Thursday, June 24, 2010


That is what this week has felt like... I suppose I could say that about any given week. CR finally found a job that seems to be a good fit. He has been training his heart out this week, scouring over pages and pages of product information and memorizing sales scripts of such lengths you would not believe. I am quite proud. he was self employed for years so it will be nice to get back to a situation where there are some benefits and where we don't have to worry about quarterly taxes.

In other news, I have one tidbit of advice for you. If you ever have an accident in which you are hospitalized and you are out of state, thus out of network, have one of your closest friends drag you to the border of your "network" and drop you at a hospital safe inside the confines. Yikes... What a big difference in paying in network and out of network hospital bills. It almost doesn't seem fair in an emergency situation as you really have no choice.

Off the soapbox and back to fun. :) I got my much anticipated Peachtree Road Race Number in the mail this week. Time group B! The race organizers are trying a different corral approach this year to help ease congestion at the start as well as throughout the course. To give you an idea, I am in Time group B which is the 6th wave and I take off at 7:35 AM. Wave X, the final wave takes off at 9:00 AM. I guess that what happens when you have 55,000 runners in the largest 10k in the world. Can't wait but extremely glad to be closer to the front!

This week, my running, swimming and biking have been non-existent. Just really felt exhausted and decided to give a week off to regroup. I have played a ton of tennis (well not as much as John Isner) and plan to get back on the program Monday. Thinking of incorporating Jillian's No More Trouble Zones to give me a quick workout I can fit in at home.

Lastly, I will leave you with this... CR LOVES these potatoes. I borrowed the recipe from my friend the Pioneer Woman. She is cool like that. While CR drools over her potatoes, I drool over her Sugar Cookies but that is for another post.

These are yummy because they are soft on the inside and crispy on the outside. Give them a try! Easy, easy, easy.

In a large pot, boil several red potatoes. I usually let the water come to a boil and cook for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, remove from the water. Heat the over to 450.

Prepare a large cookie sheet by covering in foil and spraying with non-stick spray. Place the potatoes on the pan. Mash down once with a potato masher. Drizzle lightly with oil and sprinkle salt and pepper. Bake for 10 minutes at 450. Enjoy!

Final note... Has anyone tried the carrot cake Larabars? LOVE THEM!


Pahla said...

Yummy! I'm putting those potatoes on my "Must Try" list!

Jo Lynn said...

I haven't seen the carrot cake Larabars. My favorite right now is the peanut butter cookie. Man, they taste just like one. ;)

Jennifer said...

It's nice to take real rest sometimes! Thanks for sharing the potato recipe, I love new potatoes and will try this soon. Cheers!

AZ said...

Those potatoes sound good. Might have to try them (although the kids will be too fussy to eat the skins).

Black Knight said...

Those potatoes are among my favourite dishes. About the corrals, I experienced that in many races, in Italy, you can declare the time you want because the organization doesn't check the documents! Crazy situation!!!!