Real Girls and Real Food.

I’m on this new jive of blogging.  I don’t blog when I don’t have things to say…it works for both of us eh?  I won’t bore you, you won’t read my bullshit posts and we can all still be blogging best friends. 

Good times.

This blog is a lot of random things combined into one.  It’s sporadic  (on a side note-microsoft word just tried to autocorrect sporadic into spermatic…is that even a word I don’t know) like my mind (I warned you).


It looks like the fall favorite food in the bloggesphere (or posted from Monday) are apples.  I’m actually not the biggest apple fan…I don’t mind them but there are other fruits I would rather eat.  We have a lot of apple picking places in Upstate though.  True story.

On to today, I knew it would be such a good day when I woke up at 5:30, drove to practice and a little deer popped out of nowhere.  Good God-that is a wakeup call at 5:40am.  I did not hit him but I was on my toes the rest of the day.

I decided to go to Dexter’s for lunch and have a quiche with Julie.  I normally don’t eat lunch on campus right now, but change is good.  For those who weren’t my bffers last semester, Dexter’s a little café that I was obsessed with on campus.  They always have the best local food.

 Today I got a shrimp quiche and quinoa and black bean salad oh and fruit salad too.  

I was also a real girl today-shocking after 6am practice oh I know.  I’m rather proud though.


And finally…

Someone emailed me (and asked to remain anonymous) about turning the Fashion Friday’s into some sort of competition.  I thought about it for a while and thought that would be the greatest idea in the world.  Tyra would be so proud.  Anyways here is what I thought, I would post all the photos Friday night and then readers could vote and I would declare the winner on Sunday.

Winners each week will receive pancake mix made especially by me.  🙂

So with that being said: Submit me your Real girl photos for Round 1

Well actually maybe I should poll the crowd and see how you guys like it so I don’t just got on a tangent when no one wants me to.


Question for you:

1.       Do you blog when you have nothing to say or would you rather take the night off?



Fall Favourites (Aka pumpkin things)

A lot of people have been writing fall favourites.  I was wicked confused why until I realized the dreaded fact.  I could lie to you and say that my fall favourites are original, unique and different.

But they aren’t.

And I’m a tad obsessed with pumpkin.

Remember last year when I hoarded 15 cans from Hannafords?  Yeah me too.

Just a few of these cans...

Happy Fall as of the 23rd.

My fall favorites is rather simple.

Canned pumpkin

Pumpkin beer

Pumpkin pancakes

Other random pumpkiny things

Pumpkin Halloween Costume…which reminds me…what to be this year…

I have a somewhat new recipe for you.  Or to open your eyes to (whatever you want to call it).  A fall favorite that you didn’t think could be improved upon…

French Toast Pumpkin Waffle

1 egg
½ cup flour
1/2 cup pumpkin
(1 scoop protein powder)
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp pumpkin spice
Water to consistency
Cook waffle in waffle iron


Then dip waffle into mixture of 2 eggs, ¼ cup milk, 2 tsp pumpkin spice, 1 tablespoon vanilla)

You will not be disappointed.  The pumpkin makes the waffle so absorbing to the French toast mixture.

Okay-I know I said I didn’t pick favorites…but the pumpkin makes the waffle so moist and then it absorbs the milk/egg so well and it is like I am eating a pumpkin pie waffle.

I also have lots of pumpkin recipes on my recipe page, not limited to breakfast.

Question for you:

Favorite Fall Food?

Weekly Exercising Round Up

You know those times Microsoft word decides you are unacceptable and decides to delete your posts?

Yeah anyways…at least it wasn’t my ten page paper so I don’t really mind.  Now that I’m running again, I just feel a lot more comfortable writing about my workouts.  Granted they aren’t very excited (most of the time)…I just hated writing about the Arctrainer all the time.

Here are the stats from last week:

Running: 41.26

Swimming: 5 practices

Weight/Core work: 3 sessions

This is exactly where I wanted to be.  I don’t have any complaints about this week minus the fact that both my coaches (on separate occasions) said I needed to work on my core/lifting weights.  I’m really trying to make time for that but it is honestly the first thing to go (exercise wise) when I need to free up time.


Goals of this week:

Running 38-46 miles

I have a “race” for breast cancer next Saturday that I plant to run as a tempo run around a 7 minute mile hopefully.

Swimming: 5 practices (Oh wait…I don’t really have a choice)

Weight/Core work: 3 sessions again, but try and do 10 minutes of daily core work.  Nothing fancy just restrengthen those muscles.

Well that is my weeks goals, I also have a few school to do things, incase you wanted to know that too.

