• A Good Saturday

    January 23, 2010

    Today was an all-around GOOD Saturday! :mrgreen:



    After breakfast and apartment hunting, I hit the gym for a quickie 30-minute run on the treadmill. I didn’t have much time to exercise this afternoon, so I made sure to push myself for the entire duration. So, by the end of 30 minutes, I was winded and completely drenched in sweat. It was awesome! 😀 I covered 3.35 miles in 30 minutes.

    30-Minute Quickie Treadmill Run

    Incline 1%

    • 00:00 – 05:00: 6.3 mph
    • 05:00 – 07:00: 6.5 mph
    • 07:00 – 09:00: 6.6 mph
    • 09:00 – 11:00: 6.7 mph
    • 11:00 – 16:00: 6.8 mph
    • 16:00 – 21:00: 6.5 mph
    • 21:00 – 22:00: 6.7 mph
    • 22:00 – 23:00: 7.5 mph
    • 23:00 – 24:00: 6.5 mph
    • 24:00 – 25:00: 7.5 mph
    • 25:00 – 26:00: 6.5 mph
    • 26:00 – 27:00: 7.5 mph
    • 27:00 – 29:00: 6.5 mph
    • 29:00 – 30:00: 6.3 mph

    Dog Park

    Once I finished my sweaty run, I showered-up, dressed, and headed to the park with Mal and Murphy to meet Dave, Marie, and their dogs for some puppy playtime.

    The dogs had a blast running around at the park! 😀


    The humans did too! 😉


    Mal and Murphy played “chase” at the park for a good 20 minutes!



    I’m glad that my guys got their exercise in for the day! 😉




    It had a really fun day with my boys! :mrgreen:



    We left the park around Happy Hour time, so we cracked-open a bottle of Bourbon County Stout when we arrived at Dave and Marie’s house. I’m not a huge dark beer fan, but this one is delicious! It’s dark and dense with thick foam and flavors of chocolate, vanilla, and caramel. It’s a great sipping beer.


    I enjoyed a small pour and savored it slowly.


    I also munched on a few chips and dip while chatting in the kitchen with my husband and our friends.



    For dinner tonight, the four of us decided to make chili. Mmm! :-)


    We also baked some cornbread to have with the meal.


    My bowl + cornbread.


    After dinner, we sat around and played Cribbage like the old folks that we are– actually, it’s a really fun game!


    Murphy passed out from exhaustion after some serious playing at the park.


    Like all good meals, tonight’s ended with a yummy dessert: Cookie Brownie Bars!


    Brownie + cookie = best of both worlds! :mrgreen:

    Of course, I just had to have one of these delectable treats, but I stopped myself before I got carried away. Usually, I’d eat a second or third bar, but just one did the trick tonight.


    Heading to bed soon and sleeping LATE tomorrow morning!

    Good night, blog friends!

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    Ash @ Good Taste. Healthy Me. January 24, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    What a fun day! Doesn’t it feel so good to be outside and feel the sun? Spring can’t come fast enough!


    tray January 24, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    chili! i love chili. =D i had it two days in a row! granted it was from a can….i’d like to try your version, is the recipe somewheres on your site?


    Lynn (The Actors Diet) January 24, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    that’s a great looking dog park!


    christina January 25, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    holy crap, cookie brownie bars? i’ve been looking for a recipe like that foreeeeeeeever. i don’t care if it’s out of a box. i’m in the early stages of a break up and i am ravenous for chocolate. these are definitely going to make everything okay!!! don’t worry i’ve been hitting the gym 5x a week! woohooo on the way to recovery!


    meg c. January 25, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    why is it that those triangle triscuits are so much better than the regular?


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