Eat, Shop, Run + Wed, Part 2

by Holly on July 26, 2009

in breakfast,dinner,Japanese,lunch

Oy vay…what a weekend!

After 3 hours of driving through Wisconsin country, I made it to the ‘rents house!  Tomorrow morn, I have an interview in Madison, which is much closer to Barbie + Ken’s house than MN.  Instead of a 4 hour drive, I will only have a 2 hour drive to get to Madtown for my 10am interview.  Whoop!

Alrighty, where did I leave off?  I believe you all got a recap of the wedding fun to be had in Part One, so I shall begin this morning upon my awaking.  Pretty tired from the 13 miles + night o’ dancing, I woke up at 8:30am to let out the beast one last time.  Then I opened the fridge and had a bit of this…

Peach Chobs + Zoe's Honey Almond granol

Peach Chobs + Zoe's Honey Almond granol

The fridge was quite bare.

After eating, I met up with two of my bestest friends in the world for perhaps the most perfect morning ever.  We grabbed coffee (and some extra sustenance for me) at a fabulous local coffeehouse called Spyhouse Coffee and headed off for a GLORIOUS morning walk around the lake.  Instead of a mom walk, it was a friend walk :).

organic...lovin' that!

organic...lovin' that!

After gabbing and walking about 5.5 miles (we went around twice – we had LOTS of catching up to do), we finally parted ways.  I headed straight to one of my greatest weaknesses in the world: Whole Foods!


tuna avocado brown rice roll

vegetarian satay

vegetarian satay stir fry

After lunchie, I organized and packed all my stuff up at my cousin’s apartment, blogged Part One of the weekend and said my goodbye to Angus the Beast with a big ol’ kiss.  Who am I kidding? There was no kiss.  Dogs are growing on me after my childhood attack by my neighbor’s show poodles, but I am not making that much dog progress.  I threw Angus an extra treat instead :).

Then, I purtied myself up and headed off to my friend’s wedding shower.  I’ve known Miss Lisa Soon-To-Be Smith since 3rd grade…we go wayyyyyy back peeps.

15 years of friendship right up in herre...

15 years of friendship right up in herre...

Between the norm present opening and games (which by the way, I broke my 5 shower winning streak tonight, ugh!), I munched some nom nom nom shower food:


fruit salad, beans + cranberry pasta salad...oh yeah, and a diet coke

plus obv, some marble cake

plus obv, some marble cake

Then, I hit the road for 3 hours of cruising through God’s country Wisconsin, haha ;).  Not before snacking on my fave Lara of course…


macaroony goodness

It’s been such a busy last couple weeks (and an obv busy day planned tomorrow!), I’ve decided to make some mini-goals for the week to try and re-prioritize to make some time for me to decompress and RELAX!

  • YOGA! I haven’t been to a real class or done a real yoga sequence (minus some stretches here and there) in more than two weeks.  Honestly, I can feel a real difference in my body, and I am dedicating myself to doing two 1-hr. yoga seshes this week!
  • Block out time on the planner – this upcoming weekend is the first weekend in almost two months that I haven’t had anything planned (minus another bloggy meet-up with Angharad, which totally counts as decompressing – in the form of food of course). So, my goal is to keep it that way!  An open weekend here I come – please yell at me if I try to plan anything!

What are your mini-goals for the week? If you don’t have any (which I normally don’t), think of two things you would like to get accomplished this week, and we’ll all make it happen together.  Holllllaaaaa!

So…totes props to you all if you made it through both Part 1 AND Part 2 of this crazy weekend I call my life.  Lots of fun was had, lots of laughing was done, lots of droppin’ it like its hot happened, and I couldn’t be more excited to crash into bed tonight. Tomorrow, I promise I will get caught up on all your lovely blogs and lives ~ until then, happy zzzzzz’s to everyone!


Katharina July 26, 2009 at 11:52 pm

Gimme dat Larabar! Just kidding ;)

Man, you have had an intense weekend, girl! Yoga and making mini-goals will definitely help de-compress. I think that’s an important thing to think about. It’s funny that you mention the mini-goals because I practice that a lot. I think that with a constant sense of accomplishment of your goals (even the small ones) it leads to less procrastination and more motivation.

Let’s see.. two mini-goals:
1. Look for a new harness for Matilda.
2. Finish packing lol. And move in eeeeeee :D (the internet cannot portray my excitement!)

Good luck on the interview. I hope you blow them out of the water and I’ll be sending you positive energy!

burpexcuzme July 27, 2009 at 12:47 am

WF is evil! It is my biggest weakness too! I waste so much time browsing all the delicious foods there, and spend way too much money!!
Good luck with your goals, and I hope you rocked that interview!

Lynn (The Actors Diet) July 27, 2009 at 12:48 am

how fun!!! my mini goal is to…uh….make a mini goal

buffmuffy July 27, 2009 at 1:09 am

my mini goals for the week are to get rid of this night eating habit (but i think it comes along with the monthly tom lol)

Alison July 27, 2009 at 5:35 am

OMG I can only imagine how being attacked by a dog as a child has effected you, what a scary thing to experience. I don’t blame you on no kisses for beast though.

GOOD LUCK at your interview this morning! Picture us all there rooting for you and chanting your name!

Holly! Holly! Holly! Holly!

leianna July 27, 2009 at 7:00 am

My mini goals for the week are cut out lots of extra sugary foods in my daily life and do more cross-training to compliment my running!

Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) July 27, 2009 at 7:27 am

Besties are great for decrompessing with! :D And so are empty weekends. Those are very much needed, in my opinion!! :D

How fun that you get to meet up with Angharad again, too!! :D

Hope you’re doing great…lovin all your delicious eats as always!! I’m such a sucker for the sushi at whole foods too…I need to make a trip ASAP. :D

insideiamdancing July 27, 2009 at 7:28 am

Looks like so much fun :D I love spending time with friends just doing stuff like long walks and coffee…

Goals for the week- get everything packed and organised for moving!

Whit July 27, 2009 at 8:31 am

and the fun continues! Looks like a fab weekend love!

runnerskitchen July 27, 2009 at 9:22 am

Good luck on the job interview! That wedding shower food looks so good! I love me some baked beans.

ksgoodeats July 27, 2009 at 9:27 am

I’m just catching up but it sounds like you had quite the weekend! Crazy ones are the best though!! That Lara owns all of the others – it’s the queen :D

Good luck with the interview, mama!

Andrea@WellnessNotes July 27, 2009 at 9:45 am

Good luck with the interview! :)

I love the WF brown rice tuna avocado roll… It’s soooooooo gooood…. WF is calling my name….

I like mini goals, but haven’t made any in a while. Here are mine:
1. Start prepping for my fall classes
2. Try a new class at the gym

Angharad July 27, 2009 at 10:19 am

GOOD LUCK for today!! Oooh, you’ll be in there as I type :)
Hope it goes really well. Good for you on taking some time to decompress, organize, think, chill….it’s necessary!

I promise food time with Ang will only add to the relaxation party! Can’t wait!

Mini goals….hmmm…I’m not very good at these. As you know I prefer to think big (i.e unattainable future goals! haha)

Ok, 1) Look at several apartments so that I can MOVE!
2) I also am attempting to return to yoga! I want to start going this week. It’s a goal!

P.S. Well good eats! That WF sushi looks ballin’.

lowandbhold July 27, 2009 at 11:45 am

Good luck on your job interview!

Mini goals:
1. Bake shiz-ton of cookies for my family!
2. Wake up early Tuesday and Wednesday to get workouts in.

Evan Thomas July 27, 2009 at 12:13 pm

I love the sushi at whole foods. I always feels a little cheap having “super market sushi”, but that stuff is amazing, plus it’s decent priced and I’m not picky with my sushi.
And my mini-goal of the day is to write a silly little letter for summer reading for the new school year. I should set aside time and just do it, but I’ll more likely just fit it in around baking

janetha July 27, 2009 at 1:11 pm

look at you getting all artsy with the shadow in the first photo! don’t you love how WF offers brown rice sushi? i wish the sushi houses around here would do that~alas, they say no way since it is not the standard for sushi. i woulda kisses angus! right on the mouth! haha. goals~i actually made my weekly goal list in my phone last night, i am a nerd like that. 1. gallon of water a day 2. 3 strength workouts 3. 3 HIIT sessions 4. no BLT’s! too many of those lately (bites licks tastes)

have a fab daaaay

Faith July 27, 2009 at 1:21 pm

Those brown rice rolls look soooo yummy! Good luck on your interview!

Traci July 27, 2009 at 1:27 pm

Hey Holly! Thanks for the Bday shout out! Looks like you had a great weekend. Mine was awesome too…but very tired on this monday. Congrats on your job offer and hope the interview goes well too! Looking forward to my run later to give me a bit of energy! It always does the trick. Have a great day.

JB July 27, 2009 at 1:28 pm

my main goal this week is to try and de-stress myself from my everyday anxiety. it’s a work in progress! i plan on doing a yoga dvd every day. we’ll see how that goes! and that veggie stir fry looks so soupy and flavorful. yum!

Sarah July 27, 2009 at 1:33 pm

Man, looks like a good weekend! Good luck on your interview today.

Goals this week… Clean my room just a teeny bit, not buy more food. Uh….

peanutbutterandjenny July 27, 2009 at 5:03 pm

you and your girlfriend look like two peas in a pod .. what a gorgeous pair you are :) and please tell me your glasses have red frames — you are so chic, holls!

woo woo glad your plannin’ on getting your yoga on tonight! my mini plan is to watch the bachelorette finale tonight.. but it already looks like i’m going to fail — drat!

let me know how it goes??!

homegirlcaneat July 27, 2009 at 7:09 pm

DUDE! I have been to WF yesterday AND today for lunch! They had this insane sesame tempeh shiz….I don’t even like tempeh! Well, I thought I didn’t. And this peanuty cabbage salad thing and peanut noodles and HAY-ZEUS it was amazing.

Tell Fez, Kelso, and Red I say haaaay.

roseyrebecca July 27, 2009 at 8:03 pm

Whole Foods is a weakness for me too!! I like the Apple Pie Larabars!

Matt July 27, 2009 at 8:35 pm

Good job on the mini-goals. I don’t have any right now, but I will make some :)

caitsplate July 27, 2009 at 9:23 pm

Yay for brown rice sushi! That’s a Cait’s Plate fav :)

Mini goals for this week? RELAX and ENJOY my vacation in Atlanta! :)

Holly July 28, 2009 at 8:37 am

orange frames :)

we need a bach conf call and stat – major dramz last night!

Holly July 28, 2009 at 8:38 am

their brown rice sushi is my fave – i’m obv not a sushi snob, haha!

Holly July 28, 2009 at 8:39 am

sugar is always something i am working on cutting out!

Holly July 28, 2009 at 8:40 am

i am a huge mini-goal/to-do lister – mostly because i would accomplish anything if i didn’t :)

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