Food Staples & a giveaway!

Ever since I won the Wild Harvest Breakfast Showdown everyone has been asking what I was going to buy with my GIANT gift card.

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Thanks Caitlin :)

I’ll be honest, my list is sort of boring…

Produce
-Spinach

-Tomatoes

-Cucumbers

-Peppers

-Onions

-Banana’s

-Apples

-Berries

-Avocado

-Carrots

-Squash

-Sweet Potatos

-Asparagus

-Corn

Entrees
-Fish

-Turkey

-Beef

Everyday Items
-Oatmeal

-Lunch Meat

-Bread

-Peanut Butter

-Crackers

-Cheese

-MIlk

-Chocolate Squares

-Eggs

-Salsa

-Beans

-Granola

The $500 went a lot faster than I expected, but we have 3 mouths to feed, and you would be surprised how much the little one eats, today’s snack was half a butternut squash, HALF.

If you remember, for the breakfast showdown Wild Harvest sent each participant a box with 10 items to create a healthy breakfast.

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this is my winning dish!

The items were:
-Animal Crackers – the whole family loves these

-Peach Mango Salsa – I used to never eat salsa, now I put this on everything; eggs, chicken, salad, fish, I could go on.

-Applesauce

-Black Beans

-Raisins

-Creamy Peanut Butter!

-Cherry Vanilla Granola – um so good!

-Ginger – perfect for fall baking

-Cayenne Pepper

-coupon for eggs

And now you can win this very box, I know Wild Harvest products are not available everywhere, so you better enter so you can get your hands on those coveted animal crackers.

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Contest is open until October 10 at midnight EST.

Fundraising Winners & Playlist Thursday: Viewers Choice

First things first, the 4 giveaway winners, and SURPRISE I have one extra case of Carb Boom, so there are 5 winners.

If the winners do not want their winnings I will pick a new winner.

I want to apologize, this was supposed to go out yesterday afternoon, but I cut my finder open while trying to cut open a butternut squash and it hurt to type, thanks for bearing with me.

First Giveaway Package

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Winner – Caitlin and Shawn

Second Giveaway Package

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Winner – Johanna

Third Giveaway Package

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Winner – Walter

Local Giveaway Package

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Winner – Nick

Bonus Package!

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Winner – Team Bashley

If you still would like to donate you can still do that here!

Now onto Playlist Thursday!

I am linking up with Pavement Runner today. I LOVE his music posts, mostly because I am always looking for new running songs to add to my playlist, but because of the format of his posts.

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Today’s theme is: Viewers Choice. I have decided to pick slow songs. Slower songs that still make me move.

SOMETHING OLD

Artist: Ray LaMontagne
Title: You Are the Best Thing
Side Note: I used this song for B’s one year of life video. It makes me think of him, it makes me want to be better and healthier for him, and it makes me want to be a great role model.
Quotable: Oh because, you are the best thing. You are the best thing. You are the best thing. Ever happened to me.

SOMETHING CURRENT

Artist: Demi Lovato
Title: Give Your Heart a Break
Side Note: I think this song speaks to me because it’s not so much about my heart as it is about giving myself a break on the criticism that I hand to myself.
Quotable: I know you’re scared it’s wrong. Like you might make a mistake. There’s just one life to live. And there’s no time to wait, to waste. So let me give your heart a break.

SOMETHING TO CONSIDER

Artist: Of Monsters & Men
Title: Little Talks
Side Note: I listened to this song ON REPEAT on the way to my first half-marathon.
Quotable: Though the truth may vary. This ship will carry. Our bodies safe to shore

Do you like to sparkle when you sweat?

As you all know I am running a half-marathon for Team in Training. In order to help with my fundraising, my favorite headband company, Sparkly Soul Headbands, has offered my friends, family and blog readers!

First, let me tell you, I have tried every headband on the planet, and this is the only one that will ALWAYS stay put on my head during short runs, long runs, strength training and cross training.

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wearing one of my favorite ones at the Color Me Rad


Sparkly Soul™ Headbands are really (yes, really!) non-slip …and sparkly! The patent pending design makes certain your headbands stay in place — no matter how intense your sports and fitness activity. It is the comfortable solution for all you athletic fashionistas! Functional and chic, they can be worn from the gym to the office to a night out. Sparkle It Up!

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Visit www.sparklysoul.com and enter in coupon code “KELLY” at checkout to receive a 10% discount and 15% of your entire order will be donated to My Leukemia & Lymphoma Society fundraising – the discount code will only be valid from July 30-August 6, 2012.

http://www.sparklysoul.com

If you place an order, leave me a message and you will be entered to win one free headband!

FLASH GIVEAWAY: DONATE FOR A CURE

As you all know I will be running my first half marathon on October 14 with Team in Training!

In order to make this happen I need help from everyone. Help to find a cure so that those who are living with a blood cancer can beat the disease and continue living their lives.

Want to help? Don’t have a lot of money? Here is a challenge.

Donate $7, yup just $7, to my page. My long run this week is 7 miles, so I am only asking for $7. That is one drink out with your friends, two cups of coffee, a cheap diner breakfast.

If you donated more than $7 you get more entries! Every $7 you donate is ONE entry!

What do you get? If you donate before midnight EST tonight you will get a pack of one thick and one thin of Sweaty Bands ($33 value) and one tube of nuun ($8 value).

If you donate by midnight on sunday EST you get the pack of Sweaty Bands.

A little information on the products, Sweaty Bands are a no slip headband, you can even wear them during your workout and out with friends! They were featured on the Today Show! Check that out here:

Nuun is hands down one of my favorite hydrating products. It is an electrolyte tablet that you put in your water. It has no sugar or carbs, and is a little carbonated. For me personally, I hate the taste of some refueling beverages because they are too sweet. Nuun you can dilute as little or as much as you’d like, and the carbonation really helps settle my stomach.

If you already donated you are in the running for the first prize.

Help us find a cure and donate today!

Also, you will get more fun pictures like this :)

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Motivation

I have a lot of motivation when it comes to losing weight. Feeling fit and being healthy for my family is number one. Vanity obviously plays a small role. But the other part, one that I don’t tell many people, in fact I haven’t really told anyone. Is that I want to be a runner. I want to be great at this.

I know being great doesn’t mean being the best and I never except to be the best, but I want to be better than I am right now.

Right now it’s about getting on the treadmill and just running, as a side note I think I am one of the very few people who really don’t mind treadmill running. THere are days when I just am tired, the baby was up every hour and during nap time, the last thing I want to do is run, but I do it. Beacause if I don’t I will regret doing nothing.

Some of the motivation for getting on the treadmill.

Another big motivation tool is prizes. Toni of Running, Loving, Living is hosting a virtual 3.5 mile run for her birthday and blog anniversary and there are prizes to be run. This contest ends on Friday, so get out there or on your treadmill and get your 3.5 miles done.

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Are you a treadmill runner or do you hate it?