Sometimes You Gotta Take It Slow

Good Morning (or afternoon for my East Coaster/overseas friends!).

I was very thankful for my late start this morning as I was moving a little slow thanks to an amazing evening last night.  Let’s get the business out of the way before we get to the more fun stuff.

Workout Of The Day: 4 easssssssy miles + light weights

Thanks to a later than normal evening, a few drinks, and late night ice cream and icing, my body wasn’t moving at 100% when I got up.   I knew an easy sweat fest was exactly what I needed to move be back into feeling like myself.  So I made the trip down to the treadmill for an easy 4 miles.

  • 20 minutes @ 6.4 pace
  • 6.5 pace until 4 miles after

Mindless, and fairly easy for me this AM.  Exactly what I needed.   I followed that up with a quick session of incline sit ups and a few arm work outs with 10 lb weights.  Nothing too serious, but enough to feel somewhat accomplished.

Sometimes You Gotta Take It Slow

Zach and I received a very thoughtful gift card to one of our favorite, nicer Denver spots, Linger, from some friends for our wedding.  Because it takes some time to get reservations, we were excited when our time finally came up last night!

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We started the evening at our favorite watering hole,  Denver Brew Co.  Something about that place (maybe it’s the awesome beer and board games) just makes us happy.

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The YATZEE luck was unfortunately in Zach’s favor last night, but that’s OK because I kicked his but pretty hard last time we were there.

Our reservation was for 7 PM, so we walked over there about 645 and when we got to Linger, we were seated immediately.

Service was awesome last night and we were brought complementary homemade popcorn and a drink menu right away.

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There was a resiling on special last night so I, of course, went with that for my drink choice.  I don’t know what they put in the popcorn last night, but let me tell you there wasn’t a morsel left in that bowl.  Num num!

Linger is tapas style dinner, so we went with 4 plates that we shared for the evening.  The star of the night was the Kobe tacos, but everything was GREAT.  The fallefel was very unique and not heavy like it can be.  The butternut squash salad had a perfect balance of creamy goat cheese and bitter arugula to complement the squash.  And come on, bacon wrapped dates?  Hello!

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If you’re looking for a fun atmosphere with high quality food, you’d love Linger.  Especially in the Summer, their outdoor bar has some of the absolute best views of the city.  It’s not the cheapest spot in town, but it’s not overpriced for the product!

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We wrapped up our perfect evening with Tin Man ice cream.  Perfect, sweet ending to a sweet date night!

Question of the Morning:  Are you good about balancing out easy and tough work outs?

Ummm…I’m working on that one.

Beer Date Night and Easy Breezy 4 miles

Good Morning!  Happy Friday!  And apologies for skipping out on you guys last night!

I promise I thought about you lots, but Zach and I went out on an impromptu date night. . .took some great pictures to post, and then noticed that I left my camera cord at work by the time I got home.  Upps.

So I ended up just relaxing with the boy, eating a ton of my new favorite treat (more about that later).

So, better late than never…

Impromptu Date Night

Since Thursdays are my late night, and Zach has been working in the office this week, we ended up planning last minute to meet at one of our favorite spots, Denver Brew Company (I’ve posted about them a few times, one of our favorite neighborhood spots).

They had a Beer and Chocolate pairing last night, but with the crappy weather there was very little turn out so Zach and I decided to save our money, hit up the food truck, play some board games, and just enjoy some good beer and better company :).

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My first beer, their Graham Cracker Porter, a classic and a goodie.


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It is flipping COLD here in Denver.  Flipping cold.

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Zach making score cards for our rousing game of Yatzee… (we played 5 games, I beat him in 4, and had a killer overall win as well.  Just saying. . . )

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How cute are their drawings right now?

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Chicken pesto pizza. . . Hello Lover!  SO delicious.  Zach had a sausage and fennel pizza, which was also really good.

We had SUCH a great night just hanging out, chatting and playing board games.   We haven’t been to Brew Co in awhile and were definitely reminded why we were on a streak of going there often for awhile.  The beer is great, the atmosphere is fun, and it’s just an overall good place to be.  Doesn’t get much better…

The night wrapped up with me dominating a bag of my new favorite treat…

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Dark Chocolate Pretzel Crisps…while August totally judged me.  Not cool lady.  Not cool.

This Morning

Woke up feeling well rested and ready for the weekend.  Since I was so chipper, I decided to hit up the treadmill for a quick rhomp to start of the weekend well.

Workout of the day:  4 miles

  • 10 minutes constant pace 6.3-6.4 warm up
  • 3 minutes 6.3-6.5, 2 minutes 8.0-8.1
  • repeated the second set 6 times for a total of:
  • 4 miles in about 35 minutes.

Not to shabby, and I actually felt REALLY good on this run.  It was a nice change of pace from my feeling a little icky in my chest/head the past week or so.

I’ll be back tonight with the winner of my first GIVEAWAY! 🙂  Stay tuned!



Question of the Morning:  do you have a go-to easy date night spot?  Or just a favorite watering hole?