fun facts friday

November 11, 2011

1.  It snowed yesterday. It really and truly did. I looked out my classroom window at 2:00, and there were huge snowflakes falling from the sky at rapid speed. The house roofs were a crisp white. Then, the sun came out and it was all over and melted in a matter of 10 minutes. If snow is only there for 10 minutes, that means it didn’t happen and we still have yet to have our first snow. #myrules


2. I had quite a conundrum as to how I was going to complete my run today. There was no way in h-e- double hockey sticks I was going to run 10-11 miles on the treadmill — no way, Jose. I asked your opinions because I am a big old scaredy cat who didn’t want to run in the dark for 20 minutes by myself. Some of you told me to do half outside and half inside. Someone else told me to run 11 miles in 60 minutes (Thanks for the tip, Aubrey). Someone else (Lauren, I’m looking at you!) said I should just wake up at 3 AM to do it. Um, I ran it all outside. I was scared. I didn’t like it. But I did it — there was only 20 minutes in the dark. I can do that on sidewalks.

3. Let’s hear it for a weekend where I actually DON’T have anything to do — well minus the laundry, cleaning, and prep work for this upcoming week. But other than that, it’s a weekend all for me. I love the sound of that.

4. Can we all just stop and talk about how delicious Great Harvest’s gluten free Dakota Bread is for a moment? I bought a loaf (okay, my mom bought a loaf for me) yesterday and I ripped into it (quite literally) in the car on the way home. It is perfect. I love it. It’s only going to last like 30 more minutes. And let’s just pretend there’s no cornstarch in it, kay?

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5. I bought some DIY lighting solutions this past week to help with the stinkin’ winter lighting that is occurring outside. More details to come — cheap and easy solutions, folks!

6. I am a chronic glove loser — needless to say, I wore two different gloves on my run today. And then I dropped one when I stopped to eat some sport beans. And then I had to back track. It was quite the debacle.

7. I’m ready for the Holidays — really ready. Like so ready that I want to pull out my Christmas decorations even though I know I would be cheating on Thanksgiving. I’m not into the turkey anyways, so does it really matter?

8. Thank you to all the veterans out there, including my brother in law, for everything they do each and every day for our country. I truly cannot express how much it means to me that you keep our country safe.

9.  Happy Friday!

{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

Katie @ Peace Love and Oats November 11, 2011 at 6:06 pm

um, okay 1) Great Harvest has gluten free bread?? and 2) WE HAVE A GREAT HARVEST??? Haha I thought it was on the east cost because of Kath’s blog!!! Now that would have helped me carbo-load for my race tomorrow… And thank you to your brother!


Kristin @ STUFT Mama November 11, 2011 at 6:08 pm

That Great Harvest bread looks amazing!
I’m a chronic sock loser. I leave them all voer th ehouse and can never find a matching pair. So annoying.
I’m jealous of your weekend. Enjoy!!!!!


Kaila @healthyhelperblog! November 11, 2011 at 6:08 pm

I HATE SNOW. I cried a little on the inside when it snowed today! Even when it doesn’t stick I don’t like it….so feel free to come up to Buffalo and take all of our snow! Haha!

That bread sounds really good! I love all the nuts and seeds!


Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin November 11, 2011 at 6:34 pm

We got like 5 minutes of flurries here today and I freaked! I am so not ready for winter yet!


Anna @ The Guiltless Life November 11, 2011 at 6:58 pm

You are one brave girl! Good for you for doing your run though! Brrr your photo of your car made me feel cold just looking at it!


Lindsay @ Lindsay's List November 11, 2011 at 7:01 pm

You may NOT skip over Thanksgiving…I specifically forbid it (actually blogged about this very thing today!)


cleaneatingchelsey November 11, 2011 at 7:52 pm

Can so! (If you could see me, I’d be sticking my tongue out at you)


Anna @ On Anna's Plate November 11, 2011 at 7:15 pm

Yikes, can’t believe it snowed…and so it begins, right??

I miss Great Harvest bread like crazy!


katie November 11, 2011 at 7:21 pm

Snow is here! it snowed a little here today, not much ; )

I am SO ready to bust out the christmas decorations too!

