Running Fail

Good morning!

I had a bit of a failed attempt at running.


This morning I woke up all ready to try and beat my current distance record of four miles. I even had my running plan mapped out from my walk with Amy last night. Well, I knew we were supposed to have some crazy severe weather all day today.

However, when I checked my phone last night it said that it was going to be sunny up until 9 am. Sooo, I woke my lazy but up at 7:30 and headed out for my run at 8.

It was cloudy when I started running, but I thought whatever it’s not raining yet. I even got all the way out of my neighborhood for the first time ever (does this count as a new running territory?)

I had entered into another neighborhood that was under trees and by the time I ran out of the wooded area, I looked up and the sky was yellow, yes yellow. At this point I had run about 2 miles and it would have been a little over a mile to get back to my house. I called Amy panicked and asked her to please pick me up so I would’t get eaten by a tornado. Apparently the weather decided to change it’s mind and start a little earlier. Just my luck.

Of course, by the time she gets to me the sky is no longer yellow, and I totally could have made it the mile back to my house :(…. Running FAIL.

I was so mad I didn’t stick it out but, the positive side of my running flop? On the way home we found this little guy in the middle of the street and brought him back to our yard. Meet Todd.

He is currently safe wandering our yard.


Another round of Overnight Oats that I made last night.

Even though my run was a bit of a fail because it was shorted by 3 miles, at least I got in a little run before the rain started! If it clears up at all I plan to hit the pavement again for at least 2 more miles. I’m itching for a run.

But for now it’s just me and this guy waiting out the storm (this is him shaking in the corner of the kitchen because he is terrified of thunder).

If you live in the D.C area, be safe today, it’s supposed to get super stormy out there. I’ll be back with a Ten Things Thursday Post later today.




Baseball cupcakes and Thai food

I’ve got Part One of a long weekend recap coming to ya!

My weekend was awesome and very eventful. I had a Thai dinner date with my Dad/sisters, made baseball cupcakes, had a sister spin date, went to my cousin’s Engagement party, my friends 21st birthday party, annnnd somehow had time to work Saturday and today! Sorry if this post gets a little bit lengthy due to all my recaps :).


My Friday started with an early morning gym session before going to the mall with my sister Amy to help her pick out a graduation dress. She graduates from her Dietetic Internship in one week, and officially becomes a Dietician. Yay Amy! She picked out a super cute black lace dress from Urban Outfitters to wear, and as her fashion assistant I approved ;). I’m sure you’ll see the dress on the blog after her graduation!

By the time we got home my other sister Katie was home from Arlington to hang out with us for the night. But, the real reason she came home was to steal a dress from me. Sisters… Can’t live with them, can’t live without them.

We were both in the baking mood, and since my friend Nick’s 21st Birthday was the following day, I decided we had the perfect excuse to make cupcakes. Except we didn’t want to make just regular old cupcakes, so we brainstormed. Nick plays baseball in college, so baseball themed cupcakes it was. We weren’t sure what kind to make, and finally decided to go with funfetti, because no one dislikes funfetti, unless they’re an alien.

The goods.

The goods.

Yes, we bought Birthday Cake Oreos. Originally we were going to incorporate them into the cupcakes, but our baseballs looked better without them. So, now we have a whole full thing of Birthday Cake oreos left. Hmm, what to do, what to do ;). By the way, today I accidentally left the bag of oreos in my car and when I took them out they were a little melted because of the heat, let me just tell you that melted birthday cake oreos = perfection.

Anways, now that I have made you all want to buy Birthday Cake Oreos…. Here is Katie being the designated baseball decorator:

IMG_3002They went from this…

IMG_3072 To this (plus Spanky photo-bombing)…

IMG_3073 And finally to this:


I then had to package them up and put them in the fridge since I wasn’t giving them to him until Saturday. It was verrrrrry hard to not break into these bad boys. Will power at it’s finest. Although, Katie and I did lick the remaining cupcake batter clean.

After our cupcakes were done my Mom’s friends started arriving at our house for their weekly ‘ladies’ night, which meant that me, my sisters, and my Dad needed to escape. We decided to go out to dinner, and Thai food sounded like the best option. Katie and I shared Drunken Noodles and Pad Thai.


It was delicious and finished completely. After our Dad/daughter dinner date we went home and my Mom’s friends were still there, so we resorted to a red box movie in my parent’s bedroom with the addition of my Brother. He got home late from work and was left behind to fend for himself with my Mom and the neighborhood ladies while we were at dinner… poor keith.

