Saturday, July 23, 2011

We Have a Winner + Self Hosting?

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The winner of the Victoria’s Secret $10 gift certificate is…



Congrats Miss Erosion! If you could send me an email  snthierry [at] gmail [dot] com and I can email the gift certificate code!


I’ve been extremely busy with work, running and SELF HOSTING.

Yes, that is right, the blog is growing up. I have been moving blogger to wordpress and got my own domain etc. I’m doing the whole process by myself and I am very happy to say in one day the majority is all day. I just have to work on making it pretty and transferring the pages. So keep a look out for the move. It should be by tomorrow night or Monday!

In the meantime I saw that Blue Bunny makes FROZEN YOGURT! And I of course had to buy some.



So yummy and you definitely need to give it a try.

I haven’t taken any running pictures but here’s a break down so far:

  • Monday: off day
  • Tuesday: 4 mile tempo run. 1 mile warmup, 1 mile cooldown.
    Ideal Splits: 7:31 - 7:21 - 7:21 - 7:11
    Splits for tempo: 7:25 - 7:22 - 7:06 - 6:47
  • Wednesday: 3 mile run (was supposed to be 6 but I was ill)
  • Thursday: 7 mile run
  • Friday: 5.5 mile run

I’ll have more for you later!!

Q: Did you switch your blog over yourself or pay someone to do it?

Q: Have you tried Blue Bunny’s frozen yogurt?

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Some Inspiration

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Songs I’ve been enjoying:









all photo credit from weheartit

Q: What inspires you today?


***Don’t forget to enter my Victoria’s Secret $10 off gift certificate giveaway!


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Catch up and Victoria’s Secret Giveaway

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Victoria’s Secret Giveaway!!

To catch everyone’s attention first of all I have $10 to giveaway for Victoria’s Secret. I bought 2 swimsuit tops and they came in the mail today and in with them was a gift certificate for “$10 off minimum of $10 purchase”

It isn’t good on clearance purchases though. So if you want to enter the giveaway just leave a comment telling me what you would buy with it!

It expires the 31st of July so let’s choose the winner on Saturday and you have until the end of the day Friday to enter. Sound good?

Now did you miss me this weekend? I went home and had a nice relaxing weekend. I have a lot of reviews ahead so hopefully you don’t get bored!

To start off, Friday morning before work I was making tuna salad for a sandwich to take for lunch and look what happened to me.


This egg was stuck in the carton and I was trying to pull it out and of course cracked it and then it splattered all over me.


Good thing I didn’t like the top I was wearing anyway. It was friday and friday is jeans day Smile


Lunch! I seriously have fallen in love with the Snyder’s Peanut Butter Sandwich Pretzels! I bought them with a coupon and wish they weren’t so expensive because they have become an addiction, not going to lie.

I saw Harry Potter this weekend and pretty much think this one was THE best out of them all. I loved every second of it.



I also went to Walgreens in hopes of getting Sally Hansen Crackle nail polish because I had some coupons to make it a bit better price. However, sitting right next to it was the brand Pure Ice and they came out with crackle nail polish too and instead of 6.99, these were 3.99. So I got it to try out!



Sorry for the picture quality, my phone was the only thing near me at the time.

I did run the past few days, I just didn’t take any pictures.

Thursday and Friday were both 6 miles
Saturday was 6 miles
Sunday was 8 miles
Monday is an off day

I also spent time icing my legs because they have been FATIGUED


And last but not least, I went to Target to get some good deals today after work.


My total was $2.08 and that is awesome.

I used

Start price: V8 2.99 for each

End price: 2 V8 46oz for .99 each

Start price: 0.50 for each

End price: 2 FREE packs of 10ct Bic Crystal pens


Don’t forget to enter the Victoria’s Secret Giveaway!

Q: Do you use coupons? I enjoy saving money and it’s pretty addicting. I look forward to the ads and new coupons online.

Q: Have you ever had an unfortunate morning where things just didn’t go right?

Q: Have you tried crackle nail polish? What’s your favorite brand?


Friday, July 15, 2011

Zucchini and Squash Pasta and Running Award!

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Well first off, I want to say thank you to Healthcare Colleges for giving me this wonderful award! My blog was rated in the top 100 best running blogs hah, who would’ve thought. If you are looking for some running blogs, then definitely check out the blog post they put up with the list of all the blogs awarded.

