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Monday, August 18, 2014

Long run exceptions and comfort a chip

I ran my longest run since the Boston Marathon (April 21, aka the last time I ran before I finally stopped running on my stress fracture) on Saturday. I ran 16 miles of the Big Cottonwood marathon course with Janae. If you know me, you know I'm a very solitary runner. But there are some exceptions. And Janae is most definitely one of them.

My little support crew kept us hydrated with several water stops along the way, which were also great photo ops. And they had chocolate milk for us when we finished.

This course is one of my favorite places to run. Saturday it did not disappoint. I was really glad we ran the new section of the course. The course has changed quite a bit from last year and will almost feel like a different race because of the changes. Saturday really helped prepare me mentally for an out and back stretch that is new this year.

Today is the first day of school for my girls! I miss them already. I'm not sure how summer is already over. It went by crazy fast!! They were both pretty nervous. Princess Grace couldn't fall asleep until almost 9:30 last night because she kept thinking of things that were making her more and more nervous. But she has an amazing teacher this year, so I'm confident it will be a great year for her, which she needs after a challenging 2nd grade year! Ellie Bean was full of silly energy all morning until the ride to school, during which she didn't say one word. She has her cousin and several friends in her class and a fun teacher, so once she gets over the first day of school jitters and adjusts to being there all day, I'm sure she'll do great!

And because it seems like no post is complete without some inclusion of food, here's today's food addition. I taste tested the new Lay's flavors over the weekend. I don't like mangoes but heard the Mango Salsa was really good, so I tried it with an open mind. It tastes way too much like mango and not enough like salsa for me. I couldn't even eat a second chip. The cappuccino has a very strong initial taste with a cinnamony sweet aftertaste. They were okay but not something I'd buy again. The Wasabi Ginger were good; kind of a strange flavor on a chip. And they have a pretty good kick. They were the best of the three. But my hands down favorite is:

I ate a single serving size (not the party size like in the picture, although I don't think it would be a problem tackling a bag that size) in minutes. Scott only got maybe two chips before they were gone.

These are next on my taste test to-do list!! I loved the Marshmallow Krispy Oreos they had last year but can't find them anywhere anymore. Maybe these will be a new favorite. I'll let you know once I hunt some down!

What is your favorite flavor of Oreo?
Are you a solitary runner or do you like to run with friends?


  1. Oh the girls look adorable! I am so scared to taste any of those foods! I'm so picky! Lol!

    1. If you like bacon, the Bacon Mac 'n' Cheese chips are worth trying!

      And thanks! I can't believe they are back in school already :-(

  2. I am so jealous of all your awesome food! We only really have regular, double stuff, white and chocolate covered oreos here, I don't think I've ever seen any other flavours. But I don't mind because NOTHING will ever beat ordinary old oreos for me, they are amazing. I try not to buy the big packs or they'll be gone in one night! I'd love to run with friends but none of my friends really run so I can't right now - I'm gonna try and find a running club or something though and try it out.

    1. I like trying the new Oreo flavors, but nothing quite compares to Double Stuf!

      I hope you find a great running club. Let me know how it goes if you do!!

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    1. If you do, let me know where! I checked two different grocery stores today!

  4. New oreos I haven't tried!!?? Blasphemy. I make it a point to try every kind. I will be hunting them down too.

  5. AGGHH I try not to even go down the cookie aisle because i could eat them all. Double stuff still wins the day

  6. I'm a solitary runner but would love to get some long runs with friends some time (I can never find anyone who wants to run with me).
    Our favorite Lay's flavor is the Garlic Cheese Bread. Fave Oreo flavor is Reese's Peanut Butter--seriously, so good!


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