This & That

November 5, 2011

Happy Saturday!

I hope everyone’s weekend is going well and you are soaking up every minute of it! πŸ™‚

I need to do some catching up, so let’s back up to Thursday (Craig’s birthday).

For Craig’s birthday, we went to the Glacier Brewhouse in downtown Anchorage for dinner.

I completely forgot to bring my camera, so I didn’t get a single picture. πŸ™

We had very delicious food at The Brewhouse (as usual), and enjoyed the time together just to sit and talk.


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As I mentioned in a previous post, I gave Craig a present each night of his birthday-week.

Monday night I gave him a pair of black dress pants. (He isn’t very good about buying new clothes for himself, so I always like to help him out. πŸ˜‰ )

I also gave him a bar of soap from Denali Dreams Soap Company—a local company.

Alaska Fisherman Soap


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The soap has coffee grounds in it!

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Tuesday he received Aveda’s Dry Remedy shampoo and conditioner for his very dry hair. (He loves the smell of it!)


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I was really excited for Wednesday night’s gift: an NPR t-shirt that says “Get Smarter.” Craig loves listening to NPR, so I could resist buying this when I saw it at the Gap the other day.


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And Thursday was the big finale with a iPod docking unit that he has been wanting for a very long time. Now we just need to find our iPod. (sigh)


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Friday morning I slept in until 6 a.m. (I have not been sleeping well this week and have not been going to bed early enough.)

I still had time to squeeze in 5 miles before work.


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Usually I vary my breakfasts every morning based on what I’m craving, but I had the same breakfast every single day this week.

Vanilla Protein Smoothie + English muffins with peanut butter


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In my protein smoothie I mixed: Almond Breeze Almond Milk + one frozen banana + 3 scoops of vanilla-flavored protein powder + 3 ice cubes

It was so good!


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This morning (Saturday), I did a long run and ran 17 miles.

Why? I don’t know. (Since I’m not training for anything.)

How? I don’t know.

It was 23* outside and the streets and sidewalks were definitely covered in snow. πŸ™

My goal was to run 17 miles, but I didn’t think it would actually happen, so I figured I’d just run 13 miles.

I did an out-and-back route, but when I got to my turn-around, I had already done 7 miles, so I figured I’d tack on another mile and run a total of 15 miles. Then I thought, “what’s 2 more miles,” which is how I ended up at 17 miles.

And that, my friends, is a sign I’ve gone crazy.


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7 Comments
    1. awesome job on your 17 miles! thats great that you convinced yourself to do it! I hope you start sleeping better and have a great weekend

    1. Sometimes you just wanna keep running. I wish I had an area to do something like that. 17 miles would put me way into the city, hah!

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