Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Crazy prego...

So, I guess I have more symptoms than just being tired. Remember how I told you that I attempted to make Country fried steak yesterday and it turned out horrible? Well, J took me out on a date tonight and to help me with my craving we went to a place where there was some country fried steak. I took two bites and just couldn't eat any more. I was so nauseous. I couldn't even eat much of J's burger that he offered to switch me. I hope that I'm not getting an aversion to meat. You never know though. The weirdest thing about dinner tonight...I hate Coke. I hate it...the taste is just gross. But, today J got some Coke Zero and I took a sip thinking the soda would help my stomach and I LOVED it. I could have drank a whole cup of it. It was so weird cause I had water thinking it would help, but the water felt so heavy on my stomach. Oh well, I guess I'm just one of those crazy pregos that start eating things they never eat and start hating foods that they used to love.

Tomorrow I'm going for a run. I don't care...I'm going! lol I just have to make time for it. I'm sure it will help me feel better and less tired.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

You know it's bad when...

...your husband asks you when the last time you ran was and why you aren't out there doing it. My response: "I'm prego and I'm tired...." LOL! I know, I need to get out there. I ran across the yard today...does that count? I need to....I really need to....but things have been so busy. I feel like I'm constantly going. I can't wait until August. Things will be more toned down then. Ugh...

I can do this...I can run. My biggest fear is that I'll gain back all my weight and not run through the whole pregnancy. It's all good though...I'm signed up for the Half marathon in October, so I KNOW I need to keep my running up. I don't care if I have to WALK the half marathon...I'm going to do it and to do it I need to keep exercising. I just need to make it a priority. :)'s a funny story. I've been craving Country Fried Steak, right....well, I didn't look like we were going to go get any anytime soon so I thought to myself, "Self...why don't you make some at home." BAD IDEA. If you ever want to get rid of a food craving of something that's ONLY good when made at a restaurant...attempt to make it at home and it will go away just like that. I'm telling you, it was HORRIBLE! It was burnt, dried, nasty stuff. It made good dog food, but other than was bad...just bad... The frying oil made me nauseous, the house smelled like burnt batter, and the fat being boiled out of the meat by the oil just grossed me out. I don't know what I was thinking. Crazy woman.

Anyway, tonight will be fun. My sister and I are going to watch Eclipse with all the crazies out here in Utah. We're people watchers so it's fun to see everyone going nuts over a movie, plus, that werewolf's not too bad looking. :) Hahaha!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

This weeks goals

I'm hoping to get a couple runs in this week cause on the 5th I have a 5k that I'm going to do with my man and I want to feel good when we run it. Goal: Get at least 2 runs in around 2-4 miles each.

Things are going good over here. I'm still a little tired all the time, but it's all good. I don't have any morning sickness, but lately I've been feeling like no food sounds good so it's kinda hard to get the food I need. THe only thing that sounds good to me right now is a nice big Country Fried Steak (If you have a recipe I'd LOOOOVE it!) Oh, well...this too shall pass. :) Goal: Eat healthy food that will give me lots of energy.

I hope all of you out there running this weekend had fun. I can't wait to read about it all. :)

Thursday, June 24, 2010

A little better

Today I was able to go on a 2 mile walk with B today so she could practice riding her bike. I found a new method online and it worked PERFECTLY. I even ran up and down a couple of hills with her. :) I am proud to say B is a bike rider! GO B, GO!!


Tomorrow I'm hoping to get a run in, but I'm just taking this day by day right now, so we'll see. Today I felt good though. I wasn't too tired and I made sure to eat a good amount of protein and that really helped.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

My only pregnancy symptom...

Ok, so you remember how I was supposed to do 4 miles yesterday and 2 miles today? Wellll...that didn't happen. You wanna know why? Because the only symptom I get while pregnant hit...I lose any and all energy and my body focuses 100% on building the baby.

