Green Thang

Hey friends hey Open-mouthed smile How’s your day going? Hope it’s been lovely.

Last night, we went to see Wicked again. A Friday night ritual, perhaps? Smile


We had amazing seats,

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but sadly this was my view for most of it:


Being very tall is a blessing I wasn’t bestowed with, but every angle of hair was teased :/ I spent the show peering to the side, but it was still incredible.

I just drank some vino and listened to the beautiful music:


This morning, I made some green juice:


Check out the cute twisted romaine! I only used half the lemon

(I make my smoothies in the Vita-mix, and juices in the juicer… which is not a picnic to clean, but worth it)

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and had a b-fast from the swamp  Winking smile


-Quinoa with Vega protein (which turned it green!)

-almond milk, cinnamon and Stevia

-a joyous blob of almond butter

It was uhmazing.

The plan was to go to Phoenix for a night of shopping and dinner, but my friends and I decided to lay low here and do dinner + movies instead.

What are you up to tonight?

I’m off to do a fun interval workout- see ya laterrrrr <3



PS. My friend and I just signed up for a half marathon. What was I thinking?! I’m actually really excited because it will be my first race sans pressure. I’ll just have fun with it and walk if I need to.

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  1. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is on January 15, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    I love Wicked! It’s coming back here in September and I’ve got to see it again.

  2. Kristina @ spabettie on January 15, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    I make myself scrub my juicer parts before I can drink the juice… motivation… 🙂 mine has a place on my counter and under warm water, it really is pretty fast.

    YAY for your half!! CONGRATS!!

  3. Sana on January 15, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    You are having an affair?!?!? *gasp* You will rock the race 🙂

  4. Evan Thomas on January 15, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    We were supposed to see Wicked on Broadway on the day of the Blizzard of 2010. Needless to say, that didn’t really happen 🙁

    Which half marathon are you doing? I’m sure you’ll rock it.

  5. mi-an dela cruz on January 15, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    i still need a vitamix! i’m planning on signing up for a half too…but i’m scuurrred!

  6. Anne P on January 15, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    Lol that girl’s hair is hilarious. Is it the 80’s?!?!

    What half are you doing?? You should do the DC National Half in March with all of us! 🙂

  7. Valerie @ love and running on January 15, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    I absolutely loved wicked 🙂

    Sorry about your view!!!

    Good luck training for your half!!! I’m so excited for you. You’re going to be addicted!!! I’m running my 7th half tomorrow 🙂

  8. Kara on January 15, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    Congrats on signing up for a race!

    That hair is nuts!

  9. Alison on January 15, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    Ugh, I feel your lack-of-height pain. There’s nothing worse than staring at the back of someone’s big tall head.

  10. Jill on January 15, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    I can’t stand Vega Protein… it looks like chalk to me. I have the berry smoothie flavour and it’s sitting on my fridge with one measly scoop missing that I ended up throwing away. Maybe I should try it in something other than water? And I know how you feel being short. I’m 5’3 and end up looking at the backs of many heads.

  11. Kristen on January 15, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    That’s so weird- I just decided this morning to start training for a half-marathon in April(I ran it 2 yrs ago & have been meaning to run it again ever since)…it costs $80 though so I’m waiting til I’m a little farther in my training to fully commit:)

  12. Dani_szikszai on January 15, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Im training for a half maration in the second half of the year, between now and then I am doing a 10k and a 14k. How far away is the one you signed up for?

  13. Mary (A Merry Life) on January 15, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    I’m short too so that happens to me at plays a lot.

    Yay for the half marathon! You were thinking it’s going to be awesome. 😉

  14. Katie on January 15, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    The half marathon sounds like fun! 🙂 So does your evening with the roomies!

    My boyfriend and I are watching The Breakup, making salmon, rice, and veggies, and relaxing in tonight. Perhaps even a few glasses of vino will make their appearance.

  15. Erin @ The Grass Skirt on January 15, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    You cracked me up with your view! I’d call that a bad hair day! I’m so jealous that you’ve seen Wicked so many times. I saw it once and just loved it. Tonight I am cooking dinner and staying in with the hubby. We’ll watch a movie and drink wine. 🙂

  16. Tracy @ Commit to Fit on January 15, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    I haven’t seen Wicked yet, but heard it is amazing. A half marathon! That is great, but I thought you broke up with running?

