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Hey guys!  Hope your Saturday is going well.  This girl did not wake up until 12:00 pm.  I haven’t done that since high school.  Clearly, I needed the rest. 

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Last night, was pretty chill.  We watched a movie and I stuffed my face with popcorn.  Matt doesn’t like popcorn, so the whole bag was mine.

Two words: Ryan Reynolds!!  That movie was hilarious
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Since I slept so late, the gym didn’t happen because they were closing at 1:00 pm for the holiday.  Boo.  So instead I went to the kitchen and made cupcakes.
I got this idea from Courtney’s page and I know a few people who make cakes like this.
 
Orange Pop Cupcakes
1 box french vanilla cake box
12 ounces diet orange pop
1 egg white
 
Mix ingredients together
Bake according to instructions on box
It’s that easy
 
While those were baking, I decided to try my hand at homemade frosting.  I also found this on Courtney’s page, but made one change.
 
Homemade Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
3 cups confectioners sugar
1 stick of butter softened
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
Blend with a blender until desired consistency
 
The change I made was I did not put milk in it.  I did it with the first batch and got an ooey gooey mess

I was determined to make it work so I redid it without the milk and it came out much better

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Well after all that and a gazillion bites from this

I decided I should run some of it off.  I don’t usually run two days in a row, but I needed a “fix” so I did 25 minutes of sprinting.  I put a playlist on my iPhone and ran with the verses and sprinted on the choruses.  PHEW.  I was sweatin’ like a monkey when I was done.

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Well, I’m jamming to HANSON right now (Don’t hate….I still love these boys), so I’m out.

Question of the night:

Have you ever cooked/baked something that came out a disaster the first time?

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This was my view on my way home today!! Whoa!! Those of us here in the mitten state are used to ALL kinds of crazy weather, but today was A DAY!!

While at work, we had to take cover and a tree fell in the parking lot. Crazy Stuff

What better way to end a day with some crazy storms?

A snack size Rolo McFlurry from McDonalds and I ate every. last. stinking. bite. It was delicious.

So yesterday, I was feeling under the weather and had been for the last few days. I usually weight lift on Tuesdays, but I knew that wasn’t going to happen so I told myself I would just walk on the treadmill for 30 minutes. After sitting in the locker room for 20 minutes (I might have been playing on my iPhone), I finally made it to the treadmill. I made it exactly 58 seconds before I hopped right off and ended up right back in the locker room.

This is exactly how I felt yesterday

I felt awful about not actually being able to work out, but a nice 3 mile run this morning made up for it!!

Question of the night:

Does it bother you if something comes up and you can’t work out?

For me, I don’t let it bother me too much but I like my routine and I like the way working out makes me feel


Hey there!! I'm April. I'm the writer here at Motor City Runner. I'm 26 years old and have a passion for running, all things fitness, healthy eating (most of the time), and everything sweet!! I am also training for my first half marathon. Feel free to stick around and watch as I make the journey to 13.1 miles!!

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