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!!


This is How I Roll

Good morning! Happy Sunday 😀 How’s it going for ya so far?


I woke up at 6:00 this morning to blow my nose and could NOT fall back asleep. Argh. Laid there with the petski’s until about 7:00 and then dragged my butt outta bed.

This made it all better though!



Kiss me Kona


Blueberry oats w/ a shiz ton of mix ins – I was even brave enough to include chia seeds


Yep. All better 😀


So yesterday ended up being filled with lots n lots of besties! Can’t beat that!

First I met my girl, Jessica, to try on my bridesmaids dress for her wedding:



She got the dresses from J. Crew’s bridal line and they’re SO cute. I know the famous last words are always, “And you’ll be able to wear it again!!!” but this time, I really think I will…



Don’tcha think? And actually..this is the one that was a little roomy on me. Luckily she had a size smaller in her car, which fit perfectly! That doesn’t happen too often when it comes to bridesmaids dresses. Can’t wait for the wedding!

The dress was adorable, and very lightweight for her outdoor wedding, but I’m always glad to get back into casual clothes after playing dress up. Today I was sporting my “This is How I Roll” shirt:


Got it on our honeymoon, hehe.

After chit chattin’ a bit with Jess and her fiancé, Clint (who looks like Edward from Twilight! Shoulda taken a pic…) we had a bit more time before dinner, so the husband and I decided to bowl a couple games across the street:



This is How I Bowl.

Sorry for the craptastic pictures. I forgot my cam at my parent’s house, and had my iPhone only.

Action shots:

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We both sucked it up big time, but Shane won, and the prize was not having to drive for the night. I was OK with it since I didn’t plan on drinking much, anyway.

Two games later, and we met up with a group of friend’s at Kouri’s, a pub and restaurant in my hometown.

It’s definitely not a veg-friendly place, so I ended up having a blurry dinner salad and some spinach artichoke dip:




But that’s all right, because I was really there for the FRIENDS!



Destiny, aka D$, aka the bringer of Trader Joes goodies:


Freakin’ awesome friend right there!


Jessica, aka, bride-to-be, aka BFF since 4th grade!


Kim! aka ship mate, aka newly engaged hot mama

Plus a few random boys we like to call our friends and/or significant others 😉

Everyone peaced around 9ish, so Shane and I went back to my parents to pick up the pup and head back home. Any time Niko spends ANY amount of time at my parents house, she absolutely wears herself out. Seriously. she wouldn’t even move from the bed when Shane MADE the bed this morning. LOL


Sleep tight, pup.

Good thing it’s still early, because I’ve got a laundry list of things to do (including laundry!) First stop – gym for a 4-5 mi. run (depending on how I feel..still got the sniffles,) Borders to use a coupon, pet store, then clean, clean, clean! Oh yeah, and football 😀

Have a faaaabulous day, all!

Are you still good friends with your high school buddies? All of the BFF’s mentioned above went to highschool with me, and I’m proud to say we’re still BFF’s to this day! We all live in different cities (so far the same state) so it’s hard to get together often, but I love when we do 😀