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Monday, September 30, 2013

A Pretty Amazing Weekend

Ok, so I had planned to do a race recap for today's post, but I don't have any pictures yet.  I was SO terrible about taking pictures, so I need to wait for the race photos.  I'll give you a quick rundown of my  AWESOME weekend.


George and I drove up to Fort Wayne and checked into our hotel.  We had a mediocre pasta dinner and went to bed at 8:30.


Woke up early and did the Fort4Fitness half.  George did the 10k.  More details about the race to come in a later post.  I finished in my goal time (if you follow me on Dailymile or Instagram, you already know what my time is, but I'm saving it for my recap post) and George was just 16 seconds above his goal. 
**Spoiler alert: he came in 1st in his age group and 6th overall...out of over 1,800 participants. More bragging about my awesome husband to come. :)

I MUST mention that I was able to meet some of my absolute favorite bloggers.  At first, I was a little nervous to introduce myself, but they all gave me the warmest welcome.  It was absolutely awesome to have so much support from them during my first half.

Left to Right: Mel from 4Kottez, Me, Megan from Skinny Meg, Holly from Where We Can Live Like Jack and Sally, and Brandi from Mama Laughlin.
 Again I say, more about meeting the girls later.

After the race, G and I drove back to Indy and laid around for a while.  We were both walking like 80 year olds 60 year old Hoosiers, so we didn't get a whole lot accomplished.

We were, however, able to get ourselves cleaned up for a dinner out with my parents.  Dinner was at "The Loft."  It is in the upper half of an old barn at Trader's Point Creamery.  They grow their own produce and make amazing cheese.  The food was decent, but for $30 an entree, it's not worth it to sit in a barn and eat quinoa.  I prefer hole in the wall Mexican restaurants.

Exhausted and the Greek

My Awesome Parents


George and I slept in, wore flannel PJ's and watched a ridiculous amount of TV.  These kinds of days are my favorite.  It rained all day, and we just stayed in and cozied up on the couch.  Besides the normal Sunday chores, I came up with a few concoctions.

I found this super yummy Pumpkin Streusel bread at Target.  Each slice is 120 calories.  When you spread this Laughing Cow cinnamon cream cheese on it, you are IN HEAVEN.  Each wedge has more than enough for two slices, so I made a slice for George too.  I used a little less than half a wedge, so that's around 20 calories.  Really, this is not a bad treat for 140 calories, and it's like fall in your mouth.

For dinner, I made some beef stew in the crock pot.  I call it Lazy Girl's Beef Stew.  I'm thinking of sharing the recipe, but I don't measure anything out.  I just use your basic beef stew staples then stand over the crock pot like a mad scientist adding random spices and ingredients.  I need to make it one more time and pay more attention to what I'm doing.  The best thing about making stuff for two in the crock pot? Leftovers!

Sami's Shenanigans

What were you up to this weekend?


  1. I just started reading your blog and following you on Instagram (mered19). I'm so upset I didn't say hi to you at the brunch in Fort Wayne!!! I am loving your blog! Good job on the half! My first is on Saturday! I did the 10k at FW, but did not do as good of a job as your hubby, hehe.

  2. I saw you in a couple of those bloggers Instagram before the race! How fun?!!! I can't wait to read all about it! :) I'm glad the race went well too!! Hooray!

  3. So it is true what I've always heard, runners do eat big pasta meals before a race! That pumpkin streusel bread looks so good and the laughing cow cheese with it, oh man! I'm not pot roast fan, I know I'm weird, but I wouldn't mind trying your recipe! It actually looks good!

  4. So glad you had a great race and go George!!! That is so awesome you got to meet up with the other bloggers I am sure it helped keep the motivation high to keep pushing through! That bread sounds amazing! Lazy Sundays are the best!

  5. Can't wait to read your recap! Awesome job to you and the Greek! You killed it!

  6. Sounds like an awesome weekend to me. I made a couple soups yesterday for the freezer that way they are ready to thaw, cook and consume once the cold whether rolls in.

  7. Saw you across the way at the brunch meeting, sorry we didn't get to talk in real life but so glad you were there! We are talking about doing it again next year and maybe even a full marathon for some of us crazies who haven't done it before. Can't wait to hear about your race recap :) ~Kristie from PG sisters

  8. Good job!! Can't wait to read all about it!!

  9. You are a gem, Emily! Thanks for being just as sweet in person too. Also, I can't wait to read the details of your husband's race too!!


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