Good morning and happy Memorial Day! I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday off from work or school 🙂
While it’s still a long weekend, I treated this Monday like any other and got in some cardio. It was such a treat though because I ditched the treadmill and pick up a pretty cute running partner 😉
I know many bloggers take pictures of themselves during and/or post runs – but you won’t see any of that here. I’m far too vain to show myself looking as trife as I do after a long sweaty run outside. I’m just not a pretty sweat-er. Plain and simple.
After our run, Cory and I immediately scarfed down some cereal.
My heart skipped a beat when I realized I had no bananas in my possession. What is cereal without sliced banana?! Thank goodness I remembered the blueberries that I had on hand.
Oh Lawd, these blueberries are fantastic! The pints of blueberries were buy one get one free when I was at Giant yesterday, and that was a deal I couldn’t pass up. I’ve single-handedly demolished a pint in about 24 hours.
Now Cory and I are off to the grocery store to pick up some eats for our Memorial Day cookout for two. I see a big, juicy burger and some time by the pool in my future – and I don’t hate it 😉
While it’s true that I’m lovin’ this day because it gets me a long weekend, but I would be remiss not to thank all the brave men and women who serve, or have served, in the armed forces. Thank for your service.
Let’s chat – Are you going to a cookout today? We didn’t make plans for today, so we’re just having a little cookout for ourselves 🙂
What’s your favorite cookout food? I love a good burger and baked beans!
Can you kill a pint of blueberries like I can? It’s okay if you think I’m a little out of control
Hi, friends! Long time no see 🙂 I didn’t post yesterday because my day was jam-packed busy. So, let’s go through the highlights, shall we?
Cory and I went to Jason’s Deli for dinner on Friday and it was stellar. I think I may have found my new favorite sandwich
We also stopped by Sweet Frog for a little treat.
This was my second visit in two days – concern? I like self-serve fro-yo because I can get just enough to hit the spot. Usually when I order pre-made desserts, they’re of behemoth stature and they can be a total waistline danger.
Home Away From Home
The bulk of our weekend has been spent in furniture stores. I had dreams of laying by the pool and soaking up the
skin cancer sun, but alas – Real Life stepped in the way.
Here’s the thing. Brand new furniture is expensive. At 23 and 25 years old, Cory and I do pretty well for ourselves, but we’re in no means rollin’ in the dough.
After a certain point, I just want to find something and buy it. I’m also easily persuaded by salespeople. I’m so grateful that Cory has enough sense to actually shop around before dropping several thousand dollars 😉
Oh my GOD! I have spent an embarrassing amount of time in the past two days watching season 1. I read the Other Bolyen Girl a few years ago and have been obsessed with the Tudors ever sense. I don’t know why I never watched this show. Maybe because it should be X-rated?
So before we head out for the day, I got up and spent about 40 minutes in the gym lifting weights and completing a quick mile and half run.
I refueled with a huge green monster and the comics 🙂
Into the green monster went:
- A handful of ice cubes
- 1 banana
- A huge handful of spinach
- Handful of blueberries
- 1 tbsp PB
Okay folks! That’s where we are up to this point! I keep forgetting that the weekend isn’t actually over today. It’s like Saturday Round 2 😀
I hope you are all enjoying your holiday weekend!!
Let’s chat –
Have you seen The Tudors?
Ever been to Jason’s Deli?
If you’ve ever shopped for furniture – is it something you love or loath?
While I don’t normally bare-ass it on Fridays, I do enjoy the more casual and laid back feel of the work day 😉
The gym that I normally go to on campus is closed for the summer, but little did I know that there is another equally large gym right around the corner.
This blows the mind of a girl who went to a tiny school with only one gym and only one dining hall. This morning I did intervals on the ArcTrainer for 30 minutes. I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again – with the right resistance, that baby can give me a good workout!
Today is the “sell by” date on my milk. That always makes me a little wary. I did the smell test. Not too abnormal. I did the shake test. No chunks (thank you, freshman year, for proving that happens). With all systems go – I made a hearty cereal combo 😀
Today is part two of the interview process so I better go get ready! I hope you have a fabulous Friday! Here’s to a long weekend full of fun, family and relaxation! 🙂
Let’s chat – Do you have any plans for the long weekend?! Do you drink milk on/after the sell by date? I drank it today, but I probably won’t drink it tomorrow. It’s not usually a problem I have – I go through milk so quickly!
This afternoon I had to say farewell (for now) to my BFF, Jamie 😦 Her brother is getting married this weekend and then she’s headed back to live in Richmond for the summer.
Of course we had to have frozen yogurt as our goodbye snack 😉 My favorite fro-yo place in Richmond just opened a shop in my neck of the woods! It’s a good day, my friends.
Surprising Afternoon Workout
Some of you may know that I’m usually an AM workout gal, but it wasn’t in the cards this morning. So after my fro-yo extravaganza, I made a pit-stop at the gym and was able to get in a 4-mile run.
Can you believe that? I sure can’t. I was just trotting along, and when I got to about 2.5 miles I realized I wasn’t really tired. I even ran one mile at 7.0 mph, which is a little bit faster than my comfortable 6.3 mph. I was proud of myself!
