Potatoes, Pies and I wish I could have thought of another word starting with the letter P to make this title sound cooler.

I am really good at being late to give people their birthday gifts but at least I made it to MEGAN’S house within a week of her birthday:)  Isn’t it better to space out the presents and celebrate your own birth for as long as poosible?

If you haven’t checked out Megan’s blog, you should.  She is a health and exercise expert and may even eat as much froyo as me but probably not.

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Let me share a secret with you.  I have a slight addiction to white potatoes.  I think they are 3 trillion times better than sweet potatoes and you can top them with pretty much anything and call it a meal.  We topped ours last night with cheese, corn, bbq chicken, steamed broccoli, tomatoes and sour cream.  My mom got the potatoes from Costco (aka each potato was 3.5 lbs) and guess who brought the broccoli…..

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Curly has a new book that she made us read to her 30 times last night.  I have mastered the skill of changing pages 6 at a time without her noticing.  Curly has also learned how to master wearing her pajamas all Sunday long, one of the valuable things I have taught her.

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Mer got her first digital camera ever and Billy taught her how to use it.  Have I ever told you that Billy enjoys reading owners manuals?  I have never opened up one of those things in my life and I wonder why I break all of my electronics within 3 months of owning them.

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Update on our witches from (last Sunday) apple heads below, they have really shriveled up and look quite creepy now…..

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Have you ever had Costco apple pie?  I think the filling of the pie is apples mixed with caramel and the crust was topped with cinnamon sugar.  Don’t be deceived by that sliver of pie, I knew I was going to have to finish off Billy’s slice too.

We ended the night by putting everyone to work on our halloween costumes, somehow I managed to burn my chin with the glue gun, I need help.

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What is your Monday workout?

-Treadmill run this a.m.  It has been 4 days since my last run, I wanted to make sure I let my body FULLY recover after my last long run.

White potatoe vs. sweet potatoe?  Which one wins in your book?  (I know sweet potatoes have more vitamins and nutrients but we are just going off taste for this question)

What was the last electronic thing that you bought?

-Our phones…….but I really want to buy massage chair…wait, does that count as an electronic?

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Everything from Costco is so good. I have no idea what they do to make it so delicious. Your costume sounds so dangerous from all the burns you are getting making it. haha. :)
I like sweet potatoes way more than white potatoes, to me they have more flavor. I want to run so badly! I have tendonitis in my right ankle that I’m trying to heal before my marathon. I’m crossing my fingers that it clears up this week so I can get one more double digit run in.

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I don’t know how Costco does it…everything is good! I am so sorry about your tendonitis!! It better get BETTER ASAP!

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“P”…PAM!! :)

Girl, those “page changing” skills…I passed down to YOU! :)

Speedworkout on treadmill this a.m. (5K 4 me on Saturday) Smart decision on letting your “body recover completely” before nailing another run!

Sweet potatoes for me!

Your “Mer” is soo cute. I’m picturing her being soo excited about her camera! I was shocked when my grandmother got her first computer…now she’s obsessed! last electronic thing…my IPOD. :)

Have a happy Monday! xo :)

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You are so right….PAM!!! Bahaha, you do the page changing too:) How did your 5k go…..3 in one year?!?! I need details! Can’t wait for you to meet mer next summer!

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5k is this upcoming Saturday. I’ll let you know how it goes!! It’s right around the corner from where I live…small local race. xo :)

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i just got home from PUMP but will be doing a core class after work followed by a 2000 m swim.

I actually just boughr white potatoes this week because my boyfriend is going out of town and i get to cook for myself. Lazy and easy=baked potatoes!

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Enjoy your baked potatoes:) Good job on going to pump AND swimming…you are my motivation!

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I’m about to head to the gym to do some elliptical/stairs, and then teach BodyPUMP!!

I bought a camera…..and I am ALL about sweet potatoes!

Cute outfit, girl!!

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I always want to go to your pump classes, you are probably the best teacher ever! yay for a new camera!

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I can imagine how good that CostCo Apple Pie is..sometimes store bought beats homemade…we love the BJs one. Not a potato eater @ all really. Mashed if I am craving it.

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BJs is SO good!!! I love their pies. Mashed potatoes win in my book too…especially if there is gravy!

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Chest & Back, plus some Abs this morning :) White potatoes all the way!

