A great start to the new year.

Last night, I celebrated New Year’s Eve with Annabelle and my parents (Chris was working…). We did what we do best…eat! We decided on BBQ for dinner, so we ate at Famous Dave’s.

I got the burnt tips entree with mashed potatoes, broccoli, and a corn muffin.

My dad ordered dessert so my mom and I had to help him eat it. 🙂

Aren’t they cute?

The night ended with pjs and Christmas peanut m&ms. I was very happy when it hit midnight because I was so ready for bed.

This morning I slept in until 8:30 (thanks Mom)!!! I played with Annabelle and ate a quick breakfast of toast, crunchy peanut butter, and banana before I headed to a New Year’s 10k race. The race started at 11 am and there were about 145 runners.

It was an out and back course which was awesome for the first 3 miles because it was all down hill. The final 3 miles…all uphill. It was definitely challenging and I was struggling to keep pace, but I ended in 48:03 and managed to maintain a sub-8 pace. 🙂

Me and Jeanette. She rocked as well and finished right on my heels.

The best way to refuel after a race…doughnut and Starbucks!

The rest of our New Year included an early dinner at Outback…

Ice cream from Cold Stone…


And a Dance Moms marathon.


I hope you had a wonderful first day of 2014!

How did you celebrate New Years?

Do you watch Dance Moms?

When was the last time you ate ice cream?


  1. Glad you had a fun NYE. I still have a bag of those same m&ms in my cupboard, which I tried to finish tonight since I am going to try to reduce my sugar consumption this year ( I’ve said this before).

    I don’t eat a lot of ice cream and I’ve never watched Dance moms ( I guess I’m kind of boring)!

    • I am also trying to reduce my sugar intake…pretty much trying to not eat dessert every night! I hope we are successful this time!

      You are not boring! 🙂 I just eat way too much ice cream.

      Sent from my iPhone


  2. Cold Stone. Yummmm. Happy New Year!

  3. Just found your blog! We are running for two together! Excited to follow you!

    • Thanks for reading! I’m not technically running4two right now, but will be again in the future. 🙂 I love the new “Be Mom Strong” page! You ladies are amazing!!!!

  4. Congrats on the race – great finish!


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