The Little Tourist

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Helloooooooooo!

I have 20 minutes to write this post before the hockey game!

Let’s get to it :)

The run was fabulous in Toronto this morning! The sun peaked out about 2 miles into our run and it was gorgeous and quite warm for a winter day. I think it got up to 4C! For those of you who aren’t familiar with Celsius temps, 4C in Canada equates with driving with your windows down. bahaha. You think I’m joking but I’m not!

My running buds Krissy and Jess:

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You know you are a Canadian Food Blogger when…

You talk about two things on your run:

  1. HOCKEY
  2. Food

In that order :mrgreen:

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We ran along Lakeshore and it was BEE-U-tiful!

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I love running in Toronto because there are so many runners out! We must have passed at least 30 or so. Toronto has a great running community and it is no surprise because the city is very runner friendly in terms of the paths and routes. Such a change from my town where I am one of the only runners on the road and I have to dodge big trucks!

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We ran an easy 5.75 miles before making our way to our lunch spot, Freshie, Fresh, Fresh:

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Such a quaint restaurant with fun bold colours.

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We were thirsty and ordered juices right away.

I had the All Green (cuke, kale, celery, parsley, ginger, lemon) and lemon water:

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Cheers for Green things!

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Jess and I with some rosy cheeks!

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Thank you for all of your suggestions on what to get for lunch!!!

If you selected the Black Bean Burrito– you are the CHOSEN ONE. ;)

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I always overlook Fresh’s wraps and go for the bowls, but I am so glad I decided to get this Black Bean Burrito today. It was PERFECTION in a wrap.

BOOM

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It was phenomenal. The chipotle avocado sauce was just superb with the spicy black beans. I never would have thought to pair those flavours, but it worked.

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Jess got a wrap too- the vegetable one that Eric loved so much last May!

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Krissy ordered off the breakfast menu and got this amazing granola parfait!

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She said it was great.

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Then we ran another 1.5 miles back to our starting spot! Surprisingly our stomachs were fine and we didn’t feel crampy after eating.

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Some of the pictures I take for the blog are so odd. Eric always calls me The Little Tourist because I always take random pictures of things whenever we go out! We could be going to Wal-Mart and I will take a picture of the Wal-Mart sign!

I love Toronto…visiting is fun. As far as big cities go, it is quite clean and very safe!

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We ran a total of 7.35 miles and it was done at a very easy, conversational pace. Just perfect for a longer run outside! I think it took us around 1 hour 15 mins. (including stops).

I don’t think I need to tell you what I am going to watch now!!!!

I believe everyone in Canada (and their dog) will be glued to the screen for the big Gold medal game at 3:15pm EST.

Team Canada has their work cut out for them today. Team USA’s goalie, Miller, is probably the best goalie in the games and if he brings his A-game tonight it is going to be tough. With that being said, Canada has a very strong team and being on home ice does give Canada that X-Factor! It will definitely be a great match-up that is for sure. :mrgreen:

I can’t believe the closing ceremonies are tonight! My gosh, I am going to be SO sad when the games are over! The past two weeks sure did bring a lot of cheer to our dreary winter season!! I am so proud of Canada for setting a record for Gold medals too!

I have a very, very exciting March Madness Glo Bar announcement coming up hopefully tomorrow! It will be a first for Glo Bar variety packs…very excited.

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1 Aneta February 28, 2010

im blogging and watching and blogging and watching!
LETS GO CANADA GO!!!!

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2 Stacey February 28, 2010

Brrrrr :) Sure looks cold in Canada. That burrito looks mouth watering..I guess it doesn’t help that I am blog reading with a hungry stomach ;)

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3 Allison (Eat Clean Live Green) February 28, 2010

That burrito looks awesome!

go Canada! :)

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4 Katie @ Health for the Whole Self February 28, 2010

So glad you had a good run today! At present, your country is beating my country 1-0…we’ll see what happens! :)

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5 Kendel February 28, 2010

You wrote that entire, detailed, beautiful blog in 20 min. ?!?!? Oh teach me your ways, Great One!

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6 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg February 28, 2010

You look so beautiful in these pics!! Indeed, you glow! :-)

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7 jessica @ how sweet February 28, 2010

I’m watching and don’t know who I’m rooting for since crosby is my lovahhhhh!

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8 Natalie February 28, 2010

Love Fresh! Glad you had a great time in Toronto. The beaches is also a great place to run in the city. 1-0 Canada so far!!

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9 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) February 28, 2010

I’m impressed your tummy didn’t ache running after you ate. My stomach cramps when there is a crumb inside!

I think Fresh is the coolest place ever…I would go every day if I could (and had the $$$).

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10 Sarah February 28, 2010

Noooo! Toews just broke my heart scoring that goal for “you guys”. :) I’m a Chicagoan and he’s my favorite on the Chicago Blackhawks! It’s on! :)

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11 Heather (Heather's Dish) February 28, 2010

that sounds like the perfect run/lunch combo…i didn’t pick the black bean burrito, but after seeing it i wish i had :) hope you guys have a blast watching the game!

