Hi, guys! How was your weekend? Mine was great. Nothing too exciting to report, but it was definitely a nice couple of days.
Friday evening was relaxed and low-key. Mal and I went to CrossFit and then grabbed dinner from Whole Foods on the way home. I went with some California rolls (major sushi craving) and then cooked up some sweet potato tots from Trader Joe’s once I got home.
Mal hit up the prepared foods at Whole Foods. He got some teriyaki chicken and grilled asparagus and then also had some of the sweet potato tots that I made at home. As you can see, Murphy was especially interested in his meal. FYI: We have a “1-second rule” in our house.
After dinner, I enjoyed some mango sorbet with chocolate sprinkles, which was the perfect way to end the evening.
On Saturday morning, I woke up bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. I made breakfast (Greek yogurt with chocolate Chex + half of a wrap with almond butter and marmalade inside), took Murphy for a walk, and then threw on my workout gear for a CrossFit workout.
Usually, Mal and I sleep in a little on Saturday mornings and then go to the 10:00 AM class at CrossFit, but we were wide awake and ready to go for the 9:00 AM. Carpe diem! Recap of our partner WOD here.
After CrossFit, we swung by Whole Foods for iced lattes and some ingredients to make Monkey Bread for our friends’ joint surprise party later that evening.
At Whole Foods, Mal and I finally found the Perfect Food Bars. The owners and members at our CrossFit box are crazy about these bars. Everyone loves them and numerous people have raved about how amazing they are. I’ve looked a few different times at Whole Foods, but I’ve never had any luck finding them, so I was really excited when I finally had the chance to try one. I went with the carob chip flavor and really liked it.
The carob chip bar is peanut butter-based with a slightly sweet, honey flavor and all sorts of nutrients in it from tomato, bell pepper, alfalfa, celery, kelp, carrot, papaya, and spinach (you don’t taste any of them) as well as healthy fats (flax seed oil, sunflower seed oil, pumpkin seed oil) and a whole bunch of protein (17 grams per bar). Now, I know why they’re called Perfect Foods Bars!
I spent the rest of Saturday getting organized around the house—cleaning, doing laundry, replying to emails, baking Monkey Bread.
Eventually, I got hungry for lunch, so I whipped up an omelet with chopped asparagus and crumbled feta along with a toasted English muffin with butter on the side.
I was still a little hungry after that, so I ate an apple too.
A little while later, Mal and I headed to a surprise party for a couple of our friends. They’re both turning 30 next week, so our friend’s mom planned a get-together for him and his girlfriend.
SURPRISE!!! (They had NO idea!)
The party included a wonderful homemade dinner.
And plenty of desserts!
Happy birthday, Jon and Jenn!
Mal and I slept in until 10:00 on Sunday morning. (Yea, I dunno. We’re lazy.) My grumbling stomach woke me up, so I immediately made breakfast, which was Gluten-Free Pancakes with Honey-Almond Butter. Mmm… incredible.
I spent the rest of Sunday working while Mal made some progress on the nursery.
PRO Compression Giveaway
Thanks to everyone who entered to win the Southwest travel gift card from PRO Compression! Here’s your winner:
I would love some pink marathon socks- I have calf sleeves, but would like to switch things up!
Congrats, Meghan! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize.
Just a reminder: PRO Compression is offering 40% off + free U.S. shipping on their marathon socks, calf sleeves, and arm sleeves with the code CC40 at checkout. Maybe you want to buy some shamrock socks for an upcoming race?
Question of the Day
Do you like surprises or do they drive you crazy and make you want to know what it is immediately?
I love surprises and can wait to find out what it is. Mal, however, is just the opposite and obsesses about them, which is extremely entertaining for me.