Just A Big Kid

Sometimes, I wish I could go back to Kindergarten!

Remember nap time, recess, fun snacks, and no tests? That’s the life right there…oh and it sort of describes my afternoon!

I ate a big girl lunch of leftover chili with Kashi crackers. This chili recipe is so amazing. I’m usually not a huge fan of random combos, but this might have changed my whole outlook. No joke.


Later, I snacked on a pear while I studied for Environmental process design…(aka poop sanitation class).


I then proceeded to doze off at my desk for approx 2.5 hours. I accidently slept through my 6:00 class, and woke up around 6:30 pm. OOPS!!! 

Nap time! It’s funny how in Kindergarten I HATED nap time, but now I desperately wish I had it!! Oh the Irony.

After nap time, I made some ants on a log- celery, PB, and raisins. I wanted to keep with my elementary school theme.


Why don’t I make this more often? It’s actually quite yummy!


Oh, did I mention that I also rocked my youth choir t-shirt from 3rd grade today? It’s the softest most comfy thing ever. I love it!


For dinner, I wanted to use up the eggplant I bought the other day at the farmer’s market. I was REALLY craving carbs, and I was pretty hungry this afternoon so I went with pasta!


I cubed half an eggplant, and sauted it in a pan with a drizzle of EVOO  and minced garlic. I then added in a can of organic diced tomatoes. Meanwhile, Jason made some whole wheat thin spaghetti and grilled chicken on the George Foreman grill.


We made some extras to eat for leftovers this week! The meal combo turned out quite tasty!

Jason isn’t an eggplant fan, so he left that out of his, and used cheese instead. LOL. Typical Jason.


Even though I napped today, I’m still pretty tired. I think I need more than 6.5  hours of sleep at night, especially with all the running I do!  Maybe I will add snack breaks as well as nap and recess into my daily routine.

It’s been a good day.


What do you miss most about being a kid? I miss playing outside with the neighborhood kids, making obstacle courses, riding bikes, and going to dance class.

❤ MegaNerd

P.S. Dark chocolate Peanut m&m’s are addicting! 😀


Pre-Race Checklist

I think I’m  ready for tomorrow’s 15k!!

I made a little checklist for myself, to make sure I got it all done. Let’s see how I did, shall we?


Pre-Race Checklist

  • Carbs- check!

…a pear


vanilla soy milk


Honey Graham Clif Z-bar


  • iPod with 15k Playlist- check!


  • Running outfit- check!


  • Shoes, fitted with D-Tag timing chip- check!


  • Race number, map, and directions- check!


  • Charge Garmin- check!


  • Set out pre-race fuel and water- check!


  • Properly hydrate LOL- check!


  • Fill my belly with delicious dinner (aka… more carbs!)- check!


(chicken and sweet potato dumplings!)


Soo good!

  • Complete top secret baking adventure with Meghann and eat mystery dessertcheck! check!!

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  • Blog- check!


  • Set alarm for 5:00 AM (Caitlin, NOT pm!!!)


  • Head to bed early- check!


Anyone else racing tomorrow? Good Luck!!


Be sure to check back tomorrow for an official race re-cap!

❤ MegaNerd