I PULLED THE TRIGGER!

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I know it sounds bad…but it is a GOOD THING!  I just signed up to run Broad Street with Students Run Philly Style!  YAY!  Although registration was closed to the public (capped at 30,000) I was able to sign up last minute to run with this wonderful charity!  From their site

Students Run Philly Style is tackling childhood obesity, low graduation rates & youth violence with a unique combination of long distance running & mentorship.  Youth in this program train alongside adult mentors for nine months in order to complete a marathon or half marathon.  As mentor and student take on the challenge of a 26.2 mile race together they discover the strength and potential of both their body and mind.  To date, Students Run has served over 1200 youth.

 The statistics for youth in Philadelphia are alarming.  Over 50% of children are obese or at risk for becoming so and almost half of high school students do not graduate in four years.  

I truly believe in what Students Run is doing to provide a brighter future for Philadelphia’s youth.  I hope you will join me in supporting their mission.

If you are interested in finding out more or donating (every little bit helps) 🙂  Please click here.

THANK YOU!!!!

It’s a Blogger’s World!

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Good morning everyone!  Sorry I have been inconsistent with posting lately…I am waiting for life to present a lull where I will be able to get things done!  Anywhoooo happy Thursday!  So…here are a few things I have been up to lately…

Tuesday night I was lucky enough to be involved in a Philly Phoodie meet up at Garces Trading Company  organized by Sabrina and Leslie-thanks girls, by the way!  I can also thank them for their great recaps here and here.  It was a blast!  All of the girls were so nice and I cannot wait to meet up with them again!  Garces was really delish but I think I did not order enough as I left still hangry (which was not helped by the fact that Oscar decided to get sick while I was gone so Mama had to rush home)…

Nom Nom Nom- amazing bread and oil...I DEFINITELY judge a restaurant by its bread basket 🙂

Delicious endive salad ordered for my entree although I should have done it as an app! I was hangggry!

Because really...what's a good meal without a Diet Coke?!?!?

Ok, sorry for the brief recap…moving onto other things I have been doing…

Rewind to Monday…Sabrina KINDLY agreed to try a Zumba class with me at the Club. Shout out to Eamon who helped me get her in :-)!  Anyway, I have to say that it takes a lot of nerve to meet someone and take a Zumba class because if you are uncoordinated like me then it can really be…mortifying!  Haha!  BUT, Sabrina was so nice and we had a great time.  I even got her this hilarious card, that I must showcase on the blog, to thank her!

So funny! And so true????

I have to thank Sabrina as well for giving me a brussel sprout tutorial after I burnt my batch to a crisp the other night.  Thanks to her I was left with these yummy babies!

YUM! Great success!

I used Trader Joe’s ground chicken patties for the protein portion of the meal (and put Husband’s on a Rosemary roll from Whole Foods-he swears he’s into rosemary right now-we shall see how long that lasts) and added squash to mine, rice to his.

His and Her plates- can you guess which is which?

 SO…question- What was your biggest kitchen disaster?  DO tell!  Don’t be shy!  I guarantee mine have been worse!