Today in History: December 3rd my Daddy was born, my friend Justin was born and I ran my first Marathon in Memphis!

Yes I did it!!!! Woke up at 5:30am (hubby set the alarm for 5:30 not 5:15) and jumped out of bed! Hubby had my coffee read, thanks hubs, and I drank it with a piece of whole wheat toast and Pb. I then headed down to my running trails, and did a wonderful 5 miles in the 47 degree weather. At first I was real cold, and then I thought of Lance,If you need to get warmed up a bit – think of me – snow falling, temps in the 20’s – I’m sure you’ll forget all about 48 feeling cold!!” and I started running hard. I took the first three miles easy to warm up my tight and sore legs. My legs are real sore the front part of my hammys are killing. I think it is from all the squats we did in class on Monday. Once the legs were warmed up I picked up the pace and shredded off 5 minutes of my turn around time.

Time: 44:55
Distance: 5.08 miles
Avg Pace: 8:49
Max pace: 6:30
Total Calories burned:602

My goal is to beat my mileage last month, at least run 50 miles!
In January when I start training for Boston I know I will start piling on the miles big time!

When I got home I made a bowl of Cranberry Christmas Oats:

The combo:

1/2 c oats
1 c unsweetened soy milk ( I like hemp better)
a dash of pumpkin spice
a dash of Cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder
1/2 banana
handful of dried cranberries
handful of Zoe’s granola cranberry currents
handful of flax seed
1/8 cup sliced almonds
spoonful of Barneys Butter! man I missed this in TN:)

I love all the crunchiness! I also had the last small slice of my whole wheat french toast casserole. As you can see I had one more cup of coffee but this one was black.


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Today is my daddy’s birthday( HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD) and my friend Justin’s!!! It is also the day I ran my first marathon in 2005! For my dad’s birthday we are having him over for an elegant dining experience with my brothers:) So I need your help! I want to make this a very special birthday dinner, I am coming up with a menu and going all out! Do you have any ideas what I should make?! I would appreciate anything!


My goal is to get all the Christmas cards in the mail by Saturday. Seeing that we haven’t taken any pictures I am not sure that will be possible but hubby and I were thinking about just putting Bosco on our card and saying HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM THE MCCORMICK’S, keeping it short and simple. I know family’s sometimes just send out cards with their kids on it, and sense Bosco is our baby I thought why not he is cuter then the both of us…lol…what do you think?

Tonight I have so much to do!

Check list

  1. take pictures of all the goodies I am sending to the POTM winners!
  2. make a NEW chicken pot pie recipe
  3. clean the house for tomorrows group
  4. work on Christmas cards
  5. make dads birthday dinner menu

The plan is to get home start a fire drink some of my NEW hot tea, and get to busy!!!! Have a wonderful Wednesday! OH and don’t forget to send in your recipes to for the CreatYourOwn Cookbook Contest!!! I don’t have too many submissions so everybody has a fare chance!

Here is my NEW tea!!!


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