You know when you stay up really late and you get so tired that no matter how hard you try you can't keep your eyes open? Yeah, that's what happens to me during the first trimester. The only thing happens at the weirdest times of the day. Today for example, I got up around 5am  to take my mom and dad to the MTC before they head off to Sierra Leone, West Africa next Tuesday, and on my way home I just couldn't keep my eyes open. It just hit me like a ton of bricks. I was able to get home alright around 8:30, but once I got home and sat on the couch...boy...I was OUT. I was out about as much as a momma of 3 can be (sleeping with one eye open, ya know?) and slept until about 12:30. I'm glad my MIL is here cause I totally needed help today. It was insane!

When I got up at 12:30 I was still drained, but I needed to get things done. I had to switch the laundry and get the kids fed and down for naps. I did all that and it took every last ounce of energy I had. I ended up going back to sleep on the couch until about 2:30. I kept thinking, "I need to run...I need to run..." and then a couple seconds later I'd think, "Are you crazy? You can barely do the laundry." Soooo...after a crazy day of being totally drained I took the kids to the park cause I promised B we'd keep learning how to ride the bike. It probably wasn't the best idea (tired momma=very little patience), but she did alright. I'm sure it's going to take longer than a week to teach her (Any tips would be helpful!), but it's all good.

So, now I'm hoping to go to bed early so I can get up and do my run and work on cleaning out the garage tomorrow. Fun, fun!

Monday, June 21, 2010

My first run post marathon...

...not bad, not bad. Considering I didn't eat before I went. I shoulda... I guess those are the things you learn when you run while pregnant.
I felt good besides my legs being drained of energy. My arches felt fine, my thighs were a little achy, and my IT issues didn't act up at all. I ended up going about 2.41 miles which wasn't bad. I made myself not look at my watch cause I didn't want to focus on pace or anything, I just wanted to get out there and run. It kinda sucks going these short distances cause it takes me about 2 miles to warm up, so I tend not to enjoy the first couple miles. It's all good though, at least I'm out there running, right?
This morning was the perfect morning to run. I loved it! It wasn't too warm, there wasn't a breeze, and it wasn't too bright out either.

I was able to get in another 10 minute run today, I don't know how far I went or anything, but I'm teaching B to ride a bike, so I ran beside her the whole time and felt great. I need to bring water next time, but other than that, it was fun being able to run along side of her. Heaven knows last year at this time I was still getting winded while running. It's amazing how you can improve when you keep on keeping on. :)

Saturday, June 19, 2010

My poor little arches

So, my laptop's down again (I'm soooo tired of PCs crashing!) and my MIL took over the Internet so I have to post from my iPhone. Anyway....

My poor arches are SO sore! No one told me NOT to wear flipflops everyday after a marathon. Sure, I bet it's common sense, but I had no clue. Now I'm one of those people who run around in tennis shoes all day no matter what I'm wearing. LOL

I've been a slacker and haven't done any of my 2 mile runs yet, I really want to get out today, but today's gonna be crazy busy too. We're putting up a fence and I'm on kid duty.

I hope all of those with races today an tomorrow have fun and do well! I can't wait to read all about them. :)

Thursday, June 17, 2010


~Bean Salsa~
You're going to need:
-2 Bell Peppers (any color is fine)
-2 Jalapenos
-3 to 4 Roma Tomatoes
- 1 Medium Red Onion
-2 Cups Corn (fresh or frozen)
-The juice of 1-2 limes
-1 Can each of Light red kidney beans, Black beans, and Pinto beans
-1 bunch of Cilantro
-1/4 Cup white vinegar
-Salt & Pepper
-Garlic powder

-Rinse and drain your beans.

-Dice your bell peppers, onions, tomatoes, and cilantro.

-Dice your jalapenos. (If you don't like it hot cut out the ribs and the seeds, but if you don't mind the heat keep 'em in. Oooh, and make sure you use rubber gloves or wash your hands REALLY good after cutting them cause their juices + your eyes = not a happy person.)

-Add all your diced veggies to a big bowl.

