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An Unconventional Memorial Day

Ian and I spent most of Memorial Day on our couch watching Madmen. Our only breaks consisted of walking over to Whole Foods to pick up some groceries that were unavailable at Trader Joes on Saturday and snacking. Not too shabby.

Around 4 p.m., right when we got back from our walk (we were sweating, 90 degrees in May… yikes!), I whipped us up some smoothies.

Mine had raspberries, blueberries, and coconut milk in it. I topped it with some gluten-free granola and ate it with two pitted medjool dates stuffed with peanut butter. Yum!

We then spent the night at Bar Louie for trivia. I enjoyed a glass of wine and a Blue Moon (wine pours were ridiculously small) and Ian and I split two appetizers.

First we tried the Adobe Shrimp Skewers that were really spicy (and good!) but on the smaller side.

And then we ordered the parmesan truffle tots which for $8 tasted like normal tater tots sprinkled with parmesan. We needed more truffle oil!

Trivia was more difficult the week and it was just us (what, not everyone wants to spend Memorial Day at trivia?) but we still managed to finish in third place and we won a free appetizer. Bar Louie you just keep us coming back for more.

After trivia we walked over to Dairy Queen in search of the evasive confetti cake blizzard but they were out of it again. Bummer! I decided that nothing else was worth it and just had a few bites of Ian’s. Good thing Target makes a similar type of ice cream because it doesn’t look like the confetti cake blizzard will be mine anytime soon.

This morning I woke up early and went out for a 4 mile run. My legs felt rested and I held a fairly steady pace of about a 7:40 min/mile. It was warm but the sun wasn’t out which made a huuuge difference. I never felt overheated.

After my run, I headed to the pool where I cranked out 1650 meters using a modified (shortened) version of my Interval workout. I basically eliminated the pulls and kicks and moved the cooldown to the warm-up where I need it.

I had originally planned on dropping my stuff off at the apartment and racing out the door to work, but I decided that I wanted a few minutes to myself at home. I’m not quite ready to let the weekend go!

However, breakfast creativity was nonexistant so I ate my packed breakfast at the kitchen counter with a cup of coffee.

Whatever works right?

Also if you’re catching up from the weekend, I spent Friday night on a surprise date night, Saturday ziplining, and on Sunday I had an amazing run. I also created a Favorite Posts page that you should check out!

Have a great Monday Tuesday!

Quote of the day:
“That’s the thing about running: your greatest runs are rarely measured by racing success. They are moments in time when running allows you to see how wonderful your life is.” -Kara Goucher




Dollar Burgers & Race Registration

I can’t believe I leave for Boston in two days, crazy! Packing and preparations are currently underway but there will be more on that in tomorrow’s post.

I worked most of the morning (have some stuff to get done before leaving on Friday) but took a break around 11 to register for this.

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Yep that’s right, next January I will be tackling the Goofy Race and a Half Challenge. I think I’m more excited about escaping the Chicago cold for a couple of days :).

Ian and I didn’t do a traditional grocery trip last weekend so it’s slim pickins at the apartment this week. We decided that in lieu of calzone Tuesday we would go to Bar Louie for dollar burgers (portobella for me).

I went with a portobella burger with pepper jack cheese, tomatoes, grilled onions, and pickles and it only cost about $3.00.

Ian and I also split fries and tots.

Not too shabby for dollar night!

I spent the rest of the evening doing homework and then at 11 plopped down on the couch to watch an episode of Friends before bed. I most definitely did not get enough sleep and am paying for it this morning!

Have a great Wednesday guys!