January 2009

A Mini Vacay

Check out this perfection: I love Florida!   Our mini vacay at our in-laws' was very nice and relaxing.  I got a run in, we rode bicycles, and I even got to sleep in! Yay!   Friday Evening   I left immediately after work to drive 1.5 hours to the in-laws.  I packed a little [...]


Palm Coast

Happy Friday!! :)The computer at my in-laws' house is on the fritz, so I'm just going to do a massive recap when I return to Orlando on Saturday evening. We have lots of fun plans for tomorrow morning and afternoon, including a run along the ocean, bike riding, and walking on the beach! :) Have [...]


Burning Eyes

I am so excited for the weekend.  Tonight, I'm driving up to my in-laws' house to spend some time with Husband's family.  I love their house!  The last time we visited, we played "Purchase Your Dream Home," which is my absolute favorite game!!  Check out the post if you aren't familiar with the game. :) [...]


Banana Waffles & My #1 Running Tip

Morning, bloggies! I woke up extra early so I could some chores done before work. James and Maggie really needed a bath! After cleaning the bathroom, I made myself a delish breakfast: banana waffles! OK -- THIS is how you make moist waffles! I thinly sliced a ripe banana and added it to the Hodgson's [...]


Spin Class and Wolfgang

Evening!  We had quite the rainstorm today.  Maggie slept right through it! I snacked on.... yogurt and granola. And around 4, a pre-workout snack of carrots + PB.  Holy Gliding Calm! After work, I headed to the gym for a long, super sweaty workout.  I got to spin class a little early, so I squeezed [...]


OOOOO-weee! I was extra hungry today (again).  I'm having trouble getting my breakfast (7:20 AM) to stretch to a semi-normal lunch hour (12:00 PM) lately.  I keep breaking down by 11:15 and making lunch! Oh sammie... I missed you. Cheddar cheese, turkey, and bread and butter pickles on toasted WW bread...   With an orange! [...]


Tie Your Laces!

Morning!  I'm running soooo late, so I better make this snappy!   Breakfast was the usual: oatmeal. At least it was in a pretty bowl! :) My oatmeal contained:   1/2 cup oatmeal 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup milk 1 sliced banana Toppings: Grape Nuts and blueberries On another note, several of you suggested I [...]


Fat Talk, New Shoes, and a Home Cooked Meal

Evening! Wow, the Jessica Simpson post sure provoked a reaction!  I really enjoyed reading everyone's opinions -- and you all were so nice to each other (and Jessica).   Most of you agree that:   The media is disgusting. Jessica is wearing horrible pants that does her no favors. Attacks like this warp other women's [...]


This is Not Fat

I'm interrupting my regularly scheduled blogging to discuss....   Have you heard about the media storm brewing over Jessica Simpson's latest performance at a Chili Cook-off in Florida?  Apparently, she's "fat" now.   Judge for yourself: OK - I will concede those pants are not flattering (and neither is the belt combo), but this poor girl [...]


A Change

Thanks for all your well-wishes on my latest running injury. I feel like I'm always hurting SOMETHING, and it's very frustrating to me.  So, I appreciate the sympathy!   A lot of you emailed me or messaged me this AM to ask about your various shoe woes.  I have to say that if you are [...]


Oatmeal and Metatarsalgia

Morning!   Well, my new sneakers are going back to the store TONIGHT.  I'm 99% sure the pain is my foot is Metatarsalgia.  That's a fancy medical term for "the bottom of my foot is bruised due to lack of padding in my new running shoes."   Acccording to MayoClinic.com, Metatarsalgia is caused during the [...]


Thai-ed Together at the Hip

Evening!  Woah -- work was a doozy today.  Is it really only Tuesday??   Mid-day snacks included yogurt and granola.... and the absolute freshest blueberries ever! I dunno what was with me, but I was starving by 4:30. Like, full-on tummy noises.  SOMEONE hide the WHOLE BOX of Carr's Crackers (grrrrr) so I resorted to [...]


Gasparilla Half Marathon Update

Afternoon, everyone! I hope your day is going well. :)   Lunch was the usual -- sammie, fruit, pickles!!! (I have a serious pickle problem). Oh pickles.... I love you so. The main *star* of lunch was two WW English muffin sammies with turkey, cheddar cheese, and sprouts. Pickles and oranges go quite well together!  [...]


5 Good Years!!

Today is our five year dating-anniversary! We had breakfast together and I made special "5" oatmeal to celebrate! :) My oatmeal contained:   1/2 cup oatmeal 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup milk 1 sliced banana Toppings:  Heartland Granola, unsweetened coconut, and enough raisins to make a "5" :) Wow -- a WHOLE HALF DECADE TOGETHER!  [...]

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