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The Husband and I decided to take James and Benny (my mother-in-law’s dog) on a trail walk.  James, as he’s on the Puppy Bed to 5K program, was more than ready to tackle the hills, but Benny is decidingly less trained!


We walked 2.5 miles in total, and the dogs had an absolute blast!  James was off-leash and love galloping across the forest (it was the same trail I ran on last night).  Oh, and chasing SQURRIELS!


Pooped pup!


After our hike, I came home and made the Husband and I lunch before he had to go to work.


A summery spread:


I had an egg sammie with arugula and a faux sausage.


And chips and a fruit:


Plans for the rest of the day including Healthy Living Summit planning, shopping for the Husband’s birthday present (his birthday is tomorrow!), and maybe some quality time with my sister-in-law at the beach. 


What do you have planned for the weekend?



  • Sarah for Real May 7, 2010, 1:44 pm

    Awe I just love those tired-happy-tongue-wagging-post-walk puppy faces!

    My weekend list (I was just putting it together in my head!) is sleep, re-constructing a paver path, and doing a full garden update for my blog!

  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs May 7, 2010, 1:46 pm

    I’ve got a 10mile run planned, followed immediately by a 4mile walk, in training for my 30mile race! HOORAY!!
    I also hope to SLEEP and revise 😛
    Happy Birthday to The Husband tomorrow 🙂

  • Emily May 7, 2010, 1:49 pm

    I think this quote describes you perfectly! It is such a positive way to think of the not-so-good workouts or races everyone has!

    “To be a winner, all you have to do is give all that you have”

    • caitlin May 7, 2010, 2:01 pm

      what a lovely thought!

  • Heather (Heather's Dish) May 7, 2010, 1:53 pm

    i love taking my dogs on trail walks…they get worn out so easily because there are so many new smells! not to mention the running 🙂

    i’m cleaning and cooking tonight, and we’re having an OCHO de mayo party tomorrow!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet May 7, 2010, 1:54 pm

    What I wouldn’t give to be at the beach right now…

  • Diana May 7, 2010, 1:54 pm

    No big plans for the weekend, unfortunately. I’ve been sick and I’m.. well, sick of being at home!
    Have fun 🙂

  • Lisa May 7, 2010, 1:55 pm

    Tomorrow is the last chance long bike ride before May 15th’s ride.

  • Chloe (Naturally Frugal) May 7, 2010, 1:56 pm

    We’re going to do some gardening and then spend a night in the city! I’m excited to get my hands dirty and then get all gussied up with my love.
    That breakfast looks great!

  • Wei-Wei May 7, 2010, 1:57 pm

    Sounds like a fun trail walk! Your mother-in-law’s dog is so cute 😀

    My plan for the weekend… doctor, dance class, lunch with friends, art homework. sending off parents to Europe… amongst a few others. Sigh. It’s going to be busy!

    Hope you have a great weekend 😀


  • barbaraq(Blood, Sweat and Heels) May 7, 2010, 1:57 pm

    Heading to Napa…any advice?

  • Heather @ Side of Sneakers May 7, 2010, 1:58 pm

    My plan is to get everything done today so I don’t have to have any plans for the weekend! It’s my bday weekend, so I want to relax & have fun!! 🙂

  • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday May 7, 2010, 1:59 pm

    Is that a homemade English muffin??

  • Morgan @ Life After Bagels May 7, 2010, 2:00 pm

    nothing like an egg sandwich for lunch

    I’m about to leave for the gym, then Iron Man 2, then going to pick up some tapes to learn Japanese, home for dinner and my mother in law is coming later tonight

    hope you get to the beach soon 🙂

  • Sarah May 7, 2010, 2:01 pm

    NOTHING – I just finished my master’s and will be doing absolutely nothing this weekend. Graduation is Monday!

  • Meredith May 7, 2010, 2:05 pm

    My bachelorette party and lingerie shower are this weekend! So excited 🙂

  • shannon (the daily balance) May 7, 2010, 2:06 pm

    The Mister and I are making lunch for our moms for Mother’s Day! I can’t wait for mny dessert 😉

  • Jenny May 7, 2010, 2:09 pm

    Spending time in Tampa with my madre!

  • Krista May 7, 2010, 2:12 pm

    This weekend is busy! We’re starting out wedding planning by looking for locatios & getting my ring sized. Sunday we’re going to a brunch for Mother’s Day!

  • Tonyne @ Unlikely Success Story May 7, 2010, 2:12 pm

    Working tomorrow and resting an injured knee. Not the weekend I had hoped for, but I’m hoping a lot of QT with the hubsy is a possibility too!

  • Amanda (Amanda "runs") May 7, 2010, 2:19 pm

    Nothing! (well, homework, but really nothing!) I had a May Crowning today, and I looked very cute. Everyone loved my outfit. I had great food too! Hope mother’s day is great for you!

  • Annie@stronghealthyfit May 7, 2010, 2:20 pm

    Looks like a nice time! My weekend is boring; work and studying for finals, but it’s ok because I’m graduating in a few weeks and going to Europe for a month!

  • Steph-exercise physiologist and artist! May 7, 2010, 2:21 pm

    Yummy summery spread for sure.
    I totally know that pooped doggy tounge out as far as it can go look! I bet he will sleep like a baby today and night too. 🙂

  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin May 7, 2010, 2:23 pm

    I’m going to visit my mom for Mother’s Day tomorrow night which is the big event. Tonight I’m doing Bikram and then whatever else happens. Have a good rest of the day!

    Can’t wait to hear details about the Healthy Living Summit – I’m really going to try to come this year!

