Is it just me or does your first cup of coffee in the morning, especially the first cup on a Monday following a time change, go down in literally two sips?
My mug is empty. How did that happen? I just brewed it three minutes ago.
I had my hair done (fresh bunch of highlights and I cut two inches!) Saturday afternoon which was awesome because I didn’t have to use any energy washing and blow drying my own hair after my long run.
It’s bad enough having to dry my hair sometimes on a good day but after running over 11 miles on the treadmill? No thank you.
Doesn’t everyone take a picture in the mirror at the salon before they leave to make sure their hair looks just right?
Before getting my hair done, I stopped for my favorite parfait.
Clearly I needed a manicure this weekend too but I spent the ten dollars at Red Mango instead.
I can’t even deal with the price of a parfait anymore. I’m thinking that my new spring plan may be to fill up a pint or so of Red Mango’s original yogurt just to keep in my freezer in order to make the parfaits at home.
I have all of the toppings anyway — strawberries, blueberries, dark chocolate chips and Nature’s Path Pumpkin Flax Granola — and will save a TON of money.
I know I said I wanted to try the Panera Broth Bowls but I am a creature of habit as well as someone who hates to be disappointed with her food so I stuck to my favorite instead.
I like the Chicken Hummus Power Bowl but I order it without the chicken and ask for extra of every topping in its place plus some avocado.
It’s such a simple combination which I often make at home but I really love Panera’s hummus and I had a gift card so the salad was free.
I really like free.
My ten-mile run yesterday morning out in the sunshine, wearing only two layers, no hat or gloves, was just divine.
Can you see the patch of grass by the trees starting to come through?!
I took it easy but honestly didn’t even feel as though I ran 11 miles just the day before. In fact, I usually feel better when I get a good run in the day after a long run than if I were to skip the second run altogether.
I am good like this though; I have built up my mileage and endurance so slowly and steadily over the last few years that I can run back to back long runs on occasion without issue.
Maybe I will consider running the Runner’s World Hat Trick again this fall?
I really was only concerned about my hair. I didn’t want to break a sweat and ruin it.
It held up okay though! I took this picture just as I walked in the house and released my pony tail.
I went with a Sparkly Soul headband for this run because I find that it holds my hair in place without messing around with it too much.
I think I love these Sparkly Soul headbands the best although if you are someone who sweats an awful lot, these headbands will not keep the sweat from dripping into your face like the Lululemon headbands can.
I cannot wait to see some flip flops added to the pile of sneakers by my front door in place of my boots.
I made ANOTHER batch of my new favorite flourless & grain free fudge brownie bites yesterday.
I just love them and I want you to make them so you can love them too.
I did have Cold Stone though over the weekend and I can’t even remember the last time I was there!
Would you believe that I didn’t finish it?!
I know, right?
Here’s the thing — I wasn’t overly thrilled that the girl gave me the chocolate dipped bowl without the sprinkles but I didn’t feel like complaining.
I also went with a chocolate fudge brownie yogurt flavor which was good but truthfully, as much as I love chocolate, I prefer a vanilla based ice cream/yogurt.
It was just too much of a chocolate flavor that wasn’t doing anything for me.
I like lots of chocolate in the form of toppings and frostings but not too much in ice cream form.
I don’t know, I just realized I had enough and didn’t want anymore so I threw it out.
I may eat chocolate cake for lunch sometimes, have more than my fair share of goodies to the point where I feel sick on occasion but at least I know what I like and have some dessert boundaries.Weekend Highlights #running #coldstonecreamery #Panera #redmango Click To Tweet
Which headbands do you wear when you run?
Standard order at Panera?
When it comes to ice cream, do you prefer a chocolate base or a vanilla base?