Saturday, June 30, 2012

June Foodie Pen Pals...

I started to worry that I wasn't going to have a pen pal this month. Apparently the pen pal that got my name was MIA so the person that had her ended up having me instead. My new foodie pen pal ia Mary Alice.

My box came in the mail today.

I just love receiving packages in the mail. I love opening my foodie pen pal box each month I always think of Forrest Gump and his box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.
First up was some honey. I love honey, I think you can never have too much in the pantry.

Next was some black raspberry jam. You might not know this about me nut I love jam. I prefer it to jelly, I can't tell you why I feel this way I just do.

Finally there were cupcakes.

I am sad to report that the cupcakes didn't survive the journey.

not sure if it was just the journey or the Oklahoma heat but these poor cupcakes were in bad shape. Thankfully Mary Alice sent me the recipe so I'll be able to recreate them myself.

I found the recipe here.
Cupcake Ingredients
1 box Betty Crocker SuperMoist white cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and egg whites called for on cake mix box
1 Tbsp grated lemon peel
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1. Preheat oven to 350. Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups.

Cupcake How to
2. Make and bake cake mix as directed on box for cupcakes, using water, oil and egg whites and adding lemon peel and lemon juice.
3. Cool 10 minutes; remove cupcakes from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely.

Frosting Ingredients
1 1/2 c white chocolate baking chips
1 1/2 c butter, softened
1 c powdered sugar

Frosting How to
1. In a small microwave bowl, microwave baking chips uncovered on high for about 1 minute, stirring once, until softened and chips can be stirred smooth; cool.
2. In large bowl, beat butter and powdered sugar with electric mixer on low speed. Gradually add melted chips, beating on high speed until frosting is smooth and spreadable.
3. Frost cupcakes.

Garnish with edible or candy flowers.


So it's another great Foodie Pen Pal month. Wonder what's in store for July.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Picking Blackberries and Running Some Hills...

On Monday Linda and I headed up the hill behind the barn with some of the kids to pick some blackberries. Bo the dog decided to come along with us and we got quite a few berries. We even got to pick a few wine berries and try them, I have decided they are my new favorite berry.
On Tuesday morning I was ready for a run. I got Karen to go with me. The pictures I took don't accurately depict the hills that we ran. We got in 3.5 miles but I think there is some sort of hill calculation that would play into it and it should have been closer to five normal Oklahoma-type miles. Plus it was a cloudless, sunny day. There were some trees but not near as many as I would have liked. We got followed by dogs on three separate occasions, including some mean looking yappy little dogs. They were pretty funny though. Thankfully, all the dogs were nice ones.

Thursday morning I was up early and determined to beat the heat and hit the hills again. I headed out solo this time, it was 6:15 Oklahoma time and no one else was up yet. I headed down to the end of the driveway and turned left instead of right. By the way, it was about .45 mile to the end of the driveway. It was all downhill going out and uphill going home. Plus it was gravel. Know what's worse than running on cobblestones at the Cowtown half marathon? Gravel.
I think I'm going to have to plug in my Garmin when I get home to get the elevation of both runs because the pictures don't do it justice. It was damn hilly and it was hard and fun. I love a good hard run and I am so glad to be running hills again.

I only packed my running shoes for the week so they saw some travel, some hills, and some horses. They are in need of a trip through the washer when I get home Sunday.


Sunday, June 24, 2012

Things are Getting Interesting...

We made it to Nashville and we might be having some technical issues. Outside of Little Rock Jen noticed a strange noise coming from the front driver's side tire. You might remember Jen's car from last years trip to the beach. We had some technical issues then too.

So we got checked into the hotel and took the kids down to the pool.

We asked at the front desk for suggestions for a place to order pizza and they directed us to a great place that delivered. The very nice woman at the front even agreed to let us eat by the pool, which they don't allow normally, and we were able to feed the kids not in our hotel rooms.

After we drug the kids out of the pool and back to the rooms I got Camy, Carson, Hailey and Hannah situated to watch some tv I headed down to the fitness center to torture myself on the treadmill.

I don't know what it is about the treadmill but I can't seem to run on one without getting blisters on my feet. I did 4.4 miles in 45 minutes. In my mind I imagined I was running to Target and back. I even called Josh and got him to talk to me for a little bit so it was just like running with friends. I even caught the end of the Track & Field Olympic Trials and got to see the finals for the women's 100M. It made me very happy to be running even if it was on the treadmill.

