Photos From The Weekend

Today is Superbowl Sunday and to be completely honest I’d have no clue if all of my favorite food blogs weren’t posting guacamole and buffalo chicken dip recipes. I don’t regularly follow football and barely enjoy watching the Superbowl if the Patriots are in it. But please, somebody alert me any time a Betty White commercial comes on.

Instead of guacamole or dip, I’d much rather be eating these:

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I made a batch of Outrageous Triple Chocolate Brownies for a friend’s belated birthday. Obviously, I had to try one to make sure I wasn’t poisoning anyone, and then I had to move the pan out of site to make sure I didn’t try anymore. 

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Last weekend I got new running shoes. Can you tell which pair is the new one and which is the old one? I’ll give you a hint: Their the same brand and the treads should be mirror images of one another except for the color. I really like to get my money’s worth.

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Saturday morning I went out for a long run. Holly asked how marathon training was going; right now I’m taking it week-by-week meaning if I can make it through my long run then I haven’t given in yet. This run went really well in the new shoes.

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And then I ate a large bowl of Chinese food, which really isn’t the best thing after a long run I’ve learned because you’ll spend the rest of the day burping up soy sauce and garlic. I’m going to need another brownie to freshen my breath.

Superbowl: yay or nay?

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21 Responses to Photos From The Weekend
  1. Amy
    February 6, 2011 | 9:06 am

    Looks like you needed new running shoes! The new ones feel nice and cushy I bet, that is one of my favorite things new shoes to run in :)! Those brownies look awesome, and I would agree that they are better than all the other superbowl food ;)!

  2. VeggieGirl
    February 6, 2011 | 9:35 am

    Super bowl = nay.

  3. Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn
    February 6, 2011 | 9:53 am

    Superbowl = giant nay. Even though I dated a football player and basically understand it, it is so boring! I fell asleep during a football game once, I felt so terrible!

    P.s. I need a garmin, I’m glad you had a good run!:)

  4. Livvy
    February 6, 2011 | 10:04 am

    I’m making homemade soft pretzels today to bring to a superbowl party!! I just stumbled upon your blog..somehow haha but I’m really loving it! I’m subscribing to you via google reader and really looking forward to reading more:) those brownies look BOMB…so does your chickpea cookie dough hummus..i’m making that soon!

  5. Stacy @ Every Little Thing
    February 6, 2011 | 10:06 am

    I love large sporting events. I think it brings a comradery to people like little else can, honestly. I love everyone getting together for a common purpose, friendly rivalry (unless you’re from Ohio State, because as a Wolverine I’m required to hate you), and good food and drinks. It’s just fun!

    • Wannabe Chef
      February 6, 2011 | 10:10 am

      I happily have no connections to Ohio 🙂

  6. Katy (The Singing Runner)
    February 6, 2011 | 10:16 am

    Holy moly those shoes! Haha!!! At least they were used well! 🙂

    Superbowl= yay! Although none of my teams are playing. 🙁

  7. Melissa @ TryingToHeal
    February 6, 2011 | 10:20 am

    super bowl nay; so boring. and i think football is barbaric. kinda.

    and good god child! i will buy you shoes if you let them get into that shape ever again!!!! makes me wonder why you might have been having problems with your running! but love mizuno. i wear the wave rider 13 and 14 and love love love them! so much cushion!

  8. Lee
    February 6, 2011 | 10:27 am

    I’m kind of excited that the Super Bowl is tonight because it means that the grocery store won’t be crowded when I do my weekly shopping!

  9. Bethany @Bridezilla Bakes
    February 6, 2011 | 10:32 am

    Hilarious shoes… looks like you reeeaally needed new ones 🙂

    Superbowl is a nay. Dislike both teams, hugely. Also, we don’t get cable, and I’m SO sick that I’m not going to make it to our friends’ house tonight to watch it with everyone 🙁 Womp womp. But I’d take a brownie, for sure…

  10. Erin
    February 6, 2011 | 10:46 am

    Nay indeed! Although I’m sure that doesn’t surprise you 🙂
    I am really impressed with your ability to run long distances Evan!

  11. Amy at TheSceneFromMe
    February 6, 2011 | 10:49 am

    Yay to the Superbowl for commercials and the halftime show!

  12. melissa @ the delicate place
    February 6, 2011 | 11:15 am

    truth, i’m afraid to say nay because pittsburgh fans will kill me. i root for the steelers because it’s my hometown but honestly could care less! i enjoy watching ice hockey instead 🙂

  13. Christin@purplebirdblog
    February 6, 2011 | 1:25 pm

    Damn… those shoes were bussss-ted! And I personally like burping up garlic all day. Although sushi burps are the best. 🙂

  14. Madeline - Greens and Jeans
    February 6, 2011 | 2:13 pm

    the picture of your old shoes makes every joint and bone in my body ache! I will definitely be super bowl-ing it up seeing as I was born and raised a packer fan!

  15. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)
    February 6, 2011 | 3:29 pm

    Outrageous Triple Chocolate Brownies as a breath freshener..sounds PERFECT to me!

    love the pics!

    and i just noticed your header had a brownie on it. I have no idea how long that’s been there, but it looks good!

    when you get a chance, lmk about that stumble stuff i asked you yesterday. no rush, ive had my account 15 mos and just last week am trying to learn it 🙂

  16. Corey @ the runner's cookie
    February 6, 2011 | 4:04 pm

    Awesome job on your 12-miler!! How did you feel? Looks like you definitely needed some new shoes…usually I purchase before mine are literally falling apart 😉
    I enjoy watching football, but my favorite part of the Super Bowl is the food and commercials, hands down. Hope you enjoy your brownies!

  17. Kate (What Kate is Cooking)
    February 6, 2011 | 7:22 pm

    Superbowl- nay! And I totally hear you on tasting foods when you’re running. I had a peanut butter binge the night before a long run once, and the mere thought of peanut butter was enough to make me sick for a week. Thankfully, I got over it 🙂

  18. Hannah
    February 6, 2011 | 8:56 pm

    As an Australian (in Australia), the Superbowl doesn’t really matter and I couldn’t care less… and yet I’m actually watching it right now. I drove to my parents’ place to use their internet and my dad is home from work to watch it!

    Now I want a brownie.

  19. Yum Yucky
    February 7, 2011 | 2:44 pm

    I was gonna order my first ever taste of tofu at the Japanese restaurant last week. My husband talked me out of it. Why the hell did I listen to him?

  20. Holly
    February 9, 2011 | 12:25 pm

    haha, yay for training! and yay for that bowl of Chinese food goodness – what’s all in there?!?!