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Things my Dad has taught me about running

I don’t think I would be the runner I am today if my Dad wasn’t the runner he is. Growing up, I wanted to be just like him. I would wear his marathon medals around the house. Ride my bike along with him on long runs. And when I went out for track in junior high, he was right there to run those first miles with me. I have learned lots of running rules from Dad over the years and I thought I would pass on the ‘knowledge!’

And today is his BIRTHDAY!! Happy Birthday Dad. Smile 

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During my 1st marathon – Green Bay 2008. Dad ran from mile 11-25 with me! Best. Marathon. Ever.

1. It’s ok to take a DWA. DWA = designated walking area. When I was first starting out with running, I was going to join the junior high track team and planned to do distance running. So, to get in shape, I started running. Dad would come with me and I still remember those early runs. He would tell me that it doesn’t matter how fast you go or if you need to walk as long as you put in the miles. It was one of the best first running lessons I could have learned. Now, over 15 years later, I don’t beat myself up if I need a quick breather or don’t run the pace I thought I should .. .as long as I got out there and put in the miles, that’s really all that matters. And it is always ok to walk up the last part of a steep hill – that’s usually where the DWAs hide out. Winking smile And if there isn’t one there, look out for one after you get to the top!

2. You always feel better after a run –> along the same lines as you never regret a workout.  Unless you are talking about my 2nd marathon in Green Bay, WI –> and in that case, this does not apply. Worst. Marathon. Ever.

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during my 2nd marathon – Green Bay 2009

3. The weather is always better after a run. Whether it is hot or cold out, it never seems as bad after you have been out for an hour long run in it.

4. Go for a run, you’ll figure it out. doesn’t matter what it is. just go.

5. Helps with your waistline, especially for Holidays. . . you have to stop eating a few hours before your run. And you can’t eat while running. . . prevents you from grazing all day long and not being hungry for dinner.

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6. If you have to lie down, you should probably be checked for mono. Ahhh – there was one epic summer where my energy was just zapped. And one particular run where I stopped before the turnaround and told Dad that I was going to walk for a few minutes and he should go to the turnaround and then come back and I would be ready to go again. When he came back, I was totally laying down on the grass, because I was so tired! And yup – I had mono!

7. Fritos –> the perfect after marathon snack. Salty, crunchy, perfection.

8. Buy ugly shoes. Well, not really. Basically, the point was, it doesn’t matter what your shoes look like, they have to feel good as soon as you put them on. Seriously, this one was a hard one – try explaining to a teenage girl that it doesn’t matter what your shoes look like! But one of the best lessons.

9. It’s always better with a dog. So. true.

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10. What happens on a run, stays on a run. Much like Vegas, long runs seem to bring out more stories than you thought possible. . . and it is probably better if they stay with that run. Winking smile 

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Thanks Dad for all the miles. . . looking forward to lots more.

And Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a great day. Looking forward to celebrating with pound cake, strawberries and whipped cream. .. mostly the whipped cream! Winking smile 

**Blogger get-together for Sunday June 2nd has been CANCELLED!** Stay tuned for another one coming up based on blogger availability. Make sure you are following me on Twitter for updates!!**

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Social Media Buttons

Notice anything new on Running4Cupcakes?

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I have cute pink social media buttons!!

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I know, not a big deal for some, but I have been jealous of other people’s for a while, and finally decided to figure out how to do them myself.

And it wasn’t as hard as I was anticipating and if I can do it, so can you!

So, if you have a blog, and would like to add social media buttons to your site, here is what I used. . .

Olivia at My Favourite Things wrote a post on How To: Add Social Media Icons to Your Blog. I pretty much followed her directions.

Step 1 is to get a set of buttons and I just Google image searched “Free Pink Social Media Buttons” and found a set that I liked and kindly asked Amarie (at TMW graphics & designs) to send me the files.

The only other thing I found was with email. . . I had to make a few adjustments to the HTML code. . . so use this one. . .
–> To link to email, fill in the “Your Website Address” like this,
”mailto:running4cupcakes@gmail.com”

Also, her directions are for blogger. .  . for WordPress. . . it is pretty easy. Just go to your ‘dashbboard.’ Under Appearance –> widgets –> text box –> that’s where you will enter the HTML code.

