Weekend ReCUP!

Happy Sunday!

I hope everyone had a nice long holiday weekend! I know I sure did!

We have lots to catch up on, so let’s get to the ReCUP…

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Christmas

My friend Kimmie gifted me this AWESOME Route 66 tin to commemorate my marathon. It’s awesome and will hold my medal perfectly!

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We spent Christmas-day at my parents house. Since we had a big dinner to make, we took the easy route for breakfast. Cinnamon rolls! I can’t remember the last time I had cinnamon rolls. So good!

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For dinner, I was in charge of the corn casserole. Mostly because it’s my speciality. By now most of you know the kitchen and cooking/baking completely stresses me out; corn casserole is one dish I can always count on to NOT mess up. I have included my recipe here for you:

Ingredients

  • 1/2 stick of butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 (8.5 ounce) package Jiffy corn bread mix
  • 1 (15 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 (14.75 ounce) can creamed corn
  • 1 cup sour cream

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl
  2. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes

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My dad is the coolest, and told my mom this year that he wanted to get us kids (my brother, sister, and myself) a toy for Christmas. I got a little Gravedigger remote controlled truck. How awesome is that?! Gravedigger has been my FAVORITE since I was like 5 years old.

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I must have been a good girl this year because Santa treated me very well! I’m such a run nerd and was sooo stoked to unwrap this…

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Christmas dessert = pumpkin cream pie from Yoder’s. Yes please!

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Saturday

My Saturday came and went in the blink of an eye. I failed as a blogger and took zero pictures from my Saturday, but in a nutshell…

Starbucks, errands, leg day at the gym, a fight with my microwave, a way-too-long nap, and Crazy Cafe with the family.

Sunday

Miss Boo (who has been crushing it this week attending both Wednesday and Thursday night training runs) agreed to accompany the gang and I for our weekend long run. We (the girls) had 9 miles on the schedule (Don had 12); I felt pretty confident that Miss Boo could hang with us for 6 miles but wasn’t sure about 9, so I loaded my bike into my dad’s truck and brought that out to Flatwoods so that Miss Boo could just ride if/when she got tired of running.

I think I’m gonna have to change her name to “Miss Beast” because she hung with us the entire 9 miles.

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This was my first time running at Flatwoods. It’s a beautiful park and offers a fair amount of shade.

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Miss Boo really wanted to visit The Temple while in town and since she leaves Saturday, today was the only day (the market is only open on Sundays). After finishing our run, we rushed back to my parents house, got ready, and headed over.

It was pretty busy, and the lines for the most popular items were not fun, but we got everything we wanted to taste.

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Mom and Boo (neither of which had ever been) really enjoyed the serenity and beauty of the temple.

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And, now for some randomness from my Sunday…

Smokey pup  went to the groomers today! So fresh and so clean!

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This was interesting to see walk past our back porch…

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And, I put my Fit2Run gift cards to good use… So excited for these!

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Have a great rest of your Sunday night!

Question of the day

What was the high and low of your weekend?

A quiet start to week makes me happy and another round of awesome and random things of my Facebook Saves

Good morning and happy Tuesday!

My Monday was great and rather quiet, and that’s just how I like it. The work day went by rather quick, and then it was time for errands.

The Boy and I headed back to Costco as we somehow got confused about their closing time the previous night and ran out of time. We didn’t get any cold items at Costco, so I asked if I could run into Nordstrom rack for a bit. I’m really loving that store, but I didn’t find what I was looking for. I did however, find quite a few Brooks at a nice discount. The didn’t have the pair I wanted in my size, but it was nice to see they carry them.

The remainder of our night was spent being lazy, which gave me a chance to clear out some of my Facebook Saves, which means…

Awesome and random things of my Facebook Saves

These Are Ugliest Runners’ Feet You’ve Ever Seen– Good luck getting through all 28. 😉

25 Great Snacks for Runners

How to Stretch Your Hip Flexors

5 Postrun Habits You Need to Stop Now– I’m guilty of a number of these. 

One a Day: Throw These 116 Things Away

One Runner’s Tips For Fueling Before, During And After Long Runs

One Simple Trick to make You Exercise

9 Ways to Fartlek

The Five Absolute Worst Things You Can Add to Your Coffee– I don’t really like what this one has to say, but it was in my folder. 😉

And the cutest puppy video possibly of all time, here

Question of the day

What’s in your Facebook Saves folder?

Wish me luck

Good morning and happy Tuesday!

By the time this post goes live I will be wrapping up my first EARLY morning run in a very long time. Soooo wish me luck that that is the case; otherwise, I’ll be in trouble for sleeping through my alarm. 😉

I don’t think I mentioned yet, I started a little running club on Facebook called the River Running Club (see how creative I am?!) It’s a small club right now, but I’m hoping it’ll grow into something much larger and can be a place for local runners of all levels to come out and enjoy running! Because it’s “new” I’m still trying to feel out the club members and the times of day that work best for them, so… 5:30 this morning (god willing) I’ll be out pounding the pavement.

If you’re local, I’d love to have you join the club!

Yesterday was one of those crazy busy days where you feel like you are accomplishing nothing because your inbox is just insane, but when you scroll through your sent items folder you see that you actually have been working… a lot 😉

I finally got around to trying Svelte. And, I really enjoyed it! I tend to not like prepared protein shakes, but this one had a very good flavor.

For lunch I had the tortellini caesar salad I mentioned here; it was delicious and very filling!

After work, the Boy and I had a few errands to run. I was planning to make eggplant pizza for dinner, but once I reread the recipe and realized it was going to take an hour to make, decided it wasn’t going to work with everything else on our agenda. I plan to make it after work today.

After we got back from running errands, I had a bag of buffalo cauliflower. Yummy!

And, tried out my watermelon popsicles. Unfortunately these are not worth mentioning any further. 😦

Monday was a rest day, but I did get in some foam rolling before bed.

And, here’s some randomness to end things on…

What kind of people don’t have ranch dressing in their fridge?! Oh, that’d be us! #fail!

How cute is this guy?!

Question of the day?

Do you have to bring snacks when you go shopping/run errands to ward off fits of hangry?

—I’m supposed to, but often times forget. Last night we had to make a pit stop to avoid what the Boy deemed “Thermo Nuclear Meltdown”. 😉