Newly Minted

June 19, 2011

At 11am we were debating our lunch plans. I decided I wanted to break a sweat before my official shower of the day, so I headed out on a 5K quick run.

Despite my sleep deprivation, I ran super fast – mile two was in 8:09!! I think because yesterday was a bit of a rest day!

Then we rounded up the troops and went out brunching


Could not get enough water! And also could not stop sweating! No air conditioning in this casa is most difficult after a hot run – even with a cold shower!


We had a 30 minute wait, so while I chugged water, the boys chugged beers. They never stop! Canada (aka Chris) and Kanz were college roommates for 4 years!


Matt got the Dogfish Head Dry-Minted Stout. It was INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!! Thick, chewable, minty like a thin mint. Not what you’d typically think of for a beer flavor, but it really worked. I ended up stealing about half of his pint in sips.


For lunch I ordered a Tomato Bisque that really hit the spot



And a salad with fennel, orange, apple, arugula and a blueberry-mint dressing. Mint was the flavor of the day!


After lunch we went to the bakery for some paperwork + bookkeeping


And I had most of a Savannah bar for dessert. Love these so much!


We’re back home, tired as can be. I kind of want to take a nap, but I wonder if it will disrupt my sleep cycle! I’d like to do some reading but I’m 100% sure I’d fall asleep if that happened. I also need to make a video for OpenSky!

Short, short weekend.

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1 Baking 'n' Books June 19, 2011 at 2:38 pm

You are non-stop. Take a break somewhere along the way! I wish I could go out to brunches with you – all my friends don’t typically opt for the salads alas.

Your fast – that’s a speedy mile!


2 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife June 19, 2011 at 2:40 pm

I say take a nap! I love naps, especially if they are short enough to tide you over for the rest of the day w/out ruining the sleep cycle.

Your salad looks realllyyyyy good!!


3 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga June 19, 2011 at 2:43 pm

Looks like such a good time with friends and nothing like a really mellow, lowkey, quiet weekend for you. <—kidding! :)

And as I am looking at the shot of Matt at the bakery, I am instantly thinking that the countertop, the space, the lighting…would make for a PERFECT food photography studio or place to take some amazing pics. The windows,lighting, long and big work surfaces…oh there is just so much you can do with that space other than serve great bread, of course :)


4 Cait @ Beyond Bananas June 19, 2011 at 2:45 pm

Great job onthe run. I hate it when I feel like there is NO way for me too cool off after running. I debate taking ice baths sometimes. haha


5 Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing June 19, 2011 at 2:46 pm

Hope you can squeeze some rest in :) My husband has a ritual of taking just a 15 minute nap every Sunday after we eat breakfast. It is miraculous what a little snooze can do… But, you don’t want to throw off your sleep game either 😉

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


6 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) June 19, 2011 at 2:56 pm

Thin mint beer? I want! How about a Samoa beer? :)


7 Marissa June 19, 2011 at 3:00 pm

I’ve gotten into this habit (now that I’m staying up to like 1 AM every night while still getting up at 7 AM–AHH!) of taking a 20 minute cat nap in the afternoon around 2/3 PM. Usually its unintentional (I’m usually reading, or TRYING to read, my school-assigned summer reading) but I’ve actually really been enjoying them–and they let me keep up my newly developed, sleep-depriving bad habit (that I love!)


8 Simply Life June 19, 2011 at 3:13 pm

oh that soup looks incredible!


9 lynn @ the actor's diet June 19, 2011 at 3:15 pm

every time you post a pic of those savannah bars i swoon


10 staceyhealthylife June 19, 2011 at 3:27 pm

When it’s warm weather out I’m so thirsty after my runs. Just can’t get enough water.


11 Michelle (The Runner's Plate) June 19, 2011 at 3:33 pm

I had a piece of Great Harvest bread after my marathon yesterday (they were serving it at the race), and I thought of you!


12 Lauri ( June 19, 2011 at 3:51 pm

I don’t how you guys survive without AC!!! Hardcore! I have the temp set to 76 w/ the fan on and its still kinda hot in here…

This was a short, short weekend! And I am debating on a nap too…


13 cathy June 19, 2011 at 3:54 pm

don’t nap!! a nap WILL hinder your sleep tonight, i am willing to bet $ on it!!!
(a suggestion from the girl who also can’t have caffeine after 11 a.m.!…)


14 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) June 19, 2011 at 4:08 pm

I can’t nap- I end up sleeping way longer and then I can’t fall asleep at night!


