July 2010

You Deserve It, Too

Morning!  Today looks like a busy day on my agenda, and I bet it does on yours, too.  So let’s get to it!   Breakfast: One great yogurt mess. In the mix:   1 serving honey Greek yogurt Flax Cinnamon 1/2 cup oatmeal Banana Blueberries Perfection It’s that time again – I’ve got a Healthy [...]


Family Biz

The Husband and I spent the afternoon putting together his clinic + treatment room.  If I ever have to put together one more piece of IKEA furniture, I will surely die. However, the (almost) finished product looks amazing.   We need to hang up the rest of his diplomas and licenses – he already has [...]


Fueling for the Long Haul

Problem with waking up at 5:30 to go to 6:30 yoga class:  I’m exhausted. So exhausted that I finally succumbed to a mid-work day nap.  And it was good.   When I woke up, I was a little surprised that my stomach was growling.  I had eaten cherries right before crashing: Very groggily, I stumbled [...]


I Can Be Convinced

Catching up on weekend posts?   I ran my first Charlotte race and crushed my goal time. I signed up for my second marathon. I found my book in a bookstore! A stray cat rang my doorbell – but that’s a story for another post.   Ever since I moved to Charlotte (heck, since I [...]


The Day

When I was 20 and the Husband and I were just beginning to date (long distance), he asked me about my dreams.  This was the middle of one of those four-hour-long, getting-to-know-you calls.  I said, “I dream about the day I walk into a bookstore and can find a book with my name on the [...]


Better Together

My first official marathon training long run is DONE!  I haven’t run 8.0 miles in… months?  Since April or so? But it was all good because I ran bites and pieces of the distance with these lovely ladies: Michelle, Kath, Diana, and me (the sweatiest one, always).   I’m doing Thunder Road Marathon on December [...]


A Perfect Day

Dare I say that I had a perfect day?  Between my awesome 4.0-miler race, a three-hour nap session, and a wonderful dinner party hosted by Michelle, I feel SO relaxed.   Plus – I checked my e-mail and saw a message from a reader named Cate, who told me she saw the book ON THE SHELF [...]


Run For Your Cause 4.0 Mile Race Recap

I feel like I’ve finally truly settled into my new home of Charlotte – I had an absolutely AMAZING race!  I love the race atmosphere of this city!   Did I mention I smashed my goal by a full 2:09?!  Speedwork sessions REALLY do pay off!  And I actually had FUN pacing an average of [...]


Vegetarian Dinner Party for Four

Hosting “dinner parties” makes me feel decidingly more mature than I behave on a daily basis, even though we don’t have a table yet for our guests.  If you ask me, tables are overrated… (we eat at the coffee table or outside on our patio).  Buffets are where it’s at! Jen and her husband, Jeff, [...]


Oops, I Did It Again

Let’s get the eats out of the way – I have a fun announcement!   I went to Great Harvest to pick up some dinner rolls for a little get-together I’m hosted tonight and snagged a free sample of the Red, White, and Blue loaf.  It was a sweet bread with real raspberries and blueberries [...]


Teenager Troubles: What to Say?

Morning!  We are running so low on groceries, but I had just enough fruit to squeeze out one last balances meal: I made French toast with Dakota bread (which doesn’t really work… plain wheat or a sweet bread is better!) and topped it with 1/2 a serving of honey Greek yogurt and blackberries. Not that [...]


All Over Town

I feel like I went all over Charlotte today (but I stayed in a 5-mile radius).  Charlotte is small but lovely!   First things first.  A haircut!  Jessie recommended I try out Salon 42. I forgot to take a picture before tossing my hair into a ponytail for a run, but I like it!  And [...]


I love living only two miles from the heart of Uptown.  It makes business meetings so much less stressful (for once, we weren’t late!). Rocking the biz casual look for a meeting with a small business attorney.  Setting up the practice is a lot of work!  But the meeting was productive, and I feel more [...]


Word Up

Morning!  Diana and I ended up staying up late last night making motivational posters for Saturday’s 4-mile race (she’s going to come watch and take pictures – yay!).  Here’s the sign she made: And here’s mine: I also made mini signs to pin to the back of our shirts (four girls in total are running).  [...]

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