Monday, October 26, 2015

bakingrunner: Liebster Award!!!!

bakingrunner: Liebster Award!!!!: Thank you so much Margaret at   This was a blessing today because I was stumped on what to write about. The Liebster A...

Liebster Award!!!!

Thank you so much Margaret at  This was a blessing today because I was stumped on what to write about. The Liebster Award is an award given to new bloggers by other bloggers as a way to support and promote each other in growing their blogs.  It’s a great opportunity to build up some connections and maybe even make some new blogger friends and I am so excited to have been nominated.

The Rules:

1. Post your award to your blog.
2. Answer the questions that you were given from the person who nominated you.
3. Nominate a few new bloggers you’ve discovered.
4. Create 10 new questions for the nominees.
5. Thank the blogger who nominated you and post a link to their blog.

1. What inspired me to start a blog?
     A movie. Julie and Julia which is about a lady who wants to start a blog and decides to cook her way through Julia Childs Mastering the art of French Cooking.  I have seriously watched that movie so many times I had to buy another copy.

2. When did I start running?
     I never liked running.  When I joined the Army I was so horrible at running. After I ended my tour of duty I said I would never run again.  Then I joined the police department in Atlanta and got so tired of suspects running.  So I initially started to run then, however have been running races for three years.

3. What is something I have always been good at?
     Making other people laugh.  I guess if I can't be happy I at least want to make others smile and laugh.

4. What are 5 things that bring me joy?
   Ice cold Coke, my sons, making others happy, memories, Ambien (lol)

5. If you had to completely change the direction of your blog and could not talk about running or anything health related what would you write about?
   Probably my love of food.
6. What is the hardest thing to write about?
    Once I can find an interesting topic, I can write forever, it is the initial topic that gives me the most grief.

7.What is the strangest and most embarrassing phase you have ever gone through?
   I would have to say the high hair phase.  I used so much hairspray.  My hair was about two inches off my face and boardlike.  Sitting in front of a mirror with a hair dryer and hair spray. 

8. What is the most spontaneous thing you've done?
   Joined the Army I don't know what I was thinking, probably wasn't.
9.  What is something your followers don't know about you?
    I hate the way I look.

10. How would you describe your personal style?
    I love simple plain cute.

My Nominations:
I am super new to blogging, like less than two months.  I enjoy reading everybody's blog.  If you want to answer the questions that would be great. 
I hope everyone had a great weekend.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Things I have been up to...

I took a couple days off of blogging to catch up on life.   I found myself spending a little too much time in front of the computer....I love reading and commenting on blogs.  It makes me feel like I have a social life even if it just through blogging. 
Finally got around to carving pumpkins and had so much fun!!!
Mine is the top one and Zachary's is on the bottom.  I think they are so cute!!!

I mentioned a few weeks ago I was in the process of sorting through my spices and changing over to Morton & Bassett because they seem to be more to my liking versus the regular brand.  I never used Chinese Five Spice so I picked up a bottle to see what it was.  It has a really interesting smell kind of like black licorice and cinnamon.
Chinese five spice powder is a spice mixture, typically made from fennel, cloves, Szechuan peppercorns, star anise, and cinnamon.
 I was feeling quite adventurous and roasted the pumpkin seeds with it and they were awesome. 
Lots of miles and spinning going on.
Rest, I definitely needed some serious sleep lately.  Unfortunately, Prissy had started a bad habit of banging on the blinds at all hours of the night/morning to wake me up.  I put her on the bed and she jumps down and does it all over again.  I have had her for twelve years and this is something new, but I am really tired of it.  She just wants company.  I woke her up all day long today thinking she may sleep tonight, I hope so.  I do not want to lock her out of my room. She has Grinch paws!!!

I have two races planned for November.  One is an 18 mile trail run and the other is a Turkey Trot.  I have A LOT of work to do.  I am just so excited to be healthy and injury free right now.  I rested more than I liked. Usually I just push myself through an injury. 

