Before I Go and some Polls

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I have to clean out the fridge before I go to Florida for a week so the Chobani Pineapple yogurt was first on my list of things to eat. After a slow and steady 5.5 miles this morning I made a big ol’ yogurt bowl of love. Does anyone else “save” their favorite yogurt flavors. I don’t know what I’m saving it for? In case Obama pops over one day? Anyways, I save the best food … [Read more...]

Messy Cake Balls

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I fueled up for a night of baking with a soy chorizo and potato scramble. I made it for Ben, not thinking I was going to eat it and was extremely generous with the cheese It was good. Then, I attempted to make cake balls with this frosting. Ben and my mom are both obsessed with coconut so I thought they’d appreciate it. (Truth be told, I was also hoping it would help me … [Read more...]

Running and Make Up

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I was considering hitting the gym when the clouds parted at 10am and I raced out the door to get a few miles in. This week has put a major damper in my training plan Today I was able to do about 5.5 miles, but I had to walk around super muddy areas and debris. I didn’t even take my Garmin because I knew that would be the case. One of the underpasses I run through was flooded … [Read more...]

RER’s Holiday Tips

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Holiday Tip #1: Always keep a lot of wine on hand so if you forget someone on your list (or get a surprise gift) you can just part with one in your vast collection. I better stock up asap! Actually, this tip kind of applies year ‘round… Holiday Tip #2: If you’re traveling, don’t wrap gifts until you get to your destination as the TSA may want to unwrap them, just like they … [Read more...]

Perfect Timing

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Yep, still raining. I don’t even know what to say about it. But, I am considering building an ark. Call me Noah. Ben has been biking to work, but due to the rain I drove him again today. We were running late because we stayed up late last night fighting talking. Very late. Like, we both agreed we needed a midnight snack before we could go back to sleep. PB&J and milk … [Read more...]

Peanut Sauce Roasted Chickpeas

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I would like to call this lunch, “Veggie Burger Parmesan”  - I cooked up broccoli with marinara sauce and topped it with a veggie burger and parmesan cheese. Yum! Snacks for my journey: I was out in the very violent rain Christmas shopping for most of the afternoon. Well, Christmas shopping and restocking my favorite protein powder supply   But that is a … [Read more...]

Leave it in 2010

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It is still raining today. I guess we have some crazy storm system that extends all the way from Hawaii and it’s going to rain through Thursday. Boo.b But, the clouds parted for an hour this morning and I quickly ran out the door to get 6 miles in before it started again. Right as I was about .50 mile away it started to sprinkle. Perfect timing   But, when I got home I … [Read more...]

Christmas Came Early

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Christmas came early for Ben and I this year. Since we will be out of town on Christmas Day we celebrated with my family tonight. (When we were in Maryland looking for jobs in CA or FL we made a deal that if we lived near my family we would spend the holidays with Ben’s and vice versa.) I brought beer bread and spinach dip to my moms for an appetizer. We used a new port beer … [Read more...]

Still Raining!!!

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It’s.Still.Raining. I’m especially not happy about this because Ben was ready and willing to go on a walk/run with me. He mentioned wanting to do a race recently and wanted to run this morning. I was super excited, but our plans were foiled by the monsoon outside. www.nataliedee.com So, we decided to make breakfast and hope it lets up a bit. Ben was in charge of the … [Read more...]

Eat Cake and Move On

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Ben and I were out all day Christmas shopping. Unfortunately, we didn’t find many things on our list. Boo. But, I did find this mug that I LOVE! “Eat Cake and Move On” Amen. All the shopping was putting me in a weird mood. We need presents!!! We had to get a few food staples at Costco and it was lunch time so Ben got a carne asada bake thing and I had a bite and some … [Read more...]

Rain, Rain Go Away

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Today I woke up bright and early for a long run. I checked the weather report last night and knew it was supposed to rain, but I wished on every star cloud in the sky for a Christmas miracle that would stop the rain. But no such luck. I stalled my run while fueling up and talking with Ben. It’s not like I had to get out the door to beat the heat like I normally have to in the … [Read more...]

Cookies and Taco Bell

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I usually try and keep my diet 80% healthy, 20%  gratuitous deliciousness, but some days it ends up being 20-80 the other way around. Today was one of those days. It all started this afternoon when I decided to have a “Cookie Off” to see which of the TJ’s chocolate covered Joe Joe’s was best. Here we have a ginger, dark chocolate, peppermint and peanut butter Joe Joe. … [Read more...]

If You Like It Then You Should Put an Egg On It

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I don’t curl my hair often because I am lazy it takes so long and falls out super fast. But when I do, I love it! I curled my hair for the party last night and woke up to a curly pony tail this morning. I don’t know if it’s my cheerleader past or what, but I LOVE love curly pony tails. These curls aren’t half as tight as my old cheer curls, but I still love the look. … [Read more...]

Bad Pictures, Good Night

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I apologize in advance for the poor pictures I took tonight. But, I’m taking a photography class soon, so you have a limited amount of time to enjoy / make fun of my tragic handy-work. In other news, my cat died and we had him stuffed. Okay, not really, but he did stand like a statue on our book case long enough to creep me out and make me grab the camera. Yep, still … [Read more...]

Lucky Lunch

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I went to a Kickboxing class this morning at my new gym. It was my first time at this gym and my first time taking a KB NOT in MD. I have to admit that the one thing that’s better in MD over CA is the Kickboxing classes I used to attend. I loved them and miss it a lot! However, I just got back from a short walk and CA currently looks like this outside, so I’ll take that trade … [Read more...]