And after a month and almost an hour of pain and strenght (from both)…


Shaden: You did it… see?… You’re my brave girl…

Sammy: WE made it…I’m so h-happy…

Shaden: I love you… Sorry if I did something wrong… I’m happy too…

Sammy:  I love you too….and well, you didn’t, don’t worry. You were the best, like allways…just perfect.


After this…Sammy and Shaden took their warm milk bath. They talked about it, how they loved each other and ejoyed their cuddles and the egg close to them… So after this they went to sleep. The new mommy and daddy are in need of a real long rest.


Breakfast 10/13/2014: Morsel, 4754 University Way NE, Seattle, WA

Me: The Fast Break biscuit sammie.

The fiance: The Spanish Fly biscuit sammie.

Super savory breakfast sandwiches on cheddar chive biscuits. The Fast Break came with your standard American breakfast items: bacon, egg, cheddar, and a wonderful roasted tomato jam. The Spanish Fly was like The Fast Break on a more refined level: prosciutto, arugula, fried egg, manchego cheese, and Mama Lil’s pepper aioli. 



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Reflecting On 2012

Happy New Years Eve, party people!! I can’t believe the end of 2012 is here!

I’m not much into resolutions because I feel those can be broken so easily. Rather, I set goals for each year and then set smaller goals to help achieve them.

A year ago today, I decided I wanted to start a blog. Healthy living has always been an interest of mine, but it quickly became a passion for me that I wanted to share with others. It took about 5 months before I finally plunged in and started Nut Butter Runner. And honestly? It has been one of the best things that I have done this year! I can’t wait to continue on in 2013 and see where it takes me. 

Another goal I set for myself was to sign up for a marathon. Although my marathon is the beginning of next year, I signed up and have been training hard for it. I can’t wait to finally get to race day and accomplish 26.2 miles!

Trying on clothes at lululemon yesterday…yes I was too cold lazy to take my leggings off! ;)

2012 also came with some big changes: I got married! Now, I just need to finish changing my name on everything! Ha!


Speaking of training for the marathon…remember yesterday when I had mentioned that I was kind of bummed that I couldn’t get my last long run in? Well, I am still a little sad I didn’t get it in, but I am happy that I am feeling better today! I managed to squeeze out 4 miles on the treadmill this morning! I could have kept going, but I didn’t want to push myself too hard on my first day back in the saddle. So tomorrow’s goal: 6 miles!


After a mini victory at the gym, I showered and started to make breakfast. An egg sammie sounded perfect to me!

I had a bowl of Greek yogurt with cottage cheese and cinnamon on the side, per usual. Some things just don’t change!

I toasted up an English muffin and topped each half with The Laughing Cow Swiss cheese and had one egg white with one “fried” egg. I realized I always call this “fried” even though I don’t actually prepare it that way. I just cook it with nonstick cooking spray until it’s “over hard”. I guess that would be the better way of explaining it? :)


Now it’s time to start thinking of some goals for 2013! 

What are some of your resolutions or goals?

Dont Trip || Sammy Wilk ||

Requsted, do something sweeter than usual. I cant really do good fluff shit so here you go I tried.

     "(Y/N) can you stop being mad at me please?" Sam begged me "No Sammy you should have thought about that before you were a dick to me." I said looking at my phone and not even giving him the simple courtesy of looking at him.

     "Ughh" He groaned getting up from the couch and walking over to the counter and getting his car keys then leaving, he had pissed me off a lot lately I wouldn’t know how he would get his bitch ass out of this one. "Fucking dick." I said once he had left, I got up off the couch and decided to make something to eat.

     I was cracking my eggs when I heard Sammy come through the front door. "Baby" He called through the house in search of me, but I was keeping my mouth shut. 

     Once he was smart enough to check the kitchen he walked up from me and hugged me, I stiffened at his touch "Can you get off of me?" I asked my bitchey tone flowing through each of my words, Sammy unwrapped his arms and backed away "Sorry" He said under his breath, I just shook my head he was so aggravating sometimes. 

