Running, Sunday In Pictures

Sunday In Pictures Vol. 27

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Spring arrived on Friday and Saturday and we were back to winter like weather on Sunday. Oh well though, can’t do much about that. Now that the half is over, it’s going to feel weird not running tonight after work. But my legs will really appreciate it. They are SORE today. Have a great day πŸ™‚

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Bailey discovered the other dog we own. You know, the one that “steals” her toys and lives in the reflection of our fireplace and sliding glass door. She was not having it yesterday while I ate breakfast.

Rutgers Unite Half Marathon 2018 Starting Line

The Rutgers Unite Half Marathon starting line. We were off!

Rutgers Unite Half Marathon 2018 Finisher Picture

13.1 (or according to my watch 13.32) miles later – half marathon complete!! I’ll have a race recap up later this week once the pictures are up online.

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After getting home to shower, it was off to the airport to pick Alex up. On the drive I had a peanut butter sandwich and the bag of chips that I got at the race. The pretzel I ate right after finishing wasn’t close to enough to refuel me but it was all I could stomach for a while.

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He’s back!! Alex was at his brother’s bachelor party in Florida since Thursday and I was beyond ready to have him home.

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Bailey doesn’t understand the importance of foam rolling yet.

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An afternoon snack of cheese, pepperoni and crackers.

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I earned this Miller.

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For dinner we ordered pizza since neither of us were in the mood to cook. Margherita and buffalo chicken pizza made it onto my plate and were amazing.

We ended the night watching Despicable Me 3.

Question of the day: What was the highlight of your weekend?

Daily Happenings, Dog, Weekend

Puppy Playdate

Hi friends! It’s half marathon day finally! I feel like this has been so close yet so far for so long. Alex gets home today too which is SO exciting! He was in Florida for his brother’s bachelor party since Thursday. Bailey and I really missed him and I can not wait to pick him up from the airport today. Have a great day πŸ™‚

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Even though I didn’t have a run yesterday morning, I still woke up nice and early so Bailey and I could start the day. When we went out it was absolutely gorgeous weather wise. Once I showered and one of us had eaten breakfast, it was time for me to eat. As my usual routine I scrambled up some eggs to enjoy. I was in the mood for a little something sweet so I had the leftover cinnamon rolls which made one small one once combined.

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Bailey and I played a bit before she went in her crate so I could run some errands. The first stop was to Rutgers to pick up the race bib. Traffic was a little crazy since admissions was having the open house event for admitted students. Since Rutgers is my alma mater, I knew the easy places to park and how to avoid traffic which was super nice. The little expo was tiny so I was able to get in and walk around quickly. Once that was done, I headed to the grocery store then home.

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Since it was such a nice day, a smoothie sounded really good for lunch. I added frozen strawberries, blueberries and bananas, milk, chia seeds, protein powder and a tiny bit of cashew butter. To give my lunch a little more substance, I had some celery and carrots with hummus plus a few slices of cheese and crackers. It all hit the spot and I missed smoothies in my diet.

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Once I was done, Bailey and I rushed out the door to head to Mercer Meadows which is a large park near us. We met Allison and their dogs there so we could hang out and have a dog play date. Bailey didn’t even hesitate when she saw Costa and Charlie. She was running around like a crazy dog with Charlie since they’re both young. It was hot out though so the dogs were panting by the end. Allison and I chatted while trying to control three dogs so sometimes our conversations were interrupted by them but overall it was good.

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Bailey came home and crashed hard. While she slept, I made a batch of oatmeal muffins for the next two weeks. Allison texted me saying she and her sister were going to dinner in Princeton and invited me to tag along. I figured why not and quickly changed so that I could be ready when she pulled up. We went to Winberie’s in Princeton and I got chicken fajitas. The picture might be horrible since they were so steamy! I wish I could get the salsa recipe that they used because it was delicious and spicy. Dinner was really good and it was fun to get out of the house for a little bit.

When I got home, Bailey and I FaceTimed Alex for a few minutes. It was adorable because she could recognize Alex’s voice but was very confused why he wasn’t there. We hung out while I got everything ready for the half marathon. I headed to bed nice and early to get plenty of sleep.

