You would cry too

If it happened to you….
No this is not an emo woe is me post… This is an omg wth is my life/funny/gross running story that just happened to me
So I have a 2.5 hour break between babysitting and decide to get my 8 mile run in during this time…
So im running but realize I need a break so stop in the porta potty in cheeseman park
Side note here I am not a bathroom snob.. I lived in Africa for a month when I was 16… I recognize that sometimes you just gotta suck it up… That being said with regards to porta pottys I believe they should be kept clean and those who use them should be respectful
Soooo anyways I go to squat/hover whatever and decide to look around and inspect when I see that someone had an erm accident all over! Then I realized that my shirt that was kinda long GOT DRAGGED in it….. GROSS… So of course I delicately remove said shirt which sadly was one of my faves… And doused myself in purel just in cases
Of course I disposed of the shirt and finished my 8 miler in my sports bra…in January…it’s in the 50s but still… I def got looks…and cat calls….
My life is a joke…sorry if this story is a little TMI for you but I had to share hahaha
On the bright side yay I’m done 8 miles and it felt sooo good!
Now I am in target finishing errands before babysitting part 26995216903532 of the day! I’ll be back later with a recap of this months foodie pen pals! (pics arent on my phone :/)
Hope you all are having a good Tuesday!
Xxoo
Peace love and be Sperry!

Once Upon A Time

Its an off day.. or well an off morning.. and considering I have yet to leave my bed I am sure it is bound to potentially get better however right now its not looking so good. For some reason when I was out last night with my friends.. something I had looked forward to all day I just couldn’t get into it and was in quite a funk! I didn’t even enjoy the food at my favorite Mexican Restaurant!!!!! Sad Face Fail I know… hopefully this little stint of megancholia (play on words haha I’m sooooo clever) will go away because it is NO fun and I am not a fan of bad moods

Instead of getting up and being productive however I have allowed myself to wallow and watch episode upon episode of Once Upon A Time on my laptop… because ya know when in Rome? (does that apply here… probably not)

For those of you who have not yet seen Once Upon A Time… watch it… IT IS SO GOOD! Seriously I am pretty much obsessed with it.

Once Upon A Time is, at its core, a story about hope. “For us, that’s what a fairytale is. It’s that ability to think your life will get better. It’s why you buy a lottery ticket—because if you win you get to tell your boss that you’re quitting and you get to move to Paris or wherever and be who you always wanted to be. And that’s Cinderella, right? One day she’s sweeping up and the next she’s going to the ball. Adam and I just wanted to write about something hopeful that for one hour a week allows one to put everything aside and have that feeling that your dreams just may come true.”

 Edward Kitsis, Co-Creator/Executive Producer

This explanation is probably why I am so attracted to this show… it gives me hope.

Basically the show follows the lives of favorite fairy tale characters who have been cursed to live in modern day Maine in a town called Storybrooke by the evil Queen (Snow White’s step mother).They have no memory of who they are. The show opens with Emma Swan, a 28 year old bail bonds person who is celebrating her birthday alone when the son she gave up for adoption finds her and asks her to come back with him to Storybrooke. Henry, the 10 year old son, has a theory about the curse and trapped fairy tale characters that stems from a fairy tale book given to him by his teacher Miss Blanchard (Snow White). The evil Queen happens to be his adopted mother and the Mayor of Storybrooke. Henry believes that Emma (the daughter of Snow and Prince Charming) is destined to defeat the evil Queen and free the inhabitants of Storybrooke from the curse.

Henry and Emma

Rumpelstiltskin and Cinderella

evil Queen

Each episode follows certain characters both in their life in Storybrooke and their fairy tale. Each fairy tale has been redone in interesting and creative twists with Rumplestiltskin playing a part in almost every one. I love how they take what seem to be innocent tales from our childhood and turn them into intriguing tales that often have a darker side to them, especially with the inclusion of Rumpelstiltskin, who makes contracts with characters that change their fate.

My favorite story line is the Snow and Prince Charming plot as I am sucker for those kinds of stories and the twists the writers keep throwing in keep me constantly guessing at how they eventually end up together while keeping with the “True Love’s Kiss” idea that was the corner stone of the Disney movie, and also introduced in the very first episode.