  • Angela May 7, 2010, 2:33 pm

    I’m meeting up with some bloggers to do the Self Workout in the Park. I’m so excited. The line up of exercise programs is really extensive, and its something I’ve never done before.

    Hope you have a great weekend!

  • Therese May 7, 2010, 2:49 pm

    Wish I was having your afternoon! I’m stuck in the office watching it rain outside!

    Tomorrow my boyfriend and I are taking our Mother’s out for lunch and then to see Jersey Boys (a musical about Frankie Valli) for Mother’s Day. Sunday is an early morning yard sale (my first!), lunch with my boyfriends Mom and his brothers and then we’re taking his little brother out to see Iron Man 2. I also need to find time to get a long run in!

    Have an awesome weekend!

  • Amber K @ sparkpeople May 7, 2010, 2:53 pm

    happy birthday to the husband!

    I have a birthday party to go to tomorrow, my best friend’s birthday is today and my birthday is on wednesday. Lots of birthday plans this weekend!

  • Ashley (whole-ier) May 7, 2010, 3:05 pm

    I wish I could let my dog off the leash to run around. I get too scared she’ll run away though. I’m just an over protective mom I guess- I feel sorry for my future non-fur babies!

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg May 7, 2010, 3:08 pm

    I love taking my pooches on long walks like that– a tired dog is a GOOD dog! 🙂

  • Megan@EatScrapRun May 7, 2010, 3:13 pm

    I am headed to Orlando for the Muddy Buddy tomorrow morning!

  • Claire May 7, 2010, 3:15 pm

    Look at that adorable pup face…love it. I really need to take mine out today too, she would be so happy. love that james’ endurance is building and yay for the hubs bday!

    My weekend plans-fiesta party tonight for a late cinco de mayo celebration, early mothers day dinner with the fam and boy (since he works sun), and making my favorite dessert that I will be blogging about tomorrow or sun…

  • Jenn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) May 7, 2010, 3:19 pm

    That egg sammie + veggie sausage looks so good!

    I don’t have any weekend plans. 🙁 …yet!


  • Ali @ Redhead Reports May 7, 2010, 3:39 pm

    Happy early Birthday to your hubby!

  • Hedda May 7, 2010, 4:22 pm

    Haha, I love Benny! (and James of course ;))
    I will spend my weekend with my family, as we lost my Grandmother yesterday. Too long have we taken each other for granted, but a death somehow always makes you wake up and realize that we can not take anything for granted. Not that we should think about death every second of the day, but to try make the most out of each day, and not stress about the little things which doesn’t matter that much in the end of the day.
    Aaaand, I am finally going to see Avatar 😀

  • Sarah-Mae @ Eat, Run, Knit May 7, 2010, 4:22 pm

    Weekend adventuring with the boyfriend up-island! Cave rappelling perhaps?!

  • Mama Pea May 7, 2010, 4:28 pm

    I just bought some of those faux sausage links and now I’m officially scared of them.

    It’s Mother’s Day this weekend. I plan on milking it.

  • Jess May 7, 2010, 4:34 pm

    Dude, cutest puppy ever. I’m going to steal him 🙂 Hope you have a blast today! And find something wonderful for the hubby’s birthday.

    Enjoy the weekend celebrating with your loved ones! Hopefully some more doggie runs will happen. So cute.

  • Kelly May 7, 2010, 5:02 pm

    Haha I feel better about not having something for my mom for Mother’s Day if you don’t have something for your husband and his b-day is tomorrow, lol 🙂

  • Kellie May 7, 2010, 5:22 pm

    It’s mother’s day weekend and I really want my husband to take the kids for the day and let me do absolutely nothing. Sounds like heaven.

  • Ashley May 7, 2010, 5:24 pm

    I have a 10k tomorrow! And then I’m writing an essay.. : (

  • Emily May 7, 2010, 5:34 pm

    Did you know Burger King now sells veggie burgers??

  • Katherine May 7, 2010, 6:10 pm

    I take the same approach with the kids I babysit: take them outside and wear them out! now your pupper will sleep well 🙂 happy weekend!

  • Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly May 7, 2010, 6:22 pm

    What a good day!!! We saw the Our Bodies exhibit today and it was amazing!!!

  • Camille May 7, 2010, 6:29 pm

    Work work work all weekend long 🙁

  • Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter May 7, 2010, 6:31 pm

    Awww love the dogs 🙂

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) May 7, 2010, 7:00 pm

    Hunni and I went on a great trail walk today after reading your post about trail running. We want to take the pups next time 🙂

  • Heather ( May 7, 2010, 7:41 pm

    how fun! I love when my pups are happy!
    tomorrow will be a cleaning-palooza! my parents are visiting next w/e so we must clean this weekend. Oh, and hopefully a run tomorrow, too.

  • maria @ Chasing the Now May 7, 2010, 8:15 pm

    I can’t wait to have my own pups to take out. 🙂 We were hoping for a picnic today, but it rained last night so I guess that isn’t happening. I am trying to convince J to do some yoga today. 😀

  • Megan @ The Oatmeal Diaries May 7, 2010, 9:10 pm

    “Puppy Bed to 5K”- too funny!!

  • Carolyn @ May 7, 2010, 10:53 pm

    I flew to Pensacola for the weekend to visit my mom for her birthday and Mother’s day!

  • Andrea May 8, 2010, 10:22 pm

    I have to know what type of dog Benny is! He looks so much like my parents’ Portuguese Water Dog that I had to do a double take!

    • Caitlin May 8, 2010, 10:23 pm

      he’s a lhasa apso and poodle mutt 🙂

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