I Am A Sponge

August 29, 2008

For food and for knowledge today!

I can’t believe I went to Organic this morning – that seems like ages ago! I LOVE the professor. He’s so normal and started the class talking about what we were doing over the weekend (unfortunately Winthrop doesn’t celebrate Labor Day so I’ll be in class) and what his plans were. Not only is her personable, he’s a great teacher. I’ve learned about electron orbitals about 5 times in my life from 5 different teachers and never have I understood as well as today.

I really liked the whole workout-after-class routine. Since being in class is kind of like being in jail (i.e. you’re trapped) when I got out all I wanted to do was run because I was freeeeeeee!! Time-wise, early mornings make more sense, but I think I’ll do this every now and then for sure. Once home, I set out on my bike to park at the Y and run from there. I ended up doing a 5 mile loop, plus the 4.5 biked miles. I felt great afterwards, but I was really hungry when I got home!! It had been 5 hours since breakfast. I quickly showered (YAY!) and whipped up a delicious feast –

Some homemade Cheese Bread that was baked last night (not whole wheat but very tasty) topped with some frozen/thawed Easter ham, a slice of swiss and some mustard. The whole thing was broiled while I made my salad.


Open-faced for maximal flavor :)


With my sandwich I made a big spinach salad:

  • Spinach in a lemon/mustard/EVOO dressing
  • Carrot
  • Cuc
  • Green pepper
  • Tomato
  • Goat cheese
  • Parmesan
  • Grainberries



I really felt like I was a sponge soaking up the nutrients!


I spent some time studying and doing an assignment for Micro, hence the last post. I have SO MUCH to do on my study-list and no time to do it!!!

Our friends had to cancel dinner due to a migraine ( :( ), so that leaves the evening wide open. I should study and we should cook at home, but we were so hyped for a dinner out (I was planning on a beer!) that it’s too much of a let down to bum around the house. Now we’re toying with biking to dinner. Guess you’ll have to wait and see what we do!

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1 Sammie August 29, 2008 at 3:26 pm

Did Matt make that yummy bread? I hope you have a nice dinner together tonight.


2 Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) August 29, 2008 at 3:28 pm

Yay, I’m glad your class went well!

I think you should go out to dinner tonight. You deserve it!


3 Kath August 29, 2008 at 3:28 pm

Yup! He said he’ll be posting the recipe during the next batch. (This one was a test).



4 Heather August 29, 2008 at 3:35 pm

You should definitely go out tonight- it’s the weekend! Plus I want to see fun restaurant pics (see, it’s a totally selfish motive).


5 VeggieGirl August 29, 2008 at 3:35 pm

So glad that your day is going well – hooray!!

Can’t wait to read about what you guys end up doing later!! Have fun!! :-)


6 ModelBehavior August 29, 2008 at 3:56 pm

what a relief that you have a great orgo teacher! I hope I get so lucky!!!


7 Miss White Skirt August 29, 2008 at 4:47 pm

that bread looks INCREDIBLE!! mmm. cheese. bread. 😀

that run/bike ride sounds so invigorating! what a great way to get off some of that cooped-up energy.

yay for good teachers!


8 emmy August 29, 2008 at 5:28 pm

Your teacher sounds wonderful. I struggled to earn C’s in all my college science courses but they were still some of my favorites because I enjoyed the professors so much.

Also, I randomly/creepily had a mega crush on every short balding English prof. I had; this was a def. concern among my circle of friends!


9 Grounded Fitness August 29, 2008 at 5:59 pm

I have a question that your salad made me think of.

i have a big problem with wasting food- especially produce. i buy too much that never gets eaten. do you waste very much food? you have so many random (in a good way) and fresh ingredients all the time, that if i had i them would end up having to throw most of them out or eat the same thing everyday.

does that make sense?


10 Christie I. August 29, 2008 at 6:04 pm

Glad you liked your teacher, that makes school so much easier.

That ham and cheese looks so good!


11 Andrea August 29, 2008 at 6:14 pm

awww biking to dinner sounds so cute… i can totally picture you two doing that :) glad you liked your Orgo prof. Having a good teacher totally makes a difference!


12 Christie August 29, 2008 at 6:36 pm

Kath for Orgo and Biochem i had a professor who was young.. and just NORMAL he made the class great and even tho at times it was hard, he was an awesome teacher and I appreciated that so much!


13 Kath August 29, 2008 at 10:12 pm

Grounded Fitness,
I think we do a pretty good job of not letting food go to waste (but that’s not to say it doesn’t happen – I threw away green beans this week). I think we just eat at home enough to make it work. And always side on less rather than more when we’re grocery shopping. I think meal planning helps a LOT with waste. I will buy enough for recipes plus a few things for salads: romaine, bell pepper, carrots, cuc. I always wish I had more, rarely wish I had less.

Andrea ,
Biking to dinner was cute until the rain moved in!!!!



14 M September 2, 2008 at 8:14 am

Hi Kath! Love your blog! Quick question-do you ever have days when you think “Aw, I can skip working out, I am already thin and missing one workout isn’t going to kill me!” If so, how do you push through?


15 Kath September 2, 2008 at 10:03 am

Sometimes, but I workout mostly for the great glowing and clean and refreshed feeling afterwards so usually that feeling’s my motivator.



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