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30 Day Shred!!!
I am sorry for this but I don’t like white potatoes! But love sweet potatoes! I am however starting to like the mini potatoes a bit more and found recipes I like with them :)
I think it was my iPod Nano, since I washed my other one ;)

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I will forgive you about the white potatoes:) Share your mini potatoes recipes. Poor nano ha…I have washed a lot of electronics too!

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haha, thanks ;) These are the recipes, the Salt and Vinegar chips one takes a while but totally worth it!
http://ohsheglows.com/2010/07/30/homemade-salt-vinegar-chips/
http://ohsheglows.com/2011/05/24/asparagus-and-potato-salad/

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Thanks Lindsey…those look amazing!

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ooooh that pie does look good!

Today’s workout is either going to be a 3 mile run, or some time at the gym. Not sure, yet actually.

Oh and I’m glad you admit that you don’t read the manual..I mean who actually does? Oh wait, Billy does. ha. But seriously, I rarely read a manual unless I can’t figure out how to turn something on, ha.

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Pyjamas are the only attire allowed on Sundays..at least in my world! Today’s workout was a 7-mile run which felt great after a weekend of non-stop eating…I’d like to think of it as a form of carbo-loading ;)

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I guess you can count my new iPhone as the last thing even though I’ve yet to receive it. (counting down the days!)
I’m with you on white potatoes, I try and tell myself I like sweet ones better but it’s really just a lie to trick myself into eating them.

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elliptical today. blech.

I am a fan of the yam. That almost rhymed. I like to top it with a smile.

I need to buy a new microwave. I am all sorts of exciting.

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This morning’s workout: 45 min spin + 15 abs

Definitely sweet potatoes, especially when they are in fry form :)

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Great workout!! Good call on the sweet potato fries!

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Thanks for recommending an expert’s blog! I love getting tips from someone who has a comprehensive and authoritative knowledge of health and fitness. I always think it’s really neat when a blogger links to a real expert. Thanks for sharing her link! Can’t wait to check her out!

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Aaaand she runs! Even cooler!

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I am glad you like it…SHE ROCKS! Have a great day Christina!

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Yesterday I ran 10 miles so today I will be sitting on my couch reading or possible getting roped into walking the dog. Also I like white potatoes better, but we often buy sweet potato fries because I feel less guilty about eating them. They sorta have a sweet flavor too which is nice. And the last tech thing we bought was a desktop computer which has just been fabulous!

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CONGRATS on your awesome 10 miles. Enjoy reading or walking the dog:) I need to buy some sweet potato fries asap! Yay for a new computer!

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hahaha your niece is too cute :)

workout today is 7 miles easy outside…hopefully, if it doesnt rain! otherwise I will need to treadmill it.

I love both kinds of potatoes but sweet potatoes win in my book…i love smothering them in butter and cinnamon..soooo good!!

last electronic thing I bought was the PS3 for kevins birthday…and now I will battle with it for Kevins attention for the rest of my life…lol

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Elliptical + a yoga class! I haven’t been in like 3 weeks :S

I’m not a fan of any type of potato! I don’t like the texture. Unless of course they’re in french fry form :)

I just got a new ipod nano and I LOVE IT!

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I LOVE white potatoes. They are definitely my thing. I actually CRAVE them all the time. I remember last year for a whole month, I would have nothing but a baked potato for lunch every single day! I like to top them with pico de gallo or this black bean, corn and roasted pepper salsa I get at Target…it’s Archer’s Farms brand and so CHUNKY and good. Well, I guess I know what I am having for lunch now ;)

So, you race the Halloween half on Saturday, right? I have a half on Sunday, and I am so excited. We can dress up, too, at my half, but I am ridiculously uncoordinated, so running in some type of costume is a little out of the question for me! I’d probably end up injuring myself.

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Okay, your potato combo sounds absolutely amazing!!! I will be getting that salsa! Good luck on your half, I can’t wait to read all about it!

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My monday workout is my running club! Today’s plan is a 5-mile run but next Monday is hills… boooo! I know you LOVE your hills- can you make me love them too?

The last electronic gadget I bought was a Kindle for my husband’s birthday- he loves it way too much… I’m thinking I might have to accidently hide it soon!

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HA..you might have to, I hide billy’s iPad all the time for that same reason:) Have fun at running club and you are going to rock those hills next week!

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“P” for “Presents”

Love white potatoes – sweet potatoes are good but gotta have lots of brown sugar, cinnamon and marshmallows!!

3 mile run this morning and some Jillian Ripped in 30 this afternoon!

