Monday, November 8, 2010

Goodies from Trader Joe's and my first Group Run!

I am trying to post quickly because I am so absorbed in watching the return of Conan on TBS

Last night I went to Trader Joe's before my regular grocery shopping.  I got some fun new things.

Well, some new, some old.  I haven't tried the dried Bartlett pears, the Three Layer Hummus, the Sunflower Seed Butter, or this kind of TJ's peanut butter before (crunchy, unsalted).  The Nutty American Trek Mix and Soft & Juicy Mango are repeat favorites.

This was kind of my dinner last night:

I can tell you that the three layer hummus is fabulous!  This container is supposed to be 12 servings.  I stopped when I realized I had eaten about 1/5, 1/6 of it?  Unintentionally.  Whoops.  It's roasted red pepper, cilantro, and plain hummus.

I used this hummus for a delicious lunch pita today as well.

I smeared some hummus on my Multi-grain with Flax Flat Out Wrap.

Added shredded carrots and Alfalfa Sprouts

And some Heluva Good extra sharp cheddar and tomatoes.

To get these suckers to stay put once you wrap them up, I like to wrap them in foil.
Add some Greek Yogurt, a pre-sliced Honey Crisp Apple, Banana and you've got lunch.  Not to mention, the above dried pears and mango came to work with me where they will now live and be healthy work snacks.

No pictures, but tonight I met up with some local runners courtesy of the local running company & Lululemon for a 10-minute pace 3 mile run.  While there wasn't a high chance of rain for today, it ended up raining for most of the late morning, afternoon, and evening.  It let up just in time for the run.  

I wore my Lululemon Inspire Jacket again - and while I didn't need it for rain, it was good for the 45F & wind and for night time visibility.  After our run we went to nearby Cool Vines for a beer sampling (a Belgian...the name is escaping me!) and some mini cupcakes courtesy of The Bent Spoon.  I enjoyed the evening and will definitely go back for more group runs in the future!


  1. Sorry I missed the Lululemon run last night. Are they continuing during November? I would definitely like to do one or two more!

  2. It sounds like the runs will continue on Monday nights through the end of the month! It sounded like they were trying to get input on a possible different day/time due to it being so dark at night now - but they're not making any changes yet.

  3. I have wanted to go to Trader Joe's forever- you are soo lucky!!

  4. Pita chips and hummus are an awesome dinner! You are lucky to have a group to run with. I'm jealous!

  5. allie- It was very exciting when Trader Joe's opened last year; we are very lucky to have a great selection of grocery stores here!

    (Just) Trying- It was very tasty! :) I haven't run with a group before last week, it was nice change though! I was worried I wouldn't be fast enough, but it wasn't a problem. I have mostly run by myself for the last year and a half that I've been running regularly. My husband joins me for an occasional 2-3 mile run, but all my other runs have been just me!


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