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Monday, March 7, 2011

German Taco Salad

There was another birthday at the Anderson Family Sunday Dinner.  I bet you feel like there is a birthday every week with my family and that is because there is but I will not complain about having to sing the birthday song 3 times in one night, eat birthday cake and of course birthday spankings on a weekly basis.


For dinner we had taco's but I turned my taco into a salad by adding a lb. of spinach.  There is a tortilla somewhere in there.


We got some cheese, sour cream, guac, salsa, black beans, corn, carrots, ground beef and tortilla going on in that salad.


The birthday boy chose German Chocolate cake for his birthday. Not my favorite but I wasn't about to turn it down.


We gave my bro-in-law his favorite drink as part of his present and somehow the little one got it for her first time.  Um, she cried when it was gone and went searching the house for more.  I am sorry if the below picture offends some people as child abuse but it was really funny to see her chug it down.


Monday=Speed Workout on the Track.  I texted my coach last night asking if I should do it on the treadmill because of the rain.  He texted back, "track workouts in bad weather are good for you." Dang it.  I guess getting out of my COMFORT ZONE is going to make me STRONGER and how hardcore is it to get back from a hard workout drenched from the rain, Billy won't be able to stay away from me:)

We ended up going over to my coaches house last night to eat his crack popcorn (yes, that is an empty bowl in my hands, oops), work with the pace calculator and plan out races for after Boston.  Get excited, it is going to be a rocking year in the hungryrunnergirl (and now boy) household.


Have the BEST Monday EVER!!!


Did you have soda in your house when you were growing up?

-We NEVER had it around the house growing up but once I became a waitress and it was free.....I was hooked.  Now I just have to keep it out of sight, out of mind......

What workout gets you out of your COMFORT ZONE?

-Speed work and running in bad weather.

Do you like popcorn or kettle corn better?

-Usually kettle corn but whatever they put into the popcorn last night was addicting.

What is your favorite part of a taco salad?

-The tortilla, after I smear the guac all over it.


At March 7, 2011 at 7:50 AM , Blogger michael. mindy. dane. said...

am i seriously the first commenter? yay me! basically i'm commenting to say happy monday and here is to another week of teaching. why do weekends go so fast?? sheesh. sorry you had to run in the rain. sounds crappy. maybe blue skies tomorrow??

At March 7, 2011 at 7:51 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

We usually have soda around the house, but any more...I don't drink very much of it.
I loove putting salsa in my taco salads...especially peach or pineapple salsa! So, so good! =D Tortilla chips are yummy in the salad too!

At March 7, 2011 at 7:55 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

We never had soda in my house when I was growing up...the bad kids at school introduced me to it...haha!
Speedwork & tempos make me pretty uncomfortable!
I am mostly a kettle corn girl and I love salsa!

At March 7, 2011 at 7:58 AM , Blogger trisha*n said...

I didn't grow up with soda, and I still am not a fan. But it's fine by me, I love me some water!

That taco salad looked DELISH!

At March 7, 2011 at 7:59 AM , Blogger Emily said...

your coach is going to be the best thing to happen to your running since sour patch kids were manufactured in costco sized packaging.

You have to train (especially track style) in hard workouts if you want to excel on race day! I love that he's helping you make even more magic happen with your running! Can't wait to see what is brewing for after Boston!!!

Getting out on my bike in the rain is something I avoid at all costs and then last year I woke up to a DOWNPOUR on a triathlon morning. This year I WILL ride in the rain so I'm ready for it!

And taco salad? the guac + cheese is impossible to choose between.

At March 7, 2011 at 8:01 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome job running in the run! I actually like running in the summer rain when it's warm rain.
We didn't have much soda when I was younger, but my aunt fed my sister coke & candy when she was 6 months old because it was the only food she had on her while babysitting once. Apparently, my mom freaked out.
Guac is my favorite!

At March 7, 2011 at 8:02 AM , Blogger Gracie (Complicated Day) said...

We never had soda growing up and I am so glad now! Lots of my friends are hooked on diet Coke and it's an addiction I want no part of! :)

At March 7, 2011 at 8:05 AM , Anonymous Stephanie @ The Cookie Battle said...

I loved soda growing up and I still do...I do try to limit it as much as possible though.

My favorite part of a taco salad is the sour cream...I have weakness for sour cream :)

At March 7, 2011 at 8:06 AM , Blogger Jogging with Fiction said...

I LOVE taco salad. I'm not a huge fan of salad in general, but throw on beans, cheese, and salsa and I'm sold!

We weren't ever allowed to have soda when we were kids either. It's funny how you got hooked cause my mom worked at a pharmacy in HS where it was free for her and that's how she got hooked too! She gave it up cold turkey last year.