-Add the lime juice to your veggies.

-Add the salt, pepper, vinegar, and the garlic powder.

-Mix it all up. Taste it and season it to taste. :)


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

It's like giving birth.

Ok, so I know it's not EXACTLY like giving birth...but those of you who've had kids you've gotta know what I'm talking about. After all the pain and effort you go through when you're in labor once you see the baby you forget about it all and relish in your new accomplishment. I feel the same way about this marathon. When I was going through it I thought to myself a couple times, "Do I REALLY want to do this again?" But, after I crossed the finish line and now that my legs aren't aching I'm TOTALLY thinking about which marathon I'm going to run next. I have a couple of Half Marathons I've been looking at for this year. My next full marathon won't happen for a year or so, but I keep thinking about all the fun medals I can get running. I know I'll never place in my age group or win any races, but I can get medals by running these awesome distances. :)

My legs are feeling good today. My feet feel great. Oooh, I forgot to write it, but how nuts is know how most people get black toe nails and blisters and all that jazz when they run marathons? Well, when I got done with mine, I took off my socks and my feet looked amazing! I don't know if it was running that long in my wet socks and them exfoliating my feet or what, but my feet have NEVER been softer. It's crazy! Who woulda guessed that my feet would be better after the marathon than before. I'm sure all the body glide I put on my toes before helped moisturize them the whole time, too.

The next couple Half Marathon's I've been thinking of are The SoJo Half Marathon in September and Provo's Halloween Half in October. I know I'm prego and I'll be around 4-5 months by then, but I figure if I just keep on keeping on and if I don't push myself hard I'll be fine. I'll walk if I have to walk and I'll run if I feel like I can run. My biggest fear is that I'll get back into the mindset I had with all the other pregnancies and just eat whatever I want, not exercise a lot and get back into the 220's by the time I deliver. My goal this time is to stay under 200 and keep running a race every month. Right now I'm around 173, so I've gotta be careful. I think it's doable, though.

I need all of your help to keep me on track! Especially all you momma's that have continued to run through your pregnancies. I'm gonna need tips!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Utah Valley Marathon!!

My day started at 2AM when my alarm went off. I jumped out of bed, got dressed, double checked all my gear, and went to get my mom and pop for the race. I picked them up and we got to the drop off spot at 3:15 where all the buses were waiting to take us up to the starting lines. They had the half and the whole marathoners going up on different buses, so I had to wish my mom luck and get going. I was able to be on the first bus up there.

On the way up I met a lady around my age who ran Boston this year and was excited for me to be running my first one. She gave me some tips and told me about her marathons. It felt like forever to get to the start of the race. There was a point where the bus driver stopped to call someone to make sure he was going the right way cause it was taking us so long to get there. We eventually got there around 4:15 and they had music going and fire pits to keep us warm. It was really cool seeing all the different people out there getting ready to do the same thing I was about to do. There were a couple of guys that shaved the top of their heads so they looked like they were balding. I heard them talking and I think they said it was a dare or something, but they looked pretty funny. :) There was a kid that had to be around 12 running the marathon. I was really impressed with him, he totally looked like he knew what he was doing. There was a guy in a kilt and an old guy who looked like he'd been doing this for years. I LOVED seeing all the great people.

The weather was nice driving up to the start. There wasn't even a drizzle, but you can tell it rained all night and it was about to pick up again any time soon. After standing around the fire pits for about an hour the rain started coming, it was a light rain, so much so that you couldn't really tell unless you were looking at a light and saw it falling. My toes were wet from standing in the wet grass, but I figured they'd dry after a little while. That was until about 15 minutes before the race started and it the rain came POURING down. I wish I would have thought about it, but the smart people brought ponchos and trash bags to keep them warm and dry. I had my Nike Jacket that was supposed to be water proof, but it failed miserably. I was soaked! The race started around 5:45 and the rain had stopped. It was nice, not an ounce of wind, it wasn't too cold, and the fresh mountain air was awesome.
Mile 1-5 were pretty uneventful. I felt good, it wasn't raining, and there were lots of cows and horses cheering us on. The only thing bothering me were my toes. They were completely numb from being cold and wet for so long, but around mile 4.5 it went away. Adam (my little bro) called around mile 3 to see where I was and the runners around me looked at me like I was nuts, thinking I was talking to myself. Haha! I saw a poor little snake that got trampled by all the runners and a few things of road kill. My goal started out at keeping my pace under 12 minutes. I was doing good. I thought about ditching my coat and camelbak, but I didn't. (In hind sight I probably should have.)

