Food Blog, What I Ate: Day 2

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on September 2, 2009

Boy, it sure feels good to be able to talk to you guys again! This morning was hard! ;) You didn’t really think I could go the whole day without talking did you?

Time to recap the day’s eats and events…


Breakfast: 8am

Green Monster (Banana, water, chia, kale, liquid garlic, coconut oil)


Mid-morning snack: 11am

Glo-nola (about 1 cup)


Around lunch time, I decided that I couldn’t delay my 10 mile run any longer! I was supposed to go first thing this morning, but I put it off. I messaged Caitlin on Gmail chat and issued a PLEA to her:

Me: Please tell me WHY I want to go on a 10 mile run!!!!

Caitlin: Because you’re awesome. and double digits are a unique brand of torture.

Me: haha yes they are. You do realize I’ve only run 10 miles once in my life? lol.

Caitlin: If you want to do your bucket list, you better start running. Please tell me you’re going outside.

Me: You are right…damnit!

Caitlin: The sooner you leave, the sooner you come back

Talk about boot camp instructor! haha. I needed that kick in the butt. I owe this run to Caitlin today!

This is what I packed for my run:


The run:

  • Location: Murder hill route + area
  • Distance: 10 miles
  • Duration: 1 hour 43 mins. 38 secs.
  • Pace: 10:24 min/mile
  • Max heart rate: 171 bpm
  • Avg heart rate: 154 bpm

This run was LONG and I felt absolutely amazing to finish it! It’s only the second time I have run 10 miles in my life. The run was pretty grueling because of all the huge hills. My energy was quite low for most of miles 5-10. After mile 4.5 it is ALL uphill. A slow, steady climb up the mountain. Going there I feel great and then once I turn around I am reminded of the brutal climb ahead of me!

I used the snacks as motivation to make the time go by quicker.

I told myself:

  • At mile 4, I could stop and have 4 Clementine slices + water
  • At mile 5, more water + walking
  • At mile 6.25, 1/2 of my homemade energy gel, water
  • At mile 7.50, the other half of my energy gel, water
  • At mile 8.50, the rest of my Clementine slices, water

Somehow this got me through it. I was reading something in my marathon book last night and the quote said something like this:

“I like to split up my marathon into how many water stations are left. After my 1st water station, I tell myself  ‘only 11 water stations to go.’”

I think that is a fun mental trick and it really works to break it up! I will definitely be using this technique during my half on the 27th. Only 2 more long runs until my half!


When I got home I realized that I only had 1 hour or so to prepare, pack, invoice, and ship out my orders of the day (they have to go out by 4pm). So I was in a mad rush!!! Because one of the packages was for VegNews Magazine, in the US, it took extra time because I had to do all of the customs paper work. I made it out of the house at 3:45pm and got there just in time! Because I was in such a rush, I didn’t have time to eat until 4pm. As you may know I always try to eat food immediately after getting back from my long run, but sometimes it just doesn’t work out that way. Such is life!

Here was my very late lunch: 4pm

I had an awesome recovery lunch though!

1 can Health Valley Lentil soup (favourite kind by HV), 3 T soy yogurt, curry powder, 3 T bean dip, 1/2 cup salsa, 8 Dar-vida crackers


The yogurt was sooooo good in this soup! It made it super creamy. I had a little bit with each bite.


This soup provided me with 16 grams of protein (thank you lentils) and the bean dip and crackers provided me with another 12 grams.


So good to mix these together.


This total lunch provided me with 34 grams of protein. Muscles in repair! Woot woot!


After lunch, I wanted to pull a George Costanza and sleep under my desk. Long runs make me so tired. But I had lots of invoicing and other work to do so I kept at it!

Not long after lunch I had this wonderful snack:

Afternoon snack: 5:30pm

Yellow Delicious organic apple with organic smooth peanut butter


This just might be one of my all time favourite snacks (I feel like I say this A LOT, lol).


