Record Breaking Playlist

Good morning everyone!

This morning began with a fun, record-breaking run.

Workout:  I wanted to make my run quick and dirty this morning.  The ever-lasting rain from the weekend is spilling into this week, so I knew I needed to be fast, or risk getting rained on.  I didn’t move much from my couch over the weekend thanks to the rain, but I was feeling refreshed and ready to run this morning!  I switched on my new playlist I put together over the weekend, and headed out the door.  Goal:  Run 1 mile as fast as I could.  Outcome:  Pretty good.  🙂 I cut my run short by just 0.17 of a mile, but still came out looking pretty good.

  • 0.83 miles
  • 8:31 minutes
  • 10.17 avg/mi

I’m pretty happy with that, and I broke a record for speed!  Woot-woot!

I know it was short, but I was spent and out of breath and decided to end it there.  I am planning on a 5K walk/run on Wednesday- fingers crossed it doesn’t rain!

Before I move on, I wanted to share my latest running playlist with you-

  1. Phoenix- 1901
  2. The Wanted- Chasing the Sun
  3. Calvin Harris ft. Ellie Goulding- I Need Your Love
  4. Icona Pop- I Love it
  5. Young The Giant- My Body
  6. Florence and the Machine- No Light, No Light
  7. Capital Cities- Safe and Sound
  8. Swedish House Mafia- Don’t You Worry Child
  9. One Republic- Counting Stars
  10. Zedd- Clarity
  11. Lady Gaga- Applause
  12. Avicii- Wake me Up!
  13. The Naked and Famous- Youngblood
  14. Martin Solveig- Big in Japan
  15. Florence and the Machine- Heartlines


Breakfast:  Breakfast was a ‘baked’ pear waffle.  I am hooked on microwaving my pears now.  It’s such a fast, sure-fire way to make them soft, warm, and delicious.  Especially when they are sprinkled with cinnamon and brown sugar.  I omitted the bit of butter I used last time, and they were just as delish.


This Bosc is Boss.

My weekend was kind of a wash.  Literally, awash with all of the rain.

After spending Friday night at home, I took the girls up to my mom’s house Saturday evening, and after eating Chinese together, we all headed over to a nearby Honda dealership to look at new CRV’s for my mom.  I haven’t mentioned it, but she was in a car accident recently(a lady ran a red light going extremely fast)and my mom’s car was totaled.  She wasn’t hurt, thank goodness, but her poor car that was nearly paid off, certainly was.  😦  We had a nice time checking out all of the shiny new SUV’s, and then headed back to mom’s for a movie.  World War Z was definitely a win in my book!  I loved the fast pace of the movie; it had me on the edge of my seat through the whole story- loved it.   Plus, I am reading Warm Bodies right now, so anything zombie related, is right up my alley.  😉

The girls ended up staying the night, so I had a full night, and much of Sunday, in a gloriously quiet house!  Ahhhhh.


  • What did you do over the weekend?

Have a great Monday!



Consignment + Lunch Date

Good afternoon everybody!

I hope everyone is having a fun and productive Friday!   I had a lot of fun hitting a consignment sale with my good friend, Mimi, and having lunch with the hubs.  But first, let’s talk sweaty-

Workout:  This morning’s workout was a quick 16.22 minute run, for 1.44 miles, with an 11.04 pace.  I kept it at a short distance, because I knew I would be pushed for time today, but punched it up speed-wise, and only walked for a short, 1 minute.  It felt great AND sweaty!

Breakfast:  This morning, I bounced back to reliable old oats, of the pumpkin cheesecake variety, and enjoyed a cup ‘o coffee on the side.

In the bowl:  Oats, vanilla bean cream cheese, canned pumpkin, sprinkle of salt, 2 tablespoons of part skim ricotta, shake of cinnamon.  


I know it’s not the most appetizing of photos, but I’m telling you- that vanilla bean cream cheese makes everything taste better!

After showering and chatting with my sister Shannon, on the phone, my friend Mimi picked me up around 11:30.  We drove a couple of neighborhoods over, to my sister’s friend, Rebecca’s, house, and got down to business.  Every year, twice a year, Rebecca empties her house of all furniture, and moves in racks and racks of gently used boutique children’s clothing form area consignors.   They are some of the cutest clothes you’ve ever seen, and at a fraction of the price you’d pay for new.   She mostly carries baby through 6 yrs, so my kids don’t really benefit from the sale, but I promised Shannon I would pick up a few things for her little David and she’d pay me back.  Whatever she didn’t want or he couldn’t fit, she said she could just resale, so no harm, no foul.  Check out some of my loot:



Add in a pair of adorable cowboy pajama pants, and I only spent $73 for precious smocked baby clothes, that would have otherwise gone for $100’s.  That trout fish outfit was love at first sight, and when I sent the picture over to Shannon, we both squealed because it reminded us both of our dad.  He loved his fishing, and anytime I see something fishing related, I immediately feel the need to buy it.

Davey will look so cute in these!

After shopping, Mimi dropped me back home, so that Dennis and I could have a late lunch date together.  We headed over to Olive Garden for the soup/salad/breadsticks deal, and had a nice time chatting and stuffing ourselves full of bread.  Gotta love that!


Meredith has a sleepover at a friend’s house tonight, so it’s just me and my oldest.  Dennis is back to work for a late night.

 Hope you all have a safe, fun weekend!