Mile 6-8 were good, I was feeling great even though the rain started coming down again. It was just POURING. My feet were completely drenched. My hair started out straight, but by that time (even with a hood on) my hair became curly. Adam called around mile 8 to see how I was doing, I felt great I was going around an 11 min pace when I got 3-4 little rocks in my shoe. I stopped for a minute, squatted down, emptied my shoe, tied them back up, and legs said, "No!! I want to stay down there, no more running!" That's when my legs started hurting. I ignored them and kept going.

Mile 9-10 were a little rough, but I was able to keep my pace under 12.

Mile 11-13 were when my legs started burning. I just kept telling myself, "You're almost half way there! You've done a half marathon before, you can do this! Just till the half way've got this..." Adam called again around mile 12 to tell me I was doing great and to keep going. It really helped. The crazy thing was, when he would talk to me I was able to go faster and I didn't feel any pain. I got to mile 13, went to the potty and felt good for having taken a little 5 minute break. I was able to pick the pace back up for that mile.

Mile 14-18 were rough... There was a lot of "" going on. My legs burned and  my feet hurt from slipping around in wet socks and shoes. My feet felt better when I ran, but my thighs felt better when I walked. My pace was horrible...15-16 minute miles....sad, sad.

At Mile 19 we were out of the canyon. I knew it was a straight shot to the finish line from there. Only 7 more miles to go. "I've done 7 miles before....I can do this..." I picked my pace up to about 13 minute miles. I felt better about that then I did 15-16 minute miles. It was going to take me FOREVER going at that pace.

Mile 20-23 my thighs were just BURNING. They hurt! I just kept telling myself, "Hey, this is nothing compared to having straight Pitocin. Your thighs hurt worse then and you made it though. You can do this! The pain will be over soon." Adam called a couple times during these miles to see where I was. My pace had dropped to around a 14 min mile cause I was still going back and forth with running. Dad called around mile 23 to tell me he was waiting at the bottom of the hill right before the finish line and would be there to run the last little bit with me. That got me pumped and I knew that if I just kept moving (even though it was a pathetic little trot) I would get there and could run with him. I started getting all emotional thinking about it. I just kept telling myself that I needed to concentrate now and when I saw him I could start bawling.

Mile 24-25 I passed the 25 mile sign and saw the hill. It was a pretty short hill, but it was tall. I couldn't figure out which "bottom of the hill" dad would be at, so when I found out he was at the end of the hill it motivated me to move even faster to get over that hill to get to him. I saw him there at the bottom waiting for me, taking pictures. I was excited. The tears didn't come when I met up with him, my mind was determined to finish this thing. My thighs burned, my feet ached, my shoulders were sore...but I kept going.

Mile 26-26.2 I was able to pick up the pace again. Dad ran with me for about a half a mile and then he cut through a parking lot to get a picture of me rounding the corner to the finish line. Mom was waiting at mile 26 and ran with me for a couple hundred yards. Surprisingly I had some energy left and picked up the pace to the finish. Jason, the kids, Gma T, and my parents were all there waiting to see my finish. :)

I crossed the line, got my medal, hugged family, and then started feeling the pain in my feet and legs...OOOH...I was SORE!! The crazy thing was, other than sore legs and feet, I felt 100%. I wasn't huffing and puffing the whole race. Everything besides my legs felt great.

