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The Weekender + Last Week’s Workouts

Holy moly folks, this day was insane. It flew by and left me feeling frantic. Too many meetings, deadlines and running around! So after eating dinner (John made pizza – we really liked Udi’s gluten-free crust), I’ve sat on my bum and just caught up on a million emails. Felt good to clean out my inbox. I didn’t do a weekender post over the weekend because I blogged about my race, but I had a few links I enjoyed and one super fun activity I wanted to share!

On Saturday, I had a friend over for tea. We were supposed to be going to another friend’s house but her son got sick, but I was glad Mary Jane still wanted to get together. I was especially excited to play hostess and use my new white plates. (Oh and I did reorganize my cupboards to move out anything that wasn’t white or clear. ha!)

I had orange & cranberry goat cheese that I picked up at the farmer’s market earlier that day, and served it with Nut Thins Artisan Crackers (gluten-free). I also stocked up at Trader Joe’s on snacks. 

  • coconut macaroons (freezer section)
  • rosemary marcona almonds (SO good)
  • organic raspberries
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I had plenty of tea in my cupboard.

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We had a great time chatting away! The weather was beautiful too. Alright onto some links!

The Weekender

  • Ahhhh I love Sugarhouse! That article made me homesick.
  • Are you always hungry? Read this. It’s dense but super interesting.
  • This was an awesome way to cook chicken for shredding. Quick and simple.
  • Guys, today is National Pick a Strawberry Day. ha! I love random holidays. I mean, who comes up with these? Regardless, I would like to pick a strawberry today, but alas, no access. I liked this infographic on strawberries with some fun random facts
  • Next time I have pizza, I really want to try this gluten-free crust. And I want to eat the pizza with Ashley.

Last Week’s Workouts

S – 8 mile treadmill run while on a weekend getaway in Boone (do you guys still want to see pictures even though it was over a week ago??)

M – 2 mile run & lunges, pushups and high knees

T – 5.75 miles, intervals

W – 6.6 mile run & Pure Barre with a friend

Th – rest. I was WIPED.

F – Pure Barre

S – 4.5 mile run

You can always read more details about my workouts on my Daily Mile profile!

What’s your favorite berry? RASPBERRIES ALL THE WAY.

Do you like playing hostess? I love having friends over but I have to remind myself to keep it simple. Otherwise I stress myself out and it takes the fun out of it. The key is to remember that the most important ingredient is a relaxed environment. So if that means you don’t make everything from scratch, so be it! If you’re a pro hostess, share your tips!


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    Ahhh yes I love raspberries, but I think strawberries and blueberries win for me. Or schnozberries. YUM. Haha jk

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    Strawberries and blueberries…freshly picked.

    Yes, pictures please. I’d like to see what Boone looks like.

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    Hillary | Nutrition Nut on the Run

    love raspberries, but blues are a close second.

    great week of running!!

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    I want to eat pizza with you toooo! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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    Have you tried a cauliflower crust? I did last week for the first time and it was pretty good! Had to use fork and knife to eat but even Russ liked it! Tea is a great idea for a little get together- I might steal that idea.

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    I saw those rosemary almonds on the Trader Joe’s top 17 list last week. They look amazing!

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    Melissa C

    I may be the only one, but I want to see pictures from Boone!! I need to try those rosemary almonds from TJs!

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    I had SUCH a nice time last weekend!! You are an absolutely lovely hostess, and it was so good to catch up. I had a great time playing with Miss Maisey too, I’m completely obsessed with her:)

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