Hey hey hey!!!

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Now that’s my kinda candy 😀

I started this lovely holiday with a Fitnessista bfast cookie:


(1/3 cup oats, 1/2 banana, 1/2 T AB and another 1/2 drizzled on top, 1 T carob, splash almond milk, sea salt, Stevia, vanilla)

and a 5k road race:


I ran with my friend Meara, and even though it thoroughly kicked my booty, I finished in 25:10 (clock time) and 24:53 (watch time). I was pretty stoked, especially since I walked a couple of times. Meara and I definitely pushed each other — when I started to walk and she ran past me, I knew I had to catch up 😀 Oh Georgia, you make running very interesting with your 80% humidity 😉

When I got back to the casa, I took a showa –I was a sweaty beast!- and then made an overcooked organic egg puff (whoops!)


(Love the WINE PLATES! Thank you again Nana)

And some comfy carob drink:


Scrumptious snack


Then, I proceeded to crawl onto the couch and finish the Time Traveler’s Wife. What. a. book. To be honest, it took a second for me to pull myself together to write this since I was crying like a baby (hence the “bawl-o-ween” title), but it was beyond amazing. I highly recommend it if you haven’t read TTW yet. The movie really doesn’t do it justice.

Well I’m off to stretch these muscles and do a 60 minute yoga podcast, then running some errands and spending the evening drinking vino with the girls 🙂

Have a SAFE and very Happy Halloween!




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  1. Jocelyn on October 31, 2009 at 11:36 am

    Happy halloween! Congratz on completing the race :):)

  2. Sarah Jayne on October 31, 2009 at 11:40 am

    I cried through the last 1/3 of that book, then reread it over again because it was SO beautiful! The movie totally does not compare. Congrats on your race and I LOVE the puppers costumes 🙂 precious!!

    • Fitnessista on October 31, 2009 at 11:46 am

      i might have to re-read the end, too… it insanely beautiful

  3. Diane on October 31, 2009 at 11:40 am

    I think I’m going to have to get TTW now, I’ve heard soo many good things. Congrats on the race! And the pups are so cute 🙂 Have a great night!

  4. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is on October 31, 2009 at 11:49 am

    Happy Halloween! I have been wanting the read the book FOREVER…now I feel like I have to get it!!

  5. Julie on October 31, 2009 at 11:50 am

    Congrats on the race! Shreck and Princess Fiona look adorable!

  6. Mara @ What's For Dinner? on October 31, 2009 at 11:57 am

    OMG love the doggie costumes! Time Traveler’s Wife has been on my favorite book list for YEARS. I’ve read it dozens of times, and it never ceases to make me cry… I don’t think I’ll ever see the movie though!! Happy Halloween friend!!!

  7. VeggieGirl on October 31, 2009 at 11:59 am

    AWESOME race; cute mug; darling dogs 😉


  8. Whitney @ Lettuce Love on October 31, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    Doggy costumes are great!

    Happy Halloween 🙂

  9. Mama Pea on October 31, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    I had a breakfast cookie this morning too! I’ll be sure to give you a shout out. I was so worried that you cried during your race or something. I’m glad it was just a sappy book 🙂

    Happy Halloween!

  10. Tiff on October 31, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    I loved loved loved the time traveler’s wife!! It was such a good book.

    I’m going to have to try a breakfast cookie! They look delicious!

  11. Diana on October 31, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    Good job on the race! 🙂
    Have a great day, happy halloween!

  12. Mellissa on October 31, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    Love the puppies in their costumes!

  13. Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) on October 31, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    I agree TTW was so much better in book form. I cried tons too!

  14. Leah @ Simply fabulous on October 31, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    I loved the TTW! I haven’t seen the movie yet though. I’m going to read it again soon! Enjoy your evening with the girls!

  15. Jacqueline on October 31, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    I’m happy to hear your on the mend.
    great time on the race today, even though you weren’t feeling 100%!

  16. Katie on October 31, 2009 at 2:11 pm


    I cried my eyes out!

  17. Laura W on October 31, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    Congrats on the race… got that one out of the way! 🙂 I STILL haven’t finished TTW… I somehow moved on to Julie & Julia w/o finishing it!

  18. Melissa (Melissa Likes To Eat) on October 31, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    I’m reading TTW too right now but i’m only 1/3 of the way through….guess I have a lot to look forward to huh? Love the puppers costumes. Have a great day!

  19. Ashley on October 31, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    That book is a great read. Crying like a baby at the end. Now I just re read is constantly! Whatta love story!

  20. Jenna on October 31, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    good job on the race!

  21. fittingbackin on October 31, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    Love the pup pup pic! And I know….I LOVED the book. Thought it was amazing!! So glad you liked – and I agree, the movie just didn’t cut it.

  22. GirlonRaw on October 31, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    Nice work on the run! And I know what you mean re the humidity…I almost killed my dog yesterday trying to run in about the same humidity…oopsy.

  23. Paige @ Running Around Normal on October 31, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    Great job on the race! You speed devil, you!

    Bella and Viesa look absolutely adorable!!!
    I love books that come with a good ol’ sob fest at then end 🙂

  24. Katie on October 31, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    Great job on the race! I ran 8 miles today made me more able to justify that vegan cupcake I ate :/ Aww puppers are SO cute I want to dress up my girls!

  25. Ari on October 31, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    Those pup costumes are awesome . . . fun scary post and congrats on your race!

  26. Katie on October 31, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    Congratulations on an awesome race time!!! So proud of you.

    The puppers look SO CUTE! Happy Halloween, Gina!

  27. Tou Tou's Little Creation Cafe on October 31, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    Haha what a Halloween for you!! the cup is so into the pumpkin theme!! I like it!
    I check out the breakfast cookie recipe as well – thanks for the creation!! Can’t wait to give it a try!

  28. Emily on November 1, 2009 at 12:17 am

    Congrats on the race! LOve the pups! 😀

  29. Whole Body Love on November 1, 2009 at 1:02 am

    I love the puppy costumes! I dressed ours up too. Since my daughter was Dorothy, I dressed one dog as the lion and the other went as Toto (no costume needed).

  30. Emily on November 1, 2009 at 4:12 am

    Happy Halloween! That cookie looks delish!

  31. K on November 1, 2009 at 9:49 am

    The puppers!! So cute!

    Way to go with the 5k! Humidity is one thing I do not miss about the summer weather in MI – ugh!

  32. Yet Another Emily :] on November 1, 2009 at 9:55 am

    There are a lot of Emilys posting on this, haha.
    I read TTW this past summer and was bawling my head off too by the end- I think the only other book to make me cry that hard was My Sister’s Keeper. I don’t know if I’ll see the movie for either though- they changed the ending of MSK!!! How dare they!!!- because the books are just too darn good. I love movies but they rarely do the books justice.

  33. Jackie on November 1, 2009 at 10:13 am

    Congrats on the race! One question – how did you make the egg puff? I haven’t heard of them before. They sound yummy. 🙂

  34. Nicole on November 1, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    I never saw the movie for that exact reason! I read it years ago and it was instantly one of my favorites…I’m afraid the movie will take away from the beauty I imagine in my head. And, I’ll admit, I’ve read the end more than twice! And bawled every time!

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