My official time was 5:55:29.7! Yeah, I was slooooow...but I did it. I look at it this next marathon will be an automatic PR. :)

Plus, I'm sure it didn't help that I'm around 6 weeks prego. I knew I was going to get lead legs....Hahaha! That's a good excuse, right? :)

Sunday, June 13, 2010

I DID IT!!!! 26.2 Miles!!

This is going to be a short one just cause I'm waiting for some pictures and I'm typing out a full recap. But, I wanted to let everyone know that I DID IT!! I ran 26.2 miles and I finished my first MARATHON!! My momma did awesome and completed her 13.1 miles as well! Go ma!!

I know you all want to know who won the awesome prizes in the Marathon Giveaway! What an awesome outcome, 279 entries!! Thanks for all of the support from all of you guys!

The winner of the Runningskirts skirt is.....
Crystal over at Watch C Go! Congrats, Crystal! Email me at runmommatwitchrun (at) gmail (dot) com and send me your mailing info and we'll get your skirt out to ya!

The winner of the Stuffitts is......
Katie over at Blessed with Full Hands! Congrats, Katie!! Email your mailing info to me at runmommatwitchrun (at) gmail (dot) com and we'll get some Stuffitts out to ya!

Stay tuned, tomorrow I'll post a whole recap about the marathon. :)

Friday, June 11, 2010

9 hours!!!!!!

AHHHHH!!!!! I can't believe I'm going to be running my first marathon in less than 10 hours!!!!!! It's going to be AWESOME!!!

I've got everything set out, my iPod and Garmin are charging, and I'm about to head to bed!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Finish Chelsea's Run Virtual Race

This morning I thought it would be best to use my last training run to do my Finish Chelsea's Run Race. I started by going around the inside of the lake by my house.

I tied the ribbons Kayte gave me around my wrist while I ran. They had fun blowing in the crazy wind that comes when you run around here.

After running about a mile I saw a tree that had blue and orange flowers around it. Orange and blue were Chelsea's favorite colors, so I thought it was fitting. I didn't see another tree like that for the rest of my run, so I'm glad I stopped when I did and put them on there.

I finished my 2 miles in 24.30 and had a nice time doing it. I took my time and enjoyed the run. I'm glad I could be a part of such a great race.

I have a picture of me at the end of the run, but I look like I'm not fully awake and I look bad, so I'll spare you. Haha!

Run with Kayte, me, and all the other virtual racers. :)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


Shrimp Fajitas!
You're going to need:
-1 pound of Shrimp
-1 bell pepper (I used half of a red and yellow one)
-1 small onion
-1 garlic clove
-1-2 tbs olive oil
-a handful of chopped fresh cilantro (or dried if you don't have fresh)
-a dash of Cayenne pepper
-salt & pepper
-lime juice (fresh is best)

Chop up your peppers, onions, and mince your garlic. Mmmm.....garlic....

Toss all of your chopped veggies in a bowl, salt & pepper them, add 1Tbs of oil, and mix it all up and get the veggies all nice and coated.

Add your veggies to a hot skillet and cook it until the peppers are tender, but still have a little crunch. Remove veggies (put 'em back in your bowl) and set it to the side while you cook your shrimp.

Ok, now for the shrimp! Salt & pepper, add a dash of Cayenne pepper (I used WAAAAAY too much), and your cilantro if you're using dried. Mix  it all up so all the shrimp are seasoned evenly. Then throw them into a nice hot skillet (add more oil if you need to). Cook about 2 minutes on each side until they're nice and pink.

Add your peppers back to the skillet, mix it up and heat through.

I topped mine with mock Cafe Rio dressing, napa cabbage, and tomato. I wish I would have had some sour cream and guacamole cause that would have made it that much better.


Monday, June 7, 2010

This weeks Runs!