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And now it is super easy to make sure you are following me on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest!! Smile

**I never heard from one of the Feetures! giveaway winners. . . so drumroll please. . . the new winner is –>

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Katie M!! Please email me at running4cupcakes@gmail.com Smile

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Weekend Update: Chicago Birthday weekend

We just got home from a long weekend traveling! We headed to Chicago on Friday. Wedding in Chicago on Saturday. Back to Wisconsin to the Lake on Sunday. And back home today. I am tired and there is a ton of laundry to do, but it was a really fun weekend.

We drove to the Lake on Thursday night to drop off Abby and Luke with my family. . . car dessert was needed!!

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Friday afternoon we drove down to Chicago.

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And only got stuck in traffic for about 45 minutes!

The last time I got stuck in traffic just outside of Chicago on my way to visit Scott at Purdue in Indiana, I was stuck for 2+ hours, so I was totally anticipating the worst! But, we made it. Checked into the hotel. Took quick showers and headed out to dinner. You could just see a little bit of Lake Michigan from our window.

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My friend, Beth, told me about this really good burger place called Kuma’s Corner. The wait was about 45 minutes, but we were able to snag seats at the bar right away. The music was crazy loud. But it was one awesome burger (The Iron Maiden). Pretzel roll, lots of toppings. Drool. No pictures because it was crazy dark.

Saturday we got up and had breakfast with Jared –a friend of Scott’s from high school who was also one of Scott’s groomsman in our wedding. He was in town for the wedding too. Per the hotel’s concierge’s recommendations, we hit up Wildberry, which was right across from Millennium park.

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When they bring you this plate of syrup and butter before your meal comes – you know it is going to be good!!

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I had the highly recommended (via Yelp) berry bliss pancakes and they were ah-mazing. We had good food and good conversation. Smile 

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Afterwards, we hit up Millennium park. Had to go check out “The Bean.”

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And then we walked the Magnificent mile. And did some shopping too. Winking smile 

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We tried to get some pizza for lunch, but after being told the wait was about 2 hours, we went in search of something else and ended up at this place.

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I had never had Asian buns before – they were interesting. The pot stickers were really good!

We also had some afternoon snacks.  . .

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Then, it was wedding time! It was a beautiful ceremony and reception. And I got to finally wear my new dress!

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After a night of catching up with friends and some dancing and of course, cake (well, cupcakes). We slept in on Sunday and then went for a run. It was perfect weather. 55 degrees and the sun was shining. 3.1 miles for my 31st birthday!

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In my new lululemon shorts! Birthday present from Scott and Luke!!

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We stopped on our way out of town for some Chicago deep dish pizza – and it did not disappoint.

And we made our way back to the Lake.

Of course had to stop for my free birthday drink from Caribou!!

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Birthday dinner, cake and presents. It was a really great 31st birthday!!

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Monday was pretty low key. We just hung out. Laura came over with her new boyfriend, Tom. And they totally brought me Starbucks!!

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So, we hung out for a while. Played cards, went for a walk, played with Lukie, and fixed the dock before it goes into the water for the summer.

And we were up bright and early this morning, because Luke decided he didn’t want to sleep past 6am!

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But, that was ok because we had things to do. We took Abby to the vet to get her yearly checkup and shots. Everything checked out ok!

And then, stopped in the cities to have lunch with Scott’s parents and let Luke play for a while.

And, finally, back home. Where laundry is already piled up and ready to go. We have been busy bunnies and already have everything unpacked and put away. Luke is napping. And I am just waiting for him to wake up so we can go for a run together!

And now I totally feel out of the loop, because I had almost no internet access the whole time. $200+ hotel room in downtown Chicago and they want me to pay $15 for internet per day. . . ummm no. And then internet is spotty at best at the Lake and it just wasn’t working this weekend. So, what were you up? Catch me up?

**I still haven’t heard from one of the Feetures! giveaway winners. . . Marnie – you have 24 hours to email me @ running4cupcakes@gmail.com or I will pick another winner.

**Reminder to local bloggers – there will be a get-together THIS Sunday (June 2nd) at 2pm at Yogurt Lab at their Calhoun location – 3100 Excelsior Boulevard. Followed by a walk around the lake!! Follow me on Twitter for updates. And let me know if you are planning to attend!

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Lip sync–off

Have you guys seen this video of a lip sync off between John Krasinski and Jimmy Fallon??? Hilarious – especially when John does Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream! A perfect laugh for a Saturday!!