My Dad picked out Looper and it was by far one of, if not the weirdest movie I have ever seen. Amy loved it, my brother and Dad thought it was cool, and Katie and I were terrified/confused/creeped out. At least we got the pleasure of seeing Joseph Gordon Levitt’s face for two hours straight. Katie slept in my room for the night and I could have killed her when she woke me up after I had already fallen asleep just to tell me how she couldn’t sleep because of the creepy little boy from the movie. This of course made me not be able to fall asleep!

Eventually I did fall asleep and then woke up very shortly after because Katie, Amy, and I woke up at 7 a.m the next morning to hit an 8 am spin class at our gym. Here is our awk 8 am makeup less spin picture:


I have a love/hate relationship with Spin class. I hadn’t done it in over a year and was excited to see our gym got new bikes that tell you your speed, RPM, and the time while your spinning! I especially liked the time feature because I knew exactly how much longer I had to be tortured spinning. I mentally tell myself at least ten times during a class that I will never do spin again, but then always end up loving it the second it’s over. It is impossible for me to leave spin without a sweat drenched shirt, sore booty, and tight legs. And it hurts so good. I’m going to try to attend a lot more Spin classes while I’m home for the Summer since my gym at school doesn’t have it.

After the class Amy and I drove back home and Katie drove back to Arlington. I got home ate some overnight oats and headed off to work until 5 before my eventful night.


I’ll be back in a bit to fill you in on my Saturday night/ Sunday.

Saturday Recap

Yesterday was a long day; super fun, but super long as well.

I had plans to spend the entire day with my old neighbors. They have two girls in Elementary school, so our day revolved around them! Our plans included: a softball game, a soccer game, a second softball game, lunch, a dance recital, and then dinner! Pheww.


Yesterday was my off day from working out, so I got to sleep in a little bit and eat some overnight oats before they picked me up for our adventurous day.


I knew that I wanted to sleep in, and eat something fast in the morning, so overnight oats was the perfect option. As soon as I got home from work on Friday night I prepped them, and stuck them in the fridge to get all yummy for me to eat the next morning :).

To make them I just mixed:

  • 3/4 cup of oatmeal
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon of chia seeds
  • about a 1/2 cup of almond milk
  • a few squirts of honey

I let them sit in the fridge all night to thicken. In the morning I added some more sweetness and flavor by topping my oats with: a handful of blueberries, half a sliced banana, and three sliced strawberries. Perfect breakfast.

Our Day

Directly after my breakfast, I barely had time to get dressed and put on some makeup before they were at my house to pick me up around 10:30! Right after they picked me up we went back to their house to hang out for a little before heading out to our first stop of the day; softball game number one!


Alyson was pitching while Caroline was being a cheering fan on the sidelines with me.


Isn’t Caroline’s pink hair the coolest?

After a few innings this little cutie, their Mom (Wendy), and I, headed off to event number two; soccer! Caroline was playing at the Soccer Plex. I used to play at the Soccer Plex nearly every weekend when I was younger and I hadn’t been back there since soccer camp Senior year. Needless to say I was SO excited to return, and it brought back a ton of memories. Obviously I had to take a picture with Care there before her game.


Watching little kids play soccer was absolutely adorable, and they won their game against an un-defeated team! Way to go Care!

After Caroline’s game we went right back to Alyson’s second Softball game, she was playing a double-header.

It was burning up outside yesterday, 90 degrees. So, Wendy bought Caroline and I some fans to cool us off while we were being cheering spectators.


They were totally awesome; a fan and a spray bottle in one. Definitely came in handy multiple times throughout the day.

Alyson won her first game, and tied the second. After the game all the girls rushed over to the recital to get ready, and John and I had a very late lunch at California Tortilla. I just got a cheese quesadilla that I forgot to snap a picture of.

We got to the recital at about 6:30 to get good seats, and then sat down and enjoyed the show. Aly had 6 dances, and Caroline had 4, so there were never huge pauses of watching people I don’t know between their dances. just the way I like it ;). The girls were both amazing, I don’t know how they had enough energy to dance their butts off after their long day. I was tired enough just watching them all day, so I can’t even imagine how they did it! But, they were troopers.


Heres me and my not so little dance stars, sorry for the blurry iPhone flash pics:


After their recital we all went to dinner at CPK before they took me home. I loved spending time with my favorite family, and can’t wait to see them at Amy’s graduation party in a couple weeks!