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Good Morning and Happy Monday everyone.

Phew, more than normal I am missing this weekend.

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Sushi, yoga, movies.

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My boy came home!

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We hung out at one of our favorite neighborhood spots for good beer, good food and board games.

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Spent Sunday morning on the slopse

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And we ended the weekend like we do most weekends, with pizza night.  And boy it was a good one.

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Homemade Pizza


  • Sprouts ready to bake crust
  • bacon
  • mushrooms
  • onions
  • peppercinnis
  • topped with a simple arugula and vinegar salad

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The fresh greens on top added a crunch and a nice bitter punch that will absolutely be repeated in the near future :).

Well — the night didn’t actually end there.  The sweet and wonderful Cristina at Willing to Lose Weight, Racing to Win sent me a surprise!

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Click for her webpage!

Of course Zach and I opened them last night.  Oh Trader Joe’s. .. why are you so brilliant? Thanks to much Cristina, you’re the best!!  How did I become a part of such an awesome blogging community?  I heart you guys 🙂

This Morning

I took advantage of Zach being home and slept in until the glorious hour of 710.  It really was beautiful.  I’m assuming it’s because of the skiing, but boy we were exhausted last night.  Hello 945 bed time!  It felt GREAT to allow myself to sleep in and start the week off a little more rested.

Not to mention Zach agreed to go for a run with me this afternoon. . . and I don’t ever pass that opportunity up!  Here’s hoping the weather holds for us!

Question of the Morning: Highlight of your weekend! Give it to me!

Good Morning Rest…Monday

What a random weekend that was . . .  between locking my keys in my car, almost losing my wallet, and having my pup almost eat us out of house and home, the weekend was a bit off.

But that doesn’t mean it was without it’s highlights!

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With that said, I am ready to tackle this new week :).

I started last week with my rest day, and I actually REALLY think that worked well for my body.  While I LOVE starting out the week with a good work out, sometimes it’s nice to be able to look forward to sleeping in, relaxing, and slowly starting your week after a GOOD workout Sunday.

Which is exactly what I did.

Rest this AM, but I do have some planned YOGA for the PM.  I haven’t done a dedicated yoga session in a little while, and I think my body will thank me 🙂


What a lucky girl I am, I even had a husband who made me some delicious oatmeal.  It includes:

  • milk
  • maple syrup
  • blueberries
  • flax seed

And of course, I added some dried fruit (peaches and apples) to it. . . I LOVE dried fruit with hot oatmeal!


excuse the crappy cell phone picture!

Hello healthy!  Thanks, Babe! 🙂

With a rest day today, I plan to eat healthy and well, let my body reboot, and then dive into a good week of runs and work outs.

Workout Plan For The Week

  • Monday- YOGA
  • Tuesday – 4 Mile speed Am/POSSIBLE PM 3 miles easy
  • Wednesday – 4 miles easy
  • Thursday: 5-6 miles easy pace
  • Friday – 4 miles
  • Saturday – 2 miles/SKI
  • Sunday – SKI – possible PM run

Zach and I are planning on staying in Winter Park for the weekend, so I want to focus my energy on skiing and not running for the time being.  With that said, you never know where you can squeeze a few miles in ;).

And just like that, it’s time for work.  Have a great Monday morning everyone!

Question of the Morning:  What’s your favorite way to start a healthy week?

Back To Normal Business

Good Morning, Happy Monday, and happy back-to-normal for this girl.

Thanks so all the crazy weather back in Chicago and the Midwest, Zach and I didn’t make it home until pretty close to midnight last night.  Needless to say we are EXHAUSTED this morning and will likely have a couple early-to-bed nights ahead of us after a long fun weekend and late Sunday night of travel.

This Morning:

While I would have LOVED to get a good sweat fest in this morning before work to start off my week, when my alarm went off I KNEW it wasn’t going to happen.  Didn’t even hit snooze.  Just reset for 715.

I skipped my normal rest day last Friday because I REALLY wanted to start the weekend of indulgence off on a good note, and I wanted to run my old home.  So my body is a little more exhausted than normal.  Then add the traveling and lack of sleep?  Wasn’t going to happen for this lady this AM.

But, I brought my workout clothes with me here to work and am telling myself that I am going to fit in a good strength work out this afternoon.

After 6 days of running in a row, some strength training might feel good on these little muscles of mine.


Workout Plan For the Week

Since last week and last weekend were so weird,  I didn’t exactly follow my last work out plan to a tee. And you know what, I was A-Ok with that.  I never missed a day of sweatin’, and I actually got my butt OUTSIDE for 3 out of my 6 runs.  Considering I ran in what was almost a tornado in the midwest yesterday, I am patting myself on the back.

But for this week, I am going to PLAN to have it a little run heavy to finish out the POTM and try and get as close to my  initial goal of 1,000 miles for 2013 as I can.

  • Monday: STRENGTH training (plan: 10 minutes treadmill, 100 push ups, 200 sit ups, 300 squats)
  • Tuesday: 4 easy miles
  • Wednesday: 4 speed miles
  • Thursday: 4 easy miles + short strength training routine
  • Friday: 2 miles shake out
  • Saturday: 2 miles (hopeful) and skiing
  • Sunday: 5-6 miles.


So that’s anywhere between 20 and 24 miles for the week, with two strength routines built in.  I currently stand at 65.5 miles for POTM, leaving 35.5 miles left for the month.

Gotta keep up the pace but I think I can manage it 🙂

Alright guys 🙂 I’ll be back later this afternoon to start the recap posts of this weekend.  I think my first one is going to have to be about my runs…because let’s be real.  We all love chatting about new runs and work outs, right?

Question of the Morning: PLEASE tell me about your weekend, or just your life in general 🙂  I miss everyone and feel SO terribly out of the loop 😉