Oooooh....I'm getting NERVOUS!!! I'm starting to get those butterflies in my tummy and I really don't think I'm going to be able to sleep the night before. It's just SOO exciting. Less than 5 days to go!! I can't wait!!! I'm going to ROCK this marathon. :)

This week will be nice and easy...
Monday: 4 miles- Just finished it! :)
Tuesday: 3 miles
Wednesday: 2 miles
Thursday: 3 miles
Friday: OFF
Saturday: UTAH VALLEY MARATHON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sunday: OFF

My goals are to do my runs, try and relax, and have fun on Saturday!!!


I just finished my 4 miles for Monday. It was pretty uneventful besides a couple of kids who were catching fish and then throwing them on big rocks to kill 'em and running through a couple sprinklers.

A couple of shots of the trail I ran on today. It was nice and sunny. I felt good besides my left calf being a little sore, but I think that's just from working it during Saturday's down hill race.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

First Marathon Giveaway!!!

So since you guys are so great I'm going to have a giveaway to celebrate my first marathon! I want to thank all of you that have supported me though this process in training for my marathon. These last few weeks have been nuts, so thank you to all of you who've left comments of encouragement. It's really helped me. I can't wait to see how things go on Saturday. It's going to be a great day!

Onto the giveaway....
The awesome ladies at are donating a skirt to help celebrate!!
One lucky gal will win a skirt.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE their skirts! I'll be wearing my brown one during the marathon. :)
Another lucky winner will win a pair of Stuffitts shoe savers thanks to the great people over at

I'm thinking I'm going to have to get some of these for after Saturday cause heaven knows my shoes are going to be begging for some love. :)

To win one of these great prizes this is what you have to do:
(Leave a comment for each thing you do.)

-Go to and and tell me what you love about their products and which product you'd want.

-Follow my blog and let me know if you are a new or old friend. :) The more the merrier!

-Give me some kind of tip that you think would help me with my marathon.

-What's your pre-race routine for the night before until you cross that starting line?

-Spread the word! Blog, tweet, Facebook, whatever...tell everyone about my giveaway. You get an entry for each  thing you do.
Giveaway ends Saturday night and the winners will be posted Sunday morning.
 Good luck!!

Crack of Dawn 8k!

This morning I got up at 3:45 and headed over to pick up my mom and dad for the Crack of Dawn 8k.
We got their before the sun was coming up over the mountain and drove up to the start in the Mill Creek Canyon. We were the first ones up there and we waited for a good 30 minutes before the buses came up with all the other runners.
It was a little chilly up there, I think it was around 45, but we figured that once we started moving we'd warm up. The weather was perfect, it had rained the night before and the roads were all drying and it had that really yummy rain smell up in the canyon. I love that smell.

The race was about to start at 6:00 and we were standing in the potty line. It's a good thing we had timing chips for this race cause we were about 1.06 late crossing the start line. We started out and the down hill started killing my IT band. I don't think I was warmed up enough, so I told my mom to go ahead of me and that I'd catch up to her when it leveled off, if it did. I walked/ran the first mile and ended up doing the first 2 miles at a 12:45 pace. After that my leg warmed up and I started rocking it. My next mile was in the 10s, the next was in the 9s, and the last mile (or .94) was in the 8s!!
Here's my attempt at taking a picture with my iPhone while running. :) I think it looks cool! My leg felt awesome the last 3 miles. At the end there was a little itty bitty hill and after running almost 5 all down hills your legs say, "Oh wait...I just ran 4+...I think I'm tired now." I pushed through and my last mile was at a 8.33 pace.
I crossed the line around 55.20, but my watch said 54.14. Not bad, not bad!

This is us right after finishing. I really love running races with my momma.
Running is a family thing!

Friday, June 4, 2010

1 week to go!!!

Yesterday I got up and got the kids all ready, all 3 of them, put them in the stroller (yeah, it's a double stroller, but I'm creative like that.), and headed out for my run. Well, I got 2.25 into my run and realized that little C had school and that I'd have to run back across East Lake in 10 minutes to get back to the house before he missed the bus. I was all ready to do 8 miles with 3 kids too...Oh well.

