Just Another Friday Party

So while I am beyond happy to be feeling better  . . .


My poor husband is now down for the count.  This poor, sad little sight is what I came home to from work this afternoon.

I asked this on twitter when I got home:

What’s worse?  Being sick yourself or coming home to a sick husband on your first day back from work.

The poor guy is a trooper and in general handles being sick pretty darn well, but I tried to make my wifely duties proud and take care of him tonight.

Make his favorite mea:

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Homemade pizza

  • half a green pepper
  • half a yellow onion, sauteed and blackened before
  • one yellow beat steamed
  • pepperoni
  • mozzarella cheese
  • crust from sprouts

While Zach certainly has the pizza making down, mine wasn’t so bad if I do say so myself.

He’s done such a great job of taking care of me this week, it was almost nice to pay him back and do wifely duties.

The poor animals are a bit confused about what’s going on around this house though 🙂

Sweepstakes Loot


Guess what I won!  A box of my FAVORITE thinkThin creamy peanut butter bars.  I know I’m trying to eat real foods, and less processed goodies.  But these are my absolutely favorite.  And quite frankly, the stats aren’t bad.  20 grams of protein and 0 grams of sugar.   Not.Too.Shabby.

Thanks thinkThin for sending me the loot!  You can be confident that I’ll love every.single.bite 🙂


And now, it’s time to return to my poor sick boy and enjoy the chocolate I brought home to cheer him up.  (All while watching THE CARDINALS of course)

Mexican Dark Chocolate discs for him


And a spicy dark bar for me — along with a lot of H20 of course.

Long Run

I am  hopeful that I can get a good run in tomorrow morning.  Of course, my FIRST priority is my health, and the second I feel pain, weird, exhausted, then I will stop and respect what my body needs.

You all know I’ll let you know how it goes.

Have a great Friday night all.

Question of the Night:  What’s worse?  You being sick, or your loved ones?

It’s a tough one, but my poor boy is SO pitiful I have to say it’s worse to see him sick.

Friday Round Up — October 11, 2013

It’s back to normal business around here 🙂

Friday round up time 🙂

Favorite Run:

Honestly, my run this morning.  Just moving my legs again was exactly what this girl needed.

But the prettiest run, definitely my trail run.

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Favorite Treat

No pictures of it, but definitely my ice cream from Little Man Monday night 🙂

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The flavors were cupcake and a space something or another.  It had raspberry ice cream and lots of fudge and brownies.  Amazing.  Next time I’ll take pictures, I was just too excited.

Favorite Eat

Everything from Duo Monday night


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Favorite Moment:

Feeling good on the treadmill this morning.  Honestly — I suck at being sick.  Feeling NORMAL again was the best feeling in the world.

And of course, a round up of my other eats for the week 🙂

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Unfortunately due to being sick, the eats weren’t SO exciting after the weekend. . . but still some goodies in there.

And last but not least

Friday Favorites

  1. My health — let me tell you.  It only takes 48 hours, and a bit of a scare, to be reminded how thankful I am to be healthy and happy.
  2. My parents — Love them — always…but  nothing like a good chat with your parents to pull you out of a funk.
  3. Running — Anytime I need to take away from running always reminds me why it’s my favorite
  4. The Blog — I got more love than I could have ever imagined this week.  Thanks so much everyone — I really appreciate it.
  5. Fall walks — I went on a lot of walks with Gusman being sick (it was all I could do) and it reminded me why Fall is so many peoples favorite season.  Truly is beautiful.

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Happy Friday All 🙂

Question of the Afternoon:  Give me one of your Friday Favorites 🙂

I’m BACK! :) Work Out Round-Up October 11, 2013

I’m back everyone! 🙂


Thank you all SO much for sending so many healthy vibes and well wishes my way over the past couple of days.

Last night I started feeling better, and this morning woke up feeling almost as good as new.

The most important thing for me this morning was feeling normal. . .

so I did what normal Ashley would do.  Strapped up my running shoes, and hit the gym for a VERY EASY 5k.

Workout of the Morning:  Easy “I’m Back” 5k Baby!

  • 29 minute 30 second 5k.
  • And I’ve never been happier to be able to run 🙂

I promised myself from the second I woke up, that if I started feeling any pain in my stomach, that I would stop right away.  But, THANKFULLY, I felt fine the entire time — and actually felt like I was running on new legs.

I think my body needed a bit of a break, and I’m glad that I had so many people reminding me to respect that :).

I promise you all that I would NOT have even attempted the run if I didn’t feel significantly better than I did yesterday.  And I do not necesarily advise that other people handle any kind of illness the same way I do.  For 48 hours, I rested, snotted, and did NOT shower.  But now — while still a bit snotty, I am showered and ready to try and be a normal human being again :).

Workout Round Up for the Week

Well — that didn’t work out as planned ;).

Here were my planned workouts

  • Monday – 10 miles stationary bike and 30 minutes strength
  • Tuesday – AM yoga – PM 4-5 mile run
  • Wednesday – 10 miles stationary bike and yoga/light strength
  • Thursday – 4-5 mile easy run
  • Friday – Rest/Yoga
  • Saturday – Long run – 10 miles
  • Sunday – Recovery run/bike

And here is how it’s actually worked out

  • Monday – 10 miles stationary bike and 30 minutes stregnth
  • Tuesday – LUNCH yoga, 5 mile trail run
  • Wednesday – Unplanned SICK day
  • Thursday – Unplanned SICK day — walked 4 miles
  • Friday — IM BACK 5k
  • Saturday — Planned long run
  • Sunday — Planned recovery

I stress PLANNED on both Saturday and Sunday because I am not going to push it this weekend.  Of course I am hoping that I can run, but I am not going to give my body a set expectation.  Both physically and mentally — I want to do what’s best for my body.  Whether that’s 10 miles, or 1 mile.

And that folks, is how this weird week has worked out.

One things for sure — I’m glad it’s Friday 🙂

Question of the Day:  What are you most looking forward to this weekend?

Feeling better 🙂