For dinner, I was REALLY tempted to call Eric and ask him to pick up Subway on the way home. I debated it for about 5 minutes and then I told myself, ‘Ange, just get in the kitchen and make something quick. You will save $15 bucks!’

It worked. :)

I whipped up something quick yet delicious with leftover chickpeas and brown rice.

Sweet & Sour Brown Rice and Chickpea Faux Casserole


  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 cup cooked chickpeas
  • 3 T Sweet & Sour Sauce (I used Mr Spice Organic)
  • 2 T salsa
  • 1 t paprika

Directions: Mix together, heat in microwave and sprinkle with pumpkin seeds!


Serves 2 (or 1 person who just ran 10 miles!) IMG_3529

Oh this was gooood.


With some cherry tomatoes on their last legs.


and a high protein/high fibre pita for scooping.

IMG_3539 IMG_3558 IMG_3546

Ok, I am seriously ready for a nap now! lol. I am stuffed and content, but sleepy. I have this Glo Bar on reserve should I need a snack later tonight.

EDIT: I ate this bar @ 9pm (obviously!!)

Oh and for the record, last night I did end up having the orange and also 1/3 cup Glo-nola. ;)





Have a wonderful night everyone!!


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brandi September 2, 2009 at 8:10 pm

i like the idea of looking forward to snack breaks :) I’ll have to remember that when I have to do a 10 mile run!

Get some rest girl, you’ve had a great day!

and VegNews?!? That’s awesome!


Courtney September 2, 2009 at 8:13 pm

MMMM! I was going to have my hubs stop and get something for dinner on the way home tonight too, but you inspired me to skip it and eat some of the homemade spicy taco soup I made the other day and save some moola!! Thanks for the healthy (and money saving) inspiration.
Congrats on the 10 miler!
Do you feel that you had better or worse endurance running later in the day?
I always feel I run better in the morning but sometimes can’t fit it in then.
Adventures in Tri-ing

I havent done a morning run in such a long time I wouldn’t be able to answer this accurately…hahaha ~A


Tay September 2, 2009 at 8:13 pm

CONGRATS GIRL!!! Post long run eats & glow are amazing. The best part of a long run. And that casserole looks amazing. I’ll have to try it out. I’m glad your energy gel turned out well. What a creative way to save money, huh? Have a good rest of your night!


Joyce September 2, 2009 at 8:18 pm

Nice job on the run and getting all your work done too! I am so interested in your homemade gel… Micheals has great little plastic bead bags that would be perfect for that size. You’re very inspiration and creative in your thriftiness ( is that a word?) Love your blog, I check it everyday… I found your blog when I lived in Canada temporarily (recently moved back to the states) , was a runner, went through an injury which sidelined me for almost a year.. I’m building up to my former distance, with your help!! Thanks


Katie September 2, 2009 at 8:31 pm

CONGRATS!! I Ran 10 miles last weekend felt GREAT. I like to run 8-10 on the weekends. My happy spot :) How high are going to get before your half? I have 12 this weekend then on to taper, but I’m going to keep my miles higher than last time see if I come out better. Good eating too, I recently gave up dairy and it’s been tough, but I’m managing. I just feel so much better, more energy and clearer skin.

Next week is 11, week after is 12…then taper week then race :) ~A


angieinatlanta September 2, 2009 at 8:35 pm

Dang! Double digits dance!

I’m impressed…and motivated! And kudos to you for reaching out to someone else to help get you out the door!

I can’t get over how beautiful your pics are – not food porn beautiful but art print beautiful!


Lauren September 2, 2009 at 8:37 pm

CONGRATS GIRL!!!!!! What an amazing job today. Seriously, you totally rocked those 10 miles and proved to yourself that you have every single capability to accomplish some of the most challenging things. True sign of a strong and powerful woman.

I have a long run on Saturday (last one before my 1/2 marathon too). I totally relate to those love/hate feelings you get before a long run. You hate to think about it but love the feeling when its over. The love definitely triumphs the hate…just remember that. ;)


Shan September 2, 2009 at 8:45 pm

The pumpkin sprinkles look SOOO pretty! and must have added a delicious crunch! I am definitely going to try that!
How do you cut your apple slices so neatly?!?


