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The Husband didn’t have to work today, so we’re both sitting in the living room – me at the dining table and him on the couch – working on our respective projects.  It’s nice to have company during the day!




I had a two-egg wrap with roasted potatoes, ketchup, and cheese.  I totally failed at rolling my wrap properly, but it still tasted good.  🙂


Plus, corn:


And a salad.  The greens were suppose to go INSIDE the wrap but I was distracted while cooking.  Oops.


Crooms Flashbacks


Remember the 15.4 mile trail race I did earlier this month?


I’ve done the race twice (this year’s recap and last year’s recap), and each time, I try so hard to describe the terrain, but it’s nearly impossible!  It’s truly like nothing else I’ve ever seen.


After this year’s race, interviewed Kelly and I for a clip on their website.  My cameo is around 1:35, but the beginning of the clip really shows how fun and challenging the course is!  Check it out (and check out those shirtless hotttties who are clearly leading the pack)!

This video really makes me want to get out there and RUN!  I have a run scheduled for tonight with Megan


What exercise do you tend to “crave”?  I love biking, yoga, walking… but running is the only sport that I crave.  It just feels so good to finish (even if it’s hard during the actual run!).



  • Stephanie April 29, 2010, 1:41 pm

    Your lunch looks amazing.

  • Sarah for Real April 29, 2010, 1:44 pm

    I’ve been craving a good swim! I don’t belong to a gym right now so it’s completely unavailable to me. Maybe that’s why I crave it… because I know I can’t have it?

    Oh btw, the Hangry Pants thing on OB is lovely (I clicked through twitter), but I tried to get back to it to leave a comment and the link from OB didn’t work?

  • Naomi (onefitfoodie) April 29, 2010, 1:44 pm

    i crave all sorts of workouts depending on how I feel, anything that keeps me moving and sweaty! usually its running, spin or plyometrics!!

  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs April 29, 2010, 1:45 pm

    Love the video – I didn’t realise how STEEP some of it was! It’s weird how watching other people makes you run..just after you did that trail race, I went out and did my first ever trail run 😛 so inspiring!
    I crave running and riding…they help me keep my sanity!

  • Heather (Heather's Dish) April 29, 2010, 1:49 pm

    i definitely crave hiking, which usually includes a little rock climbing and trail running. no hike is the same, it’s a great workout, and there’s always 2 finish lines (the top and the bottom :))

  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin April 29, 2010, 1:52 pm

    I have a super addictive personality, so I tend to crave whatever exercise I’m into at the moment. My body craves running and biking, and I just did Bikram last night for the first time and I cannot WAIT to go back. In fact, I think I’m going to go again today!

  • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday April 29, 2010, 1:55 pm

    YOGA. My body craves it. The stretching, opening, deep breathing, reflection

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg April 29, 2010, 1:56 pm

    Ooh, adding potatoes to an egg wrap is such a good idea. It’s like a diner meal in a wrap 🙂

    I crave runs and walks. And in the winter, hot yoga (even though I rarely get to do it…).

  • Diana April 29, 2010, 1:56 pm

    Sometimes I crave going to the gym, which is crazy ahah So yeah, lifting weights. Also, swimming and walking! 🙂

  • Jessica @ How Sweet April 29, 2010, 1:59 pm

    I crave weight lifting. This morning I couldn’t WAIT to get there to lift. Wish I craved running!

  • John April 29, 2010, 2:00 pm

    Running is the easiest for me to get out and do but I crave golf(hey I walk and carry my clubs) and recently badminton as well.

  • Sarah April 29, 2010, 2:00 pm

    I crave yoga. The more I do it, the more I want to do it! Which is why I’m looking in to becoming an instructor.

  • Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) April 29, 2010, 2:02 pm

    I love having “work dates” with my best friend, who also works from home — both bringing our laptops to a coffee shop and getting work done. It makes time go faster!

    • Annie April 29, 2010, 2:22 pm

      I love that!

  • Megan@EatScrapRun April 29, 2010, 2:04 pm

    I also crave running, and I play volleyball every week too. I know I would miss playing if I stopped.

    The video is great! You are becoming famous 🙂

  • jen trinque @ recipes for creativity April 29, 2010, 2:04 pm

    So cool! You’re all over the place on the Internet, aren’t you? I crave running sometimes for sure. I still don’t consider myself a runner for some reason, even though I run a few times a week. Something about the effort and sweat running takes is really appealing and I look forward to it!

  • Jenny April 29, 2010, 2:06 pm

    crave weightlifting- I love how it makes me feel!

  • Scargosun April 29, 2010, 2:09 pm

    I crave running while I am still on that high in the AM. Later in the day, not so much. 😉 I get yoga cravings too but if I ignore them for too long, sadly, they go away.

  • Chloe (Naturally Frugal) April 29, 2010, 2:10 pm

    I just crave any sort of cardio. I can tell that when I’m in a funk getting out and exercising will lift my mood and make me feel better. Lately I’ve been craving kickboxing though, my class is on a hiatus and I miss it like whoa!

