Happy Monday! Today I will be linking up with the fabulous Katie for MIMM!



Today’s post will focus on all things guacamole-including my race!

I’ll back up to Saturday night-I went to a hall dinner for my dorm, and we went to a fabulous (and very dark) Mediterranean type of place. So here are so really poor quality pictures of my chicken shish kabob plate. But everything was delicious!


I went to bed an early as I could given it was a Saturday night and I live on a college campus. In the morning, I quickly scarfed down breakfast-a homemade granola bar.


Oats, banana, chia seeds, cocoa powder, coconut flour. For some reason this was less bland than when I made it last time!

This morning was one of the first times all winter that it rained. We’re in a drought-so who would have thought a race day would have gotten poured on? I was suited up in my best attempt at an intimidation outfit-all black. I was there to race! When we arrived, I picked up my bib and promptly headed into a coffeeshop to stay warm until the start. It was a really small race, so there was no issue arriving at the start at the last minute.


We used the coffeeshop as an opportunity for a dry photo opp. Because it’s not a race unless there are tons of pictures to prove it.


Then, I bundled back up to go to the starting line. I clearly chose the best day for shorts. But if I’m getting wet anyways, what does it matter?

My mom always likes to take awkward pictures of me stretching:


Also, I’m pretty sure I’m the least attractive person ever running. 


I decided to go out not stupidly on this race. My goal was to hit an 8:00 pace for the first 2 miles, and then turn it up as much as possible at the end, which would give me a PR. I hit the first mile around that, but as soon as I reached the turnaround point, I realized this was definitely not going to be a PR race-the rain and wind had picked up quite a bit, and I was running into a really strong headwind. I felt like I was pushing, but not really going anywhere. So I shifted my goals from PRing to racing. I felt really good for two miles, and not too badly like death at the end. I finished in 25:32, which was I think 4 seconds faster than my 5k in December. But I consider that a major win, given the weather conditions today. 

Even more marvelous? It really was a win! I got first place in my age group! There was supposed to be a fancy ceremony with a band and everything, but the weather did not permit that. Instead, I had to tough out the weather for about half an hour extra, but I couldn’t care less! I got my winner’s cup!


And then we rushed inside for some warm food and a change of clothes. Yay for a free race shirt! Bonus: it says “I earned my guacamole” on the back.


At Panera, my mom and I shared the tomato and feta soufflé (I just ate the insides out).


And I had turkey chili.


As for the Super Bowl, I watched the first half but to be honest, I wasn’t into it. I was rooting for the Broncos just because I don’t like the Seahawks, but I’m not really a fan of Payton Manning, so definitely not my favorite match up. I didn’t eat anything during the game, but here are the before and after snacks. 


We got goat gouda at Whole Foods the other day, and it’s so delicious! And bonus-I found crackers (Mary’s) that basically just have seeds and brown rice-score!

For after the game (or after I gave up watching), I had to have my guacamole-I earned it! I just mashed an avocado with some fresh salsa.


And ate it with some more crackers and carrots. 

Overall, a pretty darn good day! Sadly though, my Chemistry is most certainly not studied for Tuesday’s midterm….at all. I’m off to the library now-have a Marvelous day!

Favorite Super Bowl commercial?

13 comments on “MIMM-Guacamole Sunday

  1. RainyWriter

    I like that green shirt … totally cool looking.

    Now, when you said 8:00 min/mile … “then turn it up …” I was thinking to myself … WHAT? I can only dream of going 8:00 min/mile hahah. But that is cool that others can run so fast!

    At any rate, nice going on your run. 🙂

    1. Aurora

      Thanks 🙂 And haha, the turn it up part never really happened on this run-I guess it was wishful thinking!

  2. Christine@ Apple of My Eye

    Congrats on winning your race! That is SO cool and definitely something worth bragging about ;). We were shocked that it started raining here as well! Weather in California?! WHAT?!? 😉

    1. Aurora

      Thank you! And haha right??

  3. Shawn @ Fruity 'N' Nutty

    Love the black shirt and congrats on your win! 😀

    I’ve never really understood football and have never watched the superbowl so I obviously don’t have a fave commercial. 😉

    1. Aurora

      Thanks! And haha football actually is a really strange game!

  4. courtruns4cupcakes

    Congrats on your race!! That is so awesome! I agree the Superbowl sucked this year. My favorite commercial was of course the Budweiser one with the puppy and horse- so adorable!

    1. Aurora

      You really can’t go wrong with cute animals!

    1. Aurora

      Thank you!

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