Couches, Tables and Beds, Oh My!
Cory and I spent the evening furniture shopping. Woah. Doin’ big things, I know. But as lame as furniture shopping may sound, it was actually exciting! I’ve never owned my own furniture and I’ve never owned anything with Cory – so this is all very fun 😀
All that sitting on couches and Ooohh-ing and Ahhh-ing over memory foam beds worked up our appetites. Once we got in the car my hanger level was at a solid 7, so I told Cory “just make a decision. I don’t care what or where we eat.”
He made a good decision! El Fresco it was! 🙂 I ordered two soft grilled chicken tacos with black beans and rice. Delish.
I know it is Mexican food, and I understand that many would dispute the healthiness of it all, but the ingredients are always so fresh here!
Look at that fresh salsa, fresh guac and grilled chicken. I’m also a huge fan of black beans – so all in all, I left stuffed, but I didn’t feel totally bad about it 🙂
Now my night includes doing a whole lotta nothin’! I hope you’ve enjoyed your day, friends!
Let’s chat – Do you live near your best friend? Mexican vs Indian food?
Hello and happy Wednesday!! Yes, I think that is a long weekend that I see on the horizon 🙂 Once again, thank you so much for all your kind words. Who knew that there are so many directionally challenged girls out there?! (No men are allowed to answer that question.)
I’m still living on campus, and the gym that opens early is now under construction for the summer. Womp. So it was back to P90X this morning.
I did lunges and squats until I was blue in the face. Okay. Not really, but I think you get the point. It was a legs and back day.
There’s nothin’ that can make my morning great like a perfect cereal combo. It seems silly. I know. But there’s something about a bowl of cereal that I just love!
I have to eat my cereal with just enough time left before I have to leave for work, or I’ll pour myself a second bowl without hesitation 🙂
Who out there has an iPhone?? Well, I think I may have found the app for bloggers and foodies. Have you heard of Foodish? Cory found it on Gizmodo and sent it my way, and I think I’m going to purchase it.
You take picture of what you eat (many of us have that covered to some extent) and then you give it a smiley face rating on how healthy it is. It gives you a visual representation of what you’ve eaten for the day, or even for weeks at a time. There’s no calorie counting and no food weighing. It just seems kind of fun!
That said, I’m off to pack my lunch and head to work!
Enjoy your day! I’ll catch ya later! 🙂
Let’s chat – Is the Foodish app something you’d use? Do you already have it on your phone?
Hey there, blog lovers! Hows your Tuesday going?! It’s a little doom and gloom outside this morning, but I’m trying my hardest to send the sun some good vibes so he comes out to play 🙂
This morning’s workout started off with a a great strength circuit and then 2.5 miles on the treadmill. I was really glad that I was able to fit weights and cardio into one workout. I haven’t had time in the morning to that for a while now!
It’s also been several days since I’ve had a bowl of cold oats, so that’s what I let my mind wander to while I was hurtin’ fo’ certain on the treadmill.
These are not overnight oats. They’re more like stuck-in-the-fridge-while-I-showered oats. Nonetheless, they tasted great!
I’m a little preoccupied this morning because I have an interview in a few hours. I sweat peeling an orange, so you can imagine what a hot mess I am before an interview.
Like my nerves for anything, it’s the anticipation that kills me. Once I get in the room, I’m able to strut my stuff.
Okay, my friends! I need to spend some time going over the job description and potential questions before I hit the road. I need to convince this lady of how awesome I am 😉
I hope you have a wonderful Tuesday morning! I’ll catch ya later – hopefully with a good update!
Let’s chat – Are you calm under pressure, or are you a nervous nelly? A cardio workout vs strength workout? Strength workouts are my favorite!
GooOoOd morning, beautiful people! I’m feeling extra chipper this morning 😀
Maybe it’s because when I walked outside, I saw blue skies for the first time in seven days.
Or maybe it’s because I had a really intense run that left me feeling like I kicked my own ass.
Or maybe it’s because I had my free sample of Quaker Oatmeal Squares fo’ breakfast.
I love being a Clever Girl.
I mean, who wouldn’t want to get two little boxes of their favorite cereal in the mail?
Like I said, I had a really great run on the treadmill this morning.
Woah. Did my fingers really just type that sentence?
I did the 5-4-3-2-1 sequence twice through and it was tough, but I was proud that I pushed myself. Every time I get to that minute at 8.0, I pray to God that I a) don’t vomit and b) don’t fall. So far so good 😉
Cory and I are headed to Richmond this afternoon. We have a meeting at 7 AM tomorrow (say whaaa??) to go over liturgy and music for the wedding mass. Oddly enough, I’m looking forward to it.
I’m also going to Richmond for a good friend’s bachelorette party! I’m pretty excited. I’ve never been to one, but I’m highly confident that a good time will ensue 😉
I’m off to get some errands done! I’ll catch you guys later this afternoon!
Let’s chat – Has the weather been extra crappy where you live? It’s been raining every day for like a week! Have you ever been to a bachelorette party?