Sunday, September 6, 2009

Practice Run, Froyo, Mellow Mushroom

How is your long weekend going so far? Mine has been lovely! Josh and I went into Charleston yesterday and walked around. We made a stop at Fresh Berry for my "birthday cake"- delicious froyo and fruit:


Amazing! When we got home, we took the Frankster for a walk (lots of walking yesterday!!) and then headed out to dinner with a friend. We went to Mellow Mushroom and Josh was thrilled to see that they had added prosciutto to their menu!!


Josh and our friend ordered the garlic Parmesan pretzels to start. I nabbed a piece- they are as good as they look:

I got a salad (I was still pretty full from our froyo ;)) of romaine, green peppers, onions, cucumber, tomato, avocado and a side of herb vinaigrette.


Josh got a pizza with artichokes and prosciutto:


We came home and I hit the hay early. I woke up at 6:45 ready to do my practice run for a bridge race I am hoping to run in October. Here is the view as I drove to the starting line:


I was nervous to run the bridge as I've been training mostly on flat ground. However, I completed the 10k run and was happy with my stats:


And was a nice sweaty mess after:


Today I am hoping to go to the beach and maybe pick up some new running sneakers! What is your favorite sneaker brand/model?
Goal Check-in for the Weekend:
Spend at least 8 hours outside - 5 hours down already!!
Smile more - :)
Complete a test run for an upcoming race I am hoping to complete- Done!
Eat Fresh Berry - Done!
Spend lots of time with Josh and Frank - Have been doing lots of this and am hoping for even more!

How are you doing with your weekend goals??

45 comments:

Jenna said...

Hey dear! Ummm... wow, those garlic parm pretzels look out of this world. So doughy, I think I could down two of those babies!

I love your weekend goal check list. I'm glad you are checking things off!

My goal is to have fun with my family while I am in TX, and that goal is being accomplished :)

Have a lovely Sunday!

VeggieGirl said...

Love your colorful "birthday cake" ;)

Good luck with the upcoming race!!

Favorite sneaker brand = I'm loyal to Nike!!

Stephanie said...

That fro yo looks so yummy!! It's 10am and you got me craving some already haha. Dinner looked nice, glad you had fun! My goals this weekend were to do some shopping, yoga, cleaning, cooking and I'm coming along well with all (too much with the shopping ;) )!

Angharad said...

Yay for completing your practice run - that's gotta feel really good! As does eating that froyo which looks delicious! Nice work on your goal list. I didn't make any kind of goals for the weekend except to relax and enjoy - it's working out so far!!
Oh! Favorite running shoe? I'm rocking Brooks and I love em.

CaSaundraLeigh said...

Thanks for the weekend well wishes!! I hope you enjoy your weekend as well! My mom and I were just looking at some of your Frank pics!! She misses our bully and we've only been away a day!!

btw..how far do you live from Charleston South Carolina?!

K from ksgoodeats said...

First of all, that Fro looks incredible! Love the toppings you picked as well :)

Way to go with the run!! That's awesome! You're checking off your goal list left and right - hooray!! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

yummy "birthday cake" :)

favorite sneaker brand= NIKE (can't think of any other brand)

enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Lizzy said...

those pretzs looks amazing!

your weekend is lookin stellar so far!!!! enjoy love!

Janetha said...

hello pretzels, feel free to hop in my mouth. nice job on the 10k run!! great time!

Amari said...

We have a place similar to Fresh Berry in Chicago called Berry Chill, it's my favorite place for a sweet treat! My old running shoes were Asics, but I wasn't totally in love with them. So when I went shopping for a new pair, I bought New Balance. So far I'm really liking them but wish they had a little more cushion on the bottoms for when I run long distances!

Allie (Live Laugh Eat) said...

I love Asics! I use to have Gel-Nimbuses but then switched to Gel-Kayanos because I needed more arch support and I got a GREAT deal on them.

Pam said...

LOVE the looks of Fresh Berry...refreshing and the other food...wowser!

Congrats. on your run....I knew you could do it!

Have fun and I love the smile part!

Holly said...

Mmmm - pretzels always look so good! As does froyo. :-)

I love your goals!! That is a great idea. Especially spending more time outside...that is something a lot of us push to the backburner, but it's so important!

Congrats on your run, too! You are totally gonna rock on your race!

Aggie said...

I have got to try Mellow Mushroom!! Good job on your run! I just got a pair of Brooks and really like them! I went to a running store and they really took the time to fit me, I'm glad I did it. Before these, I had a pair of Sauconys that I loved.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend! We just got back from a week in Marco Island so I am still catching up!!

Krista said...

Great run! And the fro-yo looks better than any piece of b-day cake!

Nicci@NiftyEats said...

Great run Erica, test run is a good idea before a race. I think I'd pick fro-yo over b-day cake any day. I'm happy to say I made ''list of things to do'' and got it all done!

Brooke said...

I miss Mellow Mushroom!! I always went to it in Tennessee when I went to boarding school there and I would always get one of their delicious huge salads and pizza!!

YAY for froyo...I miss it sooooo much being in college !!

lizzy said...

