Saturday, March 20, 2010

1st Day of Spring


ust like that ...

first day of Spring, and what a beautiful day it was!

I woke up quite early and made this lovely breakfast:

A giant pancake wrapped around a banana and tsp of almond butter.
I drizzled some syrup on top.

The hubby and I spent the morning cleaning house, and then I went for lunch with my dad. I had a veggie quesadilla with sweet potato fries.

This afternoon I started training for my 5k! I had started the C25k program way back in the fall, and only made it to week 2 before it got too cold to run outside. Today was my first day running since then.

I started on week 3. It was tough!! (Sad but true). I have a lot of work to do before the 5k. I did 3.5 K today (walk/run intervals).

For dinner this evening the hubby and I, and a friend of ours went to The Little Belizean Cook Shack. I love this restaurant because the owner takes your order, and then goes in the back and cooks the authentic, home cooked style Belizean food. No hydrogenated fats are used, and no added salt. I believe that the food is all wheat free as well.

I had 1 1/2 veggie samosas:

And then the vegetarian roti stuffed with tomato, and a vegetable reminiscent of Swiss chard, with a side of coleslaw.

This evening we went to "The Blindside" with some friends. What a fantastic movie!

Have you seen it?

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crunchyveganwifelife said...

Hi Jolene!
Vivacious vegan here! Just wanted to pop over and let you know I love your blog and your food pics. are to die for! I am seriously thinking about stealing your idea of wrapping a banana in a huge pancake for my blog too!!! So yummy looking!

Katie @ Health for the Whole Self said...

That's great that you're doing the C25K program! :)

Simply Life said...

I love your breakfast idea -delicious!

theemptynutjar said...

nice stuff! havent seen the blindside.

Kat said...

That breakfast looks fantastic. Congrats on starting the program! Im struggling with training as well...just gotta stick to it! I want to see Blind Side soooo bad. I am such a football fan, plus I love true stories. I know its going to be great!

Morgan said...

You'll do great in the 5k.. it takes a while to get endurance with running, but for me, once I hit a certain point in my training it's all easy peasy from there.

Pam said...

Great looking food...yumm!

Good luck with training for your 5K...great goal!

We rented The Proposal last first we didn't care for it, but it did get a lot better and we liked it then..he he! Good to know about The Blindside!


Anonymous said...

omg! taht looks so yummy!!!
too bad I can't let myself eat food like that, gotta keep fit fit fit!
& thanks for your wonderful comment!

Anonymous said...

I have seen "The Blindside". It was actually based on the guy where I grew up going to school. In the movie they call it a completely different name but it's Briarcrest Christian School. It's so great knowing there were people in my hometown that were that selfless and loving. You'll love the movie!!

emily said...

I thought The Blinside was fabulous, I am such a Sandra Bullock fan!

Anonymous said...

I slept through the first day of spring. I use to sell diced potatoes to a place that made samosas by the thousands it seemed. Loved both the veggie and beef samosas.

Samantha Angela said...

I pretty much stopped reading after you mentioned your breakfast and promptly showed it to Matt. It looked that good!

Jessica @ The Process of Healing said...

Good job on the run girl!! Starting is always the hardest part :)

Sweet potato fries - YUM!!
And the pancake wrapped banana sounds like the BOMB!
Have a great week!

Sarah said...

Oh, I didn't realise that the 21st was the first day of Spring. Oops!
I haven't seen The Blind Side, but I will be seeing it sometime this week, I hope. All I've heard about it is good so I have high hopes.

Kacy said...

That pancake/banana wrap looks delish. Good job on your run/walk. C25K is a great program!

nicole (MyHealthyBites) said...

I have such breakfast envy! That banana, almond butter, pancake, maple syrup combo looks amazing.

Anais said...

Mmm that looks good! I'm actually having pancakes for diner tonight, and think I may add a bit of PB ;)

I haven't seen the blindside yet but ill be renting it very soon!