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Good call on the presents ha! Yep, I couldn’t agree more with you about the sweet potato necessities:) Great workout.

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I don’t think white potatoes get enough recognition. They really are a super food – ” One large russet potato contains 63 grams of carbohydrates, zero grams of fat, eight grams of protein, and seven grams of fiber. It also provides 64 percent of your Daily Value of vitamin C, 53 percent of B6, and 1,600 milligrams of potassium–three times the amount in one large banana–which is critical for fluid balance and muscle function.”

Check out the following article: http://www.runnersworld.com/article/0,7120,s6-242-303–12052-F,00.html

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WOW!! Jessica, thank you so much!! That article is AWESOME (and you know I love everything from runners world.com:) It was awesome to read about ultra marathoners eating them during their race…AWESOME!! 3 x’s as much potassium as a banana….sign me up:) Thanks again and I hope you are having a great day!

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Mnnn sweet potatoes all the way. But I do appreciate a good white potato smothered in cheese and sour cream!

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Cheese and sour cream are the only ways to eat them:) Have a great day Michelle. PS what do you usually put on your sweet potatoes?

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Hmm I like roasting them with a little cayenne pepper and putting them in salads. I also eat them baked with veggie baked beans, smashed up with black beans and baked with cinnamon and butter! I hope you have a great day too!

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YAYY for letting your body rest from running!!!! hope your run goes AMAZINGG!!! and umm I WANT A MASSAGE CHAIR how awesome would that be if i could sit and do my homework whileeeeeee getting a massage WANT IT SO BAD!<3

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It is all about extending the birth week/month/season! Your friends are lucky to have you ;)

Enjoy your run this morn! That tater and apple pie combo are sure to be great fuel!

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You were right…the tater and pie combo was the perfect fuel:) Hope you are having an amazing day Diana!

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For me, I am either in a white potato or sweet potato mood…I don’t really have a favorite. As for my workout, I think I’m going running at some point today!

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Have fun on your run today Gen!

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The last electronic I bought was an iphone! Woo! I usually toss owners manuals (mike freaks out) because they’re online and I can just google everything. I’m a product of our generation.

I love potatoes of any kind, but hate preparing them, so the only time I really eat them is when they are home fries at the diner.

Love the creepy witches!!

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HA…I totally throw our owners manuals away too!

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Those apple head witches are so cool!!!
This morning it was so tough to get out of bed! But I made it to the gym and ran 3 miles : )
I love both types of potatoes. I think it depends on my mood and what I’m going to eat with the potato.
I can’t remember the last electronic thing I bought… I’m super bad with electronics too!

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GREAT JOB getting up and going to the gym!!! It is crazy how hard it is sometimes to get up but we know we will feel so much better if we do!

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I’m pretty sure I’m taking a rest day… PR’d my 5k Saturday and killed myself doing Tone It Up Circuit workouts yesterday… my legs are begging for a break! and I know a place where it’s $5 Fajita Monday..

White Potatoes… MASHED preferably. I do like Sweet Potato Fries though.. thin and crispy!

Hmm… last electronic device… possibly phone even though that was a year ago? all my electronics seem to come in the form of gifts.. I guess it’s something I don’t buy myself.

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CONGRATS ON YOUR PR and tone it up workout, you are a machine!! Sweet potato fries are the best…how could I forget about those?

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I really want a massage chair too!! Travis thinks it’s a waste – I think he’ll wisen up when I make him give me massages everyday.

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HA….I think we need to come up with some sort of power point or presentation that we can use to convince our husbands that we NEED them!

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Better than Costco apple pie: Costco pecan pie. Just my humble opinion.

My workout today was a spinning podcast. Definitely sweet potatoes, especially with butter and brown sugar. My last electronics purchase was my iPad… <3 iLove <3

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I haven’t tried the pecan pie but now I NEED TO. Great job on the spinning podcast. I don’t know how I lived without my iPad ha!

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I don’t think I am healthy enough yet because I just don’t like sweet potatoes, except on Thanksgiving and they have to be covered in marshmallows. I’ll eat a white potato any day of the week.

I am excited to see your costume, the only thing I can think of at dollar tree is googley eyes and colorful puff balls?

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Ha.. I think that sweet potatoes should be required to be covered with marshmallows! You are getting closer!

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Just ran 5 on the treadmill.

I am only recently appreciating sweet potatoes. And I have come to love them. But nothing beats a plain old baked potato with butter.

Electronic thing: I just got the cats an automatic laser pointer toy that sits on the floor. Does that count? Or maybe my laptop.

