Monday, May 9, 2011

Lady in red

Good morning, lovely ladies! I hope you had a fabulous weekend. I had a great Mother's Day yesterday, and spent it with my favorite people. We stopped by my mom and dad's house on our way home from the beach, and ended up staying for dinner. It was nice to have some unexpected time with the parents, and the boys love hanging out with their Nana and Papa. :-)
Happy Mother's Day to my beautiful Mom.

Outfit:
I tried on an old skirt from the depths of my closet, and lo & behold, it fit! That's always a good way to start off a Monday morning.

An awkward picture, but my memory card was full, so no retakes. :-)
  • Black ballerina sweater - Jcrew
  • Black tank top - Ann Taylor Loft
  • Black drop necklace - Nordstrom
  • Red skirt - Jcrew
  • Black strappy sandals - Ralph Lauren
  • Goofy expression - courtesy of a long weekend!
Bonus picture from the weekend:


Me with my little guy on the beach. Yes, those are pink cupcake rain boots. :-)

Food:
I ate pretty well over the weekend, with the exception of Friday. I was way too hungry & ended up snacking a bunch before dinner, which is never a good ideas.

Here's yesterday's recap:
  • Breakfast - broccoli, feta, egg on a bagel thin + sliced fruit
  • Lunch - turkey sandwich + pretzels & hummus
  • Snack - mixed nuts & 5 cheese nips
  • Dinner - 2 glasses of wine, a leftover hamburger patty, handful of baked chips, & 1/2 a piece of corn
Running:
Let's just say this about my six mile run yesterday - fear is a powerful motivator. I ran on a trail at a state park yesterday, even though it was pouring rain & unpleasant outside. I was about two miles in, when I saw this on the trail
Photo: Bobcat sitting on a rock

Yes, that's a bobcat. To say that I was completely freaked out would be a huge understatement. I wasn't sure how old the bobcat was, or if an angry mama bobcat would be coming after me, so I decided it would be wise to put some distance between myself and the cat. I didn't really want to get eaten by a wild animal - it was Mother's Day, after all.

I ran a 6 minute mile. For those of you who keep track, I normally do a 10 minute mile, so I pretty much needed CPR when I got to the end of the trail. And, I threw up on the road on the way home. Good times were had by all, but I survived, so all is well with the world.

Giveaway:
I'm going to take pictures of my swag tonight, but here's what I'm giving away.
  • A NARS lip gloss set + a surprise bag of treats I picked up at a cute candy shop at the beach
  • A Kate Spade bracelet (similar to this) + a surprise bag of treats I picked up at a cute candy shop at the beach
draw the line idiom bangle

  • And, a collection of protein bars + a surprise bag of treats I picked up at a cute candy shop at the beach
How to enter:
1) Follow this blog and add a comment below (or tell me that you're already a follower)
2) For extra entries, do any of the following:
   - Post about the giveaway on your blog and add a comment below telling me that you have
   - Tell me your favorite flavor of salt water taffy in the comments.
   - Answer the questions below in the comments

I'll pick three winners on Thursday via random number!

Questions:
How was your weekend?
What's the scariest thing that's ever happened to you while you were running?
Can anyone identify the beach in the picture above?

61 comments:

  1. Sounds like some awesome swag! I'm looking forward to seeing it! :)

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  2. I love ANY kind of taffy! Seriously so good. I love watching it be made, too!

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  3. I posted this giveaway on my blog sidebar!

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  4. My weekend was SO boring, but it turned out to be OK. Sometimes I just need a boring weekend to relax.

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  5. So far, not toooo much scary junk has happened to me while running. Remember, I'm new? haha

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  6. My weekend was pretty good. I have an awesome hubs, sometimes I'm in awe of how much I really just like that guy. :)

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  7. One time when I was doing a 5am run I thought there was a person standing in the bed of a truck that I ran past. I seriously shrieked and jumped about a foot in the air. It was a trashcan.

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  8. I never eat taffy. But I feel as though I should now. Hm. thanks a lot. :)

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  9. I met a guy in Montana who had a bobcat as a pet. Normal.

    Awesome job on that speedy mile, sorry you got sick!

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  10. I already follow your blog :)

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  11. My favorite salt water taffy flavor is the peppermint!

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  12. My husband thinks that beach looks like the one from The Goonies!

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  13. It wasn't a run, but once I came across a grizzly on a hike (in Montana) and that was terrifying!

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  14. My weekend was great...it included my 1st Road Race...a Mother's Day 3.5 mile all women's run. Nothing scary happens on my runs, but lately I've surprised myself with some decents times....that's scary enough!

