Thursday, June 30, 2011
I officially registered for the Columbus Marathon on October 16! Once July hits, the price of the race goes up $10 every month so I figured I'd take advantage of the cheaper price of $65, which seems like such a steal after paying $130 for Boston in the past. I will start seriously training for the race in mid-July and already have a 5K & half marathon lined up before October. I've been feeling really good lately while running and have even lost a few pounds so I'm hoping come October 16, I will finally break 3:30!
The scariest part of the registering this early? I had to register using Todd's last name which will become my last name in August. I'm not quite used to seeing my first name with his last name yet.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
A variety of the lemonade & dip mixes so everyone would get something a little different
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Monday, June 27, 2011
Monday: Insanity Plyometric Cardio Circuit (40 min)
4 mi (7:56 pace)
Tuesday: taught 1 hr Spin/TRX combo class
4 mi (8:08 pace)
Wednesday: Insanity Pure Cardio (40 min)
Thursday: taught 1 hr Spin/TRX combo class
taught 1 hr spinning
Saturday: 6 mi (7:52 pace)
taught 1 hr Intermidiate TRX
Sunday: 6 mi (8:32 pace)
TOTAL: 20 mi
Saturday, June 25, 2011
We stopped inside Blue Frost Cupcake for a quick treat. They just opened about 6 months ago and I was excited to try out a cupcake or two. They had an amazing window display with their cupcakes--a summer cookout scene:
"Burger" cupcakes on the grill and "corn on the cob" cupcakes made with jellybeans to look like kernels of corn
Lots of flavors to choose from
Todd & I each got a mini cupcake; vanilla/vanilla for him and buckeye (chocolate & peanut butter for me)....and I couldn't turn down some "shots" of icing to take home for later
Once we devoured our cupcakes, we walked around the farmer's market a little bit longer, sampling some food along the way. Todd was most excited for the vendors selling cheese (one vendor had about 15 different flavors to try!) and I was excited to get more veggie burgers from Luna Burger.
Once the farmer's market started to wind down, Todd & I stopped for a quick glass of wine at House Wine...the perfect way to end our late morning adventure
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Check out our set up & some picture before our workout yesterday and after:
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
The outer envelope with our cutomized calligraphy return address stamp
Monday, June 20, 2011
Todd & I were running a little late to the wedding, in large part due to it taking longer than expected for Todd to fix the brakes on his car, but we snuck in right in time to see the bride walk down the aisle. In fact, we had to sit in a special side section as to not interupt the processional, but I think we actually ended up with some of the best seats in the church. The ceremony was beautiful and I think everyone, including Courtney & Craig, were ready to get the party started.
Monday: 4 mi (8:01 pace)
1 hr Spinning (YMCA in Houston)
Tuesday: 1 hr Boot Camp class (YMCA in Houston)
Wednesday: Insanity Cardio Power & Resistance (40 min)
Thursday: taught 1 hr Spin/TRX combo class
taught 1 hr Spinning
Saturday: 7 mi (8:14 pace)
taught 1 hr Spin/TRX combo class
Sunday: taught 20 min core & taught 50 min spinning
TOTAL: 11 mi
Friday, June 17, 2011
Easy Chicken Enchiladas
1 small onion, chopped
2 tsp oil
3 cups shredded cooked chicken breasts
1 can (14.5 oz) no-salt-added diced tomatoes, drained
1 tub (10 oz) Philadelphia Santa Fe Blend Cooking Creme, divided
1/2 cup Mexican Style Shredded Cheese
8 flour tortillas (6 inch)
2. Cook and stir onions in hot oil in large skillet on medium heat 4 to 5 min or until crisp-tender. Stir in chicken, tomatoes, 3/4 cup cooking creme and shredded cheese.
3. Spoon about 1/3 cup chicken mixture down center of each tortilla; roll up. Place in 13x9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray; top with remaining cooking creme. Cover.
4. Bake 15 to 20 min or until heated through.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
My Mom & I left last Friday morning and arrived in hot & humid Houston in the early afternoon. There hasn't been any significant rainfall in a few months so everything was extremely dry and brown. Even though it had been pretty warm in Ohio the past couple weeks, it was nothing like Texas heat. We were there for 5 days and everyday it was between 97-100 degrees with 90% humidity. I got up a couple mornings to run before the sun came up and I couldn't last more than 6 miles. I mean, I would sweat while walking from the car in the parking lot to the grocery store!
We stayed at my Grandma's house and spent our time there helping my Grandma run errands (she can't drive), shopping, having an ice cream sundae party with the family, and working out. Even though I was only gone for 5 days, I felt like it was just what I needed to get re-energized for work and wedding planning (66 days to go!)
A quick peak into my time in Houston....