Blogging About Bloggers

Hello friends! Are a lot of you going back to work on Monday? I’m still at my mom’s place, but I drive back on Monday. Boo. Although, if I stay here, I may run out of pants that button up ;)

Started the day out fabulously with a run at a new women’s only gym in town. I was there waiting when they opened the doors at 8am! After all the HIIT yesterday, I was feeling a long and slow run, so that’s what I did :)

On 1% incline:
0:00-5:00 – 3.5 mph
5:00-10:00 – 5.6 mph
10:00-15:00 – 5.8 mph
15:00-20:00 – 6.0 mph
20:00-25:00 – 5.8 mph
25:00-30:00 – 6.0 mph
30:00-35:00 – 6.2 mph
35:00-40:00 – 6.0 mph
40:00-45:00 – 6.2 mph
45:00-50:00 – 6.4 mph
50:00-55:00 – 6.2 mph
55:00-60:00 – 6.4 mph
60:00-65:00 – 6.6 mph
65:00-70:00 – 3.5 mph

Covered about 10k in this and loved the interval pattern. Except, I was out of the line of fire for the air conditioning and was a downright sweaty mess. Felt like I was running in July again!

Came home and gobbled up dessert breakfast.


A random packet of organic cinnamon instant oats I found in my mother’s pantry, mixed with yogurt, topped with crumbled whole grain crusted apple pie and PB. This was awesome. Some desserts were just meant to be crumbled atop oats ;)

Then my mom, sister Jane and I actually went to church! It’s been almost ten years since we’ve been to the small Anglican church we basically grew up in. We were feeling very nostalgic being back there today. Now that I will have proper weekends at my new job, I hope to make it to church more often in Fredericton!

Lunch was almost a repeat of Christmas dinner.


I got lazy and just reheated a few of the dishes. Sweet Potato, Goat Cheese & Parmesan Galette, Brussel Sprouts with Bacon & Figs, turkey (the dark meat!), Chunky Cranberry Apple Sauce and stuffing that I didn’t end up eating.

Chris showed up this afternoon to spend my last night here with me. We spent the afternoon scouring used book stores with Jane. For dinner we hit up my favourite restaurant in Moncton – Calactus! (which you can also read about here, here, here, and here – I eat there a lot!

It’s a local vegetarian/vegan restaurant full of delicious, natural ingredients.

Except this time, we had special guests – Angela from Oh She Glows!


And her husband Eric. Both are in town visiting Angela’s Dad for the holidays. We’re from the same hometown and even went to the same high school!! We were in different years though and don’t remember each other. Funny how the two of us would both end up as food bloggers!

Chris got his usual – The Big Marc Burger.

With a side “caesar” salad and homefries.

I tried a new dish this time – the Burrito.


Omg. Soooo good. It had black beans, broccoli and other various veggies, smothered in cheese of course ;) The best part was actually the chapati bread they wrapped it in. Loved it!

And let me just say that Angela is a downright sweetheart! Just as lovely, smart and gorgeous as she comes across on her blog! Her and Eric were awesome to hang out with. I’m such a dork, I love being able to talk about food, exercise and blogging with other people who get it!


Angela also gave me two new Glo Bars to try, which I obviously can’t wait to dig into ;)

Chris and I skipped on dessert as my mother was assembling a trifle just as we were leaving. I was excited to come home and try it!



My mother’s too funny. She apologized for not putting whipped cream on top because she thought it’d be ugly for the blog. Whipped cream + custard + cake + strawberries is delicious no matter how you serve it.


Best way to end the day is the same way you started it – with dessert!!


I think it may turn into a low-key evening around these parts. Chris and I are hitting up a spin class together in the a.m, and heading back to Fredericton at some point before dark. Really wish I could just stay here forever, but I can’t afford the new wardrobe :P I’ve savoured every piece of food I’ve eaten these past few days, but it’s time to go back to the real world and do some damage control! Time to introduce green vegetables back into my life ;)


Question of the Day: What food do you always crave after a few days out of your regular eating routine? When I come home from vacation, I’m always most excited for oatmeal, apples, pitas and salad. Standard eats that just always make me feel goood.


Posted on December 27, 2009, in Restaurants, Workouts and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 38 Comments.

  1. You look beautiful in the pictures! What a fun time you all had. When I am off my routine what I usually crave is fruit. Oranges are my current favorite!

  2. How fun to meet other bloggers! I keep hoping to find someone close enough to me, but it hasn’t happened yet.

    Like Diane, I crave fruit, because that is usually what I don’t eat enough of when I am off track. Also chicken, for some reason LOL!

    Your running has progressed so much over the year. Remember the early triathlon training days?? :D

  3. Susan~ Just found your blog and twitter thanks to Angela’s. Love them. Do you have a YT channel? I’ll be reading your blog. Thanks.
    Looks like you two had fun!