Lip sync-off with John Krasinski and Jimmy Fallon

 

And for more happy Saturday news. . . Feetures! giveaway winners.

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Ladies – please email me @ running4cupcakes at gmail dot com so I can get you your socks!!

We are in Chicago for a wedding this weekend! I have never been here so I am super excited. .. anything I have to do while we are there??? Then, we are taking a long weekend and stopping at the Lake for a few days. What are you guys up to for the long weekend??

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#fail

Not everything goes perfectly over here. . . I think we all try to put our best foot forward and post happy times, good pictures, etc. . . but this is real life here on Running4Cupcakes! And just so you can have a laugh, or avoid mistakes I have made, or learn from them – I thought I would share my recent #fails.

Fail #1
Remember when I made that super yummy fruit quinoa salad?

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Well, the recipe uses lime juice. And I had 2 super hard limes. But, I had remembered a tip I had learned to just put the lime in the microwave for a few seconds and it helps to get the juice flowing. Hmmm, sounds easy enough right. And it probably should have been. . . I did the first lime for about 15 seconds and it worked, a little, but still wasn’t ah-mazing. . . so I put the 2nd one in the microwave for longer (maybe 30 seconds – or more, I was trying to put this recipe together while feeding a baby breakfast and getting ready to go to Easter church). And the longer cooking time would have been fine, if, I would have let the lime sit for a little bit. . . but unfortunately, I cut right into that lime! The juice, which was now under pressure from being heated in the microwave went everywhere! The cabinets, the counter, my hair. .. and instead of helping me clean up – my husband, took pictures. Smile #limefail

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Fail #2

The idea sounded good. Put a pork loin in the crockpot, cover with root beer and cook until meat is falling apart. Scott loves Barq’s root beer, so I thought this would be right up his alley. It cooked, but the taste was just off. A little too sweet and not a good flavor. Now, in the recipes defense, it totally could have been the type of root beer we used . . . but I am not trying it again! #crockpotfail

Fail #3
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Our latest foot/handprint craft with Luke. The inspiration was caterpillar . . . from pinterest. And it just didn’t work. I think we didn’t put the handprints close enough together.  .. It’s still cute, but it doesn’t look like a caterpillar – maybe another insect or Scott thinks a Chinese dragon. #handprintfail

Fail #4
So, this one isn’t a total fail, but hear me out. . . we got a few audiobooks for our long road trip out to WY in March. One of them, which I had heard good things about, was The Kite Runner. Long story short, am I glad I listed to it? Yes*

**If I would have been reading the book, I would have never made it through the whole thing. I hardly ever stop a book once I start, and I know I would have stopped this one. The book starts out very slow with no apparent story line and the main character just keeps getting worse. A couple times I turned to Scott and said, really? is he really doing this? I kept waiting for the main character to do something right. . .  We had nothing else better to listen to on our 18 hours back to MN, so we listened to the whole thing. The story picks up towards the end and ends up being decent, but it was really hard for me (and Scott) to get through the first part of the book. My friend, Kourtney, told me there is a Kite Runner movie, which is (in her opinion) better because the story line goes faster. I’m on the fence if I am going to watch it. . . #bookfail

Have you had any #fails lately?? Please tell me I am not the only one!!

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Grocery Challenge: Week 3

Missed what’s up with my grocery challenge? Or last weeks update?

Another week down. . . only 12 days to go. But whose counting?

As I mentioned in my weekend update, I went to Trader Joe’s while I was in the cities this weekend. They had some decent prices on produce and fruit. I snagged some romaine hearts. I was limited in what I could get, because I was 90 minutes from home. I was able to store some things in my parent’s fridge and freezer, but I couldn’t stock up as much as if I just lived down the road from TJs. I ended up getting more “things I want to try” than actual staples. I needed lettuce and rolls for hamburgers, which I got. But I also picked up pesto filled tortellini, plantain chips, orange mandarin chicken, fire roasted bell peppers,  dried cherries, and a new to me LUNA bar – peanut butter cookie.
Total spent: $23.82.

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Which is a total victory. If I would not have been on a budget or keeping track of how much I spent because I only had $25 in cash – I probably would have spent way over $50 at least. . . I have a list now of things I want to try from TJs. Seriously, they have so many good things in that place.