Sounds like your having a GREAT weekend! the fresh fruit on your FRO-YO looks sooo bright and delicious, yummm! I love how this was put on your To-Do list for the week, it's definitely something to look forward to!!

Maria said...

Glad you are having a nice weekend! We are too! We are in IL on vacation. I finally got to meet my little niece, she is a doll! We did yoga today and went on a walk-it's been nice to relax. We are here until Tuesday. I love fro yo too! My favorite treat!

For running I like Mizzuno or Saucony. I recommend going to a store that watches you run and can fit your shoe perfectly. The right shoes are SO important!

veron said...

Garlic parm...sounds heavenly. Great weekend you are having!

Leianna said...

Froyo is the best "birthday" cake!
Congrats on the run and good job on the weekend goals!

Deva (Voracious Vorilee) said...

My favorite running shoes are New Balance. Just the right amount of motion control and cusioning for my feet!

Anne said...

Wow, that froyo looks gorgeous! I'm glad the run went well, and I'm sure you'll rock that race :) My favorite running shoes are sauconys. I have a flat foot, and need some motion control. I also wear orthotics, too. My feet are jacked up, haha!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend :)

Michelle @ Find Your Balance said...

Smile more? that's funny because here on your site you are always all smiles!! :-)

This weekend, well...the goal is to spend a lot of time with friends and enjoy the gorgeous weather. Check!

Paige@ Running Around Normal said...

What a fun day! Your froyo looks freakin' awesome as always!

I love that one of your goals is to smile more :D

Caroline said...

LOVE Mellow Mushroom! Their crust is so doughy and addictive!

blueberrymuffins said...

YUMMM! Those pretzles look delish!
p.s hi, i am new to your bloggy :)

blueberrymuffins said...

YUMMM! Those pretzles look delish!
p.s hi, i am new to your bloggy :)

wholebodylove said...

I have accomplished all of my goals! I checked off my last two today: I bought the baby gift and went grocery shopping. Why do I love grocery shopping so much? Mallard watched Snuffy and as much as I enjoy our "girl time", it was so nice to be able to be alone with my thoughts, my list and my love (Whole Foods). :)

insideiamdancing said...

Glad you are enjoying your weekend! GREAT run :) Your fro-yo looks fab...as do those pretzels!

I just set some goals for the week!

Have a great Monday, Erica!

Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point said...

i love your goal to spend 8 hours outside :)

i wear brooks summons - great shoes!

teresa said...

all the food looks so good, especially your cake! great job on the run, i'm glad you're having a good weekend!

bhealthier said...

CONGRATS on the bridge run!! your race will be awesome, I can just tell!

Congrats on keeping up with your goals as well! that is so inspiring.

Hooray for birthday gifts! I am pretty sure I already wished you a happy birthday but HAPPY BIRTHDAY again!

Love all the presents- I have that Polar HRM too!

I used to have NB as a fav but I decided to switch up, trying Nike (loved), Asics, and now just bought Saucony!

Kristen @ Simply Savor said...

congrats on completing the 10k practice bridge run!

love the idea of froyo for birthday cake! i may have to try this too (i'm not a big cake fan)

hope you're enjoying the rest of your labor day weekend and spending time outdoors!

Priyanka said...

The pretzels looks amazing!!!!!!!

Great run stats girl!!!!

Ada said...

Good job on your 10k!!!! Those pretzels look absolutely delicious, I am totally pretzel lover:) Fro-yo is definitely the best form of birthday cake, glad you enjoyed it!!!

Holly said...

that froyo looks sooooooo good! yay for race training - you are going to kick it's butt!

i want those pretzels. now.

Yum Yucky said...

Kiwi! Kiwi! It's been awhile, but then I saw those pretzels and forgot about the kiwi.

And look at YOU, Miss Cutesy.

RunToFinish said...

I tried a new froyo place in boston and it was so not as good as yours...I've been to a few now and think it's probably a good thing there isn't one near my house!!

right now I am really in love with my mizunos

Britt said...

Great progress with achieving your goals!!

I am very happy I got my 18 mile run in yesterday and today we go the basement/laundry room sanded and primed. Tomorrow after work I'll paint. :)

Enjoy the rest of the day!!

Tracy said...

Your "smile more" made me smile! I LOVE Aasics...I've been through at least 3 of the same "model #" in the past year in a half. You can get them on Zappos for cheap too!

Lauren said...

Celebrating your birthday with fro-yo is an excellent idea. I pretty much celebrate every Friday night with FroYo but any reason is a reason for me. :)

Great job on the run. I'm sure you felt amazing afterwards.

Also, wonderful job on getting your goals accomplished this weekend. Way to be true to yourself!

Hope you had a wonderful weekend darlin'.

The Gourmet On A Diet said...

Holy fro-yo. I'm about to dig into some Stone Ridge peach — first time. I hope it's good! Very low in fat.

lesley living life said...

That's an amazing looking birthday "cake"! : )

Hope you found yourself some good new running shoes!

lilveggiepatch said...

Great job on your run! I'm writing my list of goals right now...