  • Heather ( April 29, 2010, 2:14 pm

    I crave volleyball and basketball, but thats hard to do sicne you need several people, so running will have to do :o)

  • Paige (Running Around Normal) April 29, 2010, 2:15 pm

    I crave running too! And yoga! I also get the itch to take a good group fitness class from time to time:)

  • Annie April 29, 2010, 2:19 pm

    All I wanna do is dance, dance! 😀

  • Kacy April 29, 2010, 2:26 pm

    I crave running too! And I used to never think I’d be able to say that.

    I also crave yoga sometimes when I’m really tight from running (like today).

  • Retta @ RunRettaRun April 29, 2010, 2:29 pm

    I love me some running but I also like to change it up.

    Big HERRO to muscle-y mens. 🙂

  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman April 29, 2010, 2:32 pm

    I crave running, but I think it might be because I’m unable to run. Before my two knee injuries, I never got the urge to run. Now that my cartilage is wrecked, it’s all I want to do. Go figure.

  • Lisa of Lisa at Home April 29, 2010, 2:33 pm

    I need to get the hang of ‘wrapping wraps’ ! That looks great.
    And isn’t it the best when you get a day home with your husband/bf, whomever?! The absolute best!

  • Mary @ What's Cookin' with Mary April 29, 2010, 2:37 pm

    Might sounds a little weird, but I crave lifting… Esp when I can’t… like right now. *sigh* Who hates injuries… raise your hands! lol

  • Kellie@obsessivelyhealthy April 29, 2010, 2:42 pm

    I crave the endorphins I get from running. It really is like a drug.

  • Jessica @ Jessica Balances April 29, 2010, 2:51 pm

    Wow, that race really looks like it would be a challenge, even for people in tip-top shape. I crave running, fo sho – the endorphins are so amazing! I also really crave lifting sometimes (only sometimes) because I love to feel STRONG!

  • Window On The Prairie April 29, 2010, 2:58 pm

    I find this time of year all the exercise I need I can get in the garden. Last evening, I planted tomatoes.

  • Angharad April 29, 2010, 3:10 pm

    I crave running and yoga. I feel sluggish and cooped up if I don’t run and I feel tight and stressed if I don’t do yoga! Love them both so…

  • Kat April 29, 2010, 3:13 pm

    I’m the same way, I love lots of different types of exercise but it seems like running is the only form my body actually craves. I wonder what it is about running?

  • Annie@stronghealthyfit April 29, 2010, 3:14 pm

    I was just thinking today how I crave yoga now, if I haven’t done it for a few days! I just love how relaxed and stretched-out I feel after doing it :-0

  • Angela April 29, 2010, 3:16 pm

    I crave running and swimming. Swimming is something that I think is ingrained in my DNA, I started when I was 4 and to this day I still love it. I crave it most when I’m hungover (not that encourage drinking that heavily). But the hydration really soaks in after a day/evening of drinking. Yum. I want to swim now.

  • Keri April 29, 2010, 3:16 pm

    yoga or Crossfit gets me out of bed in the morning!

  • Katie April 29, 2010, 3:28 pm

    I also crave running and biking. I haven’t biked since I had my daughter 6 months ago, but now that the weather is nice I’m ready to break that bike out of the garage and get riding!

  • Andrea April 29, 2010, 3:39 pm

    Are you sure it wasn’t a requirement to be topless for Croom’s? Ha ha!

  • Camille April 29, 2010, 3:42 pm

    I crave running too 🙂
    Especially after I have gone a while without it

  • Cat April 29, 2010, 3:52 pm

    I actually crave biking. I can really push myself on a bike and can sit on my saddle for a few hours without any pain. I used to think it was running, but it’s so much harder on my body, that I just mentally am unable to push myself as hard I would like.

  • Laura@FindingAHealthyBalance....after a 100+ Pound weight loss!!! April 29, 2010, 3:54 pm

    Ditto on the RUNNING, I feel the same! Even when I don’t want to go I just do and always feel so good (though tired) after…….it is “addicting” for sure! =)

  • Mary April 29, 2010, 4:22 pm

    I crave running. I love to run despite the hard and painful runs and breakdowns I’ve had mid-workout. I feel great when I finish and I love the results it produces.
    ps. Awesome video! 🙂

  • Amanda (Amanda "runs") April 29, 2010, 4:23 pm

    I love that you guys had quailty time together… aww! That “failed” wrap looks sooo heavenly! I “crave” gym equipment excersize, and Running! I love when you push yourself a TAD further, and it hurts afterwards, so it feels gratifying, like you DID something, y’know? Kinda warped, but true…

  • Claire April 29, 2010, 4:29 pm

    I love that you guys can be home and together and still productive! Me and my bf met at work so we are good while working but don’t think we could work while home…impressive!

    I crave running too, and sometimes yoga!

