I’m Still Here!

Sorry for the radio silence for the past few weeks. I’m still here and I’ve been very busy with work. I know I owe you a race review and some updates. I’ll be back tomorrow to get you all caught up. but here is a small preview in case you missed my post on Facebook.

Me and mickey wdw marathon 2015

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2014 Year In Review

2014 was a great year!

I had a lot of things going on and I definitely was more active both physically and blogging then I have been in the past. I started to slack after my race in October, but I picked it up a bit when I started PiYo. I’m focused on getting back on track this year!

January

donaldmedal2014I ran my third Walt Disney World Half Marathon with Run GKTW. I also volunteered at Give Kids the World Village with my teammates as part of the Extreme Village Makeover.

February

57f1c-princesshalfmedalsI ran the Enchanted 10K and my 6th Princess Half Marathon, maintaining my Perfect Princess status and completing the Glass Slipper Challenge.

March

lionMy mom visited and we had some fun visiting the parks. Who doesn’t love seeing animals up close?

April

Looking back over the blog, April was filled with posts, but I didn’t write much about what I was doing during the month. I shared a fun flashback story about a road trip I took during college. April was the month when I finally bit the bullet and register for my first major triathlon.

May

I started swimming again. I signed up for US Masters Swimming and joined a local Masters team that trains in Celebration and I realized how much I miss swimming and what a difference it makes to my mental well-being when I am able to train regularly.

piemonte-trioI went to the Epcot After Hours Wind Down with some friends. It was so nice to hang out with friends and enjoy the delicious food and wine that was part to the late night party in Epcot.

June

64b2b-slideWe headed back to Disney’s Vero Beach Resort for Rob’s birthday for a fun beach vacation.

July

luckys-beachI went to Lucky’s Lake for my first open water swim. And I enjoyed a night out with the Central Florida Ladies Bloggers at LongHorn Steakhouse.

August

point-judith-lighthouseWe took a last minute trip to Rhode Island and spent a couple days sailing and eating delicious seafood.

September

iron-girl-tri-clermontI finally did my first triathlon after making a last minute decision to get up and do the Iron Girl Triathlon.

October

Hang Loose in front of the VAB http://whomerun.com

Just because your equipment fails you doesn’t mean you can’t have any fun!

I “completed” the Rocketman Florida Triathlon despite some bike issues.

November

Ice signI started PiYo and tried out CrossFit for the first time. And ran my second Space Coast Half Marathon. I was lucky enough to be able to visit Ice! at the Gaylord Palms for the first time.

December

I continued working out with PiYo and unfortunately had to take a bit of a break from blogging when my laptop took a nose dive, but I managed to get another one!

How was your year?

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Space Coast Half Marathon Race Report

I’m so sorry to have been absent from the blog this month. I was dealing with computer issues and lots of time spent at work and fundraising. Now I have a new computer and as of today, I met my fundraising goal. I promise to get back to blogging regularly now!

I was so excited to run my second Space Coast Half Marathon the Sunday after Thanksgiving. I drove out to Cocoa to pick up my bib on Saturday. I was able to hang out with friends before heading home to rest up for the race.

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Space Coast Bib

On Sunday morning I met Mel and her husband on Disney property and headed over to Cocoa for the race. The drive is about an hour for us. We stopped at Dunkin’ Donuts for a small breakfast before parking and heading to the start line.

The race doesn’t have corrals the way Disney or Rock n’ Roll races have. The half marathon starts 30 minutes before the marathon and everyone lines up near the Space Coast and Galloway pacers that have their estimated finish times. We ran into our friends who came into town for the race. We made our way back to the 3:00-3:15 area. I love that the start of the race includes a video of a launch on the screen.

We inched towards the start line after the launch and I quickly lost Mel and her husband, but I still had my friend Holly with me so we ran together for a while. The first 1/4 mile or so makes a few turns before heading on to the out and back portion of the course. Holly and I ran until we got through the turns and then I started my intervals. We hung together for the first mile or so and Holly decided to keep up with the pace group. I stuck with my 1:1 intervals for the next several miles.

