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Weekend Wrap Up

Weekend Wrap Up


Long time, no blog. Definitely a wine win for everyone. Ha.

We had a wedding Friday night. It was a good time, but it was hard to rally up energy after a long work week. I’m fairly certain I was the dud of the table.

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I’m also fairly certain I could’ve eaten two more of these little chicken plates.

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If I had to choose, I’d have to say that I prefer buffet dinners at weddings. I like being able to choose what I pile on my plate and I like to pile it high. Ha.


Workouts lately:

Friday I fit in a little over 5 and a half treadmill miles before work.

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Saturday I wasn’t sure what was going to happen. I knew I wanted to fit in a long run sometime this weekend, but wasn’t quite sure when it was going to happen.

We had a super busy weekend and my main man always says “family first” so that’s where priorities were.

I got to run 1/4 of a mile with the boys for their Junior Carlsbad race and we were attempting to chase down a certain Olympian athlete and her daughter, but couldn’t quite get the lead.

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Ha ha.

I thought I might be able to fit in a run around lunchtime, but we met up with family for a little impromptu lunch instead.

Around 2:30 pm I had to make a decision to either go for it and do a long run in the afternoon or wait and beg Papap to babysit in the morning and go for a run early Sunday.

I decided to go for it. I knew it wasn’t going to be easy as I was already so darn tired from the day, but I figured I’d rather get it done and be able to rest and sleep in on Sunday. Not to mention I was already in my running gear.

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I grabbed a gluten free bagel for the road and headed towards the coast.

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I couldn’t figure out why it was so crowded until I actually started running and realized it was Spring Break for a lot of people. I was starting a long run, they were already double fisting adult beverages. It was lovely. Ha.

I knew it was going to be a long one. It was hard mentally and physically. Nothing hurt, it was just really slow and really long. I’m just not used to it really.

You just really have to let your mind wander and go with it. I try not to let myself think about what’s going to happen when I’m done until I’m past the halfway point.

Yesterday I ran one direction until I reached a certain mileage and then turned around. Not the most exciting, but I didn’t want to try to do too many calculations on distance and everything. It was a familiar route though that I have missed tremendously for over three months so it was so great just to be out there.

Again my pace was humbling. I got slower every single mile.

The climb to the turn around point was the worst. It was uphill for an entire mile. I can’t tell you how many times  I said to myself “this stinks”. But……….. holy smokes it “stunk” in the best way ever. Struggling like that is the best way to struggle and then that darn turn around was that much more magnificent.

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Then the whole recovery meal and finally getting to sit and relax with a hot hubby date, dinner and some Dunphys was that much better too.

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Did you happen to watch this week’s episode? Phil was inspired by Kermit. Just one more reason to love that guy. Ha.

No workout today besides the usual Sunday chores and running errands and such, but I have to say, sometimes those days are more tiring.

I meant to fit in a yoga workout and take some time for my PT exercises, but the day got a way from me. Beavis.

What we DID do was get in some quality time eating breakfast together at the kitchen counter which we used to always do, but rarely get the chance these days.

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I got smart and decided to add the peanut free NuttZo and SunButter before putting my Vega Baked Protein Pancakes in the oven.

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Sure, it might not look that pretty, but it was awesome.

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After a little Palm Sunday action at church

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we decided to brave Trader Joe’s again on a Sunday. You’d think we’d learn, but no. Not when it’s the only option we have to get groceries for the week.

I think it’s pretty funny that when we went last week wearing our worst outfits ever and looking like we just rolled out of bed (because that’s pretty much what we did) we saw everyone we knew there.

Today we went in our Sunday finest and saw no one we knew. Figures.

At least we were all smiles on the way home.

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Ha ha ha. Good stuff.

A monster of a salad was needed once we got back and unloaded everything.

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Lately hummus and avocados are on every single salad along with the usual go-to items.

Some of the new Love Grown Foods Mighty Flakes in chocolate might have followed in the cool new mug.

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And, I’m not sure if you’ve seen them yet, but Yasso has come out with new flavors of their frozen Greek yogurt bars.

I tracked down the mint chocolate chip ones at Vons.

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They have some new frozen Greek yogurt bars now too that I’m going to find after Boston. Check these out. Has anyone had them?




Okay, time to gear up for the week.

The motto for the week is this.

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It’s so much easier said than done, isn’t it?



What’s your motto for the week?

Who else braves Trader Joe’s on Sundays?

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  1. 1
    Liz S. says:

    I’ve tried the new chocolate-covered Sea Salt Caramel Yasso bar – DEFINITELY get it! Your blog is the one that introduced me to Yasso bars 🙂

    My motto for the week = start strong, finish strong.

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    Tracey says:

    Those new Yaso bars are awesome!! Love the mint chip 🙂 Btw: How do you get your teeth so white? They look great!

  3. 3
    Kim says:

    I try to never go to the store on Sunday unless I’m in and out by 8:30am!!!
    Love your motto for the week – working on the same thing here!
    Glad you were able to get in a long run.

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    Kristi says:

    I’ve tried the Sea Salt and the Toffee Crunch Yasso bars covered in chocolate and both are amazing, but I have to give the edge to Toffee Crunch. Sooooo good! And yes, mint chocolate chip are incredible too. Our local grocery also just started selling Yasso’s coffee chip and cookie dough flavors, too. OMGoodness…

    Thank you for being so candid about your “off” days with running. I feel like I have had more of those than the good ones these days. Mine are more mental than physical. I know this is temporary, but still, it stinks!

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    Kristin, I love your honestly & being real always! The views from your wedding date & the long hard run were amazing – so sorry life is so tough these days for you!!!! Glad you got family time though with your busy schedule!

    My motto – I will survive!!! Sing it with me! 🙂

  6. 6

    I MUST try those frozen yogurt bars.. yum!!

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    elizabeth says:

    So glad you are back to running without pain!

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    Joe says:

    All that food looks so good – except perhaps the bagel. If you’re gonna grab a bagel, keep the gluten in it! Some runs are tougher than others – glad you were able to push through it.

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