To do list:

  1. Read for Program Evaluation
  2. Present Obesity Speech (T)
  3. Finish project on heart disease (W)
  4. Program Evaluation Midterm (Next Monday)

Another busy week.  Between this week and next week, I am giving three presentations and have 4 papers due.  #rude.

I love community health though and I love my major.

I'm expecting my protein powder in the mail this if nothing else I can walk around with a 10 pound package like last year..


Question for you:

Whats on your to do list?

Any fun workouts last week?

Spider Monkey Style

Hello blogging Besties.

Happy Saturday Ya’ll.  It has been a boat ride of the last couple of days.  Yesterday, I was in a car for about 3 or so hours and went for a run…all before 10 am.  Now that I think about it…I should have just stayed there for the day.  Oh well, next time.

Anyways sorry for the lack of Fashion Friday last week, but only one person sent me a photo!  #wahh.

So please.  Stop reading my blog now and send me a photo of you in your real girl (or boy) outfits now.

Anyways yesterday, somehow became incredibly busy.  From my driving, to group projects to going shopping to being ided three times to have a stupid pumpkin beer.

Really?  I understand my license is out of state and I understand that I look angry and it doesn’t look like me.  But my military id does.  My student id does.  My credits cards all have my same date of birth.

And I was buying 1 damn pumpkin beer…not a keg.

Enough booze talk.


Let’s talk food.  Pictures mostly from my phone will help me remember the week.  Somewhat.

Monday I made a pancake bigger than my hand.

Taco Shell Tuesday.  But really-any salad in a taco shell is a good salad to me.

Although any salad with duck is also a good salad.

I also coupled it with a beer.  I might become a drunk at this rate…2 beers in one week.

I believe Wednesday was the day I decided to make red velvet pancakes.  (My ultimate comfort food)

And Thursday I made a French toast waffle (my other ultimate comfort food).

Oh and I was a real girl Thursday too (but only because I woke up and my hair actually looked decent). 

Friday I went to an Asian buffet.  I ate so many long yans (an Asian fruit similar to pears)

And sushi.

And imitation crab. Which I forgot to photograph.  I’m over it.

Afterwards on Friday, Jenna, my house and myself went shopping at the closest mall…45 minutes away.  I thought I had found the cutest long sleeve crop top but when I lifted my arms, there was like a whole layer of fabric underneath.  So confusing and so weird.

Let me flap my wings! I have never seen something so boxy and utterly strange.

They wouldn’t let me buy this…sad day.


Question for you:

1.       Weirdest fashion style or something you will not wear?

I hate jeggings.

Thoughts on Swimming

Happy Wednesday!  The week is halfway over.  But if you are reading this at night, you should know I only have 1 more full day of class left.  Then work time.  I mostly do all my homework over the weekends.  It gives me to time to relax (or not) over the week.

I feel I kind of left last nights entry in some sort of rant and I probably pressed publish before I fully explained myself.  So I’ll try my fullest to do that.

I left swimming last season hating it.  I left on a bad note-not PRing (which isn’t really the biggest deal..but when you are the only person on your team not to PR you get shit and I got plenty…whatever.)  and having my slowest time since early high school. Yes.  EARLY high school.  As in 6 years prior.  It was enough to make me not love swimming…minus the whole staring at the bottom of the pool for two hours thing.  I was pounding yards, just to get them done.  I hated the two hours I spent in the pool.  I was worn out.  It happens and I thought that the about 6 month break I’ve had would rejuvenate me.

Well it hasn’t.  I’m leaving swimming right where I ended and I still don’t have very good warm fuzzy feelings with it.  I’m not complaining and saying my life stinks or looking for jazzy compliments.  I’m just telling you, right now I do not find swimming enjoyable.

But coffee at 5:30 in the morning makes me happy. If I was late to practice I was going to email my coach this photo to show him proper time management.

Will that change?

Well I certainly hope so.  I like my teammates…they are a riot but my two closest friends that have swam throughout my college career have both decided not to swim.  I mean I live with Julie but the other one Kelsey, has work overload and doesn’t have time.

Luckily, I have Jenna who is about at the point of enjoying swimming as much as me so we can make it through together.  HA.  I just realized, we need to take some photos together so the blogging besties can see yo lovely face! 


