Me and my bright ideas…..

Hello, hello!

Happy Monday!



Did you watch any of the football games yesterday?

We did! They were pretty good!

Well, to be honest, I fell asleep and missed the ending of the San Francisco/Seattle game.

I was a little tired.

I tuckered myself out during the New England/Denver game.

You see, I got the bright idea to alternate 10 pushups and 10 squats every time Peyton Manning yelled “Omaha.”

Did you know that he yelled “Omaha” 31 times yesterday?

Thirty. One.



It is safe to assume that I am really sore today.

Me and my bright ideas. :/

*sidebar* Did you also know that he raised $24,800 for charity yesterday by yelling “Omaha?”  I think that’s pretty badass. Read about it here: Manning’s Charity to get $24,800

Anywhoooo, I didn’t spend the day sitting on my couch mindlessly munching on chips, etc. #brightside

I really debated about heading out for a run this morning because I AM a little sore and I have speed work (800 repeats) on the schedule for tomorrow.


Thank goodness the runner in me beat the lazy me in that arm wrestling match!


It was definitely a beautiful morning for a run. 🙂

said no one ever

Talk to me: Do you think this jar of honey that I bought is too big? 😉


– jennifer

Football, burrito bowls and fire-breathing dragons

Hello, hello!

I don’t know about you but I am totally dragging today!


Yesterday was quite the Monday.  Seriously.  It was like punishment for having a holiday Monday last week.  It was like I had a double.

I needed a double after I got home.

bourbon scotch beer

But, instead, I had a glass of wine to go with my homemade barbacoa burrito bowl.


Om nom nom!

How did I make it?

Well, the first step is to grab your crockpot and make Juli’s barbacoa – recipe here.

Um, a small caution before you proceed



Make sure you have a fire extinguisher handy.

Or, you could tone down the spices. If you wanted to.

But, where’s the fun in that?

Anywho, when the barbacoa is ready, just open up a can of black beans, heat ’em up, throw some in a bowl, and top with the barbacoa!

Add guac, salsa (you should definitely do exactly like me and use spicy salsa. because, who needs tastebuds? burn em off!), lettuce, and cheese, if desired.

GOBBLE it down!

I ate in front of the television last night.

Monday Night Football.


Yes, I know we lost.

I watched the whole thing.  That’s why I’m tired.

In fact, I felt like a ran a darn marathon after the first half!

tired bushed


Not quite sure what Chip Kelly put in the Eagles’ Cheerios but they played like Energizer Bunnies on speed.

Fastest no-huddle offense I’ve seen in a long time.

I needed oxygen and I was just sitting on the couch!

It’s okay.  It was just the first game.  Still got 15 games left on the schedule. HTTR! 🙂

Question: Do you like spicy foods or do you prefer your food to be more like Clark Kent – meek and mild-mannered?

– jennifer

Not just ANY Thursday!



But, it’s not just ANY Thursday.

Do you even know what today is?

The day I have been waiting for ALL SUMMER LONG!


NFL Kickoff, baby!!

Can you tell I’m excited?

No? Not even a little bit?


Let me try harder then.

One of the best movies ever.


I have been waiting for this day since February 4, 2013.

I was glued to my TV and phone for coverage of the Combine.

I actively watched NFL Network and my twitter feed during free agency.

I didn’t move off my couch once during draft.

I may have even recorded it.

Yes, I’m THAT nerd.

Don’t judge me.

And, then came training camp.

And preseason.

And NOW…..

classy lady


Question: Are YOU ready for some football?!?!


– jennifer