Run Like The Wind

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on September 6, 2010

Happy Labour Day! I hope you are enjoying a lovely day off and are sleeping in right now!

I like to spend my holidays by getting up at 4:15am. I am sick like that.

Let me rewind to last night…

The Dizzy Bizzy Board was stressing me out a bit. Actually, it was giving me the spins and I decided it had to go ASAP. ;)


Really, this was just an excuse for another Michaels trip… ;)

I emerged with new scrapbooking paper and the will to make a less dizzy & bizzy vision board.


I decided that I would use a solid background colour (orange) and then accent with prints. Problem solved.

I have been using these double-sided photo stickers and they work like a charm!


They come right off with no tearing. I also used a photo glue stick for a couple sections when necessary.

Here is the new vision board:


Much more easy on the eyes. ;)

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I think it actually matches better with the warm colours + wood!


Side by side:

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Some close ups…


I like the ‘Trust’ over the heart!


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What a fun project!

Eric also hung this frame in a new spot (it used to be above my desk before the Mykonos painting went up).

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The bookcase is still a work in progress, but it is getting there!

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Then I went through all my personal and business files.


When I was done, I moved my new 2010 file to an easily accessible spot by the fax/scanner. If it is out in the open I am much more likely to use it!


Then I operated on our printer that all of a sudden decided to stop working this week! Hrmph.


I got it to print black ink, but it is still rejecting the magenta ink that we installed. Very strange. I think we might have to get it serviced. Luckily it is still under warranty.


This morning, I stumbled downstairs at 4:15am and ate some delicious vegan overnight oats that were waiting for me. It made getting up for the race a bit easier. :)


Pre-Race Hydrating Mango & Strawberry Vegan Overnight Oats


  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 2.5 tbsp chia seeds <– lots of chia seeds because they are great for runners & very hydrating
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 mango, cubed
  • 3 strawberries, chopped


Here it is last night when I mixed them up. The mango was so good in this.


I better get on the road so I am not late!

Just a reminder that today is the final day that you can vote in the Portabella Playoff! Thanks for your support everyone. :)

It’s time for me to run like the wind….Eeeeee.

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Mary September 6, 2010 at 4:39 am

Good luck with the race!


Alice September 6, 2010 at 4:52 am

YAY the new vision board looks great!
I agree that the oranges match the warmth of your office better than the first board, although I did love that one as well. This is such a great idea! As a scrapbooker I think I will give one of these a go when I get a free day soon.
Best of luck for the race!


Sharon September 6, 2010 at 5:13 am

Good Luck with the race! Have you tried Mango Soft Serve yet? I have been mixing it with our overnight oats is oh so good!


Sammy September 6, 2010 at 5:31 am

Much better! And I agree it ties in with the other oranges in the room. You’ve inspired me to do an inspiration board, haha. x


Freya (Brit Chick Runs) September 6, 2010 at 5:34 am

Good luck with the race – you’re going to rock it!
I actually love both the vision boards, and I’ve decided that I’d like to live in your office. I LOVE it!!


Tina September 6, 2010 at 5:37 am

I was up at 5 am for my holiday too. There’s no such thing as holidays when you’re a mom and HAVE to get work and writing done early in the am. Oh to sleep in…LOL!

Good luck at the race!


Seglare September 6, 2010 at 6:05 am

Good luck with the race – I hope you will have a fun one! :)

I liked both vision boards, but have to agree that the new one is easier on the eyes – and it fits beautifully in your office.


Jessica @ How Sweet It Is September 6, 2010 at 6:07 am

That breakfast sounds delicious before a race! Good luck!


Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg September 6, 2010 at 6:15 am

Awww, I LOVE your vision board!!! I so want to make one now!


Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine September 6, 2010 at 6:25 am

Good luck with your race!! I’ve seen quite a few bloggers do vision boards and they’re such a great idea- I love the change in background, too. I want to make one!!


Joslyn @ missfitbliss September 6, 2010 at 6:28 am

Good luck at the race! I can’t decided which version of the board I like better. They’re both cool.


Wei-Wei September 6, 2010 at 6:48 am

Good luckkkk! I like your board, it matches that photo beside it ;)


Rachel (Two Healthy Plates) September 6, 2010 at 6:51 am

Good luck racing – can’t wait to hear about it! I also like the 2nd board better – much easier on the eye!