For more on this plot read Laura Prudom’s review in the Huff Post.. it was awesome


Ok now I should probably get out of bed and go run errands! Hope you enjoyed my little spiel on one of the best shows evaaaaaa
xxoo 
Peace, Love, and be Sperry!

16 MILES

DONE BAM

I am a BAD ASS (sorry for swearing?) at least today I am feeling good.. because guess what? Today I became a runner! This morning instead of the usual ugh its 6 alread? ehh Ill sleep in and run later.. oh its later and I have no time? oops routine… for the 2nd week in a row I was able to get up, fuel, and run early early early in the morning! And I accomplished another PDR…and I didn’t even think for the first 6 miles they FLEW by…. yes it was a tad slow but it was also 20 degrees out and it hurt just a tad to breathe hahaha

Now I have a week off from heavy mileage with my longest run this week at 10 miles, and then two more long runs coming up at 18 and 20… weirdest thing? I am actually excited… I look forward to my long runs because of the way I feel afterwards, a mix of wanting to cry and also wanting to dance

Today I knew it was gonna be a cold one so I dressed warm! I went bright this morning with a neon green shirt I got for christmas from my mom! It is fleecy in the inside suit is perfect on days like today! I also wore mmy fabulous Wunder Under pants from Lulu and my Nike Pro Combat over shirt with gloves!

Yea.. Im so attractive at 6 am! After my run I refueled with chocolate milk, and went to get my extensions put back in! Yay pretty long hair again! It is also darker than it has been in a LONG time.. remember how blonde I was last year?

yea I was blonde for a long time… and now still bits of blonde but much darker!

I have been a hungry hippo all day! For lunch I had grilled cheese with pesto, baked Buffalo chicken wings and an apple! While I was at the swim meet today I snacked on fresh fruit and as soon as I got home I had a bowl of Chobani with some Pumpkin Flax Granola!

Now I am off to finish getting ready and then go meet Kat and Andrew and co for Mexican… YUM!!! Sounds so good right now!

xxoo

Peace, Love, and be Sperry!

Lions will be Lions: Zengo Asian-Latin Fusion

HAPPY FRIDAY!!! And happy 21st Bday Molly!!!

Ok now that we have covered that… back to our scheduled programming!

Last night I went to dinner with ConCon in order to a review a restaurant for his blog!!! We went to Zengo which is an Asian-Latin fusion restaurant! I LOVE Latin Asian fusion, Asia de Cuba and Sushi Samba in NYC are two of my favorite restaurants of all time! So I was really excited when Con asked if I wanted to go there! I was also pumped to finally get to go on a review trip with him as I love the way he writes about restaurants!

We started off with cocktails, Sake Sakura for me and the El Diablo Marg for him! I actually liked his better as it was a mango marg with a chile infused tequila! I am not the biggest fan of Sake however mine was good just very strong! In addition to our cocktails we started with the BEST edamame I have ever had.. we were both floored by this XO edamame which is cooked with bacon, scallops, and soy sauce with other seasonings thrown in…. OMG… like there aren’t words to explain how amazing this dish was… it is worth going to Zengo simply for their cocktails and edamame if nothing else.

We decided to go on a “food tour” of Zengo and decided on a few small plates to share! We decided on the Won Ton Tacos with Ahi Tuna, the Volcano roll which is crab topped with salmon, and the shrimp potstickers… YUM each of these dishes were packed with flavor  and were the perfect size (for me at least having snacked before dinner.. 8:30 was late for me!)

The mains are a bit pricey so I would definitely recommend what Connor and I did which was to share a few of the small plates as well as edamame! This made it easier to enjoy a cocktail! It is a great place for a snack and a cocktail after work or pre-going out down town!

It was a great night with Con as usual full of laughter and ridiculously as the two of us found a new saying that I am sure we will use to death (One Song and One Song Only has become old we have decided) and that is Lions will be Lions, no one knows what it means but it feels good.

Before my culinary adventure with Con, I went for a quick three mile run and 20 minute weight sesh! I ran outside and got to run in a tank top and shorts… IN JANUARY… I was in heaven! Too bad it snowed this morning.. crazy weather!

excuse the splotchiness

Ok now I am off to nanny and then go to  a swim meet!

xxoo

Peace, Love, and be Sperry!

21212121!!!!!

Today is a VERY big day in the Mullan family… Baby Bro turns 21 TODAY!!!!!

