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It’s already Sunday?

9 Jul

Did this weekend (and entire week) fly by for anyone else?  With the holiday on Wednesday, it felt like we got two weekends this week.  I’ll take that!

Apparently, I’m not great at this whole blogging thing yet as it has been several days since my first ever post.  Let’s do a quick recap:

The 4th of July was spent hiking with my boyfriend Dan in Stonybrook State Park.

The gorge path in the park was really crowded.  Everyone wanted to be in the water on such a hot day!  When we ventured into the wooded trails though, there was almost no one around.  It was nice and quiet and we got in a great 5 mile hike.

On Thursday, I went golfing for the first time in almost a decade.  As a birthday gift to my grandpa, I promised him 9 holes of golf this summer followed by a lunch date.  Surprisingly, I wasn’t nearly as terrible as I expected and was able to shoot a 53!  Not the next Tiger Woods, but it could have been way worse.

Obligatory golf outfit mirror shot.

Later that day, this happened:

Oatmeal peanut butter cookie baking success!  I used Julie’s recipe and the cookies came out amazing.


On Fridays I usually don’t have much of a schedule.  With nothing to rush out the door for, I figured it would be a perfect opportunity to make pancakes.  I usually revert to an easy, microwaved oatmeal beast or some scrambled eggs for breakfast, but I’ve been wanting to try out the protein pancakes I’ve seen floating around the blog world.  I used the Fitnessista’s perfect protein pancake recipe.

They were SO good.  Usually pancakes leave me feeling guilty and still hungry, but these were awesome.  So easy to make, great nutrition stats, and tasted delicious.  Make them ASAP!

Friday afternoon consisted of a gym sesh and my first attempt at baking bread.  My mom helped me (she’s unbelievable in the kitchen), so I don’t have an exact recipe, but it was a cinnamon walnut whole wheat dream.

While the bread baked, I headed to the gym and did Fitnessista’s Summer Shape Up Week 4 Workout followed by 15 minutes of treadmill HIIT.  A minute of burpees followed by the walking plank, push up, plank jack combo is no joke.  It was definitely a circuit that challenged me.  I was so sore the next day!

So true. Hate ’em.

This weekend was very relaxing and had the perfect combination of doing a lot of fun things AND doing a whole lot of nothing. The highlight of the weekend was trying a Belgium beer bar called “Victoire.”  It’s only been open for two weeks and I highly recommend it if you are in the Rochester area this summer!

Okay, time to wrap this up.  Lesson learned not to let five days pass before the next blog post!

Hope you had a great weekend!