I’m More of a Brave Kinda Girl


Sunday was much more relaxing than normal!  After the vegan party, I didn’t need to bulk cook for the week, as I had plenty of yummy leftovers to tide me over.

Breakfast was my favorite pre-workout meal; Ezekiel bread with sunflower seed butter, sliced banana, and a bit of agave.  Lunch was a mish mash of things from the Whole Foods salad bar (we’re talking quinoa salad, tabbouleh, greens, etc).  I’m so happy we finally have a WF here!

you gotta know I have a workout coming when I’m eating this! It’s insta-energy for sure.
a huge BAS. Yay Whole Foods!

Dinner was leftover Syrian Lentils and Rice from one of the party guests and some acorn squash alfredo pasta.

Today breakfast was Ezekiel toast smeared with leftover artichoke dip and Tofurky deli slices and greens.  Lunch was some bean soup that MJ brought to the party (and delightfully left for my enjoyment).  Dinner was more pasta leftovers with a Tofurky kielbasa.  I have a happy belly.


I finally signed up for another race!  The Sam Adams Surf n Santa 10 miler!  AE is running it too (my tri friend and neighbor), so we’re going to leave the families snug in their warm beds and run in the winter cold at the Oceanfront.  The best costume wins trips to Boston (where AE is from), but I’m planning to win by enlisting my fashion designer daughter to make me the best holiday themed running costume.  I’ve been having nightmares of trying to run as the abominable snowman from Rudolph (whose name is Bumble…by the way…my cat’s namesake).  Whatever…I want that trip!

Surf N Santa!

So in the last two days I’ve had two workouts.  One running and one swimming.  Yep…back to the pool.  Weather is turning colder, so indoor workouts are necessary.  It was so awesome (though D was cute, reminding me to bring lotion because my skin wouldn’t like the chlorine).  R was just happy and wants to swim together later this week.


I finally got to see the new James Bond movie yesterday!  I’ve been looking forward to this for nearly a year.  I’m a HUGE 007 fan and Daniel Craig is by far my favorite.

The movie was a mixed bag for me.  The first half had a lot of unnecessary junk in it.  Plot and characters alike.  It really didn’t get good until the Inquiry part, but then it got good.  No gadgets really (or hot new car), but very much back to basics.  Some key characters passed the torch by the end of the movie, and that wasn’t a bad thing.  In the end, it was fun (not worth full price, but matinée for sure) and Bond did what he did best – blow things up and shoot people.

When D and I got home, it was time to watch Brave with the kids.  This movie…I loved.  From the music to the psychotic curly red mop on the main character, to everything about it.  We all got weepy (hello, it’s a Disney movie….ever see Bambi??  Can’t watch a Disney flick and not get a little teary), but nothing about this movie was disappointing.  I’m definitely more of a Brave kinda girl.

On a fun note, I was informed today that I get to interview one of my favorite cookbook authors next month!  She has a new book, and I’m getting an advanced copy to test out recipes and write about, PLUS I get to do a giveaway for a copy too!  The magic date is later in December, so stay tuned for your chance to win!  Seriously…vegan or not…her books are always easy and always a crowd pleaser!


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I am a 45 yo busy career single mom and doctoral student attempting to find her inner athlete, be a gluten-free(ish) vegan, and find a way to balance it all without going crazy! I love to cook, read, run, box, do yoga, dance, travel, and learn as many new things as I can - which often gets me in trouble.... I am passionate about life in general, and if I didn't write about it, I'd probably implode.

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