Weekend ReCUP

Happy Monday!

I didn’t get a chance to wrap-up my weekend reCUP last night as the Boy and I were having a nice Valentines day date night with a yummy living room picnic while watching The Martian.

So, without further ado…


Friday Night

After being sick all week, I finally felt up to leaving the house and venturing out where the people go. So, to Sweet Tomatoes we went! It was very busy and it quickly wore me out. If you don’t know me well, this won’t mean anything to you, but… I didn’t even have dessert, I was that wore out.

Of course, once we got back home, I got comfy and made myself a big bowl of strawberry ice cream.

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I still wasn’t feeling quite up to running, and I didn’t want to force anything, so I allowed myself to sleep in. Until 10. It felt so nice!

Fit2Run was having a Marathon Trials watch party, and I had been looking forward to it since I saw it announced on the Facebook page. Yes, I have reached that level of RunNerd.

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It was so much fun (and so inspiring) getting to watch the Trials!

And knowing that both Meb and Shalane made the Olympic team is going to make my Friday-night dinner that much more exciting. Oh yeah, did I mention…? 🙂

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On the way out of the mall, I grabbed a yummy acai bowl to hold me over until the Boy got home.

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We had Crazy Cafe for dinner and then went over to my parents house. We got mom an Amazon Fire Table to replace her old Nook, and wanted to show her how to work it. Hopefully she’ll get in some good book-reading and solitaire-playing. 😉


Oh, hey there Valentine…


I met up with Mandy for yoga in the park sponsored by Lululemon Hyde Park.

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They do a complimentary yoga session every Sunday morning, and I have been saying for way too long that I wanted to check it out. This weekend, I finally did! It was a ton of fun and a great way to bring in the day. I will definitely be going back.

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After yoga, the Boy and I went out to the outlet mall to do some shopping, and then ran a couple errands after.

Have you tried the new molten chocolate latte? Yum!

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On our way home, we picked up Mellow Mushroom for our living room picnic.

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And then proceeded to have a great end to our Valentines Day date night with a viewing of The Martian. We both greatly enjoyed the movie (that doesn’t happen often). If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend it.

And lastly, I was pretty stoked to finally receive my Run the Edge shirt…

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Question of the day

What was the high and low of your weekend?

Fifty Shades review, Valentine’s recap, and some random funnies

Yesterday a group of girls from work and I saw Fifty Shades of Grey.

We attempted a theatre selfie.
Our attempt at a theatre selfie.

I’m not a big fan of fiction, so I didn’t read the books but I was looking forward to the movie. It wasn’t anything to write home about, and certainly won’t be up for Best Picture, but it was good and a fun way to spend 2 hours. I know that leading up to the release, the passion and chemistry between the two main characters was in question, but in the end I thought they did a great job and looked really in sync. I, however, did NOT like the ending. I won’t give any spoilers away, so I’ll just leave it at that.

Source: Fifty Shades of Grey, Universal Pictures

The Boy worked yesterday, so after the movie I decided to go over to see my parents. My parents plan of going to a late afternoon movie and dinner were put on hold when my mom discovered that none of the theatres around us were still playing Unbroken. The four of us decided to get Outback to-go and just had a nice low-key end to the day. I think Outback has the best sweet potatoes! I would have taken a picture, but unfortunately I devoured it within seconds of cutting it open. 🙂

We didn’t do Valentine’s gifts this year because we’d rather save that money and put it towards some nice excursions with our upcoming cruise.

My cold puppy looking to soak up the sun..

Smokey taking a sun nap
Smokey taking a sun nap

I saw this yesterday and it so reminded me of my Smoke.

Questions of the day

Anyone else have a low-key Valentine’s?

What weird/crazy thing does your pup do?