Friday, August 22, 2014

Five Things Friday 8.22.14

I absolutely loved participating in Clare's Five Things Friday post last week ... so I am back to do it again this week!

I think I will do Fitness Friday two Fridays a month and Five Things Friday the other two.

Before I jump into my Five Things ... I wanted to say I am super excited for this weekend! B and I are heading down to Indianapolis to see family and good friends, go to an outdoor concert, eat ice cream, play with babies, and more. It should be a great time and I can't wait to tell you all about it next week!

Five Things I Ate

  • Collider from Roy's Diner
    • If you are from Ann Arbor (especially if you went to school at UofM), Roy's Diner is kind of famous. It is a hole in the wall restaurant that has frozen yogurt and Korean ... random! I went there for their frozen yogurt! They make a blizzard like concoction with fro yo and you can add anything you want. So delicious! I got strawberries, bananas (healthy!?), Golden Grahams, and real cookie dough.
  • Trader Joe's Greek Yogurt Guacamole
    • This guacamole is amazing! So good -- you have to try it! 
  •  Fresh Green Beans
    • We have gotten green beans in our CSA the last couple of weeks, and I have been loving it! I love them steamed, but I also love to roast them. They get a little charred and I eat them with my hands like french fries.
  •  Oatmeal, Pecan, Chocolate Chip Cookies 
    • Made these tasty cookie to take with us this weekend to share with family!
    • Best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies Around |
      Recipe is from Half Baked Harvest Blog (Source)
  • Soy Marinated Cod (from Trader Joe's also)
    • My sister in law made cod for us when we went camping in Northern Michigan and I loved it (I usually stick with tilapia). Since I loved it so much, I decided to go out and buy some and we just baked it in the oven and it was pretty good.

Five Workouts 

My workouts are pretty similar from last week ... run and run some more.

- 6 mile morning run with my running buddies (legs were heavy because I did my long run on Sunday)
-Taught my last barre class!

- 8 mile morning run

- 800 WORKOUT - 6 X 800 meters  - 7.5 miles
Tried to push it pretty hard, but felt pretty good (new shoes made my feet feel like they were on clouds)
I am very grateful for the company I had on the run! (thank you Laura!)

- Day off (Unless floating in a pool with a cute baby counts as a workout)

- 9 miles

Five Pins

Drunken noodles with sausage, veggies, and fresh basil - I love drunken noodles! (Source)

TOO CUTE! (see a theme of Golden puppies pinned??) (Source unknown)

Pumpkin Chocolate Brownies ... it is almost pumpkin season!! (Source)

I need this quote right now ... about to start my first prereq class on Monday and it sure seems like a LONG road ahead! (Source unknown)

I am a sucker for Kate Spade (but too pricey for me) - but this coat is gorgeous!! (Source)

Five Things Making Me Happy

  • Making friends in Ann Arbor and settling in! 
    • It has taken a while for Ann Arbor to truly feel like home, but I am really grateful for some close friends I have made and some new, fun friends I have met recently!
  •  Starting my Human Anatomy Class on Monday!? 
    • I think this will make me happy... I am really nervous, but at the same time I am also very excited to take the first step. I declared this week my last week of freedom, so I do know things will change ... but I will be working towards a big goal. 
  • Soggy Cereal
    • As a blogger I want to be transparent - so I want to admit, even though it may be gross to some, I love my cereal really soggy! Like I put milk over the cereal and put it into the fridge for a while soggy.... Any other believers? 
  •   Catch up time with B and Yosey
    • Recently I feel like B and I have been on totally different schedules (it does not help that he worked over 100 hours last week). On nights he gets home early I have had things going on and vice versa ... so one night this week we just got to sit down and catch up and chat and be a big happy family (yupp ... corny). 
  • The book Fault in our Stars
    • The book actually makes me sad and grateful, but I love it. It is a young adult book, which makes it a very easy read. I hope to finish it this week and then I will go see the movie. I love that it is set in Indianapolis too and talks about a lot of familiar sights.  


 Now your turn!!?? What have you eaten this week and what has made you happy? And most importantly ... anyone else like soggy cereal?


  1. I'm excited for those yummy looking cookies!!!
    Would I enjoy that book? If so - can I borrow it?

  2. No way on the soggy cereal! :-p
    I also recently read TFIOS and loved it. Am seeing the movie this week! And I also made drunken noodles recently for a dinner party (recipe is on my blog) and it's one of my faves :-)
    This week we are getting a new kitten and Greg's cousin is coming to visit.

    1. You have to tell me how the movie is?!? I really want to see it soon too! And yummm ... those drunken noodles look delicious - add it to my recipe list! Can't wait to meet the new kitten!



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