  4. Fun meet up with Angela!! I always crave oatmeal!

  5. YAy for meeting new bloggers! I wish to be able to meet YOu too.

    I crave oatmeal, nuts, broccoli, and brussel sprouts after vacation!

  6. That sounds like such a great dinner! A blogger meet-up would be super fun :)

  7. Restaurant looks great! Sad you have to leave tomorrow but it is always nice to getback home!
    The triffle looks delish!!

  8. What a fun blogger meet up! After a vacation I am always SO ready to get back to my “normal” eating! I crave oatmeal, apples, and salads the most!

  9. i crave oatmeal, yogurt, kettle korn, VEGGIES!
    what a great meet up!

  10. Looks so fun!! I always crave veggies and oatmeal when I get back from vaca! Hope you had an awesome time.

  11. How fun you got to meet Angela! I usually crave big green salads when I’ve been eating out of the ordinary. Oh and oatmeal, of course :) enjoy being back home again!

  12. I find that after a few days of non-“normal” eats, I crave a simple spinach, tomato, and mushroom salad. I also crave hummus!

    Enjoy your last night home and safe traveling!

  13. so cool that you met Angela- small world, huh? Looks like fun…there is something so awesome about meeting other bloggers :D

    Food I crave after a while out of my routine- oatmeal with blueberries and almond butter. I missed it so much when I was in NY (and returned to the UK and ate it every night for dinner practically for…until a few days ago, LOL)

  14. I always want salads.

  15. So fun that you were able to meet Ange! It looks as though you both had a wonderful time. The food looks fab.

  16. yay for meeting up with angela – i love hearing when people are just as awesome and sweet as they seem!

    ummm i am right with ya sister – as we speak, i am eating oatmeal, planning on an apple + soup for lunch, and hopefully a salad for dinner. and that’s why we are meant to be friends :)

    love ya – have a great day!

  17. I crave fruits, veggies and oats!!


  18. GReat pics of you and Angela! You both look great! And I am so glad I am not in the cold. Just seeing your pics make me cold :) but the food makes me feel warm :)

  19. Mmm those oats look delightful!! And you and Angela are beautiful! I’ve never had a blogger meet up.. why doesn’t anyone ever come to New Mexico?? LOL!

  20. Yum, everything looks great! Your mom is too funny :)

  21. Apple pie ON your oats? Now that’s a stellar topping! You and Angela look great! Glad to hear you guys enjoyed your blogger meal :)

    I CRAVE fresh veggies after indulging so much – crunchy bell peppers, mushrooms, broccoli? Pass them over!

  22. Nice run!!
    Looks like you two had a blast at Cactus! That burrito looks amazing!
    I crave veggies when I’m away from home for a while.

  23. What a fun meet-up!! I’m sure she’d be wonderful to meet :-) And same with you of course! ;-)

    I tend to crave apples. Or salads!

  24. I always crave steamed veg if I don’t get lots of veg I feel horrible! Ah that sounds like a fun time you had I wish I could find some food bloggers in the uk! x x

  25. How cool that you guys met up :)

    Oh I miss everything… from simple oats to a veggie concoction :) Although my mom is an amazing cook so I do love to visit her to get a fix…

  26. I got so excited about your blogger meet up tweet on Sunday because I met up with Deb+HEAB and was thinking of you the entire time! We went to this restaurant for lunch and got pitas! (Naturally, thought of Susan, of course!) But I guess it was the day for blogger meet ups. So cool.

    I crave salad and eggs and chicken. Mainly because over vacay I eat a lot!

    Alsooo, your moms trifle looks out of this world.

  27. I was totally craving oats this morning (oat bran/oatmeal mix) with almond butter. I also crave roasted vegetables and soups when I’ve been “off track” like I have lately :-)

    Glad you had a fun meet-up! That place looks kind of amazing.

  28. I cannot wait to have a green monster! All of this traveling has taken a toll on my veggie consumption.

  29. SEVENTY MINUTES on the dreadmill? i admire you. you are incredible. i can barely last 30! do you listen to music or watch the tvs? your date with ang looked so fun. how rando that you both went to the same high school! it’s definitely a small world. i totally know what you mean about talking to fellow bloggers who “get” it. it is the best! i hope we get to hang out one day!!!

    • I listen to my iPod on the treadmill and read the CNN ticker. I never really get bored though! I’m one of those people who’s usually entertained by their thoughts alone ;)

      And YES we are totally having a bloggie meet-up some day!

  30. Aww fun meetup. you both look so pretty in those photos. Yes, I think that the reason that we bloggers all get along so well is that we “get it” while our brick&mortar friends may not. It’s a huge draw.

    Too bad we were on opposite sides of Canada b/c I would have loved to do a bloggie-snowshoe-meetup with you! :-)

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