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Friday, May 22, 2009

Walking and Talking

Long walks on a spring evening are the best! Melissa and I set out for a 5 mile walk yesterday downtown to have dinner and of course have some “girl talk”. It couldn’t have been a more beautiful day!


After a very exhausting day at work, my students are so ready to be on summer break, Melissa kindly gave me an adult beverage! She is a 5th grade teacher she knows how it is! There is nothing like a Mike’s Light Hard Lemonade on a warm day, I quickly filled my water bottle and we hit the road.


Walking is seriously a whole different kind of exercise for me. I would so rather run so it is quite challenging for me to speed walk. It’s great to mix up the muscle groups sometimes and let my legs rest from running.

We walked to Chipotle, and I had my lunch tote in hand ready to eat. I brought a yummy veggie and avocado sammy, grapes, and some Newman Own Organic BBQ Chips.

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Melissa enjoyed a yummy Chipotle salad. I love their salads, but I really enjoyed my dinner from home:)


After such a late night I woke up this morning and made a quick bowl of cereal in order to get things done for the day. I had a little Kashi Heart to Heart+Cheerios+Zoƫ's Cinnamon and Risen Granola.

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Kind of boring for a Friday morning, but it hit the spot!

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Plus a boot of Vitamin C

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and a cup of DD coffee, I am almost out!!!!

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I have a long list of things to get done before 10am!!! I am excited about tonight because we are having friends over for Make Your Own Pizza Night!

To Do

  • make pizza dough
  • dust
  • sweep+mop
  • clean kitchen
  • vacuum
  • AKB class at 8:45am
  • work
  • prep for dinner party
  • enjoy Pizza& Friends!


Question:  When was the last time you had friends over for dinner??

P.S. All TSL participants get your points into me today!! If you haven't gotten your buddy, I will make sure to email you this afternoon, sorry for the delay:)


Melissa @ For the Love of Health said...

Love girl talk!! And a 5 mile walk too? Awesome! I need to do that :-)

I prefer my own meals too over any restaurant.

Make Your Own Pizza Night is such a great idea! I love hosting people but it has been awhil.

Have a wonderful daY!!

Red Head, Yellow Dog said...

I love make your own pizza! so fun!

We had James' sister over the other night for fish tacos :) I think being able to add your own toppings etc is always fun when having people over!

and I can def relate to the difficulty of switching from running to speed walking.

HangryPants said...

I love long walks!!! They are the best.

And my friend came over for dinner last weekend! We had build your own taco salads. I love do your own theme nights!

itsawrapteacher said...

Great idea to walk and take your own food to dinner! Do you ever feel weird doing that? I do but I'm glad you can get away with it.
Did you receive my points last week? I never go a response or my buddy's address! I'll email my points for this week later this evening. Enjoy your Friday!

Jenny said...

haha mikes hard - definitely necessary..

enjoy make your own pizza night- how fun :)!

Brandi said...

make your own pizza night sounds fun. it's been about a month since we've had people over! we don't have many people over for meals - most of our friends don't live here, sadly.

Anonymous said...

mmmmm make your own pizza sounds yummy! since im a college student, i eat most meals with friends but cant cook anything for them in my dorm room, but i am a pretty good hostess with drinks on the weekend!

Niki said...

Sounds like a very fun night tonight! I haven't had freiends over for dinner since Christmas! Yikes!!

Anonymous said...

that walk sounds great. and i didn't know that mike's made a light lemonade ... must investigate!

i'm so impressed that you brought your lunch to chipotle with you -- way to live TSL!

3T Heppenstall said...

I love making my own pizza! That's always fun to do with friends. Easy, inexpensive, and it's always fun to see everyone's flavor style!

Fizalan said...

I haven't had friends over in awhile. It always seems to be a winter time thing for us, when the weather is bad and we don't want to go anywhere, we invite the party to us.

Happiness Awaits

Pearl said...

oh my gosh - walking like that to dinner sounds SO fun!

RunToFinish said...

speed walking is seriously a great exercise! i got used to it during my injury and now enjoy the slower pace some days

Alison said...

Fun time to chat!
I haven't had friends over in ages. Make your own pizza night is a lot of fun. I did that once. We also did make your own omelette night.

Anonymous said...

That walk sounds like a great way to relax and destress after a long day at work!

Loving the cereal mixture this morning! Kashi H2H has to be one of my favorites.

Sounds like you have a busy day ahead of you. Have fun tonight!

Girl on Top said...

Looks like ya had fun!

Matt said...

Lol I hate walking too! I would much rather run!

Jannie Funster said...

Looks like great nutrition!

And does it still say on the side of the Mike's hard Lemonade can " A great source of vodka?" That used to crack me up.