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  15. I am already a follower of your blog!

    That is really scary, I live in AK and I know the feeling of running away from a wild animal!!!!!

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  16. Strawberry taffy is my favorite flavor.

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  17. My weekend was great... very relaxing.

    Scariest thing that's ever happened to me while running-- getting peed on by a squirrel. Ok, it's not really scary but it's gross.

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  18. Oh my word!! I would have been totally freaked!! 6 minute mile?!! That is crazy!! Glad you had a good mother's day.

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  19. Oh, and I think it looks like Cannon Beach, OR!

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  20. I just stumbled across your blog, but I'm following on Google Reader now!

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  21. I think my favorite flavor is the pinky strawberry tasting one? I do not have the most discerning taste buds and it has been years since I've eaten salt water taffy.

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  22. The scariest thing on a run would be a tie:
    1. I thought I saw a giant zombie hand reaching towards me, but it turned out to be a tree branch (it's really dark running at 5 AM in the winter).
    2. A possum that was beelining towards me and I could not seem to get away from it. It just kept coming! I loathe possums. They are nasty.

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  23. I already follow you! And I can't believe you saw a bobcat! Although I still don't think I could run a 6 minute mile even if I was running from one of those ;)

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  24. I follow! Happy belated Mother's day! I'm sorry you had an upset tummy after the sprint mile--your were speedy!

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  25. My fav salt water taffy is peppermint! mmmmm!

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  26. My weekend was spent at the baseball field (life of a coach's wife!) :)

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  27. Scariest thing that happened to me on a run was not catching my breath--I kept wheezing and freaked my hubs out.

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  28. weekend was just okay (my sons dad sent me a happy mothers day text msg lol & my boyfriend is working a 5 day shift...BUT was blessed my my sons & my folks company :)

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  29. hate salt water taffy, boo

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  30. last but not least, one time thank GOD I was running with a friend but it was dark & early one saturday mornig & a car with two men pulled over, we sped up FAST & crossed the street but it was still scary. Yikes for you! P.s. I carry mace when i run alone, $10 you should too, God forbid you need it.

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  31. I think I'm the only person in the world who likes the banana flavor of salt water taffy. Do they even make that anymore?

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  32. My weekend was great! A little lazy, as I was still recovering from the Big Sur marathon. I slept a lot, ate a lot, and ran too little. It was perfect.

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  33. Scariest thing... hmmm... THANK GOD (knock on wood), I've had nothing scare me yet. I have been clipped by a car once, but it only made me run faster... and sometimes my mind plays tricks on me (thinking there are people in the bushes and whatnot), but there has been nothing serious. :)

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  34. CANNON BEACH! I went there for the first time last year -- so awesome! :) PS WHERE DID YOU FIND THOSE RAINBOOTS?

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  35. Average A - Nordstrom. :-) Love them. And you are correct on your beach guess!

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  36. I love taffy that is mint flavored, so delicious!!

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  37. My weekend was nothing exciting, got a lot of work done on our house site and my long run but not much else!!
    :)

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  38. I follow you in my Google Reader. :-)

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  39. How was your weekend?
    - Long and busy and I'm actually glad it's over. Never thought I would say that about a weekend.
    What's the scariest thing that's ever happened to you while you were running?
    - I got bitten by a dog. A nasty bite too.
    Can anyone identify the beach in the picture above?
    - Definitely not Florida. :-P

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  40. Awesome giveaway! I'm now a follower :)

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  41. My weekend was spent trying to get over a cold and doing lots of baking/eating.

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  42. Just found you, now a follower :)

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  43. Salt water taffy.... all flavor are delicious!!

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  44. The scariest things happening to me is nearly tripping over a raccoon... (I swore it was a cat until I got up near it... nearly peed my pants after that). I also ate it big time while running one night, I have a scar on my right knee from the fall and I cracked my iPhone. The phone was fixed but my knee is still red and angry.

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  45. Google Friends Connect - following your blog publicly as Louis

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
    schnitzomage {at} gmail {dot} com

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  46. my favorite taffy flavor is strawberries + cream

    schnitzomage {at} gmail {dot} com

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  47. I am a follower and I am entering on behalf of my wife- she said that this summer she will begin to run and I will hold her to it by holding these prizes over her head as an incentive!

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  48. My wife LOVES salt water taffy! I don't though (cutting out sugar and getting off my ass helped my lose 60 pounds in 9 months). Not sure of a favorite flavor though...I'll say vanilla (she loves it!).

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  49. I love salt water taffy ,my favorite flavor is peppermint

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  50. my weekend was great, won my age group in a 5 mile race with a personal best time :)

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