A Hilly 3 Miler and a Delish Lunch!

My new running shoes have finally arrived!!

Thank goodness, since my old ones were so dead it was getting out of control. I was really starting to feel it in my ankles, knees, and shins! I trained for my half marathon back in June in my old pair, and it was well past time for them to retire!

All pretty and new:

I wear the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 10, and I LOVE them. 🙂

The weather is beautiful today and I finally have new running shoes — clearly it was time for a run!

I laced up my shoes on our porch, which is one of my favorite parts of our new apartment! Isn’t this table and chairs set we got on Overstock.com cute?

Matt even hung these awesome little paper lantern lights out there — they’re so pretty at night 🙂

Anyway! I ran 3 super hilly miles around my neighborhood in 26:08! I was really pleased with the time given all the hills of death. Why isn’t NC flatter??


  • Mile 1: 8:39
  • Mile 2: 8:50
  • Mile 3: 8:37

Short, but fast. Yay! I was happy to get a run outside in after a rainy week stuck in my little apartment gym.

When I got home, I discovered that Matt had made me lunch!! Aww 🙂 I think he’s enjoying actually having a stocked fridge for once now that he lives with me!

He made me a toasted sandwich thin stuffed with all sorts of fun stuff from the fridge — hummus, smoked turkey, black beans, feta, and spinach! Deeeeelish 🙂

And on the side — some super juicy strawberries (on sale at the store!):

And a hidden carrot!

Yum. 🙂

Now it’s time to get down to business in the kitchen because I’m hosting a dinner party tonight! I find out in 30 minutes whether or not I advance to the next round of Project Food Blog, and the next challenge is to host a luxury dinner party. It’s due Sunday but Matt and I will be leaving town for the weekend tomorrow morning, so I had to plan the dinner party for tonight, without knowing if I actually made the cut or not! I’m sure hoping I advance to the next round, but I’ll be holding the dinner party either way, since I already have all the stuff and have invited my guests 🙂 Fingers crossed!! (Follow me on Twitter to see if I make it — I’ll announce it at 3 p.m.!)

Stay tuned for an awesome dinner recap — the menu I planned is pretty incredible, if I do say so myself 😉

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