Friday, June 4, 2010

Proud...Day 3 & 4


On day 2 I was invited for dinner at a new friends house for the next evening. She was nice enough to ask if there was any foods I didn't like or if I had any food allergies. I responded with a quick text..."no allergies - I love everything." Ok, so this is totally true - well, except for maybe Tripe and penicillin but I just had a feeling that my chances were good that she wasn't serving either of those. 

I'm very polite and would eat just about anything someone served to me. Unfortunately, it took me until the next day to realize that I may have just set myself up for failure. I did something I would normally never do. I called and apologized to her for any inconvenience but that I do have some special needs...I NEED TO EAT HEALTHY FOOD ONLY. Luckily for me, all is well. She's a really natural eater and her menu for the evening was deliciously yummy. It's taken me years to realize what a lot of people already know...SPEAK UP - You're worth it.

Thank you for the dinner Jenn! It was so, so tasty.
I LOVED her salad and thought I'd share...


  • 1 large fennel bulb, halved, cored, and very thinly sliced
  • 3 heads butter or Boston lettuce, torn into pieces
  • 1/4 cup fresh tarragon leaves, torn into pieces
  • 4 scallions, white and green parts, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 7 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • shaved Pecorino Romano (optional)

DAY 4:

So many things to be proud of today. This is my fourth day in a row to go running. They've been short runs...1.4 miles to be exact. Except for my run last night (i can't stand evening runs) - I picked it up to 2 miles - wahoo!! I've read recently that it's best for us ladies 30+ to exercise for atleast 1hr 5 days a week. Well, too bad- both Wendy and I are happy we're getting up and moving our asses! 

Wendy, my roommate, and I have decided to wake up everyday at 6AM for a swift run. We are totes slow runners, but practice makes perfect. It feels so good to get it out of the way so early in the day. I bet you thought I was gonna say something to the effect of "getting fresh air" -though a very good thing...I'm perfectly fine with doing that a little later in the day. Plus, the early wake-up call is a great way to beat the heat. 

My body hated me this morning while stayed contorted in Rollie Pollie mode the whole time. Again though, I did's done. Another day down. I'm treating myself today to a Manicure and Pedicure.

Cheers to DAY 4!


  1. ohhhh coooool. i love to hear that you are still doin it. running everyday is so hard. but i know you, once you start, you can't stop ... oh and btw did you pick me up a pair of those shoes too? theeeanks. xoxox i miss you.

  2. Ok, you are THE BEST! You called her back and SPOKE UP! You said you were thinking of doing did and you are right, you're worth it! You deserve this. Build that habit! Do this! Feel good about YOU! You are gorgeous and you should feel like you are! I love you. xooxoxoxo

  3. You sportin a tank and a Linda Lee shirt? YOu know how she always wore (summer attire) a tank paired with/a long sleeved, sleeves rolled up tho, cotton shirt with collar up? So cute.

  4. you have pretty hands and feet. love the new flavor.