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Sunrise over the Indian River

Somewhere around mile 2 I ran to the river’s edge to get this picture. While I was taking it I heard someone calling my name and saw that it was my friend’s Shalon and Doug. They are the crazy ones that convinced me to run the marathon next month. We chatted for a few moments before they took off. I remember a year ago when I was the fast one of our group. I didn’t see them again on the out and back course. I felt good during the entire first half of the race. There were several people around me who were doing intervals too and we kept leapfrogging each other. I made it a goal to try to get ahead of them and stay ahead of them. I was successful after about 5 miles and I managed to stay ahead of most of them until mile 11.

Less than 1/4 mile from the turn around point, I saw Holly again. I was surprised that she wasn’t that far ahead of me. I seriously thought she would be over a mile ahead of me by that point. The turn around was quick and easy and I was happy to be on my way back to the finish line.

I knew I was ahead of one of the 3:15 pace groups. I was feeling generally good. The pain that I had been experiencing in my calf was not there, but my hip was starting to get a little bit tight. I continued to follow my intervals and kept trying to mentally pick off the people ahead of me. There was one person that decided that they wanted to talk to me when I was doing my walk interval. She talked a lot, and fast! I finally did a double run interval to get ahead of her.

I passed Holly around mile 10 and somewhere close to mile 11.5 to 12 the leader of the marathon passed me. I had been doing a good job maintaining my intervals until mile 12 when the tightness in my hip and hamstring were too much and I skipped a running interval or two. When I did run, I definitely slowed down.

Looking at my splits I was actually doing great and I was on target for a PR until mile 10. If only my hip and hamstring hadn’t been a brat. I’ve since been working on stretching and strengthening it. We’ll see how it works next month at the marathon.

Space Shuttle Challenger Medal from 2014 Space Coast Half Marathon http://whomerun.com

Space Shuttle Challenger Medal

I was so happy to reach the park and I actually ran to the finish line unlike last year when I was just done. I saw some people that I had been leapfrogging as I was approaching the finish line. Of course, I had to turn on what speed I had and race past them to get to the finish!

Post Race Breakfast at Space Coast Half Marathon http://whomerun.com

Post Race Breakfast

I was pretty happy with my results since my training hadn’t been as consistent as it was the year before. I wasn’t as far off from my PR as I thought I would be.  Here are my splits:

Mile 1: 13:33
Mile 2: 14:23
Mile 3: 14:09
Mile 4: 14:05
Mile 5: 14:14
Mile 6: 14:25
Mile 7: 14:40
Mile 8: 14:38
Mile 9: 14:38
Mile 10: 15:43
Mile 11: 15:08
Mile 12: 15:08
Mile 13: 16:13
Mile 14: 15:58

I would have had a 4 minute PR if I had kept up my pace all the way through! Oh well, there is always next year!

Who else ran the Space Coast Marathon or Half Marathon? Are you doing the Intergalactic Challenge?

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Gifts for the Fitness Fanatic

It’s that time of year again. The gift giving season that encompasses Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza (is exchanging gifts part of the tradition?), and most importantly… my birthday! So I assembled a list of the best gifts for the fitness fanatic in your life (or for me if you want to get a present for me).

Gifts for the Fitness Fanatic 2014 http://whomerun.com

1) Race Registration

2014 Rocketman Triathlon Medal http://whomerun.com

2014 Rocketman Triathlon Medal

Let’s be honest, registering for all of those races isn’t cheap. What better way to show that you care then to pay for one of those registrations for your favorite athlete. I’m anxiously awaiting the official announcement for the Rocketman Tri. They have a probably date for the race, but they are waiting for all of the approvals before they are able to open registration. There are plenty of other races out there that I’m looking forward to doing, but Rocketman is #1 on my list. I have a score to settle with that bike course.

