Oh Earl

January 22, 2013



Because baseball season can’t come soon enough.


warning:¬† some foul language involved, its Earl Weaver, whatya expect ūüėČ



Good moods all around!

October 12, 2012

Warning: I am in a ridiculously awesome mood.¬† From a good workout last night, ruining dinner, then saving dinner by improvising (SUCH a great feeling), the O’s coming through and making this a 5 game series against the Yankees (lets go Os!) all the way through to this morning, an early morning feel good workout (Bodypump!), a bright and chipper outfit and a cup of decaf sitting in front of me.¬†Oh.¬† And its FRIDAY.¬† No big.

That’s a lot of chipper so lets take it a few at a time shall we?

Last night:

Since I’m not actively training for a race (does the Color run count?), I’m trying to focus on workouts that I want to do rather than the workouts on my training schedule (such freedom!).¬† It took a few weeks to break out of the routine and the mental bashing if I didn’t get in a sweaty hard and fast run 3X a week, but now I’m in a much better place when it comes to workouts and I’m looking forward to them again.¬† Earlier this week I hopped on the treadmill for a hilly 30′ walk and hit up my yoga class on Wednesday night.¬†Yesterday, coming home from work I wanted a workout, but my knee has been a little sore lately, so I started off with 20 minutes of hills and resistance on the bike before switching over to the treadmill for 10 minutes of incline walking, 5 minutes of running and¬†a 5 minute cool down.¬† Was it a full 40 minutes of solid running? Nope.¬† Did I feel great at the end? Yup.

So.¬† Lets talk what else happened last night.¬† Dinner happened.¬† My original plan was to make some stuffed poblano peppers.¬† In theory it worked, but I left them sit in the oven a little too long (oops) and since my husband had a rough day at work, I opted to admit defeat on this one and offer to run out and pick him up a frozen pizza.¬† The tough thing about eating Vegan is that you’re a little limited on frozen pizza options at the smaller grocery shops.¬† Womp Womp.¬† So instead of grabbing a frozen vegan burrito loaded with salt, I opted for an improvisation of my semi-failed dinner.¬† What I ended up with was a delicious version of a personal pizza (vegan) and used up some of dinner (the rest for lunch today!).¬† Not only did I have a meal that even B said looked pretty good, I felt pretty awesome about not wasting food.

Has anyone seen or tried the foldit¬†breads from Flatouts?¬† I grabbed the¬†5 grain flax variety which are 99 calories, deliciously soft and vegan! Perfect for sandwiches¬†or you know…failed dinner fixes.¬†¬†I just spread some tomato paste on one, chopped up one of the stuffed poblanos and threw it on top.¬† Into the oven to crisp up (which it did perfectly, I might add) and boom!¬† DIY impromptu vegan pizza.¬†

I finished off the night with one of these puppies.   I can and have made my own, but these are like a slightly richer version of a reeses.  And sometimes convenience just wins out.  So good. 

This morning:

I had my usual 5:45 Bodypump + CRX workout class.¬† It wasn’t as crowded as usual this morning, which made it nice for some more interaction with the other girls.¬†

Afterwards I felt so great that I thought about it long and hard and opted to indulge in a cup of decaf coffee for the morning. 

You may think this is no big deal, but here’s the thing.¬† Since last Tuesday, I’ve been trying to filter out the coffee and caffeine consumption, trying to learn to make the distinction between wanting the coffee and being addicted to caffeine.¬† Surprisingly ( to me) the detox hasn’t actually been that difficult.¬† I went for green tea last Tuesday and switched to herbal teas for the rest of the week.¬† I haven’t really missed the coffee OR caffeine (and mint tea is so envigorating anyhow!).¬† I indulged in a small cup on the weekend and it definitely made me a bit more jittery than usual.¬† So this morning, after not craving coffee at all, the weather was crisp, I was in a great mood and just felt the need for something alittle richer and cozier.¬† But I wasn’t tired, I was wide awake and I in no way wanted the caffeine.¬† So with all of that in mind, I felt great in indulging in a steamy cup of decaf (who AM I?!) with some creamy hemp milk.¬† Its the perfect way to jump start my weekend!¬† Well, that and a bright pink scarf

bright colors make me smile!

and this adorable face:

Seriously.  Kills me every time. 

Speaking of weekends, I’ve got a semi-busy one planned with an evening of kitchen goodies, baseball games and a¬†day trip up to Lancaster on the books.¬† How about you??¬† Anyone else trying to cut back the caffeine and coffee?


My Sunday was Awesome

October 8, 2012

This weekend I had the incredibly awesome chance to experience an Orioles post-season playoff game against the Yankees.¬†Needless to say, with 4 hours of sleep last night (we didn’t get to sleep until 2 am!), I opted for no body pump this morning and I’m super glad I thought enough ahead to pack a nourishing lunch before we left for the game.¬†¬† It was definitely chilly and damp, so I’ll need all the help I can get to keep from getting sick, but it was so worth it.

Even though the loss was a bummer, it takes nothing away from getting to experience a stadium FULL of chants and orange towels.


BUCKle up!

Despite the 3 hour rain delay and a very cold night, we were all smiles. Especially when they rolled the tarp OFF the field. 

So a big HUGE thank you to the Orioles for an amazing night, win or lose, rain or no rain, (sleep or no sleep, ahem) we had a freakin blast. 




Play ball!1

October 5, 2012

Night one of the playoffs!


It’s been a productive week at work, so I’ll leave you with happy Friday friends!



Another busy, but good week at work calls for another great ending. Let’s go O’s!