Carrot Camo

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Hello there!

Today I am running on green and green only. I was up until 1:30am last night. You only live once right?  :biggrin:

This morning I pulled out all the stops…

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For Breakfast, I had a  ‘Carrot Camo’  Green Monster went 3 cups spinach, 1.25 cups almond milk, 1/2 cup shredded carrots, 1 tsp cinnamon, 3 sprigs parsley, 1/2 frozen banana, and 1 tbsp coconut butter.

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It was a Carrot Camo because the carrots were camouflaged in the GM and the GM was camo amongst the plants!

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Green Monsters cannot be beat for energy.

The leaves were being sticky fingers once again…

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haha.

and a Run Glo Bar:

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If there was ever a day for Raw Maca it was today!

After 15 mins of digesting, I headed out on a run to wake myself up. My goal was to run each mile faster than the previous with a strong finish.

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The run:

  • Distance: 4 miles
  • Time: 33:30 mins
  • Avg Pace: 8:21 min/mile
  • Avg heart rate: 161 bpm

 

Mile splits:

  • Mile 1: 8:49
  • Mile 2: 8:26
  • Mile 3: 8:24
  • Mile 4: 7:47 (so proud of this mile!)

 

I felt awesome after this run. It was really tough and I wanted to give up after the first 1.5 miles, but I told myself ‘you are so much stronger than you think’ and I made it through! Sometimes the body just needs to be woken up a bit. Also helpful- new music. I am loving ‘Billionaire’by Travie McCoy this week! It’s such a FUN song.

It was super humid out and I was sooo sweaty when I got home. Cold shower felt amazing, especially on my muscles.

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A lot of you have been asking me about negative splits, so I am going to address some of your questions in my next post. Some of the questions I will cover are:

  • What is a negative split?
  • How do I run a negative split?
  • Why does it work?
  • What are the benefits/are they for me?

 

Lunch was delicious and featured Rawlicious leftovers!!!

The Raaaaaaawwitch:

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A little daylight goes a long way with food photography!

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The onion bread is phenomenal. I have no idea what is in this raw onion bread (besides onions of course), but it is out of this world.

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mmmm. It was a little soggy today but still awesome.

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I also had 1 can of Amy’s Split Pea Soup with Paprika and fresh parsley:

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I better get back to work…I am working on a couple big custom orders today. Check out how cute these ‘Puppy Love’ Glo Bars are for a local vets office.

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Check out this giveaway for the Operation Beautiful book.

See you later alligators!

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1 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg July 14, 2010

WOW– that last mile was super speedy!!! Great work!

Your lunch looks so good today!!!

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2 Bridget July 14, 2010

You’ve got me drooling over that rawitch! Just delicious lookin’ :)

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3 Bridget July 14, 2010

and by “witch” I mean “wich” lol

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4 Jessica @ How Sweet July 14, 2010

Oh my gosh…those puppy love glo bars are just too adorable!

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5 Krista July 14, 2010

I’m interested to read about the negative splits in your next post.

My sis and I are planning a trip to rawlicious in the next few weeks. I emailed her your post and she responding by simply saying, “when are we going?” LOL

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6 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 15, 2010

hehe enjoy!

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7 Leah @ L4L July 14, 2010

I do NOT like parsley for some reason. Blech.

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8 Shanna @ Shanna Like Banana July 14, 2010

I love that you post a pic of you after a sweaty workout. That’s how real women work out!

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9 Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman July 14, 2010

That green monster looks really good today–extra bright green. I could go for one just like that!

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10 Courtney @ Three Months July 14, 2010

That green monster is GREEN! :)
Congrats on a great run and strong finish!

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11 Kerry July 14, 2010

We have the same taste in workout music :)

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12 Freya @ Brit Chick Runs July 14, 2010

I want your day!! The food, the run – both sound amaze! That last mile was super :)
Do you have any idea how to make raw bread? I’d love to make some, but I wouldn’t even know where to begin!

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13 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 15, 2010

someone left a comment below with a raw bread recipe :) YUM!

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14 Ashley M. [at] (never home)maker July 14, 2010

Wow!!! You are really rocking your workouts!!! Great job on that last miles — incredible time on that one. And now you have me craving a green smoothie. So glad it’s almost time to go home from work so I can whip one up <3

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15 Samantha @ Health, Happiness & Skinny Jeans July 14, 2010

YAY! You got your internet to work with you instead of against you!!

Puppy Love is the cutest thing ever! Love it!!

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16 Pam July 14, 2010

The food from Rawlicious looks amazing!!!!!! Thanks for sharing! The closest full dine-in raw food restaurant to me is about an hour away, so I don’t get there too often.

More speedy running (just in awe, over here :)) great job! Way to push yourself. It is so inspiring. I love all the work you put into your blog.