So this post is a montage to Kev… who is by far one of the funniest, easy going people I have ever known, he is kind and never treats anyone badly even if he doesn’t like them, hard worker, and a great little brother… plus he is always my #1 taste tester and my go-to for Will Ferrel quotes!

He is off to Vegas now to celebrate finally being legal in this country (although he’s been legal in England forever) Have a great first Legal drink Kev Kev!!!! I saw him last weekend on Saturday in order to give him homemade cheesecake bites and his bday present which was a home brew kit and a beer glass!!!! I know him pretty well because he was over the moon!!!

HAPPPY 21 KEV!!!!! Love you!!!

Tommorow we will be celebrating another 21st bday on the blog… MOLLY!!!

yea.. they love being a day in part in age… they are basically twins

xxoo

Peace, Love, and be Sperry!!!!

I Am

I am a lot of things, and lately I have realized how awesome that is. Someone came into my life and made me feel less than I am, like all my awesome quirks and ridiculosities should be silenced or “filtered”. I don’t have a filter most of the time, I say what’s on my mind and what I want. Yes I realize that there is a time and a place and I respect that but I also know that without the silly things I do, say or think I am not me. So I wanted to make a list of what I am and hope that you guys do the same! I will also tag others in this post so they can share the awesome things that THEY ARE!

I Am….
Ridiculous

A silly dancer but I still do it whenever wherever I can (read while I’m running)

Someone who thinks laughter cures all things

Someone who makes up song lyrics (Ninjas in Paris anyone?)

Fiercely loyal

Working on being a better listener

An adventurer… I like to try new things even if it’s by myself (the roller skating escapade for example)

A runner (finally after like 8 years of trying)

Stubborn

Funny (at least I think so)

Witty (ditto)

Preppy

Smart (hello hopeful PhD!)

Very energetic (I don’t even need coffee but I love it)

“nothing if not a good hostess” (quote from me)

Well traveled (thanks mom and dad)

A handful most of the time

And finally I am loved and surrounded by all the best people from all over and for that I am the luckiest girl in the world


So now I am going to tag five people and hope that they share what they are!!!

Caitlin

Katelyn

Connor

Lindsay

Liz

xxoo
Peace, Love, and be Sperry!

What I Like to Blog About

Its Wednesday!!! Yay although I did not have class yesterday or today sooo my week hasn’t been to filled with class however it has been busy!!!

Last night I went to see Red Tails with my friend Jordan, and it was soo good! I am not entirely sure how historically accurate it is but it definitely was entertaining and anyone who is interested in history esp WWII should go see it! It is the story of the Tuskegee Airmen which was the all black branch of the air force. African Americans were not seen of much use in the army, however these men proved everyone wrong, becoming highly decorated for their success in WWII.

Today I wanted to talk about blog inspiration. When you write a blog, there is pressure to stick to a certain schedule, and map out exactly what you want to say. I am not like that, not at all, while I enjoy having a schedule, sometimes knowing I have to do somethings tresses me out and makes me not want to do it, so with this blog while I try to post every day, I often don’t because honestly somedays there is nothing to say, and just sharing my food or my mileage seems slightly boring sooo I save it till the next day and come up with a better topic!

I am thoughtful, enthusiastic,, and extremely energetic and I like to think that comes through in my writing… I have always wanted to be as honest as possible and let my true personality shine through!

ridiculous human being

For one of my classes we are assigned to blog once a week… for me this is AWFUL mostly because of the subject matter. Each week is something different on assessment… which I am sorry I wouldn’t want to read about let alone make anyone else read about! It is unimaginative and really ends up being kind of a ramble about nothing until I feel it is long enough. It is this having a lac of creative freedom that makes me abhor the blog so much. So I found that because of the blog I have taken a step back from my true love, Eat Drink and be Sperry, mostly because I don’t want to burn out. I love writing, it is freeing, cathartic, and makes me feel like I have something worthwhile to share!

So if I ever seem dull or blagh in my writing let me know and I will spice it up!! In fact I would love to know more of what you want to read, as you are my readers so this blog is for you as much as it is for me!!! Just don’t ask for assessment posts!