      "Well I got you something, in hopes you wouldnt hate me." He said grabbing a bag. I out my eggs in the pan and turned around and looked at the bag "A present wont get you out of this." I said before taking the bag out of his hands "Oh I know I have to do alot more kiss ass shit before we will be 100 again but hopefully you will accept this as an I really am sorry for being an ass hole." He said biting his lip, he was nervous I could tell but I didnt know why. 

     I looked suspiciously at the bag It was pretty big what the hell did he get me that would be this big? I wondred to myself, but I took out the paper at the top of the bag to reveal a White Givenchy bag. I picked it up out of the bag and let the other bag fall to the floor.

     "Are you fucking kidding me Sammy, this is a 2,000 dollar purse!" I said shocked, not growing up with money had prevented special gifts like these from ever happening. "Yeah I know, but you deserve it and all. Dealing with all of my shit you should win an award but for now this is the best I can do." He said putting extra emphases on for now.

     "No take it back I dont need a 2,000 dollar purse Sammy." I said handing the bag back to him and taking my eggs out of my skillet and putting them a plate. ”No baby you deserve something for all of the shit you do for me and this is what I want to give you and I know you want it.” He said handing it back to me, he wasnt wrong I did want the purse and I did put up with all of his shit. 

      "Your not out of this, but thank you baby." I said wrapping my arms around his neck "Dont trip baby, I love you." Sammy said "Love you to Sammy." I said pressing my lips to his then quicly ripping the kiss apart to look at my new bag. "Its so pretty" I squealed.

I honestly have no clue what I just wrote, I took a nap and this is what it was about and I thought It was cute but now that I wrote it its not so hot… sorry


Yesterday was a big day! It was my first day of my clinical rotations. For the next year I will be at a new location each month. So it was the mark of a brand new adventure! And let me tell you…it is something to get used to! I worked the “night shift” last night, which changed up my entire “usual” eating times. Since our “dinner” break was at 5 p.m., when I got home at 8:30, I was ready for some food! Thankfully, we had all sorts of goodies.

I made myself a treat: banana, pineapple, and raspberries all topped with NuttZo!

And even though it’s May 7, it’s time for my 2013 goal check-in! Last month’s goal was to complete my 8th half marathon, which we already discussed. My pseudo-April goal was to incorporate more yoga into my week, which was also a success! This month’s goal is to work up to 300 sit-ups. In order to do this, I will be doing an ab routine each morning and night that I will share once I figure out my plan! :)


Yesterday, I went for about a 50 minute run that I believe I did about 7 miles. I’m still taking part in the #RunFree4Me challenge so I am not positive. Since I was feeling so good, I was really curious about my pace, but decided it wasn’t worth breaking out the watch for. Mainly because when it comes down to it, do time and distance really matter? At the end of the day, I am able to run and enjoy the run, which is what fitness really should be about. The internal motivation to be a better person is always a good thing, but it’s also important to step back and have fun and enjoy each moment.

Today is a rest day, but since I needed a little “endorphin adrenaline” I did one round of my pump it up circuit. Tonight I’ll be working on those abs!


I had one thing on my mind this morning: a dunkin’ egg!

So I threw together a dunkin’ egg sammie! 

I also had a bowl of plain Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, and strawberries.

Perfect little breakfast to get me through the morning!

Oh yeah, and I am on facebook now. Yep. That happened. 

Don’t forget to enter my NuttZo giveaway!

Have a great Tuesday, friends!

It's The Little Things

Hi long lost friends!

I am back. My exam is over and I am relieved!

Tuesday I spent all day at school studying away. I ended up calculating that I was there for over 16 hours. That’s not anything out of the ordinary when exams roll around. We have midterms in a few weeks that I’m sure will be repeats of my fun times at the library!

Of special note, when I got home late Tuesday night/Wednesday morning, I walked into a cleaned house, flowers, and a sweet note from Matt. His support is key for me to stay focused and succeed in school.

