Friday, June 14, 2013


So the first give away is complete.  I drew a name and the lucky gal is................................................................... VANESSA MARQUEZ!!  Vanessa, I will be getting a hold of you SOON!!! YAY, I am so happy for Vanessa. She is a VERY sweet friend of mine that I have NEVER met in person. Vanessa is proof that you can meet some very awesome people on the internet, the internet can be a very good thing. Along with Vanessa I met some other awesome ladies at the same time and I will always remember those conversations that we had and they really did help me calm down during my pregnancy with R. So Vanessa, thank you for being a good friend and for READING MY BLOG!!

So it is Friday and I get to go see my parents tonight.  I am pretty excited, I don't get home as much as I would like. I am sure other people think I am there ALL the time, but the reality is, I don't. The main reason I am going back to Great Bend is to run in a 5K at 7:00 a.m. Saturday morning.
I love getting these confirmations!! They do make me a little giddy. 

I am a little nervous to be honest.  I haven't ran 3 miles since my last 5K in May. I did run 2.37 miles last weekend and that involved hills and I believe this should be a pretty flat race.  So I think I should be fine. I also would like to beat my last time which in the running world means "Personal Record" (PR).  I would like to PR this weekend (that is the first time I have EVER said that!!). I am also excited because this will be the first time my parents have had the chance to root for me at a race. To be honest, I am over the moon excited about this, there is something special about having your parents there to watch you do something that means a lot to you. On Monday I will update you all on how I did.  

In other news, I tried sweet potatoes for the first time and to be COMPLETELY honest, I am not a big fan. BOO!! 
The salad was the best part of my lunch!! 

I wasn't even sure how to eat it, but I put very little butter on it and some pepper and it just wasn't good. Later that night I tried it again and I put spaghetti sauce on it (yeah that sounds gross) and that was much better.  I couldn't even taste the potato for the most part. I am still on the fence when it comes to sweet potatoes, but I will keep trying new recipes with them. If you know any AWESOME recipes that involve sweet potatoes let me know!! 

I also tried this thing call Ezekial bread. It is basically a bread that is healthy for you. It doesn't have any sugar added to it and it is made with sprouts so it is much easier to digest (which I guess is a good thing). Any ways, I like it! I toast it and eat it with my eggs and turkey sausage with a little Siracha. Which makes a pretty tasty lunch. It is in freezer section at Dillons, near the vegan area (I think that is the area) basically in the healthy food section of your grocery store which I have been spending more and more time at. It is more expensive, I believe it might even be twice as expensive :( I will continue to buy it though.  There are some things worth spending the extra money on and I think this is one of them.  But here is my advice, don't buy it if you aren't making other changes in your diet. Eating Ezekiel bread isn't going to make you lose weight or make that big of a difference if you aren't making other changes. 

Well folks, that about wraps it up today. I hope y'all have a good weekend!! Do something that isn't in your comfort zone this weekend. I have been working on that in my personal life too, not just with what I eat or in my work outs. It has been fun to be honest.  It makes me wonder why I stayed within these comfort zones to begin with.  The world has so much to offer me and I can't wait to see what else is out there!! 


  1. Jessica - try a sweet potato with a little brown sugar and cinnamon. You can add butter, and that is even more delicious!! But then it is not as healthy...Boo!! Sweet potatoes are moist enough anyway that the butter is not necessary. Hopefully, I didn't miss the post where you said you hate brown sugar and cinnamon! :-) Keep it up - you're awesome!

  2. Jessica you are too sweet I am so glad we found each other even if on the internet! I am so excited for my clutch I will message you on FB.

    PS your salad looks yummy!