Well that is all I have for now.  I hope everyone is having a great weekend!!!!  Good Luck to everyone racing.

Have you carved your Halloween pumpkin?
Do you have a pet that refuses to let you sleep?
What is your next race?


Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Who knew Wednesday???

I love finding out new things and sharing them.
This is me most of the winter!!!! You will never know...
This would have freaked me out, I already do not like to fly!!! 
I do this so much,  however I do recall a argument where someone told me not to talk to them like a dog, and my reply was "woof woof mother f@#$er"  One of my proud moments.
I did not know this, nor have I watched "Cast Away"

 I may be above average with the fat....oh well I will always be clean.
I love avocados

That had to suck!!
Any interesting things you would like to share?
How is your week going?  Mine kinda has been rough
Trick or treating? Yay or Nay



Tuesday, October 20, 2015

A-Z survey

Happy Tuesday!!!!  I have seen this survey floating around and I enjoyed reading it about so many people, so here we go!!!

AGE- uggghhhhh  44
BIGGEST FEAR-  Something happening to my kids.
CURRENT TIME- 0800 hrs
DRINK YOU LAST HAD- Hot apple cider it is so good!!!
EASIEST PERSON TO TALK TO- My oldest son Jordan
FAVORITE SONG- This always changes probably Taylor Swift Wildest Dreams
GROSSEST MEMORY- I am going to say crime scenes and leave it at that
HOMETOWN- Townville, PA
JEALOUS- Fast runners
LONGEST RELATIONSHIP- sighhhhhh  4 years
ONE WISH- I want my mental health back!!!!
REASON TO SMILE- Everyday is a new opportunity to improve.
SONG LAST SANG- Wildest Dreams
TIME WOKE UP- 0620 hrs
WORST HABIT- Comparing myself to others
XRAYS- Skull, back, tailbone, arm, ankle
YOUR FAVORITE FOOD- Salads for sure
ZODIAC-  I hate my sign for so many reasons Cancer
I had the best run today!!!!  Probably the best run in over a year. 
 I hope you enjoyed this survey.  Feel free to share.  
The weather has been absolutely gorgeous here in Memphis,  I love fall. 
How is the weather where you are?
Pick a few letters and add, please
Are you giving out candy for trick or treating?  I cannot decide if I am yet

Monday, October 19, 2015

Mute Monday

I am at a loss of words this morning.  I don't know why.  Maybe because I have fallen short with many of my goals.  I did not hit 50 miles last week, we did not carve pumpkins, I just feel out of it lately.  So instead of dwelling on negatives.  I am going to pick myself up and move on.  So this post is just going to be a compilation of positive, happy photos and quotes to help me move on and maybe it will make you smile too..

I hope everyone had a great weekend and accomplished great things!!!  
"This too shall pass"

Friday, October 16, 2015

Friday Five

I had so much fun yesterday with Zachary watching these funny videos yesterday.  It gives me so much joy to see him laugh.  I am so blessed to have had such wonderful sons.  I know we all think that our kids are great, but mine really are!!!

1.  I am completely out of peanut butter, like I took a spatula and scraped every little bit out of the jar.  I am addicted to peanut butter.  I had to have half a bagel with plain butter.  The good side of this is I get to go to the grocery store which I love. This may be the size I move up to

2.  I am going to the new Whole Foods close to my house tomorrow and I am really excited because I have a rolling list of things I have been wanting to get. 

3.  Have you heard of Coke rewards?  I have been entering the caps (most donated) into the system for a few months and have $30.00 already!!!!  I also have been entering my grocery store receipts into Ibotta and have $20.00. 

4.  I am starting to take donations to make homeless blessing bags to pass out on Thanksgiving.  Memphis has a huge homeless population.  If you are interested email me at

5. We are carving pumpkins tonight which should be a lot of fun.  Hot apple cider and scary movies what a great way to end fall break!!!

What are your plans for the weekend?
Do you eat an obscene amount of peanut butter?
Do you participate in any rewards programs? Which ones?