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12 Lisa (bakebikeblog) February 28, 2010

ooooh congrats on the run! And what a lunch – LOVE IT!

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13 Grace (Graceful Simplicity) February 28, 2010

If I ever make it to Toronto again, I’ll have to try Fresh. They have a cookbook out, don’t they?

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14 Miss March 1, 2010

They have three cookbooks out :) I highly suggest you buy “Refresh” though, it’s my favorite of the three. You can buy the books at bookstores or at the restaurants themselves.

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15 Mara @ What's for Dinner? February 28, 2010

Looks like a fantastic day! I would’ve been all for the touristy part and the Fresh part…not so much the running part :)

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16 Jen February 28, 2010

2-0 for our boys so far!!!! They are rocking it today…can’t wait to see them get their gold medals! GO CANADA, GO!

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17 Alyson @ Nourished Fitness February 28, 2010

That wrap looks like perfection.. though I must admit that Yogurt Parfaits are one of my all time favorite meals!

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18 Staceyhttp://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/ February 28, 2010

The wrap looked awesome and glad you had a good run. A nice run on the weekend is such a great feeling.

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19 Kristilyn (My 29th Year) February 28, 2010

I’m loving the nice weather we’re having in Alberta … it’s been a crazy February – so warm!

My husband and I are watching the hockey game right now – GO CANADA!!!

K

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20 Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) February 28, 2010

GO CANADA!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love being a tourist in my own city … too bad my city is so small there is not much new to see!

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21 Babycakes February 28, 2010

I feel the same. I will be seriously depressed tonight when the olympics are all over. Four years is way too long to wait! :(

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22 Susan February 28, 2010

I’m watching the game right now and am having a heart attack just about every 3 minutes! This would all be so much easier if Ryan Miller would just let a few in ;) I’m definitely going to go through Olympics withdrawals but I will NOT miss that stupid song!!! GAH CTV has burned that stupid theme song into my brain…

Your Toronto posts get me so excited to move there soon!! Happy to hear it’s a running friendly city, I’ve been a little worried about that actually.

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23 veganlisa February 28, 2010

I’m pretty sure I passed you three on the waterfront trail! I’m glad you enjoyed your run outside and your lunch at Fresh. I love that I have access to so many great veg restaurants in my neighbourhood. It is a blessed change after spending a few years in Calgary. Go Canada Go!

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24 Cynthia (It All Changes) February 28, 2010

I can’t wait to live in a city that is runner friendly. Right now we have to drive to a running path to run outside safely.

This game is CRAZY!

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25 Kate February 28, 2010

Wow–4C is downright balmy! I was about that here last week (well..err…45F in Juneau) and I was walking the dog in a long sleeve t-shirt with a vest over it. Now its back to rainy and chilly again.

Today’s hockey game will be epic! Maybe I can convince the hubby to watch! :-D

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26 sam February 28, 2010

This isn’t really related, but Angela or one of the readers may know. Whats the best method for getting defined abs? I am already working out around 4 days a week (weight circuits, spinning, one team sport). Are more crunches and cardio necessary or one more than the other? My waist is 29 inches around the belly button, but below my ribs is 26 inches (smallest part of my waist). I am looking to lose my “layer” of fat over my stomach so my abs are more defined for a beach vacation. any suggestions?

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27 Mel February 28, 2010

Since Fresh is only in Toronto, I was thinking of purchasing one of their cookbooks. What do you think of them?

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28 Paige @ Running Around Normal February 28, 2010

Oooh man this post just made me SO hungry!

Your run meetup sounds like so much fun! I can def see why you took so many pictures. Toronto looks beautiful.
Have fun tonight!

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29 lauren February 28, 2010

Exciting Overtime!

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30 lauren February 28, 2010

Of course it would be Crosby to score! Enjoy!

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31 Amy February 28, 2010

Canada has GOLD!!!!! And would have it NO other way!!! Yay Canada!!!!

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32 Christie http://rollerkoesterrun.wordpress.com/ February 28, 2010

I’m super jealous.
1~ That run looks awesome- such a pretty area!
2~ You guys just won :( Congrats! What a great game.

~Christie (http://rollerkoesterrun.wordpress.com/)

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33 Jennifer February 28, 2010

Golllllldddddddd! Way to go Canada! A new record for most Gold medals won by a host country. Woohoo!!!

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34 Jenn February 28, 2010

Thanks for the email, you made my day! My boyfriend and I made black bean peppers for dinner.

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35 Jen February 28, 2010

We won!!!!! And who else but our golden boy could take us to the gold medal?! Go Crosby and Go Canada!!! What a great ending to the Olympic games!

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36 Ellen February 28, 2010

All right–what’s y’all’s secret? You guys still look cute AFTER running!

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37 Lin February 28, 2010

Hi Angela!!

