Phat Tuesday Matters & Such


I feel like a bum. I wasn’t able to get my long run in like I had hoped on Saturday. And, by long run — I mean any run. This past weekend — and subsequent week are crazy busy leading up to PrepperCon on Friday and Saturday.

Plus, on top of that, I am taking Thursday and Friday off of work, so I am working ahead as much as I can. Busy, busy, busy.

But, I also figured I’d merge my long runs for this week and next week into one run. I am going into work later tomorrow morning so I am going to try to get at least 9-10 miles in before work. That will hopefully give me the miles I need and burn off some of the craziness of the week.

I am going to TRY to get some miles in on Saturday, but since I’ll be at PrepperCon most of the day I might not be able to. But, I am staying at a hotel down near the South Towne Expo Center — I am kinda hoping they have a treadmill. Because they do, I’ll have to try to get some miles in.

But, we’ll see.

The focus is still working towards Provo City in less than a month. I am just trying not to completely derail my training this week. So, I am fitting my workouts and runs within the cracks wherever I kind fit them in.

But, I am really, really excited for this week. I love PrepperCon and my family has put a lot of time and effort into making this MUCH better than last year’s event. We’ve got hurricane simulators, classes, vendors and a lot of other fun entertainment.

Since this week is rather crazy, don’t expect a big post on Friday. In fact, it might just be my numbers and not much else. I’ll owe you all a big post next Monday.


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PREPPERCON! PREPPERCON! PREPPERCON! That’s all that’s been talked about in our family the past couple of weeks — well, okay — new babies have been a big topic as well. But, as noted above, other posts and all over my Facebook profile — PrepperCon is happening this Friday (4/15) and Saturday (4/16) at the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy, Utah.

This is the second annual PrepperCon and after last year’s success we’re looking for another BIG crowd this weekend. And, we’re growing! Last year we took up on hall — this year we are taking two halls! Plus, we’re expecting about 15-18,000 guests (compared to 12,000). It’s going to be a lot of fun!

This isn’t your typical Preparedness Expo — it’s all things preparedness, sure. But, we’ve got classes, entertainment, a fashion show, a hurricane simulator, TONS of vendors (from guns to gardening) … just to name a few. Think — preparedness expo meets Comic Con.

Last weekend, Schwendy and I met interviewed Scott, CEO of PrepperCon (and my brother-in-law), on Are We Prepared, Yet? about what you can expect at this year’s event. Give it a listen …


Last weekend, I continued my quest to find the best nachos in Utah. This go around I decided to (try to) settle the debate of Cafe Rio vs. Costa Vida. A raging debate here in Utah. When it comes to our fast casual Mexican food — we are definitely a state divided.

I decided to try both nachos simultaneously to not just grade for the blog, but against each other. Costa Vida came up on top by two points over Cafe Rio. It was close — but, there were definitely differences that gave the win to Costa Vida. Namely the added queso on the Costa Vida chips.

But, I will say this — I much prefer the pork from Cafe Rio than Costa Vida. The sweet pork from Costa Vida is just that — too sweet for me. Luckily, the queso helps cut some of that sweetness.

If you’re interested in reading my review you can read it here on my Nacho Busqueda bloggy blog.


Papou meets grandchild #5 … #papou #thaliagrace

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As much as I love my family — sadly — we are a house divided. #burritos4life

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I have been domesticated and have made dinner within a crockpot. #crockpottingitfordinner

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Dez kids. #elijees #sweetcheeks #calliekoko #favoriteuncle

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This kid rarely opens her eyes, but when she does … it’s usually to pass gas. #thaliagrace #unclejoshuwallatime

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I’m already putting my new lunchbox to work. #mybuddylunchbox

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Total 2016 Miles


75.9 miles


38.6 miles


428.7 miles


543.2 miles



Daily Shorts.fw

  • It’s been really fun to follow the Golden State Warriors in their chase for 73 wins. They are such an entertaining team to watch play — it’s all just beautiful basketball. The crazy thought is conceivably they could have already been there by now if it wasn’t for a couple bad losses of late. Could you imagine this team with a record of 75-7? Crazy — 73-9 will be crazy enough if they get past the Grizzlies tomorrow night (which they should).
  • I actually really like this idea — not sure if it would change people’s eating habits … but I am dying to find out how long it would take me to burn off some nachos.
  • This is the kind of world we live in — not sure, if this guy was the one who labeled his coffee with the title or if it was an errand boy, but if it’s the latter — I wouldn’t be surprised. People want attention in this world and they’ll do anything for their (more than often pathetic) 15 seconds of fame.
  • Oh heavens, when I was a kid one of my favorite TV shows was Mr. Belvedere. This is a fun blast from the past.
  • Okay, while we are on the topic of childhood favorites — Newsies. And, you know right now half of the soundtrack is going through your head (welcome me later).
  • This is interesting — I didn’t know mile races were a thing around the country? Apparently so? Either way — I think it’s about time there’s one (or two or ten) here in Utah!
  • There is a reason why my Walmart goldfish usually end up dead within six months — because I’d never consider putting them under the knife like these folks.
  • I won’t lie — I kinda want this house. Well, apartment. Isn’t that cool? It’s like a Transformer in disguise.
  • Ummmmmmmm … awkward.
  • This is a good little ditty and reminder of foods you should eat before and after your workouts. I’m filing this under things I should know.
  • I’m not much of a dog person — but, if I was, it’d definitely get myself a corgi. That’s one reason why I love this so much!
  • Give me avocados, or give me death.

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