Happy Friday everyone!
“M” is for Minneapolis – which is where I’ll be heading to today! YAAAY! A friend of mine that I went to junior high and high school with is getting married in June, and lives in Minni, so all of us girls are heading up for the weekend to celebrate her bachelorette party!! The bride is actually very low-key, so this should be a perfect weekend for relaxing, hanging out with girlfriends and getting to re-visit some of my favorite places in the city. My bag is packed and I’m ready to go!
If you don’t know, I lived in Minneapolis for three years right after college and fell head-over-heels in love with that city. So many unique places to explore, great natural fitness resources (lakes, trails, etc.) amazing shopping and the FOOD! Goodness gracious, the food. I could literally go to 3 different restuarants a day and probably wouldn’t cover half of them in a whole year! Minneapolis is also where I got my first single apartment, had my first real job, where I developed my interest in running and in general – had a freaking blast – so I have a lot of good memories of living there 🙂 Expect pictures galore after this weekend! I’ll try and post on Saturday, but if not – expect a fun re-cap on Sunday.
Finishing Up To-Do List
So, item number two on last night’s to-do list was: Decorate sugar cookies. I had made a batch of sugar cookies in the shape of butterflies (told you this would be a low key bachelorette party 😉 ) and was decorating them when…well…I messed them all up 😦 So, I took the opportunity to practice some piping. When life gives you lemons…! Knowing that I wasn’t going to take these to the party and that they were so delicious that I would literally eat every single butterfly within days if I kept them out, I shoved them in my freezer – out of sight, out of mind!!!
I forgot to tell you last night that I took yesterday off from running. As I mentioned, I was running around like a chicken with it’s head cut off and I just couldn’t find the time to get out for a run. Lame excuse I know. However, I am VERY excited, because I’m going to try and make it to my favorite lake in Minneapolis – Lake Calhoun in Uptown – for a run on Saturday morning before all the festivities get started!!! OMG I am getting so excited just thinking about it! It’s a perfect 3 miles around, surrounded by beautiful homes, has great views of downtown and is always packed with other runners!
Updated stats are:
- Monday: 5 mile run
- Tuesday: 10×400 5K pace
- Wednesday: 5.15 miles
- Thursday: rest
- Friday: rest
- Saturday: 3 mile run
- Sunday: 4.25 miles (hoping I can do this when I get home!!)
Workout bag packed and ready to go!
Back to my Minneapolis inspired bowl of oatmeal! As fuel to get me through my morning and geared up for the trip, I had a bowl of figalicious oats 🙂 It’s the usual combo of oats, milk/water, vanilla, cinnamon, figgies, banana, toasted coconut & almond and a drizzle of maple syrup. I was literally smiling as I made the “M”. So happy to eat it!
Now, personally I don’t love to eat frozen meals – I just feel like I could eat 10 and never feel full. However, Amy’s frozen meals are DA-BOMB. They are so decadent and filling – and are all-natural and organic! Yesterday when I was at Target I saw all of Amy’s frozen meals on sale for $2.99…$2.99!!! What a steal! I nabbed a Santa Fe Enchilada Bowl for lunch today:
Amy’s own corn tortillas, organic rice, beans, tofu and vegetables, layered with mellow Jack cheese and our special enchilada sauce. This is a real favorite with our friends and family. Gluten free.
THESE ARE SO GOOD. I have seriously never had a bad meal from Amy’s. They also make a really good Indian frozen food line…you guys have to give these a try!
Alright buddies – I’m off! I’ll try and post again later tonight, but if not – have an INCREDIBLE Friday!!
Question: What’s your opinion on frozen meals? Do you like them for portion control, ease of preperation or taste? Or would you rather not eat them?
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