2) Subscription to their favorite magazine

I’ve had subscriptions to Runner’s World, Women’s Running and Health for the past year. a renewal of any of those subscriptions would make me happy. I think Health may actually be the best option for me since I focus on more than just running these days!

3) Socks

Runners can never have enough socks. Of course, the socks that runners use are not your normal everyday socks. Runners need moisture wicking socks and moisture wicking socks are not cheap. My current favorite socks are made by Feetures! They have extra support around your arch which feels amazing.

4) Rocktape

I recently threw out all my KT Tape. If it stuck is it was amazing, but most of the time it would start falling off with an hour. I did some research and found that many of my running friends were using RockTape. I ordered some and it stuck! I had it on my knee for 4 days and it wasn’t going anywhere. It worked just as well at KT Tape did, and I didn’t have to worry about it falling off.

5) Nuun

982bb-nuunI cannot begin to say how much I love Nuun. I first read about it on Emily’s blog many years ago and I tried it out at an expo not long after that. It is always in my bottles when I run or bike. For this weekend’s Space Coast Half Marathon I carried a bottle with me and drank it between the water stops. I only grabbed water at the water stops since I’ve realized that the overly sweet Gatorade upsets my stomach. I didn’t have any stomach issues during the race and the one bottle was just enough for me to have during a half marathon. I think for my upcoming marathon I will need to carry an extra tablet with me. My favorite flavors are Orange and Lemon-Lime. I have Triple Berry in the mix too.

6) Hand-held bottle

I used to have a little hand-held bottle. With all the moves I’ve made in the past 3+ years, the bottle was put away. I recently pulled it out and tried to take it for a run. The bottle was in good shape but the strap and the pocket that zippered shut, not so much. The zipper was stuck. Corroded and nasty. I had to toss it out. :( I could definitely use a new bottle. I’ve been carrying my Team in Training bottle, but having a strap would allow me to relax my grip a little bit. I really like the Nathan Quick Draw Plus Handheld Hydration Pack. It has a nice big pocket to put my keys and ID in and of course, it is available in purple.

7) A quilt made from their race shirts

I have so many race shirts. Too many. I would love to have a way to commemorate the races without filling up my closet with all the extra shirts. I know friend who have had quilts made from their shirts and I think that is a great way to preserve your shirts and have a neat way to show them all off too. One thing I may do is wait until I reach my 10th Princess Half Marathon before making those shirts into a quilt. I found Shirt Tales by Sarah on another blog but it looks like she isn’t taking any more orders for the holidays. I you are crafty, there are a lot of lots of ideas on Pinterest to make the quilt yourself. Hmm… it may be time to dig out the sewing machine.

8) Clothes

Runner Gift Ideas- The Show-Off by Champion http://whomerun.com

The Show-Off by Champion

I find it funny that I have an entire drawer of my dresser dedicated to fitness clothing. And it is full. And there are other items in my closet. Yet I don’t care. I would happily accept new running shorts, sports bras or tops without even hesitating. I even recently cleaned out a lot of what I already had and the drawer is still over flowing. I personally would love to have a few more pairs of shorts. I’m not a fan of the loose ones. I actually prefer wearing compression shorts since they don’t ride up on me. And it is definitely time to get more sports bras. I love my current bras, but I can’t find the style anymore. I found this style on the Champion Sports Bras website. I’ve had great luck with their bras in the past and I think this might be the next one to try out.

9) CrossFit Membership

I really enjoyed my CrossFit sessions and I plan on going back as soon as I have the money for it. If your fitness fanatic wants to try something different, how about signing them up for a month of CrossFit. I bet they will be addicted by the end of the month!

10) Fitness classes

There are so many different ways to get your sweat on. I have fitness ADD and love trying out all the different fitness class that are out there. I would love to try some of the trapeze classes that they offer here in Orlando. Or maybe some Bar classes. I would even love to go back to complete my black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Find out what your fitness fanatic is in to and get them a gift certificate for a class or two!