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17 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 15, 2010

Thank you!

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18 Candice @ ChiaSeedMe July 14, 2010

such a cute idea! love the bars:)

and way to rock the run!

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19 Jessica @ Rawtumn July 14, 2010

Mmmm, I’ve never actually tried carrot in my green smoothies, sounds so good. Amazing run by the way! I really need to get back out there, the heat scares me off! =/

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20 Claire July 14, 2010

What a great run…I love negative splits! The food all looks delicious too of course. Oh, and I made some garlic scape pesto that is sooooo good…blogged about it this morning! My boyfriend just had it on toast with avocado and hummus and loved it too!

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21 Stacey @ Tipping the (Kitchen!) Scales July 14, 2010

Wow, that GM looks really vibrant like it’s bursting with energy and goodness. Well done on a fab run and that last mile is truely amazing!

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22 L July 14, 2010

Love your pink workout tank in the pic! Where did you get it?

I like onion bread, too, but why do so many raw food recipes require the use of a dehydrator? *Sigh*

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23 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 15, 2010

Lululemon :)

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24 Kristina July 14, 2010

I think that would be one of my favorite parts of a bakery … doing custom orders and fun projects…

that rawich looks NOM.

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25 rachel July 14, 2010

really wanting that green monster ;D

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26 Naomi(onefitfoodie) July 14, 2010

omg puppy glo bars?!?! thats such a cute idea! i wish I looked that good after a sweaty run haha …my face turns BRIGHT red if its hot out! oh well

that green monster is so beautiful and GREEN!!!!

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27 Heather (Heather's Dish) July 14, 2010

onion bread? hell yeah :)

i LOVE the green in the first couple of photos…you caught my eye with those bad boys! and i just bought all of the stuff to make the in a jiffy spelt burgers, and i cannot wait to DEVOUR them :)

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28 Sarah July 14, 2010

Only 15 minutes to digest?! I’m impressed. You must have a tummy of steel!!

I had the same battle this morning but I used an episode of True Blood on my ipod to motivate my legs. Hott vampires make me run faster :)

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29 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 15, 2010

I find the GM’s and run bars digest very easily…same with VOO

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30 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) July 14, 2010

I sing Billionaire so frickin’ loud in the car…I’m getting my mom hooked on it too :)

…next to Oprah and the QUEEEEEEN!

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31 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 15, 2010

hahah I always sing the lyrics so loud!

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32 Michal July 14, 2010

You’re right – that sandwich looks amazing in good light! Last night I was thinking “okay, sure” – but today it looks fabulous.
Good job on the run! I’m looking forward to reading your post about negative splits. I tried to focus on “ending well” in my run yesterday, and beating my previous lap each time, but it wasn’t systematic.

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33 Mary July 14, 2010

Your GM this morning sounds wonderful… i wish I had one right now! It’s pushing 90* here today and it sounds pretty refreshing.

What’s the hottest temp you’re willing to run in ? It’s 90* here and I decided to wait till this afternoon… I have a slight heah ache and I’ve already had (only2:30pm) over 60 oz of water ?! How can I be dehydrated??

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34 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 15, 2010

wow that is a hot run! I don’t think I would be up for those temps. I have done it before and I would not recommend it to anyone.

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35 Mary July 15, 2010

Yeah, i decided that was way too hot and ended up riding at 6pm… tWas perfect. ;)

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36 Renee July 14, 2010

I’m definitely trying the carrot in the GM next time!

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37 Gina (@ Looking Forward) July 14, 2010

I think I need to start making some afternoon snacks with maca in them:) On a side note, I finally bought a jar of coconut oil and used it in the shower this morning…my skin feels AMAZING! Plus I just love the smell of coconut:)

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38 margie July 14, 2010

Question about the camelbak? Given you’ve been running with it for awhile now, do you find it less cumbersome when you run? I’ve been thinking of getting one, but am afraid it would be too uncomfortable.

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39 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 15, 2010

I have never thought it was really annoying…it was actually much less annoying than I thought it would be. It doesnt shift much, at least the small 1.5 litre I have anyways!

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40 e July 14, 2010

To make this morning’s gm did you use a blender or a juicer? Also do you add maca to anything else and if so how much? Thanks

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41 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 15, 2010

I use 1 tsp maca and a blender. hope that helps!

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42 Liz @ Tip Top Shape July 14, 2010

ALl of those globars look so good!! As did that sandwich. Raw onion bread sounds delicious :-D

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43 Laura (youngDCliving) July 14, 2010

It almost looks like there is fennel in that bread or something!

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44 Ilana July 14, 2010

I can never get mine as bright as yours! Love all your beautiful GM creations. I’ve been drinking them daily again and it feels GREAT!

