-A mostly true journey of a girl, her man and their three kids; all trying to live harmoniously in a house somewhere in Utah. Names and exact locations may be changed in order to protect the grouchy.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Run, Forrest!

I was staring out my kitchen window this morning, when I saw an old friend running by. She was as in shape as any normal Olympic athlete you might see every four years. Ageless, tan, bouncy hair, perky...ahem...let's just say there was not an ounce of fat to be witnessed on her. (Trust me, I tried.)

I watched her run down the rest of our street (like the stalker that I am) and looked down at my own soft belly sticking out over my pajama bottoms. I scanned my yoga mat in the corner and then the clock to see what kind of time I had left before all the kids would be up. Twenty minutes.

Twenty beautiful minutes...what to do, what to do? Then it came to me. I was on it.

In case you're wondering, Circus peanuts taste divine on top of Captain Crunch.

You're welcome.



49 comments:

  1. lol... love it, and good choice. slu

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    1. Thanks, Slu..I agree. Sugared cereal is never a wrong choice :)

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  2. This is why i love you! Thanks for the laugh!

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    1. HIlarie, how many times do I have to say this? You make my day!

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  3. You have nothing to worry about you are all of those things and more! A little captain crunch never hurt anyone...Enjoy Love ya Brenda

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    1. Brenda, you must. move. here. I love you!!

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  4. heeeheeeeheeeee.....(as I munch on a Cherry Poptart.....)
    Your FF ;)

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  5. Oh how I have been there. :)

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    1. It's only good that people can be honest about their food habits! I try to do well, but man sometimes the heart wants what the heart wants!

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  6. I would have hit the yoga mat...So not true! I am with you all the way hehe, what is captain crunch though? I try to be good but I have such a sweet tooth it wins out most of the time. Still a little of what is not good for you is actually good for you-so I heard :-). Thank you for making me smile.

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    1. Captain Crunch (actually written Cap'n Crunch) is a breakfast cereal made from sugar and other heavenly stuff. It's completely unhealthy and if you're lucky, you can find it with "crunch berries". They are little round balls of more sugar. It's all ridiculously delicious...and perfect for my sweet tooth. Everything in moderation, right? Thanks for commenting, I'm glad to have a friend from the other side of the pond!

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  7. I was entirely with you until you mentioned Circus Peanuts. Then I think I threw up in my mouth just a bit. :-) Somehow, despite my massive sweet tooth, I've never found those remotely appetizing.

    It was great to see you this past weekend.

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  8. Bite your tongue! I love circus peanuts about as much as I love your brother! If you're ever gifted a precious bag of the orange gems, you now know where to send them.

    It was great to see you too. Two days in a row, at that! <3

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  9. Not sure what circus peanuts are, but all this talk of Cap'n Crunch and poptarts has made me hungry! Thanks for the giggle and for linking up, Michele.

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  10. Hi Shelly! Circus Peanuts are these orange, peanut shaped marshmallows. There isn't a healthy thing to be found in them....and I love them :) I hope I linked up correctly..it was my first time trying it out. Hope to gab again...

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  11. Those without body fat will not survive when stranded in a blizzard!....works for me.


    cranky old man

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    1. Now THAT'S the philosophy I've been looking for! Thanks, Joe :)

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  12. Just found your blog through Bloggers.com (you voted for me, thanks!) -- You're quite funny and I am loving your blog so far! Very crafty and creative! (I'll try not to be too jealous!)
    Anyways, followed you, thanks for the vote! Cheers!
    Christella @ Crawl The Line

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    1. Christella! THanks so much for stopping by and following. Never be jealous...it's all a ruse :) Shhhh! Seriously welcome!

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  13. A woman after my own heart. Maybe we should start our own exclusive neighborhood, inventive recipes could be the entrance fee, no joggers allowed!

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    1. Holla! So glad to meet a fellow mom who is willing to admit the importance of sweets over pedometers! BTW, love your recipe for the ice-cream "watermelon". Love it more because it didn't have any watermelon in it. Chocolate chips, anyone?

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  14. Hey there, thanks for voting for me on Bloggers.com and thanks even more for this post!! I think we all can do with a little of your insight and humour!! ;-) more please!!

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  15. Hi Helen! Glad to meet you, and even more happy you stopped by! Thanks for your words, I can't wait to get to know you better. Have a great (sweet-filled) day!

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  16. That's a combo I never thought of but, of course, I'm willing to give it a try. All in the name of research.

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    1. I'm glad research in the kitchen is still alive and well. Go get it, Denise!

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  17. You are a woman after my own heart!! That is exactly what I would do. Then I would sip coffee and troll through blogs all day...then check out my friends on Facebook...then read some emails....and back to blogging. Before you know it, lunch time!! Your blog is beautiful--I could stare at the top picture all day!!! Just joined your site on your GFC! Lady, you rock!

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    1. Ahhhh, No that's what I'm talking about. My computer is overheating as I type. What did I do before the internet? I can't remember.. Thanks for stopping by. I laughed my butt off at your "hormonal rant" today. It was 5 kinds of fabulous :)

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  18. too funny...i think you did what most of us would do! i haven't had circus peanuts in forever! i've forgotten what they taste like! now i'm curious!

    [oomph.]
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    1. Run to the store now! Open the bag and let them get stale. They are still fantastic. Thanks for commenting, Oomph!

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  19. Hi Michelle!

    Found you while blog hopping.

    Great! You need enough carbs before working out, and hopefully the sugared cereal did give you the energy you need for the yoga. Let me see, 5 minutes for the breakfast and 15 minutes for the yoga. Well, I'm just trying to steer it to a healthy ending :)

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    1. Hi Zunner! Thanks for commenting. You are correct. A few (hundred) carbs could give me the energy for the practice. I didn't take advantage of that information..that day :) Haha. Sometimes, a bowl of sugar makes everything better :) I tried to comment on your beautiful poetry, but it wouldn't let me. I'll try again soon. Be well :)

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    1. I thought so too. Here it is October, and I'm still a junk eater. I want to say I'll change but I'd be lying to a new blogger-friend..:( Thanks for commenting!!

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  21. Awesome as always, Michele! I just nominated you for the Sisterhood of World Bloggers Award. Please stop by my site to pick up your badge and leave me a comment to let me know you got it. Congrats!!!

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    1. Aw, thanks, woman! I'm honored. I need to get a post together for the new batch. You passing this along means the world to me Thank you, thank you!

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  22. Huh! What's the point of all that work when you can't enjoy the good things!! :D

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    1. Ha! True, true. Sugared cereal wins. Every single time. :)

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  23. Circus nuts are OK, but I can get you fresher ones if you're interested.

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    1. Um, As tempting as that sounds, I'll stick with the orange marshmallows...

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  24. Funny post. I too sometimes watch those 'fit' ones running by looking so stick thin, polished and healthy, sometimes I just eat on their behalf, ha ha ha.

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    1. What's with stick thin people anyway? Have they never eaten any baked Mac and Cheese? I'm a healthy size, but I'd be crazy tp wear makeup and have my hair done before a run. Before a run....Haha. I'm not so much a runner as I am a watcher.... :)

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    1. Thanks, Sharon! Glad to have you stop by :)

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  26. :-)) A wise choice...
    Have a wonderful day!
    Angie

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