Also, I want to say thank you to Sistema for sending me plastic storage containers for my food!! I really love the look of these containers and the fact they have snap handles and sit really nicely on each other. If you continue reading this post you will see them used! (I LOVE them by the way!!)



Well of course I had to cook something to fill these containers up. Smile 

My mom sent me one of my favorite recipes we make at home. And thanks to this recipe card maker I experimented with recipe cards. I will have to get some card stock to make them more durable. (If you go and make these cards, just know that the image it shows you is not how it will print out. It shows things cut off but they show up when you print)


I had a bit of a detour in my cooking when this happened.


Yes, thank you cheap olive oil from the dollar tree. I can totally open this when the pull tab rips in half. I resorted to a knife to pop it open. Send me some REAL olive oil please where the bottle doesn’t break on me.


Now onto the cooking portion!!


Take note of the olive oil’s new container next to the napkins.

I cut up some onions (way too much) and some squash and zucchini


Poor in the wonderful tomatoes with the sauce


Mix in the spaghetti!


BOOM, a delicious dinner.


And my wonderful new containers that are holding my next few meals!

I also made a bracelet for a real lovely person that ordered 2 bracelets from me. Smile I hope she likes it. I have to make her another one but I have to run to the store and get some orange string!


What a long blog post!! I hope you enjoyed this recipe and I will bring you some wonderful running later I’m sure! Smile 


Thursday, July 14, 2011

Oh How I Love Big Brother

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So funny story. I headed to the rec center straight from work and I was in the bathroom stall changing in the locker room. I go to pull my sports bra out of my bag and it flies and of course it lands in the toilet. I got upset but had a quick reaction and pulled it out. I also had brought a towel with me so I wrapped it up in there and squeezed it. The toilet was clean water so I wasn’t too worried about it and I put it on. There was no way I was going to go all the way back to the apartment to get a new sports bra.

Some may call it gross, but I call it “keepin’ cool” in this nasty weather we have been having.


6 Miles in 46:30 [7:45 per mile]

Lunch was O Charley’s on the house at work. We also celebrated a birthday and had ice cream cake! It was delicious. Oh how I love working at the job I work at.

I made spaghetti for dinner.


Now onto Wednesday. Tempo workout day.

I set my alarm for 6:30am and continued to press snooze up until 8:00am. I am awesome I know.

Thankfully it was raining and 72 degrees so I didn’t miss out on cool weather. The humidity was gross but hey, can’t complain since it wasn’t 104 degrees out .


Woke up with knee pain again, just walking around kind of hurt. So of course I took no risk and put on my knee strap. I also have been having tailbone pain which is awful.


These were my times for my tempo I was supposed to hit. 7:36 – 7:26 – 7:16

I thought they were a bit slow but I didn’t question it. I hit up the bike path as it is flat and decided to not even bother looking at my watch and just run what felt comfortable.

2 miles total for warm up and cool down together

3 Miles in 21:08 [7:02 per mile]

Splits went: 7:13 - 7:03 - 6:52

The last mile however I stopped with .5 left because I really had to go to the bathroom. So you can judge that one however you please.

I came home and started the recovery process.


Clif came out with new Clif Kid bars and they are like chewy granola bars. Of course I had to try them and I also had a $1.00 coupon which made 6 bars under 3 dollars. Score.

They are delicious and I recommend them if you are looking for something light to eat before or after a workout.

I then packed up my laundry and headed out the door to Jessica’s. She’s such a good friend and is saving me $2.00 a load and letting me do my laundry at her place. How generous.

Then of course it was grocery shopping.


I have three recipes I got ingredients for and then of course just extra items like pasta sauce to have on hand.

Recipes that will be made:

Zucchini and Squash Pasta
Pasta Con Broccoli
Orzo pasta with tomato and spinach

I spent a little under $18 for all this.

I honestly have just been buying what I need at the moment for recipes. I really need the basic staples such as flour, sugar, olive oil, and things like that. Feel free to send some my way if you are feeling generous Winking smile 

Q: Do you enjoy grocery shopping? I do but I hate crowds and people who think it’s all about them and feel they can take up a whole aisle.

Q: What recipes are you making this week?

Q: Are you watching Big Brother this summer? Big Brother is pretty much my thing. I have watched the Australian Big Brother, the UK Big Brother and the US Big Brother. I would watch the others if they spoke english haha. I highly enjoyed the Australian and UK ones but they are not continuing anymore. So sad. Big Brother US always got their ideas from them and it was always entertaining to watch them mimic the other versions.