Just another roundup.


Hello lovelies. Sorry I haven’t blogged recently. Sometimes the blogging is hot, sometimes it’s cold. You know how it is.

It has been absolutely beautiful weather here in the Florida Keys. Tons of gusty wind and lower temps. We went 3 or 4 days with no air conditioner which is a blessing for October.

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20131030-122639.jpgAs you can see the cats were DYING to get outside.

20131030-122707.jpgI did my 6 mile run this past Saturday. It was uhm.. really slow. I had the worst pace EVER. Seriously. I made the mistake of drinking 4 cups of light roasted coffee, drinking 36 oz of tri pep, and only eating 1/2 a lara bar. Each mile I could feel the sun beating down on me and it was HARD! Thank god I had 70 oz of water in my camelbak, and a few stashed starbursts to help get me through. This weekend I have 7 miles to do. I am determined to have a steady pace and take a much better route with less direct sun. Also? Yeah food. I am going to eat some before I go! πŸ™‚ This is all a huge learning experience for me. It’s exciting. The rest of my training has been pretty spot on. If my legs are too tired or sore on the day of a run, I just adjust my training schedule. I like having a plan, but not feeling too upset or guilty if I have to rearrange that plan. It all gets done!

20131030-122720.jpgLook at this baby deer go!

20131030-122748.jpgStarburst savior.

After that hell run we decided to go crabbing the next day. To our surprise we were successful! We caught about a dozen and a half. Crabbing is hard work. You have to walk through silty water, or back and forth between lines. After you catch it you have to clean them and cook them. It’s a process!

20131030-122825.jpgCleaned blue crab ready to be cooked. This style is called Jersey style. You put the crabs on ice, let them fall asleep, and gently tear their shells off. Sounds barbaric right? It’s actually the most humane way to kill them. Instead of throwing them into a pot of boiling water, we are putting them to sleep on ice and killing them with no pain. Makes me sleep better at night πŸ™‚ Not to mention the crabs get cooked with NO guts and the results are amazing clean white fresh tasting meat. Yum.

20131030-122840.jpgThis is what I call a yellow fatty. You can tell he is heavy and has a ton of meat because his shell is yellow and not white. White crabs have recently molted or are in the process of molting. This guy was FULL of meat. Good eating.

20131030-122855.jpgAll cooked and ready to eat. Did we sit around and have a feast after our 5 hours of work? Nope. We put the crab into ziplock bags to save it for the future. I do this every single year. Hopefully I will end up with ten pounds of crab meat at the end of the season. Hint- by leaving the crab meat in the shells you are actually preserving the meat in the freezer. I used to pick all of the meat down but found that it would get ice crystals in it immediately. Leave the shells on!

20131030-122917.jpgThere was some pool time that happened. It was actually freezing!

20131030-122937.jpgAnd a nice cruise to Marathon Florida.

20131030-122952.jpgGotta love those colors.

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Bolthouse was kind enough to send me these juices to review. Yum. I will report back to you on these soon!

Well that is what I have been up to. Nothing too exciting. I hope everyone has a nice Halloween. What are you dressing up as? What are your kids dressing up as?

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6 responses to “Just another roundup.

  1. Who cares if you ran slowly! You did it and that’s what matters πŸ™‚ (I guess I’m a hypocrite because I would definitely get upset after a bad run- hard to remember that at least we did it)

  2. I didn’t know you could put crabs to sleep on ice. I’m glad they don’t suffer, my humans love their tasty meat! I’ve not tried yet! =^.^=

  3. You are kicking butt, chica. That kitty pic is to die for. And yay Bolthouse Farm juice–curious to see what you think…

  4. Good for you for listening to your body and having the mindset to readjust if needed. Oh and those crabs look awesome.

  5. i love your pics, they are truly awesome πŸ˜‰

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