Wednesday, May 9, 2012

WIAW #14

Happy Wednesday...which, by now, is synonymous with Happy WIAW!

But first things first, I promised last WIAW that I would share details on the Run For Your Lives 5K that I ran on Saturday. Well...it was way fun and I can't wait to do it again! :)

As we got off of the bus to pick up our race packets, this is the sight that greeted us:

Going up the right side of the hill was the start of the race. The left side (with the tarp) was the slide down!

Going up that big hill to start the race totally sucked but I made it. The fun started once we hit the top...zombies everywhere were trying to rip the flags (our "lives") off our belts. Some of the zombies were SO creepy looking.


Yikes! Aside from outrunning zombies, we had a bunch of obstacles to tackle - a maze house, a muddy pit of water, an electric fence, etc. Oh, and did I mention the mud? Holy sheeeeet, it was muddy! Obviously the race organizers plan on mud but the entire week of rain really helped things along. We had to walk in some areas because the mud was so deep (as in, over my ankles) and slippery.


Regardless, the end of the race was the most fun. We slid - actually, we f*#&%^! FLEW - down the huge hill on a big tarp slide and landed in a deep pit of muddy water! A couple of zaps from the electric fence aside, I made it outta the race...as a zombie.


:D

Okay, all that running has worked up an appetite so onto WIAW! Advance warning: most of my pictures this week suuuuck. I'm going to blame it on my crappy camera but really, its most likely because I was impatient yesterday.




Breakfast: Banana-Cocoa Overnight Oats & kiwi

I'm so glad that I finally jumped on the overnight oats bandwagon! They have totally made those busy mornings SO much easier. Grab n go!

Snack: Apple and a spoonful of peanut butter


Lunch: Grilled chicken sandwich w/ homemade sun-dried tomato aioli, lettuce, & tomato on an English muffin; steamed summer squash w/ black pepper

I'm telling ya, the aioli made this! Makes me wonder why I don't make these kinds of spreads more often. This one was just some light mayo, diced sun-dried tomatoes, minced garlic, lemon juice, rosemary, and salt & pepper. 


Dinner: Chicken & black bean burrito; salad (unpictured)

This burrito was awesome! I loosely used a Cook This, Not That recipe to make it. Sauteed onions and green pepper, lime and cumin-ed up black beans, shredded chicken, lotsa cilantro, and cheddar cheese all wrapped in a Flatout Harvest Wheat flatbread. And let's not forget some sour cream on the side. #perfecto

Dessert: Edy's Pomegranate fruit bar!

One more picture to share from the weekend. Only because it was totally awesome.

Filet mignon wrapped in bacon.

Oh yes. Perfect mix of high-brow and low-brow, eh? ;)

Off to check out everyone's eats.......enjoy your day!

17 comments:

  1. Those banana cocoa overnight oats look delicious, and in a jar no less, the BEST way :) Can you say dessert for breakfast?

    Also, that run looks way cool! I am so wishing they did runs like that in my area! I hate running (don't hate me for it!) but I think I would LOVE that- I mean zombies and obstacles are just wayyy too fun!

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    1. I'm not a big runner myself but am growing to like it, especially thanks to this race! The zombie race seems to be growing in popularity...perhaps it'll be up by you sometime in the future! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  2. That grilled chicken sandwich looks AWESOME! The aioli sounds like a perfect topping :)

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    1. Thank you! The aioli definitely took it up a notch or two!

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  3. Speaking of zombies , I had a zombie dream today. First time ever. Lol so creepy

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    1. They ARE pretty creepy lol! Wishing you sweeter dreams tonight!

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  4. Mmm, that burrito looks so good! Congrats on the 5k- what an experience! Those zombies would have made me run pretty hard, I think!

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    1. Thanks! Hehe, they definitely were an extra motivation to keep on truckin' :)

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  5. Just found your blog, and I have to say I love the title. I'm from Mass too, up north in the Salem/Swampscott/Marblehead area. Glad to have found ya!

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    1. That's not supposed to be anonymous, whoops sorry!

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    2. Aw thank you! :) Oh cool, I love that area but don't get up there too often! Any tasty recommendations?!

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  6. What a fun race!! The Santa zombie is soo funny! Great eats-- your burrito looks amazing!

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    1. Thank youu - it was a blast! The Santa zombie is a lot scarier out in the field lol ;)

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  7. That race looks like so much fun! Except for the zombie. That would freak me out. :)

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    1. Haha just put your head down and charge on by! ;)

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  8. That looks like such a fun race! I really want to try and find some fun races like this in my area, although I'm a bit scared of zombies, so maybe I'll find a race where we're chased by puppies? And all your eats look so yummy :)

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