Neen @ Broad Bean to Runner Bean September 6, 2010 at 6:54 am

Good luck for the race hun! the new vision board is lovely, i liked the last one, nice and bright but this one sure does go better! x


[email protected] September 6, 2010 at 6:57 am

have a great race!! Your bfast looks so yummy :-)


Marina September 6, 2010 at 7:33 am

Good luck!
I hope you’ll be fast like a tornado :D


Cami September 6, 2010 at 7:38 am

Hi Angela,
I’ve been wanting to try overnight oats, but I don’t know if it takes a special kind of oats. Can I use the slow-cooking, steel-cut oats in the overnight recipe? Thanks and best of luck at the race today!!


Angela (Oh She Glows) September 6, 2010 at 1:08 pm

Hi Cami I am not sure about the steel cut oats…I *think* I have heard someone using it before but I am not 100% sure.
I just use regular rolled oats.
Goodluck! :)


cami September 6, 2010 at 3:30 pm

Thanks Ange, I’ll give it a try. We may be talking about the same kind of oats -I use McCann’s.
Oh, and congrats on your super-fast race today!! :)


Danielle September 6, 2010 at 7:44 am

The board looks great! And you’re so right the colors go so much better with the room, without the dizzy effect :) good luck on the race today!

P.S. I had my first on the road Glo Bar yesterday… it was fantastic. Obviously ;)


Angela (Oh She Glows) September 6, 2010 at 1:08 pm

thank you!!! have fun :)


Jackie September 6, 2010 at 7:45 am

Good luck on your race!
Do you ever find that Chia gets bitter when you make it?
For some reason, I can’t get over the taste.

PS – I made the pumpkin oats this morning and I’m in bliss.


Angela (Oh She Glows) September 6, 2010 at 1:06 pm

No I have never found that they are bitter…hmmm wonder why you experienced that!


Bess @ Bess Be Fit September 6, 2010 at 8:03 am

Good luck on the run!!! Love the new board. Both were cool but its much much easier on the eyes :)


Cara Craves... September 6, 2010 at 8:07 am

Your new vision board looks great and the orange colour matches really nicely with the painting that it shares a wall with. Nice work!
Have a great race!


holly @ couchpotatoathlete September 6, 2010 at 8:09 am

Angela the new board looks beautiful! I agree, the colors definitely match the wood tones in that room better.

Good luck at your race! I’m sure you’ll do great and I can’t wait to hear all about it!


christina cadden September 6, 2010 at 8:11 am

Good luck at the race!


[email protected] ReshapeYourLife September 6, 2010 at 8:22 am

The vision board looks awesome! It matches the office much better!

Good luck on the race!


Andrea September 6, 2010 at 8:28 am

The new vision board looks amazing- I’m feeling like I might have to make one, I love the idea!
Good luck on the race- hope the weather holds off for you :) Have a nice warm tea when you get home!


Heather (Heather's Dish) September 6, 2010 at 8:49 am

good luck with the race girl! you’re going to do so well :) the new board is beautiful, a lot less stressful for sure!


Kara @ MyWellnest September 6, 2010 at 8:57 am

Good luck with your race!!!


Kate September 6, 2010 at 9:00 am

Good luck on your race today! I had your VOO with peanut butter and strawberries before my first sprint tri last weekend, and they kept me full and energized!


[email protected] September 6, 2010 at 9:11 am

I love the new vision board! Looks so great, and everything can be seen. GOOD LUCK TODAY! Can’t wait for the results :)


Kaitlyn (College Girl Runs) September 6, 2010 at 9:15 am

I love scrap-booking and doing projects like that :) I am going to be scrap-booking for my brothers senior water polo poster in the next few days and I’m soooo excited!!!
Have a good run :D


Sarah September 6, 2010 at 9:16 am

Good luck with the race today :)

Not only is your vision board incredibly inspiring I love the pics of your wedding bands. So classic and elegant!!


OSGMOM September 6, 2010 at 9:16 am

Good luck with your race :) I love the warm tones in the new Vision board and agree it goes very well with the room & also compliments the warm colours in the Mykonos painting. You have done such a great job getting your office organized!


Emily September 6, 2010 at 9:25 am

Hope the race was great, what a wonderful day for it! Vision board looks fabulous as do your oats and Lentil Walnut Burgers :) Enjoy the day !


Lily @ Lily's Health Pad September 6, 2010 at 9:29 am

Run, Angela, Run!


Rhea (Greek Feaster) September 6, 2010 at 9:33 am

GOOD LUCK TODAY! Can’t wait to hear how it went :D
I love that you display your medals on your inspiration board. I need to rid up something like that!


lynn September 6, 2010 at 9:35 am

sending lots of posative thoughts and energy to you on this race day!!! can’t wait to hear how it goes. Love the new vision board, easier on the peepers…i too love patterned paper and it takes a bit of practice to learn “portion control”…. you did great!


