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Your Questions, Answered

Yessss, it’s finally Friday!  I don’t know about you guys, but this week has seemed to draaaaaaaaag on to me.  I also cannot believe that it is the last weekend in July, my sister goes back to school in 3 weeks and that’s just super depressing.  That also means it’s almost the start of wedding season for me, I have a wedding on August 28, September 3, and September 17 so it will be a very busy end of summer/begging of fall for this girl.

Yesterday after work, I trekked off to the gym to get in a run.  I wanted to do something between four and five miles, so I set the time for 45 minutes and took off.  For some reason this week I have been feeling super tired and had headaches every day so I didn’t know how this run would feel.  Thankfully, it ended up being pretty decent until around mile 4.5 when I started to feel some knee pain so backed it off.

  • Mile 1: 9:13
  • Mile 2: 9:13
  • Mile 3: 9:05
  • Mile 4: 8:57
  • Mile 4- 4.6: 8:34
  • 8:42 pace

I want to get about another six miles in for the week, so I may split that up between today and tomorrow.  I was on my own for dinner, and was craving Chick-fil-A all week so I finally caved and picked some up on the way home from the gym.  Haha really glad I completely cancelled out my run with a spicy chicken sandwich, but sometimes you just have to treat yourself.

So yummy, and now I want another one just from looking at this picture.  Anyway, as promised here are some of the Formspring questions you guys asked and my answers!

Do you think your current boyfriend is the one?
Well, I sure hope so because we have so many of the same friends it could be really awkward to break up ;).  Haha kiiiiidding.  The bf and I have been dating for just about a year, long distance (me in Philly and him in NYC) and are very happy together.  Unfortunately I have had past relationships that were serious, where we threw around the aspect of getting married and then they ended terribly, so I’m trying to avoid rushing into that conversation/situation again.  Also neither the bf or I are anywhere near ready to get married, so sure I think he could be the one, but we’re also not rushing anything and just enjoying the relationship.

Been following your blog for awhile and really enjoy it. You seem like you would be fun to hang out with and appear to be a very positive person. Do you laugh a lot? If so are you ticklish and do you love, like, hate or tolerate being tickled…..have fun
Haha this question made me laugh, I absolutely HATE being tickled.  It almost causes me physical pain, and if the bf even tries it I immediately threaten to kick him in the balls.  I do love laughing though, and I laugh a lot :).

Too hot for anything but A/c. Are you a reader? If so what are your favs, romance, mysteries, spy novels? Have a great weekend…
Love, love, love reading, and I will pretty much read any book you put in front of me.  Whether it’s a cheesey girly book, or Pillars of the Earth, I like them all.  I really enjoy mysteries like John Patterson and Mary Higgens Clark books, but I pretty much love to read anything!

Do you like air conditioning or fans in this heat?
AC, definitely, AC, but I do sleep with a fan blowing on my face at night.

What methods do you use to escape the heat?
Either sit inside in the air conditioning or go lounge at the pool in my neighborhood, both are pretty delightful.

Are you a sports fan? Besides running that is…..
Sure am!  Growing up I did gymnastics, played soccer, and ran track.  When I got to high school I traded in my soccer cleats for a field hockey skirt, and that became my fall sport.  I also am a huge football and baseball fan, and I play in at least one or two fantasy football leagues every year.  Two years ago I even won $1,500!

Do you like living in Philly?
I love the city of Philadelphia, and I wish I actually lived in the heart of it instead of on the outskirts in a suburb.  I do enjoy being so close though, and all that it has to offer.  I’ve definitely become a city girl as I’ve gotten older.

Have your friends ever held you down and pulled off your shoes and socks while fooling around? Or, have you ever done that to someone else? It’s fun if done with the right people. Have a great weekend…..
Haha, I can’t say that I’ve ever done this to anyone or had it happen to me.

Thanks for everyone who submitted questions, they’re really fun to answer!  So ask more!  I hope everyone has a great weekend!

VIP

Happy Saturday everyone!  My sister and I went out for a hot and humid 2.5 mile run this morning.  Already at 9 am it was 82 degrees with 67% humidity.  Yuck.  I’ve decided that do to the warmth and humidity, it was really like 4.5 miles, haha.  Right?

  • 2.45 miles
  • Total time: 23.57
  • 9:47 Avg Pace
  • 273 Calories

After my run and a cold shower I enjoyed this breakfast burrito.  Two whole eggs, spinach, and one slice of American Cheese.

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Perfect refueling food after a hard run.  Last night my sister and I had the privilege of being VIP guests at our local Chick-fil-A.  We both got their new spicy chicken sandwich for free, before it hits the menu on Monday.  Since I love Chick-fil-A and spicy chicken sandwiches, (I used to live on the one from Wendy’s when I was in college) I was very excited about the addition.

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My verdict?  Spicy, but not so hot that it is hard to eat, and delicious!  Although I am very glad that I decided to pay extra for a drink, because I definitely needed it.  I’m a fan.  After my Chick-fil-A dinner, I relaxed on the couch watching hours upon hours of Say Yes to the Dress, and the Flyers pull out a win to tie up the Stanley Cup 2 games to 2!  It started to be a nail biter at the end, but they held on for the win.

Now, I’m about to head out to the mall to meet up with one of my best friends for a day date.  I hope you all have a fantastic Saturday!

Caribbean Jerk

Ahh summer Friday’s in the office, what a treat.  Our office does summer hours (work an extra hour Mon-Thurs and take a half day or half day plus vacation day on Friday’s), so half the people aren’t here and the other half only work a half day.  Unless of course you are me and have the distinct treat of not being able to participate in summer hours because you’re not a permanent employee, no matter that I’ve worked here for 2.5 years.  Not that I’m bitter or anything.  Anyway moving on.

Last night I did the Brooklyn Decker workout video on exercise TV again, and I’m really liking it.  I wore my Garmin so that I could try to gauge my heart rate and calories burned, the calorie counter didn’t work but my heart rate ranged from about 138-156 for the 30 minute workout so I’m guess anywhere from 220-270ish calories.

After my workout, I moved on to preparing dinner.  I had chicken marinading in my new favorite, Lawrys Caribbean Jerk and chopped up some peppers and onions to also marinade.  Then it was onto the grill for kabobs.

With some Annie’s Organic Whole Wheat White Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese on the side.  Seriously this marinade is to die for.  As my sister put it, “I want to swim in this marinade.”  I’ve made chicken kabobs twice so far this summer and am already through a whole bottle.  Ya out there Lawrys?!?! Send me some coupons or some free Caribbean Jerk marinade, pleeeeasse.

Dessert was a glass (or three) of red wine and a chocolate covered strawberry, all while enjoying 3 hours of Grey’s Anatomy on Lifetime and then too many hours of the Real Housewives of NYC.  I think I need a TV intervention.

Today after work, my sister and I have “reservations’ at Chick-Fil-A to try their new spicy chicken sandwich for free.  Not going to lie, I’m pretty excited about this.  You can go to their website and search for a location near you, and make a reservation anytime between now and June 5.  The sandwich will be added to the menu on Monday.  I’ll be sure to let you all know how it is, haha.

Tomorrow I have a date with my BFF and old college roomie who I haven’t seen since Christmas of 2008!  So sad, we used to share a house and a wall and now we never see each other :(.  We’re going to get our nails did, have lunch, and do some shopping at King of Prussia Mall.  I am beyond excited.  Jilly I’m pretty much treating this like a date and plan on getting all dolled up for you ;).

That’s about it as far as plans for the weekend go, what are you all up to this weekend?  Have a great Friday!