I thought I was only sleeping with Camy last night, apparently Hannah had other ideas. She woke up at about 3am and said she was scared and wouldn't let me tell her no. She crawled in bed with Camy and I and helped hog the bed. Not such a good night sleep.

So now we are hanging out in the hotel waiting for Firestone to call us and tell us how long it'll take to fix Jen's car.


Saturday, June 23, 2012

On The Road With Paige...

We are on the road. We have a very long trip ahead of us but it seems to be moving along just fine so far.

I am in the car with the youngest and oldest cousins. Karen and I have Haden, Hannah (aka Hurricane Hannah) and Paige. Ah, Paige she is one of a kind. She is the oldest cousin, I became an aunt because of her. She was the first baby Josh and I ever kept overnight. She is a teenager now and it is definitely interesting when she is around.

This is Paige, you don't need much more explanation than this.

Quotes from the car with Paige...

  • "Is that what happens when you spill paint in the garage?". This was after I showed her where I burnt my hand last weekend.
  • This is not a quote but the entire conversation between her and Karen when Karen was trying to get her to start a movie was very entertaining. So much so that I opted to just listen rather than help.
  • She told us that her mom told her she couldn't bring a blanket in the car. But two pillow pets were ok. (Apparently her mom has no recollection of this conversation.)
  • "My brother gets the scardy farts."
  • We are taking turns playing music from our phones and Paige is playing music by Flight of the Concords.
  • Paige said she was gonna use the goldfish crackers as a training tool to get Haden to say mama.
In case you were wondering. This is Haden. So far the dog training techniques are not working on him.

We made it to Nashville and the trip just got more interesting. More on that later.


Thursday, June 21, 2012

One of Those Days...

I'll be leaving for vacation Saturday morning. I've got all the snacks already, and I baked up some cookies tonight too.

I can't decide if it's harder to leave for a vacation or harder to come back to work. Although today it seemed way harder to leave. I will be gone for the last week of the quarter so there are lots of things to do before the end of the month. I do have someone to handle part of my job while I an gone but I have a lot of stuff to get done before 5 pm tomorrow.

Today was one of those days that I worked the entire day with that goal in mind and at the by the end of the day things had not worked like I needed them to and I found that there could be a few big kinks in the process. I won't bore you with the details because it really is boring stupid crap. I almost started crying on a call with someone this afternoon and had had enough by 5:00.

I already got my run in this morning so my stress relieving options were baking and the bottle of wine in my fridge.

So I got some baking done. Cookies for the road trip this weekend because really can you have too many snacks?

And then we ordered pizza for dinner so I had a little wine.

now I am wondering if 7:54 is too early for me to go to bed. I have been sleeping horribly all week I am going to skip the Y in the morning and hope I can sleep until my alarm goes off. That hasn't happened since Monday when I overslept and missed my run. Guess I have been so worried I would oversleep again that I've been overcompensating. Kinda sucks.

We did watch our new favorite show Dogs in the City. Penny just loves this show.

So here's to hoping tomorrow will be a better day and vacation that starts in less than 24 hours.



Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Hitting the Road...

My sisters and I are hitting the road this weekend. We are loading up two cars with seven kids and heading to Auntie Linda's house outside Roanoke, Virginia. Calling her Auntie Linda makes her sound like she's about eighty, right? She's not near that old.

The first most important thing to think about? Snacks. We are going to be in the cars for two long days so we better make sure no one starves to death.

it's probably not reasonable to have goldfish crackers and Cheez-it, but as you can see here reason doesn't play into road snacks. Hello, Easy Cheese ans crackers. You also may not know this about me but there was a time not so long ago that This was something that was frequently found in my pantry. Wow, on second thought, I'm kinda grossed out by past behavior. Maybe I'll leave that one for the kiddos.

Pretzel Crisps and Popchips are two of my recent new favorites. And sweet potato Popchips are all the better. (if I had to only have one veggie the rest of my life the sweet potato would be it.). Twizzlers are just the best non-chocolate candy ever.

And the best for last, Funjuns. I prefer to never travel any great distance without them. Jen has already said they are not allowed to travel in her car. I say more for me. I guess I'll have to share some with Karen.

I've also got water, Dr. Pepper and Root Beer. I'll probably throw in some granola bars and I got some cheese sticks. They were just in the fridge so I didn't get a picture of them. You know what cheese sticks look like, right. If not we may not be able to be friends.

So if we happen to get stranded in a snow storm I think I have enough food to keep us alive for quite some time. It's gonna be a great trip.

