All day yesterday I had a million ideas swimming around in my head about what I wanted to write about in honor of Earth Day…but as you may have noticed, I never got around to getting those thoughts out to the world wide web. Between a dead loner phone and a busy schedule, the Internet and I were running different routes yesterday.
Anyway, did you all celebrate Earth Day by being “green”? I try my best to be friendly to Mother Earth every day. Here are a few ways that I reduce my footprint:
- Ride the bus to and from campus.
- Recycle. Recycle. Recycle.
- Wash and reuse plastic food bags.
- Bring reusable bags to the grocery store.
- & rarely ever use produce bags.
- Use a stainless steel H2o bottle.
- Use cold water only for laundry.
- Buy recycled paper products.
- Buy locally grown products if available.
How do you GO GREEN?
Of course yesterday’s efforts wouldn’t be complete without making a Green Monster. I went all out and added more green to the mix by adding avocado – yes, you heard me right…avocado in my smoothie. Ashley’s smoothies always entice me by their thick, glossy appearance – I had to give it a try.
1 cup baby spinach, 1/4 avocado, 1/2 cup frozen very cherry berry blend, 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
The verdict: it tasted healthy…obviously. Even though it may look like a chocolate shake, it was far from it! Seriously…how more pure can you get?
I can hardly recollect what else I consumed yesterday, but I do remember going to the gym for a 1-hour spin class + 1 mi. run + a bit of conditioning. Oh, and I carpooled to the gym : )
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Today I woke up excited to know that I had finally made it to Friday – it was an emotionally stressful week to say the least. After a green lunch [veggie burger + edamame hummus + avocado], I decided it was necessary to celebrate Cookie Friday. So…I pulled out a few frozen cookie dough balls I stuck in the freezer from the previous celebration and within minutes, I had gooey, warm chocolate chip cookies.
I had another thing to celebrate today:
I am officially a participant of the Nike Women’s [1/2] Marathon 2010…and Courtney is too – hip hip hooray!
Naturally, I celebrated by going for a 32-minute run around the neighborhood in the beautiful, late-afternoon sun. Nothing else is a better cure for letting go of a rough week.
Court and I are ecstatic! I think this girlie weekend will be epic.
Ya’ll seriously need to copy Caitlin on this. It is what you see – a ‘baked’ sweet tater & vegetarian baked beans – and it’s “epic” [as she would say]. It may be a little starch/sugar heavy, but just focus on all the incredible nutrients on my plate.
I may or may not have just polished off my fresh Friday cookies sitting here writing away; I’m not too worried about it though : )
Can I bicker for just 1 second?
- Weekend Weather Forecast: 80* sunshine
- Hillary’s Schedule: O. Chem Exam #4 Monday @ 10:00am
I’m going to figure out a way to soak up the sun somehow. I am going to find a way…