A Fake-Out Wednesday

Happy Wednesday everyone! I am actually really liking this Wednesday because since I had Monday off it feels like a Tuesday! haha…take that Wednesday! I woke up feeling refreshed today…and followed my marathon schedule by doing 6 miles (8:35/pace) followed by 20 minutes on the elliptical. I just couldn’t help myself. The elliptical was calling me…Kelly…Kelly…you know you want to! I am so weak! haha! ๐Ÿ™‚

My "please forgive me smile"...hey it works on Keith! haha!

Dinner last night was T-A-S-T-Y and simple!!! Confession: I am on a sandwich kick guys! It is a summer thing I guess. But seriously summer time says SANDWICH! Last night I did roasted red pepper hummus with sliced cucumbers on gluten-free Udi’s bread! I had that with some pearย slices and I was in sandwich heaven…yet again! ๐Ÿ™‚

Is that the perfect third grade lunch of what?!

What foods scream summer to you?

Of possible interest for all you runners out there! My fellow blogger friend, Melinda, isย starting her third book. It is going to be aย how-to run a first marathon, specifically for non-elite runners, by a non-elite runner.ย  As part of the project, she wants to feature 5-6 first time marathoners in the book and on herย blog. As part of the deal, she will also provide free coaching. Areย you interested?? Check out details here!

And lastly, check out my latest Examiner Article: Make Peace With Yourself!


42 Responses

  1. Haha I love that forgive-me smile!!! And I loved your article, very good points there.

    My summer food is salad. I am graving for a tasty salad all the time ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Watermelon! And other fruits, too. Same with corn on the cob!

  3. Tomatoes REEK of summer to me. The big juicy ones you get at farmers markets that taste just like summer should taste. โค

    I'm gonna check out your article now! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Ooh, that almost makes me want to try a marathon…but not quite!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Happy Wednesday, Kelly!

  5. I actually saw Melinda’s blog post and responded to it – first-timer right here! My summers are filled with salads and fruit, but you know I love my grilled veggies!

  6. I’m on a sandwich kick, too. Last night it was crusty bread with goat cheese, grated carrots and radishes, sauteed zucchini, cucumbers and some balsamic. They’re totally summery, which I think is OK. Using the oven seems wrong when it’s 100 out!

  7. Happy WEDNESDAY! Only 2 more days till the weekend ๐Ÿ™‚ Such a simple sandwich, I love it!

  8. Corn on the cob & watermelon would probably be 2 of my favorite summer foods – YUM! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Great combo on the sandwich! I am totally with you on the light dinners now…it is just too hot for heating up the kitchen! I love grilled veggie sandwiches! Have a great day Kelly!

  10. Why is it that sandwiches are so “summer-y”? Maybe because they’re an easy picnic thing? hmmm…

    For me, my summer dishes usually start being overloaded with fresh veggies and the carbs like pasta start to get a little ignored….

  11. Nicely done on the run. I hear you – sometimes when you’re really into the workout, it’s hard to stop. I think sandwiches are perfect for super hot summer days.

  12. Never miss a beat do you:) Not that I don’t adore hummus, I mean that’s one food that can get in my face, but the Examiner article – that’s terrific! Appreciating your body is the best advice, even when we are injured there are people out there that can’t get out at all.

  13. The summer food that screams to me are salads, fresh corn on the cob and watermelon. I just can’t help but to eat tons of it!

  14. My biggest summer food treat is frozen fruit! That’s all I want!

  15. Is it bad if I say cold beer?! Haha. Probably fresh fruit like peaches!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Oh I love sandwiches too!!! But to answer your question, definitely fresh corn and peaches!

  17. WATERMELON!!! i always forget how much i love that stuff, but once i taste it i can’t stop ๐Ÿ™‚ that and strawberries and peaches…YUM!

  18. Nothing wrong with a tasty sandwich ๐Ÿ˜‰ I am really looking forward to the one I packed for lunch!

    To me, summer screams grilling. Veggies, burgers, ect… I have been using mine every night!