WIAW #9...

The WIAW posts are quickly becoming some of my favorites. While most of my food choices are the same old things I have been trying to make an effort to change it up some. It's been crazy around the Craig house, with swim practice for Camy, Kumon for Carson and cross training for me and regular working out for Josh it's had to get motivated to get in the kitchen to try new things.

The fact that Josh is dieting for the latest biggest loser contest at his work and that my kids are the pickiest people on the planet, no one wants to eat much of what I would be willing to cook. One day I think my kids will want to eat the foods that I love. *sigh*

This was the Father's Day breakfast I whipped up and burnt the shit out of my hand in the process.

There were plenty of leftovers that I turned into a breakfast sandwich on Monday morning with some toasted wheat bread and a little Laughing Cow Garlic & Herb cheese.

So convenient. I took the picture in my car because that's where I ate it on the way to work.

I overslept yesterday morning and missed my morning run. This is complete insanity for me. I never oversleep. Seriously. I am that girl that is usually awake when the alarm goes off. I never snooze. Never. If I say I'm gonna meet you for a run or workout I'm gonna show.

Anyway, because I missed my run I packed my stuff and hit the Y for my favorite kick-your-ass spin class. It did just that. When I got home I was starving and craving some carbs.

Again cooking for no one but myself I made some penne with some tomato sauce. I decided to add some sauted mushrooms and zucchini to change it up a bit. It was yummy.

I had some garlic bread to round it out. I like to think the veggies in the sauce balanced out the excessive carbs. It sure hit the spot.

Finally, I broke out my new favorite wine glass on Saturday night.

I think I'm going to only drink wine out of this glass from now on. It'll be like my birthday every day. Incidentally the wine in the glass is my new favorite Middle Sister Wicked White wine. I also love their Smarty Pants Chardonnay.

It was a pretty yummy week. Vacation starts on Saturday when I hit the road with my sisters and our seven kids so there should be some good eats next week.


Tuesday, June 19, 2012


I got home from work and decided to make one of my favorites for dinner, chickpea tacos. Even though I didn't have a red onion I went ahead and made some corn salsa to go with them.

I cut up a jalapeño, got the corn off the last two ears of corn from the crab boil Saturday night, and added a little lime juice, chili powder, ground coriander and a little cumin. Mixed it all up and left it to get all happy while the chickpeas roasted away in the oven.

I then sat down to surf the net on my new iPad and waited for the timer to go off. A few minutes later I blew my nose and shortly after noticed that my nose started burning. It took a few minutes for the real pain to set in and about that time the realization of what happened also set in.

Note to self, you should always wash your hands after you chop up a jalapeño.

Have you ever burned the inside of your nose? I consider myself an expert in burns. (Sunburns mostly, kitchen burns recently.) This was insanely painful. A quick check on Google and I learned that running water over my burnt nose was making it worse.

Milk, it turns out was the way to go. So I soaked a washcloth in some milk and held it over the affected area until the pain started to go away. After that a little Vaseline and I felt back to normal.

I won't bore you with a picture of my nose. Just know that it was very red and my eyes were very watery.


Monday, June 18, 2012

So This Happened...

I did a bunch of baking this weekend. Sugar cookies and cupcakes and chocolate chip cookie

When we got up yesterday I decided to whip up a frittata and some homemade biscuits for Josh for Father's Day.

The frittata was awesome. I put some leftover red potatoes from my BIL's birthday crab boil Saturday night. I also had the corn from an ear of corn, mushrooms and some spinach. I topped it off with a little cheddar cheese.

I then baked up a few biscuits because what goes better with eggs? When the frittata was done I pulled it out of the oven and set it on the stove so I could put the biscuits in the oven.

For some reason I didn't remember that the skillet had been in the oven when I grabbed the metal handle to move it. It only took me about half a second to remember. It was a very painful lesson. One that made me feel like my hand was on fire for about nine hours.

I have some nasty looking blisters today. Note to self, use a hot pad or a towel next time. Lesson learned.

So this post has been brought to you by my new iPad. I think it is awesome.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

WIAW #8...The Birthday Edition...

My birthday was Monday and we did some celebrating over the weekend.  So this WIAW post is going to be about dinner Saturday night and dinner Monday night.  All the rest of the food in between was the same old boring stuff I eat all the time.

As I posted previously we got together with some friends and had dinner on Saturday night at Local, a new restaurant in Norman that used to be a Furrs.

