Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Bragging and Bacon Bits

Holy smokes two and a half weeks has managed to
just disappear into the twilight in the blink of an eye!
So it didn't just disappear, but I did.
But I'm back.
And the marathon is over.
Yes, I can breathe deep and enjoy some more free time.
(except I now have a head cold so breathing deep is challenging)

Before we go on any further can I brag for two minutes...
Just two, bare with me please.

Here we are at 4:23 am.
Yes, and we are IN the finish line parking lot.
That is an hour from our home.
That means we left the house at 3:23 am.
Which means we were up at 3:15 am.
Holy heavens it was early.

Here's our whole ensemble.
 This is as close to an outfit post as you're ever going to get. 
We always dress matching on race day.
And most days when we go to the gym together.
Everyone there calls us the twins.
You read that right, everyone.
We may be famous in our own minds.
(emphasis on: in our own minds)

Last shot...
Us after 26.2 miles of runningness.
Yes, we both ran the whole, entire way.
My legs were tired.
Not hurting me, but NOT interested in keep on keeping on once I hit mile 21.
There were still 5.2 miles left.
But I did it.
And somehow one of the race photographers got a picture of me smiling.
He is my hero.
One day when people look at the picture they will think I was so happy.
Little do they know....

And I'd hate to give you a post with no recipe...
So I've got a quick one for you!

Sauteed Salty-Sweet Snap Peas

(There's really no specific measures here, I just proportioned how Mr. T and I love it)
(These proportions included LOTS of bacon bits)
Snap Peas
Dry white wine
Bacon (Cut in pieces)
Dates (Pitted and sliced)
Pepper (to taste)

1. Cook bacon as directed on package (or how you do it on the regular).
2. Remove bacon from pan and pat dry with paper towels.
3. Reserving bacon fat sautee snap peas (with stems removed) until softened.
4. Add sliced dates and bacon bits.
5. Sprinkle with pepper.
6. Add dashes of white wine to deglaze.
(You don't want the juices to get too thin,
but do want it to be more of a dressing than a glaze on the beans)
7. Enjoy! 


  1. there's NO WAY you look that good after 26.2 miles! Dang girl! I love the shorts yall are so cute!!!!

  2. Congrats on completing and doing so well on your marathon! I cannot imagine running that distance.


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