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  • Paula 10:44 pm on August 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    There is too much of my face all over this new blog template. Note to self: change that.

  • Paula 10:17 pm on August 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    (Not a) Creature of Habit 

    We just got back from watching “The Kids Are Alright” at a cheap-o theater nearby. The tickets are $5 each, which makes a movie date only $10 – that’s more than 50% cheaper than at normal theaters. Even though the theater isn’t nice and there are video games in the hall from the 90s, the cheaper price more than compensates for ambience in my mind.

    I wanted to share my lunch and dinner from today, since I actually tried all new stuff for once! I am usually such a creature of habit, but I was feeling oh so frisky today. 🙂

    I ordered the sandwich of the day from the cafeteria. The only substitution I made was wheat bread instead of sourdough. It had roast beef, mozzarella, caramelized onions and tomatoes. I usually would never order roast beef – not because I have anything against it, but I just don’t crave it – but the combination was pretty darn tasty. My only complaint was that the mozzarella (I think that was the culprit) made the panini a bit soggy.

    I also bought a large fruit salad as a side.

    Since I ate a Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Larabar (new flavor!) as a snack around 4p, I wasn’t very hungry come dinnertime. At WFs before the movie, I purchased this tuna salad roll. Very fresh and surprisingly lots of tuna – I would definitely buy these again (and again, and again… do I feel another habit coming on?)!

    I loaded my purse with snickerdoodle Snackimals, which I ate in the theater, while Denis ate turkey jerky and Sweet Maui Onion potato chips. He also couldn’t resist buying an ICEE (no, I did not smuggle that inside in my purse). ICEEs fondly remind me of childhood, although I couldn’t imagine myself drinking one now.

    Blue Raspberry thumbs up!

    Goodnight, and Happy-Almost-Friday!

  • Paula 6:14 pm on August 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply  


    This is one serious wheatgerm chocolate chip cookie from Specialty’s.

    How do I know it’s serious, apart from its delicious scent, behemoth size and obvious curbside appeal?

    Answer: It leaves this serious butter stain in its trail.

    Are you horrified yet salivating at the same time? MmmMmm.

    Actually, the legitimacy of that cookie is not the type of seriousness I want to talk about. The San Jose Rock ‘n’ Roll is just over a month away and I have NOT started running. I need to get serious about training, and I need to do it now (where now = this weekend).

    I know I’m not going to stand a chance at the 13.1 miles if I don’t plot out a training plan, so here it goes. This is totally my own homegrown plan, since – as I’ve mentioned before – nobody else is crazy enough to document a one month training plan.

    • Every Sunday (except Hawaii trip dates) – Spin Class
    • Every Tuesday and Thursday (except Hawaii trip dates) – Elliptical Workout

    *Every Friday – Rest day

    Satuday, August 28 – 4 Mile Run

    Monday, August 30 – 4 Mile Run

    Wednesday, September 2 – 5 Mile Run

    Saturday, September 5 – 6 Mile Run

    Monday, September 7 – 5 Mile Run

    Wednesday, September 9 – 5 Mile Run

    Saturday, September 12 – 8 Mile Run

    Monday, September 14 – 5 Mile Run

    Wednesday, September 16 – IN HAWAII

    Saturday, September 19 – IN HAWAII

    Monday, September 21 – IN HAWAII

    Wednesday, September 23 – 10 mile run

    Saturday, September 26 – 12 mile run

    Monday, September 28 – 5 mile run

    Wednesday, September 30 – 2 mile run

    — rest days —

    Sunday, October 3 – 1/2 marathon race day

    What do you guys think? This seems very aggressive to me, especially considering the first workout out of the gate is 4 miles. Yikes!

    Alright, instead of freaking out over this, I’m going to go on a dinner and movie date with Denis tonight. We’re going to see “The Kids Are Alright” (or something like that, I can’t quite remember), and I’ve already pulled out my big purse to smuggle snacks in.


    • Denis 6:19 pm on August 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      What, no running in Hawaii? I don’t approve!

      • Paula @ rockngranola 10:44 pm on August 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        What if it’s humid!? I would melt like the Wicked Witch of the West.

        I know what would make me persevere through all the perspiration: a vacation running partner! Are you volunteering?

    • sweetandsweat 8:56 pm on August 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I’m running the SJ rock n roll too!!! I’m so excited!

      • Paula @ rockngranola 10:42 pm on August 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I hope you have been training more than me! I will be excited too though once I get back into the running swing of things again :).

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