Today I've gotten exercise by  cleaning the house and getting it ready for J, his dad, and my little bro, Adam who are all coming in tomorrow after my EARLY (I have to be there by 5:15am) race. Which by the way has changed from a 6k to an 8k. I don't mind, I had to get in 5 tomorrow anyway. I had a dream this afternoon that I had a dream that I was running. I don't remember much of it, but I do remember that I felt awesome, light on my feet, and was excited to keep running. I hope that dream's a good omen for my marathon.

I can't wait to tell you guys about my awesome giveaway tomorrow. It'll be good. :)

Oh, and good luck to all those running races tomorrow!! There's some big ones out there. Go wish Kayte luck on her first marathon!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

9 days to go!!

I can't believe there's only 9 days to go until my first marathon!!! I can't wait to run it. It's going to be amazing! Plus, keep an eye out for Saturday cause I have a great giveaway coming to celebrate my marathon. :)

I have to be honest though, I was SOO pumped for this marathon, but once I started having IT band issues I have lost almost all motivation. The only thing that's been keeping me going are the long runs each week. I love my long runs.I think that's a big reason I've been slacking on my blog, it's not just because the laptop's in the shop. I don't know what my problem is, but somethings gotta change!  I've lost my "muchness".
This morning was a changing point for me. I got up and took the kids on a run around the lake. I started out walking, just cause I'm not used to running with a stroller. Anyway, I start to run and B, my 5 yr old says, "Mom, are you running?" I reply, "Yep, I'm running." B says, "Are you sure mom cause grandma goes a lot faster when she runs." Hahaha! Why, thanks B...I'm glad to know that you don't even know when I'm running cause I'm THAT slow...

Then after picking up my pace to show B that I can run fast too, I stop to walk cause I'm a slacker like that. After walking for about .25 B says, "Mom, can you run again when you get to that tree?" So, I run as fast as I can until I get to the tree and walk again... So, after another .25 she says, "Mom, can you run across the bridge?" "Sure, B...I can run across it."

It's sad when your 5yr old realizes that you aren't putting in 100% and makes you do Fartleks just so you get a workout. :) For the whole 5+ miles she had me running to different things and running down hills until I reached a certain point.

Thanks B, for helping me realize that I need to put in 100% when I set a goal. I love ya girl! :)

Today I did 5 miles, Monday I did 2. I skipped yesterday cause I didn't make it a priority. Tomorrow, I'm getting up early and doing the same thing I did today, but running a lot more of it.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


Since it's my birthday I thought I'd post my favorite lunch....

It's my "go to" lunch. It's fast and easy and you could use any kind of chicken, tofu, or whatever that you want.

You're going to need:
*spring mix lettuce
*matchstick carrots
*green onions
*fat free mayo
*boneless chicken chunks
*Franks RedHot Sauce

1. First you're going to cook your chicken according to the instructions on the bag. If you don't want to use that kind of chicken that's ok, I've used rotisserie chicken or cooked up some chicken breast and it's just as good.

2. Cut up your green onion. I use 1 onion for every 2 wraps.

3. Next you'll need about 2 tablespoons of mayo and around 1 tablespoon of hot sauce. I never measure it, if I want it hotter I'll use more hot sauce and if I want it cooler I'll use less. There have been a couple of times that I didn't have any mayo, so I used sour cream and it worked great.

4. Mix it all up until it's smooth. sauce....

Let's assemble it!
1. Lay out your tortillas. I use Dunford whole wheat tortillas cause they're only 1 WW point for 2. You can find them here in Utah, I don't know if they're anywhere else, but they are GOOOD and they don't taste like most wheat tortillas.

2. Add your lettuce.

3. Add your carrots.

4. Add your green onions.

5. Add your chicken and your sauce. for the best part....try to wrap it up the best you can and eat!!

When I first started making these I was able to wrap them up really easy, but the more I make them the more veggies I add and the harder it gets to wrap it.

I hope you guys enjoy these as much as I do.