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45 Tara July 14, 2010

You are really fast! You should try a 5k. I use them as tempo runs while training for other races, but they’re usually faster than a usual tempo run because of my adrenaline!

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46 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 15, 2010

I want to do a 5k really badly!

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47 Courtney (delightful devours) July 14, 2010

Someone already asked, but I was just wondering the same question: Where did you get that cute workout tank top?
Any other fitness apparel store recommendations?

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48 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 15, 2010

Lululemon in 2008 :)

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49 Allison @ Food For Healing July 14, 2010

i want to so badly go to a raw restaurant, ahg!

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50 Stacey@http://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/ July 14, 2010

Your bars always look so amazing. I really need to order some.

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51 Jessica @ The Process of Healing July 14, 2010

That sandwich looks amazing!!! And it’s incredible how a workout can just wake you up like that!

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52 Jo July 14, 2010

Intensely green smoothie! Looks tempting. As does that onion bread. Wow!

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53 Jil @ Peace, Love & Munchies July 14, 2010

Mmm that sandwich looks great – and congrats on such a great run. Also – looove that song.

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54 Anya @ Fitness & Sunshine July 14, 2010

GREAT job on your run!

The Puppy Love bars are indeed adorable :)

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55 Lisa @ bakebikeblog July 14, 2010

What a great run and a great lunch!!!
Oooh and I just read about the cafe your visited last night…everything looked AMAZING!

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56 Robyn @ Frugal 'n' Fit! July 14, 2010

I am feeling very refreshed after reading this post — the Carrot Camo, the productive run — as I sit here in my basement drinking coffee ;)

Your onion sandwich looks amazing! The photo you took last night did not do it justice. God bless natural daylight for photography, eh?

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57 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 15, 2010

hahah I know I thought last night’s pictures of the rawitch were so gross looking!

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58 Faith @ LovelyAsCharged July 14, 2010

Dang, lady, killer splits!

I think I’m going to try carrot in my next green monster! They’re so versatile like the spinach – you can slip them into so much without noticing. I always toss a few into homemade spaghetti sauce too.

PS – you should totally look up the song “I Got the Magic in Me” by B.O.B. I love running to it, and it kind of seems up your alley. Just a thought!

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59 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 15, 2010

I love the magic song!!! obsessed!

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60 Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter July 14, 2010

Long sweaty run are my favorite!

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61 michelle s. July 14, 2010

I was addicted to Live Organic Food Bar in the Annex when I lived in Toronto…. it was right by my work. But i lived two minutes from Rawlicious which opened right after i loved to Ottawa! I might not have left if it had opened before! I tried it last time i visited and it was amazing.

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62 Twisted Chicken July 14, 2010

I prefer the Mike D Remix version of Billionaire with Bruno Mars & B.E.T.
Super fun song!!

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63 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 15, 2010

mmmm I need it!!!!

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64 Alyssa @ bride to be fit July 14, 2010

Green monsters have gotten me through some seriously low energy times! One sip and everything just seems better, and most importantly, I seem more awake!! :)

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65 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 15, 2010

I know arent they awesome?

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66 Camille July 14, 2010

If I didn’t know better I would think the bread was meat!

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67 Jackie @ TriToLose July 14, 2010

Great job on the run! I have my swimmers do negative splits quite often. It helps them build their endurance, learn how to pace their races and hopefully build up some aerobic strength. :)

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68 Cara July 14, 2010

That Onion looks so pretty and delicious.
I don’t know if pretty is the right word to describe bread, but that’s the word that came to mind when a saw it :) YUM

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69 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 15, 2010

It is pretty! :) I agree.

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70 Candice July 14, 2010

Wow 4 miles that fast…yea I need to get to that stage

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71 leanne July 14, 2010

The Billionaire song is constantly in my head and I agree it is so motivating. I’m working on getting back to my previous running pace and this song has helped pick me up on more than one occasion.

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72 Kaitlin With Honey July 14, 2010

My green monsters are never this beautifully green! Sometimes, on my blog, they’re even BROWN! But that’s with added cocoa :) Anyway, I am most definitely going to need to try my hand at this delicious-sounding and -looking combination!

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73 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 15, 2010

I have been using a TON of spinach lately to use up the CSA stuff so maybe that is why they are extra green? :)

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74 Devon July 14, 2010

Hi Angela…I have to tell you–you are amazing. I love your blog–I found you after googling Green Monsters (I heard the term someplace, can’t remember where). I started doing GMs this week and I. AM. LOVING. IT. I can’t believe how full I stay and how good I feel!

Just wanted to tell you you’re making a difference… :)

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75 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 15, 2010

Thanks so much for this nice comment!

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76 Shannon July 14, 2010

Hi Angela!