  17. Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn on January 15, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    I actually LOL’d when I saw the picture of the lady’s hair. At least you had some vino;)

    I love when Vega makes my oats green! Hana it makes me feel like it’s an oatmeal green monstaaa

  18. Mary @ Bites and Bliss on January 15, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    Lucky! That has to be such an incredible show!

  19. Jenna @ Eating Green, Staying Lean on January 15, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    Sounds like you and running have a sorta off-and-on relationship going 🙂 It sounds fun though, I’m sure you’ll have a blast! I’m training for my first Half in August!

  20. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on January 15, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    Oh that hair shot. I have tooooootaally been in that situation before. and i AM tall (5’10″+) and so even tall ppl still get those kind of views every now and then. Ugh.

    As for the juicer..girl, thanks for saying it’s a PITA to clean. I remember reading your blog in the very early days, 2+ yrs ago, when you were juicing tons. It inspired me to buy a juicer, between you, Kristen, and others..anyway, I HATE juicing b/c of the cleanup! It takes me…forever. I have a Breville. Juice is great, just takes forever. I suck the juice down in 2 mins and spend 10x that cleaning up. haha!

    Laying low, good plan. I know the R & R Marathon is in Phx right now…probably a zoo up there anyway!

    Congrats on your race signup!


  21. Leanne (For Health's Sake) on January 15, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    I hope you blog about your training 🙂 good luck

  22. Avery (Young Aspirations) on January 15, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    I got a juicer for Christmas! I love it, but I have a feeling the cleaning will eventually get to me..

    When is your half?! That’s exciting!! 🙂

  23. Amanda @ RunningOnCoffee on January 15, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    That’s some WICKED hair!
    Congrats on signing up for a half and good luck with your training!. I’m signed up for a half on 4/2/11. My training began this past week. I’m hoping to improve my time!

    • Amanda @ RunningOnCoffee on January 15, 2011 at 6:13 pm

      ps, I’m 5’2″ so I often end up with a blocked view as well. Need to bring a booster seat along with me.

  24. Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) on January 15, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    I’ve seen Wicked 5 times in 3 countries and it just keeps getting better.

  25. Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter on January 15, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    I’m actually really surprised you signed up for a half marathon. I loved how you broke up with running. It made me feel so much better about myself the fact that I’m a healthy living blogger yet I don’t run 5-10 miles every day.

    • Jena on January 15, 2011 at 9:36 pm

      Post on your reunion with running would be interesting….Did you take it back like a bad boyfriend?;)

    • Jena on January 15, 2011 at 9:36 pm

      Post on your reunion with running would be interesting….Did you take it back like a bad boyfriend?;)

      • Fitnessista on January 16, 2011 at 1:53 pm

        hahah yes

  26. Faith @ lovelyascharged on January 15, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    GAH! That is some awful hair she’s got goin on! Good luck on the upcoming half!

  27. Kristina on January 15, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    I’m off to go see a monster truck show (it’s a joke-funny…blogging about it tomorrow-should be interesting)…wicked-love it!

  28. Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine on January 15, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    Ughhhh blocked view is the WORST!! But you’re right- the music is good enough to enjoy by itself. I hope you still got a good look at Fiyero, though 🙂

    Yay for the half!! I went on the first training one for mine this morning and it was BAD. But I’m done stressing myself about running- I want to push myself, but I still want it to be fun.

  29. Amanda (Eating Up) on January 15, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    I’m going to the Chicago Diner finally! So excited 🙂

  30. Allison @ Food For Healing on January 15, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    tonight will be homework and relaxing! staying in where it is warm, its snowing more here and its FREEZING out.

  31. Clare @ Fitting It All In on January 15, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    Great attitude towards the race!
    And I just found out that Miss America is on tonight so my butt will be planted in front of the couch!

