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I just couldn’t get out of bed all afternoon — it’s like my bum was glued to the sheets. :)  I read the newspaper in bed, watched a movie, and took a nap.  Glorious!


Before I got totally lazy, I made sure to do Day 4 of the 30 Day Shred Challenge (click here for the detailed day-by-day recaps)… today was definitely a ‘modified’ workout day!  My legs were so sore from yesterday’s run and all the shredding, so I skipped all of the lunges and squats and just did a light knee bend instead.  But it was still a great workout!


So the bed sucked me in right after the Shred workout.  I rose occasionally to eat:  🙂


Grape Nuts + Chobani + Strawberries


+ another 1/2 portion of the Grape Nuts + yogurt.


A sliced orange…


Dinner’s most noteworthy aspect was a yummy spinach salad with baked polenta crotons.


I thinly sliced 1/4 of a polenta log and baked it at 350 for 30 minutes until crispy. MMMM!


No dressing required!


Plus, the leftover Anne’s mac and cheese.  Oh, leftovers… how I love thee.




Have I mentioned yet that tomorrow I’ll be seeing BRITNEY SPEARS IN CONCERT???


If you’ve been reading the blog for a while, you know I am SO obsessed with Britney Spears.  I’m the world’s biggest fan because:


  • I’ve LOVED her since ‘Hit Me Baby One More Time’ days.  Hello — it’s a classic!
  • My dachshund Maggie’s middle name is actually Britney Spears.
  • I cried when she had an emotional breakdown and shaved her head. 
  • The first time the Husband and I ever made out was to Britney Spears’ song "Toxic."  It was college, so sue me!
  • I’ve been Britney Spears for Halloween…. twice.
  • I’ve ran entire races listening to nothing but Britney.
  • I felt guilty for illegally downloading the new CD so I deleted all files and re-purchased them on iTunes.
  • On our Californian honeymoon, I was actually excited to be in the same state as Britney Spears and mentioned it several times.


Favorite Britney songs:


  • Hit Me Baby (One More Time)
  • Stronger
  • Slave 4 U
  • Toxic
  • My Prerogative
  • Gimme More
  • Just Breathe
  • Break the Ice
  • Womanizer
  • Circus
  • Unusual You



Who’s your favorite singer/band?  For me… Bruce Springsteen, Coldplay, DMB, Third Eye Blind, and the Beach Boys are right behind my Brit Brit!



  • Meghann March 7, 2009, 6:41 pm

    haha should I be embarrassed with going to the same concert as you?!?! OMG what are we going to wear?!?!?!?!

    What time are we leaving tomorrow?

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point March 7, 2009, 6:45 pm

    prepare to be really embarassed, meghann!!!

    i need to wear something cool – what if i run into britney in the hallway or something?!?!?! LOL

  • ksgoodeats March 7, 2009, 6:50 pm

    I'm 99.99% sure that you're Britney's number one fan – I LOVE IT!! Thanks for all your Britney facts! You've got good taste in music – some of my number one fav is Maroon 5 (I'm going to marry Adam Levine along with Andy Samberg and Joel McHale)

    Polenta croutons and mac & cheese = divine!

  • Red Head, Yellow Dog March 7, 2009, 6:50 pm

    hahaha this post is awesome. I love it.

    my fave band is definitely Death Cab for Cutie. Oh Ben’re so geek dreamy…

  • Run Saraah March 7, 2009, 6:55 pm

    I’d love to see Brit – I hear her performances are amazing!

  • Kailey (SnackFace) March 7, 2009, 7:05 pm

    Hahaa i love this post! I am the same way about Lil Wayne! And Beyonce (though I’ve never seen her in concert).I saw britbrit when I was 13 or 14, and it was the highlight of my life at the time.I cannot wait for the recap of tomorrow!

  • Marissa March 7, 2009, 7:14 pm

    I <3 Britney. I'm so happy she's come back to us from that downward spiral. I'm jealous you get to see her tomorrow! I couldn't get tickets for when she's in my city. 🙁 You're going to have so much fun!