VeggieGirl September 2, 2009 at 8:45 pm

Awesome day you had!


Salina September 2, 2009 at 9:01 pm

10miler! Well Done!!

mmmmm…that bean and salsa dip makes my mouth water!

ps.. LOVING your new lens — the photos are absolutely-freaking-awesome!


Pam (Highway to Health) September 2, 2009 at 9:01 pm

You conversation with Caitlin is so funny but so true!!

Your pictures are amazing now! Wow!!


Jenna September 2, 2009 at 9:15 pm

Caitlin totally should be a fitness instructor! Little does she know, she is the one who inspired me to start running :)

Lovely eats. I think sometimes you have to mess with your brain a bit to motivate yourself, just like you did. It does the trick everytime. Awesome job, you should be proud of yourself!

Caitlin was the one who inspired me to run…I think she had that effect on many people. ~A


Lizzie September 2, 2009 at 9:15 pm

You are going to kick butt in this half lady!!! I love your snacks too. That soup looks really good. Not sure how you managed to hang on so long for your post-run snack . . . I need to eat within an hour of getting home or I go crazy! :) Have you tried making your own version of chocolate milk? That’s supposed to be one of the best post-race snacks. I know you’re vegan, but you’re also really creative so I bet you could come up with something yummy!


Ellen @ Peace in Motion September 2, 2009 at 9:19 pm

Congratulations on the 10miler. I had a super hard time getting out for my run today too. I compromised, saying that I would be allowed to stop and walk if I got too tired. It was a hard run, but I felt soooooo much better after!


Katrina M September 2, 2009 at 9:23 pm

good for you for going out and doing the run!!! :) i am planning on going for 10 on friday (last long run before my half!!). hopefully it will feel like a piece of cake after my 13 miles last weekend :) hehe. i am enjoying the food logs, thanks for sharing!! do you get really hungry after your long runs? i’m trying to figure out if i need to eat more calories on my long run days to make up for the extra calories i’m burning or not… i’ve been trying to just let my body tell me. hope it works, hahaha.

I’m definitely hungrier, but I wouldn’t say my body makes me hungry enough to compensate for all that was burned. ~A


[email protected] September 2, 2009 at 9:42 pm

Congrats on the long run! I always split big races into water stops.
Enjoy your rest, I know I am enjoying a couple of days off after my 9 miler Monday!


The Healthy Hostessq September 2, 2009 at 9:42 pm

Congrats on the 10-miler! You go girl!! Great pictures too, I have been meaning to tell you that!


Susan September 2, 2009 at 9:47 pm

Woot! Awesome work on the ten miler! You are a pro, there’s no way I’d pick a hilly route for my long runs! :P

Running is totally mental. I’ve gotten pretty good at tricking myself into running further ;)


Jenny September 2, 2009 at 9:51 pm

You were a great example of motivating yourself to do things that are good for you today!! Congrats on that run, you are the bomb!! :)

And I definitely think breaking up workouts into sections makes them more enjoyable and easier mentally.


Deva (Voracious Vorilee) September 2, 2009 at 9:52 pm

Congrats on the ten miler! I’m so impressed, my longest run ever was six miles – I’m hoping to run a half next year, and I’m eager to get into the double-digits :-) I really like your idea to keep motivated, too – I may have to try that!


Erin September 2, 2009 at 9:52 pm

Congrats on the 10 miler!! That’s awesome!

Your pictures are so beautiful with the new camera! Great present Mr. Glo :)


Jess (Fit Chick in the City) September 2, 2009 at 10:00 pm

Nice job on the run! Friends like Caitlin are the best! Sometimes we need that little extra kick in the ass!