15 Christine (The Raw Project) June 19, 2011 at 4:09 pm

Wow, busy day! I’m not a napper, I find it causes problems with sleeping at night and I never feel energized after. Take some rest time today just reading or chilling and go for a good nights sleep tonight.


16 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio June 19, 2011 at 4:20 pm

Great job on the run this morning! I’m with Cait— sometimes an ice bath is just the ticket!


17 The Healthy Engineer June 19, 2011 at 4:34 pm

I agree about the short short weekend. Now that I have classes starting again on monday, I’ll actually know what day of the week it is :(


18 Abby June 19, 2011 at 5:01 pm

8:09! Look at you speedy! :) That’s awesome!


19 Meredith June 19, 2011 at 5:03 pm

Chewable beer???


20 MeredithC June 20, 2011 at 11:47 am

I wondered that myself…


21 Cait's Plate June 19, 2011 at 5:19 pm

Oh man, after I run I sweat like a maniac! It’s so awful. Makes it really difficult to go running before work because I literally drip for the next 1/2 hour! Haha


22 Bee Goes Bananas June 19, 2011 at 5:38 pm

Mmm that Savannah bar looks delicious!


23 Kristen @ Change of Pace June 19, 2011 at 5:39 pm

Oh my goodness I wouldn’t survive without AC. I’m a weenie haha! I have a ton of mint growing in my garden so I’ll have to put it to some good use :)


24 Hannah June 19, 2011 at 5:41 pm

Ah, the eternal nap now vs sleep later dilemma… hope you were able to do both! 😀


25 Katherina @ Zephyr Runs June 19, 2011 at 6:20 pm

Your life stresses me out and I’m not even living it! I’m impressed with your capacity to handle all kinds of different things going on in your life. That necklace in your water picture is really pretty, btw.


26 [email protected] June 19, 2011 at 6:33 pm

haha that’s funny Katherina~yes Kath, you’re so diligent and like a machine! As long as you’re healthy and not overworked, it’s great that you’re so active in every way :)


27 Carey @ Positively Blonde June 19, 2011 at 7:25 pm

I was looking at TMZ the other day and there was a ad for Open Sky with your pic!!


28 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin June 19, 2011 at 7:48 pm

I ran at 8 minutes per mile today… but only for 1 minute intervals on the treadmill! 😛 That’s awesome you were able to keep up that speed for a whole mile! Sounds like a killer run!


29 hemp jogger June 19, 2011 at 8:31 pm

were you guys at beer run? bc i’m dying to try that beer!


30 KathEats June 20, 2011 at 7:58 am

Yes, go there now!


31 Lindsay June 19, 2011 at 9:07 pm

Do you not have air conditioning in your place, or have you just chosen not to turn it on because of the cost? I personally could not live in a place without air, but that is because I would NEVER sleep. I have to be COLD to sleep! :(


32 KathEats June 20, 2011 at 7:59 am

We have it but we don’t use it because of #1 cost and #2 we like warm weather. We have lots of fans!


33 Becky June 19, 2011 at 9:19 pm

You must have been just a few hours ahead of us at Beer Run! Mike, Paul, David and I went there today and enjoyed some great food and beer! There is a picture of us on my Facebook page.


34 KathEats June 20, 2011 at 7:59 am

Oh man – we must have just missed you!!!


35 Monika @ Powered By Paprika June 19, 2011 at 9:38 pm

I spy le fin du monde!


36 Angel7 June 19, 2011 at 10:18 pm

I love fennel! And the blueberry-mint dressing sounds wonderful!


37 Khushboo June 19, 2011 at 11:28 pm

Ironically the intensity of my tired workouts always surprises me! Although I’m right about ready to crash once I’m done! Nice going on the 8.09 pace! I was pleased to run a mile at 8.50 :)


38 Rebecca June 20, 2011 at 7:41 am

Wait a minute — you don’t have air conditioner?? And you’ve never complained before! Kudos to you!
PS – I had tomato bisque for the first time the other day and it was soooo good and creamy!


39 KathEats June 20, 2011 at 7:59 am

We have it, we just only use it in the dead of summer – late July!


40 Tina June 20, 2011 at 11:08 am

So odd that I stumbled into your blog, because we’re practically neighbors. I live out at Lake Monticello and thought the backgrounds in your pics looked familiar…I was at Beer Run on Saturday. Love their food and beer and will definitely try this one out next time!


41 JenATX June 20, 2011 at 7:48 pm

haha it is so funny to see you ordering soup when the thought of soup makes me want to pass out… its above 100 degrees down here in Texas! gazpacho does hit the spot though


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