Friday I celebrated the end of the workweek and an surprisingly awesome 6:30 AM run with a little movie date with the lovely Emma, her bf and her roomie...we enjoyed some white wine, homemade cheesecake (her roommate is a genius in the kitchen), Toy Story 3 and a little chocolate lovin!
|So this would be the perfect snack/dessert/awesomeness at any time, but if you jazz it up like I took the liberty of doing for all my viewers, it makes a fantastic date night or Valentine's Day treat! Stacy's cinnamon pita chips warmed in oven and topped with strawberries (leftover from dessert Thursday night) and melted chocolate pieces and some whipped cream to boot!|
|Yes, another great way to recycle your old mags and newspapers is stuffing your soaking wet sneaks with their pages and letting them do their absorbing magic to dry out your shoes!|
Saturday started with a hair appt (nothing too spectacular to show) and then I rushed home to finish my laundry and meet up with roomie Jenna so we could check out the "Let's Talk About Food" festival, that was being put on for the first time by Whole Foods and the Museum of Science. The weather wasn't bright and sunny, but the rain did let up for the event and we had a really fantastic time! There were a ton of local farmers, and suppliers of local produce and goods there....book signings with local good food and nutrition authors...luncheon tables that were themed around different health/food topics with experts to discuss any questions attendees might have (we sat at the "Let's talk about Seafood" table, because I have a slight seafood obsession, that Jenna knows so well). Here are some photographic highlights of the event!
|Each table had a different planted herb centerpiece, super cute and thoughtful!|
Sunday was unbelievably productive and packed for me! I woke up at the ripe time of 5:20 AM and began getting ready for the race (full recap in next post!) and headed to the race start. It was a really humid day and there weren't as many people as I would have expected, but I got my bib and T-Shirt, met up with some friends, and ran a pretty great race!
|Good news is...I finished :)|
|Wow my arms need some toning...what am I doing with all my strength training? Yes I did do an impressive outfit change on my yoga mat in that group of people...talent people, talent (btw - notice the new shades and active band...love em...oh yeah!)|
Today is back to the Monday morning grind...nothing exciting to see there folks...
Did you have an active weekend? Are you feeling it today?
I had a very productive and active weekend and I am a bit tired and sore today! But it feels good to know I got some healthy and fun activities in!
Do you have any good ideas for toning upper body?
(my arms are strugging in the toning/definition dept!!)
How do you dry out your running shoes when they have been through puddles, waterfalls and beyond?!
I was told during field hockey, to shove newspaper pages in the shoes to absorb the moisture...I must admit, it works wonders...but keep in mind the level of soaked the shoes are...if they are like mine and pouring water out when flipped upside down, allow for at least two days (and make sure to re-plenish fresh pages once or twice a day).