I found your blog about a month ago and now am a daily reader. So much interesting info, fun fashion and home makeovers, as well as terrific recipes. I’ve been wanting to try a Green Monster since I started reading OSG, and today I bought a Magic Bullet and blended up my first one. It was absolutely delicious!… I started simple: one cup vanilla soy light, one cup slightly steamed (until barely wilted) spinach, one scoop whey protein powder, 1/2 banana, one handfull blueberries, a drizzle of honey and 3 solid shakes of cinnamon. I really couldn’t believe how good it tasted, and all the health benefits to boot. I notice some of your reader’s recipes use raw spinach, and that you recommend it steamed… just curious as to why steaming might be better? By the way, your photos are always great, and you certainly do personify “the glow!”

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38 EaterNotARunner February 28, 2010

Congrats on the game!

Looks like a super fun day ;-)

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39 Nicole, RD February 28, 2010

How fun! Everything looks like a blast! Kudos to Canada in winning the game. While I’m sad, both teams played great and it was a fun game to watch. I’m a hockey player myself :)

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40 Laura February 28, 2010

I really adore your blog. You’re so lucky to have the wonderful jess as a running partner.

That food looks simply incredible.

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41 Kimberly February 28, 2010

How about our boys? What a great game! Go Canada Go!

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42 Angela (ohsheglows) February 28, 2010

Some of you were asking me about the Fresh cookbook. I don’t own it so I can’t really comment on it, but I heard from a few people that the recipes are quite time consuming to make. If anyone out there has made some of the recipes and wants to comment on the cookbook that would be great! :)

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43 Annie February 28, 2010

Fresh looks awesome! Rarely can I find places that offer veggie juices. I also can rarely find running buddies! You were a lucky lady today!

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44 Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday February 28, 2010

You’re right about Canadian food bloggers! haha.

I love Fresh. One of my favourite restaurants in T.O.

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45 Crystal February 28, 2010

I am so happy about the game! :) I watched it today, too. It started at noon for us BC West Coasters!
Toronto looks like a lovely city. Victoria is also very nice but lacks (imo) in the healthy eating restaurants. Glad you enjoyed your time out with your friends!

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46 Lauren February 28, 2010

When I’m around town taking pictures of random stuff I always think that people must think I’m from somewhere else! If only they knew. ;)

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47 nelly February 28, 2010

we wonnnnnnnn! woot!!!

*happy dance*

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48 Amanda March 1, 2010

It was so warm today! It’s bad when 4C feels balmy and you have the windows open eh? I <3 toronto, its so beautiful.

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49 Jenny (Green Food Diaries) March 1, 2010

mmmm i adore fresh. defs down for it anytime!

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50 Sarah March 1, 2010

4C and you drive with the windows *down*??? OMG! I live in the Mediterranean, so anything below 20C demands thick winter coats, heating, and CLOSED windows. LOL!

I think it’s really amazing how people can adjust to their surroundings so that the heat/cold doesn’t bother them so much.

Glad you had a great day with your friends!

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51 Miss March 1, 2010

Yeaaaaaah Crosbyyy!!
I’m so glad they decided to put Luongo in net – Miller is an unreal goalie, it was the only thing we could do to have a change, in my opinion. (Brodeur is an amazing goalie too, he’s just past his prime.)

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52 Kristina @Mendonpondmusings March 1, 2010

Love seeing you and your friends bundled up for the run. Us cold weather runners need to represent!

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53 AGS March 1, 2010

Congrats to all Canadians on the win!

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54 Miriam March 1, 2010

What a game!! :)

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55 Jenn @ Livewellfit March 1, 2010

You ladies are rockstars!!! I wish there were more places around like Fresh! I love eating that way but whenever we are out…there are rarely choices that have delish food such as that. So sad!!

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56 Allison @ Food For Healing March 1, 2010

the hockey game rocked my face!!!

I’m sad now that the Olympics are over, i surprisingly watched quite a bit of them. But The Biggest Loser is back on tomorrow (Tuesday) so i am happy about that.

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57 Sophie @ yumventures March 1, 2010

Congrats on the W-I-N!!

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58 Heather March 1, 2010

yum that granola parfait looks so yummy!

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59 Meredith March 1, 2010

I ran along the Lakeshore yesterday too! The 3rd picture you posted – we ran past there and I remember saying to my friend how weird those looked without the boats next to them!

Glad you had a great run, looking forward to the Glo announcement!

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60 Katy ( The Balanced Foodie ) March 2, 2010

I want to go to Toronto so bad! Love this run and the meal!! What a fun day.

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61 Therese March 3, 2010

Could you share the strength exercises that you think have been helping your knees? I started running again about 2 months ago and I’m having some on-and-off trouble with my right knee. Thanks!

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62 Travel Insurance News May 3, 2010

I’m sad now that the Olympics are over, i surprisingly watched quite a bit of them.Are more crunches and cardio necessary or one more than the other? My waist is 29 inches around the belly button, but below my ribs is 26 inches (smallest part of my waist). I am looking to lose my “layer” of fat over my stomach so my abs are more defined for a beach vacation. any suggestions?

jay.sara

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63 Travel Insurance News May 3, 2010

I think it’s really amazing how people can adjust to their surroundings so that the heat/cold doesn’t bother them so much.

I want to go to Toronto so bad! Love this run and the meal!! What a fun day.

jay.sara

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