  • Hedda April 29, 2010, 4:31 pm

    Love the posts on Operation Beautiful!

    These days I only crave walks with my dog. Not long ago I was not allowed to walk my dog, but I just could not live without spending some time outdoors with Bamse. To walk with him for 30 min twice a day is such a relief and something I look forward to each morning.

  • Nicole, RD April 29, 2010, 4:45 pm

    I crave hockey games! I love the burning lungs of an intense hockey game in a cold arena!

  • Lisa April 29, 2010, 5:03 pm

    I crave swimming. It’s my go-to exercise to cheer myself up.

  • Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly April 29, 2010, 5:06 pm

    Running…definitely running!! 🙂

  • Vaala April 29, 2010, 5:23 pm

    Sometimes I crave running especially out in the forest but lately I’ve had really bad cravings for being out on my mountain bike. Can’t wait for the weekend!

  • Catherine April 29, 2010, 5:23 pm

    I crave running like a crazy person… that and a specific spin class I go to on Fridays during my lunch break. The instructor totally makes the class – and kicks my booty!! I’m a dork and always sign up for the same bike in the front row so he can come motivate me up close & personal 😉

  • Julia @ British Bride April 29, 2010, 5:28 pm

    I crave running- literally get addicted after a few times, feeling sad I missed tonight’s run!

    By the way thank you so much for the comment on my dreaded before pics on my blog – you really made my day!


  • Jenn ( April 29, 2010, 5:32 pm

    Your lunch looks delish!

    I crave walking. I love to zone out to music and think, it’s very relaxing and fun. 🙂


  • Gracie @ Girl Meets Health April 29, 2010, 5:59 pm

    Egg + potato wraps are the best evah. I’m sure you’ve probably tried it with sweet potato, but just in case you haven’t…do it!!

    As of late I definitely crave YOGA. I’ve been sick on the couch for the past few days, and it’s pretty much all I think about. Other than that I crave long walks on the beach, which is great because I hear that’s also a good pick-up line. hahaha…seriously though, walking for miles down the beach is probably my favorite summer pass time!

  • Heather I. April 29, 2010, 6:17 pm

    I crave turbo kickboxing! The music is the best. But, being a bit too prego, I haven’t been able to go in a while 🙁
    Haha, funny about you and the husband, we do the same here!

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) April 29, 2010, 6:44 pm

    I crave biking….although I have been really enjoying my running lately !!

  • Laura April 29, 2010, 7:28 pm

    No-ones mentioned walks! I love walks in the countryside- I have a canal and typical English fields all about me.. beautiful and brings me back down to Earth. Ok… so- confession time. At the moment I crave dancing to Lady Gaga- its YOUR fault, you introduced me to her when you posted one of her videos a few months ago. Oh. And I dance badly- so I have to snatch dancing sessions when no-one else is about-I call them my mini revision breaks 😉 I’m also craving going swimming- something about being in water is so calming- especially when you dunk your whole head in the water when you forget your breaststroke form, so you can’t hear a thing!

    • caitlin April 29, 2010, 7:34 pm

      i do dance parties (solo) to Lady Gaga too!

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing April 29, 2010, 7:34 pm

    So cool that you have a cameo!!! It sounds like such a fun place to run. I definitely crave running too.. it’s like NOTHING else!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) April 29, 2010, 7:46 pm

    I crave running too. I get depressed when injured and I can’t run. I’m so annoyed that right now I can’t run and I have trouble going to exercise and do less.

  • Lisa @ Early Morning Run April 29, 2010, 8:17 pm

    I am definitely craving a good run! I’ve been injured for over a month and limited to only the stationary bike. I’m getting so tired of being inside and riding a bike. Can’t wait to get out for a good run!!

  • Lily @ Lily's Health Pad April 29, 2010, 8:20 pm

    I crave running, yoga, and BODY ATTACK!

  • jenn April 29, 2010, 8:54 pm

    i consistently crave and am completely addicted to BAR METHOD. a yoga/pilates/ballet combo – that changes your body almost instantly. check it out:

  • Robyn April 29, 2010, 9:19 pm

    I crave gymnastics! I have been a gymnast for about 15 years and I love the feeling of taking risks, especially when I have spent the whole day studying and doing “non-risky” things.

  • Amber K @ sparkpeople April 29, 2010, 11:23 pm

    I totally wish that I craved any kind of exercise. I crave time with my DVR and either scrapbooking or sewing. Or even a nice good book and a warm comfy chair.

    But reading about how active you are inspries me to get out there anyway!

  • Betsy April 30, 2010, 3:26 am

    Yum! Lunch looks amazing! How do you roast your potatoes?

  • Susan April 30, 2010, 9:20 am

    That’s a really well-shot video!! It looks beautiful!!

    I crave weightlifting. Seriously. Most days I really just want to get in there and push my muscles to their limits. Some days I want to run too – but usually just a light jog on a sunny day 🙂

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