Category Archives: Giveaway


I woke up to about 4 e-mails from my mother. One, telling me that her iPad has finally shipped. She has been waiting for this thing forever. Another, asking me if it was okay if she didn’t make potato salad for Easter.

WHAT? Wait, stop right there! Potato salad has been a tradition at our Easter dinner since I can remember. Why? I don’t know, but it’s my favorite dish. I’m certain that it is #1 in some other family member’s hearts, too. So, I told her I would help her make it the day before…and blog about it! That will be a fun one. I can’t believe Easter is less than 2 weeks away!

Anyway, I was having some major hip issues this morning. I think I pushed it really hard last week and I was in a lot of pain this morning. I had a hip arthroscopy for a labreal tear (due to a bone spur) on my right hip about 4 years ago. I also had it on my left about 2 1/2 years ago, but that one does not bother me like the right.

I started with 20 minutes of abs with just a mat, no weights. I couldn’t do the 7.5 mile run that I had planned, so instead I opted for incline walking and attempted jogs once in a while. After about 30 minutes I decided the pain wasn’t worth it, and finished with 30 minutes on the ellyptical. I still worked up a great sweat but I hate when I can’t run. Nothing compares!

Breakfast was my ever so exciting frozen banana, almond milk, honey, & vanilla protein powder smoothie. I can’t get enough of it. I can have smoothies all day long—breakfast, snack, and dinner yesterday!


I bought lox again this week, only because it was on sale. I made a lox, goat cheese and cucumber sandwich and paired it with a broccoli slaw, sliced almond, and snap pea salad (with annies lite gingerly dressing).


Go check out these two awesome giveaways I entered today! Yea, I know, lessening my chances of winning – right?

Julie from Peanut Butter Fingers is giving away a Stella & Dot necklace.

Lindsey from Cardio Pizza has two giveaways – a $25 gift certificate to Running Warehouse and some Amazing Grass bars!

Hopefully someday my blog will build up to something amazing like Julie & Lindseys. Giveaways are awesome — thanks so much girls!

Back to work. Blog ya lata.