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Hello? Spring?

Ah, Wisconsin in April/May. I am waiting not-so-patiently for spring weather to stick around for more than a day or two. The cold Β and rain are starting to get a bit depressing.

Jason and I headed out for our longest run to date since November. We went approximately 3 miles – I would have had actual mileage, but my Garmin conked out a couple minutes in. I now know the charge life of my new toy 😐

Wind and a couple of steep hills on the route we chose wrecked my quads. My legs felt heavy and didn’t want to move, so we took a couple of walk breaks. While not ideal for our second to last training run before Saturday’s 5K, sometimes you just have a bad day.

At least there are little peaks of spring to perk me up. It’s coming!

On the weight loss front, I’m trying to turn over a new leaf. I want to feel healthy inside and out, and I’m not happy with how I’ve been treating my body the last few years 😳 Β . I’m revisiting Bethenny Frankel’s Naturally Thin, slowly trying to incorporate each naturally thin “rule” one by one.

And I definitely want to pick up one of my favorite blogger’s new book –Β Carrots ‘N’ Cake: Healthy Living One Carrot and Cupcake at a Time.

Right now, my focus is treating my diet like a bank account. Yesterday, I was a rockstar…

  • A starchy breakfast of oatmeal with a spoonful of peanut butter.
  • Leftover Chicken Posole full of meat and veggies.
  • Carrots with dip and some pita chips for an afternoon snack.
  • A hearty dinner of Pork chops with coleslaw.

Today – after ordering buffalo wings and having a couple pieces of leftover birthday cake for dessert – I didn’t do so well. To be honest, my poor run got to me and I used food to make it better. Not good, but at least I recognize where part of the problem lies.

Tomorrow is a new day. I’ll pick myself up and get back on track.

Tonight, Jason is off playing poker with some friends and I’m catching up on the Real Housewives of Orange County with my two girls.

Hope you’re having a wonderful evening wherever you are and whoever you’re with!

Rain, Rain, Do Not Go Away

What a miserable day in southern Wisconsin!

So far, rain, freezing rain, and sleet are all we’ve had at home. Only a little to the north, people are getting hit with snow. Even though it makes it super nasty outside, I will take the rain over snow any day at this point in the winter.

The crummy weather meant a lot of this…

and this…

The full-on bummin’ today.

It also meant breaking out the slow cooker. On the menu tonight: Slow Cooker Taco Soup. It was really good! Jason recommends Fritos Scoops to go with this soup. Next time…


You may have heard that a little snow storm hit the Midwest this week πŸ™‚

Things got pretty wicked around here Tuesday afternoon and overnight into Wednesday. Heavy snow. Brutal winds. Impassable roads.

You know, I remember being bummed when I started college and the idea of a snow day vanished. We were a tough bunch at UW-Madison, and classes were never canceled even during the worst of winter weather. Going into the college student services profession, I figured I would never again see a snow day.

Wrong! I happen to work for a university that seems to cancel classes at least once a year for winter weather. Wimpy? Maybe. Do I mind. No way!

Just a little bit of snow out there…

I spent my snow day with these bums.

I only went outside once to snap some pictures while letting the dogs out. True, I’ve come to love the outdoors. But not at this time of the year.

Beautifully smooth snow in the backyard.

Thea surveying the damage.

Size 7 feet in size 16 boots πŸ™‚

Shout out to our awesome neighbor Tommy for plowing us out first thing this morning. I can’t thank him enough for all the help he has given us this winter with snow removal. He’s the best!

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