What I Eight on 8.8.08

August 8, 2008

Can you believe I just showered for the first time today!?!?! Boy was I disgusting after a 10 mile bike ride and cleaning out my car. But those showers are always the best :)

Our Davidson bike ride was lots of fun. It took us about an hour to ride 10 miles through the countryside and end up back on campus. Riding on the roads out there is OK with me because there are very few cars. And there are quite a few mansions out there too!


During the ride Karen and I snacked on these dried potato chips by Brother’s All Natural. They are fat-free, and the only ingredients are potatoes, salt + pepper. They were quite good – and only 35 calories for the whole package (although you don’t get a ton – its a perfect snack portion).


We wound up back on Main Street to have lunch at Toast, a new cafe that has opened since I left 3 years ago. And I ran into my psych professor from freshman year!


For lunch I ordered a fabulous Strawberry, Goat Cheese, Grilled Chicken Salad with Almonds and Raspberry Dressing. It was perfectly flavored and perfectly sized. And the dressing was AWESOME. Kind of yogurt-y. I also ordered some whole wheat toast for some grains.


I ate 2 toast halves (second one in the back). With unsweet tea –


And I had a few bites of Tomato Bisque Soup


My car, Marge, is home from her check-up. The good news: she was cavity free; The bad news: the check-up bill was high enough! I took the service as an initiative to vacuum and clean her interior (which I only do about once a year so yeah, it was gross!). But now she’s sparkling clean!

After that, I showered (finally!!) and had a snack of chobani and watermelon. I REALLY liked the vanilla flavor!! It seemed thicker than the honey one, which is what I like most about Greek yogurt. I ate it plain (which I rarely do because mix-ins are fun to chew), and I think I actually enjoyed the texture more that way.


Off to get more stuff done. And I need to go buy some dinner ingredients!

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1 BethT August 8, 2008 at 3:48 pm

OK, so how did Marge get her name? Is she blue like blue-haired Marge Simpson? 😛

And dang girl, if you only clean your car once a year, no wonder you thought MY car was so clean when you were in San Francisco. Hahaha!


2 Kath August 8, 2008 at 3:50 pm

BethT ,
Hhahaha. Yeah, mine is dirty. But by the time I think about cleaning it I’m already to my destination!

And yes, Marge is Navy, inspired by Marge S.’s hair :)



3 Kristie August 8, 2008 at 3:59 pm

Vanilla is my all-time favourite yogurt flavour. I just wish there were Chobanis around here so I could the vanillafied version of it.

I love showers after a hugely sweaty/dirty day too. You always feel twice as clean as after a standard shower! And it feels like you’ve earned it so much more.


4 Allison K. August 8, 2008 at 4:03 pm

My first car was the ugliest thing on four wheels ever invented. (77 brown Ford Granada) her name was Ursula.


5 Claire August 8, 2008 at 4:04 pm

So, I feel silly! I thought your morning post said “baking” with your MIL instead of “biking!” Biking would be fun, too. SOunds like y’all had a great time.


6 Natalie August 8, 2008 at 4:13 pm

The Chobani sounds good! I’ll have to look for it next time I go to the store.


7 magpie August 8, 2008 at 4:15 pm

If you wait until it gets really dirty it’s always so much more satisfying when you finally clean it! I just got a new car, so even with it’s dirty it still looks pretty good… But I definitely need to clean it soon. Maybe I’ll convince Bobby to do it :)


8 Danielle August 8, 2008 at 4:27 pm

Sounds like quite the bike ride, glad to hear you had a good time! And some delicious food to re-fuel with. The salad sounds amazing :) and the ciobani watermelon combo, oh man!


9 The Idle Loaf August 8, 2008 at 4:34 pm

I really wish I could try Chobani, but they don’t sell it in Indiana. I should try to take some home with me next time I visit my parents in Chicago. I love the feeling of a really clean car (though mine never stays that way because I have 2 dogs).


10 Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) August 8, 2008 at 4:43 pm

Cute title! I can’t wait to watch the Opening Ceremony tonight!


11 Heather August 8, 2008 at 4:49 pm

I love checking out cool houses on bike rides and runs- so fun!

Glad the car is a-okay… have a great weekend!


