Two Lives, One Lifestyle

Stretch, ice, roll, repeat by Katie
February 21, 2010, 9:56 pm
Filed under: Breakfast, Dessert, Dinner, Elliptical, Katie, Lift, Snacks

Usually, as soon as I wake up, my mind starts going- I start forming to-do lists for the day, planning out a schedule, deciding on eats, etc.  Today, I blocked it all out and let myself sleep in with John (he is a natural at sleeping in).  Last night, we went to Elway’s as I mentioned.  Idid not take any pictures because I felt like I’d look like a tourist that had never been to a a classy restaurant.  I’m still a bit weird about taking picture while we are out in general, and this felt especially awk.

When we arrived, a valet was sprinting to the door before I could open it myself (they have complimentary valet parking) and the same thing happened for every door we approached.   Since I don’t have pictures, I won’t talk for too long but the service, the drinks, and especially the FOOD was excellent.  You’ll be seeing some leftovers tomorrow night ;).  There is NO WAY we would have been able to have soup, salad, entrees, and dessert here for $52.80 on any other day… I love restaurant week!

After our exhausting outing of being catered to our every need (I hope you sense my sarcasm :-P), sleeping in was essential.  Now that I know John loves oats too, it’s a go-to breakfast for us.  Look what I found!!  Almost empty PB jar!!

After scooping out a heaping TBSP for John, I added banana oats and a few spoonfuls of Greek yogurt (whatever was left in the container).  Doesn’t it kinda look like whipped cream with chocolate sprinkles??

I worked on tons of fundraising things for TNT and then hit the gym for a short, light elliptical workout followed by tons of stretching and foam rolling (and a tri/shoulders lift sesh). My knees have been in a bit of pain so I’m icing them as I type.  Overall, I’m surprisingly not sore but I want to keep it that way so I’m being sure to do tons of post-run stretching, foam rolling, and icing.

After my workout, I ate half a bagel broiled with some tomatoes and parmesan.  It was good but not great, I was starving though and there is little to no food options at this house!

For dinner, we went to El Camino’s which we are really liking lately due to their cheap (and good) happy hour deals.  We had one marg with chips and salsa, but our waiter forgot our chips and salsa so when he eventually brought them, he also brought another round of margs for free.  Helloooo Sunday night!

I love Mexican food a LOT, all the spicy cheese-covered goodness, but I was way more in the mood for a salad.   The spinach salad was really, really perfect- whole spinach leaves, tomatoes, chopped egg, just enough queso fresco, cranberries.  I love when restaurants make something the way it would be made at home- not covered in cheese and dressing.  I’m still a little confused that I was craving spinach as opposed to a quesadilla.. maybe my tastes are changing? Or I just knew I was low on vegetables for the day.  Either way, it was delicious and I don’t feel terribly full like usual after eating Mexican.

We just had a pudding cup for dessert..  Sometimes, I love the treats John has on hand that I rarely buy ;).

Alright, off for some reading, snuggles, and an early night!

Baby To Be by Kelli
February 21, 2010, 2:18 pm
Filed under: Kelli, Marathon, Pizza, Run, Team in Training, Workout

Hey all!  I hope you are having a super relaxing weekend before we start all over with the work week tomorrow.

Beth’s baby shower yesterday was super fun.  She is 37 weeks and ready to POP!  She looks gorgeous and is going to be a great mom!

I know Beth through Stephen’s friend (and Beth’s boyfriend) JT.  Stephen and JT grew up together and have been neighbors their entire lives.  JT was also a groomsman in our wedding!

JT met Beth in college and they have been dating since they were sophmores or juniors (I honestly can’t remember which).  They have such compatible personalities and are great together.  I am so happy for them and the fact that they are going to have an adorable little girl!

The mommy-to-be opening her presents!

The amazing picture that JT’s sister, Nicole, drew of Beth!  Nicole is an incredibly talented artist and she is going to school to be an art teacher.

Beth got a lot of great stuff for her little girl!  She even got a SUPER cute little bikini!  It is adorable!  Only 3 more weeks until the little lady arrives!

After the shower I went shopping with my mother-in-law and sister-in-law, Elizabeth.  Elizabeth is 35 weeks pregnant with our nephew (seriously, there are babies everywhere!)  and her shower is in a few weeks.  The shopping trip was focused on getting fabulous outfits for the three of us to wear to the shower 🙂  There were some great sales at the mall!  I got a pair of fabulous Kenneth Cole boots that were almost 80% off!  Could not believe it.  It would have been a sin to NOT buy them, seriously.  I also found a great dress!  So did Elizabeth!  All in all, a very successful day at The Westfarms Mall.

After dinner the three of us met Stephen and my father-in-law at a local pizza place for dinner.  This place was awesome because they make gluten free pizza!

I enjoyed a roast turkey panini with no mayo, and roasted red peppers.

Stephen had a HUGE calzone!  Its as big as his hands!  He is 6’4″, those are not small hands in any sense of the word!

And here is the gluten free pizza!  It is awesome that my mother-in-law got to indulge in a food that is usually on the Do Not Eat list for celiac’s

This morning I woke up for my first Team In Training group training session!  We went for a 6 mile run and it was amazing.  I met a girl who lived in Italy for 4 years and we chatted the entire time.  We were both comfortable at the same pace (around an 11:30 minute / mile) and I loved listening to her stories about living abroad.  I feel like this woman has lived 5 lives!  She had some great stories and listening to them made the run fly by.  We ended up finishing the 6 miles in 1 hour 7 minutes.  The last 3/4 mile was up a steep hill and I honestly thought my lungs were going to EXPLODE!  I just kept telling myself to go 10 more steps, and then 10 more steps, and then 10 more steps.  Before I knew it we were done and enjoying some water and banana bread.  I cannot wait for next week!!

Now I am curled up on the couch addressing and stuffing envelopes for Team In Training fund raising letters.  I plan on going to local businesses this afternoon as well to try and fund raise.  I am SO excited to really get going!  If anyone out there is interested in donating here is my fund raising site 🙂

I hope you are all having an awesome day:)