Monday, July 30, 2012

PlanetGear WINNER!!!

The winner of the $40 PlanetGear giveaway is:

[thanks to]


Itlindian from............

"Average girl doing average things."

So happy you won!!

Email me at runemzrun at


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

"Wide Awake" - Katy Perry..... & Planet Gear Giveaway!!

[If you just want the Planet Gear Giveaway Info ----- scroll down below all my Yackity Yack ;) ]

What a week.  ummmmm errrrrrrr two weeks.

Busy. Busy. Busy.

Here's a very small run down of what's been going down in the RUN EMZ household.

1.  This is from last Friday . . . .

2.  The food was Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhmazing.


[I know, right.......insanely expensive steak house and they bring him a kiddy bib. ;) ] 
3.  Saturday night's menu = awesome.  Burger & fried pickles.

I as in Emz, Emily, Peanut's Mom, Twinkle Toe's Daughter ..... won $600 on roulette.  Such a freaking blast.  [ummmm, in case you are curious......the Pita lost it the next day but.......Honestly, it was tons of fun watching him lose.]  I was in tears LAUGHING!

4.  He did buy me this shirt for the loss.  FREAKING. Love. it.

5.  He sadly [for me] packed up [one day after his big "40th" birthday] early, early, EARLY this morning to go on a 4-5 day fishing trip in Colorado. 

However, I woke up to find these amazing flowers.
It. is. the. little. things.
so. grateful.

Followed by a text saying, "remember your run for today calls for a rolling hill 18 miler".


Ya, he won't have cell service for the next 4 days . . . . I hear the flat treadmill road calling! ;)


The awesome people at have offered to give one of my lucky readers a $40 gift card!

Here's how to enter:
[please leave a comment for each one you do]


1.  Visit
2.  Be a follower of my blog.
3.  "LIKE" Planet Gears Facebook page

For EXTRA entries:

1.  Follow  me on Twitter [ @runemz]
2.  Tweet about the giveaway:

"I'd freaking love to win the $40 @PlanetGear gift card @runemz is giving away."

3.  Follow me on Instagram

Winner will be chosen on Friday July 27th!

Good Luck!!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

"Show Me" - Usher

Ten. Things. Tuesday.

1. It's [getting] hot here in the 602.

2. Which means..........I'm kinda wishing I could do this every day

[Huge thank you to Lesley for the freaking awesome shirt.]

3. Buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut instead Peanut took me shopping yesterday for "Mom shorts" [insert huge "GAG" here.]

SFAM $180 shorts that I paid $17. Still. freaking. ugly. [92% of the reason WHY I wear workout clothes all day long.]

4. They sell these at Costco now?

Peanut: Mom, you got a treadmill......can I get this?
Me: notafreakingchanceever

5. Best grocery trip ever [yesterday].

I totally planned it.

6. This ridiculous blurp was on this morning.

Any one else see this? "Six weeks to OMG", ya, I'm NOT a fan. [here]

7. It was my "half birthday" last week. [ya, I even forgot]

He. freaking. rocks.

8. Anddddddddddddddd did I mention . . . . . [from yesterday]

Love. Him.

9. Who really does what they "pin" on Pinterest anyway?

Ummmmmmmm. Peanut. [& co]

10. Seriously cute, no?

[hair pin] . . . made out of the Pita's suit pants......that. he. ripped. the. bum. open. on. WHILE. at. work. yesterday.

Peanut. was. stoked.


So did anyone else see that clip on the Today Show this morning?


Friday, July 6, 2012

"Where Have You Been" - Rihanna

Today has been a w e s o m e.

Don't mind me. I'm just smiling ear to ear as I type.

Yesterday, I received this:

So [of course] today I HAD to test in out on the long run.

Seriously --- awesome.

Click here to check out her amazing designs. Anddddddd by the way, the second that "Bubblegum 011" comes out . . . . watch out! ;)

"Look Good, Run Faster" ----- I am SOLD!!

On the cooking/nutrition front:

I found Carisse on Instagram. Loved her receipes and they got my creative juices flowing. [I know, this is dangerous]

But after many trials I found MY perfect muffin.


[makes 6 LARGE muffins [125 calories in each large one] or 10 smaller-ish ones]

29oz canned pumpkin
2 scoops protein powder [the one I have is GF and approx 100 cal/scoop]
3 egg whites beaten
1/2T cinnamon
1/3 Cup Splenda

Mix it all up.
I sprinkle a few chopped pecans on top before baking.
Throw those babies in the oven for 40 minutes at 350*

When baked but not cool yet........I take a fork and drizzle a little natural peanut butter on top. It almost melts on top like butter.

Now the important part.

Just. add. the. pickle.


Happy. Friday!

Monday, July 2, 2012

"Hot Blooded" - Foreigner

By the numbers . . . .

4 - days spent at the AZ Volleyball Festival last week.

25 - number of hours spent watching Peanut play volleyball.

4 - number of [full out] blocks she had

7 - number of aces

4 - number of nights she was asleep by 8:30pm

2 - number of old volleyball coaches of mine I ran into.

4 - number of times I passed by my old stomping grounds [from the 24 hour run]
I'm used to this:

0 - number of treadmills I saw outside the studio ...wierd

100 - percent chance there will be another 24 hour treadmill run.

321 - number in dollars to replace one freaking tire on my car.

2 - the number of Hokas I wish I'd have bought with above mentioned funds.  The "NEW" Hokas = LOVE.
[photos a la Peanut---this was an awesome 20 minutes . . . . I'll have to post the even worse & more hilarious photos one day]

2 - number of hours spent at Costco today.

3 - actual costco items purchased.

1 - number of ELATED daughters I have who will now be wearing contacts.

2 - number of worried parents the above mentioned daughter now has.

100 - percent chance she somehow looks even more beautiful now.

1 - additional guns the Pita will probably purchase [he'll say it's due to the above].

0 - ideas as to WHAT to buy the Pita for his BIG "40" coming up this month.


What do I buy the Pita for the big  40?!?