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Friday, March 15, 2013

5 Things Friday!

Happy Friday!!

  I'm having a little trouble coming up with 5 things, must've been a slow week...but I'll do my best!

1. As you know, I'm running the Chicago Marathon. I'm so ridiculously excited, I just felt like I needed to mention it again. Sorry! I promise I won't talk about it all the time!

2.  I don't know why I just discovered Edamame. I made it with soy sauce. It is amazing. I could pretty much eat it every day!

3. Today I got the honor of making Iced Oatmeal Raisin Cookies for Brian Head Welch. If you don't know, he used to be the guitarist for Korn. A few years ago he became a Christian, and started a new band called Love and Death. You can hear a few minutes of his story here. It's amazing! My honey has become friends with him and they'll be hanging out after his show tonight. He's always on the road, and never gets home baked things, so I made him some cookies. :)

4. Remember my 30 Day Vegan Challenge? Well, it lasted 10 days. It was HARD! My 3 week juice fast was easier than that! I think the hardest part was trying to find food that didn't have eggs and dairy in them. I do plan on staying vegetarian though. Ever since giving up meat a couple years ago, even though I had started eating it again, I still couldn't eat it without thinking "this animal used to be alive", and other things!!

5. The Bahamas! I am dying to go back here, and on another cruise again! I don't think we'll go on the Carnival again though. I want warm weather SO bad!

That's all, folks! My plans for the weekend are an 18 mile run tomorrow, my sister's baby shower, dinner with my family, then celebrating St. Patty's day with a girlfriend at an awesome little blues/jazz bar on Sunday!

What are you doing this weekend?
What are your 5 things? Or 1 or 2?
Do you like Edamame?


  1. I love edamame! They make microwavable packs perfect for taking to work and heating up.

    I plan to get some miles this weekend and paint! : )

    1. I didn't know they make microwavable packs! I must find them!
      Have a good weekend! :)

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  3. Good luck with your upcoming marathon! I don't know personally how hard it is to run a marathon or even a 5K, but my husband tells me all about it and he loves doing them especially through Team-In-Training! He just finished the San Diego Half Marathon and is planning on doing sprints for several triathlons this summer.

    My plans this weekend: painting some walls that need touch up in the house and deciding what washing machine to buy to replace our old one that just broke last night!

    Stopping by from Aloha Hop and a new follower of yours!

    Jessica Come stop by sometime!

    1. Hey Jessica! That's awesome that your hubby does his runs through Team in Training. I'm considering doing a Tri someday...but I don't know for sure!
      Hope you have a great weekend and good luck finding a new washing machine! :)

  4. Love the Bahamas, too! My hubby and I don't care for cruising but we are going to fly directly to the Bahamas for 5 days for my bday. Can't wait! I just returned from warm and sunny Arizona. I loved running every morning and watching the sunrise and then going out again to watch the desert sunsets. They are priceless! I'm back in cold and gloomy DC, but Spring is around the corner. Yay! So excited for you and the Chicago Marathon! Will it be your first full? Have fun with your long run today. Doing ours tomorrow because of red-eye jet lag.

    1. Wow, what a wonderful birthday present! It's cold and gloomy here today too. I'm SO ready for Spring! My first full is in 5 weeks! I'm running the Carmel Marathon, in Indiana. Hope your long run goes well!

  5. Love edamame! Haven't had it in a while, though. Need to add it to my shopping list. :-)

    Great pic of you on the cruise!

  6. How cool about Brian Head Welch! I love hearing about salvation/transformation stories, it happies my heart. :) Don't feel bad about not completing the vegan challenge; it would be super difficult since animal products are used in what seems like everything. I admire you for sticking with vegetarian. Lately, I've really been contemplating it. Like you, it's hard to not picture a face with the food. :(

    1. I love hearing those kind of stories too. Being a vegetarian is pretty easy, but you're right, almost everything we eat has some kind of animal by product in it!

  7. That is so neat! I've never had a brush with a famous person =) I'll have to read his story. My only plan was a 17 mile run and I knocked that out yesterday!
    I'd love to hear more about running as a vegetarian!

    1. Wow, great job on your 17!! That's awesome! Honestly, I don't feel any different running as a vegetarian, than I did when I was eating meat. It's like my body didn't even notice it!

  8. Edamame... yes, please!

    It is tricky to find processed food sans milk and eggs. Especially since there are about a zillion forms of milk products in foods, too!

    1. Exactly! I had no idea there were so many different forms of milk products!

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