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#SecurianWinterRun Half Marathon Race Recap

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Yeah. I ran this weekend. It seems like forever that I’ve posted anything about running.

Hey. I guess it has been forever.

January was pretty much spent inside, as the weather in Minnesota turned very inhospitable. Since I’ve been warned upteen times NOT to run in the frigid cold, it meant quite a bit of Zero Runner time, and treadmill time. Mainly Zero Runner, as my treadmill platform cracked in half, and my darling husband had to figure out how to repair it. Mr. Fix It. I’m not sure if I’m blessed to have him around or not. Most would probably just trash the 17-year old treadmill in lieu of a brand new modern one. But, alas, I still have the same appliances in my home as well. And they are 17 years old, too.

#FACLW – Miracle Noodle Jalapeño Cheese Casserole/Dip #Recipe

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Sometimes I pat myself on the back for coming up with the most perfect dish that the entire family devours. This is especially pleasing when one of my children dislikes a few of the ingredients. I’m always grateful that their sense of adventure doesn’t keep them from even trying a new dish. In fact, with just one little taste of this one, my daughter, who doesn’t care for Jalapeños OR bacon (is she, in fact, MY child? If she didn’t have an identical twin, I’d suspect she was switched at birth), will eat an entire bowl of this at one sitting. Actually, so would I. I have even considered, on several occasions, making a recipe for myself …yes…just for me…for dinner. It is that gosh darn good.

The Polar Dash 2016 Race Recap

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For some reason, it was extra hard to get excited for this year’s Polar Dash and I’m not even sure I know why. The weather wasn’t even a factor. After all, it has already been a mild winter for Minnesota. I knew the temperatures would be well above zero which is a huge plus. But I think it was the motivational factor that was exceedingly low this year.

Running out of another year.


Why does it seem like I just wrote my year end report just the other day? I guess it’s true that the older you get, the faster it seems to go. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said about my running.

Who doesn’t LOVE a #giveaway? #SLS3 Compression

SLS3 Butterfly socks in Pink.

Yeah. Running gear. I can NOT get enough. Feed me, Seymour!

Do you love running gear as much as I do? There is so much out there. The market is literally saturated. But there are few brands that I find myself going back to again and again. And not just because the quality and selection rocks, but because the people who run these companies are some of the nicest people on the planet! Runners, are in fact, the happiest people in the world.