Monday Misc

- I am back in Oakland.

- The plants survived the move. I was a little worried, as some people have had trouble when they moved their container garden mid growing season. Mine seem okay; in fact, I even transplanted a couple (squash, tomato) to the ground and they haven't died yet. I also have teeny tiny cherry tomatoes! Right now they are green and about the size of my pinky nail, but they are real tomatoes! Hurray!

- I have been cooking up a storm. I made garbanzo brownies, white bean chili, hummus, banana bread and curried chicken with veggies. I don't know how I am going to eat them all, but I am sure going to try!

Spinach Hummus

- On top of that, I went to Costco. In case you don't realize, there is absolutely NO way to escape a Costco trip without parting with at least $100. Not only that, but there is never enough room in the fridge for the huge bags of veggies and fruits! So now I am trying to eat all the fruits before they go bad also! Not that it's that hard. I love fruit.

- Did you know that they have baseball tickets at Costco? Two tickets in the lower level PLUS $20 spending money for food...all for about $50.That's a pretty good deal. Of course that food allowance won't even get you two beers.

- I went to my cousin's wedding this weekend. I put on a dress. It was a miracle. However, it was not super warm so I ended up wearing a sweater over it pretty much the whole time.

- 6 days until ULTRA race day. I am not "nervous" per se, but I have those newbie runner worries, like, what if I am last, or what if I eat too much/don't eat enough, or what if I don't make the time cut off? I don't really have a time goal. I just want to finish before the course sweepers!

- This week I am participating in Run With Jess' Virtual Olympics. You have to run a 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 5000m, 10000m and marathon (can be split up). It will be interesting to see how I do for the sprints!

How was your weekend? Anything random you want to talk about? When was the last time you ran 100m and timed yourself?


  1. I am glad your plants survived the move! Mine did ok initially... now they are looking rough. My tomato plant is still producing tomatoes, but it looks bad. I think I am back to over watering it maybe, so might take some days off.

    I have not ran a 100m race since I was in elementary school I think!

    The random thing that is my mind today is how poorly I slept last night. I tossed and turned until midnight and then moved to my couch, hoping the change of scenery would help. It sort of did, but I woke up multiple times. grr.. Not a good way to start the work week!

  2. I've been avoiding Costco for just that reason! But I'm not going to be able to stay away much longer.
    All that cooking sounds delish!

  3. Wow- that went fast! Welcome home again. :) The Virtual Olympics sounds fun- if I weren't being cautious with my shin, I would have signed up. Best wishes on the ultra this weekend, you've got this!

  4. Glad your plants survived the move:) We had a great weekend! Even played some tennis with the kids and had so much fun! I don't think I have ever timed myself running the 100m. Maybe I should:)

  5. That's impressive that your plants survived the move. Good luck preparing for your ultra this week. I know you will do great!

  6. And here I'm just trying to keep my herbs alive in this heat...barely surviving right now. I love that hummus with spinach. It adds a nice flavor and of course the color is great :)

  7. I've decided I'm going to sleep in your kitchen! lol Because that all sounds FANtastic! :)


  8. all of the food you've been making sounds so delicious! and that spinach hummus looks delicious!

    p.s. i'm your newest follower :)

    xo brie

  9. Baseball tickets at Costco??

    Why am I just now hearing about this??

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  11. Ahhhh...good old Costco! My friend and I timed a 100m sprint a while back. I don't remember the time, but I do know it was pitiful! We were wiped about 3 seconds in haha

  12. Costco is always $100 for me too. And, I live about 1/2 a mile from my Costco. I'm so guilty of overspending there, it's dangerous.

    Your time away from Oakland went so fast. How was the experience? Did your boyfriend go back to the east coast?

  13. I love the concept of Costco, but have put our relationship on hiatus until we have a house. I was getting more and more frustrated that we never had enough room to store our purchases. =)


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