Life Stuff, Some Eats and Packing By Mail


Happy Friday and Happy Halloween!

Just in case you’re not on Instagram, here’s a little gift from me to you.

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Yes, I’m aware I post this picture pretty much every Halloween, but it just has to be done.


The NuttZo single serving pack GIVEAWAY winner is #57 Cindy Wang chosen by

Woo hoo!

Email me with your mailing address and we’ll get you variety pack of NuttZo single serve packets to you. (Code STUFT-15 is still good anytime for 15% off anything on the website.)


I got on the treadmill this morning for a little shake out run and to finish that movie. I thought I had more left to watch than I did, but it was over in like 20 minutes. So I decided it was time for a little NYC love with a Sex and the City episode.

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I can’t believe I’m going to be there in less than 24 hours. Eeekkk…

Before the frantic packing madness starts I gave myself a little time to watch Live With Kelly and Michael and have my frist of many cups of coffee for the day.

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Oh my goodness, if you don’t watch their Halloween special every year you really need to start. It is just the best. I’m still trying to figure out how to get to see them tape on Monday morning too by the way.


My last post didn’t have any food pictures in it. I just haven’t been in the mood to take food pictures this week for some reason. Too many other things going on I guess, but this morning I made a breakfast egg white pizza and topped it with goat cheese, chili apricot jam, the deep greens blend from Costco, Scotty B’s bacon jalapeño hot sauce and a little pomegranate balsamic vinegar.

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Yes, I totally burned the eggs. I was multi-tasking as usual.

By the way, Egg Whites International is having a big Halloween sale right now.

Here are the discount codes to order egg whites directly from the website HERE:

OBHELP2G $10 off a 2-gallon order
(normal retail $78. Now only $66)

OBHELP6H $15 off a 6 half gallon case order
(normal retail $138. Now only $107)

OBHELP4G $20 off a 4 gallon case order
(normal retail $156. Now only $118)


OBHELP2H– $5 Off our 2 or 3 half gallons and shipments to Hawaii and Alaska


I’ve been doing about one roasted kabocha boat a day this week. Yeah, back on the kabocha train since Trader Joe’s now sells it for a very reasonable price. Lately I’ve been topping it like this.

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A little overboard, yes, I know, but it’s good stuff. Roasted the kabocha with pumpkin pie sipce and cinnamon and then topped it with protein dark chocolate sauce, SunButter, peanut free NuttZo and PB2 cottage cheese (subbed in 1/2 packet of Stevia for the Splenda though in the old recipe).

No more dairy for me until after the marathon Sunday, but oh heck I better find some good ice cream afterwards. Ha.

Oh and the boys and I have all been eating a lot of popcorn lately too.

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They just like it with coconut oil and sea salt, but my favorite way is like this.


I totally forgot to show you what the boys found in our backyard.

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Yes, again. That’s just not okay friends.



I’m going to start packing for NY. I’m nervous. Not going to try to hide it and the weather is supposed to be cold, windy and possibly rainy. All my favorites. Ha.

I did finally go through a bunch of mail yesterday though and a lot of it was perfect timing and I’m just taking it pretty much straight from the mailbox and putting it in my luggage.

The new and improved Handful bras are just awesome. The material is better, the stitching and the special little drawing on the bra pads to make sure you have them on the right side.

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The nude one just became available and is my go-to for everyday occasions. Freaking love it!

This came in the mail too for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon.

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Snoop Dogg just dropped out from being the headliner, but they announced the new one yesterday. It’s going to be one heck of a party.

This bling came awhile back too that I forgot about, but if you run two Rock ‘n’ Roll races in the same year you get a special medal.

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I think another one might be one the way since my third Rock ‘n’ Roll race was last weekend. I’ll be on the lookout.


The Pro Compression legging also comes in green on the side.

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Pretty freaking cool. And….. they are still on sale for $50 and you can still use the code STUFT14 for 40% off anything on the Pro Compression website (including the leggings) with free shipping. All the details are here.

Vega was kind enough to restock my Vega Sport recovery accelerator supply.

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I got a box of the Vega Sport protein bars too. Dang these are so darn good. My favorites are the chocolate peanut butter and chocolate mint, but the chocolate coconut don’t disappoint either.

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WE finally got some Quest Bars back in the house too. These are my absolute favorite flavors.

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I only got a couple, so I’m going to have to ration a bit.


Lastly, as a Mizuno ambassador, I got a few of their new fall running gear items for the marathon this weekend.

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They have some really cute new long sleeve tees and some capris.

