What I Ate Runner’s World Race Weekend

Panera Tomato Soup and Veggie Sandiwch

Somewhere in all of that race recapping yesterday, I mentioned that I felt as though I ate really well when it came to fueling my muscles properly in order to prepare, run, recover and then prepare to run again. When I say I ate really well, I mean that the foods I was consuming made […]

Sick Days And Waffle Ice Cream Sundaes

panera coffee

  The only thing worse than having a food allergy rash reaction thing for days which prevents you from sleeping is when your son wakes up super early on the Monday morning of a camp day throwing up. Thankfully he wasn’t sick since he felt fine afterwards but it was enough to keep him home from camp […]

Having Control And Carbon Monoxide Scare

  I wasn’t supposed to run yesterday but I woke up to warm weather (warm is a relative term here) and the sun shining. No runner is giving up a brief hiatus from this Polar Vortex, rest day or not. My last four runs have taken place outside. A rainy run I don’t mind all that […]

Venting On The Treadmill

  The best part about working from Panera Bread for a few hours is the free refills on coffee. I didn’t even need the coffee yesterday though because I was totally riding the runner’s high I achieved from six seriously fabulous and speedy treadmill miles. I decided that if I just keep sharing with you […]

Panera Bread For Lunch And Friday Links Of Interest

  So yesterday after chatting with you all about DJ, her book and being married to former hockey player Pavel Bure, I read an article about Hilary Duff and former hockey player Mike Comrie getting divorced. Maybe Hilary should read DJ’s book on marriage? Just a thought. I can’t believe it is Friday already. I […]

Panera Bread Hot Chocolate With Chocolate Chip Marshmallows – A Tutorial

  Oh yes. Your computer screen is not deceiving you. That is indeed Panera Bread’s new hot chocolate topped with chocolate chip marshmallows. Looks like a serious dessert. It is. Let’s start at the beginning. I decided the other day that it just wouldn’t be right to sample such a unique form of a marshmallow […]

Red Mango, Running Gloves And KT Tape

  I never made it to Panera Bread for the new Hot Chocolate with the chocolate chip marshmallows. Did you try it? How was it? I did get to Red Mango though. Of course I did. We should start playing “Guess How Much Meredith’s Red Mango Parfait Cost This Week”. Wouldn’t that be fun? No? Oh. […]

Panera Bread Hot Chocolate And Favorite Food Partners

  Please forgive me if I go back on my word this weekend. So I always say that I prefer to chew my calories rather than drink them but I need to make an exception. Have you seen the new Panera Bread hot chocolate topped with CHOCOLATE CHIP MARSHMALLOWS? I decided that the new Panera […]

Panera Bread Coffee and My New Favorite Fall Recipe

Question for you: When you are given access to the self-service coffee station at a restaurant such as Panera Bread, is there a limit to how often you can refill your cup even if it is assumed the refills are free? And, is it wrong to refill your cup one more time to take with you […]

The Secret Recipe Box

Time for Thursday! Rise and Shine! What’s with my peppiness? Well, we know I am a morning person. So I am naturally up and ready for the day. Although I think I am still on a caffeine high from yesterday morning. I worked from Panera Bread and went a little refill happy with the hazelnut […]

Three Tip Tuesday – Playlist

Rise and shine friends! OK my early morning perkiness today is totally an act. I am extremely tired and had major trouble getting out of bed today which is so not like me. Thank goodness for coffee. Speaking of coffee, has anyone ordered from the Starbucks secret menu yet? I haven’t, but I did order […]

Mother of the Year?

Are you allowed to vote for yourself as Mother of the Year? Or At least write your own essay and submit it to your local newspaper for when they ask for entries to determine the local Mother of the Year? If so, I think I will start writing my essay. You are correct – that […]