If I Were A Glo Bar

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on June 18, 2010

Almost ready to roll!


Despite my lack of sleep and marathon baking day, I had a kick bootay Brick Workout on my lunch break. I could have easily skipped this workout like I skipped yesterday’s workout, but something told me that if I worked out today, I would reap the benefits all day long. When you are running on 4 hours sleep, sometimes a good workout is all you need to set you back on the right foot. Today was one of those days. Yesterday was not. You win some, you lose some!

I headed out for my Brick workout before lunch. I find that if I have lunch before a run my stomach is not a happy camper. Also, during my workout I can think about lunch and this motivates me to run faster! :lol: It’s a win win.

Leg 1: The RUN:

My goal was to maintain around an 8:40 min/mile pace. I am preparing for my 5-miler race next Wednesday so I am trying to work on my speed.

  • Distance: 4 miles
  • Time: 34:12
  • Avg Pace: 8:33 min/mile
  • Avg heart rate: 167 bpm
  • Max heart rate: 183 bpm (going up a hill)


Mile Splits:

  • Mile 1: 8:42
  • Mile 2: 8:24
  • Mile 3: 8:46
  • Mile 4: 8:19


I was happy to see that my last mile was my quickest! I have been trying to end strong on my runs lately. For so long all I did was fizzle out to a slow dying crawl near the end of runs. I want to break that habit.

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I wore my lovely new Ultra Light Cap that Pearl Izumi sent me. I LOVE THIS HAT! It is so nice to wear a hat that breathes. It’s cute too!

Leg 2: The BIKE:

I was tempted to go inside after my run, but I kept my eye on the prize (triathlon!). My transition was about 2 minutes and 30 seconds. I had to fill up my Camelbak again!

  • Distance: 3 miles
  • Time: 16:25 mins
  • Max heart rate: 166 bpm (up a hill)
  • Avg heart rate: 151 bpm


My leg muscles were feeling this bike ride! Luckily 3 miles goes by super fast on a bike.

I came home and did Polly’s Yoga for Runners video. It is just 10 minutes and I think that is the only way I can stick with a good yoga/stretching session immediately after a workout. Anything longer and I will give up and go eat/shower. I felt so good afterwards and I had much more energy in the afternoon than I had in the morning.

The day was majorly productive and I feel much more in control about the market open tomorrow.

Eric treated me to a delicious dinner tonight. 

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His amazing salad contained: Romaine, tomatoes, carrots, green onion, avocado, 1.5 cups black beans, hummus, sea salt, better than balsamic dressing, black pepper.


It was sooooooooooooooooooooo freakin’ awesome.


On the side he served me two slices of thick whole wheat bread spread with Earth Balance.


Dessert was a BERRY BOWL!


I debated serving it with Banana Soft Serve, but I really could not bring myself to wash another dish today. Berry Bowl it was. I also had about 6 gazillion Glo Dough’s as I was testing a new peanut butter flavour. I ended up rejecting it in the end because I didn’t have enough time to really get it exactly right, so I am sticking with the choc. chip cookie dough tomorrow!

I have some last minute things to prepare and then Eric and I are going to pack what we can into the car and put everything by the door for a quick exit tomorrow morning.



Sign teaser!


Look at the awesome Glo Bar poem OSGMOM wrote for the Farmer’s Market!!


It prompted me to Tweet this:



Aren’t moms the best?

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jenny (Green Food Diaries) June 18, 2010 at 11:33 pm

love the poem… you’re awesome, OSGMOM!


Ashley June 18, 2010 at 11:59 pm

I hope you can sleep tonight!! I am so glad you had a productive day :) The sign looks fabulous…I can’t believe your speeeedy run…I looove pearl izumi….amaaaazing poem from mom!! Have fun tomorrow and then come home and NAP! xo


Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] June 19, 2010 at 12:03 am

I wish you the best of luck tomorrow!!! I think that poem needs to be framed in your kitchen : )


Amanda June 19, 2010 at 12:36 am

I definitely cannot eat anything sizable before I run! I get heartburn or stomach cramps or a stitch in my side ….. it really sucks!

I love that poem, it’s the sweetest thing I’ve ever read!


Little Bookworm June 19, 2010 at 4:45 am

Love the poem about Glo-bars! :)


Christina June 19, 2010 at 6:48 am

Awwww your Mom is great! What a cute poem!!!


Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin June 19, 2010 at 7:36 am

Aw I love that poem. Your mom is so sweet! :)


Therese June 19, 2010 at 8:15 am

I love Polly’s yoga video! I’ve done it several times and it always works out great!

What a wonderful poem and so sweet of your Mom!

Have a great first day at the market!!! I’m sure you’ll sell right out!


Tammy June 19, 2010 at 10:08 am

I wish you could come to our Farmer’s Market! Good luck!


Laura June 19, 2010 at 10:55 am

What’s the chance of getting a recipe for glo dough? I live in NY and I’ll never make it to your farmer’s market, but they sound AMAZING. Peanut Butter? Gotta have it!


Ashley June 19, 2010 at 4:53 pm

You’re going to be amazing and everyone will fall in love with your bars! You’re going to be a smashing success! Hope you enjoy it! :)


Marissa June 19, 2010 at 8:16 pm

you are amazing, seriously super happy I read a magazine with your blog featured. I am going to steal so many of your recipes for my fast pace work days!!!

Sending love and thankfulness to you!!!

xoxo Marissa


Triathlonbabe aka Grace June 20, 2010 at 9:44 am

How sweet of Eric to continue helping you out through this busy time by cooking up special stuff just for you! The berry bowl looks absolutely gorgeous. OMG, the poem, how sweet is that of OSGMOM!!!

Can’t wait to try out your Glo-Dough, are you going to market those out on-line as well?


Lauren June 20, 2010 at 10:24 am

LOVE your Mom’s poem! She is a poet!! ;P And yes, Mom’s are THE BEST!!!


Paige B April 6, 2016 at 7:02 pm

Angela, I must say you are truly my Idol!

I know this is a lot to ask – but I know you have sold your products at farmer’s markets in the past and was hoping you could answer a few questions for me!

I want to sell some of my baking to raise money for cancer research as a business over the summer. I was curious what steps you had to take? If you needed insurance, and to get any certifications?

Keep on glowing! <3 THANKS!


Angela Liddon April 15, 2016 at 11:08 am

Hi Paige, that’s such a wonderful idea. I had to get my kitchen inspected, I registered my business with the government, and I got business insurance, among other things. My advice is to check with your municipality as each area operates differently. Hope this helps, and good luck!


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