Where Everyone Knows Your Name

Another week almost done everyone!


Bloggie high five for ya!

I don’t know about you — but this week seemed to have absolutely flown by for this girl.  The first half of the week was pretty booked, so before I know it we were over the hump and onward to Friday.  Just how I like it.

Yesterday/Last Night

Yesterday was my rest day so after a nice walk with Gus and a day at work

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Zach surprised me by suggesting that we go to Stella’s, our favorite little Italian spot near us.   Hello, Stella’s never fails, so you know I said HECK YES before he even finished asking.

Unfortunately, the only picture I got of the evening were the amazing zucchini fries that we start with every.single.time.

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Seriously, they’re amazing.  Zach suggested we skip the appetizer and go straight to our entrees, but I respectfully QUICKLY squashed that idea.  He thanked me later.

So while I apologize for the lack of pictures, I will share recycled ones as we go their often 🙂

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Me with my salad and their OUT OF THIS WORLD chicken.

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Zach with the gnocchi and their awesome bread (he got risotto last night and loved it though).

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and more foodie pictures.  I actually went with a different salad last night, but stuck with the chicken and same dressing.  It’s just THAT good.

Needless to say we were happy little campers when we got home.  I had a couple mini (well not so mini) cookies from Whole Foods before crashing HARD.  Red wine and good food will always do that to me 🙂

This Morning

I had it in my mind that I was going to tackle a tough work out today, and that’s exactly what I did this morning.  I actually came upstairs afterwords, drank a ton of water, and then just laid down on the ground for awhile.   I was spent, in the best possible way.

Workout of the Day: SPEED WORK

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  • 5 minute easy warm up (6.2 pace)
  • 1 minute @ 8 mph
  • 1 minute @ 9 mph
  • 1 minute @ 4 mph
  • repeat 10 *
  • 5 minute cool down of incline walking
  • 25 bicep curls with 12 lb weights
  • 25 incline sit ups

Oh yeah. . . I was cashed.  And now I am looking Oh.So.Forward to my butterscotch pudding that I have waiting for me in the work fridge.  All the little things 🙂

Question of the Morning:  Where do you go that everyone knows your name?  A restaurant?  Bar? Whole Foods? Home Depot? Share! 🙂

Round Up Time!

Happy Friday everyone! 🙂  As I sit here enjoying my “tea” of lemon, mint and Emergen-c, I can’t help but feel thankful that Friday hurried itself here for me 🙂  Phew, what a week!

Last Night

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When I got home last night Zach and I immediately got to work on dinner (this girl was hungry).  On the menu was open face sammies with fresh greens and a side of grilled green beans.  My sandwich included:

  • Delicious seedy bread
  • Roast Beef
  • Cheddar
  • Tomato
  • Salt/Pepper
  • Greens dressed with olive oil and vinegar

And of course, the greens were simply grilled with Parmesan put on AFTER grilling.

We were in bed by 10 o’clock and it was glorious.

This Morning

I had planned to take it easy this morning, but I woke up with plenty of time and KNOW that I travel much easier AFTER a good sweat. I’ve mentioned it many times before — running makes me a much more relaxed person in situations I cannot control.  AKA flying.

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Workout of the Day:  Easy 4 miles

I told myself at many points in this run that I could quit at any point, since it was technically a rest day.  BUT — I felt fine and knew that I could keep going, so I did.  4 miles, check.


Let’s just be real here.  I did NOT do a great job of meeting all my goals this week.  Here was my plan for the week:

  • Run daily (one day above 4, at least 3 AT 4 miles)
  • 5 days of light strength training
  • HYDRATE!  Drinking that lemon and mint water last week did wonders.  Keep it up!

Run Daily

This one I WAS successful with.  My runs for the week looked like:

  • Monday: 4 mile AM, PM 30 minute pyramid run
  • Tuesday: 4 mile AM
  • Wednesday: 6.25 mile 60 minute run
  • Thursday: 4 mile AM
  • Friday: 4 mile AM

For a total of 25.53 miles since Monday.   Not too shabby on this one

5 days of light strength training

Well, I did one day of the full strength training, and 3 days of abs.   Upps.


Yeah, this one was just totally put to the back burner.  I’m sorry.


I’ve done well with this one with my water + lemon and mint.

Some is better than none, right?  It was a crazy week and I stock with what was good for me.  Running = destressing.

And finally: FOOD PORN!

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Happy Friday All!