Anyway now to share my mileage because I want to hahaha

Today I ran 9 miles woot woot… it was close to 60 degrees today and I actually got hot and sweaty during my run which hasn’t happened in a while since it has been cool enough to keep my body temp relatively stable! However it was sooo nice running in spring like weather so I hope it lasts! I am tired of the snow! On the bright side soon I will be in the warm South!!! Next Thursday I am flying to Houston, and from there going to New Orleans for Mardi Gras, and then to Athens for my interview!! If any readers are in any of the areas I will be in let me know!!!

Ok off to make myself presentable for work and consulting wheeeeeeee

Also congrats Lindsay and Katelyn on your auditions!!!! You girls are inspiring!!!

xxoo

Peace, Love and be Sperry!!

Osteria Marco, Weekender, and CJG

Happy Monday!!!!

So this  weekend was a blur of life and I was unable to post! First off my 15 miler was a success!!! I did 10 min miles which is about the pace I want for my long runs and hopefully I will go faster in my marathon! Maybe someday I will be a crazy wicked awesome runner like Janae or Alyssa… but not this time ahhahaa

Anyways back tracking back to Friday… and the restaurant I went to!!! My friend Jordan took me out to Osteria Marco on 15th and Larimer to celebrate me getting a PhD Interview!!!!! I told him I really wanted to try Osteria Marco and he came through!

Osteria Marco is an upscale Italian restaurant downtown with an atmosphere that remedied me of NYC and Italy at the same time. Everything here is artisan and they pride themselves on their homemade foods like their Burrata Cheese! Connor did a review on his blog which does Osteria Marco way more justice as he tasted several dishes so for a more comprehensive review check out his site! Also just check it out because it like him is AMAZING! He does great reviews of music, bars, restaurants and other activities in Denver with a creative pithy and witty style! Ch Ch Check it out

Another reason to check out Con Con’s blog? He is applying to the real world 27… yes… its true! Ahhh if anyone would be great on that show it would be him.. and I mean that in the very best way as we all know my life is somewhat akin to a reality show! But seriously this is why he’s one of my best friends because he is not afraid to take chances like the Real World!!!

 

 

Now back to Osteria Marco! Jordan and I each got wine- he got the house white, and I got the Nebbiolo…. it was yummmyyy love myself a good Italian red!!!

I was hungry but decided not to get an appetizer and stuck with a main! I got the Lamb Meatballs over polenta with a smoky tomato sauce and the most delicious cheese. OMG this was soooo good… like melt in your mouth over the top delicious! For the first time in a long time however I was unable to finish my meal! It was just so good and filling!

On Saturday morning I got up and did my run, consulted, and then went to meet Collen and Twink to go to the CU-UofA game! We started at the Dark Horse Tavern in Boulder for a U of A tailgate before heading to the game! It went by so fast.. I didn’t even realize it when it ended! CU won by one point.. which Collen was NOT a fan of.. but I was happy as it is almost Baby Bro Kevs 21st bday so it was like they won for him hahaha

We were starving after the game (I did run 15 miles after all) and found a little Mexican restaurant on the Hill in Boulder called Mamacitas… obviously the name was what called us in! We munched on chips and salsa and I got chicken enchiladas for my main! It was good… smaller than I expected and I was still hungry but oh well we had plenty of chips!

After leaving Boulder we hit the bars downtown in Denver in honor of Collen’s last weekend in her apt before she and Twink move in together!

Yesterday I spent most of my morning at the pool before coming home and doing work/watching the playoffs/eating Pei Wei with Liza! it was a good roomie bonding Sunday night!

Today after class I went to Hot Power Fusion in order to get a good sweat and stretch in… and boy did I!!! It is definitely my new go to yoga class because it really does the trick… and I look like I am in a pool.. its really hot.. trust me

Tonight for dinner I whipped up an Amy’s veggie burger topped with Harvati cheese with  a side of sweet potato and orange peppers!

OK now I am going to finish my other blog post for class… and watch  Gossip Girl is on yay!!!

xxoo

Peace, Love, and be Sperry!

Long Run Nutrition!

Good morning! I am about to go for my 15 mile run eeee… which will be a PDR for me yay!!!! Since I haven’t posted in a few days I thought I would shoot out a quickie post about Long Run Nutrition! My wonderful friend Julie who gave me my race plan for my first half so nicely came up with a cheat sheet for long run nutrition that I wanted to share with you!