The Kidless Kronicles

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NICE RUN! That toy totally counts ha:)

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Monday workout was supposed to be 5 x 1k @ 5k pace. But I am too lazy to do the math required to convert my Garmin-provided miles to kilometers. So I did 8.5mi with 2x1mi @ 5k and 2 x 0.5mi @ 5k pace. Kind of the same thing, with less math required. Oh, and the workout kicked my butt! Why is it that, after every wildly successful workout, there are killer ones like this? Ouch.

Last electronic? I just got the new iPhone 4S!!! And I am obsessed with it.

I loooooove sweet potato fries, but regular potatoes for meals any day of the week. Try topping them with chicken, black beans, corn and guacamole. Heaven.

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YAY for the new iPhone….I am obsessed with mine too. I love talking to Siri ha!! Ask her where to hide a body…..

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I looooove costco’s apple pie, it might be my most favorite. It goes delicious w coffee for breakfast! ;)

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Good call….I now know what my bfast will be tomorrow:)

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My weekend/week has been crazy and I haven’t been able to read any blogs but this morning I read this one first and girl -IM SO GLAD I DID…you always manage to make me laugh! Thanks! I LOVE white potatoes too….YUMMY!
Todays workout will be 4 mile run – 100 push ups & some ab work!
Off to Spain on Wed! SO EXCITED!
xoxo from Trinidad

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AHHHH HEY GIRL!!! Your costumes for the 5k made MY DAY. LOVE IT!! 100 push ups…you are my hero. Have fun in Spain and I can’t wait to read all about it!

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Just finished Spin, back and bi’s. I love Sweet Potato fries!!

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I have never been to Costco but a new one is opening by us this Thursday and I couldn’t be more excited! I actually don’t like white potatoes at all but I love me some sweet potato!!

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I love all things potato, but sweet potato wins :) I went for a long bike ride today, watched the sun come up!

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I’m headed to spin class tonight and then some quick abs stuff afterwards. My calves are still killing from wearing my minimalist shoes during the urban adventure on Saturday!

My last tech purchase? My Garmin, thanks to you! I loveeeeeeeeeee it but I definitely didn’t read the manual. I just pushed buttons until it worked :)

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White potatoes, hands down.
I don’t buy electronics – I leave that to the hubs. He’d better not ever die or I’d have to pull out a typewriter.
Skipping the workout today since I have a test in Microbiology. Blah. I really love your family in a blog stalking kind of way. I’m afraind I’m going to see them on the street one day and expect them to know as much about me as I do about them.

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aw that’s so cute. He’s behind her making sure she knows how to operate the camera! Curly’s hair is so precious, by the way!

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I am 100% with you on the white potatoes. I do not understand the whole sweet potatoe rage. Your grandma is quite possibly the cutest thing alive and you and Megan look absolutely gorgeous. Love you girls so much!

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I LOVE all potatoes, but my favorite is probably sweet potatoes. I just can’t get enough. I ran this morning for the 1st time in 5 days and it felt amazing! Then I went to meet friends at yoga. A perfect morning. Billy and I got the new iPhones last week – just like you and your Billy! :)

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White potatoes are so overlooked, and it makes me sad! I love throwing them in a scramble or soup these days….and I especially love how dirt cheap they are!

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BRILLIANT…I need to start adding them to my scrambles!

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Sweet potatoes all the way, especially if they’re sweet potato fries!

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I don’t work out when i’m sick, so I watched a lot of sports with the hubby and crafted the last few days. I still don’t know how to use our Mac well, which is our new electronic. I wish someone would read the manual for me! Those witches are looking wicked awesome! And that puppy on your last post was way too adorable. And sweet potatoes are better because they are dessert AND dinner all at the same time!

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I am so sorry that you have been SICK…boo!!! Agreed about dessert and sweet potatoes as long as there are marshmallows on top:)

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so guess what? I have a good recipe to cure all this P love! Its potato pie!! Not as good as the apple pie from costco, but close.
Love those little curls of the niece. Too cute!

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I NEED TO TRY YOUR POTATO PIE…that sounds REALLY good!

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Love sweet potato fries! And sweet potatoes with baked beans..but in general I love any potato any way so both are good in my book. Craving some fries now…with lots of ketchup.

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I think I like white potatoes better. I just recently discovered I liked sweet potatoes, but I still like the white ones a tad better. Either way, potatoes are GOOD. :)

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I’m going to do some HIIT and a weight lifting routine later on!

