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A Moose, A Train and a Polar Bear

This morning I got up and went for my all time favorite breakfast. An over easy egg on an english muffin. When ever I have this breakfast, I try to think of a new way to mix it up and turn it into something completely surprising…hopefully in a good way. Today, was feta cheese and Pesto. Really something different, but a great combination.

When I got home, I had some leftover Lasagna Roll from last night, still delightful 🙂 I watched a bit of America’s Next Top Model and headed out for a run. As I was tying up the shoes, I looked outside and realized…it was dark. ALREADY. Shorter days are definitely on their way.

I still went out for the run, because I really need to stay on track with this training. About a mile into the run, I was thinking about a woman I had met on a flight to Boston a few months back. She was originally from the east coast, but moved a few years ago to ALASKA.

My obvious first questions was, “Do you REALLY have 6 months of darkness?!” Yup. They do. That just led into a long conversation about why she loves Alaska and could never see herself moving back. One of the things that really SHOCKED me was the fact that she still went for long runs during those 6 months of darkness. She told me that she would take her dog out on the run, in the middle of the woods because the dog would warn her if there was a moose charging at her and would actually step in front of her. SAY WHAT?!

The last time I saw a moose was this summer while hiking Mt Washington. It was a young moose and was only about the size of a large horse…but they get MMMUUUUUUUCCH larger.

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Could you imagine getting charged by THAT? while you are out for a jog. NOT ME. That my friend is a hard limit.

As I’m pondering a moose charging me whilst running, the train tracks up ahead start signaling that a train is going to pass by. Naturally, I speed up, duck under the rails lined with flashing red lights, jump the tracks and scoot under the rail on the other side with a honking train close on my tail. Apparently, trains are NOT a hard limit for me.

After I got off the main road, I was happy enough to have some fairly well lit streets to run along until the last half a mile or so. Then, it went dark. It reminded me quite a bit of running  in Massachusetts where there were a lot of wooded areas with very little lighting. The only thing that you really needed to be careful of was the occasional car that would whip around the tight corners. I always heard horror stories of friends getting hit while running.

I was just about a block away, staring at the ground picturing my runs that I used to do back in Mass when all of the sudden, BAM! POLAR BEAR!

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Well, not really, a white rug thrown on the side of the road that looked like a polar bear. It legit scared me! But seriously?! A polar bear in central florida? What is this?? LOST??

Luckily, I got home and had a fantastic run. It was the first run so far that I really felt like I was in shape and could have just run and run and run.

What would stop you from going out on a run? Weather? Sore Muscles? A Moose Attack? A Polar Bear?

Peach Mango Smoothie and Sun Dried Tomato Egg Sandwich

This morning was a slow one. After being out late with a few friends for labor day, I woke up and grabbed for the coffee. As soon as I sat down at the computer to start going over some work emails, the phone calls and emails just never seemed to stop. Before I knew it, it was 9:30 and I hadn’t had breakfast or gotten ready to walk out the door. So breakfast was a quick and easy smoothie that Maggie had whipped up. Yummo.

Ingredients:

1 Mango 1 Peach
8 Medium Ice Cubes 1 1/2 Cups Fat Free Greek Yogurt
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon 1 1/2 Tablespoons Sugar

Directions:

1. Puree the mango and peach. Add in the remaining ingredients and blend. Top with granola.

BOOM! Delicious Mango, Peach Smoothie! Perfect way to start off the work day…well mid morning snack I guess.

When lunch finally rolled around, I was craving eggs. I was so surprised at how well it came out. I felt like it could have gone either way, but man did it satisfy! I wanted a second one after this was polished off!

On this sandwich there is:

1 Over Easy Egg 2 Table Spoons Sun Dried Tomato Hummus
1/4 Cup Sprouts 2 Tablespoons Fresh Chives
1 Honey Wheat English Muffin

Surprisingly, overwhelmingly good. I topped my meal off with 2 Whatever You Got Oatmeal Cookies from last night and went back to work.

Tonight I wen to the gym for a quick workout on the treadmill. I am not so much into long distances on the treadmill because I find them really boring and if I attempt to, chances are I’ll just quit half way through. So, tonight I did a 25 Minute Interval Workout.

 

Now for some tea, and TV!