All Is Right In The World Again

That’s right folks.

It’s pizza night in the Jara household.  All is right again.


Nothing like a little football and pizza to make me feel like all is normal in our little world again.

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And while I may not be footballs BIGGEST fan, I couldn’t be happier or more comfortable with my night than I am right now.

Perfect way to celebrate 2 months of married life, right?

Ok I swear, I’m done mentioning month wedding anniversaries, I promise.


I’ll try at least ;).

On tonight’s pizza


  • seared poblano peppers
  • chopped purple peppers
  • chopped garlic
  • sauteed spinach 
  • garlic
  • bacon (and apparently Zach used the bacon to grease the veggies…he would
  • mozzarella cheese
  • frozen pizza dough

Question of the Evening:  What’s something that makes you feel at home?

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Current Book(s):

I am currently reading the last book in the DIVERGENCE series, Allegiant.


I started it with a vengence on my trip to and from St Louis, but have slowed down recently.  Doesn’t mean I’m not loving it. . . I have less than a quarter left but just keep finding distractions when I’m trying to read it.  Like in the gym last night, totally meant to read it but started chatting with an adorable pregnant lady and before I knew it my time on the bike was done.

Current Music:

To be honest, my half marathon playlist is still ROCKING my Ipod…haven’t gotten sick of it yet

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Highlights include:

  • Katy Perry: Roar AND Unconditional
  • Miley Cyrus: Wrecking Ball
  • Fall Out Boy: My song knows
  • Outkast: Bombs Over Baghdad (oldie but goodie)

Current Guilty Pleasure:

Halloween candy.  It’s kind of a problem right now.  My coworker just came to let me know there is a new bag of candy that was put out…and I literally ran to the break room.  Because I DONT have a huge lululemon bag of candy at home…

Current Nail Color:

No nail polish!  I actually haven’t painted my nails since the wedding!


Current Drink:

Water and coffee…my drinks of chocie at work

Current Food:

A PB Clif Bar? Almost ashamed to admit it… Love em though!


Current Favorite Show:

Oh man I don’t know.  Zach and I are really into Boardwalk Empire right now…


Current Wish List:

New running shoes!


Current needs:

A cocktail dress for an event Zach and I are going to this weekend!

Current Indulgence:

The pumpkin cookie I have in my purse for tonight 🙂

Current Blessing:

My husband, for sure 🙂

I missed him crazy style while he was gone, so I couldn’t be happier to have him back :).


Current Outfit:

Lululmeon tights, brown riding boots, a tan t-shirt, and an eternity scarf.

Current Excitement:

Zach’s birthday this weekend! 🙂

And that my friends, is my currently!

Question of the Afternoon:  Answer one, or all of these for your Currently…. 🙂

No I Will Not Remove My D Tag

I love sleeping in… have I ever mentioned that?

While I am not a HUGE fan of working late on Thursdays, there is something to refreshing about sleeping in until 730 on a weekday.  I wake up on my own normally, and get to allow myself to slowly wake up before my alarm goes off…my favorite.

Workout of The Morning: 3.5 miles speed work



Here’s how it looked this morning:

  • 1 mile warm up (about 940 pace)
  • 1 speed mile (between 8.0 and 7.1, about 8 min/mile page)
  • 1.5 mile switching back and forth between 800’s and 400’s at speed, and 400’s at recovery.
  • Finished 3.5 miles in a little under 31 minutes

That equals 27.25 miles for the Pile On The Miles challenge. 


Yes…that is still my D tag from the St Louis RnR on my shoe.  Shoot, if it were up to be I’d still be wearing my medal…so it is no surprise that the D tag is still there.  I need a new pair of shoes soon, so I imagine that little tag will be on there until these shoes are retired. And I am OK with that.

After my run I did day 7 of Piper’s 30 day thigh challenge which included:

  • 25 lateral lunges with weights
  • 50 scissors
  • 18 fire hydrants
  • 20 pile squat pulses with weights

Ok, this challenge is starting to get real as well.  If you are doing this with us…don’t look ahead.  Except to tomorrow, which is a rest day (which works perfectly because it’s a rest day on my schedule as well).



And now, I need to finish up getting ready and head to work.  I really do love these slow mornings 🙂

Question of the Morning: Do you keep your d tags on your shoes from races?  Or do you hold onto anything else from events as momentos?