Lettuce Go for a Bike Ride

August 15th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Healthy Habits - (15 Comments)

Having gotten my run in last night, I was just plum in the mood to go for a bike ride this morning.

Pre Ride Plum

I didn’t want to go too far or too long because I had plans to hit up the Farmer’s Market at the end.

I rode around town and just shy of 40 minutes rolled into the Farmer’s Market about a mile and a half from home. It’s held in the parking lot of church and I always pay careful attention to where I park lest I’m struck dead by lightening.

Thou Shall Not Park Here

Diamond in the Rough

August 13th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Short or Sweet - (9 Comments)

All this green juice has gone straight to my head, no?

I woke up sort of late this morning, after 6:30! Days are getting shorter + a new bedroom on the west side of the house = a room that isn’t filled with morning sun. Conclusion: I’m going to have to start setting the alarm.

This morning’s run was 5.28 miles at a comfortable pace, I was home again in 42 minutes. I had to listen to an old episode of Jillian Michael’s radio show this morning, I miss her wisdom.

Post run I busted out the rest of my cantaloupe from yesterday.

Worth a Thousand Words

August 12th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Late Night Craziness - (22 Comments)

Today’s meals and snacks have been pretty random. I don’t know what’s up, maybe I’m getting my period or something.

I had some

veggies and hummus

late morning. Then I started looking around at all the house work to be done and feeling like I’m never going to


I said


this and I put it all on the

back burner

and let the


fall where they may. We met up with my dad at the yacht


for a little

pool time.

Maxine must have been pretty

Get the Funk Out

August 11th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Breakfast - (13 Comments)

I awoke this morning feeling like I spent yesterday in a haze. I’m not sure what’s up but I am bound and determined to bust out of it today. Maybe because I hadn’t had green juice or run since Saturday? Not enough fresh fruit yesterday? Cooped up inside an air conditioned house and no sun on my skin? Well you can bet your hiney I’m checking all those things off my list today come hell or high water.

First things first, a perfectly ripe, sweet, juicy, organic white peach. Phew that’s a lot of adjectives for one innocent, delicious, little peach. Oh look, more adjectives.

Intuitive Fruit Dehydrating Yoga

August 10th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Dinner Time - (24 Comments)

I found the instructions for my food dehydrator online and got to work this morning.

As instructed, I soaked sliced bananas in lemon juice for a few minutes before placing them on the tray.

lemon juice

Two trays of these guys.

banana tray

Sliced up and cored a red delicious apple, soaked in lemon juice and onto the tray they went.

Apple Tray

And a kiwi tray. Peeled, but not soaked.

Kiwi Tray

All that fruit slicing – call me crazy – I went ahead ate a hydrated kiwi with reckless abandon. I’m a wild woman.

Dreamy Sunday

August 9th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Breakfast - (6 Comments)

Thank you all for your congrats on the 5K yesterday, I’m very happy with how it went, especially considering when I ran that same race in 2007 my time was 27:something. It’s just a reminder to me that sticking with something eventually pays off. Dropping 35 lbs since then certainly didn’t hurt my time either.

I couldn’t decide if I wanted to run or ride this morning, but when I noticed my legs were a little sore I figured I would ride and save running for Monday.

My pre-ride breakfast.

hardcore kiwi

Hard core, straight off the cutting board, who-needs-a-plate, kiwi.

Lesson in Latin

August 7th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Breakfast - (14 Comments)

I’m pretty sure Rest Day is Latin for Sit at Your Desk All Morning and Eat Watermelon Instead of Working Out cause that’s exactly all I’ve done so far today.


With a 5K tomorrow morning where I’m hoping to Whoop Serious Ass (Latin for –> Beat My Spring 5K PR of 23:21) I am resting my legs today with the plan to let the glycogen stores fill to the very brim and maybe even spill over.

And I’m way excited to introduce you to the newest contender in the Raw Food Rumble.


The Dehydrator.


August 6th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Morning Craziness - (14 Comments)

Minutes spent doing Gentle Hatha Yoga #1 this morning: 20

Versions of juice made: 2


Romaine, cucumber, apple, ginger, lemon pour moi. Carrot, apple, ginger pour monsieur.

Number of juice photos taken: 2


Kiwi seeds consumed: 536


Watermelons cut into: 1

Number grunts expelled while moving said watermelon around and cutting into it: 7


Containers filled with watermelon: 4


Days I expect this watermelon to last: 2

Number of times I said “thank you” out loud to The Pool and Sunshine gods for tiring small children out and making them sleep late this morning: 4

In Parenthesis

August 5th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Dinner Time - (22 Comments)

My first fruit snack of the day consisted of two kiwi with the fur on. Fruit fashion faux pas or not, I rolled with it (and quickly too lest anyone throw a bucket of red paint on it in protest).

Sliced Kiwi

Lunch was my (as of late) favorite open faced homemade guac sandwich. As I was cutting up carrot sticks for my side of crunch I remembered something I saw Sarah of LovinMyTummy fame do and broke out a the salsa.

Wednesday Lunch

(My carrots are hoping you’ll give peace a chance.)

Salsa and carrots? Brilliant.

Caterpillar Kick Counts

August 4th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Breakfast - (11 Comments)

I planned a long ride for this morning knowing I didn’t have to rush back with Zakman on vacation.

I prepped a pound of strawberries and chowed about half a pound before my ride.


Headed out on my bike on this perfect summer morning for 15.4 miles in 1 hour and 1 minute.

Upon my return I promptly polished off the other half pound of strawberries and the last of my pineapple too.


Yes, I practice dish conservation.

I checked in on our little buddy this morning too.

Brown Pupa