Jill September 6, 2010 at 9:47 am

Good luck with the race!!! BTW, as far as the “mushroom race” goes, you are in the lead by 81%! Yay Angela!


Lana September 6, 2010 at 9:57 am

The orange board background looks great!!!
P.S. just voted for your mushroom recipe :) YUM!
Have a great race!!!


April @ Crazy Fabulous Life September 6, 2010 at 10:00 am

Happy Race Day! Good luck! :-D

Your vision board looks great!


Chelsea @ Strawberry Sweat September 6, 2010 at 10:16 am

What a productive day for you! I really need to do some organization, so hopefully these posts will kick me into gear.

I am commenting a little late, so I hope your race went well!


Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter September 6, 2010 at 10:19 am

I am an organization freak! Getting up at 4:15 and organizing stuff sounds like something I would do.


Camille September 6, 2010 at 10:22 am

I love the photographs of your rings!


Heather September 6, 2010 at 10:24 am

your board looks great! You are right, it was a little too busy before ha!


Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin September 6, 2010 at 10:30 am

The new background looks great. Everything on your vision board sticks out better now!

I hope the race went well! :)


Lisa September 6, 2010 at 10:48 am

Those boards look so creative and good! I hope your race went well! =)


Mary @ Bites and Bliss September 6, 2010 at 10:49 am

The photo board looks so cute!! and good luck on your race!! Run your lil heart out!


Alaina @ The Jogging Concierge September 6, 2010 at 11:00 am

Cute desk area! I can only wish that my husband was as organized as yours.

Good luck on the race!


Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat September 6, 2010 at 11:10 am

I thought I liked your first board but I like this one even more! Mine will be posted tomorrow. Good luck in your race – can’t wait to hear how it went! :)


MoniMeals September 6, 2010 at 11:14 am

GO get Em! Run like the wind with those chia seeds! That is my ideal fuel too. :) Can’t wait to hear how it went.
Your vision board, looks so much better! I heart Micheals too.


ari September 6, 2010 at 11:15 am

hahaha why would you have a sticker that says “i’m a quitter!” on your vision board?!


Angela (Oh She Glows) September 6, 2010 at 1:11 pm

It’s an inside joke….ALSO a famous print by natalie Dee (see here: AND I happen to think it is funny since I quit my job and there is usually a negative connotation with quitting but sometimes it can be a positive experience! :)


Sana September 6, 2010 at 1:42 pm

This is so true! Quitting a relationship that is not healthy for you can be awesome! I just did that today and I feel GOOD!!!


Angela (Oh She Glows) September 6, 2010 at 1:49 pm

Im happy for you!


Jessica @ The Process of Healing September 6, 2010 at 11:28 am

Good luck! and I LOVE the new vision board!


Kirsten September 6, 2010 at 11:35 am

Love the new vision board! Good luck with the race!


Amber K September 6, 2010 at 11:37 am

I love the original, but you’re right, the new one looks better!


Maria September 6, 2010 at 11:49 am

Love the board! And just a heads up, rubber cement also works great for paper projects. It dries flat and doesn’t warp photos, AND you can still peel it off and reapply if you didn’t like the layout.


Angela (Oh She Glows) September 6, 2010 at 1:11 pm

thanks for the tip!


Lorinda September 6, 2010 at 12:16 pm

Love the boards. Much better the second time around.

Voted on your mushroom recipe–you’re kicking butt! Way to represent Canada! It looked delish, can’t wait to give it a try.

Good luck on the race!


Angela (Oh She Glows) September 6, 2010 at 1:11 pm

thank you!


Ashley September 6, 2010 at 3:17 pm

Race looked like a lot of fun! I haven’t run one in a while, maybe this fall I will try a few! Kind of in a fitness funk, so a run always gets you back in the mood!


Kelly September 6, 2010 at 5:21 pm

I love your second vision board. The plain background makes everything else really pop and stand out. You have inspired me to make one now.


Teri September 6, 2010 at 7:31 pm

Congrats on running a great race today! The sunrise pics are beautiful!!!

I like the new board as well!

That bowl of VOO looks AMAZING!!!


[email protected] September 7, 2010 at 1:41 pm

CREATIVE!!!! wow, time well spent i think!! <3


The Vegan Tiffin September 7, 2010 at 11:49 pm

I love that Greek painting! You have reminded me of how much I miss Michael’s (I am no longer living in the US)!


Vie October 6, 2010 at 12:46 pm

love the natalie dee pic


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