Itâ€™s that time again â€“ time for superlatives! Sure, Iâ€™m a little late. But that doesnâ€™t mean October was any less delicious and amazing. Hereâ€™s my favorite posts from October 2011.
Best Recipe: Shroomy Mashed Potatoes â€“ I really love this recipe. The flavor/texture combination takes plain olâ€™ mashed potatoes to STELLAR!
Most Customizable Gym Workout: Treadmill/Elliptical Workout â€“ If youâ€™re sick of the treadmill, this workout is a great alterative because switching equipment in the middle of the workout makes the time flyyyy by.
Post in Which I Realized Iâ€™m Proud of What Iâ€™ve Done, But Happy to be Where I Am: One Year Agoâ€¦ â€“ Iâ€™m slowly realizing that life doesnâ€™t have to be always about â€˜one-uppingâ€™ yourself. Sometimes, itâ€™s okay just to say, â€œThat was awesome, and now Iâ€™m done.â€
Best Debate: Cook Rules? â€“ Who dictates the menu? The cook or the pickier eater? Should a vegetarian wife cook meat for her husband?
Runner-Up: The Hand Sanitizer Debate
Most Fun: Carolina Blues â€“ I LOVE TAILGATING! Enough said.
Best Healthy Living Advice: A Healthy Intention - Iâ€™m continuing with my daily healthy intentions, and itâ€™s really helped me stay on track and feel positive about my efforts.
Runner-Up: Perfect Pacing
Honest Post: Life is Not a Supermarket â€“ This was a difficult post to write (itâ€™s always hard to admit you have negative emotions like jealously, etc.) but it really helped me understand WHY I feel certain ways.
Best Guest Post: $15 to Save a Life â€“ A truly crazy story. Read it â€“ you wonâ€™t believe it!
Runner-up: Friday in Old San Juan
Best Triathlon-Themed Baby Shower I Ever Hosted (Okay â€“ The Only Baby Shower Iâ€™ve Ever Hosted): Jenâ€™s IronBaby Shower â€“ Canâ€™t wait for the little baby boy to be born in December!
Can you believe itâ€™s NOVEMBER?