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No Show

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This morning, I was scheduled to sub teach a spinning class, but no one showed up!  With the beautiful weather outside and the Indy 500 occurring this weekend, I can’t say that I blame people for not wanting to be indoors.  Since I was already at the gym and everyone in my class was a no show, I decided to make the best use of my time and did a strength training workout focusing on chest, back, abs, and I finished off with a good and much needed session of foam rolling.

I then headed home, made myself a smoothie, put on my bathing suit, and headed out to the pool to soak up some more rays.

Today’s smoothie included a bit of frozen peaches and bananas, Greek yogurt, protein powder, water and ice, spinach, and a touch of peanut butter.

Cold and refreshing!

Some friends showed up at the pool a couple of hours later.  Matt, one of our good friends getting married this summer, was heading out on a run, but didn’t have anyone to go with. So, I quickly threw on a running outfit, laced up my shoes and headed out for a quick 2 mile run with him.

It was very hot, and we chatted the whole time.  So, even though it was only two miles, it still felt like a good workout!  We ended up completing the run with a pace of 7:55…not too shabby!

After that, it was back to the pool and time to hydrate.

Yesterday, I bought myself a little coconut water treat.  This was my first experience with Vita Coco and it was very tasty!  Instead of just trying the regular flavored coconut water, I decided to try Tropical Fruit.  While I did enjoy the flavor of the Tropical Fruit Vita Coco, I think I would like the regular better.  I really enjoy the taste of coconut water on it’s own, so I think for future reference I will either choose plain or chocolate 😉

We then laid in the sun, read magazines, and just relaxed for the rest of the day.  Eventually, I was in need of some cooler air, ice water, and dinner.

I made a delicious batch of Spinach Salmon White Wine Pasta, not only as a tasty dinner but for part of a fun project that I am working on.  More details to come later…

I hope you all enjoy your Memorial Day tomorrow!

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Surprise Engagement!

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Last night, Brian and I went over to our friends’ house not thinking anything about it.  We are both pretty social people and we usually end up going somewhere or having friends come to our apartment at least once a weekend, so in our eyes there really was no reason to suspect that something was different about this night.

We arrived and chatted with friends, still not thinking anything was out of the ordinary until someone mentioned that there was a surprise….a surprise??!  When Brian and I heard this, we were soo confused because we had no idea that there was a surprise and we had no idea what this surprise was.  It didn’t take long to figure out (at least for Brian) when we realized that Caitlin and Brian (one of the couples that is usually in our circle of friends) was not there!  The surprise was that they were getting engaged as we spoke and then they were coming to meet all of us to celebrate!!

It was a great celebration!

We surprised and congratulated Caitlin as she walked through the door.

She shared her story with all of us.

The happy couple!

We then spent the night celebrating, hearing the story, and having a great time 🙂

Tori and Kate match!

Me and the newly engaged bride-to-be 🙂

 

Today

Today, I woke up, had some oats for breakfast, then headed out the door to my free lululemon yoga class.  It is always such a great way to start the Saturday, and after doing various workout throughout the week it is good to dedicate one full our to stretching the body out.

I also find that I am usually a pretty energetic and high strung person, so it is also good to take an hour to just chill and only focus on myself and how I am feeling.

I then went grocery shopping and picked up a little treat for myself.

Zico Coconut Water!  I have read several great things about the flavor of Zico and of the benefits of coconut water it self, and while I was in Thailand, I actually tried coconut water for the first time ever…out of an actual coconut!

The Zico water tasted great (although not as good as from the actual coconut), and I am curious as to what the other flavors taste like.  I will let you know when I try them!

 

I then came home and quickly whipped up a meal for Brian, my mom, my brother, and me.  My mom and brother stopped by for dinner so that I could say good bye before Kenny flew back to Florida for school.

Don’t worry, it’s healthy…and there will be a recipe coming soon!

Brian and I are now going to dog sit and read more of the Hunger Games!!

 

What are your plans this Saturday night?