I felt the need to comment on your website because ever since I discovered it a couple of weeks ago I have been excited to read every post. You are truly inspiring, not only in your attitude about health and fitness but also in the exciting, refreshing, and plain delicious way that you make healthy food AWESOME food. I started a blog today (i never thought that would happen!) and am excited to see where that takes me in my journey to make myself healthier and, most importantly, the happiest I can be. I have been a chronic yo yo dieter all my life and those days are over. No longer am I going to be cutting out carbs or depriving myself of things that are healthy for me because of the newest diet plan. This is a refreshing and invigorating realization. By the way- after a a run today i had a wonderful breakfast of steel cut oats with “banana soft serve” (to die for) and sunflower seeds, coconut, and blueberries. Yesterday I had overnight oats. I keep bookmarking your recipes. I think your healthy habits are rubbing off on me! Thank you from hundreds of miles away. I may never be the same :-)

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77 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 15, 2010

Thank you so much! I am happy you enjoy the blog :)

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78 Lauren July 14, 2010

I have been reading your blog for a couple of weeks now, and I finally tried my very first Green Monster today. I was craving chocolate but needed some greens, so I threw in cocoa powder, peanut butter, and cinnamon in with the regular GM ingredients. Amazing!! Can’t wait to start trying other variations.

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79 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 15, 2010

whohoo!

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80 Lauren July 14, 2010

I have been reading your blog for a couple of weeks now, and I finally tried my very first Green Monster today. I was craving chocolate but needed some greens, so I threw in cocoa powder, peanut butter, and cinnamon with the regular GM ingredients. Amazing!! Can’t wait to start trying other variations.

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81 Amber K July 14, 2010

New music definitely helps keep me going! Even “new” old music. “Everybody” by the Backstreet Boys came on when I was working out earlier and I forgot how high energy it is!

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82 April July 14, 2010

Love your Blog!!!

Great run, I wish my runs looked like that on paper. Not so much, I am just a beginner. Great information to store for the future!!! :)

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83 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 15, 2010

Everyone starts somewhere! I was running 1 minute at a time when I started :)

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84 Johanna July 15, 2010

Wow, that GM look awesome! And the sandwhich… mmm! Think I’m gonna do an experiment with raw onion bread just because of it. :)

Yesterday me and a friends ran 10 km – first time ever for her and first 10 km run for me in over a year (have been injured for quite a while, but now it finally seems to be over! =D). Today I feel suprisingly good, except being a bit tired – and hungry! How do you fuel up the day after you had a longer run? I know you longer distance than we do, but you know… long distance you’re not used to. :)

Have a great day! :)

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85 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 15, 2010

I find that my hunger is dulled immediately following a long run and then I get really hungry the day after!

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86 Diana @ frontyardfoodie July 15, 2010

Nice run! Seriously I love taking a hard run in the heat because not only is it super badass but you always sweat like a fiend and feel amazing after.

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87 Wei-Wei July 15, 2010

WOW. Your last mile AMAZES me. I can’t even run that fast for ONE mile! Man, you are a super-quick runner. You’re seriously amazing. I think I’m rambling but I’m that stunned!

Wei-Wei

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88 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 15, 2010

haha thanks!

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89 Natalie July 15, 2010

I just tried the green monster with carrots and a little cinnamon. Fabulous! Thanks for the recipe.

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90 denielle July 15, 2010

That raw sandwich looks amazing! The bread looks much like the raw onion bread I make at home in my dehydrator. I found a recipe online after I googled “raw onion bread” I think. It is really easy to make! I just slice 3 yellow onions, toss them into a large bowl, add 3/4 – 1 cup each of ground sunflower seeds and ground flax seeds, 1/3 cup tamari or nama shoyu, and 1/4 to 1/3 cup cold pressed olive oil. I stir it all up with a spoon then divide the mixture onto two teflex sheets and use a spatula to spread it out, dehydrate it at 105 degrees for about a day or so then flip it off of the teflex onto the regular dehydrator sheet and let it go for another 8 hours, give or take. So fantastic! The problem is I pick at it while its in the dehydrator so a good portion of it is usually gone before it is truly done! By the way, I finally tried your vegan overnight oats for the first time this morning and they are AMAZING! I can’t wait to make more tonight to enjoy tomorrow!

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91 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 15, 2010

Yum thank you for the recipe!!!!

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92 Jane July 15, 2010

You have the same glass teacup as me. I love it except for the fact that they’re so delicate.

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93 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 15, 2010

haha I know one of mine broke!

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94 Jo July 15, 2010

I have not heard of this. I will have to try it bc I have been trying to build up my running. Hill sprints have been working but sort of slowly, maybe this will give me a little more endurance a little more quickly!

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95 Jenn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) July 15, 2010

Oh man, I’ve been on a raw diet all week, would have loved some of that raw onion bread! YUM

Jenn

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