These Legs Were Made For Walking

That’s just what they do.
One of these days the legs
Are gonna walk all around you.
RISD Art Sale

RISD Art Sale

First Baptist Meeting House

First Baptist Meeting House

Downtown

Downtown

I feel like I went everywhere today, and all by foot! So much for rest day? But it was fun! I did not expect the RISD art sale to be in swing again. There was so many amazing paintings and potteries, any of which I’d have been lucky to own. When I hit downtown, Providence couldn’t have reminded me of Boston any more, and for the first time. I’ve never really seen the city like this; all my time so far has been rainy or cold but today was perfect. Of course, the reason for my walking extravaganza was this:

Registering

Registering

I can’t believe the half-marathon is just tomorrow! The nerves are starting to set in, as this will be my first “real” half-marathon. The Race For The Border was fun, but it felt more like 250 people getting together in New Hampshire to run around a bit. This feels real. The best part of the walk back was knowing that I started lunch at 9:30 and it’d be waiting for me.

Vegan Cheesy BBQ Fries And Beans

Vegan Cheesy BBQ Fries And Beans

I think I’ve hit vegan heaven.

Vegan Cheesy BBQ Fries And Beans

Vegan Cheesy BBQ Fries And Beans

I’ve been really intrigued by Caitlin’s combination of sweet potatoes and BBQ beans. I also loved the combination of sweet potato fries and Daiya from last night so much I knew I wanted it again! Why not combine the two in a poutine-like fashion? This was divine. The flavor came through as some salty, sweet, and fatty bit of deliciousness with crisped potato fries, soft beans, and gooey Daiya. I’m going to need several more plates of this over the Summer.

Groceries

Groceries

My options for the early afternoon were work or do chores. I’d rather do chores. I walked down to Eastside Market and my little Whole Foods to get some ice cream(majorly on sale), 3lb of organic sweet potatoes, beans(dinner), a bar(my “breakfast” tomorrow), and some chocolates(longly considered and purchased enthusiastically).

Organic Pink Lady Apple

Organic Pink Lady Apple

I snacked on an organic apple for rehydrating from all the walking until I was ready for something more “desserty”.

Mint Chip And Vanilla Frozen Yogurt

Mint Chip And Vanilla Frozen Yogurt

This hit the spot. I used the last of my mint Sweet Scoops frozen yogurt with a good amount of Elan’s vanilla. Cost per scoop, this is hands down the best vanilla ice cream out there. It was only $3 for a quart on sale! It’s local to New England and the flavor is absolutely fantastic; it tastes like a fresh, frothy vanilla milkshake all the time. And, of course with me, the ingredient list is rather clean.

Oatmeal With Vanilla Peanut Butter

Oatmeal With Vanilla Peanut Butter

As big as my chocolate tooth is, my vanilla tooth is right there with it; I had a small bowl of oatmeal with some 365 peanut butter mixed with Madhava’s vanilla agave. Vanilla makes for the best everything: peanut butter, chocolate, cookies. God bless vanilla.

Root Beer Zevia

Root Beer Zevia

And a cool Zevia beverage after returning from the dining hall with some greens for dinner. I just hope in hindsight that the concentrated erythritol or stevia here doesn’t cause any running discomfort tomorrow morning.

Hemp Oil Dressed Greens, Chickpea Salad With Raisins And Daiya

Hemp Oil Dressed Greens, Chickpea Salad With Raisins And Daiya

Chickpea Salad With Raisins And Daiya

Chickpea Salad With Raisins And Daiya

I’m really digging this Daiya. I don’t even like real mozzarella this much! I figured because it’s so flavorful it must be loaded with added sugars. Nope! There aren’t any! It puzzles me, but all I care is that it’s good. And there’s never enough room on the plate for my greens, so instead I just put them in a separate bowl after dressing with Foods Alive sweet and sassy; you can’t tell but that’s fully packed in.

OK, kiddos, since I won’t have time to post in the morning, here’s my game plan: I’m going to try to be asleep by 10:30 tonight to get hours and wake up at 6:30. After my morning routine, I’ll either be walking or getting a ride down to the starting line at 7, snack on my Amazing Grass chocolate peanut butter protein bar, and the race will start at 8. My goal is to do it in under 1:40, and my bib is 3761. Nervous? Yes. Excited? Yes. But I figure that’s all part of the recipe for success. As the best of them say, here goes nothing!

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  1. actorsdiet 01. May, 2010 at 7:20 pm #

    i’ve only had daiya on pizza – i gotta pick up a block for myself for home!

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  2. lacrossegal 01. May, 2010 at 7:26 pm #

    Hi!
    I just saw your post on runnersworld about running a 1/2 tomorrow so I clicked on the link to your blog. I’m running Rhode Races 1/2 tomorrow too!! I was at the expo with my mom today. Tomorrow’s my first 1/2 and I’m nervous but excited! Good luck!!!! :)
    I just started a blog in case you want to check it out:
    http://lacrossegal.wordpress.com

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  3. Errign 01. May, 2010 at 8:41 pm #

    Good Luck Evan, I’m sure you’ll rock it!

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  4. Sana 01. May, 2010 at 9:19 pm #

    I would love some Mint chocolate froyo! I have stopped eating ice cream! But it is an expensive habit!

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  5. Michelle 01. May, 2010 at 11:08 pm #

    Good luck tomorrow!

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  6. Gaby 02. May, 2010 at 12:11 am #

    I know you won’t see this til after, but good luck on the race!!! My goal is to work up to a half for next year :)
    What ice cream is on sale at whole foods? I just finished up my tempt hemp milk ice cream a few days ago and am in desperate need of something cold, creamy, and dairy free. Cheap would be nice too!
    I have to go check out your post on runners world now, I didn’t know you were published!

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  7. clairedille 02. May, 2010 at 12:15 am #

    I can’t wait to hear about the race and hope you get some great sleep tonight! That daiya sounds sooo good but I have some other vegan mozz. still left in the fridge that wasn’t so great. Maybe I should just head out and get some. Happy to hear that you also loved Caitlins combo of beans and sweet potatoes!

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  8. Julie 02. May, 2010 at 6:45 am #

    Im running the 1/2 today too! Good luck!!

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  9. Matt 02. May, 2010 at 8:29 am #

    Good luck on the race today!

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  10. Claire @ College:Raw 02. May, 2010 at 9:51 am #

    You should be just finishing the race, but good luck! I’m sure you did awesome!

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  11. eatmovelove 02. May, 2010 at 9:54 am #

    Holy fries ! YUM :)
    I LOVE your pics of ice cream – don’t stop them!
    You rock Evan!
    Can’t wait to hear about your race – either way your a star just for doing it :)

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  12. Madeline - Greens and Jeans 02. May, 2010 at 12:55 pm #

    1. GOOD LUCK! Can’t wait to read all about it! 2. So jealous that you got to go to the RISD art sale! I always scored some great goodies

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  13. MelissaNibbles 02. May, 2010 at 4:28 pm #

    Good luck! I hope it went well :)

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  14. rebekah (clarity in creation.) 03. May, 2010 at 6:22 am #

    i love those bars! they’re on sale 2 for 1 at my whole foods… good choice!
    -r

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