It’s Official. . . and My Kinda Panera

I watched a Lifetime movie today.


Yes…it’s official.  Zach needs to get his butt home.  I’m resorting to drastic measures here around the house.

I enjoyed an apple fritter with my Lifetime movie

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(that one’s a blueberry one, but you get the picture).

It’s a beautiful day here in Denver so I enjoyed a relaxing afternoon with the doors and windows open . . . until the early sunset.

As an early riser I really appreciated the sunrise by 7AM today . . . but I am still deciding whether or not it’s worth the shortened afternoons.  I think I’m leaning towards not worth it.  I already go to bed early, I don’t need the sun convincing me I should go to bed earlier!

My kinda Panera

I mentioned earlier in the week how I had been craving Panera.  Zach and I have gift cards, and for whatever reason I have been wanting it all week.  Well today, I finally fulfilled my Panera craving.

I ordered a you pick two with a Caesar salad and broccoli and cheddar soup, and whole grain baugette side.


Unfortunately, I’m a hungry lady, and the measly proportions weren’t doing it for me today (come on Panera!)

So. . . I bulked up my salad with a few extra greens and the left over chicken I had from the week.


Much better.

THAT is my kind of Panera.  I think mine looks better than what you get in the store, personally.


November Challenges

Pile on the Miles


4.33 miles between my 5k and afternoon walk with Gus 🙂 If were keeping track, thats

16.46 miles.  Not too shabby, but I’ve gotta stay on the move if I want to reach 100 🙂

Piper’s  Challenge

And I also completed day three of Piper’s 30 day thigh challenge.  Today included:

  • 10 lateral lunges
  • 20 scissors
  • 10 fire hydrants
  • 10 pile squat pulses

This challenge is alright so far…but as Piper and I talked about today, it’s going to get intense.

And just like that yall, another weekend in the books.

Thank goodness I have a delicious treat to soften the blow of the looming Monday! 🙂


Question of the Evening: Do you like the time change?

Inspiration, Thank you NYCM

Sometimes social media really pulls through. . . and this morning Twitter did just that.



I woke up this morning not at ALL wanting to work out.  I think all these WODs that I’ve loved doing have worked my body in a new way, leaving me with a new soreness along with it.  Go figure.

Well after getting woken up by a paw punch from the dog telling me it was time to go outside (Gus doesn’t understand time changing), I got the furball up, grabbed a cup of coffee from the lobby, and came upstairs to check the blogs, email, twitter, etc.

I couldn’t help but be inspired by all the NYCM love and support out there.  People were ready to run, excited to finish 26.2 with 40,000 of their closest friends.  Not to mention, my brother and sister-in-law were running in their own marathon/half marathons (Raleigh/Durham)…so I needed to suck it up and get out there.

I was already dressed for the treadmill, an easy work out.  So I sucked it up, changed my clothes (a little overkill, fleece, gloves and hat for 50ish), and got out there.

And a 5k later…I couldn’t have been happier with my choice.

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Hello negative splits.

I finished off my run with a quick 10 miles on the gym stationary bike.


PS:  Shout out to my brother in law who finished 10th in his marathon, and sister-in-law who killed the half with a 1:36 PR.  I have fast family members. . .

And now it’s time to run a few errands, including picking up breakfast, a few groceries, and a possible birthday gift for the husband! 🙂  I am excited!

Question of the Day:  What’s the last thing that inspired you?