Just a bit of a downhill

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This was a trail run in the trees and I really don’t think the satellite was correct so I’m pretty sure the splits are off. I ran with my friends Jenny and Kathy and we were booking it, which is why I don’t believe the 8:22. It was a great run! We spent about an hour afterward just talking. It’s so nice to have people to run with!!






My dad made ravioli! YUM


Alex came over and we made Tuna Casserole!!!



I forgot to take a picture of my ice cream but I got Cappuccino Cookie. However the cookies weren’t very fresh and I was pretty full from dinner, so I hardly had any of mine 😦



I’m really excited for Sunday’s Race. It’s a downhill mile and I really want to get a good time. I honestly have no idea how good of shape I’m in currently, but I don’t think it’s that good of shape.


Q: What are your plans for the 4th of July?



Howdy Partner!

“There’s a snake in my boot!” hah, who said it? GO!

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Long run Wednesday!!!


Today’s weather was absolutely beautiful and I had a fabulous 5 mile run!!





Another Red Green Monster. (the only reason I call it red, is because the berries make the color so bright and red no matter how much spinach is in there)


White Castle Cheeseburgers for lunch (don’t hate) haha


I packed 4 of those in.

Then Toasted Ravioli for dinner




Yesterday I finished The Happiness Project. Honestly, I’m not sure why I read the whole thing. Gretchen just seemed like a person I would not get along with and I spent most of the book just laughing at her. I loved the whole concept of the book, but her personality just didn’t agree with me. So really I spent 3 days reading a person I didn’t like and her life. I don’t want to smash on her but the few things of her personality that didn’t agree with me were: she believes she is better than others and has to one up everyone, likes to disagree with others just to argue, whether she knows the answer or not, and overall she seems really demanding and in control of everything. The little things like getting mad at her husband for going to the gym in the morning because he wasn’t there to help with the kids.

I just really had to get that off my chest because I know so many people loved the book and I wish I could’ve but I honestly couldn’t enjoy it. Sorry 😦

Now I’m finishing reading Eclipse because the boyfriend really wants to see the movie. Then next will be Wicked!!!

By the way, I’m seeing Wicked again on Wednesday! So excited!!!

Hope everyone’s having a great day!!


Blog Change?

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Wasn’t feeling very good yesterday, so I took my day off running for the week.





I actually did not have eggs and bacon haha, I had some doughnuts!




Red Baron Supreme Pizza




Steak N Shake was for dinner


Chili 5 Way

and a Very Berry Strawberry shake


Contemplating Blog Change


I don’t really have enough money to self host and wordpress.com really doesn’t offer a lot you can do with your blog.

So I’ve been really thinking about moving over to Blogger and blogspot.com as my url. All the blogs I read that are Blogger have such cool layouts and side widgets.

Q: What are your thoughts?


A bunch of questions for you!

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Had a nice run yesterday. It was pretty cool out but I was still sweating buckets.


After my run:


Peanut Butter Bagel Thin


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sandwich + Red monster!

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Wendy’s chicken nuggets



Chocolate Almond ice cream 🙂




I don’t think I’ve talked about my summer races.

July 4th: Macklind Mile – Downhill mile race
July 31st: XC kickoff – 5k cross country race

So as you can see I have a race coming up this sunday. Exciting? Obviously. I absolutely LOVE racing! It’s what all the training is for, to be a better racer. I really have no idea what time I’ll get for my mile but I hope it’s better than 6:12 which is my PR as of now.

Guest Post


So I’ve been asked to write a guest post and I really have no idea what to write about.

Q: What would you like to see me write about in a guest post?


I really want to get a new camera that produces amazing photos for the blog. However I have no idea what kind of camera to get. So I’m going to ask you all for advice!

Q: What’s a good camera to have for blogging purposes and getting a nice clear and crisp, very detailed photo?

Q: What kind of camera do you have/use?


Catch Up

I forgot to post my lunch Thursday. I had some red baron pizza.


Then on Friday I tried the new Pretzel M&M’s. Let’s just say….I wasn’t a fan.