At March 7, 2011 at 8:22 AM , Blogger Victoria Elizabeth said...

My mom was obsessed with soda so we always had tons around. I really try hard to limit myself on it now.
Kettle corn all the way!
The salad looks so yummy!!! I really want one!

At March 7, 2011 at 8:26 AM , Blogger Mallory said...

Fun pictures! Sounds like you and your family have a good time together!! Good luck at your workout today!

We always had soda growing up but were only allowed to drink it on weekends but as I got older I would sneak it! But I have successfully gone without caffeine for over a month now and I love it! Any speed workout gets me out of my comfort zone. They are my least favorite. I like kettlecorn usually but caramel corn is my absolute favorite! My favorite part of taco salad is the cheese!!!

At March 7, 2011 at 8:36 AM , Blogger said...

Your nieces and nephew are so cute! Looks like y'all are great with kids! :)

At March 7, 2011 at 8:37 AM , Anonymous Natalia - a side of simple said...

We NEVER had soda in the house (and still don't). I think my brothers and sisters and I would live for birthday parties because that's when we would get it. And by bday parties, I mean others, not ours. We got juicy juice on ours. We thought soda was the elixir of life!

At March 7, 2011 at 8:38 AM , Blogger Mrs. D said...

we had soda but it made me super gassy! I was belching all the time... the only time i've had soda in the last 6 years was when i was pregnant and craved sprite for two months! Other than that, Im pretty happy with chocolate milk and water :)

im a total wuss so bad weather gets me out of my comfort zone!

that popcorn with melted white chocolate on it? I could eat nothing but that for the rest of my LIFE.

fav part of taco salad: GUACAMOLE!!!! or anything with avocados

At March 7, 2011 at 8:39 AM , Blogger Mrs. D said...

oh PS post-5k race, my sister and I were talking about you and she said she saw you running and just about had a cow! i guess she lives just around the corner from you!! you should do another ice cream get together, we'd love to meet you! (and baby D too!)

At March 7, 2011 at 8:48 AM , Blogger Kara said...

I love kettle corn, but I won't turn down popcorn either!

I bet my baby will LOVE coke the first time she tries it. Her father can't get enough of it!

At March 7, 2011 at 8:48 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wasn't allowed to drink soda till I was on my own in college! ha. Rain running is never fun and guac & cheese are my favorites. Can't wait to hear about your race schedule.

At March 7, 2011 at 8:50 AM , Blogger Angie said...

Funny, my post today had my favorite taco salad! I love that stuff! Im excited to hear about all of your runs!

At March 7, 2011 at 9:07 AM , Anonymous Corey @ the runners cookie said...

Whenever I have the urge to run inside in bad weather, I think to myself "what if it's raining on race day?" and that always gets me outside! Don't get me wrong, sometimes I totally resort to the treadmill, but I try not to always do that. It is definitely important to train in all conditions. I hope your track workout goes well!

At March 7, 2011 at 9:10 AM , Blogger That Runner Chick said...

What pace calculator do you use?
PS Just SEEING the guacamole on your salad had me craving it--I havent even had breakfast yet!

At March 7, 2011 at 9:12 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

we never had soda at my house but my grandpa had (and still has) a stash that he keeps in a cupboard in the garage because if there's ever a sale he buys a ton of it.
I went through a grape soda phase in junior high (bleh) and always wondered how my mom knew I'd had one...(yeah, wasn't too bright)

I am totally a kettle corn person but some kinds of savory popcorn I just can't get enough of.

Excited to hear about all your future runs! (and anything else you share your blog!)

At March 7, 2011 at 9:20 AM , Anonymous Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn said...

Omgzzzz girl I love taco salad! Agreed, guac+ tortilla = happy belly:) Running outside, especially in crazy ass wind, takes me way out of my comfort zone. I was so sore afterwards!

Kettle corn allll the way! And we never ever had soda in the house, but whenever I was at a friends house and could get some I would take full advantage:)

At March 7, 2011 at 9:33 AM , Blogger Mrs. D said...

:( we are going to ohio for our dads 50th this weekend... but any other weekend we would love to eat ice cream and talk running with you!!

At March 7, 2011 at 9:36 AM , Blogger Pam said...

I did drink soda growing up. My parents didn't dictate what I could or couldn't eat as a kid. That's why I was fat. I don't drink it now.

Your taco salad looks just like mine! Except I don't ever even bother with a tortilla.

Love me some kettle corn!

At March 7, 2011 at 9:39 AM , Blogger Joanna said...

Happy Monday Love!!