  19. First off – that sandwich looks YUM-O and perfect for a hot summer night. ๐Ÿ™‚ Second – I must’ve missed that you were about to start marathon training – just in time for your knee to heal huh? Awesome!! And third – I’m behind (obviously) but I LOVED the “way back” shot of you and Keith! Super-cute!!

  20. Happy Hump Day!!! hahah. & love the sandwich- i am a total sandwich girl year round baby ๐Ÿ™‚ i looove salads in the summer & fresh fruit too!


  21. sorry i have been a bad blog reader lately…..summer has me in a strong hold and i can’t be at the computer too long. i am with you-so over lance….shhhhh
    anyway i love your sandwich. if it was warm here i would be eating grilled foods and watermelon. unfortunately it is pasta i crave because of this stinkin cold gloom

  22. Home-grown sliced tomatoes with a little salt and pepper SCREAM summer to me…probably because you can really only eat them during the summer, haha!

  23. What a great book topic! I will totally pick up a copy! Awesome run and yummy lunch…kiddo-friendly or otherwise, looks yum to me!

  24. YES! That’s the perfect third grade lunch… I should know because I am going into my 7th year of teaching third grade! Actually my kiddos probably wouldn’t eat it unfortunately— they’d probably choose a “lunchables” instead, gross!, but I’d eat your sandwich for sure!
    Thanks for posting on my blog… my knee is feeling better, not perfect, but I just need to strengthen it back up now… I actually ran today for the first time since may!… 4 miles, woo hoo!! Any ideas for strengthening a knee would be greatly appreciated… I was thinking of doing some leg presses just to strengthen around it if that makes sense?

    • Have you seen a doctor? Because for me the knee pain was a result of a musclar imbalance between my quadriceps and my hamstrings. Since both of those muscles connect at the base of the knee cap it was causing a pull on my knee. It totally amazes me how one muscles can directly affect a competely different body part. So for me I trying to strengthen my hamstrings in order to correct such a strong imbalance!

      • Thanks for the tip… no I didn’t go to a doc, I went to one last year with a hamstring injury though, so it’s very possible that could be effecting my knee too. The fact that I ran today though I think is a good thing, I am going to see how it goes, then take it from there. If there is any pain/ soreness in a week, then a doctor maybe in order!

  25. That sandwich DOES look good! I’ve been eating hummus and carrots like crazy this summer. Not sure why. I guess anything that ups my veggie intake is a good thing ๐Ÿ™‚ And yeah, unfortunately, the froyo calls my name a little louder during this time of year, too!

  26. Hahahaa. The ellipitical was calling you? You’re so crazy! But me too sometimes! I did a set of hill sprints that nearly knocked me out day before yesterday because the hill was calling to me too. It knew I had more energy to burn! ๐Ÿ™‚

    And I’m really not sure any food calls to me more in the summer than in the winter. I live in FLA so are winters are pretty sad so that could be why!

  27. Haha, the elliptical has NEVER called my name in my entire life. Ever. You are hilarious.

    Watermelon, peaches, grilled foods, corn on the cob – SCREAM SUMMER to me. ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. Lots and lots of salads! I get creative in the summer with salads.

  29. How about a 2nd time marathoner that hasn’t run seriously for about 3 years?

    Watermelon is my favorite summer food. I get really sad when they go out of season ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  30. Salads topped with salmon or chicken, BIG summer time favs, as well as fruit on top of some yogurt. You’re such a cutie in your ‘forgive me’ pic. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Love ya kid!

  31. Salads and smoothies. I could eat them all day every day. Oh, wait. I do. ๐Ÿ˜€

    You’re forgven for the elliptical – way to find a loophole in the training plan!

  32. Corn on the cob, watermelon, hot dogs and beer ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. Loving the sandwich. I might have to recreate that!

    My favorite summer eats are corn on the cob, watermelon and anything grilled!

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