  32. Sally on January 15, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    Running for fun with no pressure sounds like a great idea! Sorry your view wasnt so great at the show. I’m sure you didn’t mean it that way but I feel bad for the lady who’s picture is posted and people have commented on in a not-so-nice way….. I hope that she isn’t a reader! But perhaps she could have been more considerate of other Wicked-goers.

  33. Claire @ Un Bello Aperitivo on January 15, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    Wah, the obstructed view thing happens to me all the time! At least you’ve already seen it, but man, the hair on that woman, haha!

    I’ve got nothing on the agenda tonight…maybe just working on the mountain of fashion and cooking mags I got out of the library?

  34. ashley@quasichick on January 15, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    Oh my that hair shot was amazing! Good luck on your half 🙂

  35. Dynamics on January 15, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    Gina, you sound soooooo happy. Yeah!!! It is a good thing you had someone with you who did not object to you leaning over to see past that amazing hair. Have fun tonight. I am hooking up the laptop to the TV and watching derby!

  36. Jess@atasteofconfidence on January 15, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    I love love love Wicked—it is SO good!

  37. Kayla on January 15, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    Oh the hair sucks! And with such great seats too, boo! Excited to read about your training!

  38. Ilana on January 15, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    5’2 and huuuuge Broadway-goer right here! Always have this problem. I just saw Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark a few weeks ago and as ever, encountered the quintessential why-are-you-so-tall-oh-person-in-front-of-me! Kind of jeal you’ve seen Wicked 2x in such a short time, I’ve never seen it, surprisingly!

    PS- I’m coming to Tucson in a few weeks, any fun exercise classes or vegan dining I should hit up?

  39. andrea on January 15, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    My daughter and I are going on 2-16-11 and i can not wait!!!! I usually try to win the NYC lottery but never get it and now I finally have tickets!

  40. Melissa @ Running with Needles on January 15, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    Ah, sitting behind a tall/big-haired person is the worst! I can’t wait to hear your plans for the half-marathon. I totally understand just doing it for fun, but I love having a goal to work towards. Definitely keeps me otivated.

  41. Ann @ Day By Day on January 15, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    Ahh what a terrible view! At least you could hear all the wonderful songs. That’s my favorite part by far! I’ve seen Wicked 3 times (hopefully 4 in March when I’m in New York). It’s so wonderful. I am sorry about your view though! Dinner and a movie sounds like a good night to me!

  42. Liz @ Tip Top Shape on January 15, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    I go back to school tomorrow so the fam and I are having a farewell pizza together. I am ridiculously excited for this pizza!!

    And I love Wicked! Such a wonderful show. Too bad you had 80s hair in front of you 🙁

  43. Tina on January 15, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    What a bummer to have an obstructed view! Such a frizzy one at that! I can relate cause I’m a shortie as well. I have yet to see Wicked! I’m dying to go!

  44. The Pilot on January 15, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    Another half?!? Will I be home in time for it? Love you <3

  45. The Pilot on January 15, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    …I suppose you’ll have to email me rather than post that. Sorry, I got a little excited 🙂

  46. Gill (snaxandthecity) on January 15, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    I went to a house party that was a bit average, but I ate a cupcake and some chips which made everything better 🙂

    Good on you for a half marathon sign up! Does this mean you’re un-breaking up with running!?

  47. Cara Craves... on January 15, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    No word of a lie, when I saw Wicked in Toronto there was this giant of a man sitting in front of me. Every time I would peak my head around his he would move his head. I think I had a neck cramp by the end of it all!

  48. Katie on January 15, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    Love the crazy hair blocker pic, lol! Dont you hate when that happens, well at least it wasnt the first time seeing wicked ; ) Congrats on the half you signed up for, I think its great that your doing it with no pressure to make a time or run the whole thing, would be fun to do! Have a gnite!

  49. Dawn on January 15, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Love that vase behind the yummy green juice! Where did you find that?

    • Fitnessista on January 16, 2011 at 1:53 pm

      my stepmom got it for me- i LOVE it 🙂

  50. Kiran on January 15, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    The teased hair was a flashback to 80s hehehe… Gotta catch Wicked someday. Have a great weekend honey, and enjoy whatever you do without any pressure, including a marathon 🙂

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