Daily Archive: January 10, 2013

Holla for a Dolla

Posted by Lauren

On the way to Tahoe last night I started this post about going to the dollar store during my lunch break to pick up cheap road trip snacks. I don’t know about you, but one of the best parts about a road trip is what you’re going to eat during the loooong drive. I grabbed imitation wheat thins off the shelf, some honey wheat pretzel twists (they almost taste like TJ brand), peach rings (Kyle’s fave), Reese’s Pieces, and Hot Tamales (for the ski slopes).

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I walked back to work and headed straight for the cafeteria for $1.71 soup. I was all kinds of cheap yesterday!

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Remember how I stuff the salad bar spinach into the bottom of my soup bowl before adding soup? I love this sneaky trick. What I don’t love: the aftermath of turkey chili all. night. long! Uhh… Ya.

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Kyle and I didn’t make any stops on our way to Tahoe thanks to the dolla snacks and this giant tupperware of carrots and Greek yogurt! The drive was less than 4 hours and that, my friends, is why driving up on a Thursday is 100x better than the traffic you’ll get on a Friday night.

pssst… Tonight I’m going to work on a post about two new fitness-y things I’ve used over the past few days… can you spot them?

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Friday morning started out with scrambled eggs + salsa and a cinnamon Eggo on the side. I totally forgot how tasty that flavor is! Kyle and I put on 14 warm layers each, packed up the car, and drove off towards Alpine Valley. Our season passes are good at both Squaw and Alpine – two of my all-time favorite CA mountains!

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To combat the chilly weather, we did the following:

  • 5 runs and rest in the lodge for 20 minutes (and I got my first coffee of the day)
  • 5 runs and rest in the lodge for 30 minutes
  • 5 runs and get in the car and turn on the seat warmers as fast as possible!!

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One more photo, just so I can say GO NINERS!!!!!!!!!!!

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Who is watching the division playoffs this weekend?! Kyle, a Denver native, will root for the Broncos and I’ll be cheering on the SF 49ers. It seems like forever since I went to the 49ers vs Lions game with my Cal Poly pals. Ah, good times.

K, I’m off to make Nicole’s famous banana bread, but in muffin form. Wish me luck.

Question: Do you ever shop at the dollar store? The candy is SO cheap and I love their holiday decorations. Design on a dime, am I right?

-Lauren

SD Bound

Posted by Nicole

This morning started with a earlier wake up call than normal so I could complete my daily mile.

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After the little run, I made a green smoothie. This one didn’t really have much substance- it was just some frozen strawberries, a cup of unsweetened almond milk, some ice, and a lot of spinach. This was really just a way to get a lot of greens in (and my spinach is on its last leg).

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For some more filling food before dance practice, I had the last of the apples from my $0.48 bag along with some peanut butter.

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Then it was time for dance practice. Insert: finishing up three routines and learning three new sidelines for the Friday and Sunday games. After practice, I went to Subway with some of the team. Yep, we had Subway two days in a row, but the coupons made it excusable, right?

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Now I’m San Diego bound with Soraya and Sunny (friends from dance team), but we also have a special dude in the car with us.

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Soraya’s Pomeranian, Tiger, is providing the entertainment for the ride.

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He sits behind shoulders like such a cat.

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I’m kind of excited to be in San Diego… Last time I was there was two years ago when I went to University of San Diego. A lot has changed in my life since then, but I’m sure SD is just as beautiful as when I left!

– Nicole