There were adult beverages...

Gotta love when the waiter will bring you a glass of wine that was poured by mistake on your birthday.  I should have paid closer attention to which one it was because it was wonderful.  The short one is a Thunder Up!  Everyone is getting in on the Thunder mania in OKC.

I went with the Ratatouille.  This is not something I've ever had before and I liked it.  For some reason I thought there would be some sort of starch in it, but underneath that awesomely poached egg was all veggies.  They were yummy.   There was white chocolate cheesecake and chocolate cake for dessert, but I was too busy eating them to take a picture.

Monday night Josh and the girls wanted to take me to dinner so we went to my new favorite Mexican restaurant Chuy's.  I tried something new and got the fish tacos.

I even with with the grilled fish instead of the fried fish.  Gotta try to be a little bit healthy with my choices.  I don't eat fish that often anymore, but these were very good.  I'll have to get them again.

No dessert for me, but the girls got push pops.

Carson got about half way through hers and decided she didn't want anymore, we happened to be in the car at the time.  Who wants to eat the rest of their kid's melty, slobbered all over push pop to keep it from dripping all over the car?  Definitely not me.

It was a great birthday.  I can't wait for the mailman to deliver my iPad.  I also get to have lunch with my friend Stacy today so I might have a picture of something different from my everyday food next week.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Happy Birthday to Me...

Tomorrow I will be 38.  Man, I remember when my parents were 38 I thought they were so old!  I sure hope my kiddos don't think of me like that because I don't feel old.

It has sure been a great weekend.  After getting cleared by my doctor to run again last week, I met up with my girls on Friday morning for a run and it was BEAUTIFUL outside.  They ran 4.5 and I did about 3.5. It was slow and there was walking but it felt so good to be outside doing what I love at 5:15 in the morning.  Saturday morning we met up again and I did about the same distance while they did six miles on one of my favorite out and back routes.  I never thought I would say that I can't wait to run some hills again.  We followed up the run with weights {shoulders and biceps I think it was} and some sauna time.

Afterwards I headed home for a nap.  We were heading out for my birthday Saturday night and I wanted to rest up.  First I had to make some peanut butter dog treats for a very special dog.

Lance was turning 10 on Saturday.  I had to bake up some love for a fellow Gemini.  Lance works at OK Runner, my favorite running store.  He seemed to like the treats I made him.  I have to remember next time to make them bigger.  I think he might have swallowed one of them whole.  His mouth is a lot bigger than the ones we have around here.

Afterwards I got some errands in and then got ready to head out to Local for dinner with friends.

Kim and Rochelle

Rochelle and I

Abby and Patti

The girls.
You might be wondering where all the boys were during all these pictures.  Well we had the girls on one end of the table and the girls on the other and it worked out fabulously.  We had drinks...
This is a free glass of wine our waiter brought me, it was yummy.  It is also the Thunder Up that I ordered.  It was also delicious.

Then there was the food.  I had the...
seasonal roasted vegetables in tomato basil broth, toasted bread, soft poached egg 

Josh had the...
MEATLOAF CUPCAKES // 14 mushroom sauce, goat cheese biscuit

Dessert was the cheesecake I have been dreaming about.
WHITE CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE // 6 pistachio crust, caramel and pistachio brittle
But we couldn't get just one dessert so we also got the...
FLOURLESS CHOCOLATE CAKE // 6 vanilla gelato, fresh raspberry

As we were leaving Josh took the opportunity to make himself look taller than me for a change.

I don't know who he thinks he's fooling.  Afterwards we headed over to Kim and Dwight's house to hang out by the pool and continue the festivities.  There were some firsts that happened, but I won't go into them.  Let's just say it was a great birthday.

Tomorrow morning I get to meet everyone for a fun to celebrate my birthday.  We are meeting up at 5am, so I better get some sleep.

OU Medicine Corporate Challenge 2012...

This was the third year the company I work for participated in the Corporate Challenge.  I love this event, it's pretty time consuming organizing everything, but it so worth it.

I was a little disappointed this year because I still had not been cleared to run, I had been looking forward to besting how I did last year.  I was set to go back to the doctor on June 5th and the Corporate Challenge was June 1-3.  So I got to do things other than run.  {I am not gonna lie, this completely sucked.  But, what can you do?}

My first event was Saturday morning.  It was the 50 yard women's freestyle sprint.  Two years ago I finished 3rd in our division, this year I finished 1st.  We didn't have a second girl willing to be a part of the co-ed relay, so I got to drive to Edmond, warm up and swim a 50 yard sprint and then head back to OKC.  It was pretty fun.  I didn't realize the locker room at the UCO field house would be severely lacking in adequate shower space.  Oh well, I was going to be hanging out at the track the rest of the day, so who needs a shower?