It’s honestly the little things. The little things make the biggest impact. The little things are the most meaningful. The little things make a big difference. And it’s the little things that make me the happiest!


I felt like I deserved a little special breakfast this morning, so I went with the always delightful egg sammie. 

That would be one egg + one egg white on a toasted English muffin with The Laughing Cow Swiss cheese.

I also had a bowl of some Chobani plain Greek yogurt topped with trail mix granola. Absolutely delicious!

Well it’s another day that I will be spending at school, but I am certainly grateful it will not be another 16 hour day! I’ll catch you guys tonight!

I'm Back In The Game

Good morning, friends!!

How’s your weekend shaping up? Mine has been a pretty “on the go” kind of weekend. I don’t know exactly what about it has made it feel that way, but I certainly feel like it’s been flying by me!


So today marks 1 week since the marathon. It also marks my first run since then! My best friend and I have officially started our half marathon training. For the third year (ever since the beginning of pharmacy school!) we are signed up for the Music City Half Marathon that takes place in April. I skipped this week’s runs and opted to start my training today. It was our first long run of 6 miles. It felt so weird prepping for this morning thinking of it as a long run…marathons seriously change your entire perspective on running!

We were on our own for this run though! Neither of us remembered to map out 6 miles and of course my watch ended up dying 1 mile into it! (Note to self: Probably important to charge your watch after you run for almost 4 hours) When I got home I mapped it out online and figured out that we ran about 6.9 miles. Oh well, in the game of running, I’d much rather be over than under!


Hey, hey what do you know? Eggs were on order again today!

When I got home, Matt and I decided that there really isn’t anything better than starting your morning with eggs. I put together some scrambled eggs with cheese and bacon for him, while I put a bowl of Greek yogurt and cottage cheese together for me.

Once his eggs were done, I made myself a dunkin’ egg with 3 egg whites + 1 egg. I have to concentrate on doing my eggs like this or it will quickly become “over hard” rather than “over easy”! I haven’t quite mastered it like my dad!

Mmmm I love that runny goodness!

Matt and I have a few errands and a fun “date” planned for today so I better finish getting ready for the day! Hope you have a wonderful Sunday!

Fall Flavors Edition: WIAW

Hellllooooo from Florida!!

Matt and I flew in last night and got settled in at my sister’s house and were busy chatting the night away. This morning I woke up early to get a good 8 mile run in before our shenanigans begins! We have some awesome plans this week and I can’t wait to get started, so let’s just jump right into What I Ate Wednesday!

What I Ate (Last) Wednesday

Last Wednesday I started my morning with an 8 mile run (notice a theme here? I tend to like this distance!). I followed it up with a skinny chunky monkey smoothie (per usual).


Egg Sandwich, Greek Yogurt + Cottage Cheese, Green Tea

I toasted up an English muffin and topped each side with The Laughing Cow Swiss cheese wedge. Then I added a little cinnamon and mixed it into the cheese. I fried up one egg with one egg white for a delicious egg sandwich. On the side I enjoyed some plain Greek yogurt mixed with cottage cheese and cinnamon. I love this breakfast because it is packed with protein, dairy, and healthy carbs that help keep me full.


Apple Cinnamon Chobani + Crumbled Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Muffin

When it came to snack time, it was a match made in Heaven. This combination was so good, I even had it the next day with my last muffin!


Spinach Artichoke Turkey Wrap + Pumpkin Veggie Chili

Yes, my meal was so large I had to use toothpicks to keep it together. No shame!

I was loving all these flavors! The wrap was full of veggie and protein and the soup was packed with protein and fiber. Another super filling meal!


Ground Turkey Taco Salads In A Flatbread Bowl

I had a little extra romaine, tomato, onion, bell peppers, and ground turkey on the side of my flatbread bowl, because well….I like my meals large.


Peanut Butter + Banana Sammie

It was a childhood throw back. I grilled up a PB&B for my late night snack. It was absolutely glorious.

Hope you guys have a very Happy Thanksgiving! Be safe and enjoy this time with your families!!