January 2011

As we all know, there’s food that’s good and there’s food that’s good for you.  More often than not, they keep themselves separated pretty well.  However, that’s not always the case.

Take a look at my breakdown and tell me what you think…

For those times that I really don’t care what the nutritional data says on the package:

1. White Peppermint Mocha from Starbucks.

2. Italian sub with extra meat from Jersey Mike’s.

3. Icing on the cake.  Just the icing….no cake necessary.

4. Cheese- I once ate a whole hoop of Sharp Cheddar in 4 months.  That’s 20 pounds of cheese people!

5. Restaurant bread-  I once bit off a server’s hand when she brought the loaf to the table.  Not really, but she did have to pull it back pretty quickly.  Sheenasheen don’t play.  Bring my bread or suffer the consequences!


Some of the healthy thangs I eat because I know I should:

1. Bananas- I’m getting to where I like them a little more, but not that much.

2. Oatmeal- I could take it or leave it…which is why I usually leave it!

3. Whole grain bread- Kurt actually likes the healthy bread better.  Not me.  No sir.  But I grin and bear it for the good it does me.

4.  Chicken- I used to really like it.  I don’t know about ya’ll, but I just get tired of it sometimes.  There’s only so many ways I know how to cook chicken (that are healthy options).

5. Apples- We still have an apple in our fruit bowl that we bought about….hmmmmmm….two months ago.  I get on my little kicks sometimes about eating them and then I just lose interest.


And here are some thangs that are both GOOD and GOOD for me:

1. Fish- I’ve blogged about it before, but I’ll say it again.  I really love fish.  Tilapia, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, etc.

2. Any kind of berry- strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, cranberry.  You get the point.

3. Nuts- pecans, almonds, walnuts.

4. Spinach salad- I eat a lot of spinach salads.  And, most of the time I add several of the other items I just mentioned.


Anything you would add or subtract?



I tried to think of a really clever title for this post;  one that would capture the spirit of my message.  After thinking about it for a few minutes, the only thing I could come up with was “WOW”!  Profound, huh?

Today was a gorgeous day in the Carolinas!  I just got back from an 8-miler and it was the best run I’ve had in quite some time.  There were people outside walking their dogs.  There were tons of runners.  And, for the first time in what seems like years, I got several whiffs of hamburgers being cooked on the grill!  I know today was merely a Spring teaser, but I enjoyed it anyway.

I was, however, a little tempted to skip my run.  After having a GIRLS NIGHT OUT, and coming in really late, all I really wanted to do was crash on the couch all day.  But, the beautiful weather pulled me outside like metal to a magnet!

While we were out last night, we met a guy I promised to include in today’s post.

George A.K.A. "Big Daddy" with the girls!

He was sportin’ a fine medal from a race he ran yesterday.  Go ahead “Big Daddy”!

say cheese…

Not a lot of variety, I know.  We were having so much fun that I forgot to take anything but group pictures! 🙂


Hey guys!  I missed ya’ll yesterday.  When I skip a day of blogging, I feel terrible.  It’s almost worse than missing a run!

To catch you up, I ran 7 miles on Sunday, 4 on Tuesday with Fleet Feet’s Next Step running group, core work on Wednesday and Friday, and today….


I ran 4 miles of these hills this morning.  Whew!  Got a long run tomorrow and I think I’m gonna stick to the more level terrain.

2 side notes:

1. We watched “The Social Network” last night.  Thanks redbox for good entertainment and only taking $1.08 in return.

2. The weather was warm and sunny today underneath “Carolina” blue skies while the Heels put a beatdown on rival N.C. State at the Dean Dome!  I guess they’re still a rival even though they never beat us! HA! 🙂

Gotta go, it’s GIRL’S NIGHT OUT TONIGHT!  Whoop, whoop!

