Sunshine on a Rainy Day

The weather has been gray and icky since I woke up this morning, but there was a ray of sunshine on my rainy day. (Just wait and see how cheesy my post title becomes!)



Today’s lunch was split into two parts: savory and sweet.

Savory = reheated homemade pizza with ground turkey and veggies.

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Sweet = banana smoothie with chocolate soy milk, Greek yogurt, vanilla protein powder, ground flaxseed meal, and cinnamon.

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After lunch, I headed to the gym for a quick workout. I ran just over 3 miles on the treadmill and then hit the elliptical for 15 minutes, which included a much-needed celebrity gossip update via US Weekly. I didn’t renew my subscription, so I am totally out of the loop with what’s going on in Hollywood right now. Bieber and Selena are engaged?!?



After the gym, I quickly showered and headed to NuVal for a few hours. While there, I snacked on a Blueberry Muffin Larabar and sipped a cup of coffee.

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Once I finished at NuVal, I drove into Boston to meet Caitlin, my ray of sunshine, for dinner. She’s in Boston for a conference, so, of course, I needed to see her!

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We had dinner at M.J. O’Connor’s, an Irish Pub near the waterfront.

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I ordered the Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup, which was served on Parmesan focaccia bread with tomato, basil, and (a ton of) mozzarella. It was the perfect rainy day meal””warm, comforting, and incredibly cheesy (like my post title). Mmm!

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We ordered the same thing. Great minds think alike!

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Quick pic before saying goodbye! (I already miss Caitlin!)

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Off to hang out with M & m!

Good night!


  1. HAHAHA Selena and Bieber, that’s great. Love those two. More importantly, cheese! Thank you for upping my craving for a melty hot sandwich with a side of soup. Yummmm I want.

  2. they’re engaged?!?! I would give the marriage less than 2 yrs 😉 I LOVE selena gomez but hate the biebs…did anyone find out if that girls’ baby is actually his??

  3. I am convinced that everyone will be engaged/married before I will. *sighs* Marriage seems to know no age anymore.

    And dinner looks like perfection! Even for a brisk night in Florida.

  4. last December I was a gym bunny in London, this December I’m marathon training in Amsterdam. Worrying thing is that last December seems like 5 mins ago…oh how the years fly by!

  5. Yum, tomato soup sounds so good. The wind was out of control in Boston this morning! Not pleasant outside.

    Sometimes I bribe myself to use the treadmill at the gym with an US Weekly. Whatever works, right? 🙂

  6. I’m wearing Caitlin’s sweater as I read and type 🙂 Great minds indeed!

    And the grilled cheese looks absolutely delicious.

  7. Wow!

    I always have said that I NEVER win anything, but just a few weeks ago I won an iPad 2 at a conference I attended – it was amazing!

    My husband is the king of raffles, though. In college he won two iPods, shoes, numerous giftcards, money, a dvd player and a bunch of random t-shirts and things.

    No, I didn’t just marry him for his luck ; )

  8. Love your lunch!

    FYI – they’re not engaged…please don’t listen to celebrity gossip! 🙂 (or believe everything you read)

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