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WIN Detergent Review and Giveaway #SweatHardSmellGreat

With me exercising more than ever, I have more workout clothes to clean than ever. And those clothes don’t always smell the best even after they have been washed. I recently had the opportunity to review WIN Detergent. I was really excited when I was contacted about the review because I find that I my workout just never smell as fresh as the rest of my clothes. And I don’t want to be the stinky kid in the gym {CrossFit} class.

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WIN Detergent

WIN detergent is designed to remove sweat, oils and odors from all technical apparel. You can chose from original WIN or WIN GREEN. The GREEN version dye-free and fragrance free. The formula is hypoallergenic for sensitive skin. That is especially important to me since we usually use the “free” detergent for our regular clothes since we both have sensitive skin.

I tried both of the detergents that were sent to me and I love the way it worked my workout clothes. Everything smelled fresher and even though original WIN had a fragrance to it, I am happy to report that it was light and pleasant. It reminded me of how my clothes would smell after hanging them out on the line to dry.

The best testament for how well the detergent eliminates odors would have to be when I used it on my running belt and hat from the Rocketman Tri. The belt smelled horrible. It sat with the salt and other grossness from the Indian River on it for a few weeks and when I went to use it for a run, the smell was so bad that I decided to leave it at home. I actually filled up the sink with water and a cap full of detergent and put my belt and my Rocketman hat (which had been sitting in the same bucket as the belt and smelled equally as bad) into the sink to soak while I was out for my run. When I got home I rinsed them off and put them outside to dry. It saved them! I was about to throw out the belt since I thought I wouldn’t be able to get it clean.

Here is the exciting part! WIN gave me the opportunity to share their detergent with one lucky reader. One reader will receive a full sized bottle of each detergent, both the original and the GREEN. If you aren’t the lucky winner, or you just want to buy your own WIN detergent, you can use the coupon code WINGIVE1 to get $1 off your bottle.

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Be sure to follow WIN on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, or visit their website (and check out the video about why it works when your regular detergent doesn’t) for more information, or follow these hashtags: #SweatHardSmellGreat #WINDetergent

Disclosure: I was given product to review from WIN through Sweat Pink for this giveaway, however all opinions are my own.

 

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Ten Things on Tuesday Volume 10

I know it’s been a while since I did a Ten Things post. For the first time in a long time I’ve been busy actually doing the things that I am supposed to be writing about. Of course, working full time, exercising and committing to a healthy diet with primarily whole foods means that I am focusing a lot on that and I have less time to sit down and write. Don’t worry though, I haven’t forgot about you!

Ten Things on Tuesday http://whomerun.com1. It’s a rainy day here in Florida. We were actually under a tornado warning earlier. I’m heading to work soon and the rain is still coming down. I’m not looking forward to getting out in the rain at all.

2. I gave up on KT Tape. Every time I used it, it was starting fall off within an hour. I ordered some Rocktape from Amazon and it was still sticking 4 days later. I found a replacement that works!

50 States Challenge http://whomerun.com

50 States Challenge

3. I got a donation from a new state. My friend Jeff made a donation representing Hawaii. Make sure to represent your state!

4. I’m driving Rob crazy by watching Sex and the City. I used to watch this religiously when it was on. I still love it, but it is definitely not Rob’s thing.

5. I love PiYo. I’ve been doing it for about 3 weeks now and I am getting stronger every day. I’m not sure if there are any noticeable changes and I don’t know if I’ve lost any weight, but I’ll be doing an update post soon!

6. I have to get my Christmas cards ordered. We got a picture with Jack Skellington dressed up as Sandy Claws at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. I am trying to find a good layout to use it in so I can get my cards sent.

