Monthly Archives: January 2011

The Results Are In!

Thanks  to everyone who commented on my last post! I got lots of great comment via Facebook and twitter too! In other news I got an exciting piece of mail today-

The ING New York City Marathon 2010 Official Results Magazine!

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I was excited to see my name! I am still so proud of my time!

4:15:03 Baby!

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Kinda cool that only 2 other people got the same time as me. Also kind of badass that I came in 4,863rd place out of 16,124 women! That’s a lot of runners! The New York Marathon was a good race for me!

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In other running news registration for the Chicago Marathon opens up tonight at midnight CST. I had an amazing experience running it last year as my first marathon.

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Who is signing up for the Chicago Marathon? Anyone running in the New York Marathon this Fall? 

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Speaking of Marathons – Remember my Marathon Bracelet that I posted about earlier this week? The maker of the bracelet – Be Jeweled by Renee – offered a lovely deal for any of my readers that want a bracelet of your own!

Feel free to use the code “Lesliesfriends”  in Renee’s ETSY store to get 10% off any order and in her other store to get $5 off any order. She has lots more then marathon bracelets, so check out her sites!

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And in final news for the day – Jackson says Hello.

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He was extra good posing for pictures today.

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Somebody needs a haircut.

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Bloggers Request

Hello! I was at a bit of a standstill today because I was thinking about all the thing I have on the agenda this week that I want to blog about when something stopped me dead in my tracks.

What do the Readers want to Read?

I consider myself a Healthy Living Blogger because I like to blog about how I strive to live a healthier life through diet and exercise. It is one of my passions and I love learning new things all the time through this amazing community.

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Sometimes I call myself a Food Blogger because I love to photograph my meals. I enjoy healthy foods as well as sharing recipes and even reviewing restaurants on the blog.

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I also consider myself a Running Blogger because I love to sign up for races, share the trials and tribulations of my training plans and then document the races that I run with lots of pictures and a long recap!

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Recently, I have become a bit more of a Wedding Blogger because as out Big Day gets closer and closer the planning becomes a bigger part of my life. Planning a wedding is a lot of work and takes a lot of time, but I love sharing my plans with you all and hearing your thoughts and opinions!

And I always consider myself a Jackson blogger. He is just too cute not to be photographed!

I guess when it comes down to the fact that I pretty much share a big chunk of my life on the blog. I love sharing my experiences with you all and documenting my life through pictures and words.

So my question to you is – What Do You Like To Read About?

What do you want to read more about -  Food? Recipes? Product Reviews? Running/Training? Wedding Planning? Jackson? My Favorite Things?

Let me know! I would love to know what you enjoy reading the most and what you want to read more about!

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HTP’s Grilled Banana Sandwich

I was blessed with fiancé making two glorious breakfasts both Saturday and Sunday this weekend, that I knew I had to start my week off with something epic.

I have seem this meal many times on Caitlin’s blog and was inspired to make it for myself this morning.

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It was super easy to make – Prepare the bread like you are making French toast by dunking it in two eggs that are beaten in a bowl. Place the toast on the frying pan and let it darken.

On the side of the toast I sliced a banana a few times down the middle and grilled that on the pan as well.

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I wish I had powdered sugar to add to this bad boy! I feel like it might be fun to add peanut butter to the mix next time too!

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This recipe was quick, easy and super simple. I am officially in love.

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Are you drooling yet?

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Because this breakfast was definitely drool-worthy!

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I enjoyed my meal with a side of tea in one of my favorite mugs from the Disney Princess Half Marathon I ran last year.

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The tea in my mug that I enjoyed was Rishi Organic Sweet Mint which I brewed in my lovely pink steeper. I love a lightly flavored mint tea – it’s perfect in the mornings!

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All together now. I busted out a new placemat for you this morning. Makes me feel like Spring is coming!

Side Note: I have a placemat obsession. I LOVE them! Anyone know of any good places to get fun placemats??

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Hello Monday!

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Eggs and Toast

It has been a fantastic weekend. It started off so good because I have been able to sleep in a bit, fiancé and I hit the gym together and then he has made breakfast both mornings! Love that!

I love eggs and toast for breakfast, but I don’t like preparing the eggs for myself. Don’t know why, it just freaks me out a bit – but I love when fiancé makes them for me!

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Two eggs, over medium, Two pieces of whole wheat toast and a side of grapes.

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Its a great way to start the day!

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Yesterday Fiancé and I had a fun day doing a few things for the wedding. We went and did a little wedding ring shopping (which was just as awesome as it sounds!) I feel in love pretty easily. I want a band that matches the smaller diamonds in my engagement ring.

Done and done.

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Fiancé was a bit harder to shop for. Since he, like many other guys out there, has never worn a ring before, his wedding ring will be a first for him. He tried on almost every ring in the store – and found a few that he liked and that fit him. Since we still have some time before the big day (111 days to go, but who’s counting?) we are going to wait a bit before purchasing, but it was so fun to check out wedding bands!

Anyone have any advice for ring shopping with your fiancé who is a first time ring wearer?

After ring shopping we headed off to the mall to do a little updating on our wedding registry. We got so many amazing gifts at our engagement party last year so we had to change a few things to prepare for the two wedding showers I have coming up. (Yes, two! Family friends are throwing me a shower in Virginia and my future mother-in-law and her sisters are throwing me one in New Jersey too! How lucky am I??)

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Fiancé and I are trying to cross a few things off the wedding to-do list every weekend because we know it will just get crazier as it gets closer to the wedding day. I feel like I keep saying that over and over again, but planning a wedding is a lot of work! It is fun to make time for things like this and spend time together prepping for the big day!

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