Food for Thought

August 3rd, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Morning Craziness - (18 Comments)

Since Zak is off this week and I had a bout of insomnia last night (coffee in the morning and caffeinated tea in the afternoon are my suspected culprits) I slept in this morning and headed out for my run around 8.

My workouts this week are going to be scheduled with a 5K this Saturday in mind. I’m hoping to beat my 5K PR (personal record) from this spring and run it faster than 23:21. Getting my runs in early this week so I can rest toward the end of the week and (hopefully) kick my own ass on Saturday.

Muggy but at least cool, I headed out this morning to run a comfortable 6.24 miles in 50 minutes. My legs felt pretty tired toward the end but nothing a little green juice couldn’t fix.

The star of today’s green sludge:

A beat up pear.


Thank you Heather for this fab idea!

Today’s concoction consisted a HUGE head of romain, cucumber, pear, lemon and ginger. Go ahead and call me a lettuce vampire, I love drinking the blood of plants!


The Dangers of Compost

July 19th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Morning Craziness - (6 Comments)

I wanted to make Green Lemonade yesterday after my long run but I couldn’t find a small piece to the juicer. It’s small but it’s also a very crucial part: the nut that holds the blade in place. I figured it would turn up and had probably just rolled under the toaster oven or was inadvertently put away in the wrong place.

Are You Kidding Me?

July 6th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Morning Craziness - (9 Comments)

My camera has seen better days.


This is what my apple with cinnamon looks like when I don’t have my contacts in.

I passed on a morning work out to “run” to the grocery store for fresh produce.

Mama needs fruit!

Mmmm blurry cantaloupe.


And fuzzy coffee with a notebook as I made notes on the new digital camera I’m going to go buy this morning with my stash of cash I’ve been saving to buy a Garmin.


Oh well, who needs a Garmin anyway?

That Kind of Morning

June 4th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Morning Craziness - (2 Comments)

Waking up hungry, I ransacked the fridge for a bowl of pre-run watermelon.

A bit of foreshadowing for more PINK yet to come this morning perhaps?


Watermelon partially digested, I laced up my sneakers and hit the pavement for 32 minutes to run 4.18 miles with Jillian.

Upon my return as I approached the house, I could hear Maxine crying from the street (windows open). I ran up the stairs and snagged her from the bedroom. We came downstairs to do some yoga to stretch and cool down.