7. I watched a documentary called Mile… Mile & a Half. It is about a group of friends who hiked the entire John Muir Trail in California. It gave me some ideas to take a long vacation. I have a bucket list item that includes rafting the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. This movie just served as a reminder that I still have goals I want to accomplish outside of Florida.

8. I have a half marathon on Sunday. Holy cow! I can’t believe it’s been a year since Space Coast, but it is time again. No specific time goals. We’ll see how this goes!

9. I know some people would think this should be number 1, but I’m posting it here. Ferguson is a difficult situation. I have no opinions on the decision made by the Grand Jury, I just wish the people who were rioting who find it in themselves to use their actions into doing something positive for their community. I know that I’m not in their shoes, it just upsets me to see them destroying their own communities. It is their neighbors that they are hurting.

10. I know that this isn’t going up on Tuesday, but hey, it is still Tuesday in California and Colorado!

Have a great night!

 

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Ice! at Gaylord Palms

I was so lucky to be invited to the media preview of Ice! featuring The Nutcracker at Gaylord Palms Resort. I was so excited to see every thing that they have to offer. I have never visited the Gaylord Palms Resort, but I had the opportunity to stay at the Gaylord Texan Resort outside of Dallas a few years ago. I really like the resorts and I had heard so many things about Ice! that I couldn’t wait to see what it was all about.

Gaylord Palms Atrium #GaylordPalmsChristmas http://whomerun.com

Gaylord Palms Atrium

We got there and were directly to Emerald Plaza where we were treated to a performance of some of the scenes from The Nutcracker by the Orlando Ballet. They will be performing at the new Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. I have loved The Nutcracker my whole life. It used to be a tradition for me and my mother to go see it when I was growing up. The dancers were all beautiful. I definitely want to go see it this year.

Following their performance, we saw a dress rehearsal of Luminescence. It is an amazing combination of live singers, a band and aerialists. All of those live performances are synced with light show with all of the beautiful lights above you. All of the performers were amazing but my favorite part was the drummer being suspended in the air! We will definitely be heading back to see them before the season is over.

Finally, we were able to head over to check out Ice! and the newest attraction, Alpine Rush Snow Tubing. The snow tubing was a lot of fun. They have tubes for children and adults to use and double tubes if you want to ride down with another person. I decided I wanted to ride on my own. The first time I went down backwards and the second time I went down forwards. It was a lot of fun, especially for this Florida girl who doesn’t get to play in the snow anymore.

9 degreesWhen we were about to head into Ice! we stopped to check out some cute scarves, hats and gloves. Since we didn’t have any of our own, the cashier encouraged us to buy some to wear inside. We decided to pass, but quickly lived to regret it. The entire exhibition is kept at 9 degrees. Even in the cold spell that Florida was experiencing, it was a drastic change for us.

Ice signWe watched a short film about the tradition of the ice sculptures in Harbin, China and how the entire exhibition was made. It was so cool (no pun intended) to see how all the sculptures were made. There is a lot of skill and precision that goes into the carving and placement of the blocks of ice. After watching the film, we went to get our parkas (they’re included with admission) and made our way in.

As soon as the door was open, you could feel the cold! The rooms were filled with giant ice sculptures featuring some of the iconic scenes from The Nutcracker. My personal favorites were the one with Clara and her godfather and the one one with the Mouse King. Some of my favorite parts of the ballet and the sculptures really captured the spirit of the show. I took as many pictures as I could, but my hands were becoming cold quickly.

On the Blocks Ice! Bar Gaylord Palms #GaylordPalmsChristmas http://whomerun.com

On the Blocks Ice! Bar

This year there was an addition to Ice! The On the Blocks Ice Bar is a neat place to stop and take a break. They have some specialty drinks. The bar is an additional ticket that you need to purchase before you enter Ice! Thankfully my friend Shelly was there and she had an extra ticket so we were able to go in and check it out. I tried the drink called The Nutcracker which was made with Makers Mark and Bailey’s Irish Cream. Delish!

