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Friday “date night” :)

Posted Feb 20 2010 8:02am

Hello lovlies!  Sorry about the delay of the bloggy, but last night we dropped the kids off at the gym for “date night” (it’s 3 hours…rolled into my membership and cheap) and went out to dinner.  We hadn’t done that in a loooong time, so it was a wonderful treat.

I started my morning with Bob Marley Oatmeal because I knew I was in for a run, no matter how long.

Bob Marley Oats

Jillian Micheal’s vanilla protein powder, fresh pineapple, raw cashews, coconut and maple syrup.

So let’s get down to it and talk about the run.

I have issues sometimes going in to my gym to workout, because I have a lot of friends there.  And I start to chit-chat.  I was late as it was, and I had to bring Sophia with me, so I only had a certain length of time to finish 7 miles.  Well, suffice it to say, I only ran 4.5.  Approximately 20 minutes was spent chit-chatting.

Something this run did make me realize, though, is that I have not properly trained to run a half marathon at this point. There is less than a month of training left.  So, unfortunately, I am going to pass on the ING on the 21st of March and aim for a different one down the road.  This was a hard decision, but I think in the end it will be better.  As soon as I find a new one, I will let y’all know what the new date is!

OK, enough running talk.  When I got home from my run it was late and I knew we were going to date night, so I didn’t want to eat a heavy lunch and decided on my current staple:

Wheat Berry Salad

I love wheat berry salad, as I’ve said before, so I won’t bore you with any more salad talk. ;)

Let’s get down to it with dinner.  We ate at a fantastic Italian restaurant by our house.   They brought out buttery garlic rolls:

Then salads (I had my dressing on the side…it was the House dressing, a balsamic vinaigrette):

Salad.

Sorry about the lighting…but I had to take the pictures with my phone, and it was dark in the restaurant!

Then for my main dish:

Lasagna!

I tried to eat only half:

But who was I kidding? I ate the rest when I got home! :)

I would like to point out, that all the things that I ate were freshly made.  I doubt any of it had preservatives or the like.  So even though none of my selections were not low-fat, that does not mean that they weren’t clean!

I did have some dessert, and dessert is not normally a clean food, on account of the sugar.  I could not pass up some tiramisu and cappuccino, which I did not eat all of (I promise)!

Oh, it was heavenly.  And I still have half  the slice in my fridge! :D

There was some wine...

Who can eat Italian food without having a nice cabernet to go along with the meal?  Unheard of, LOL!

I am going to let you go now, as I want to go out and run a couple of miles for fun.  I think I was putting too much pressure on myself to increase mileage, and I started losing my zest for running.  I got it back today though, on account that there is no more pressure for the time being! ;)

Have a fantastic Saturday!  It’s supposed to be 60 degrees here in the ATL today…can’t wait to get outside!

Jessica xoxo

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