Weekend : April 12th

Our sun-soaked weekend was filled with time spent outdoors (as well as some much needed study time). Here’s some pics and highlights!


Friday evening beer at the Captured By Porches Beer Bus. I love being able to walk to this place and enjoy a drink outside at the patio tables.


And beer just tastes better when served in a mason jar, don’t you think? ;)


Followed by homemade veggie pizza.


This one was topped with shiitake mushrooms, red onions, red bell pepper, sun-dried tomatoes, and fresh mozzarella.

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A 5 mile run at Forest Park.

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I ran the Wildwood Trail which has a fairly steep incline once you get a couple miles in. Whew, I was huffin’ and puffin’, but was rewarded with an easy breezy run back down.

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Portland Farmer’s Market


Our bounty – sunflower sprouts, kale, arugula, sharp cheddar, eggs and hazelnuts.


Lunch salad – spinach, blue cheese, chicken, avocado, dried cherries and a sprinkle of himalayan sea salt.

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Sushi date night.

We tried out Yoko’s sushi in Southeast, and we were served by Yoko herself at the sushi bar. They had an amazing special roll with tuna and tempura asparagus.

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Afterwards, we saw Noah. My opinion – pretty good, but definitely no epic movie like Gladiator or Braveheart, if that’s what you’ve heard.


Sunday morning pancakes.


And a Sunday evening picnic at Mt. Tabor.





Picnic goodies – cheese, grapes, hummus, pita chips, olives, and kombucha.

It was so nice not to be trapped indoors this weekend due to clouds and rain (which I think are returning this week). When does summer start again? :)

Weekly Plan: April 13th


So we just finished watching Game of Thrones, and I won’t provide any spoilers, but OMGOMGOMGOMG.

That is all I will say.

This past week was a great one for exercise. I fit in all my planned workouts, but the yoga I had planned for Sunday. Why is it that I never seem to make time for yoga? I know it’s good for me and all, but when it comes down to it, I really don’t make it a priority. I’m going to put in for the plan on Sunday, and really really really try this time. :)


Even Charlie does his yoga. I’m a slacker.

I really enjoyed the bootcamp class I took this week, and I plan on going again to the Wednesday class. I’m also going to try the Monday one as well. I hear that the instructor really puts you to work.


Monday: Bootcamp Class

Tuesday: Easy Run ~ 4 Miles

Wednesday: Bootcamp Class

Thursday: Run Intervals

Friday: Strength

Saturday: Long Run ~ 6 Miles

Sunday: Yoga


On the plan for this week…

Vegetarian Pho

Salmon with Veggies

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos

Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry

Turkey Burgers with Kale Chips

Hope everyone had a lovely weekend. I’m gearing up for a busy week of school per the usual. Have a good one!

The Top Ten: April 12th


Here’s some favorites from this week! 1. Vitamin D I know I’ve been gushing about the weather this week, but I can’t help it. When you’ve spent months with clouds and rain, the sun and temps in the 60s and 70s is like paradise. 2. Epsom Salt Baths Lately, I’ve been taking epsom salt baths […]

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Weekday Adventures


I’m trying really hard to get motivated to study for my next test on Monday, but this beautiful weather in Portland is making it extremely difficult. Yesterday, I headed out for a run in the sunshine. I did a mile warm up followed by 4 x 400s at the high school track and ended with […]

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Sunshine in Portland

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All smiles over here. We are enjoying unseasonably warm temperatures in the Northwest right now. Yesterday, it was in the 70s! The dogs have been enjoying their long walks in the sunshine. As for me, I wish I could enjoy it a bit more, but I’m quite busy this week with school stuff. We are […]

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Here’s a recap of the weekend. Friday night dinner at Paadee.  Thai iced tea ice cream. It happened. Saturday morning smoothie with almond milk, coconut water, spinach, strawberries, banana, pineapple, hemp seeds, and vanilla brown rice protein powder. My favorite place in Portland. It was rainy, but in true Portland fashion, still packed. Our haul […]

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Weekly Plan: April 6th

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So I thought I’d share my weekly exercise and meal plan in order to keep myself accountable. If it’s written down here, it will happen, right? This last week I managed to get in two runs and one at home yoga session with Danny. Danny has been getting up early before work and doing a […]

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Cookbook Review: The Oh She Glows Cookbook


The past two weeks I have been cooking recipes from The Oh She Glows Cookbook. I have followed Angela’s blog for years and was eagerly anticipating her new cookbook. I think I cooked around 10 recipes from it over the past few weeks, and I’m happy to report that each was wonderful. You can really […]

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Seattle Part Two


Our adventures in Seattle continued Wednesday morning with breakfast in Pike Place Market. We went to The Crumpet Shop which came recommended from friends. I ordered the a simple savory crumpet with green egg (pesto) and tomato. Danny ordered the same with the addition of ham. Crumpets should definitely be offered at more places, don’t you […]

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Seattle Part One


It’s spring break 2014! Danny and I just got back from a wild and crazy spring break trip (not really) to Seattle. We wanted to get away for a few days and a quick jaunt to Seattle seemed like just the trip for a nice relaxing time not too far from Portland. We took the […]

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