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Thursday’s workout:  6 mile run, 52 minutes (boo-yah, shaved one minute off my last 6 miler).  I took Wednesday off so I figured my legs would feel great, but they were still pretty sore from the huge huge huge amount of weight I was squatting during body pump Tuesday.  At least that’s what I think.


The school I teach at is in a Spanish populated area, so of course there are about one million Mexican/ Spanish/ I don’t know if I’m not being PC right now restaurants.  The one right by the highway used to be called Mi Hacienda (I think), but I guess ownership changed hands and this is now the restaurant is called:

la carreta

First off, I looked up la carreta and I think it means “The Cart” or something similar.   I was thinking it meant something like “The carnage” or  “Dead cows” or something. 


I’m pretty sure I’d never eat there just because of the dripping blood letters.

Not including the fact that it looks scary and is right by the highway.

Yesterday at school, someone made this dangerous looking snack mix and put it in the ‘beach’ aka the place where we eat lunch and talk about people (someone painted the room to look like a beach, but it’s not really a place where I’m going to be drinking daiquiris in my bathing suit). 

candy corn mix

For once in my life I got lucky with my lunch time (an incredibly early 11:30) and there was still SO MUCH LEFT FOR ME TO EAT.

People talk about some sort of candy corn/ peanut mix, but sweet baby cheeses, this stuff has that beat times one million.

So many of my favorite things in one treat- candy corn, reeses pieces, peanuts, popcorn…all drizzled in white chocolate. 

Dear God whoever came up with this is up there with Einstein.  Those little patches where a reeses was stuck to a candy corn with a piece of popcorn and a lot of chocolate made me happier than they really should have.

And I ate more than my fair share, but considering I used to have a late lunch and never got the good stuff, I don’t feel so bad. 

That was the most exciting part to my Thursday… sad?

Also, this week the fave and I celebrated our anni with a low key dinner and some of my favorite wine.  I looked like a zombie (plus I’m not a picture taking blogger) so there aren’t any pictures, but here’s one from FOUR years ago (minus a few months, blah)…

DSCN1612 So young looking and carefree.  He had no idea what he was getting into…


Would you ever eat at La Carreta?

How do you celebrate anniversaries?  We just decided that “buying a new couch” was the gift for each other.  Is that how it works when you get older? boo.


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Cramp Cures

Tuesday’s workout:  Terrible, horrible, no good, very bad 4 mile run.  Holy moly it was awful.  I had to stop and visit the little girls room more than twice.  And my stomach cramps are still keeping me from enjoying Gallery Girls right now (that, and the fact that Gallery Girls sucks).


Monday night I had a horrible night of sleep.  I usually am not crampy each month (if you get my drift, ladies), but holy sh++ I am really uncomfortable right now.  Thank goodness I have a working heating pad, because that is the only thing that is saving me from cutting out my lady parts.

Because I didn’t feel good, last night I ran to Kroger for one thing, but came out with these gems.

white chocolate m&ms vino
Dear sweet Jesus, those white chocolate M&Ms taste heavenly.  So good.  I think it shows that I have self control by not inhaling the entire bag in one sitting.  Although if they are still here by Thursday, I’ll be shocked.

The wine…well, it was cheap.  And I don’t know if it was good because I got distracted by a box of Honeycombs instead.  But I’m saving it for another crampy day.

And then I spent 3 hours on the couch grading papers and watching smut on the telly with my heating pad, soooo it was a good night.

Have you ever had those M&Ms before?  Are you a white chocolate fan?

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Time for another GIVEAWAY!

Monday’s workout:  4 mile run, body pump class

I started out the day out with 4 miles on the treadmill while finishing Wanderlust.  I felt pretty good and not sore at all from my 7 miles on Sunday.  During body pump, I decided that I actually can lift more than I was able to a month ago so I upped my weights on a couple of exercises.  I’m sure my muscles will be screaming at me for the next few days, but that just means they’re turning the fat into muscle, right?

So, in honor of my big month, I have another giveaway for you!

Runners spend a lot of time figuring out how to fuel during longer runs.  I have yet to find my perfect combination that will not make me vom (or the other thing), but I have some tasty things for you to try… or just eat, like I do.

swedish fish, gu

First of all, a 1.9 POUND BAG of Swedish Fish!  Yes, please!  Do you even know how many Swedish Fish come in a nearly 2lb bag??  So many.

Swedish Fish

Secondly, five different chocolaty GU gels… Yum!

chocolate GU

You will receive 2 Mint Chocolate, 2 Chocolate Outrage, and 1 Espresso Love GU Gels. 

To enter this delicious giveaway, tell me what you fuel with during runs!

Extra Entries:

— Tell me how fast you will eat that bag of Swedish Fish!

— Tweet, blog or facebook about this giveaway!


++You can have up to 2 entries!++ 

Contest closes Friday!


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