Tuesday two-fer

Today has been full of excitement. I celebrated the first day of school!

New first day outfit: Max Studio jersey dress – LOVE their dresses!

A student brought me an apple. Cute, eh?

And, the hubs and I celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary.

And by celebrated, I mean we picked up the 7th season of The Office,

and swung by Downriver Grill to grab dinner.

Portobello sandwich

Garden salad with creamy lemon vinagarette (I need to recreate this soon!).

In a bit I’ll be diving into a little tiramisu action.

It’s all mine, the hubs hates tiramisu – psssh, he doesn’t know what he’s missing.

I’m exhausted, but in a good way! Hopefully I’ll get back on a regular posting schedule soon.

What is your favorite take-out?

I usually grab a Papa Murphy’s Delite if I’m in a hurry and don’t feel like cooking. But it was 90+ degrees today (with no a/c in my school, or at home, ick!), and the whole anniversary thing meant we needed to be at least a little bit fancy 😉

Hoppin’ down the bunny trail

Happy Easter!

This weekend the sun finally decided to come out and play – yay! I didn’t realize how desperate I was for some Vitamin-D until I was soaking it up. After all the snow last week I was doubtful the weather report would be accurate, but it was!

And just in time for my long run on Saturday. I busted out the shorts and my new water bottle and hit the pavement.

I am still slow, (average pace: 12 min/mile), but I am really starting to build up my endurance. I was very happy to discover my water bottle pocket held a chapstick, some magic beans (aka sport jelly beans) and my inhaler.

I find I need my inhaler when I get overheated. And even though it was only 52 degrees, my body was a total furnace!

I took all of your advice and ate a much better pre-run breakfast: Dave’s Killer Bread w/Adam’s chunky peanut butter, creamy honey and a banana. All washed down with coffee, an hour before my run.

Post-run fuel included some pickle spears, bagel thin with cream cheese, and the BEST green monster to date: 2~ cups spinach, 1.5 cups frozen fruit (dole tropical blend), 1 scoop GNC vanilla whey protein, 1 cup vanilla almond milk and a splash of water.

It was like Orange Julius, but nutritious!

After some required reading in the sun for a few hours,

(I’m reading both of these for a book trailer movie making professional development course – have you read either?)

I took a much needed Epsom salt bath, and iced my calf. I can’t decide if I strained a muscle or if I am just sore, but when I woke up today it was still bugging me.

Thus I declared today a rest day. It is Easter afterall.

After not so graciously dicing some mangos for the freezer,

and quickly whipping up two batches of scones,

the hubs and I headed downtown to the Cathedral to attend mass with his family.

Afterward we soaked up more sun on The Elk patio.

FIL* Rob, the hubs & BIL* Josh

Niece Adelia

Niece Adelia, SIL #2* Alison, SIL #5* Theresa, me, SIL #4* Kim and   MIL Gayle

* FIL = Father-in-law, BIL = Brother-in-law, SIL (and number after) = Sister-in-law + birth order (the hubs has 5 sisters), & MIL = Mother-in-law

Ahhh, The Elk patio. Many fond memories have taken residence in my heart because of this patio. Many more to come.

Our food took quite a while to arrive. But it was worth the wait. I had meat! And not just any meat, my friends. I enjoyed a Diners, Drive-ins and Dives certified Reuben. And it was so delicious.

On the side I nibbled on some roasted corn pasta salad (recipe here).

I fully expected to have a major stomach ache after eating corned beef. But I am happy to report my stomach was very content. I intend to write a follow-up on going vegetarian for Lent (40 days) in the coming week.

I hope you had a relaxing Easter Sunday. I’m looking forward to resting my leg a little more and getting into Incareron.

And don’t forget, I am still looking for some guest posts for this coming weekend and May 13-15. I have a few lined up, but would love a few more!