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Monday Monday

{Virginia}It definitely feels like a Monday!

For breakfast today, I had Kind Blueberry Vanilla Clusters granola with flax seeds.  This was my first time trying this, but I would definitely recommend it.  Not only does it taste good, but it also has 3 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber in 1/3 cup.  I mixed my granola light and fit greek yogurt for extra protein and it made a balanced, filling breakfast.  I meant to buy vanilla yogurt, but ended up with banana cream and I really ended up liking it!  Of course I had my daily coffee as well.  

I had a delicious salad for lunch.  It had spinach, green onions, tomatoes, blackberries, almonds, craisins, blue cheese and Ken’s light strawberry vinaigrette salad dressing.  That wasn’t quite enough to fill me up so I also had about ½ cup of low fat cottage cheese mixed with berries.  When I got back from clinic this afternoon, I was hungry so I grabbed a piece of the homemade dark chocolate that I made this weekend.

 Kathleen, Rainie and I went for our weekly 4 mile Monday run and as always, it was a great time!  It rained all last week, but this week that is not the case and I think we have the rain to thank for lower temperatures.  It is making for great running weather and I am so excited!  Our next run is going to be Wednesday and the high is 82 degress/low is 60 degrees and there is a 0% chance of rain!  I’m already looking forward to our next run!  Today we took our running picture in front of Bakers Row which is the former Merita Bakery building (Hostess).  This project is showing what can be done using adaptive reuse rather than building something completely new.  It is going to be what is described as a “mixed use” building.  The plans for filling the space may not be completely finalized (from what I can find), but it sounds like there will be some new restaurants and offices as well.  I can’t wait to see what Baker’s Row ends up having in it.  We run by it at least 2x/week so as it develops, we will try to keep you updated on the blog.

If you read my Saturday post, you know that I thought that I destroyed my lawn mower.  I had to consult JT for some help.  So glad it all ended well, what a relief!    While finishing up the grass, my neighbor and her 2 precious children stopped by to chat.  It’s always fun to get to know your neighbors especially when you are relatively new to the neighborhood.

Liz and I cooked gourmet grilled cheese and made a side salad for dinner.  The grilled cheese had strawberry simply fruit, granny smith apple, caramelized red onion, and Brie cheese.  Delicious combination!  Liz made the salad and she makes the best salads (tomato, carrots, red onion, crispy onions, feta, spinach and a homemade balsamic dressing)!

Liz suggested a Steel City Pop for dessert and I couldn’t say no.  Liz got the peach and I got the cherry sour cream.  If you havn’t tried Steel City Pops, I would definitely recommend that you try it!    

The temperature was amazing so we had to sit outside and eat our Steel City Pops!

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