Brandi C September 2, 2009 at 10:10 pm

Keep Up the Great Work Ange! You’re such an inspiration.
FYI: I love HV No Salt Added Soups too! They had them on sale last time I was at WFM and I purchased a few along with the No Salt added vegetarian chili. I haven’t tried this one before so we’ll how it goes =]


R September 2, 2009 at 10:18 pm


Quick question for Angela or anyone who may know? On the Glo Bakery site under shipping info says shipping to mostly anywhere in the US, but the order online section says shipping to the US not available yet. Is it possible to have Glo Bakery products shipped to the US at this time?

Thanks so much!

Sorry for the confusion! I am not shipping to the US at this time, but will be in a few weeks or so. ~A


R September 3, 2009 at 9:21 pm

Great! Can’t wat :)


Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now September 2, 2009 at 10:35 pm

You always arrange your food so beautifully. I wish I had the patience.


leianna September 2, 2009 at 11:27 pm

I ran 10 miles today too, although I didn’t have as great of food during or afterward!
How do you make homemade gel or is that a secret recipe?


Jolene September 2, 2009 at 11:40 pm

Congrats on your 10 miles!! I love your photos!


Molly September 2, 2009 at 11:43 pm

Are you going to hire any helpers when Glo Bakery starts shipping to the US? It seems like your demand will be high! :)


Angela (Oh She Glows) September 3, 2009 at 10:31 am

Possibly! I’ll have to see how I can manage!


Niki Frew September 3, 2009 at 1:35 am

Whooohooooo for the 10 mile run! Impressive! I just did my longest run to day (9.4K) and it felt great!


Angela (Oh She Glows) September 3, 2009 at 10:31 am



Leah @ Simply Fabulous September 3, 2009 at 2:30 am

Congrats on getting out for your run :)

I did the water station trick on my half too.
I also did the “Steve is meeting me at mile 10” trick and it motivated me to get there. Then I just had 3 more miles, which were grueling, but the thought of being done was motivation enough to finish!


nic September 3, 2009 at 4:45 am

Hey there beautiful!! Congrats on the 10 mile run!! I definitely couldn’t do that!! Walking easily, running no way!! ;)
Your dinner looks sooooo delicouse!! I imediately put it on my meal-to-do list!! And I can’t wait to try it! :D


One Year No Diets! September 3, 2009 at 8:59 am

I love your method for getting the ten miles done! I think I always put pressure on myself to run straight through (not that I’ve run even close to ten miles in the last couple of years!) and I love being reminded it’s okay to stop, drink, walk. Or stop, drop, and roll, if you’re on fire.


Low September 3, 2009 at 9:57 am

You are such a busy bee! I seriously think about all the hard work you do on days when I’m feeling sorry for myself for being so busy. You’re an inspiration!

Awesome job on the run!!!


Cait (Cait's Plate) September 3, 2009 at 9:58 am

I loved your Wordless Wednesday post…with a camera that takes pictures like that, you can afford a wordless post!! :)

But I’m also glad to have your words back ;)

Can I just say that I die a little bit inside everytime I see your Glo-nola and realize I can’t eat it off the computer? It looks SooSoooSooo good!

And congrats on the 10-miler! You’re such an inspiration!


Holly September 3, 2009 at 10:03 am

AWESOME job on the 10-mile run Ms. Angela! the worst part for me is getting ready and leaving. once i start, i usually feel great!

love all the eats :)


Anne Marie @ her new weigh September 3, 2009 at 10:18 am

That looks delicious!


Claire September 3, 2009 at 10:40 am

I need to find those high protein pitas around here.They look really good…I listen to the Hannah Montana soundtrack(yes,I’m 32:-) ) when I go out for my walk/sprints.I love how when I get to a certain song I know I’m halfway or on the homestretch.hehe…


Marcia September 3, 2009 at 12:13 pm

okay, that meal looks great (chickpeas)! And I like reading about how you fuel your runs. I bought a “fuel belt” for water, so we’ll see if that helps me on my 7 miler this weekend.


Melissa September 3, 2009 at 2:07 pm

Ange have you tried roasted chickpeas yet? I can’t remember but seeing your dinner from last night reminded me of them and how great they are!! If you haven’t yet you need to try them!! :D


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