So, on Saturday, we still had a few staples we needed to pick up. So, we headed to Sam’s Club and Cub Foods. Again, no coupons this week. I do have a $5 off $50 from Cub, but I wasn’t planning on spending $50 this trip- so saving that for June 1st!!

At Cub, we got cereal, water (for the Lake), tomatoes, and grapes (on sale).
Total spent: 21.03

At Sam’s, we got our usual milk, bananas, and strawberries. Total spent: 12.60.

Then, we had to stop at the liquor store because it is Summer Shandy season according to my husband, who I am pretty sure lives for Leinenkugels beer in the summer at the Lake.
Total spent: 12.03.

So, when we started this week, I had $70.76 to spend.

$70.76
-23.82 (TJs)
-12.03 (beer)
-12.60 (Sam’s)
-21.03 (Cub)
= $1.27

Whelp. . . only $1.27 left for 12 days!

My first response was to panic and maybe give up. But on second thought, I am already super proud of how awesome this grocery challenge is going and I feel like we have already saved a bunch of money this month and going forward. But I am not giving up! We have more than enough to get through the next 12 days, with the exception of milk. We may have to dig deeper into the pantry. And instead of just going to the store to pick up stuff for the Lake, I will bring things I already have at home. Thinking about maybe making cream cheese chicken chili! And we will be headed to Chicago next weekend for a wedding, so car snacks will be stuff we have already -no trip to Target to load up on their awesome trail mix selection. Sad smile So, I am trying to be optimistic right now, and planning for the best! But, I will keep you updated!!

Have you made any changes to your grocery buying? Any tips to share??

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The Melting Pot

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On Friday night my sisters (Laura and Jenny) and I went to The Melting Pot in Minneapolis for a sisters, girls night dinner. We had all gone together before when Jenny lived in Nashville a few years ago and had such a good time, that we decided to go again. Also, someone randomly mentioned that they were going there a few weeks ago and ever since then I have been dreaming about the chocolate fondue. .. and so of course, I needed someone to go with –> isn’t that what sisters are for?

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The night started off a little rocky with hitting traffic on a Friday night in Minneapolis, but we were still able to get there just about on time for our reservations at 6:15. . . Then, the lady informed us that we didn’t have a reservation. So I pulled up my email from the online confirmation reservation, only to realize that I had reserved it for the night before! Thankfully, they were still able to seat us right away. . . we had to sit at a table for 6, instead of 3, but it still worked out just fine! Thank goodness.

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Our server was awesome in explaining everything and giving us recommendations. It was totally fate because the morning after I emailed my sisters to see if they wanted to go, a Living Social deal popped up in my email for the Melting Pot. So, we were able to snag that and use it. . . which I think saved us about 30%.

Fondue is typically a 4 course meal: cheese, salads, meat and dessert. So, that is exactly what we did.

1st up: cheese! Our favorite of the night. .. even beat out the chocolate!!

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It was served with cubes of bread, raw veggies (carrots, cauliflower and broccoli) and granny smith apples.

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Next up, salads. We got 2 to share between the 3 of us. They were good, but next time I would just get more cheese instead of salad.

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Then, meat. We were allowed to pick 6 options from this list.

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We picked: salmon, potstickers, ravioli, 2 orders of filet mignon, and chicken.

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And the meat comes raw, and you cook it in the fondue pot, in a vegetable broth. There are also potatoes, mushrooms and broccoli with it. The highlight of the meat course was all the sauces they brought with it.

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The table favorite was a gorgonzola cheese sauce. . . I may or may not have even licked the little spoon out of that one. . .

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Finally, dessert! I think we were all really looking forward to this one! We got the Flaming turtle.

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And it came with lots of little things to dip in it. ScreenHunter_44 May. 18 07.11
My favorite was just using the spoon. Winking smile

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We were very surprised when we got up to leave and realized we had been there for over 2 1/2 hours! It didn’t seem like that long. .. but I guess that is what happens when you have good food and great company. It has also been a while since we have all seen each other so there was a lot of good catching up! But of course there was some time for some shenanigans. . .

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Overall, it was a great meal. If you ever go and it is your 1st time – you should do all 4 courses for the experience. However, next time we go, we are just getting cheese and chocolate – and lots of it!!

**Did you enter the Feetures! giveaway? Ends tomorrow at midnight!!

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Weekend Update: 5/19/13

I went for a 5 mile run with Sue on Summit Ave. (one of my running favs!)

