Wow- I’m on Carrots N’ Cake!

I just saw that Tina, of Carrots N Cake put my little post up about me running Boston! I am so honored!!! I was headed over to her site to read it (like I do daily) and there I was!!

Thank you so much Tina! I cannot even explain how cool it was to see my running story up there! 🙂

I am actually about to get packing for Boston right now! My leg has been feeling quite a bit better but still some pain. I got all three long runs in and have not been running much since then. I am confident in the mind and the body that I can do this and I really truly am going to give it my all!

I am so blessed to be running this race and running at all. Thank the lord for moving legs and bodies.

I am off to eat more Easter Caaaaandy….. good night! Also, coming tomorrow a race recap and a yummy soup recipe!




The Butcher & The Boar Review

Last night my sister and I checked out one of the newest restaurants in Minneapolis, The Butcher & The Boar. It was so delicious!

I did not snap pics of everything we ate but I will tell you the goods:

We both started out with salads, Megan got the Beet Salad and I got the Gem Leaf. Both were delicious but next time I would go with the beets. I am a beet lover and it was seriously perfect, it was laced with creamy goat cheese, walnuts and a light dressing.

Next we got some apps: The Tequila Salmon and the Lobster Grilled Cheese- yes I am serious.

Sorry for the bad phone pic… that is the salmon dish- I would order this in a heart beat! It was a raw salmon/ Ceviche type dish with fresh tomatoes, cilantro and avocado- I was in heaven.

Then was the Lobster Grilled Cheese…I mean…. look at it.

We cut it up and both took our first bite- wowza, so rich. I honestly enjoyed it but I wish there would have been more lobster. It really just tasted like a good grilled cheese. It was super buttery and cheesy, which I can only handle a little bit of. If you are a grilled cheese fan, you’ll love it but I probably would not need to order it again. Too rich for me, which I do not say often. We both used our forks to dig in and get all the lobster:

Loooooobster and cheeeeese.

Next we ordered the bean Chorizo Sausage and Smothered Greens. I did not snap pics of these but they were both dynamite! The sausage came out looking like scallops. This dish was actually meat free- it was topped with a delish avocado salsa and this chipotle mayo sauce around it. SO GOOD! I would order this again. The greens were collard greens, cabbage and some other veggies topped with a little cream, lemon, bacon and some other flavors, these were perfect as well.

Yes, there were only two of us and we ordered all of that. We like to go big or go home.

The atmosphere was terrific, it is unlike any other spot downtown. I love dark yet cozy restaurants, which The Butcher & The Boar perfected. The staff was great too, not over bearing but very attentive. Our waitress knew everything about the menu and talked us through it as well as answered any questions we had with knowledge and confidence. We did not try dessert but the menu looked good. I will definitely save room next time and get the smores dessert!

I will be back! I recommend it to anyone in or visiting MPLS… and even vegetarians! If you didn’t notice, our meal was totally vegetarian (besides the bacon in the smothered greens). My sister eats meat on occasion and she was not opposed last night but our taste buds led us elsewhere. I will be taking my boyfriend or Dad back and have to try some of the meat dishes.

Check it out for your next night out- you will not be let down!

Now that I just wrote all that my sandwich for lunch is looking a little laaaaaaaame.


Hi friends!!

I have been off the WIAW bandwagon for a while now!

Thanks to Jen for hosting 🙂

I am going to keep it short and sweet today… it was a good day of eats.

For breakfast I enjoyed a lovely yogurt bowl. I combined 2% Fage yogurt (loving the 2% over 0%) combine with strawberries, vanilla Sun Warrior, and raw oats. LOVE this combo.

Lunch was pretty darn simple but OH SO YUM.

Almond butter and pickle sandwich. Whatever, don’t knock it till you try it.

Snackaroo was an apple and this ridiculously yummy nut mix I found at Lunds.

I mean is there ever anything wrong with a PB and chocolate combonation?!

Dinner was some Mahi Mahi grilled and smothered in Sesame and Ginger dressing from TJs and a HUGE side of Kale, broccoli, tomatoes and sweet potatoes  sauteed in canned coconut milk, garlic salt and curry powder… topped with Wassabi Almonds from TJs.

Real good.

Dessert was some of the best cookies I have ever made. I did the exact recipie from How Sweet It is for Puffy PB Cookies. Mine were not puffy but they were unreal, I added sea salt to the top and ate three. They were seriously some of the best I have ever made and stayed gooey and yummy for a week!! (obvi this is last weeks Wednesday eats).


As for running, see below. I was kicking ass and taking names and then I got injured… story of my life.

Life is still good though, right?! Right.

Love ya’s


Boston, Boston…

So Boston is quickly approaching… want an update?

So I have been injured (uuuuuugh) but I got in two 20+ runs and have been taking it easy on the running end since then… I have been getting cardio in via spin, eliptical, yoga and sculpt. (ew eliptical).

Regardless, I am super excited and ready. I know my body can handle it. I have done it before and I will do it again. Only bummer, my training was going SO well and if all went well, would have been on my way to a PR. But I always remind myself that I am 23… there is plenty more time to PR. I am looking forward to a weekend of fun, running, eating good food and spending time with my fellow running sister.


This  is me post 20 miler hehe..It is so unfair how good looking I can be.


Also, I PR’d at my half in Naples… I will post a WAY overdue post on that soon.

Until then, bye bye.