I love German Chocolate Cake! I was born in Germany (I'm an Army Brat) and have an obsession with all things that remind me of growing up there.
I did not have soda in my house and even now, I'm not too crazy about it. I only drink it at In-n-Out...strawberry lemonade w/sprite!

I LOOOOOVE Kettle Corn!! I hate when people want to share with me because I want to hog it that mean?

Best part of taco salad is the avacado...and sour cream! NOM NOM!

At March 7, 2011 at 9:47 AM , Blogger Krista said...

You crack me up! I love the faces you make in pictures, I do that too because it annoys my family!

At March 7, 2011 at 9:52 AM , Blogger Trying To Heal said...

it's funny, i remember one workout in high school where we had to run to the local college to use their all weather track, then it was pouring, flooding on the track and my coach was yelling at us to suck it up and finish what we needed. then there was the cool down home, on the streets then onto the fields behind the hs. hardest speed workout in the bad weather ever...unless you count the long runs in the hail...that hurts. bad. haha!

love the guac for taco salad!

fresh kettle corn is the best. from the farmers market. so tasty!

At March 7, 2011 at 9:53 AM , Blogger Mara... said...

We never had soda!! It was a special treat that we rarely had. I do drink diet coke now, but not that often. And my kids now don't get soda, either. I know, mean mom!! LOVE Kettle corn! Especially fresh and hot at our local farm. They have a stand on the weekends during the summer when it's super busy and i can smell it all the way at my house. Well, maybe not...but I love it!

At March 7, 2011 at 9:59 AM , Blogger Laura Frey said...

Track in the rain or wind will leave you feeling very bad ass!! I need that to make race day seem easy. Good for you!!!

At March 7, 2011 at 10:00 AM , Blogger Heather said...

My dad always drank Pepsi and that's what was in the fridge, I would drink it occasionally.

I have to agree with Speed work being out of the comfort zone.

I don't really like popcorn or kettle corn.

Guac is my favorite part of a taco salad and cilantro.

At March 7, 2011 at 10:11 AM , Blogger Chunky Monkey said...

Growing up soda was always in the house. As a mom, I have vowed to keep it out of the house and away from my kids except for birthday parties or special occassions. Myself, I am totally hooked and indulge on one soda a day at work. Soo bad!

At March 7, 2011 at 10:33 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pop (a.k.a. "soda"--ha, ha, I'm from Minnesota originally) was a special treat in our house, and I never buy any for my husband and I now.

Track workouts definitely give me a little anxiety, but I love them nonetheless.

At March 7, 2011 at 10:42 AM , Blogger Runeatrepeat said...

Guac is my favorite part of the taco salad!!!

Love reading about your training :)

At March 7, 2011 at 10:46 AM , Blogger Katy said...

We always had soda, but now I only buy it if I'm hosting people over, or I get sick. (Coke always makes my stomach feel better..)Have a great Monday, and I can't wait to hear about your track workout!!

At March 7, 2011 at 10:58 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've always grown up with soda, and I love it.

sorry I'm not sorry.

hoooowever, since I wasn't limited as a young'n, I don't think I have an unhealthy addiction to it. bam!

At March 7, 2011 at 11:06 AM , Blogger misszippy said...

We never had soda. The only time I've even liked soda was during college when I used diet coke for the caffeine. Since then, don't touch the stuff. I always wonder if there's a correlation between not having it growing up and not caring for it now?

At March 7, 2011 at 11:09 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love both regular and kettle popcorn, and coated in lots of butter! I eat a whole bowl to myself too, bc my boyfriend isn't as much a fan (ya, he's weird!).

So true about the workout in the rain, it'll prepare you for whatever weather comes on race day! I did a long run in the rain once, and it was actually pretty fun! I felt so hardcore!!

Thanks for you comment on my blog, you always me smile!!

At March 7, 2011 at 11:10 AM , Blogger ShortSkirts said...

Yea pushing myself is hard sometimes, but I find that running in wind and rain of seattle has hardened me a bit. So come race day i'm ready for anything.

We had diet soda growing up, and I love kettle corn mmm.

At March 7, 2011 at 11:25 AM , Anonymous Lindsey@TextbooksandCookbooks said...

Popcorn: air popped popcorn with tons of butter and white cheddar powder :)Y-U-M

Growing up, soda was allowed on a weekly basis...typically while watching TGIF! My fave was the caffeine free (Mom's rules) strawberry soda. It may sound weird, but it's fab.

Have a good day!

At March 7, 2011 at 11:34 AM , Blogger Rose said...

Did you have soda in your house when you were growing up?

--NOPE. We didn't have any sugary extras. But, we were super poor, so we barely had enough normal food.

