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Happy Cinco de Mayo!

by Courtney on May 5, 2010

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

In case you didn’t know, here’s some Fun Facts about today:

  • It is often confused with the Mexican Independence Day, which occurred on September 16, 1810, about 50 years earlier.
  • Cinco de Mayo is one of more than 365 festivals celebrated by people of Mexican descent.
  • The holiday was popularized in the U.S. in part by Chicano activists in the 1960s and 1970s, who identified with the Mexican Indian and mestizo (people of Mexican Indian and European descent) soldiers’ triumph over European conquest attempts.
  • Cities such as Los Angeles, Chicago, and Houston host annual Cinco de Mayo festivities that draw hundreds of thousands of celebrants.
  • It gives people, such as Courtney, a reason to host a Happy Hour with friends on a weeknight.

I woke up bright and early this morning for a run.  It wasn’t too tough getting out of bed, but MAN did I feel sluggish during the run!  My legs felt like they were filled with lead…UGHH.  I still managed to cover 3 miles, doing intervals of 7.0mph & 6.0mph.

I was hoping I’d be able to find something “festive” to wear today, but I guess my taste doesn’t normally lean towards Mexican attire?  I do, however, have a dress that I like to call my “party” dress, because it definitely looks like there’s a party happenin’ on it!  So I thought I’d share it with you all :)

After showering and getting ready, I made myself this delicious bowl of oats! :-P

Today’s bowl has:

-1/3 cup oats

-1/3 cup Silk Pure Vanilla Almond Milk

-1/3 cup water

-1 baby smashed banana

-Raisins (golden & regular)

-Cinnamon & Nutmeg

I don’t know if it was the almond milk or just luck, but this bowl was so nice and creamy! :)  I topped it off with a sprinkling of granola & a little bit of Blizzard Butter.  There’s a party in my belly happenin’ right now ;)

For lunch today, I stuck with what I knew would be yummy and light because I already know there’s going to be some YUMMY EATS this evening. :-P

Carrots, Cukes, & Celery…

With some roasted red pepper hummus :)

Fresh Raspberries & Strawberries…

Mixed with some vanilla Chobani & granola…currently one of my favorite combos if you hadn’t already noticed. ;)

This “tower” definitely fell at least once…look at how disheveled the hummus is in there! ;)

I tried to figure out a way to correlate it with the Cinco de Mayo theme, but no such luck.  Hey, at least, it’s colorful, right? :)

(Did anyone happen to notice the last “fun fact” for Cinco de Mayo, or did you stop reading?) ;)

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