July 6, 2015

Fourth of July Weekend Recap

Good morning! I hope everyone had a nice and relaxing weekend and heading back to work this morning wasn’t too horrible for anyone. Scott and I decided to stay around Madison for the majority of the weekend since we will be busy every single weekend through the month of August starting this week. For not having too many plans, we sure had a great time!


Scott and I both had off, so we joined a group of our friends at our CrossFit box for a partner WOD that looked like this:

2 rounds for time:

  • 50 calorie row
  • 40 KTE (knees to elbows)
  • 30 power snatches
  • 20 pull-ups
  • 4 rope climbs

You could split up the reps however you wanted and my partner and I ended up coming in at just over 20 minutes. I love partner workouts!

The rest of the day was spent doing some housework, grabbing lunch at Waypoint Public House and taking Maddie to a nearby park to release some energy!


 That night we met up with some friends downtown at the Wisconsin Union  on the water to listen to some live music and enjoy some beers. A couple of different bands performed throughout the night including a 10 person reggae band that got the crowd on their feet and dancing up a storm.



Our Fourth of July didn’t start off too exciting with a trip to the appliance store to scope out a new kitchen fridge, stove and dishwasher. We are in the process of updating our kitchen and they had some great holiday sales going on so we decided to check it out. We lasted about 30 minutes before we came to our senses and realized we were the only people in the country in an appliance store on an 80 degree and sunny day on the Fourth of July…

We ran home, changed into our swimsuits and headed to our gym’s pool to spend the afternoon soaking up the rays and hanging out with a few of our friends. Much better atmosphere than the appliance store if you ask me 😉


That evening we stopped at our neighbors for homemade grilled pizza and enjoyed some fireworks before calling it an early night just after 10pm.


The next morning we had our 11 mile training run planned for the Twin Cities Marathon. For the most part it went well, but the temps were rising pretty quickly by the end of the run and the last few miles were a struggle, but we finished!

After a quick shower, we packed our bags and headed to my moms for a little pool day with the fam!


 And some friends of course. Ashley, along with some of my brother’s friends, stopped over and we spent hours lounging poolside. It was the perfect way to end the weekend!


 How was your weekend? Favorite thing you did? 

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July 3, 2015

4th of July Recipes

Happy 4th of July Weekend! Just stopping in to share some fun 4th of July recipes with you all. This is actually a repost, but I promise the recipes still taste just as good as they did a year ago 😉


Southwestern Black Bean SaladSkinnytaste

Skinny Poolside Dip: Buns In My Oven

Shaker Coleslaw: Fruit ‘n’ Fitness

Edamame Guacamole: Carrots ‘n’ Cake

Crusty Parmesan Herb Zucchini Bites: Nutritionella

Watermelon and Feta Cheese Salad: Elra’s Cooking

Grilled Corn with Bacon Butter and Cotija Cheese: How Sweet Eats

Chipotle Quinoa Burgers: Three Many Cooks

Maple Bacon Beer BurgersIowa Girl Eats

Cilantro Lime Shrimp Kebabs: Skinnytaste

Pesto and Goat Cheese Grilled Pizza: Eat Live Run

Peanut Butter Cookie Dip: Shugary Sweets

S’mores Cookies: The Girl Who Ate Everything

Nut Butter + Chocolate Icecream Cake: Olives ‘n’ Wine

Skinny Pina Colada: Carrots ‘n’ Cake

Strawberry Mojito: Iowa Girl Eats

What are you up to this weekend? Scott and I are sticking around Madison until Sunday then heading to my moms for some pool time! 

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