Pug Breakdance

Hi, friends!

Murphy and I just returned from a lovely walk around the neighborhood in the rain. 

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Usually, I need to draggg Murphy outside into the rain for our walks, but he was fairly willing this afternoon. I guess he really needed to potty?

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(Murphy only likes water when it’s hot outside as seen here and here. He enjoys cooling off his pug butt!)

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When we got home, Murphy dried himself off on the carpet”¦ like a freak. It actually sort of looked like he was breakdancing.

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[insert Run DMC]

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What a nut. This dog makes me laugh everyday.


Lunch was pretty random today, but still delicious. I mixed together Lime Leaf Noodle leftovers with cheesy mashed cauliflower.

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To make the cheesy mashed cauliflower, I steamed 3-4 cups of cauliflower in the microwave, added two triangles of Laughing Cow Garlic & Herb Cheese, and then mashed it all together. Mmm… tasty.

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After lunch, I made a protein shake with vanilla protein powder, soy milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, ground ginger, and ice. (To make: combine ingredients and shake.)

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Then, I headed to NuVal for a couple of hours.

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NuVal is hosting a Twitter party with Lowe’s Foods tomorrow night at 7:00 PM (EST) for consumers to learn more about the NuVal system. If you’re interested in participating, the hashtag is #LowesNuVal.

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After spending a few hours at NuVal, I headed straight to the gym for a quick workout. The Ellen Show was on, so I grabbed a treadmill right in front of the TV with it on. I <3 Ellen.

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I ran 5 miles in 43:17 (9:03 pace) and felt pretty good. My hip still feels weird, but not painful. I think the cadence stuff is helping”” well, at least it’s not making it worse. I based today’s running workout on a variation of this 45-minute Treadmill Workout.


When I got home from the gym, I was starving, so I downed half of a bag of Pretzel Crisps that the company sent me as part of a new partnership. I’m going to be contributing some posts to their blog in the coming months!

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My stomach is growling like crazy! It’s definitely time for dinner!

Enjoy the evening!


  1. One of our pups, Mason, does the same break dance. I get the impression that he has an itch that he can’t get to, not having thumbs and all, but he definitely looks like he needs some old-school hip hop in the back beat…

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