Sunday, April 20, 2014

What's for Dinner? Week of 4/20

OMG! I can't even tell you how great I feel after yesterday's half marathon. I'll do a full review of the race tomorrow, but let me just say, that I'm feeling so energized after the race. I can't wait for the next one! Lots of times after a race, I have to kind of force myself to get back out there.

Not this time!

Which is awesome news, since I have Ragnar Zion coming up this weekend. :)

I took it pretty easy last week. I think it was what my body needed.
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Friday, April 18, 2014

5 Ways to Prepare for Race Day

Tomorrow is the much anticipated Mustang 50th Half Marathon. I'm super excited to be able to participate in this ONE TIME ONLY event! You may remember that I signed up for this way back in November at the Rock n Roll Las Vegas Expo. It's part of a celebration commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Ford Mustang, one of America's greatest cars. It's seems kind of monumental but not really.

Training-wise, I'm feeling pretty decent about the race tomorrow.

But there is still plenty I need to do today to prepare for a great race tomorrow.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

It's National High Five Day!

Did you know that TODAY is National High Five Day? Yep. The 3rd Thursday of April, since 2002.

Image taken from their FB page. You can also follow them on Twitter.

So, let's raise our hands today and give everyone we know (and strangers, too) a big ole HIGH FIVE!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

4 Tips to Relieve Stress

Did you know that April is National Stress Awareness month? And tomorrow, 4/16, is National Stress Awareness Day? Well, it's true. Apparently, since 1992. :)

Let's face it. We all have stress in our lives.  Kids, work, school, finances are just a few of the common things that may spike our stress levels.

Since we can't really avoid it, here are a few ways I like to de-stress just a bit.

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

What's for Dinner? Week of 4/13

Remember how I met my 100 miles goal is March? And then 2 days later I got a 5k PR? Well, somehow accomplishing those two things kind of drained my running mojo.

Does this ever happen to anyone else?

So, let's just say this past week wasn't exactly up to par.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Fitness Friday 4/11 - Race Updates

HAPPY FRIDAY!! Anyone else ready for the weekend?

It's going to be a great one! I'm hoping to get in a couple runs tomorrow, and then Jeff and I are volunteering at GREENFest. We'll be working in the Green Vehicle area from 10-2, so if you're around, come and say hello.

And then, I may join  a few girlfriends for a  GNO. :)

Definitely a fun and exciting weekend ahead.

Here are a few other things that are exciting me this morning...

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Around Vegas...

April is off to a great start! No waiting until the last day to check off some of our 2014 goals. :)

On April 1st, we attended our neighbor's wedding. It was a fun little wedding at The Aria. That, in itself, could probably count as something New in 2014 (our first Vegas wedding), but after the wedding, we went to Kaya Sushi to check off our 2nd New Restaurant instead.

If you like all-you-can-eat sushi, this is the place for you!

Of course, if you know Jeff and me at all, you know we don't like fish or seafood, so sushi isn't exactly on the top of our list.

Instead, we ordered a few non-sushi items, like lettuce wraps.

Sushi Kaya Vegas

Which still had fish or something in them, but I mustered my way through.

We also had a beef bowl (Jeff), teriyaki chicken (me) and bacon wrapped asparagus (Jeff). The food was pretty good (for us non-seafood/fish lovers).

I can't forget to mention the Strawberry Soju. I'm still not sure what it was - other than delicious!

Sushi Kaya Vegas

We were in our own private room for the wedding party, but I got to check out the rest of the restaurant when I went to the bathroom. It was super cute and cozy looking! Almost made me wish I loved sushi because the restaurant just had a feel to it that made me want to come back again and again.

On April 4th, we headed to Ageless Ascension Day Spa. We'd bought a Groupon back in January, and thought this would be the perfect time to redeem.

Now, we've definitely had massages before, but this was our first time ever getting a couples massage.

Unfortunately, we were quite disappointed. Boooo.

We arrived 15+ minutes early for our appointment, and then had to wait for 30+ minutes after our appt time for anyone to come and get us. They did put us in a little waiting area, and that would have been fine for 10-15 minutes. But after 45+ minutes it was just annoying and kind of soured us to the whole experience.

The room was set-up nicely, and the massage therapists were nice enough, but the massages weren't nearly as good as we'd had in the past. :(

I guess not everything we try in 2014 will be winners.

We might try another couples massage, but we'd definitely want to check out a different spa.

Do you like sushi?
Ever had a couples massage?