Butler Schmutler

April 5, 2010

Is anyone else as completely psyched as i am for this game tomorrow?  I can’t believe Michigan State lost.  I would have loved to have seen the Spartans in a match-up against my Blue Devils!  If any of you are wondering how i became a loyal Duke fan, my sister graduated from Duke in 2001 and played in the band for her entire undergrad career.  I thought she was pretty cool at the time because whenever i went to visit i always was fortunate enough to meet some of the team and play on the court.  Although the 2000-2001 team was “The Greatest” that there ever was (Shane Battier, Chris Duhon, Jason Williams, Carlos Boozer, Nate James, Elton Brand),  just to name a few, i believe strongly that Coach K. will pull it out tomorrow and bring home the net!
Okay enough basketball, until tomorrow, i have to throw some love out there to Mr. EB himself (Easter Bunny) for hooking me up this morning after church.  Check it.


That is right folks.  I have now joined the Vibram Five-Finger club.  I hope to run in these 40-50% of the time.  I got to try them out today and i plan on a longer run tomorrow to break them in.  First thoughts:  Mad comfort.  Surprisingly easy to slip on, every toe went in the correct pocket right away even though my toes are arguably more crooked then most politicians.  A few words or advice:  If you plan on buying a pair, they come in odd sizes (Read: European), but you MUST, and i mean ABSOLUTELY MUST buy them 1 size too small.  This is essential as these are even a bit big for me and they are size 45.  I wear a size 11 shoe.  They say to measure your foot, but please UNDERESTIMATE! Since i am a toe-runner, these KSOs (short for Keep-Stuff-Out) will be just what i need.  Minimal support in the arch area but more material and fabric supporting the toe-area.  I feel as though i have an extra thick layer of skin on the bottom of my feet and that is all.  Thanks EB, big ups to you and yours.

Other than that fabulous surprise, my weekend was filled with great food, choice workouts, great runs, awesome family time, and an unbelievable amount of reading in the sunshine.


Japanese Sweet Potatoes.  Not as sweet as the North American variety, but very crunchy and bold.


My families take-on-a-classic for the day.  A Tofurkey Roast looking pretty lonely defrosting.


My family is so good to me.  Check out the proof that Easter kind of snuck up on my household this year.  (Our one and only decoration, usually our house is pastel-rific.  The place mats, the bathroom accessories, the moms is very talented, but i think she was a bit busy this year!)



Freshly picked delicious, roasted lemon-grass asparagus!


Sweet ‘Tater Sticks.


Clean and crisp sweet corn.


My Easter Dinner Plate.  (Hemp Seed Oil and Flax Gravy – Sides)


A random breakfast i had after an hour run the other morning.  (Two slices sunflower sprouted bread, millet flakes, pea protein, prunes, lima beans, sweet corn, and almond butter)  I enjoy messes.


My ultimate dream house spotted on a walk.  I will own it one day.


Beautiful scenery.


Anyone else want to join me in running the Denver or Seattle marathon this year?  I will officially be signed up for both this week!  Deane, out!

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14 Responses to “Butler Schmutler”

  1. Jessie said

    Ah, my brother-in-law wears those Vibrams everywhere – although not as much for running (I’m not sure why). Are you wearing them in your Marathon? I’m extremely jealous that you spend some of your time in CO. My father lives out there and I go to visit when I can, but I’d love to live out there! There are no Rockies here in CT … :(

    Reading the the sunshine – awesome.

  2. elise said

    those shoes look sooooo funky. cant wait to hear how they work out. your family is so great to you! aww…i need some steamed taters now. its been, like, a day.

  3. Katie said

    Ahh that house is GORGEOUS!! I used to run the hills in Boulder and scout out the houses that I wanted own one day…I still have 3 or 4 swimming around in the back of my head for “one day”. :-)

    Also, Meeker wants those KSOs SO badly…thanks for the sizing tip!! His birthday is coming up in a few weeks, what a perfect surprise those will be. :-)

  4. kbwood said

    ahahah i WONT be joining you on the marathon BUT i will be wishing you the best of luck! (and prayers..haha!)
    where do you live??
    OH and those shoes ARE SOOO COOL!! or whatever they are called..i saw those at my race a couple weeks ago and was so incredibly fascinated. they look totally hardcore too

    • Adam said

      Thanks so much! I live between Ontario and Colorado about a 1/4 of the time. I would definitely recommend trying them out!

  5. Mama Pea said

    I’ve never tried the Tofurky roast…I’m intrigued, although it looks much better cooked than before :)

    Good for you on the marathon front! If you did Portland, I’d come cheer you on :)

    • Adam said

      Truth… Although i love my family for the attempt, it was very salty! Roughly 500mg of sodium per serving, but it was a nice Easter dinner! When is Portland? Is that a nice marathon (hill/scenery wise)? I would love to travel there some day!

  6. Holly said

    i love hearing about supportive families! i am glad they appreciate and honor the way you eat!

    and the vibram five fingers…i saw someone running in them a couple days ago, and it made me giggle.

    yay for your blog – can’t wait to read more!

  7. That house is cool!

  8. Haha, I thought that was YOUR house, I was going to day – how jealous am I!!??
    Hooray for the marathons :) I’m glad you had fun!

  9. Love the pics and go rock out the marathons. I have done one, and plenty of halves, but I am more a 5/10k or yoga girl. And now maybe fitness comps! And maybe my ACE. Too busy for a marathon LOL :)

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