Weekend ReCUP!

Happy Sunday!

I hope you have been having a GREAT weekend! My weekend has been awesome and exhausting! But, before I can sleep, we have a ReCUP to get to.


Friday Night

Friday was our company holiday party. I try to keep my work life separate from my non-work life, but I will say that I am in charge of the planning and had been doing so since about April. Everything came together much more than I could have hoped for, and everyone had a blast.

Afterwards, the Boy and I went to grab a bite to eat with Kim and Rocco. We opted for the Brandon Ale House and I had a plate of medium-garlic zingers atop a bed of loaded fries. Not at all healthy, but oh so good.

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We got home at 2:00AM! My body can no longer handle 2:00AM! That just hurts! I went to bed almost immediately.


And, was up by 7:00 to volunteer as a water girl for the Girls on the Run- Tampa 5k.

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After having danced the previous night away, I was sore and tired, but I am so so happy that I agreed to volunteer. Girls on the Run is a tremendous organization bringing light to what I feel is an often overlooked sport for young kids (especially girls).

All of the girls did such an awesome job! And, I especially love that all of the participants wear a #1 bib.

I even made a new friend…

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On the way out, we stopped by the Noosa yogurt booth where we scored big time- because Mandy is awesome and makes friends everywhere she goes.

Noosa is the best!

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I took a nice long nap once I got home, and then the Boy and I headed out to run a few errands. Since we were in the area, a stop at Jeremiah’s was a MUST. Lemon/vanilla gelati = YUM!

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The remainder of our Saturday night was spent at home watching episodes of The Office and snacking on this surprisingly tasty treat…

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Once again, I was up super early! Lisa and I planned a date to cheerlead the Holiday Halfathon! We met up at 6, and headed over to Madeira Beach to wish all of the Fit2Run runners good luck!

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My running buddy Don was totally in BEASTMODE…

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The race seemed very well organized, and just the right size. It started at the Madeira Beach City Hall. There were no start waves; everyone just kind of got where they felt they should be. The walkers were released about 15 minutes prior to the runners.

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After all of our runners were off, Lisa and I headed over to the mile 9 water stop. By the looks of the course map, this appeared to be a prime spot for spectating because it was easy to get to and offered ample parking.

The mile 9 Christmas cheerleaders quickly got into character. 😉

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Within no time the elites were whizzing by…

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And Santa too…

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Having never been a spectator at a race before, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. But, it was so much fun! I loved it! It was so exciting to see and cheer everyone and, and I think our enthusiasm was much appreciated!

We hung out at mile 9 for quite some time, and then headed over to the finish line once the 2:15 pace group passed.

The race was a point-to-point ending at Taylor Park in Largo. It took us forever to find a spot to park there, but we just rolled down the windows and continued our cheering.

Everyone did such a great job; I’m so proud of all the runners especially the Fit2Run finishers! Woohoo!

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Oh, and my buddy Don (from earlier) PR’ed with a 2:02. Yeah!!

Lisa and I hung out for awhile chatting and snapping pics. By time we headed out we were starved, and decided we’d just find somewhere along the way. I quickly spotted a Chick-Fil-A, asked Lisa if she was good with that, pulled a U-turn, parked, got out of the car, and started walking up when we were told by a couple girls sitting outside that it’s Sunday…and they are closed.

Yeah, that totally happened! I know they are closed on Sundays; I was convinced it was Saturday. Whoops!

So, Panera won the lunch battle by default.

For dinner, the Boy and I met up with my family for some Crazy cafe. It had been too long since our last trip to Crazy Cafe and I was starting to have withdrawals. Sushi and hibachi- it just doesn’t get any better.

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And now, I’m pooped and must sleep.

Have a great night!

Question of the day

What was the high and low of your weekend?



I hope this is a sign of things to come

Good morning and happy Tuesday!

I don’t know about you, but I had a great Monday! I love it when my week starts out nicely. I hope this is a sign that the rest of the week will follow suit.

A couple of the girls from work and I went to Panera for lunch. I was so in need of a giant salad, and this definitely hit the spot. 


I asked for an apple on the side, but when they gave me bread I wasn’t going to complain. 😉

The Boy and I made a Costco run after work. And I was so stoked to see this…


Yeah, you read that right. $1.92!!!

We grabbed a half combo/half pepperoni pizza on the way out. And then headed home to a living room floor picnic while watching Mad Max: Fury Road.

Awesome movie! Great storyline, great action, great effects, and great acting. Definitely add it to your watch list if you haven’t yet seen it.

Question of the day

Latest good movie you’ve seen?

A Monday filled with Smokey and Costco

Good morning and happy Tuesday!

I hope you had a great start to your week.

Smokey is still hanging out at our house; my parents are still fighting with their home warranty company and are still without air. We’re crossing our fingers for Wednesday.

I’m very fortunate and can work from home often, so I started my day at home and then came back around 2:30, so Smoke wasn’t on his own for too long.

I wasn’t planning to be in the office for lunch, but when the time rolled around I quickly became hungry. I decided to run over to Panera to grab a greek salad.

I know it’s such a simple choice, but I never tire of them.

After work, the Boy and I made a trip over to Costco. It is quickly becoming a regular Monday-thing. I got tons of fresh produce for salad and smoothies. Now I just need to focus on getting back on a smoothie schedule.

Mondays are an off day for me (in terms of running), so we spent the remainder of our night finishing a documentary about Antarctica that we started over the weekend. It was very intriguing and the imagery was breathtaking.

Question of the day

What’s the last movie you watched that you would recommend?