Monthly Archives: February 2012

New Home For Smore’s Holy wow! That is a long address donchathink? Come visit smores at our  new home!

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Over the last few days I have not been able to sleep.. I don’t know what it is! I’m tired, I go to bed and then my mind will just not turn off… goodness.

That being said coffee has been consumed in large quantities. It’s a good thing I spent the last portion of my Amazon gift card on coffee. Did you know that you can get 32 oz of whole bean coffee for just $20 on Amazon?! I can’t believe I’ve been spending $9-$10 on 8 oz of coffee! Insanity!

After my not so great run on Sunday I deemed Monday my rest day. So, I woke up a solid 3 hours before my class (since I can’t sleep in for the life of me) and just relaxed and puttered around before I had to head to campus for the day.

I did a few genius things yesterday that: 1.) involved my lunch  2.) involved my dinner!

Lunch I will have to save for later but dinner needs to be discussed immediately. After the superbowl party on Sunday I had a ton of leftovers. I’m a product of my parents and haaaate throwing food away. No food goes to waste!  Well, we had some leftover guacamole that I was not willing to part with but knew I had to use that stuff up fast before it went bad.

I immediately thought of one of my favorite salads of all time from this restaurant in Dallas called Taco Diner.  They have this fantastic avocado salad dressing that I have been missing like crazy. I felt like I had some pretty solid ingredients on hand and went for it. I was determined.

First, I started my salad making by sauteing some onions in olive oil, cumin & chili pepper then adding black beans, red pepper and garbanzos. After the onions were slightly browned I added this mixture to my bed of lettuce/spinach and mixed it all together.

Then it was time for the dressing!

Into my little chopper went:

  • left over guacamole
  • the juice of 1 lime
  • a whole handful of cilantro
  • olive oil to taste
  • salt and pepper
  • a little bit of onion

And there you have it: Avocado Lime Mexican Infused Ensalada:

Muy Bien!

Sidenote: I brought this over to a Mizzou basketball watching party last night. Turns on out the game wasn’t on TV sooo on went the bachelor! Thank you ABC for being on basic cable television 🙂 

Have you ever tried to re-create a dish from a restaurant?

Do you take scheduled rest days from workouts or do you go by how your feeling?


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Sleepy Run

I did not get any sleep after this post. I went to bed pretty much right after the game ended and was almost sound asleep whenever the roommates came back.. post basketball game fun ensued. It was loud, I was tired and I woke up a few hours later with a major headache and random people sleeping in my living room? Hmm.. #collegeproblems

I knew that I had 6 miles planned with my friend but because I knew that she went to the game the night before I thought I’d send her a quick text to make sure she was still up for it. A few seconds later I got a text explaining exhaustion and dehydration.. valid.

With this in mind I drank some much needed coffee and ate some PB/cinnamon + banana toast surrounded by sleeping college kids. Who are you?!  Hope they didn’t mind the sound of me clinking in the kitchen next to them. Whatcanyado?

I ate my toast, drank my coffee and set out for 6 miles. I have to tell you this was not a pretty 6 miles. I felt terrible! I was exhausted from not sleeping well the night before and I basically just dragged myself through my run. Oh and my garmin died at mile 4.. I have got to remember to charge that thing!

I tried my best to work on my pacing but my route ended up being pretty hilly so my times are all over the place again..

Either way I set out for a run and finished it. Got it done 🙂

AND came back to my new favorite post run meal:

Cottage cheese + greek yogurt+ grapes + walnuts+ cinnamon cheerios = Heaven!

Don’t knock it till you try it 🙂 & it kept me full for hours! Champion breakfast

The rest of the day involved church, errands and a super bowl party where looots of yummy food was made and consumed! I also may or may not have purchased a new kitchen toy that I’m in love with 🙂

What is your favorite post run meal?

What did you do for the super bowl? 

Did you know that apparently the average American consumed 4200 calories yesterday?!? Seriously?



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Border Wars

Funny story: When I first came to Missouri for college I was taking a quiz in my history class. My professor said that for extra credit we had to answer the question: “Who one last year’s border war?” Being from Texas I had no idea that this meant a rivalry with Missouri’s  neighboring state Kansas so I answered Canada.

You can imagine the guy sitting next to me’s facial expression as he was grading my paper.


Those were 2 points I was never going to get back.. along with a teensy bit of my pride. Yawinsomeyalosesome

Anyways, the point of that little story was the simple fact that Missouri is playing Kansas in basketball tonight and it is kind of a big deal. This “big deal” rivalry I was made aware of in freshman history is the reason I am up, watching the game wrapped up in my Mizzou blanket and sweatshirt; True Fan.

BUT that’s not the only thing I’m doing tonight. Oh no, this girl had big plans. If you don’t know tomorrow is the superbowl, and as luck would have it my roommates and I have decided to have a superbowl party! Don’t ask me whose playing because I have no earthly idea. But what I can tell you is that tonight I made this cookie dough dip for our little shindig. Oh, it will be a hit.

While I may not know whose all playing in the game tomorrow I can tell you what myself along with all of the rest of the girls will be eating as we watch the commercials, because let’s be real here if I’m going to a superbowl party I expect fantastic food and good quality commercials. So, I plan on taking care of the food portion.

Superbowl Eats 

How Sweet’s: BBQ Beer Chicken

How Sweet’s: Cilantro Lime White Bean Hummus

Skinny Taste: Baked Mozzarella Sticks

Leenee’s: cookie dough dip

Along with whatever other people decide to bring too. So, who knows what we’ll end up with!

Update: Mizzou just won the border war!

I have plans to run 6 miles in the AM!

Off to bed!

Are you a college sports fan?!

Tonight I was! Let’s go TIGERS!

What are your weekend workout plans?

I did 3 miles and pilates today 🙂

Whose playing in the Super Bowl?!





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