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And just as we were both commenting what nice weather it was for a run, it started to sprinkle. . . then rain, then downpour. And then we turned around and realized we had been running with the wind and the rain. To say we were soaked, would be an understatement.

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But we had a good run! And it was nice to catch up – I don’t think I have seen her since the Winter Carnival Half Marathon. Thanks for the run Sue!

Then, I had about an hour to kill before I had to pick Scott up from a training session he was at. . . so I took my wet self to wander around at Trader Joe’s.

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You guys were right, they have some decent prices on items. But, there are impulse buys around every corner! More details coming in this weeks grocery challenge update but spoiler, I only spent $23.82. . .which I thought was a total victory based on the amount of things I wanted to get/try! BTW – has anyone had their curry sauces?

Then, an awesome dinner with my sisters at The Melting Pot in Minneapolis. Full review of our fondue dinner this week!

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Saturday was filled with errands and chores around the house. And some baking! When I saw this recipe for salted caramel chocolate chip cookie bars from Taylor at Greens & Chocolate last week, I knew I had to make them this weekend!! The perfect mix of chocolate, caramel and salt.

And finished off Saturday night with some TV time and Laura painting my toenails. . . She does a much better job than I ever could. Winking smile

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Sunday started with Chobani Perfect Pancakes . . .Abby is such a good helper cleaning our the yogurt containers.

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Seriously though, have you guys ever made these pancakes – the Chobani yogurt makes them so light and fluffy!

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Followed by an awesome BODYPUMP class – that Laura came to!

Then, more stuff around the house. Hanging out with Laura and watching Luke run around. Fro yo!

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Mom and Dad came down to hang out. Dad, Abby and I went for a run. And then out to dinner.

Like usual, I am totally bummed that the weekend is over.. .  but man, it was a great weekend filled with family, food, and running. You can’t get any better than that!!

What were you up to??

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Friday favorites: 5/17/13

Oh man I have the best weekend coming up. .. tonight I am having dinner with my sisters at The Melting Pot – gooey cheese and chocolate fondue –>YES! Then, on Saturday hanging out with the family. Luke is at such a fun age to play with, so I really look forward to spending time just hanging out with him. Saturday night, Laura, is going to come down. We are going to grill – Bacon cheeseburgers!! and I am planning some baking too. Winking smile Sunday morning –> BODYPUMP!! And then my parent’s are coming down to hang out and go out to dinner. So, busy weekend coming up and I am super excited!!! And I don’t even care that it is supposed to rain ALL weekend. ..

Here are some of my favorites from the past week. . .

This way of cooking the perfect chicken breast that I learned from Iowa Girl Eats. . .
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1. Pound out chicken to uniform thickness between two sheets of plastic wrap
2. Season really well with salt and pepper
3. Cook in a medium-high pan
4. About 4 minutes per side – until browned and cooked through

I love this planner. . .it is just from Target. (Blue Sky).

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But I love that it is pink. Has monthly tabs. And extra pages in the back for notes and blog stuff! I have tried to use my phone to keep track of everything, but I just like regular pen and paper –> especially colored pens!! Winking smile

These socks from Feetures!

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I wear them all. the. time. I am literally wearing them right now. It is ridiculous! BTW did you enter my giveaway to win a pair of Feetures! socks?

My husband.. .  I really don’t talk about how awesome he is nearly enough. Smile

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He is definitely one of my favorites! And especially because he could laugh this morning about the fact that last night I woke him up, to ask him if he was awake, to go take care of the baby. .. which he did! I don’t think I was his favorite person after that last night, but we both laughed about it when this morning I said “BTW, sorry about last night!”

The “My Panera Card” from Panera. . . it gets you free rewards. If you don’t have one, just ask for one the next time you go. This week –> a free caramel skim latte.

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A perfect Thursday pick-me-up!! And did you hear? The Strawberry poppy seed salad is back for summer. . . only the best salad ever!!

Any favorites from the week??? Any big plans for the weekend?

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Running wardrobe (+ Feetures! giveaway!)

I am always interested in what other bloggers wear to run or workout. I have found some really good new clothes that way. Meals and Miles did a good post on running shorts –> which inspired me to check out Lululemon for running shorts and now they are my favorite pair and what I wear for 90% of my runs. Becky at Olives ‘n’ Wine did a nice post on what running gear she got in her most recent Ellie box. So, in the interest of spreading the love, here is my usual running gear!

