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Running out of time

My first long distance race is in 2 days and I’m trying very hard not to let myself get super nervous. The only thing that’s really bugging me is whether I’ve trained enough. My speed training has been next to nothing and I didn’t even realize that I don’t have a goal pace in mind. YIKES.


Just finishing is the top priority I guess. I ran 3 miles yesterday with strength work and am going to do a very slow 2 today. And then my legs get a small break and I begin the waiting game. BOO, waiting games are the worst. Good news for Sunday though.

Alas, PERFECT running weather. Now just hoping Mother Nature doesn’t decide to change her mind at the last second!
This post isn’t very picture heavy. It’s more like me spewing out randomness. You know, like Max yelling at us that he deserves to have a spot at the dinner table

Dog, what are you doing? You don’t even have an silverware.

He wasn’t happy with the decline of his request.

SOMEONE has a bit of a bad temper.

So he just decided to be his own man and follow his own rules.

…what a jerk 😀


Also, I made it look like I stuck my hand in a blender…because I have absolutely nothing better to do with my time.

Not too shabby eh? I think I’ve officially perfected the art of making regular ole’ chocolate look like blood


Yes, I AM proud of such a fact.


And now, a word to the masses. Know what you’re doing before putting Kale in a smoothie.

I'm in LOVE with the color

In the mix:

  • Maybe 2 cups Kale?
  • Frozen mango
  • Agave nectar
  • Vanilla protein powder (almost time to restock!)
  • A bit of almond butter
  • Mango Chobani

Children be warned, Kale is not a leafy green to mess with. The taste is STRONG and in no way comparable to the subtlety of spinach. That prominent iron-esq. bite is tricky to mask, even with the addition of other strong flavored ingredients. Although interesting (and somewhat unappetizing) at first I quickly developed an actual like for the earthiness and am probably going to have another one later today.


I usual tell others to try everything once but I do not recommend this for people….well, except myself 😉


Last thing, check out what just happened to make it’s way onto my HM playlist.

I guess it makes sense. It seems most appropriate for a race taking place in SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NEW JERSEY.

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Race on…[to food?]

Skipped a day. My bad! I’ve been doing nothing and playing Mario Kart with Serena. I’m quite good at it I must say.

Can I be Luigi??????? 😀


I have A LOT more food pictures than I thought I did. Taking pictures of everything I eat is starting to become second nature I think. SCORE!

I totally did have that second cup o’ joe that I mentioned in my last post.

Along with a bowl of vanilla yogurt, 1/2 cup honey Cheerios (change-up! AYYY OHHH!) and a few apple slices. I forgot what non-Greek yogurt tastes like. It tastes like dessert!

Nana made a ham… and Otis acted like one.

(Check out the giant shoe pile… can you tell we all where Uggs?)

Homemade ham with swiss cheese is da bomb and quite fun in salad form so I threw some on some romaine/carrots with balsamic. Sweet potato also made another appearance.


Dessert was way too much of this

Nana buys a bunch of bags of bulk trail mix components and makes her own. It’s amazing and this giant bowl might last our house a week at maximum. How could you not eat a combination that includes:

  • Pecans
  • Walnuts
  • Almonds
  • Cashews
  • Candied pineapples
  • Candied strawberries
  • Golden raisins
  • Dark raisins
  • Craisins

Us LaForges? We like our trail mix. Now all it needs is an awesome name. I’ll get back to you on that one.

Coconut oats with newspaper backdrop, say what?

My typical oats mix (half a banana and 1/3 cup of oats, water and milk) topped with AB and WCPB AND a nice helping of coconut. I was THIS close to eating and then decided that the bowl needed something else.

And thus the trail mix chronicles begin. 😀

I take back what I said about ham and cheese on a salad. It’s only best on a sandwich. There’s no other way around it.

Whole wheat bread with ham, swiss cheese, lettuce and hummus. George Foreman do yo thang!

Along with some blindingly bright cucumber slices and carrots… and more hummus! It was amazing. YUM.

Cate and Serena decide to steal my camera and have an Otis photo shoot (with an appearance by Max)

As you can tell, he stopped caring about looking at the camera. Sorry little guy, I would have stopped them if I had known!

Dinner was epic. Chicken Marsala anyone?

I don’t like the lighting. HEH.

But I DID like the chicken. It was cooked to the point where you could cut it with just your fork, perfectly tender! And there was more than an abundance of mushrooms (<3) in the sauce. AND it was served with brown rice. Another score for being healthy! Sometimes my family gets so sick of me babbling about nutrition that they just give in. Persistence at it’s finest my friends.

Now THIS is very exciting… by exciting I mean only for me.

NEW BOWL!!! Isn’t it pretty? I’m a snowflake whore as we all know and it was only a dollar! I told Cate about it last night and she asked me why I bought it and I responded with, “I wanted it for photography purposes…(pause) and it was pretty.”



My brain has officially been taken over by the world of food blogging. Bye brain byeeeee!


In my defense though, my morning oats have never looked better.

I dare you to tell me this isn’t beautiful.

The usual mix with the addition of wheat germ and blueberries (!!!!!!)… oh, and a tbsp of AB of course.

I think I want a new long spoon now 😉

And that’s muh post. Tomorrow is NYE and I’m jumping on the bandwagon and will be doing a post that features my recap of the year/new years resolutions. I’ve been thinking for a while about my “resolution” and this is the first year that it isn’t focused around what ED wants. It’s weird, can’t lie. However, I know that there are good things in store for 2011 and I plan on taking full advantage of them.

So until tomorrow… enjoy the rest of the day everyone! ❤

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