Whole Foods and Whole Delicious!

I had a new-to-me snack today at work.



These are mini greek yogurts that you can buy from Chobani.  They come in multiple flavors, but today I went with the coffee yogurt and dark chocolate chunks.

I should have taken a picture of the container 2 minutes later.  It looked brand new.  Licked clean.  YUM.  And honestly, a little small for a snack but took care of my sweet tooth and curbed the hunger a bit.

I paired it with an apple and I was a happy lady.


This afternoon I went to my lunch happy place

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Honestly, sometimes I go and just walk around.

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Am I weird?  Does anyone else go to Whole Foods just to walk around and be around so much deliciousness?

And moving on…

I did have a mission today:

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I needed some good, fresh bulk bin granola  (because I’ll eat it all before I even bake if I get a whole box) for an exciting baked good I am planning to make this weekend.  Recipe and lots of “yummmms” to come, I promise!

I also got a Larabar for my long run this weekend and a beautiful looking California bread that you will see in a second for dinner!

I spent the rest of my lunch break relaxing at Whole Foods with my book (and bag as my date apparently).

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Thursdays are my late days so by the time I got home tonight, I was hungry!

Thankfully Zach had prepared a good bit of our dinner already in our brand new and beautiful salad bowl that we got from our registry from our dear friend Kim in Chicago.

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Thanks Kim!  We LOVE it already (we got it today and planned dinner around it to use it!)


Tonight’s salad was full of

  • arugula
  • kale
  • baby portabella mushrooms
  • yellow tomato

On top of my salad I had some more of the chicken from last night, this time prepped in bbq sauce and a ton of amazing grilled Whole Foods California bread.


Oh my Gosh the walnuts, cranberries, grains, seeds.  I swoon over this bread.



So for day 2 of the challenge, I managed to squeeze in:

  • 100 second wall sit
  • 25 real push ups
  • 50 bridges
  • 130 second plank (woot!)
  • 30 real push ups
  • 50 sit ups
  • 50 oblique crunches L & R

Not too bad for just squeezing stuff in where I can.  I am really surprising myself with what I am able to do and am looking forward to a recap at the end of the week.

I will be taking it a little easy tomorrow, especially on my legs, as it’s supposed to be a rest day.  I’ll probably focus on abs and arms, and maybe some yoga holds for the legs.


And that’s all I have for today, well except for dessert of course ;).  I actually haven’t decided on my night cap this evening, but we do still have some of those Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies left that probably need to be eaten.  I guess I can help with that 😉

Remember The Time . . .

So this afternoon I’m linking up to Emily and Ashley’s Remember the Time . . . 

This week is wild-card with a Back in the day theme.  As I was listening to my ipod on my run this morning, I knew I had my post.

My music.

My music is embarrassingly back in the day, especially what I run to.  Honestly – I’m almost ashamed to write this and admit to my poor taste in running music to you all, but I’m confident you won’t judge me so here it goes.



I’m almost not ashamed to admit this.  And then I see them in overalls and I’m reminded I probably should be at least a little ashamed.  Their little Osh Kosh outfit was probably VERY cute in the 90’s.  Today’s NSYNC  song: I Want You Back.  What a beat….

2. Spice Girls


Ok this one I am ashamed to admit.  Does anyone remember the SHOES those women wore?  At 5 feet tall, I have to admit that I was always a little bit jealous that my parents wouldn’t let me get a pair (thank you parents.  I have the grace of a 2 year old).  Today’s Spice Girls Song: Wannabe

3.  Jock Jams 

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I still claim that even though this is from “back in the day” that this stuff is darn good running material.  Who doesn’t love some Pumpin’ Up the Jam with some Tootsie Roll?  Have the whole album, and love it!  Today’s Jock Jam song: Whoomp! There It Is by Tag Team

4. Marky Mark


I know he is a serious hunk  actor now. . . but I still love him for his Funky Bunch underwear wearing days.  Today’s Marky Mark Song: Good Vibrations

5. Boys II Men


Voices of angels I tell ya. And while these guys are probably Men II Old Men now, I will never forget their heyday.  And come on, I see some support for my STL Cardinals in that picture, more reason to love.  Today’s Boy’s II Men song: Motown Philly

6. Will Smith


Although I have enjoyed one or two of Will’s movies (maybe I should be embarrassed to admit that as well?), he really peaked with his rapping days.  Come on, Miami? Men In Black? Some SERIOUS Top 100 power there.  And look at that puff jacket.  Good stuff.  Today’s Will Smith Song: Getting Jiggy With It

This list really could go on for as long as you all would let me, so I’ll stop it with six.

Thank you to Emily and Ashley for a fun game, and hope you all got a little chuckle out of it as well :).

Question of the Day:  What’s your most embarrassing running song/playlist?


A Long Distance Run Date

Last night I put the word out on twitter that I needed some accountability for me to get out and run this morning.

So far this week i’d only gotten one run in and I really wanted to squeeze in another before my long run.

Well, my requests were answered 🙂

My bff Zoe put out the word that we’d have a date, a long distance run date.  She had 4 miles planned for the morning, which was exactly around the distance I was hoping for.

I have the best friends.

So — this morning when I woke up, Zach brought me a cup of coffee (I need coffee for runs anymore, so he brought me some.  I also have the best fiance), and I pumped myself up for a run.

And a beautiful run it was.





Hi. my name is hill. I’m a bitch.

I struggled for a good chunk of the run, but that’s OK.  I finished.


Hard to read: 4.11 miles, 9:24 pace.

Workout of the Day: 4.11 miles, 9.24 pace.

(don’t forget about the challenge: day 2!)

And now I want a date, long distance or short, for every one of my runs 🙂  Who’s with me?

Thanks for the long distance date Zoe!  Love you! 🙂

And now, I’m running late for work!

Have a great morning all!

Question of the Morning: Who wants to be my next long or short distance run date? 🙂