be excited because I have goodies I’m going to bring them…

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Uh huh, you got that right.  Get ready for some yumminess.

It was an early morning heading out to the field to catch some Wood Storks!  I can’t eat super early like everyone else or I’m just messed up the whole day, so I packed up my yogurt mess to eat a bit later…but I ended up driving and somehow almost two hours went by before I could eat!  I didn’t want to dig into the yogurt because we were still driving (I switched out) so I grabbed my lunch to have instead: AB and Banana Sandwich!

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We spent the day out in the marsh in blinds and it was so freak’n hot…I was sweating through all my clothes!  I know, just the visual you wanted to have.

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Sure was pretty out there though…and then I took a picture of myself in it to ruin the scenery… ;)

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While we were out there I snacked on some grapes, a Cookie Dough Luna Protein Bar (which btw I’ve had before and didn’t like much, but everyone seems to love it so I gave it another try and it was AWESOME!!!), my yogurt mess (Greek yogurt, pear, strawberries and some PB) and a small apple.

I was famished by the time we got home so I had THE LAST TJ’s Apple Muffin…So sad they’re gone, and totally buying more mix when I’m going home next week!

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I also might have had a small handful of candy coated TJ’s Sunflower Seeds.  Tasty.

Then I headed out for a run after doing 15 pushups (trying to build up the number!) and added in some speed-work to the 6 mile total run! 

I ran the first 2.8 in 24 minutes and then decided to run a fast mile to see where I might stand…Not as good as I would have hoped, but I clocked in at 7.45.  I was hoping for under 7.30, but I was also pretty tired, under the weather, and going against a very strong wind.  I think I’m just looking for excuses though. LOL.

I wanted to run a 1/2 then 1/4 on the way home at the same speed (or faster) but I got through half the 1/2 mile and knew it wasn’t going to happen…so I just jogged the rest of it all the way home. 

That felt MUCH better.

I was super excited for dinner as I knew it was going to be filled with lots of veggies! Can you tell?

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This monster Open Faced Vegetable Sandwich included:

  • 1 portabella mushroom
  • 1/3 bell pepper
  • 2 thick slices of onion
  • spinach leaves
  • diced tomatoes
  • leftover butternut squash
  • a piece of sourdough bread

And of course I had to taste test my baked goods for my friends…

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Holy hot damn!  This is the best version yet!!!  Might be a post of the recipe soon…do you want it?

Ok, I’m off to get some rest, err, SLEEP!  I got woken up at 3am to stupid people out on the golf course, and barely got back to sleep before having to wake up at 5.30am.  Ugg.

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22 Responses to I’ll Be Comin…

  1. foodmakesfunfuel.com says:

    Before you go across the country, can you drop some vegan baked goods off up north? Pretty please?

  2. Jessica @ The Process of Healing says:

    Ummm YEAH girl!! Recipe please?

  3. afreshdille says:

    DEFINITELY want the recipe, looks amazing! Sounds like a good run to me! Yay for cross country travels/moves!

  4. Sonia says:

    *as I wipe drool off my keyboard* yes please! need the recipe :)
    How cool to travel cross country! Lucky :)

  5. Jessie (Vegan-minded) says:

    Yum, that dessert of your looks amazing, I definitely won't mind if you share the recipe! I hope you are enjoying your last days before the big move. :)

  6. Katie says:

    Yes! Share the recipe for the blondie bars! They look phenomenal!

  7. ktbwood says:

    HEYYY GIRL!!
    oh snap that looks AWEESOME! and your veggie sammie-oh my goodness! great run girl!

  8. lynn @ the actors diet says:

    do we want the recipe?! um…yes?!?!?

  9. Mama Pea says:

    Please tell me you are coming to see me, because I want one of everything. :)

  10. Erica says:

    umm heck yes we want the recipe! Those bars look awesome. I love vegan baking :) That pic of you is adorable and did not ruin the scenery- enhanced it :) Very exciting that you're making your trip soon-yahhhoooo

  11. lilybeans says:

    H-E double hockey stick yeah share! That looks amazing and I would love to try!

  12. Jenny says:

    doooooooood what do I have to do to score that recipe?!?! nom nom nom.

    COME SEE MOIIIIIIII!!!!

    love you, kitten <3 muah!

  13. Heather says:

    I would love that recipe. It looks so good!

  14. Melissa says:

    Congrats on going across the country..sounds like an amazing adventure! And yes please share the recipe..it looks amazing!

  15. Gabriela says:

    Oh. My. God. I want that chocolate chip blondie thing. I looks AMAZING. Please please share the recipe!!!

  16. Lisa (I'm an Okie) says:

    you hate donuts! WHAT! we cant be blog friends anymore?! haha jk :) loved reading about you.

  17. Krista says:

    Great open faced veggie sandwich!!!

    Those baked goods have me drooling over here! I'm having a major chocolate attack with none around. Ahhh!!!

  18. cw and jrw says:

    yummmmm… recipe please. that looks delish! and, happy travels cross country. :)

  19. jqlee says:

    Dang girl, those baked goods look amazing. I love the middle..soo gooey!!!

    I had to run against SUPER strong winds today too and it was HARD. We planned to do intervals but that was NOT happening. I used to have asthma, my running buddy has allergies. It was not good. I was just happy we did 6 miles in a hour. I thought we were both going to die!!

  20. Amanda - RunToTheFinish says:

    ohhhh man that veggie sandwich looks like heaven! So sad you are leaving, sniiiiifff

  21. Thinspired says:

    Lovely photo of you…you are such a natural beauty, Melissa!

  22. Jeri says:

    I wish sodak was en route to home. :(

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