What workout gets you out of your COMFORT ZONE?

-Anything timed. As soon as the clock starts, I am busting my ass trying to beat my imaginary competitors.

Do you like popcorn or kettle corn better?

-Popcorn. I like to put weird savory things on it, like brewer's yeast.

What is your favorite part of a taco salad?

--BEANS. I love beans.

At March 7, 2011 at 11:39 AM , Blogger Sara said...

Running in rainy weather is my favorite, Janae! You might find you lobe it too!!!!!! :) I hope you have an awesome workout - you are such an inspiration to me everyday! :)

At March 7, 2011 at 11:55 AM , Blogger Missy said...

Yes I had soda in my house growing up, but I don't drink it now as often as I did when I was younger.
Squats are out of my comfort zone, my legs are always screaming and shaking!
Kettle corn hands down!
Taco salad, I would have to say either guacamole or salsa, yum!

At March 7, 2011 at 11:59 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

that baby with the coke bottle cracks me up!! your family looks super fun.

At March 7, 2011 at 12:00 PM , Blogger winstead family said...

thank you for showing some love over on my lonely blog! i've been so busy working lately...making that bank! haven't had time to write, but made time to read your blog! it's my FAVORITE EVER!

-We NEVER had coke (do you say soda?) either. now...i think i need a diet coke iv. SIGH. it's SO addicting.

-i love running in the rain. come to mississippi and you will too! :) i think speed sessions get me nervous and out of my comfort zone too. i just started them so maybe i'll get faster and faster soon!

KETTLE corn is yummm...have you ever put m&m's in popcorn though? now THAT is good stuff.

At March 7, 2011 at 12:26 PM , Blogger KT80 (Running Like a Girl) said...

I love German chocolate cake! Was that homemade? I want to find a good recipe for that one.

At March 7, 2011 at 12:27 PM , Blogger Tara said...

Running with other people gets me out of my comfort zone but I love it! It pushes me to go harder.

Kettle Corn, definitely.

At March 7, 2011 at 12:34 PM , Anonymous Dorry said...

Love the pics in this post - hilarious about the coke bottle. We never had coke growing up. 7-Up every once in a while, but I never acquired a taste for it and still don't like it much. Group workout classes almost always take me out of my comfort zone - even yoga at times. I'm going to try Cross-Fit in the next week or so and I know that will be a big challenge for me. My taco salads must have guacamole!

At March 7, 2011 at 12:54 PM , Blogger Stefanie D. said...

My parentals never bought soda to have in the house. BUT, whenever we went for a drive somewhere, which was frequently, we always got a soda. Always.

If it came down to a choice, I would definitely choose kettle corn over regular. Every time.

I love tomatoes!! And of course Guac.

At March 7, 2011 at 3:24 PM , Blogger theAlmostRunner said...

can't believe you guys are BOTH runners now! you're right- it is gonna be a great year!

At March 7, 2011 at 4:59 PM , Blogger Kristen said...

Growing up I hated pop and only drank water and apple juice, ever set I moved in with my husband, we drink it all the can get really bad.

At March 7, 2011 at 5:39 PM , Blogger Nicole said...

CREEPER ?.... what kind of purse are you wearing? i want it!

I also want the michael kors watch you have... im begging for one for my upcoming birthday that was a month away YESTERDAY!


At March 7, 2011 at 6:46 PM , Blogger Colleen Pitmon said...

We did have soda in the house growing up, but I don't remember really drinking it much until highschool. I now don't go a day without Coke Zero...

I def prefer popcorn, but I do get the occasional craving for kettle corn! I dip my popcorn in hot sauce...haha

At March 7, 2011 at 7:19 PM , Anonymous chelsey @ clean eating chelsey said...

We never had soda growing up. We got to drink it once a week when we went out for dinner. My mom was really strict about junk food, and I'm glad now!

At March 7, 2011 at 9:45 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

My mom never restricted the food or drinks that we had in the house. We always had soda, treats, ice cream, and other goodies in the house. I think that because things were never restricted, I never felt like I had to overdo it at parties or when I was going on a trip. yes, my parents would make us eat our fruits and veggies, but never said we had to finish it all to have dessert and I greatly appreciate it! :)

At March 8, 2011 at 6:56 AM , Blogger Pink Champagne, Gatorade, and MRE's said...

ooo i hope we can meet up a race sometime this year!

At March 10, 2011 at 11:28 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay, you got me to bite...what races are you planning on?!?!

At March 26, 2011 at 4:33 PM , Blogger Laura said...

Can you find out/let us know what was in the crack popcorn? Inquiring minds want to know :)


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