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Shopping, Bonfires and Friends

Yesterday was such a busy but fun day. I started off the afternoon with a little shopping fun with my best friend Lisha, who lives and works in Boston at Brigham & Women’s Hospital.

We met about halfway at the Merrimack Outlets and enjoyed catching up and shopping for cute new outfits. I didn’t end up buying anything, but we both came across this shirt at the Nike Outlet and both fell in love with it. Unfortunately since we both sweat so much when we workout, we prefer buying tanks and not shirts.

After several hours of shopping, we had to say goodbye, but we’re getting together with our other best friend from high school, Jenny and hopefully Jaime (I know you’re reading this so keep part of next weekend open)!

I freshened up when I got home and then headed over to my aunt and uncles for my cousin-in-laws 30th birthday party. My cousin Lindze, asked her husband Mike how he wanted to celebrate, and he said he just wanted all of his friends together for a BBQ and a night of drinking and hanging out. That’s my kind of man, simple and low-key! Lindze, however, always chooses dancing at a club for her birthday. So different but they are so perfect for each other.

Mike’s parents and brother Brian drove 4+ hours from Maine to celebrate with everyone, which was a very nice surprise. There was a lot of junk food, drinking and hours spent around the fire. While I didn’t have a drink besides my go-to water, I did enjoy a cookie and cupcake. I didn’t eat much earlier in the day so I didn’t feel bad about having a sweet or two.

Steph, Lindze’s best friend since high school, convinced my uncle to take a shot with her, while the birthday boy laughed and Janine accidentally photo bombed the picture. Hey, a girl just wanted to shine a little light on the party.

Janine is fun, funny and wild! She’s also a runner and always posts ridiculously delicious looking meals on Instragram (thepurplegirafeej9). It was nice to be able to talk with Janine about running, races and overcoming plateaus. She’s even trying to convince me to run the Renegade Playground next Saturday in lieu of Lindze, who cannot make it. It seems like so much fun but these types of races have always terrified me. I think it’s time to overcome some fears!

This morning I wasn’t feel too hot. Being sick and staying outside from 5 until midnight probably didn’t help, but sleeping in until 10 was much-needed. I ran a difficult 4 miles this morning, with “blow your nose” breaks every once in a while.

I nomed my way through this two-ingredient pancake that Tina from Carrot’s ‘n’ Cake is always blogging about. Holy crap was it amazing! Mash a banana with an egg and cook it like a pancake and you’ve got yourself a healthier version of the pancake. You’re welcome.

I’m about to run a few errands before hitting the gym for a vigorous workout. After that I think I see a couch and chick flicks with my name written all over it. Gotta love rainy, cold Fall days!

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Does Heartbreak Ever Go Away?

I had a great afternoon and evening and then it got awful with the click of a laptop key. I wasn’t even going to do a post, I’m that distraught, but it has to be done. So while this post might read all cheery, at least the beginning, I’m really sitting here with a straight face, a broken heart and nothing in me.

Before I get all wah wah, I should start by mentioning that I had an orgy in my mouth today after my workout. That’s right, remember those pancakes I made last night? Yup, I demolished two of those suckas after my lunchtime workout.

So amazing. SO amazing! After a 2 mile run, 15 minutes on the mystery cardio machine and medicine ball lumberjack chops and squats, these were earned!

After work I went with my best friend Allie and Kris to watch Allie’s 7-year-old cousin Jaime, play in her soccer game. It was chilly out but so much fun spending time with her extended family!

Then after getting home, I was bored and putting off blogging so I went on Facebook and goofed off. I ended up on my ex’s page and lost it. A new chick, mind you she’s not cute at all, posted shirtless pictures of him, followed up with a picture saying they loved each other, back from August. Give the fact that we broke up in July. Ugh. That one hurt. Badly. Deeply. Rob was what I thought my one true love, the man I planned to get a house with this winter and eventually marry. Maybe I’m just hurting because he moved on before I did. All I know right now is devastation. On the positive side of this, I no longer have an appetite which means no midnight snacking for me!

Luckily I have the season premiere of Grey’s Anatomy in 20 minutes. Hopefully Patrick Dempsey can cheer me up a little.

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Paleo Almond Butter Pancakes.. It’s What’s for Dinner

I had my mind-set on dinner all day. Once I know what I want to eat, there’s nothing else I will shove into my mouth. Today, I was dead set on Paleo Almond Butter Pancakes, a recipe that I came across from Julie, aka Peanut Butter Fingers, aka my favorite blogger, aka my life idol.

Almond Butter Pancakes

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Directions:

  • Heat pan to medium heat, spray pan with cooking spray and let heat up
  • Mix all ingredients together and pour the batter into the pan
  • When the bottoms brown, flip to the other side to your perfection
  • Top with anything your little heart desires and eat away

Paleo Almond Butter Pancakes

I doused mine in maple syrup. Now that’s Paleo. Go ahead and judge me. The pancakes were too delicious for me to even care.

My only concern was that the batter wasn’t runny enough. I literally had to work the batter off the spoon. I’m thinking maybe less flour next time or an additional egg white. I love playing around with recipes so once I buy a new jar of almond butter this weekend, that’s the first thing I plan on doing!

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