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Party Pants and Weekend Musings

I didn’t run any races this weekend, and therefore don’t have a running race recap blog to report about.  Funny how that works.

But I will tell you all about my weekend starting on Friday, when I drove down to see one of my friends Jackie.  (I’ve mentioned her a few times on the blog before but I drove up from VA last summer to see her get married!).  Now I can drive 30 minutes south and see her…isn’t that an easier drive?  LOL.

jackieandi

Along with her sister Jessica (who actually attends the college I work at and also hang out with!), we went to Gorden Biersch where I was promptly disappointed with my food.  The salad was tiny and I had asked for a piece of salmon instead of chicken…they gave me both.  That’s fine, but it caused my meal (with a coffee) to cost 20 dollars…not worth it at all because I literally ate about two hours later walking around the mall.  Lucky for my wallet and I, I didn’t find any clothes worth interest…probably because I was already wearing my glorious party pants.

I should really get a better photo of the party pants...all in due time.

I should really get a better photo of the party pants…all in due time…but for now enjoy this classy peace sign selfie

Saturday was spent relaxing which I certainly needed.  I actually really needed to go grocery shopping but was feeling lazy again…go figure.   I ended up staying the night in Syracuse, woke up and ran again outside at the park and then drove home.   It was nice to run outdoors so much.  Finally getting my vitamin D.

Sunday Funday (literally):  I drove out to Rochester and ran with Laura.  We completed my first 20 mile run, went to Wegmans and ate a nice quiche.

quiche

My legs are certainly feeling that twenty miler, as it was my longest run ever.  (my previous longest run was 18.9 miles).  Running with Laura is nice because she is great marathoner (and runner) so it wasn’t like she was going in as unprepared as me.  I thought I might die around 18

twentymiles

miles but she pulled me through.   We ran at an average of 8:30 pace, which for my long runs is pretty quick.  I was happy to have such an enjoyable time and even better company.

After that, I ended up going to bed wicked early and ending my weekend.  Isn’t real life fun?  But seriously, all in all it was a great weekend. 

Questions for you:

How was your weekend? 

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10 Foods I eat on the Regular

WEGO: 10 Things I Couldn’t Live Without. Write a list of the 10 things you need (or love) most.

We all could write a mushy gushy post about 10 people, things, friends, family we couldn’t live without.   That would be easy now wouldn’t it?

I get a lot of questions about food and what better way to answer then talk about foods I consume close to daily.  I mean this is called Fueled By LOLZ afterall, in between all those lolz-I have to eat…sometime…

  1. Peanut flour-Lately a lot of my pancakes have been peanut flour based.  I make bread with it, whatever.  I consume this type of flour more then any other. 

Chocolate peanut flour pancakes

  1. Flax Meal-If I don’t consume peanut flour pancakes, I consume flax meal pancakes.  Chances are-I’m having one or the other daily.  I enjoy the amount of fat in flax. 
  2. Muscle Milk-Ever since I tried a free muscle milk with Laura at my 5k in Atlanta, I’m addicted.  It’s an expensive habit but they are so easy for on the go and when my tummy is constantly grumbling in class.
  3. Gas Station Coffee-Always having this.  Every day.  Another expensive habit.  No explanations needed. 

Yeah I normally look like a crack addict when I go in to buy it as well...

4. Eggs.  Eggs are easy to cook-I am simple and not talented at cooking.  It’s like god knew I needed an inexpensive easy to cook food to make up for the expensive crap I buy

5. Hot chocolate.  It’s still 40 degrees in Northern New York.  So while ya’ll enjoy your ice cream, I’ll enjoy my hot chocolate.  (Also-diet hot cocoa sucks…just saying.). 

I don’t know why I decided to hold up three fingers but I put in hot cocoa and this is what I found.

On that note-life just got tricky and I just went to look at my pantry and refrigerator to see what I have stored in there.   Clearly I eat a lot at home…

7. Canned and frozen vegetables.  I normally try and steam something at night to go with whatever meat I’m having because it’s easy and quick.

8. When I eat on campus I eat a lot of quiche, but I guess that falls under eggs…I guess…not really.  I like to get wheatberry salad but they never seem to have that anymore.  Rude. 

 9. Oh I just noticed the giant hoard of pumpkin that I have in my pantry.  I add pumpkin to everything (mostly to get more servings of vegetables but also so I can maintain my orange glow…).  I kid.
10. Finally, I go outof my way to find products with calcium.  Whether it’s milk, greek yogurt, ice-cream, whatever else…if it’s got a lot of calcium-I’m all over that because I am 100% paranoid of getting another stress fracture.  #calciumwhore

That was almost too hard for me to figure out.  Right then.

Question for you:  What foods do you eat on the regular? 

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).

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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.

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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.

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Question for you:

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

 

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