I started off the day bright and early with some homemade granola (still searching for the PERFECT recipe so I don’t want to post this one!!) topped with 1/4 cup almond milk and half of a nectarine as running fuel.

I then laced up my shoes and knocked out 9 miles!!! I can’t wait to run 10 next week 🙂

9 miles...4 to go

After comparing it with my 8 mile run last week, I would have to say that this run went sooo much better thanks to the Body Glide and Nathan’s 10 oz water bottle.  I sipped my water throughout the run, which definitely gave me more energy and I didn’t have any chafing issues…thank goodness!

I was then cutting it really close to making it to work on time, so I had Brian make me a post-workout smoothie, and I am sorry to say that it was just not good.  🙁  He put waaaay to much cinnamon in it, so I was actually starving during work, and ended up staying until 2pm instead of 1:30pm.

My work look...which will then transition into my going out look!

Even though I was starving and suffering severe dehydration (ok so maaaybe I’m exaggerating) work was great!  I am loving the atmosphere of the store and my co-workers are amazing.

Brian and his mom stopped by the store and then took me out to a much needed lunch.  I will have to admit that I was a little worried about the 30 minute walk home with little water and a starving tummy.

We were all pretty hungry so we stopped in the food court at one of those chinese chicken places.  I wasn’t really feeling fried rice or super saucy chicken, so I opted for plain steamed rice and steamed veggies (broccoli, carrots, zucchini, and cabbage).  It totally hit the spot!

I then came home to whip up a tasty treat for a BBQ at a good friend of Brian and I’s house.  She is starting med school this week and had her white coat ceremony, so it is a celebratory gathering.

Healthified Brownie Batter Dip (From Chocolate Covered Katie)

When I saw this recipe I immediately got excited…who doesn’t LOVE brownie batter?  Then I saw the chickpeas, but trust me you will never even know they are in there 🙂  Chickpeas for dessert is a wonderful discovery.


  • 1 can drained chickpeas
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup nut butter
  • 2 Tbsp non-dairy milk (I used almond)
  • pinch of salt
  • 2/3 cup of sweetener (sugar of some sort)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
Combine all ingredients in food processor until combined and very smooth.  Serve with crackers, graham crackers, vanilla cookies, or fruit!
Now we are off to the party!  Have a great Saturday night 🙂
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