The Weekender

Hey guys! Happy weekend. It has been in the mid-60s here and I am in HEAVEN. I wore short-sleeves yesterday and went without a jacket for a bit and ran outside in shorts & a t-shirt today. I have all the windows open at my house and am tempted to grill out tonight, or “BBQ,” in Utah terms. [In NC, “cook out” or “grill out” is what you do when you cook meat on a grill. BBQ is a specific type of meat, pulled pork.]

I have lots of great pictures that I took yesterday when I went to two vineyards but I can’t figure out how to get pictures off that darn Samsung onto my Mac. I’m currently downloading an Android software so hopefully that fixes things.

The Weekender

  • As my friend Meg put it, this is one of the best explanations of gluten intolerances I’ve read!
  • Check out the Top Trader Joe’s products in 2012. I helped put the Sea Salt & Turbinado Sugar Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds on that list.

The Week in Fitness

  • S – moderate flow yoga
  • M – 25 min. Stairclimber
  • T – full body weights (including heavy, deep squats and heavy deadlifts – I was so sore for three days! I blame my CrossFit-addict friend Crystal who challenged me to do it.)
  • W – run 4 miles (treadmill) – first 2 miles very fast (7:20) and run/walk intervals for the next 2 miles
  • Th – Vigorous Vinyasa Flow
  • F – 30 min elliptical
  • S – 15 min elliptical + 30 min upper body weight training

What do you call it when you cook meat on a grill?

Oh heyo, i got some pictures to download. Look how gorgeous it was yesterday! More later! 🙂

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  • Lauren

    I’m so bummed I can’t make it to Blend this year. I’m counting down the days until we can see each other again though. Soon my dear…soon!

  • Megan | Eats Daily

    I am a Mainer and I have always said “use the grill” haha! Or “do some grilling tonight!” I am loving the warmer weather too – not quite 60 but I don’t have to bundle up TOO much and THAT is progress.

  • Crystal

    CrossFit addict? Me? Okay, that’s a fair assessment 🙂

    I grew up calling it a BBQ (I’m barbecuing burgers; I’m having a barbeque tonight) but nowadays, I say use cook out as a noun and grill as a verb, i.e “i’m having a cook out tonight” or “I’m grilling later”- the south makes it so complicated

  • janetha

    yay, you better be at blend.

  • Trisha

    I love that happy list. Everyone should read it!