Long Run Nutrition Plan
EXAMPLE:
7:00am – Get Up! & Eat Breakfast. Goal – 400-500cals
choose foods you can eat on race day (oatmeal, bagel, yogurt & granola, bananas, pb, etc. your meal should be mostly carbohydrates and a little protein
8:30am – Dressed & Ready to Rock! – top off energy w/50-100cals (blocks, drink, banana)
9:00am – RUN!!
12:00pm – Immediately begin Re-fueling (hydrating –something w/ electrolytes) and eating – 200calories right away (chocolate milk, banana, bar, have something ready)
1:00pm – Eat a Recovery Meal. Goal – 400-500calories (carbs & protein)

*Get some Endurolytes – these provide extra salt if you start to cramp and need more electrolytes

Hope this helps anyone else who struggles to get their long run nutrition right!
This morning I had a Gluten Free Tres Pupusa’s Pupusa with a shear of guar and a cup of G2!! I will have half a power bar in a few minutes and I have chocolate milk for post run!!!
I am off… are you running today?
xxoo
Peace, Love, and be Sperry!

Fun Facts and Excitement!

Good morning loverbuggs!!! Happy Wednesday!!! I am in a super good mood today.. If you follow me on twitter you already know why… If not read on and you will find out!
Last night when reading one of my face blogs, Katelyn did a survey from Janetha soooo I decided to do it as well cuz I kinda love surveys and I felt it was a good post for a Wednesday morning while I’m in class…. Oopsa

1) What is one of your favorite ways to spend a Saturday?

A long run or hike or some kind of outdoor activity, productive time with work or consulting, and time spent with my friends watching sports, movies, or out downtown/at an apartment! TV Season marathons are a beautiful thing as well!
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2) List your top three favorite TV shows.

  • Gossip Girl
  • Once Upon a Time
  • Royal Pains

3) Would you rather be in pictures or take them?

Probably both…. I love being in pictures with my friends but I think I enjoy taking pictures more… I just have so many epic moments to capture with all of these wonderful ridiculous people

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4) Why do you blog?

I am in love with the blogging community and really wanted to be involved in it! I also love writing and sharing recipes, thoughts, and life events! It is cathartic and freeing and the fact that anyone reads it amazes me!

5) Share five websites that you visit regularly…

Facebook

Twitter

Pinterest

Eat drink and be Sperry

Gmail

6) If you could have lunch with one person from your Twitter list, who would it be?

UM Duh if you are my twitter friend I want to meet you buttt def Caitlin because we are twins and I know will be friends someday in real life hahahaha

7) List a few of your favorite snacks.

Pita Chips

Clementines

Cheese and Crackas

8 ) Do you have a pet? If so, what kind?

Sadface no but I am getting a puppy this summer!

9) Which three material possessions would you struggle to live without?

iPhone

My Marc Jacobs Aviators

My baby Jeep

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10) What’s your favorite drink?

hmmmm…. WINE (cough twino Caitlin) and Iced Green Tea!

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11) Do you enjoy cooking?

YES!

12) Do you have children?

Not yet hahah but eventually read like 10 years I want 4!

13) What are your favorite hobbies?

Being with my friends and family

Blogging and reading blogs

Reading books

Running and Spinning and Swimming

Its dorky but consulting

14) Would you consider yourself to be shy or outgoing?

Toughie hahah JK… Outgoing definitely

15) If you could change one thing about yourself, what would you change?

I would be more organized and OCD about things… and less forgetful! Other than that I love myself!

16) Who is your favorite actor/actress?

ACTOR: Tom Hanks and Orlando Bloom (Bloom is just super hot)

ACTRESS: Ginnifer Goodwin and Audrey Hepburn LOVE them

17) What’s the coolest thing you’ve done this week?

GOT AN INTERVIEW AT UGA!!!!!!! Definitely coolest thing that has happened ALL MONTH

18) Do you live near your family or far from them?

Far Far away from my parentals, close to baby bro Kev, and a few hours (flight) away from Bill

19) List three of your talents.

I am really good at entertaining others with my ridiculosity

I am a good cook/baker/hostess with da mostest

My singing/dancing skills OBVS

20) What is your greatest attribute?

My greatest attribute is my genuine outgoing empathetic nature!!!

Xxoo
Peace, Love, and be Sperry!