Side note – I wear slightly different things to teach aerobics (i.e capris instead of shorts) than to go running and if there is interest, I can do a post on that. . .

First up: shorts. . . these are the Lululemon shorts that I just love! Comfortable, wide waistband, doesn’t ride up. Pockets!

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The tank in the above picture is from Lululemon as well. . . I promise, I did not mean to be a lululemon commercial in this post. . . but it is probably the tank I wear most often to run. However, I am still searching for that “perfect” running tank. Any suggestions???

I have like 6 of these sports bras – Nike Pro with Dry Fit. They fit perfect and keep everything in place. Winking smile 

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I love these socks by Thorlo. Thick padding in the toe box and heel. Comfy. And pink!

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I tried a new running sock recently from Feetures! I was sent a pair of their Elite Ultralight socks to try out. These are different from my usual socks because they have no padding at all and  is definitely a more performance-based sock.

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From the Feetures! website and packaging. . .

Better fit. Better feel. Better run.
Sock- lock support system.
Anatomical right and left foot deign enhances fit to help eliminate blisters
Ultra thin construction takes up minimal room inside the shoe
The perfect toe (no irritating toe-seam)
iWick fibers wick moisture to keep feet dry and odor-free
The Power arch provides targeted support where it’s needed most

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My thoughts:

First impression – the color – PINK! It is a nice bright pink and I love it. I also love the bright blue toe. First thoughts after putting them on: they fit nice. They conformed to my foot and felt really light. I liked the front and back tabs at the top of the sock that helped to pull them on. I also liked the fact that they were marked R and L for a better fit. After a 5 mile run, no chaffing, no blisters, no sore areas. They didn’t move at all. And my feet didn’t seem very sweaty after I took them off.

A few negatives: if you don’t like minimalist socks, then you wouldn’t like this particular sock (ultra light no show tab – they do have other options with ‘light’ padding). It is really very light and there is no padding. Some people might like this and some probably wouldn’t. Also, they call out that they are a USA company, which they are – a family owned and operated in North Carolina – however, the socks are manufactured in Vietnam. Again, not a big deal for some people, but just wanted to let you know! And they try to be totally open about using global resources to ensure that they have the best materials, manufacturing and quality.

Overall I would give these socks a solid B. I really liked the color and the fit and they did really well on my test run!

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I let the kind people at Feetures know that while I liked the Ultralight socks, they were a little too minimalist for my taste. So, they kindly sent me their light cushion socks to check out. I tried out the light cushion high performance and light cushion elite (below).

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And I am in love. sock love that is. I have a new favorite pair of socks to wear running, but also just in general. Now, I am always skeptical about bloggers who do reviews of free products and gush about how awesome product x, y, or z is. . . and I will always promise to give you my 100% honest opinion here on Running4Cupcakes. . . so, when I say I am in sock love. it is the total. honest. truth.

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These 2 pairs of light cushion are the 1st ones I pull out of the drawer now. And I will have to be honest, when I realize they are in the laundry because I wore them for the past 2 days already, I might be a little sad, and I went crazy when I thought Luke had “put” them away and I couldn’t find them. I have never had this issue with socks before. I mean I have a favorite pair of yoga pants, PJ bottoms, jeans, but a favorite pair of socks, really? really? Yup. Really. Smile So, obviously I give the light cushion an A+. They stay in place during an hour of teaching body pump and a 5 mile run. And they keep up with me while chasing Luke around the house!

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Almost immediately after putting on these socks, I had to send this tweet!

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The kind people at Feetures! have offered to give 2!! Running4Cupcakes readers a pair of Feetures! socks.

There are 4 ways to enter. Please make sure to leave a separate comment below for each entry.

1 –> leave a comment below telling me which Feetures! Brand socks you like best.

2 –> Follow Feetures! and Running4Cupcakes on Twitter.

3 –> Follow Feetures! and Running4Cupcakes on Facebook.

4 –> Tweet the following with a link back to this post:
I want to win a pair of @Feetures socks from @runs4cupcakes *insert link*

The contest closes at midnight on May 21st and I’ll announce the winner shortly after. If I don’t hear from the winner within 48 hours, I’ll pick someone new.

Good luck!

**I was provided with Feetures! socks for free, but the opinions in this post at 100% my own. And always will be!

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