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I have the Warrior Dash coming up at the end of this month. The event must be pretty popular because they added a day to the event (it’s now January 29 and 30th).

The event is put on by Red Frog Events, who happen to be hiring. They put on events like the Warrior Dash all over the U.S. and they only hire from within. Applicants must complete a 3 month internship in Chicago and are then considered for hire.

How cool does it sound to travel all over the U.S. and help organize these events? Yeah…coolest job ever. That’s what it sounds like. I instantly wanted to leave my husband, stop washing my hair, and live the life of a nomad. But then I decided the hubs wasn’t so bad after all and I really don’t look good with dread locks. So, I’ll stay where I am.

*whew* That was close.

In today’s episode of the most expensive salad ever:


Turned into this

Romaine, garbanzo beans, baby corn, 2 egg whites, mushrooms, beets, and grilled chicken. And I even have some left over so tomorrow I can make the second most expensive salad ever.

I have a big thing for beets now. Last night while running, I wondered if Michael Jackson actually wanted to make his song “Beet It” about putting beets on everything, and his publicist said no. I’m pretty sure that’s what happened.

I got an apple and a tangelo for dessert. And I don’t even know what a tangelo is but it sounds like a hot, Italian man. Or maybe that’s Angelo.


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1/3 is the new 1/1

Vacation is over and now is the time to get back on track and into my routine. I know resolutions are made and goals are renewed on the first of the year, but I’m really feelin’ the third this year. Mostly because of my need to eat peeps and white fudge covered oreos for dinner last night.

I have a few goals for 2011 and I’ve been deciding on whether to post them or not. If I don’t post them, only I will know if I’m a loser and didn’t stick to them. I guess that’s the point of sharing your goals. To stick to them or else let everyone know you failed if you didn’t.

So, in no particular order, here are my goals for the year. I hope to have most of them accomplished by the end of March so I can set new goals.


1.  Drink more water: I drink Diet Coke and Coke Zero like it’s going out of production tomorrow. Also, I was voted most likely to die a Splenda-related death. 

2.  Run a sub-2-hour half marathon: I’m about 5 1/2 minutes away from this goal. So it’s attainable. Even if my time is 1:59:59, I will take it.

3.  Lose 10 lbs: I took three vacations this year. I gained three pounds on each one. I’ve been holding on to them. You know, in case I get lonely. 

4.  Run my first full marathon: I got my eye on you Savannah Rock n Roll!

5.  Spend more time with my hubby and bunny: I spend too much time working out. This will directly conflict with #3, so I will have to find a balance in there somewhere.

6.  Sleep more: I average about 6 hours a night. This will directly conflict with #5. But I figure, it will also save me money in anti-aging cream, Red Bull, and toothpicks to keep my eyes open.

7. Be a better blogger: I want to buy my own domain so I’ll keep you updated on that. I’d also like to improve my photographs. Is there anything you’d like me to blog about (like my bunny) or anything you don’t particularly like (don’t say my bunny)? Just let me know in comments.


With Goal #3 in mind, but apparently not Goal #7 (*cough*photos*cough*), I bring to you…

How to Make the Most Expensive Salad Ever 101

1. Don’t grocery shop for 2 weeks.

2. Come back from vacation fat and lazy.

3. Go to the grocery store and buy all the pre-made, pre-washed things you can get your hands on during your lunch break.

Spring Mix, Peppers and Onions, a cucumber, canned beets and asparagus.
And 80 salad dressings just in case.
Like the strategically placed picture of me and the Hubs?

4.  Cut up cucumber, onions, and peppers.  (I actually brought a peeler and knife with me to work today.)

5.  Open classy can of asparagus with a can opener because it’s not as cool as the beets with a pull-top.

6. Discard the asparagus because you had no idea it tasted like pure evil out of a can.

7. Slice up the beets. (Note: If you’ve never bought beets before like me…there is a lot of red water in there. Don’t wear white or you’ll look like a bleeder.)

8.  Place all that goodness on top of your spring mix and enjoy your salad that cost $20 but should have cost $5. 

Optional:  Realize you forgot to buy a protein and curse every bite because it doesn’t contain chicken.

What goals do you have for the new year? Besides copying this recipe right away, of course.


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