Question of the day: How’s your weekend so far?Β 

Books, Sunday In Pictures, Weekend

Sunday In Pictures Vol. 26

Happy Monday! I hope you had a nice weekend. Mine was a mix of fun and some housekeeping that had to get done. It was a little chilly but it looks like the temperatures will warm up as the week goes on so I can’t complain about that! Although I will complain that it’s a 70% chance of rain during my half marathon but I’ll spare you a rant. I hope you have a great day πŸ™‚

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Mom, Dad and Bailey sized pancakes to start the morning.

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We took Bailey to Alex’s parents house to run around in the backyard and play with his parents dogs again. She did much better! Still a little apprehensive at first but after Bailey took a sniff she realized she had already met the dogs and started running around them.

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Clearly I needed to clean out my car… This doesn’t include the random papers that were in it either.

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Lunch was a turkey and ham lettuce wrap, half a red pepper, pretzels and hummus.

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We’re a little unsure of the vacuum right now so we hid under the table and chairs.

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Starting my new book that Alex recommended.Β The FountainheadΒ by Ayn Rand is one of his favorites so he asked me to read it.

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For a quick afternoon snack I peeled two clementines to eat while I read.

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I ate my salad while dinner cooked.

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Sundays are made for homemade pizzas.

Alex and I watched Good Morning, Vietnam. By watched I mean we started and got about 25 minutes into the movie since we kept having to pause it.

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A slice of leftover no bake cheesecake.

Question of the day: What’s the highlight from your weekend?

Holiday, Sunday In Pictures, Weekend

Sunday In Pictures Vol. 25 – Easter 2018

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and Easter. I didn’t mean to disappear for the weekend but Alex and I were a little busy… We got our puppy Bailey! She is a 14 week old black lab and the sweetest little pup around. This weekend was fun and a lot of learning for us. So with getting a new pup and figuring her out plus Easter blogging took a bit of a back seat. I’m back to normal posts this week though. Have a great day πŸ™‚

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The Easter bunny stopped by our apartment and brought my favorite jelly beans.

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When you’re on puppy duty but haven’t had breakfast, a mandarin orange makes the perfect snack.

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Homemade cinnamon rolls for Easter breakfast. I used this recipe I found on Pinterest.

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A morning walk near woods then ended with lots of ticks on her since we think she walked through a nest. Thank goodness the grocery store was open for an emergency stop.

Mac & Cheese

Mac and cheese for a quick lunch.

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I was in charge of a chocolate dessert so I made a no bake chocolate cheesecake and topped it with homemade whipped cream.

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The place settings at dinner were so nicely done. Can you tell which seat was for the kids by the chocolate bunnies? I definitely missed a picture of my dinner but I had spinach salad, ham, pineapple, scalloped potatoes, rolls, and green beans.

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This was the first dessert plate – the cheesecake and a lemon tart from Trader Joe’s. I definitely went back for a piece of cake someone brought. My favorite dessert was the cheesecake though. It reminded me of the chocolate mousse one from Cheesecake Factory!

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I’m so in love with my little fam ❀

Question of the day: What was the highlight of your weekend?

Books, Sunday In Pictures, Weekend

Sunday In Pictures Vol. 24

Hello and happy Monday! I hope you all had a good weekend. I’m checking in today feeling refreshed and relaxed. It’s crazy to me that it’s the last week of March already. The year is seriously flying by y’all. Have a great day πŸ™‚

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A breakfast sandwich to start the morning. I switched it up and got a roll instead of a bagel but kept my classic bacon, egg and cheese with salt, pepper and hot sauce.

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I was pleasantly surprised to find the grocery store wasn’t insane on a Sunday morning.

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Started a new book from Alex’s mom.Β A Piece of the WorldΒ by Christina Baker Kline was one I hadn’t heard of until his mom mentioned it a few weeks ago.

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Lunch was another lettuce wrap sandwich.

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Another batch of oatmeal muffins to have with breakfast.

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A spoon of peanut butter is a great afternoon snack.

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A cocktail to start the evening. I had a business (vodka, cranberry juice, water and ice) nothing too crazy for a Sunday.

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A Philly cheesesteak and fries for dinner followed by an episode of Billions.

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Finished the book! It was a really good read and I also suggestΒ Orphan TrainΒ by her as well.

Question of the day: What was the highlight of your weekend?