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Onto Saturday

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Had my off day for the week so I did not run.


Went to the mall and visited the nike outlet where I got a new tank top. I really want more nike sports bras but they were still pricey.

Then went to Burlington Coat Factory where I found a nike sports bra for 12.99!! I wish they would’ve had more than just one color so I could’ve bought a bunch.

Marshalls was next and I found a really cute purse for $10!



Had myself a beef burrito with rice and beans for lunch.

Then I had to babysit so I had a hot pocket and an ice cream cone at Alex’s and he dropped me off at the house I was babysitting. The girls were adorable and I definitely would babysit for them again!


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Woke up and went to Queeny Park with Alex to run.


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My new nike sports bra!! Isn’t it cool?




We went back to my house afterward and had lunch.

hot dog dinner

I had a hot dog, cole slaw, macaroni salad and some fries. Alex had a hotdog and a cheeseburger lol.

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Italian meatloaf and potato salad for dinner!


Alex and I played Mario Kart and Crazy Golf with my parents, it was a good time.

Coming up….A Review of “Rockin’ Refuel” milk by Shamrock Farms.


Running is more fun with friends

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Yesterday I ran with my friends Amanda and Jenny. It was really nice to have people to run with and especially nice to go at a more casual running pace.

Running Outfit 

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When I got home I made myself a wonderful Green Monster Smoothie.


green monster ingredients

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First I blended the sunny D, fruit and sherbet. Then I added the spinach to blend it in as well. Then you have the final product:

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Dad and I made sandwiches and watched Royal Pains. (Love that show!)


When my mom got home we went shopping to TJ Maxx and Marshalls, but before we ate at McAlister’s Deli.

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Then I came home and went to bed at 9pm.


Drymax socks here


Day in the Life of Sam

Here is how my day went yesterday

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Woke up at 7:30am to run.

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Put my shoes on.

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Rolled out my muscles with the stick.

Running Outfit:

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Ran 3.6 miles. It was an awful run that involved lots of stopping because I lacked energy and couldn’t breathe.


Graham and I relaxed together.

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We needed groceries so my dad and I went to Shop N Save.


We bought:

Sunny D
Frozen Fruit
Bagel Thins
Sandwich Rolls
Regular Bread
Mozzarella Cheese Slices
Other Lunch Meat
Cereal – Cocoa Puffs and Trix
Red Baron Pizza
New Pretzel M&M’s to try

I’m not sure if we bought anything else. That was the majority of our purchase.


When we got back I made a wonderful Green Monster smoothie

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2 handfuls spinach smashed into the cup
2 spoonfuls of Raspberry Sherbet
1 cup or so of frozen fruit
1/2-1 cup of Sunny D (I never know how much because I add to get it all to blend well)


Graham soaked up some sun from the air conditioning while I enjoyed my smoothie.

graham sitting on arm

Yes, he really did lay with his leg hanging off like that. He also had his right arm hanging off the other side of the arm rest but he picked it up when I snapped this shot.

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At 2:30pm I left to go to the boyfriend’s house.

We took his brother to a friend’s house and then went to Dick’s Sporting Goods because his dad needed some ammo for the farm. Of course we looked at all the nike running stuff.

Then we went to Schnuck’s to get some stuff for dinner.


We bought:

Medium Pasta Shells
Half & Half
Shredded Parmesan Cheese
Tomato Sauce
Cheesy Garlic Bread

Then we returned back to his house.


We then made dinner!

pasta con broccoli

Pasta Con Broccoli! One of my favorite homemade meals. Alex and I cooked from scratch together.

Pasta Con Broccoli

His dad was fixing my car because they own an tire and auto repair company so while he was doing that we did some recycling.

In their town they have a huge recycling plant that you take your recycling too. No one comes and collects it like they do in my town. So his dad’s huge van was filled with stuff to be recycled from the shop.

We played Guess Who? and watched some of Tommy Boy before we went to bed at 9:30pm.

So there you have it! That was my day!

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