Puppy .5k

Hi guys! Happy Sunday! Hope youโ€™re having a wonderful and relaxing morning <3

The night before a race, they always say to eat something you know and have had before.

So I had something I know a little too wellโ€ฆ.

hot bar


hot bar (2)

Madras curry on top of veggies, beets, miso slaw, arame slaw and Babylonian treasure salad

+ my weekly vegan chocolate chip cookie ๐Ÿ˜‰


We came back to the casa and called it an early night.

The original plan was to run the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cureโ€ฆ but alas, I am a slacker and waited til the last minute to register and it was $40. A little pricey for a 5k and the drive was going to be about 40 minutes. My thoughts are if youโ€™re doing to drive longer than youโ€™ll be running- not worth it.


we had a Puppy .5k ๐Ÿ™‚


There were only two contestants,


and one dog walker ๐Ÿ˜‰


Viesa was very upset because her Garmin wasnโ€™t working


and Bellaโ€™s iPod died


So they walked together and finished the .5k leash-to-leash.

dogs (2)

It was a low budget race, so instead of T-shirts, they handed out snacks ๐Ÿ˜‰


We came back to the casa, the puppers ate and crashed out, and I made some pumpkiny oats:


-1/2 C oats

Sun Warrior

-1/3 C pumpkin

-cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, Stevia

-almond milk

goji berries and cacao nibs

Iโ€™m OFF WORK TODAY!!! The plan was to go to Food and Wine Festival at Epcot, but no one in my fam can go, so letโ€™s see what other shenanigans I get into ๐Ÿ˜‰

Have a great day <3


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  1. Mara @ What's For Dinner? on October 17, 2010 at 10:21 am

    WOOHOO!! Go Vies and Bella!!
    Bummer about the 5K, but seriously, I think you’ll be able to enjoy your day off that much more now ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Exercise and Eat on October 17, 2010 at 10:35 am

    Hope you enjoy your day off!

  3. holly @ couchpotatoathlete on October 17, 2010 at 11:26 am

    Poor Bella — an ipod dying is way worse than a Garmin not working (my opinion) ๐Ÿ™‚

    Enjoy your day off!

  4. Jess on October 17, 2010 at 11:32 am

    cute post! they are adorable!

  5. Moni'sMeals on October 17, 2010 at 11:33 am

    So cute! Way to improvise!
    I don’t blame you. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Laura J. on October 17, 2010 at 11:33 am

    I say find some orlando bloggy friends and hit up that food and wine festival!! :)It sounds too good to miss!

  7. Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary) on October 17, 2010 at 11:39 am

    I *just* last week (monday & then again this Friday bc I am now addicted LOL and WF is so close) tried the hot bar for the first time EVER and I got that same madras lentils… WOW! It really is as good as you’ve said… both the hot bar and Indian food (my first time trying it too!). Now I am dead set on making my own Indian (although I hear its hard to re-create those flavors at home – challange ?!)

    Have a great Sunday G!

  8. Krystina (Organically Me) on October 17, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    LOL Bella’s face is so cute in that pic. She’s giving a big smile!

  9. Keri on October 17, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    Aww too cute. yes, $40 is a lot for a 5k especially!

  10. Savvy on October 17, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    This was such a cute post!! Your babies are beautiful and that’s definitely my kind of race. I can’t wait until I have a dog of my own to take out.
    I hope you have a great day off ๐Ÿ™‚ I wish I was in Orlando so that I could hit up the food & wine festival, but I’ve got plans in Port Orange today.

  11. Kristina @ spabettie on October 17, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    SO STINKIN’ CUTE !! ๐Ÿ˜€

  12. hippierunner on October 17, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    Aw that’s so cute!

  13. Alison (Ali on the Run) on October 17, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    Oh my gosh, this post is hilarious. Definitely put a smile on my face today, so thanks! Congratulations to the puppies (and their stellar walker) on a strong finish. Hehe.

  14. Mandiee on October 17, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    I love that you are so go-with-the-flow and just decided to have fun at home anyway. I think your puppy .5k was superior anyway—just look at the sportsmanship of the contestants! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Pumpkin oats with goji berries sounds amazing! I wish I had some gojis and nibs so I could try it :). But really, when ISN’T an excuse to eat pumpkin good? ๐Ÿ˜›

  15. Lana Wilson on October 17, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    I hope you have a fabulous day at the food and wine festival!! Congrats to the puppers for finishing!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  16. christina cadden on October 17, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    cute puppies!

  17. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on October 17, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    Good call on saving your cash, saving the drive time (like your rationale if the race is shorter than the drive time why bother!) and just having a more leisurely day. I have made that very call before, too. I do it also w/ my gym who’s child care closes by noon. Some days it’s way more stressful to drive to the gym, rush to get myself and kiddo outta the house, park in the ramp, walk to gym, etc. only to have a very short time at the actual gym. On those days I am wayyyyy more efficient w/ my 12 lb dumbbells, my yoga mat, and my exercise balls.

    Enjoy your day off!!


  18. Gabriela @ Fro-Yo Lover on October 17, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    Hahahaha – that was SO cute!
    I bet the dog race was a blast ๐Ÿ˜€

  19. Jaclyn on October 17, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    Haha, love this! You win some, you lose some *or you change your plans or improvise*

    I say… go to food and wine solo!!! You can do it!!

    • Fitnessista on October 17, 2010 at 3:48 pm

      i thought about it, but i didn’t think it would be as fun

  20. Joelle (The Pancake Girl) on October 17, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    I love your sneakers!

    Have a lovely Sunday- lounge around, everyone deserves to relax on Sunday!

  21. kelli on October 17, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    awesome that you are off!! Woo I am going to disney and the epcot food and wine festival next month!!! nov 4-9 never been tot the epcot f&w festival my foodie self is excited. I can’t wait to try boma at animal kingdom lodge supposedly amazing vegan african food there ๐Ÿ˜€

  22. Sana on October 17, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    Hahaha! Best race recap everrrr!

  23. Heather (Heather's Dish) on October 17, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    i would love to go to the food and wine fest…wanna fly me out and i’ll go with you? ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. Caitlin (EatFeats) on October 17, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    Oh my gosh how cute. Everybody wins in a puppy 5k!!!

  25. Mary @ Bites and Bliss on October 17, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    haha I bet you three rocked that race ๐Ÿ˜‰

  26. LisaG on October 17, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    I love Bella’s model pic with the wind in her hair.

  27. Paige @Running Around Normal on October 17, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    Haha, awesome:) Go puppers go!!!

  28. Lara (Thinspired) on October 18, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    Love the doggie photos! And I think this is my favorite race recap I’ve ever read on a blog ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. Kate @ Ordinary Girl, Extraordinary Journey on October 19, 2010 at 1:11 am

    Mmm pumpkin oats sound yummy!!! I love the puppy 5k! Glad the girls had fun! ๐Ÿ˜‰ if I was in Orlando I *definitely* would have gone to the Food and Wine festival with you!!

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