The 26th Dimension

August 17, 2008

Sorry for the tardiness guys – I feel like I’ve been in another dimension today it was so atypical!

This morning’s pancakes (which we finished eating around 11am!) held me over for a long time. The husband and I decided to do a biathlon and bike and run for our workout. We biked 3 miles to the Y, locked up our bikes, ran about 4.5 miles around the neighborhoods there (it’s always nice for a change of scenery!), then biked the other way (2.2 miles) back home, showered, and then hopped back on our bikes to ride about 4 more miles to EarthFare, ate lunch, biked 4 miles back to Harris Teeter for groceries and then home! I think that totals about 17 miles covered!?!

At EarthFare we got delicious salads. It was 4pm by the time we were eating, so I knew dinner would be up in the air.

His + Hers

(We can’t do this often – it was way too expensive …but oh-so-good. Next time I’ll pack in less veggies to reduce the weight!)


My salad included:

  • The famous deep fried BBQ tofu
  • The most delicious salmon in the world
  • The best falafel ball ever
  • The butteriest pita chips ever (Sami’s brand)
  • A few garbanzos
  • Melons + blueberries
  • Feta cheese
  • Tofu “cottage cheese” (it was strange, but good!)
  • Spicy broccoli
  • Kale salad
  • Marinated mushrooms
  • And a base of various raw veggies with balsamic vinegar on them


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I actually couldn’t finish my salad today and left a bunch of the veggies on the bottom. I think I could have finished, but knowing I was biking home, I didn’t want to feel sick. I should bike to meals more often to learn to stop when I’m at a 7 and not a 10. I brought the veggies home in a plastic container (we had a backpack for a few items we needed – including kashi crackers for $2.79 a box!) and planned to finish it at dinner, but it was so soggy and gross from the vinegar that I ended up tossing them into the compost. What a shame.


I also tried two bread samples in the store:

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I waited all evening for hunger as my cue to make something for dinner but to no avail! I finally felt a little empty around 8:30 and settled on a yogurt + grain + fruit combo.

  • The rest of a large container of Chobani (about 3/4 a cup?)
  • Speltberries
  • Blueberries
  • A few raspberries
  • A juicy white peach
  • Kashi H2H


Back to the Olympics!! We have the gymnastic all-around final on the computer and tonight’s events on the TV. It’s quite confusing!

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1 caitlin (see bride run) August 17, 2008 at 8:31 pm

alright, you have convinced me to try speltberries! 😀 your day sounds lovely, have a great night!


2 rk August 17, 2008 at 8:32 pm

hey kath

is $2.79/box expensive?

i find them for $2.50 @ super-wal mart. i used to be anti-wal mart, but they really do make healthy eating accessible for lower income folks. i find tons of great organic produce and products (like kashi heart to heart for $2.50/box) for very great prices.


3 VeggieGirl August 17, 2008 at 8:36 pm

17 miles, eh?? Nice!!

Oooh, such a fun mix of ingredients in your and Matt’s salads!!


4 HangryPants August 17, 2008 at 9:03 pm

The veggies always make my salad expensive at Whole Foods. I just get so excited even though they’re usually things (cucumbers, tomatoes, zucchini) I have at home anyway.



5 Faye August 17, 2008 at 9:09 pm

Sometimes I try to imagine that I’ll be working out soon after eating a meal which makes me more aware of how I’m feeling and reminds me not to stuff myself! If only I can remember to do it before every meal!


6 Christie August 17, 2008 at 9:11 pm

Ohh those sami pita chips are so good… but I worry about the nutrition info.. I use to buy there rolls but when things come from a small bakery you have to wonder… but those are def worth it because they are so good!


7 ModelBehavior August 17, 2008 at 9:11 pm

Wow you were all over town on that bike today! Way to stay active!!!


8 Gliding Calm August 17, 2008 at 9:22 pm

the salad really does look amazing! Just like the WF’s hot bar… so delicious, but very expensive- so usually only a once in a while thing…but OH so good!!

the chobani mixture looks so pretty too!

I wish I had a bike, and a safe and pretty neighborhood to explore!


9 Melissa August 17, 2008 at 10:33 pm

wow, i wish i could find kashi crackers for $2.79! The cheapest I can find them out here is around $3.39…booooo!

but that salad looks sooooooooo good! great choices!


10 Serena August 17, 2008 at 10:56 pm

Wow, I can find the kashi crackers for 2.29 a box. so strange how the same foods cost different prices all over the country!


11 Erin August 17, 2008 at 11:45 pm

I love your Chobani “meal”, all the fruits and crunch look delicious! Are your quads burning from all the bike riding?


12 Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) August 18, 2008 at 12:21 am

Those salads look fantastic!


13 VeganCowGirl August 18, 2008 at 4:00 am

Those salads look great! And totally well deserved! What a great day of biking and using your bodies.


14 alwaysroom4dessert August 18, 2008 at 4:54 am

Those salads look soo good! Ever since you mentioned those honey sesame kashi crackers I had to go out and get some…I am completely addicted to them now! If only we had chobani yogurt in Canada…
Great blog, it’s very inspiring to me! =)


15 Hot Garlic August 18, 2008 at 8:22 am

Beyond feeling good from the physical exercise, you must feel so good to feel GREEN! I know I do when I bike!

Your lazy mornings of breakie at 11 sound HEAVENLY!


16 Caroline August 18, 2008 at 8:51 am

MMmMmm!! Are those the Millet and Flax Crackers (i forget the brand…) Those are my FAVORITE! Your salad looks delish! I love the balance of a lazy morning pancake breakfast followed by the envigorating bike/run! What a perfect Sunday. Proof that it doesn’t have to be all or nothing, i love it! You all are so inspiring :)


17 Kath August 18, 2008 at 9:37 am

rk + Serena ,
Ohh $2.50 is good – $2.29!?!? Wow! They are normally $3.19-$3.39 here but I usually just wait until they go on sale. I’ll have to venture over to our Wal-Mart to see how much they are there.

Christie ,
I’m not sure how much I trust their info either. 50 calories an oz seems too good to be true! Plus with crazy fiber.

Erin ,
Quads are OK but my hips are a little sore from our mountain run on Saturday am!

alwaysroom4dessert ,
Thanks :) I think the Honey Sesame are by far the best!

Yup, millet and flax. Those were the cinnamon ones, which I love the best.



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