  • Yasmin March 7, 2009, 7:19 pm

    I am a closeted Britney fan also! I love exercising to her music. I have too many favorite singers I wouldn’t be able to list just one. Tim McGraw, George Straight, Pink Floyd, The Fray, Beyonce, all kinds.

  • redheadedjournal March 7, 2009, 7:28 pm

    Enjoy the concert!

  • thechiclife March 7, 2009, 7:37 pm

    lol…i love Brit, too! have fun at the concert!

  • Amelia (AC/DC: Highways to Health) March 7, 2009, 8:00 pm

    Ahhhhh that’s awesome!!! I’m sure you’ll have so much fun at the concert!

    I’ll admit I was NOT a Britney fan originally. But, I think during her breakdown she became more like a regular down to earth person, with problems like everyone else, and I started to feel bad for her and pay more attention to her. Then I got her Womanizer CD and became a fan! I cannot get sick of those songs!!! They are the best to run to also! So fun.

  • Brandi March 7, 2009, 8:11 pm

    sounds like fun!

    My favorites:
    All American Rejects
    Third Eye Blind
    No doubt (Tragic Kingdom era)

  • Oh She Glows March 7, 2009, 8:16 pm

    Thats so exciting you are going to the concert!! I wanna know what you are WEARING!!!
    You so gotta dress up like her in one of her music vids. 🙂 That would be so fun.

    I LOVE her music…I listen to it everyday!

  • Megan March 7, 2009, 8:18 pm

    omgggggg I LOVE BRITNEY!!!! I JUST bought my tickets, but it isn’t until next month 🙁 bleh.

    hope it’s amazing! her first one was pretty fab, according to the most reliable source (perez hilton, of course).

  • Amy March 7, 2009, 8:19 pm

    You guys crack me up! :d you have to take pictures if you can! I was just reading an article tonight on her costumes…the police one and the one in the frame….eek!! 😀 Have FUN!

  • Anonymous March 7, 2009, 8:29 pm

    Ok…time to say hi. I’ve been reading your blog for awhile and I love it! I’ve never commented before, but when I saw this AWESOME post….I knew it was time to say hi 🙂 I finally commented on Meghann’s blog when she mentioned Britney the other day as well! I LOVE BRITNEY and I’m so excited to see her next month in Chicago! Thank you for loving her as much as I do..and thank you for your wonderful blog. Have an amazing time tomorrow! I’m glad I finally left you a comment! 🙂 I’m not sure how to leave you one with my name because I don’t have a blog?


  • Nutritious is Delicious March 7, 2009, 8:36 pm

    That is so funny! Love it! And who doesnt like leftover mac n cheese….. 😀

  • Amy March 7, 2009, 8:43 pm

    Have fun at the concert!!!! Kelly Clarkson is my all time favorite. I just think she’s the greatest. No Doubt used to be my favorite. When I was about 14 I was in California and really thought I’d run into Gwen Stefani. It was all so exciting. 🙂 haha

  • Amanda @ Fake Ginger March 7, 2009, 8:53 pm

    Omg, someone who loves Britney as much as me. <3 My husband thinks I'm nuts but she's my favorite.

    The polenta croutons look delish! I would've never thought to do that. I'll have to see if I can find a polenta log around here.

  • Haleigh March 7, 2009, 9:06 pm

    I am so jealous you get to see Britney in concert tomorrow! I saw her in concert in 2003 and she was amazing, more of a show than a concert.

  • Kimberly March 7, 2009, 9:20 pm

    My sister saw Britney in Miami tonight! She’s a diehard fan as well… between the two of you, you could get a cover band going.

  • Julianna Tabor March 7, 2009, 9:40 pm

    I LOVE that you love Britney! Amazing!

  • Mica March 7, 2009, 9:58 pm

    Have a great time tomorrow! I heard the concert is awesome!

  • lilveggiepatch March 7, 2009, 11:10 pm

    Have so much fun at the concert!!! I’m going in April with my friend (assuming I can find the tickets… um), and we are going to get SUPER into it costume-wise. Can’t wait for the re-cap!