Ice Slide Gaylord Palms #GaylordPalmsChristmas http://whomerun.com

Ice Slide

Inside Ice! there is also an ice slide. There are no tubes for that slide. You sit on your parka and slide down. And it is fast! I probably would have gone again if it were not for the fact that my hands were so cold. I had to pull them up into my sleeves (just the way my Mom use to yell at me for doing when I was a kid). You are able to leave to warm up if you need to but we were so close to the end that we went through and saw the rest of the display.

Ice! runs at Gaylord Palms until January 4, 2015. There are advanced purchase deals and your ticket is a time-based ticket so plan ahead for the best availability and prices. You can purchase your tickets online.

If you have visited Ice! before, let me know about your experience. What are the fun Christmas traditions in your area?

 

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Weekly Workouts

I’ve been getting more workouts in this week. It wasn’t as many I was hoping for but it was a vast improvement over what I have been able to accomplish in recent months.

Sunday

Run 9.2 miles

It was a nice, but very chilly run with Mel. We met over at the Van Fleet trail again. Mel wanted to got 10 miles and I wanted to go 8 so we compromised.

Monday

Rest Day. I was going to go to CrossFit, but I had my interview in the afternoon and I didn’t want to be unable to lift my arm to shake the interviewer’s hand. ;)

Tuesday

CrossFit

WOD

5 Rounds

3 min AMRAP/rest 1:30
6 burpees
9 box jump
12 power snatch

I got 141 reps. I had to go to a smaller box because of a knot (or something) in my calf. I’ve been working on getting it out since then.

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Wednesday

Rest

Thursday

Swimming – approximate 2000 meters. (Sorry – I remembered what it was when I started writing this post but I had to rush off to work and didn’t finish it before I left.)

Friday

CrossFit

WOD

50 Box Jumps (I did step ups since my calf is still wonky)
50 Rows
50 Deadlifts
50 Wall Balls
50 Ring Press

This was an up and down workout. At least that is what I’m calling it. We started with box jumps and went to the ring press, then worked out way back to box jumps. The only exercise that we didn’t repeat was the ring press.

Saturday and Sunday

Rest

Monday

I started PiYo!

Align: The Fundamentals

Tuesday

Define: Lower Body

Wednesday

Define: Upper Body

Run to the Beat 5k

I just found out about a fun local 5k that is happening on Saturday. The Titan Band Boosters from Olympia High School will be hosting the 5K at Turkey Lake Park. I visited Turkey Lake Park when I first moved here since I lived in the area. It is a nice community park just near Universal Studios. I plan on getting up early on Saturday to head over and do the race. If you’re in the area and need to get a run in, join me over there! Registration is only $20. You can’t beat that! Register for the race here.

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The New School Lunch

I was invited to visit Orange County Public Schools to learn more about their school lunch programs. It’s been almost *mumblemumble* years since I last ate a school lunch. Lots of things have changed since then!

OCPS_FNSThe food from the Orange County Public Schools (OCPS) Food and Nutrition Services is made under the direction of the United States Department of Agriculture to offer affordable and healthy meals to the students and educators. The new school lunch must meet weekly requirements for vegetables, grains, milk, fruits, and sodium. Compared to school lunches 15 years ago, the new school lunch is incredibly nutritious.

Winter Park kitchenThe Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) is responsible for administering the National School Lunch Program, the School Breakfast Program, the School Breakfast Program, and After School Snacks Program. They are responsible for recruiting, hiring and managing all food service employees in OCPS. And they process the free and reduced meal applications for the district. There are more than 1200 FNS in the district. The school system serves more meals in one day than the all of the Central Florida theme parks combined. That’s a lot of lunches!

FNS has an executive chef and three registered dieticians on staff. They test all meals before putting them on the menus. The meals are tested at four schools and must have 80% approval before they are placed on the menus. Bread is from local bakeries and the milk is from T.G. Lee. For the last four years, the famous chefs in Orange County have developed recipes for the schools with the students.

