8-miler and a day of shopping

It was supposed to pour rain today, so we didn’t think we would be biking and I decided to go for a run.  I left a note for John to meet me at the track as I would be running longer (he usually does 3 miles).  My plan was to go 6 miles.

Pre run fuel – mini whole wheat bagel:


I took an opened bottle of POM juice with me as well and a bottle of water.  Jogged for 3 miles, had water and a little juice, then started on the 2nd set of 3 miles.  I finished 6 and John hadn’t arrived, so I drank the rest of the POM juice at started to go home when John arrived at the track ready to run!  I thought, what the heck and told him I would go for another 2 miles.  We didn’t run together, because at this point I was going pretty slow LOL!  Finshed up a total of 8 miles!  I was so sweaty, as it is still pretty humid around here.

Had a wonderful breakfast in front of the fan:


Banana oats with PB2 cooked in topped with chocolate chips and a sprinkle of coconut.  This is one of my favorite combos.

I won a $100 Dicks GC at Miz Fit’s site and it arrived by FedEx.


Yay!  We decided to go to the Saratoga mall because the Dick’s is bigger there.  Isn’t it funny how when you have the money to spend, you can’t find anything to buy?  There is no hurry to buy anything.  I was looking at some workout clothes, and possibly some bike shorts, or a jacket.  Dick’s doesn’t sell road bikes, or I would have put it towards that.  Thinking maybe for next summer to have both my hybrid bike and a road bike.

Stopped at the food court for lunch.  There was a special at one of the chinese places for 2 entrees and 2 side dishes.  Of course, this was meant for one person!  But John and I decided to split it and each choose a side and entree:


My choice was chicken with broccoli, and a side of steamed broccoli.  Pile on the veggies!  Chicken with broccoli is actually a good choice to get for chinese food.  They steam the dish instead of wok cooking it here.  I had a couple bites of John’s rice.   I knew that I was going to be getting a treat later, so decided on a veggies side dish.  It’s all about choices!

More shopping ensued (I love that John goes with).  Made a stop at TJMaxx and they had some great sales on workout clothes!  I got a long sleeve, hot pink technical top and black workout pants for $18!  I loves me a bargain.  I’ll have to take a picture of them.

After we got shopped out, stopped at The Fortunate Cup (which you may remember from last Saturday) and I got a skim latte:


Plus a cranberry orange cookie.


It was delicious! After my run, I think it’s a good treat 😀

This place has a wonderful build-out.  You know it’s kind of sad when a coffeehouse has a better bathroom than you do at home.


Watched some of Tour of Ireland on tv.  Isn’t this a cool logo?

The biker shamrock!  Love it!

Low on food, so it was omelet time for dinner.  I forgot how fluffy omelets are in the GT Express.  This is 2 eggs with some feta cheese.  I decided on no veggies since I had so many for lunch.


Went grocery shopping tonight and stocked up.  I have to say I am pretty beat right now.  Pixie is beat, too – and she wanted to show all of you her giant feet!


After all that, it didn’t even rain today.

I am so tired I can’t even think of a question. LOL!  Have a great night!

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7 thoughts on “8-miler and a day of shopping

  1. Fitcetera

    Can I have all that food please?
    I love your oatmeal combo.
    congrats on winning the Dick’s card.
    Pixie is a cute tired kittycat. awww. She has big feet like me 😀
    lol @ the bathroom … isn’t that the truth?
    Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

  2. Michelle @ A Shade of Gray

    So cool that you won the giftcard!

    I went to TJ Maxx today too and got some great $7 and $10 items. I LOVE that place!

    Great pic of the bagel – I have never seen anyone put dallops of PB and J like that. Very original; maybe I will get it a try 🙂

    Have a great Sunday!

  3. Susan

    Woohoo on 8 miles!! You are a running rockstar 😉

    I’ve been keeping up with the Tour of Ireland too, yay Cavendish!!! Funny, I want to get a hybrid bike next year. Road bikes are kinda hard to commute and run errands on, especially with the cleats on my shoes 😛

    Have a great back-to-work Sunday!

  4. Barb

    Sounds like a wonderful day! 8 Miles!?!?! You are a machine! I was proud of my 8 mile bike ride yesterday. Can’t imagine running 8 miles…on purpose. 😉

  5. Carla

    Everything looks sooo good! Your breakfasts especially always look awesome! I have them written down “to try”… yum!! You’re doing awesome with your running.. just amazing!! 🙂 And the $100 gift card! WOW!! Enjoy!! 🙂

    Your cat is way tooo cute!! And I actually lol’ed when I read your bathroom comment… I feel your pain! hahaha!!!

  6. Gina

    YUM! All of your meals look delicious! Way to go with the running! I’m currently training for a marathon with my husband and it’s such a great feeling to finish a long run!

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