Hookie Run and Giveaway Winner!

Hey lovlies!

I just got home from a lovely night of bowling, beers, and dinner with the husband. We had such a good time! Unfortunately, we couldn’t get in too much bowling before the lanes were needed for the leagues, but what we did bowl was a blast. Even if neither of our scores are worth bragging about 😉

Then we headed downtown for some dinner!


We were going to go to the hubski’s favorite Thai place, but unfortunately, it’s closed! I’ve never had Thai food before, and was really looking forward to trying it. Alas, it had a for sale sign in it, so we went to an old favorite, Rosies!


I ordered the eggplant rollatini, however they ran out of eggplant!! So instead, I got the vegetarian flatbread, which was just as good:


Mmm pesto, avocado, tomato and feta. Deeeelish. Sorry it’s so dark. The place is candlelit, and I didn’t use my flash. I ate all but two pieces. My appetite was rearing to go…for a reason.

With it I had a side salad with spinach, swiss chard, cucumbers, and some other veggies:


Apparently, it took more than an hour to get our food out to us because of some mix ups in the kitchen. Shane and I were talking so much, we really didn’t notice, but the waitress still ended up comping us everything except Shane’s entree!!

Shane’s entree:


Swordfish, potatoes, and veggies. He luuuurved it.

Honestly, we felt like we lucked out. We didn’t even notice the long wait, and got a free meal and our drinks (two beers and a glass of chard) free. Awesome 😀

We took a look at the dessert menu, but didn’t see anything that really stood out. However, I was still craving something sweet.

Enter – chocolate banana soft serve!


1.5 frozen bananas, 1 T. cacao powder, 1 t. agave nectar.


With a crumbled samoa on top. Oh yes, yes I did. Deeeelightful!


This morning before work, I woke up and went upstairs to our “gym room” and did 20 minutes on the elliptical, followed by chest, triceps, and shoulders work.

It was a beautiful day outside today!



Tomorrow is the first day of spring, but ironically, it’s supposed to be very cold, damp, and even snowy tomorrow! I had a 9 mile run planned for tomorrow, and I knew it was either going to be in horrible weather or on the treadmill. Blech! Then it hit me…life’s too short not to enjoy unseasonably warm (technically) winter days! Right? 😉 Plus, the 10 day forecast doesn’t call for one sunny day above 55 degrees.

So I finished up my work and took vacation time for the rest of the day. After work, I set out on my 9 miles for a Friday long run rather than a Saturday long run!

Twas an amazing run! I played on mapmyrun.com for a bit first, to get an idea of my route, and then got my gear together. Garmin, iPod, and water bottle + goo stasher:



Perfect water bottle for long runs. The bottom compartment twists off and is the perfect place to stack a few Clif Shotbloks 😉


Stat it out:

Mile 1: 9:45

Mile 2: 9:32

Mile 3: 9:54

Mile 4: 9:41

Mile 5: 9:49

Mile 6: 9:29

Mile 7: 9:48

Mile 8: 9:35

Mile 9: 9:31

Total time: 1 hr. 27 minutes, 3 seconds. Yowza.

Nine miles for a new PDR!

Next Saturday is 10 miles!! Next Saturday is also my birthday, and I’m actually really excited to make it the first time I enter into double digit land! Is it sad that I’m excited to run 10 miles on my birthday? We’ll find out! hahah

I was beat, and starving after my run. I promptly made a fruit smoothie:


I was out of spinach, so I went with what I had:

  • handful of frozen blueberries and cherries
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 t. maca
  • 1 T. chia seed
  • 1 T. hemp protein powder
  • Almond milk
  • 1 T. coconut butter


Uh-Maazing. But that didn’t calm the beast, so shortly afterward, I had a toasted Ezekiel English Muffin with Earth Balance and organic jam. Finally did the job 😀

Grabbed a kombucha (grape flavored – VERY good!!) and then I was off to train a client before coming back home to get ready for the night.


Celestial Seasonings Giveaway Winner!


Sorry I’m a bit late, but it’s still Friday 🙂

The winner of the Celestial Seasonings Wellness Kit is……………(drum roll)………………

Abby, from Nibble, Nourish, Run!

Congrats, Abby! Send me your mailing info, and Celestial Seasonings will get you all your awesome goodies asap!


It’s time to crash in this house! I’m about to be out like a light.

Anything fun going on this weekend? What’s your plans? Tomorrow I plan on cleaning, going to a movie with a couple girlfriends, and some light cardio. Sunday I’m hoping to catch up with a friend who just moved back from California!! She’s my best friend from college, and whenever we see each other, no matter how long it’s been, we pick up right where we left off 😀

Have a fabulous night, bloggy friends!!


14 Responses

  1. cute little cup thingey that stashes treats! love that! have a great weekend paige!!!!!!

  2. Very cool that dinner was comped for the most part! Your flatbread looks super tasty. Great job fitting in your run!!!!!! And hooray for a new PR. Wahoooo! Have fun this weekend. I am teaching Step & Pump today and we launch the new Pump tomorrow. Other than that, Josh and I are hoping to get some yard work done today

  3. I love using mapmyrun! Only once has it led me astray…and that was a bit annoying but it’s usually great!

  4. What a cool water bottle!!

  5. Congratulations on your 9 mile times, very consistant right up to the last mile! Turns out you made the right choice of days to run; the weather here is beginning to get worse already. Let me guess, Bounty Hunter or some other chick flick tonight? And Sunday will be so much fun with your college BF. Why is she moving back here from sunny California?

  6. Great job on the run! I love that bottle, very cool!

    I’m not getting what I’m doing wrong when I try to make banana soft serve. It never comes out creamy just like ice shavings, am I not letting the bananas thaw enough? Or are you not even freezing them? I would love to have this as our sweet treat.

    • Hmm, thats odd. I just peel them, cut them in thirds, freeze in a ziploc bag, then put about 1.5-2 in the food processor, and let it process for about 2-3 minutes while scraping down the sides. I don’t let them thaw at all, just pop em in the processor.

  7. ooh your soft serve is making me drool!!

  8. What an awesome 9-miler! That waterbottle is so handy with the twist off bottom! love it.

  9. looks like you guys had fun! sorry the thai place was closed but rosie’s looks great. hope you get to try thai food soon, it is THE BEST!

  10. that soft serve looks awesome!!! congrats to the winner 🙂

  11. […] was glad I kept my average pace under 10 minutes, but I wasn’t as speedy as last week’s long run. Next week is 10 again, so we’ll see if the pace changes […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: