Highlights from the Week

October 19, 2012

It has been a good week here at The Runner’s Plate household. I haven’t been able to get much running in with my glute/hip area still bothering me. But my non-running husband made up for it by going for a run today after work. So since I can’t talk about running, here are a few other things I’ve been up to this week.


I made Stacked Roasted Vegetable Enchiladas for dinner Monday night, which are simply amazing. I have made them before, and once again they did not disappoint.

I have been trying to make an actual dinner for Craig and I rather than “fend for yourself” every evening. We even managed to sit down at the table and eat together almost every night this week. (Are you proud, Mom?)


I enjoyed an Active Release Therapy (ART) session to try and alleviate the pain in my right glute that has been bothering me for five weeks now. ART is not really a massage at all. Instead the therapist pushes in the area of the pain and then takes that particular muscle through its range of motion to try and loosen up the muscle fibers.

I was also reminded this week how much I enjoy lifting weights. I made it to the gym four times this week to lift weights and have really enjoyed my time there. I plan to focus on weight lifting and yoga (read: regaining some flexibility) before starting up my next marathon training cycle for Boston.


Craig and I had an impromptu pizza and fro-yo date after work. It was not planned, but sometimes those turn out to be some of my favorite memories. We had fun just hanging out and being silly together. We also had somewhat of an ESP moment that was kind of cute. As we were driving, I told Craig, “sometimes I want to have kids just to see how they are going to turn out.” To which Craig replied, “I had the exact same thought a minute ago.” Awww. . . it was cute.


Thursday morning before work, I met up with a friend for coffee and some time to catch up on life.

I enjoyed lots of beverages: protein spinach smoothie, water, and decaf coffee.

And a delicious blueberry scone that I was too hungry for and forgot to take a picture of first.

The low-light of the day: the heel breaking on a new pair of shoes. Let me tell you, it was quite difficult to walk around the office with a broken heel.


What’s a better highlight on Friday than the simple fact is it Friday!

This was a balloon one of the supervisors received for Boss’ Day on Tuesday. I didn’t notice the misspelled word until later in the week, and I couldn’t help but chuckle when I saw it. Misspelled words and grammar errors stick out like a sore thumb to me.


In other news, I found out last week that I get to run the Boston Marathon with my sister next spring! I am STOKED. After she qualified for Boston at the Twin Cities Marathon 2 weeks ago–the first time she ever ran a marathon! We were discussing what our next marathon together should be. We threw out the idea of running the Fargo Marathon, I suggested Grandma’s, and then, jokingly, I told my sister to check into running Boston with a charity (because I didn’t think there would be any spots still available), so she checked it out and surprisingly there was still spots available. She immediately signed up that afternoon and come to find out registration closed that next day!!



What was the highlight of your week?

    1. My husband traveled to Knoxville this week and I went with him. My highlight was actually getting out of the hotel (where I was working from) the last day and spending the day popping in and out of local places in downtown Knoxville while I worked.

      Also, my husband and I totally have ESP moments too all the time. I think it’s just confirmation that we’re meant for each other or we’re the two weirdest people in the world.

      1. That’s so fun to be able to travel with your husband. ESP moments are pretty cool and exciting. 🙂

    1. i’m kind of having a hard time thinking of a highlight to the week, but last night, we ordered pizza (which we never do) and it was so good! and i also got some good feedback on my thesis from my adviser.

      both my husband & i hate grammar errors like the photo above… our favorite is when couples write their name as “the smith’s” or whatever on a sign up sheet. no, the sign up sheet doesn’t belong to you. 🙂 “the smiths” works just fine. haha

      1. Doing things that you don’t normally do are fun. I like changing things up every once in a while. Oh yeah, that’s another good grammar error. “We” use apostrophes–when we shouldn’t–in a lot of cases: the temperature was in the 60’s (60s).

    1. So awesome that your sister will be running Boston, too! Congratulations to her!

      I hope the ART provides some relief and you’re back to running soon. I’d love to pick your brain about good routes in Anchorage. I’ve been mostly just running in my neighborhood and on the Coastal Trail, and I’d like to branch out before it gets too cold and snowy.

      1. Oh gosh, as far as good routes in Anchorage. . . . .I just mostly run in my neighborhood, so that isn’t anything special. Although, I do like the paved path through Kincaid–which includes part of the Coastal Trail, obviously. I also like running “the South Anchorage loop.” (I gave it this name.) It goes from Costco (on Dimond) south towards Target, then past Klatt Elementary, and curves through the Southport neighborhood, finally ending at the Fred Meyer on Dimond. (I start and end at my house, so I add more to this.) I’ve also run through Turnagain neighborhood, downtown, on Government Hill, along Elmore Road, and at the Campbell Creek Science Center. Hmmm. . . I guess I’ve run in most parts of the city–except Hillside (too hilly for an “everyday” run) and Mountain View (no explanation necessary). Let me know if you need more ideas. 🙂

    1. I’m glad you were cooking and you and Craig could sit down together for some meals!!

      My highlight for the week was getting a purchase agreement signed for the 4 acre building site.

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