12 smilesara August 8, 2008 at 5:16 pm

hi kath –
speaking of biking again — i fell off my bike and broke my foot. (5th metatarsal). they put me in a walking cast/boot that i have to wear for 6 weeks other than when i’m sleeping/showering.

do you or any blog readers know if there are any nutritional changes i should make to maximize bone healing? more calcium? more protein? i eat very healthy overall, but wondering whether there are any changes i should make in light of the circumstances. thanks in advance for your cumulative sports nutrition expertise!


13 hk August 8, 2008 at 5:24 pm

cute- Toast looks fun!! glad you were able to enjoy your day with MIL- good weather, good exercise, good food, and good company- perfect!!


14 Twinks August 8, 2008 at 5:37 pm

Smilesara –
Anti-inflamatories are contraindicated to bone-healing health! That’s all I got.


15 caitlinbo (see bride run) August 8, 2008 at 5:39 pm

i love your car having a name! and that salad dressing looks amazing… any idea how they made it?


16 Hot Garlic August 8, 2008 at 6:13 pm

I had a busy few days and missed a few posts, man this blog must keep you so busy! Thanks for all of your hard work. I missed some seriously good stuff I was glad to catch up on.

Thanks for your comment on my blog, at least I think that was you! I am not sure if you were trying to be courteous or if you just didn’t know that you can link your name to your site on blogger by putting your name under ‘name / url’, not just ‘name’. That way people from my blog can click over to yours. Sorry if you already knew that, just thought I’d tell you just in case!


17 C August 8, 2008 at 6:14 pm

I saw those chips in Costco and wondered how they were. I didn’t want to buy the costco size without trying, maybe they will sample them soon.

Kath, how often do you grocery shop?


18 HangryPants August 8, 2008 at 6:37 pm

Vanilla and plain are my favorites, too. I also notices what you said yesterday with Oikos honey flavored – it is oddly watery. Strange because when I add my own honey it gets thicker.

– Heather


19 Andrea August 8, 2008 at 6:52 pm

haha i thought just my dad named his car (Suzie)!! that’s so cool that you ran into a professor. love the blog title too 😉


20 Amanda @ Down Home Dieting August 8, 2008 at 7:23 pm

You vacuum your car way more than we do!

I haven’t seen that brand of greek yogurt ’round these parts. I’ve been trying to eat more GY, but I just can’t get into it. I really don’t like the thickness, but my nutritionist keeps pushing it.


21 Kath August 8, 2008 at 9:10 pm

smilesara ,
Sorry about your foot – eeks. I haven’t taken nutritional healing classes, but as far as I know nutritional needs are the same for those healing than regular people. Just be sure you’re meeting your protein and vitamin/mineral needs, which it sounds like you are!

caitlinbo ,
It kind of tasted like yogurt….so maybe that was a secret ingredient? I tried a yogurt dressing once and it curdled :(

Hot Garlic,
It was me, and I did the link – but I don’t know why it didn’t work!!

When I have a normal regimented schedule, once, maybe twice, a week. But since I’ve been working on my developing recipes I’ve been going a lot more frequently for the ingredients, which I am expensing. And since I have the time these days. But 2.5 more weeks and I’ll be back to meal plans, packed lunches and set dinners.



22 Rose August 8, 2008 at 10:03 pm

I just love that you named your car Marge. I never named my car, and many people tell me that’s why it’s on its last legs now :(

Lunch looks great by the way!


23 smilesara August 8, 2008 at 10:16 pm

thanks for the sports nutrition advice kath! (maybe you’ll consider counseling athlete-clients in your future career given your success in fueling for an active lifestyle!) be careful on your bike, but enjoy your rides! it is my favorite outdoor sport and a great mode of transportation — i’ll miss my long bike rides everyday on the chicago lakefront, but will live vicariously through your toodling around NC. can’t wait to get back to it this fall when the foot is better! (just in time for fall leaves!)


24 eatavegan August 9, 2008 at 8:45 am

No way! My car’s name was Marge! Sadly, my Marge died last year, but she had a good long life, and I hope your Marge does too.
Smilesara — I broke my 4th metatarsal last year and had the same cast (and a titanium grandma cane) — once the cast was off I decided to try to run again and broke my 2nd metatarsal! So a little advice — don’t try to do anything too soon, because you might need an extra month or two to heal after the cast is out of your life, and those intricate little foot bones are really good at healing wrong. Glucosamine supplements helped me a lot the second time around, and I’m finally back to running again a year later, but only with special orthodic inserts from a podiatrist (which I recommend) — and I make sure to baby my feet now! You can be sure that after this experience you will never take your feet for granted again…. Good luck!


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