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I think I’m going with this as my race outfit.

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With the socks and then hopefully I can talk someone into bringing me the jacket at the finish to keep warm. We’ll see.

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Ha ha.

Oh, and those darn SPANX I ordered from Zulily a long time ago finally got here just in time.

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I love them.

One more thing.

There’s a new iFit Active tracker that is smaller that was just released.

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I haven’t tried it out yet, but may take it on the trip with me and see how it does for 26.2 miles. Ha ha.


Okay, so time to get motivated and finish up the packing business that was started with opening the mail. Ha.


See you soon!

Happy Halloween!


Did you get anything fun in the mail this week?

What are your Halloween plans?

What are things I need to do in New York? The visit will be short, but I want to see and do as much as possible. I also must find the best pizza and New York style bagels. Any help would be appreciated. He he.

Picture Make Ups and I Just Can’t Think Straight


Happy Thursday friends! Happy Halloween Eve.


Yesterday’s workout was teaching an early morning spin class.


There were indeed people in the room for class, but I waited until they left to take a silly selfie.

I didn’t get a chance to run until late afternoon. I’m not a fan of waiting to run, but that’s how life goes sometimes.

Those of you who work a full day and then go run or workout are rock stars and man do I admire you.

I set out about 5:30 pm and thought I had plenty of time before it got dark to get in a quick 6 miles.

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I was particularly not loving the hills last night, but I was loving the fresh fall air and the sunset.

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It got dark fast though. It didn’t make me run any faster to get home like it should have, but man I do not like running in the dark. I always think I’m going to fall on my face or something.

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This morning I slept in an extra hour since sleep is a priority and I’ve been having some trouble falling asleep at night. I still had time to get on the treadmill for a run before having to start the day and make lunches and all that good stuff.

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I’m currently watching “A Fault in Our Stars” and it’s so good. I should be watching a bunch of Sex and the City episodes or something to be ready for NY, but oh well. I’ll finish the movie tomorrow with a short shake out run.

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Okay, to get a little personal here, I really wanted to write all about running and core work and such, but to be honest my head is a bit of a mess. The funny thing is that it’s not even because of the New York trip that happens tomorrow, but because of all this other behind the blog life stuff going down. It’s nothing bad or anything, but there are some life changes and decisions that are being thrown our way at the moment and I just don’t do well with those. Talk about good timing though, huh? Ugh. I have a lot to think about while running 26.2 miles through New York.



I finally got some pictures transferred on here, so let’s show you a couple of fun life happenings from the past few days.

Yesterday I woke up to these two with their new masks from their favorite uncle, Batman.


They were all about wearing their masks out and about to scare people and I wasn’t going to stop them.

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They made quite the appearance at the gym.

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I have a bazillion pairs of sunglasses (all for different occasions- running, casual, nice, etc.) and usually about two pairs in my car at all times. Yesterday though was not the case. The only ones I could find were Judah’s Spiderman ones.

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Whatever works. They got the job done.

I not only wore them for our bike riding adventure,

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but I even wore them for a quick stop at Target. And yes, the boys wore the masks there too.

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We are just so classy. I wonder why more people don’t want to hang out with us?

We’ve been trying to do more “seat work” at home lately. We’ve all got a little work cut out for us, but I love this time with them.

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Last night after my run we carved our pumpkins.

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Well, some of us carved and others used this cool kit from Target.

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I’d say we did a pretty good job though.

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With my head all crazy-like these days with life decisions and stuff I really have to remind myself to just take some deep breaths and focus on tackling one thing at a time. I always say I wish there was someone would just tell me what I’m supposed to do in life, but I think figuring it out and going through the ups and downs to get there is all a part of it, you know?

Speaking of that. I really am in denial a bit about the TCS New York Marathon being just a couple days away. In a perfect world my training would have been more focused and more on point, I would be in a better place mentally and physically to tackle the race, I would feel a whole heck of a lot better and I wouldn’t have a million and one other life things going on to have to deal with at the same time, but sometimes we’re just not in control of those things.

So, in the little time I have left before I leave I need to “linger” a little to prepare mentally for the race and just for everything else. I loved this reading from Jesus Calling last night and I sweat it was the perfect timing.

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And this candy corn hand that the boys made at school just melts my heart.

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I mean, right?


Okay, probably shared a little too much, but oh well.

See you later with some running chat and cool race entry giveaway.

Heck yes!


Have you carved pumpkins yet?

Anyone else dealing with some major life decisions at the moment?

Is New York really in three days or am I dreaming?


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