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Odds and Ends Friday

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This is what happens when your kids don’t know your phone’s password, but they know how to get to your camera feature.  

Yes, I am the picture of liveliness at 6:30 in the morning.

Some more ongoing photo-documentation of my healthy-eating attempts…Kabocha squash for the win. This is the super-simple recipe I use, by the way.  I’m trying to eat more root vegetables. These parsnip pancakes were okay, if a bit salty. It was mostly shredded parsnip, a bit of onion, and one egg, with whatever spices you wanted to throw in. I used some garlic powder, salt, and pepper. If nothing else, going wheat and (relatively) sugar-free, does make you eat outside your typical stuff.    I’m doing this “Run 2015 miles in 2015” challenge/virtual race with my friend Patty. You could run it by yourself, with a parter, or with two other people. I did the calculations and decided that I COULD do the 2015 miles alone, I didn’t want the pressure of having to hit a mileage goal every month when I was in training for various things. Anyhow, Patty and I hit our goal about a month ago, and we got our medals in the mail. Well, they sent the medals to everyone recently, regardless of whether you had met your goal or not. Still, it was fun, to get a medal in the mail. I think the challenge was really motivating for alot of people. On the Facebook group, people have shared their achievements, losses (someone recently posted about getting their medals in the mail and their partner, husband, had passed this summer), first marathons. I think because I already have a pretty awesome network of fellow athletes and supporters, I wasn’t heavily involved with the Facebook group. However, alot of people have seemed to really connect with others and found their community. There WILL be a 2016 in 2016 challenge. I don’t think I’ll sign up for it, but it’s great for folks looking to push themselves.   You like that blurry shot? I’m still going with the bad selfie schtick for the blog.

One thing I HAVE anxiously been waiting for is my Boston Marathon official entry form. I haven’t gotten it yet and people have been uploading pictures of theirs. I know I’m in, but every excruciating step of this process is a tension-filled one. Like opportunities to find out it was all a bad joke. I’m not sure what the method to the madness is in sending out the forms as people start posted about a week ago. I’m hoping today’s the day. My high school friend virtually introduced me to a friend of hers who also blogs (Fit and Feminist). I’ve been reading it, and her newest post is a very awesome and moving reason for why/how she’s running Boston this year for the first time. Check it out!

I was driving home the other day and couldn’t resist taking a quick snap of the gorgeous colors of the sunset. Excuse the battered side-view mirror. Always good to find beauty where you can.
Anyhow, beautiful people. I hope you have a great Friday. I’ll continue exploring recipes and figuring out how this whole eating emotions thing goes. I’m looking forward to a nice 10 mile train run with some friends tomorrow. Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Author: runNerdier

Marathoner. Academic. Mom of 2 ankle-biters.

One thought on “Odds and Ends Friday

  1. Thanks so much for the shout-out on your blog! I appreciate it!

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