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OCPS Food Truck

The school district even has their own food truck. It visits all the Ninth Grade Centers and the High Schools each month. It has it’s own menu that is different from the menus available in the schools main kitchens. We were actually there to sample the food from the food truck that day.

Samples for student to see before selecting their meals

Samples for student to see before selecting their meals

The menu items for the food truck were Asian Beef Teriyaki, Green Bean Chicken Cessar-bowl, and Warm Asian Chicken Salad. The students are supposed to get and entree, fruit and a drink. The drink options are water or milk. The bloggers were able to get a sampler tray with all three options if they wants so that’s what I went with.

Of the three options, the Asian Beef Teriyaki was my favorite with the Warm Asian Chicken Salad coming in a close second. I wasn’t really into the Green Bean Chicken Cessar-bowl because it seemed to be missing something. Among the bloggers I was sitting with, we all had different favorites. Not all the students take advantage of the food truck because of the limited time that they have for lunch, but there was a line forming as we were getting our meals.

I was very impressed with the lunches offered by the food truck. I’m pretty sure if that was available when I was in school I would have been eating more than a bagel or a plate of fries for lunch every day. I think the meal planning and the focus on nutrition that is put into the meals by FNS should be something that is done throughout the country. Just to show a contrast, my cousin recently posted that her former high school in Connecticut has students protesting the meals that they are served.

If I had children in the public schools in Orange County, I would be confident knowing that they were receiving a healthy lunch when they chose to eat at the cafeteria.

I was invited to visit OCPS and try the meals for free. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Ten Things on Tuesday Volume 9

It’s been a few weeks since I did a Ten Things on Tuesday post. I’ve been a bit busy for the past few weeks with work and… working out! Yup. I’ve actually gotten several good workouts in since the Rocketman Tri. I’ll be sharing some of the workouts I’ve been getting in over the next few weeks, but I’ve got a lot of little things to share with you.

1. I finally ordered a new phone. My iPhone 4s has been a pain in the you-know-what for the past year, but I was patiently waiting for the iPhone 6 to come out. I intended on ordering that, but I also didn’t want to buy a phone with less memory than what I currently have. I ended up ordering the 5s with 32gb memory for about half the cost of the 6 with the same amount of memory. It should be arriving tomorrow!

2. Netflix has added some new shows to their line up. I’m so excited that Good Eats is one of the shows they added. I love it! I used to watch it all the time on Food Network.

3. I have an odd knot or something in my calf muscle. I will be visiting a chiropractor or massage therapist to get that worked out before the marathon. I’ve tried using my foam roller on it, but it doesn’t seem to be making a difference.

4. We had a chilly weekend here so I made some beef stew at Rob’s request. It is sooo yummy!

5. My new schedule started at work this week. I had Sunday off so we visited the Clermont Farmers Market. We got an amazing Garlic Sourdough Bread from Pane D’Or. They don’t have a storefront location and only sell to the public on Sundays at the farmers market. We were told that the bread would only stay fresh for 2-3 days. We managed to take care of the loaf in 1.5 days.

6. I know that I just re-did the look of the blog less than a year ago, but I am thinking about changing it up again. I am not sure what I’ll be doing with it yet, but I’m open to suggestions.

7. I became a Team Beachbody Coach this weekend. I have been following Callie’s progress on her blog and I decided to give it a chance. Everything should be arriving tomorrow. If you are interested in joining us for the next 30-day challenge, let me know! You can sign up here.

8. Did you vote today? I didn’t. It isn’t like me to not vote since I was a policital science major, but I can’t vote for either of the people we have running for governor in Florida.

9. I can make fastpasses for my birthday tomorrow! I hope to get Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and Meet Anna and Elsa!

10. I had an interview yesterday. Keep your fingers crossed for me!

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