Happy Weekend! xoxo <3


Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun November 11, 2011 at 7:34 pm

I hope you have a GREAT all for you weekend. Relax some, k? ;)


Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga November 11, 2011 at 7:42 pm

can’t wait to hear about your lighting DIY project. I pretty much cannot post any dinner pics…between my light already being bad by 4pm anyway, now w/ the clocks back…it’s game over by 3pm. So yeah, not happening for me posting dinner pics. I don’t have dinner ready by 2:30 for a photo shoot :)


Christina @ This Woman Cooks! November 11, 2011 at 7:45 pm

I’d like to skip Thanksgiving too this year and move right along to Christmas. :)


kathleen @ the daily crumb November 11, 2011 at 7:56 pm

amazing job on that run! i’m still so impressed that you do your long runs on friday nights. i’m on the couch faster than you can say sweatpants when work ends on a friday.

we definitely got some of that snow yesterday! it melted insanely fast though… blink and you missed it. hope you have a great weekend :)


Lauren November 11, 2011 at 8:03 pm

We had our first snow before October was even over. Crazy! I also love that dakota bread, but I’m sad because there are no GHs close to where I live. Oh well, that just makes it more of a treat! Have a wonderful weekend Chelsey!


Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile November 11, 2011 at 8:26 pm

I am SO ready for the holidays! I feel like it is sooo soon though yay :D Ahh snow! I wish is snowed here. Good job on the 10 miler. I totally wouldn’t have ran in the dark, I’m a scaredy cat!


lindsay November 11, 2011 at 8:47 pm

happy veterans day! yes indeed. We need to remember these special heroes.
oh and i hav looking for that bread everywhere! it does look perfect. hmm, maybe i can order online??


Khushboo November 11, 2011 at 10:42 pm

Your weekend sounds perfect- I love not ‘having anything to do’ anything sometimes and just being able to play it by ear- enjoy it!


Rebecca @ Miss Magnolia Munches & Moves November 12, 2011 at 6:58 am

Yay for nothing to do on the weekends!!!! Besides a long run, I have nothing. And since I was off yesterday, the house is already clean. :) Sounds like a great opportunity to decorate for Christmas. I’m ready too! Especially since my grandma brought me a new santa yesterday.


cleaneatingchelsey November 12, 2011 at 7:01 am

The Husband and I refuse to get anything out before the day after Thanksgiving. We always go shopping really early, then come home and decorate after a short nap. It’s now a tradition!


Lauren @ What Lauren Likes November 12, 2011 at 7:40 am

Haha I lose gloves all the time! :)


Heather November 12, 2011 at 7:41 am

I am so with you. Christmas music is already in full swing. I mean, Michael Buble came out with a Christmas CD…how can we resist such temptation?!


aubrey @ italktofood November 12, 2011 at 8:38 am

haha, so glad you were able to do your run! And happy you didn’t attempt to run 11 miles in an hour ;)


Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles November 12, 2011 at 10:30 am

I totally agree with your rules! If it doesn’t stick- it’s not the first real snow! … Enjoy the weekend of not having to do a million and seven things (laundry and cleaning should go just below relaxing, reading a magazine or book, and watching a movie! Okay?) ….We are blessed by people like your brother in law. Thank you veterans that sacrifice so much for us!


Alexa @ A Life in Drive November 12, 2011 at 10:49 am

You need those mitten clips like so many people had as kids :-)

On the running at night thing – I bought these last year. One for myself that I use when running or even walking the dog and another for my sister. They’re awesome and can clip onto your clothes or a dog leash!


Amber K November 12, 2011 at 12:05 pm

The bread looks delicious! I just wish I could find a gluten-free bread that doesn’t have xanthan gum in it. I actually don’t miss bread much, but man do I miss those big chewy dinner rolls.


Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy November 12, 2011 at 2:41 pm

I don’t run in the dark by myself either. It scares me!


Amber November 13, 2011 at 8:41 pm

We also had snow on Thursday here in MI, and just a little bit left over Fri morning. Now today it was almost 60 and sunny… gotta love weather in the midwest :)


Kevin @ MyDadsShoes November 16, 2011 at 9:47 am

You’re welcome. :)


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