Today wasn’t as bad because I actually got to swim with Jenna, we did our yards and enjoyed chatting.  Winning situations.  Today’s practice was just a hair under 5000 and pretty damn easy.  (So also a plus)

500 warmup
1X(100 breaststroke-100 kick-50 fly-150 kick)
400 breaststroke drills
6X100 kick
7X100 pull with the pull buoy at your ankles
5X200 freestyle
4X225 freestyle
400 cooldown

Total 4900 yards

I said on dailymile, but I’m a senior in college.  I senior freestyle distance swimmer.  I’m not going to somehow magically go pro and get to the Olympics in Breastroke.  My coach accepts that and I kind of frolick in the back of lane during the hour of drills today.  It’s beneficial for people that really want to get their breaststrokes in tiptop shape but besides the 400 IM once in a VERY blue moon, I haven’t raced Breastroke in…oh I don’t know 6-7 years.

Well that is my swimming story.  I’m off to watch America’s Next Top Model tonight and a possible night run.  Anyone else?

Night running and a cotton t. Who am I? (at least I still have the side braid...)

Questions for you:

  1. 1.       Something you keep doing even though it’s not your favorite?
  2. 2.       Who do you think will go home tonight on America’s Next Top Model?
  3. 3.        Email me your real girl outfits for Friday!  (or Real boy…Yes you Chuck!  ;))

Dogs and Swimming vLogs

I’m glad you guys enjoy my spikes.  The broski actually got them for me for my 21st birthday.  I was super sad because I thought I might not be able to ever wear them and have to sell them off on ebay.  Clearly I can though (and I can probably run through my internship next year…D3 is nice that way.).  Anywho stories for another day.

I also had no idea that so many people hated downhills too.  No thank you.  I would rather run up a mountain then down it.  True life anyways.

Happy Tuesday!

Here are some good times of my life right now. 

Swimming has started.  The first practice was 4700 yards and the second practice was 4800.  We are totally on the incline…right.  Anyways.  Not much to say, I’m still not really enjoying swimming and if I don’t start to soon.  Well-I’m not too sure what I’ll do.  I hate to be that negative about swimming but I just am not enjoying it.  I can’t really frill it up right now. 

I’m pet sitting.  Isn’t she adorable?

I was trying to sleep and she blocked that.


Ha but I do enjoy sarcastic tweeting conversations with Victoria.  I laughed for about 10 minutes after words. 

Many people believe that you know nothing about your sport since you are injured.  You don’t know how to train and you don’t know anything.  It really just pisses me off.  I know what is right for my body and have been taking my running training extremely cautious so that I do not reinjure myself.  Anyways-let me get off that box.


Question for you:

Have you ever dog sat?

Do you find people often critiquing you for running?  Or just not getting it?  Or trying to tell you they know more about your injury than you do?

Holy Hills of Hell

I wanted to post this last night but couldn’t get ahold of the photos until today.  I was so sick Friday night before the race.  I layed in bed from like-oh I don’t know 7pm until 5:30am.  Yeah, I’m okay with it though because guess whose bod was well rested.

On a side note-who says bod these days.  Where the stars did I pick that up.

I did have to scrape my car off because it was all frosted over at 5:30 in the am.  Rude.

The bus ride was rather uneventful, we got to the race 2.5 hours early.  Why?  Well there was supposedly flooding on the roads from the Hurricane.  Too bad that was 3 weeks ago and it was finally gone from the Mountains.  Then the girls race was delayed an hour.  So the race did not start until 2pm!  That means watching what I ate until then.  Rude.

Incase you wondered, I had pancakes (which I made the night before), a vitatop and a bagel.  It kept me fueled for the race though and I wasn’t sick.  I hate afternoon races.  More time to think about it. 

The race course itself is terrible-point blank.  In the course of a 5k, you change in elevation from 0 to 450 feet and back to 0. 

While running up many hills, I thought to myself…is this real life? 

I wasn’t racing though, once again.  Just jogging it out to keep my NCAA eligibility.  I did well though, so I can’t complain.

I really do run sometimes...

I was blessed that I got my splits too.  I guess this shows how hilly it got:

Mile 1: 6:41

Mile 2:14:52 (8:11)

Mile 3.1: 22:45 (7:08 pace)

Dear god-are those the most ridiculous splits you have ever seen?  The thing was I felt awesome at that first mile, it’s not like I just completely died.  It just got to be more hilly than the dickens.  I literally debated walking up one of the hills because I thought it would be faster.

My spikes were god's gift to this race. That is all. Minus I look a hot mess but I'm over it.

No complainants though, it was a lovely race and I had lots of fun.  My legs are sore from it but I’m over it.

Horray for it being done. 🙂

Um yes.  Hills.  I need to work on those.


Question for you:

Is it hilly where you live?  Do you like down hills?

It is not too hilly on any of my running routes. My area is full of rolling hills though that I should be practicing on.  I need to just continue to build my miles though before I integrate hill workouts too.  I am planning on doing long runs (like yesterday…I ran 7.66 miles) on these rolling hills to become used to it.