Monday, March 31, 2014

A Week in Highlights and the BEST Brownie

Happy Monday friends!

I have to admit that I am feeling particularly happy this Monday – I finally feel like I’ve got my head above water at work, and things are slowing down a bit personally too.

Last week sort of got away from me, so instead of going day by day, I thought I would just hit the highlights for you guys!

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I treated myself on Thursday night. Pookey’s Sweet Life does it again! The BEST brownies ever: Gluten Free Double Chocolate Brownie Mix

Crispy on the outside, warm and gooey on the inside – Plus they are CRAZY easy to make! Just oil (I used coconut) and two eggs. Boom! In fact, two of my gluten eating friends thought they were delicious too – the true test of a gluten free dessert!

I started Friday morning with an early Pure Barre class, and then rushed to work to meet up with Google.

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We had the Google 360 Team come out to do a virtual tour – I can’t wait to share the inside of our store with you guys soon!

Saturday morning started even earlier than Friday, but I actually woke up 30 minutes before my 6am alarm. It was race day!

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In fact, the FIRST race of my season!

To help raise money for our Fair Trade artisans, the non-profit I work for signed up to do a 5K/10K race. I was so excited to run for something I’m passionate about, but I was nervous about running with my knee.

Ice, Ibuprofen, and Foam rolling helped for sure – the race course was a bit hilly, AND it was raining the entire time, BUT I was still super STOKED with my time.

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Especially since it turned out that the race course was actually a bit over a 5K. My actual end time for the 5K was 29:02! I think this is a great starting point for this year, and I’m hoping that I will be able to actually ramp up my training soon. Fingers crossed PT works.

Our Board President Bruce ran the 10k in 54 minutes! In fact, the whole One World Market team was pretty impressive!

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We all ranked in the Top 15 for our Age Groups!

After the race I was ready for breakfast

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at my local favorite, Daisy Cakes! I had been looking forward to this treat ALL WEEK!

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I started with an AMAZING Vanilla Latte complete with a gluten free cookie on the side. But the real star of the show:

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An EPIC gluten free breakfast sandwich. Gluten Free bread РTwo Sunny Side Up Eggs РCheddar РSaut̩ed Arugula. DELICIOUS!

I really wish you guys lived in Durham and we could all eat at Daisy Cakes together – it’s just so good!

Saturday ended up being a day of treats for sure. I rested during the day and watched The Wolf of Wall Street with Parrish. It was pretty funny, but just a bit too long. That night we went out to celebrate a friend’s birthday, and I discovered my NEW Summer Drink!

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Tiny Sparkling Wine – complete with a mini straw!

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Love it! Between Pineapple Habanero Margaritas and these little babies, I am set for Summer Time!

Now if the weather would just cooperate!

So there you go – we’re all caught up! What about you? Did you have a great weekend?