My second event Saturday night was the co-ed obstacle course.  Man was it hard.  You had to run through some tires, across a balance beam, jump a hurdle, kick a soccer ball around some cones, and then jump rope five times in a row without stopping.  I fell off the balance beam so I had to go back, I was painfully slow with the soccer ball, and then I could not jump rope five times in a row to save my life.  I have resolved that if I am going to be a part of the obstacle course next year that I need to practice.  It was fun though.

Sunday morning the girls and I did the one mile walkabout.  I was bummed to not be running the 10k again this year, but there is always next year.  I did sign up for the 5k bike sprint.  I have never done a bike sprint.  When Kendra and I did the Norman Conquest last year it was very laid back and just out for fun.  In the sprint triathlons and duathlons I have done the bike has already been fast {or me trying to be fast}, but not an all out sprint.  This 5k was one of the hardest things I have ever done.  It's a time trial start, which is nice, everyone starts 15 seconds apart and when you get up there they hold your bike so you can get clipped in and then they let you go.  It was a bit terrifying to have someone hold your bike and be clipped in and just thinking that when they let go you have to get moving before you fall over.

My goal was to finish under 12 minutes. I checked out the times from last year and I thought that might make me competitive.  I figured I can work as hard as I possibly can for 12 minutes, right?  That's half as long as running a 5k, so I just put it all out there.  I pedaled as hard and as fast as I could and I finished in 10:05.  Way better than I had hoped, and I was worn out afterwards.  I managed to finish first in my division too, so that was good.

My last event was the women's relay.  The legs are like this 100M, 100M, 200M and 400M.  I figured I could run a 400M, I know I had not yet been cleared by my doctor but it's just one lap around the track.  I hadn't been cleared yet just to give me more time to build up my quad muscle in my injured leg and I was two days away from going back to the doctor.  We were second in our heat when it was my turn.  I tried to chase down the girl that was ahead of us and for the first 200M I thought I might be able to.  After that my quads sort of freaked out.  It was like they were saying "What the hell are we doing here?  What is this strange exercise we are doing?"  After that I ran out of some steam and we ended up second in our heat.  My quads were sore for about 5 days after that.  It sure felt good to be running around that track though.  I'm not gonna lie to you.

It was a weekend full of cheering and supporting my co-workers in their events.  The weekend wound up with the dodgeball competition on Sunday afternoon.  Each of the four divisions played and the winners had a round robin at the end to crown an overall dodgeball champ.  It took FOUR HOURS!  We won or division, which made me happy but that meant I ended up being there two more hours waiting to cheer our team on in the overall competition.  We ended up third in the overall, but it really was fun watching our team compete.

It was a fun but tiring weekend.  I can't wait to do it all again next year.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

National Running Day 2012...

In case you hadn't heard, yesterday was National Running Day.  All over the world wide web the running community was buzzing about running. Sadly, I did not lace up my running shoes to join in the celebration. 

{***Injury Update--I have been cleared by my doctor to run and told to take it slow.  I did hit the treadmill on Tuesday evening and run/walk for 30 miserable minutes.  I can't decide if it's worse to not be able to run or building up after not being able to run.  I'll keep you posted on my decision.***}


I saw an interesting post on a blog that I follow, about all things running and figured I would just copy the format.  So here goes...

1. Favorite Running Memory...
I would have to go with my first full marathon.  If you've been reading my blog for a while you might remember my race recap of the OKC Memorial Marathon last May.  If not I'll give you the highlights.  Abby and I ran through thunder, lightening, rain, wind and hail (twice!), but we completed that 26.2 miles faster than we thought we would.  I would be happy to never run in conditions like that again, but it'll be a memory I'll never forget.

2. Favorite Running Buddy...
I could never pick just one.

Me, Rochelle, Abby, Patti and Kelsey (not pictured Kim)
I have the best group of women that I run with.  They are my sanity.  (Which explains why these last months have been so hard.)  They are the people I can go to and say, "how about we do this" and they will not think I am crazy.  Over the last year I have come to the realization that people come into your life for a reason and I don't know how I got so lucky to have all these people in my life but I am thankful every day they let me pound the pavement with them.