Like most parents, we read to our little man.  And even though he hasn’t heard the story about the 3 little pigs, his daddy is making sure he knows about one type of piggy at an early age…

This is by far, one of the cutest things that Daddy and Davis do together.  Since Kurtis does the grocery shopping, he brings home a dollar every time he goes to the store.  He brings Davis in his bedroom and grabs the piggy bank.  You should see the smile Davis gets on his face when this happens.  He, of course, doesn’t understand that its money.  He just thinks it’s fun to put the money in the hole!  Even though we have a more sophisticated savings plan at the piggy bank for adults, his daddy believes he’s teaching our little man an important ‘life’ lesson.  Now that I think about it, you should see the smile Kurt gets on his face too.

Ahhhh, if I could just drop these moments in my piggy bank of memories…

By Kurtrina

Let’s make it illegal to run and wear headphones!  That’s what a Senator from Arkansas implied a few days ago, before changing his tune.  His constituents quickly said “Yeah right dude, that ain’t gonna happen”.

According to FoxNews.com, Sen. Jimmy Jeffress of Arkansas and Sen. Carl Kruger of New York were considering legislation that would ban headphone ( or earbuds) usage by pedestrians.  They argue, that walkers and runners pose a social hazard when distracted by their music and headphones.

While Jeffress has decided to seemingly eat his own words, Kruger appears to be sticking to the idea.  He wants a $100 fine for those who would act in violation of  the proposed ordinance.

Here’s how I feel about it.  People talking and texting on their cell phones, while driving, are dangerous and often times annoying.  That’s just me.  If you disagree, that’s cool.  I think driving is a privilege and a responsibility.  And hey, a car is quite the deadly weapon when used improperly!  We should be very diligent about the emerging conflict between the distractions of ‘gadgets’ and how they relate to vehicle safety.  When common sense legislation is drafted with regards to driving, I’m usually on board.

However, I could not disagree more when it comes to restricting the use of headphones (or other ‘gadgets’) for pedestrians.  If you’re walking or running and can’t pay attention to your surroundings because of your headphones…and it causes you injury…OH WELL!  If a car can’t get out of your way…OH WELL!  That driver shouldn’t be at fault if he/she hits you.  Likewise, the mall shouldn’t be liable if you fall in a water fountain because you’re too busy texting (of course that would never happen, right?).

We can attempt to protect the public from dangers caused by others, but we shouldn’t be in the business of protecting people from themselves!

To all you runners out there, continue to enjoy your music and your freedom!  Just try to avoid getting squashed!

Remember Frogger?

What do you guys think?

Hey guys, this post requires a little community input.  My husband likes Banana Sandwiches.

That’s:    1) bread    2) banana      3)mayonnaise


Okay, so I think this might be the most disgusting recipe known to man.  Maybe I’m wrong.  Readers, what do you think?

Do you eat it?  Would you eat it?  Or would you get a little bit of yesterday’s dinner in the back of your throat and want to hug the toilet?

Look at that nasty glob of mayo hanging off the bread————->

Oh my goodness, there it went!  I need to run to the restroom!

Holler at me…..

Yes, I’m married.


Ever heard of him?  UNC basketball, National Player of the Year, ACC All-Time Leading Scorer, National Champion, Pycho-T, broke his nose and played without a mask or anything two games later?  Oh yeah, that guy!

In yesterday’s post, I told you I would save this info for a post all by itself.  Today feels like a good day to follow through.

If you know me personally, this is certainly no surprise.  If you don’t know me however, I can bring you up to speed.

Was I a stalker?  Well…………define stalker!

Does standing outside the Dean Dome 5 hours before the game, in 15 degree weather, getting my husband to ask him to take the picture because I’m too nervous, and because I might spontaneously ask him to marry me, count?

Unfortunately, that was the first and last picture I ever took with my “celebrity husband”.  When we saw him at a football game the next year, he put the brakes on our relationship pretty quickly when I asked him for another pic.

I guess it just wasn’t meant to be!

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