Saturday, August 28, 2010

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Running with Kids

Aren't they cute? Did you know combined their weight is approximately 60 lbs.? And combine that with my stroller (which is a super nice one, thank you Rice parents) at about 8-ish lbs, and that a total of about 70 lbs. That's a lot of weight to push.
I normally run alone, but occationally Ryan comes with me. He puts the girls in the stroller and pushes them and I run along side him. On Wednesdays and Thursdays Ryan has class until 9:30pm (I like to run in the evenings). Since my kids go to bed around 7pm, I am left to go running with them or run in the morning (I hate getting up early). So, tonight I decided to try it out. IT WAS HARD! I am not really sure how Ryan does it with such ease. I will admit, I cut my run short tonight due to that extra 70 lbs I was pushing. I guess I'll be switching to Wednesday mornings. I'm such a wimp!
How I feel - GREAT (tired, but I love the way I feel after a run)!
How I look - I always look realy bad when I get home. You can't really tell in this picture, but I am actually bright red and sweating to death! People always stare at me while I'm out. I'm sure they are taking note of where I am and what I look like so that when I pass out and go missing they can describe me to the police. I'm such a hottie when I run.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Couch to 5K

I have been doing the program "Couch to 5K" and I can't tell you how much I am enjoying it! For all you who know me, you know that I do not run. I have horrible knees and have never wanted to run. However, this year I decided to become more physically active, signed up for a beginner triathlon, and so needed to train for it. I started 4 weeks ago with running and I am loving it! I went and bought custom running shoes and I haven't had any pain in my knees. It's been amazing, I can hardly believe it. Anyway, I am loving running and enjoying getting out 3 times a week. It's so not me, but maybe it's the new me.

Monday, August 9, 2010

New GEICO Commercial - Piggy

This is so funny! I laughed the entire time.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Salted-Nut-Roll Bars ("Crack Bars")

These are the bars I made at the reunion (my Boren family reunion) and got many requests to post. They are super good and not healthy (just to warn you). They are the perfect combination of crunchy, chewy, salt, and sweet.

1 lb. peanut butter sandwich cookies, coarsely crumbled
1 stick butter, melted

For the topping:
2 cups peanut butter chips
2/3 cup light corn syrup
4 Tbs. butter
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups mini marshmallows
2 cups dry-roasted peanuts
2 cups crisp rice cereal (like Rice Krispies)

Preheat oven to 350, coat a 9x13 pan with non-stick spray. Pulverize cookies in a food processor until fine crumbs form. Add melted butter and process until crumbs clump together. Press crumbs into prepared pan. Bake 15 minutes or until golden brown.
While that bakes, melt peanut butter chips, corn syrup, butter, and vanilla in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Stirring until smooth, about 5 minutes. Pour half the mixture over the prepared crust.
Top mixture/crust with the marshmallows and return bars to oven. Bake until mallows puff, about 2 minutes, then remove from oven. Don't let mallows brown or they'll turn crunchy.
Toss peanuts and cereal with remaining peanut mixture/sauce in a large bowl. Drop spoonfuls of mixture over the mallows. Cool bars completely before cutting (it takes a long time for these to cool, give yourself at least 4 hours for complete cooling). Cut bars with a sharp knife (it may need to sprayed with non-stick spray).

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Fitter Than Your Friend: Who is in it to Win it?

Check out the details by clicking on the link below.....
Fitter Than Your Friend: Who is in it to Win it?: "We are starting a get fit challenge. The challenge will be based on time exercised 5 days a week and good nutrition 7 days a week. The progr..."