3. Favorite Place to Run...
Norman, Oklahoma!  We have so many routes that I love, or have learned to love in Norman.  I have even learned to love the hills.  Not so much the ones by Craig's house, but one of my favorite routes is from the Y to Robinson to 36th and back.  My last run before the 14 mile run from hell that ended in injury was this out and back route.  It was 5 am on a Thursday and it was windy, cold and rainy.  Man did I feel STRONG that day.  I can't wait to get back there!

4. Favorite Race...
Cowtown 2012.  No doubt about it, I felt incredibly strong in February when we headed to Fort Worth for this half marathon.  What a great weekend with the girls, got to hang with some really bad ass runners including Scott who won (and was disqualified from) the full marathon.  It was very exciting to see someone I knew cross that finish line first.  Even that mile long hill was worth it, and my Garmin said I was right on pace to break 1:50, either it was right or the course was a quarter mile long.  I guess we will never know.  I need to work on cutting the corners.  I can't wait until Cowtown 2013.

5. Favorite Distance...
Definitely the half marathon.  I love that I can run this distance and feel untrained (Hello Tulsa!), that I can run it and support someone in reaching their goal of making it to the finish line (Hello Chicago!), and that I don't feel completely dead after pushing myself for 13.1 miles to reach a goal.  I know the marathon is in my future, and I plan to break the 4 hour mark on the next one, but there is just something about the half that I love.  You don't have the "OH MY GAWD I AM DYING" that I associate with the 5k, and the training doesn't take over your life like marathon training does.

5. Favorite Running Dream...
Just like I could never pick one favorite running buddy, I could never pick just one running dream.  So here are a few, in no particular order.
  • I'd love to run Boston one day.  No explanation needed here.
  • I'd love to run the Hood to Coast relay.  If not this relay than I'd settle for another one.  How fun would it be to load up 11 team mates into two vans and be a part of a 200 mile trek from the start to the finish line?
  • I'd love to do a half ironman.  Technically this is not specific to running, but it's a race that includes my favorite running distance, so how awesome would that be?
 I hope everyone had a happy running day.  I am excited to meet up with my group in the morning bright and early at 5:15 and see if my legs still love running as much as my heart and mind do.


Wednesday, June 6, 2012

WIAW #7...

So I went to Sam's last Thursday and decided to take the plunge.  I bought a 3 pound package of kiwi.  What is the plural of kiwi?  Kiwis?  That doesn't sound right.  Anyway...
I have only had kiwi on a fruit tart or in the green smoothies we have made.  {I do still have two frozen green smooties in my freezer, I can't bring myself to thaw them out after the green smoothie sour pickle incident a while back.  *sigh*}

So what to do with three pounds of kiwi fruit?  Well give some of them away, of course.  I don't live in a house full of fruit and veggie lovers, so three of these went to live at Abby's house.  The rest have been a part of my morning yogurt.  Hello yummy goodness! 

 This picture was from last week, but I am having the same for this morning's breakfast.  (Boring, right?)  I have Greek yogurt today, but with the bananas, kiwi, homemade granola and chia seeds I like to think that this is a healthy way to start my day.

I've got some Tazo green tea for after I finish this.  I was in the habit of having green tea every morning, but just stopped a while back.  Even though it's summer I think I'll get back in the habit.  It is, after all, below freezing where I work so it's always nice to have something to help keep me warm.  Gloves might help too.

 The OU Medicine Corporate Challenge was this past weekend, and the company I work for Imagenet Consulting {formerly, BMI+Imagenet and before that BMI Systems} was participating for the third year in a row.  I wonder wha tour name will be next year.

Sunday after the women's relay we were walking back to our tent and spotted this food truck and it just called to me.  Waffle Champion, I had never heard of them before.  The food we had delivered for lunch was BBQ, not very vegetarian friendly, so I decided to give the the Waffle Champion a try.  I ordered a savory waffle, it had chicken, sharp cheddar, and scrambled eggs with tomatillo salsa.  I had them hold the chicken, of course.

I could kick myself for not taking a picture of it before I inhaled it, it was so good.  Like a waffle taco, really.  It was really hard, but I kept control of myself and did not go back for a sweet waffle after I finished the savory one.  They had one with one of my new favorite things, Nutella! 

I'll be on the look out for the Waffle Champion.  It was worth every cent.  AND it kept me from starving to death watching FOUR HOURS of dodgeball that afternoon.  More on that later.