Sad to think it was a WHOLE WEEK since I was getting ready for Two-A-Day Tuesday with my Boston gym family. But I had alternate methods of exercise today. Enter: Kayak.

Oh wait, first lemme just show you THIS GIANT BLOB OF GOODNESS:


SO good. Mom and I met with the wedding coordinator yesterday and she suggested a couple places to pick up samples goodies for a dessert table. I was pretty much set with the cookie, but we had brownies, cowboy bars, some peanut butter chocolate bar, carrot cake and cupcakes. Mmmmm






Oh yeah, this was my view all morning. Got a great upper body workout and a sweet life jacket tan.

Mom apparently couldn’t see where I was taking this picture from. Even though I was like 3 feet away


And dad just straight up didn’t know I was taking this pic


After we did a lap around the lake, we decided to hit up the Docksider, which is surprisingly along the side of the dock where we launched. (Appropriately named, eh?) I chose to not have anything since the majority of the menu is fried, but I did get to enjoy this view for a bit

Can’t hate that view on a beautiful day.

While we were there, I managed to find an AWESOME recipe on my Google Reader that I decided to whip up as soon as we got home. Introducing: Cherry & Grape Salsa (recipe found from this post)


Click on that link above and make that recipe. Like now. It’s quite possibly the best combination of flavors ever. (except for maybe chocolate and peanut butter).

Even though I did get in a sunny upper body workout on the lake this morning, I am still gearing up for some circuits/cardio in the basement tonight. (In case you were wondering)

And last, but certainly not least, I get to see these two faces in 3 days. And I cannot wait.


Return of the Run

I believe the word I am looking for is PHEW!

I woke up this morning and was balls to the walls sore. Like, I’m-not-even-gonna-get-up-to-get-a-glass-of-water-because-that-requires-movement sore. But, after a quick gchat with Athena, she convinced me to try a treadmill interval workoutIt was good, y’all.

At first, I didn’t think my muscles would want to go through the interval set 2x, but once I got movin’ and groovin’ those muscles didn’t mind at all!

After the treadmill, I used a foam roller to get all those kinks out of my legs, then I did a bit up upper body work. It included:

  • Front raises
  • lateral raises
  • cuban presses
  • skull crushers
  • chest press
  • clean and jerks
  • cross legged overhead press
  • standing knee to elbow press
  • weighted oblique dips

A big ol’ thanks to Athena for helping me get my bee-hind to the gym for a good long cardio session!

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For dinner last night, I made homemade calzones (even the dough was from scratch!) and s’mores parfaits.

Here’s the recipe:

For the dough

  • 1 packet yeast
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 warm water
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp salt

Mix the yeast and warm water in a bowl and let sit for about 5 minutes. Then, add the rest of the ingredients until well incorporated. On a floured surface, knead with your hands for 2-3 minutes. Place back in a bowl, covered with a towel, and let sit for 1-1 1/2 hours.

To make the calzone

Half the dough. For each ball, knead and stretch out to about a 10″ diameter (like a pizza). Add sauce, fillers of choice (I used zucchini, red peppers, pepperoni and mozzarella) to one half the dough. Fold the other side over the fillings. Take a fork and press the ends together to make sure the pie is sealed. Top with cheese (optional) Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes

There were veggies in there, I promise!

The s’mores parfait was even easier.

I made Jell-o cook and serve chocolate pudding (with almond milk). After it was chilled in the fridge for a few hours, I layered it with marshmallow fluff and graham cracker crumbs. Not gorgeous, but delicious!

Good thing I ran like a maniac today after all that food. Woof!

Oh, and Layla says hi to everyone.