    My favorite bands are The Hold Steady and of course my squeeze’s, The Upwelling (he tours with Third Eye Blind a lot!).

  • Ruby March 8, 2009, 3:14 am

    I’m gonna go see the Boos in May! Cool stuff. I love Britney too. She’s soooo..mesmerizing and makes great workout songs! Have fun!

  • Leah March 8, 2009, 3:22 am

    lol no you haven’t mentioned you are going… how fun!! Maybe you can show her some of your music video moves that you do when you are running… she may sign you as a backup dancer!! 😀

  • Suzanne March 8, 2009, 4:09 am

    Talking Heads is mandatory cardio music.

  • runjen March 8, 2009, 4:27 am

    Yay for Britney!! I am pretty sure that I am close to 10 years older than you, and I am going to Britney when she hits my city. Can’t wait! Have a blast!

  • Beadie @ What I Ate Yesterday March 8, 2009, 6:01 am

    i hope you girls have loads of fun!!

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point March 8, 2009, 6:15 am

    fancy – hahahah thank you!!!!!

    YAY britney for life!

  • greendogwine March 8, 2009, 6:18 am

    OMG – Third Eye Blind! I’ve been obsessed with them since my sophomore year of high school (I’ve met and hugged Stephen Jenkins) – I didn’t think anyone was with me on that anymore! 🙂

  • jenngirl March 8, 2009, 6:32 am

    AHH I love Britney! She’s so real, and she doesn’t apologize for it…I’m jealousss you’re seeing her in concert!

    Current Brit song I’m loving: If you seek Amy…so scandalous 😉

  • Tami March 8, 2009, 6:40 am

    Dave Matthews, i am in the fan club and two years ago I saw them and was in THE FRONT ROW. i nearly passed out when they came out on stage, it was so cool seeing the band up close (and personal) he looked and winked at me, we were so close it was like NO ONE ELSE was there!

    i am hoping to get some great seats when he plays fenway park in boston in may.

  • Julie March 8, 2009, 6:49 am

    aww your so cute!! Have you seen her in concert before? I don’t really have a favorite band/singer. I like a little bit of everything!

  • Kristi March 8, 2009, 7:46 am

    HAHA I love this post!! I’m so jealous about the concert! Have fun!!

  • Trish March 8, 2009, 9:05 am

    I love working out to Britney’s music. There are so many great remixes that are just so perfect for cardio. Have fun at the concert! 🙂

  • Lindsay March 8, 2009, 9:12 am

    I’m going to see Britney as well but mine’s in April, end of!

    But here’s a question. Do you think she sings all of her songs for real on stage? They sound just like the cd and she’s moving around and stuff. I’m just wondering what I should expect at the concert.

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point March 8, 2009, 9:21 am

    lindsay – i am 100% positive she lipsyncs the entire show. i dont care 🙂

  • teacherwoman March 8, 2009, 2:36 pm

    Ooh, I will be seeing her in concern in the Twin Cities in about a month! I can’t wait! I am going with both my sisters and my mom! Yeah!

    I love all kinds of music. A couple of my favorite concerts were the Elton John/Billy Joel concert, and then Eric Clapton’s Guitar Festival in Chicago almost 2 years ago! That was 12 hours of wonderful artists!

  • MyRunningJourney March 9, 2009, 8:55 am

    I love Britney. She was just here in Atlanta (I didn’t go, but know several people who did), and I heard it was amazing (and should have been 21 and up only haha). Britney has helped me through MANY runs. 🙂

    PS – that’s hilarious that you deleted the “illegal” files and bought them on Itunes hahaha

  • Dori March 9, 2009, 11:35 am

    “My dachshund Maggie’s middle name is actually Britney Spears.”


    So funny. I need to add some more Britney into my workout playlist, all I have in there is Circus and Womanizer (which I LOVE during spin class!)

    My favorites are DMB, Guster, Blue October, Regina Spektor, Josh Radin.

  • Anonymous March 9, 2009, 1:25 pm

    100% absolutely favorite all time singer Axl Rose, band Guns n Roses! You just can’t get any better than that.

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