I loveeee sweet potatoes better than white for taste. I’m not sure why but they are deelish! Especially with almond butter (heaven). I still like white though!

My iPhone was the last electronic I bought!

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You know Megan?! I keep forgetting you went to Timpanogos and know people from there. Megan was my sisters best friend in high school! How fun! :)

And… white potatoes will always win!

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Hey girl!!!!! When are we going to go for a run together?!?

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I love both white and sweet potatoes and use them totally differently. But with the sweet potatoes, it has to be the ones that are yellow, not orange. The yellow ones are amazing and really what fries should be made of. They’re way better tasting.
And white potatoes are like pasta. You can top them with anything and they’re fantastic. Mac and cheese, chili, broccoli with cheese, meat sauce. Oh, now I’m hungry.

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I have to go with sweet potatoes here because it’s FALL and I can picture them with marshmallows on top… YUMMY!!!!

Workout this AM was 8 miles… and I COULD SEE MY BREATH!? What is up with that?? And I only almost got hit about 17 times by truckers who are too busy texting than to pay attention to my reflective lamp that I refuse to strap around my head because it gives me a headace…. and instead wear around my chest. Is is VERY attractive let me tell you.

My most recent electronic purchase was a blackberry for the start of my new career :) Can’t be without e-mail access!!

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I totally agree with you on recovery! thanks for your informative comment on my “train faster” post! :)

There is the massage cushion you can put on a chair: AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have done 3 hard days of running, so I think I will do a crossfit/strength workout today to give my legs a breather! Was thinking of a spin class, but they are pretty tired!

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I’m doing Speed tonight!
4 X 1000 (400 RI)
I haven’t bought anything recently…that I remember anway
Prefer Sweet potatoes…with sugar and butter!

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gaah, I’ve GOTTA go with the sweet tater.. but I do love both. ;)

and you. obv.

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Honestly I like sweet or white potatoes … I don’t discriminate! ;) I think I white potatoes when making fries, hash browns, mashed potatoes etc, but I don’t really like a white baked potato. For that, I’d prefer sweet! :)

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So funny we both talked about potatoes today :) Great minds think a like (or hungry minds!)

White potato all the way unless I’m in the mood for sweet potato fries…but I get sick of the sweet potatoes more often than white. My whole meal could consist of potatoes and I’d be good to go!

Workout today was teaching 2 classes and walking the pups! I’m ready for bed! hah!

Have a great night!!

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Sweet potatoes! I just had one today. Monday workout was pilates. It’s taper week for me since I’m doing a half this weekend. I wish it was the Halloween half though! I did that a few years ago and it was so fun! Can’t wait to see your costumes!

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4 mile run again this monday! Jeopardy was on the TV at the gym so I got to watch the entire episode (because I run like a snail, but whatever) and yell at the screen. I am an embarassment/endless source of entertainment for my fellow collegiate gym goers hahaha :)

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i’m with you on white potatoes! food bloggers always go on about sweet taters but a white baked potato is where it’s at!

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those witches are stinkin awesome!
i looove sweet potatoes…i dress them up like every smothers their regular potatoes–BBQ chicken and black beans with one of those—yum!

last electronic-my Garmin last spring?–i just realized i dont buy many electronics

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You burnt your chin? :/ ouchies!

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My Monday workout = a 70 minute power walk around a nearby lake with a friend. While it’s no half marathon its about baby steps right? I am so proud that I actually go out and moved my body!

I admit that I adore the taste of sweet potatoes. I always cut them as fries and roast them at 375 with salt, pepper, and a little bit of cinnamon sugar mix. So good. I dip them in ketchup, BBQ sauce, or any sauce really. While they may have more vitamins than a white potato, I would choose sweet for the taste any day.

My last electronic purchase was my I Phone! Um welcome to 2011 Brittnie. I am just now getting on the smart phone bandwagon. Better late than ever I suppose! Have a a great day! :)

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Ohhh I LOVE YOU GIRL! You are the sweetest EVER! xoxoxo

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Mmmm…I love love love winter squash (like butternut, buttercup, kabocha) but not so much sweet potatoes. I find them quite watery and squishy…I like more chewiness!
White potatoes, on the other hand, have such a yummy texture! My favourite topping for them is houmous, with grated carrots or roasted vegetables. So good! :-D
Workout? Was weights – a really intense superset session for my upper body. Woweee! :-P xyx

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