Sunday, July 24, 2011

IKEA, cheesecake, and a little bit of running

Yesterday my Business Man and I got a little bored in the Bean Town and decided to get outta town for the day.

We'd been eyeing a bar-height table for two at for our little baking nook, so decided to head down to IKEA in Cincinnati. Unfortunately, the table was not in stock. :(

We still got the two chairs to go with it though! Hopefully it will be in stock soon and we can actually purchase it.

I also got a super-sweet poster print for my classroom. Geek much?

It goes the other way. Just turn your computer screen on its side.
After our long and exhausting one hour of shopping we were obviously famished and had to re-fuel with some straight sugar, by sharing a cinnamon roll and a Diet Pepsi. 

Brunch/lunch of champions!
We then moved to the next destination of the day.

We've always just driven by these outlets on I-75 and finally decided to stop. I just love outlet malls! I got some really good deals on some summer tops from Banana Republic Outlet... my fav! 

Then, onto the final destination: the Cheesecake Factory. Probably one of my most favorite restaurants in the world. Whenever we eat here, we try to come late afternoon, between 3 and 4pm. We never have to wait, and we don't feel so crowded/rushed.

We started with the bread. Oh the wonderful bread.

Then we deliberated the menus. After a good 15 minutes, we both decided on our usuals.

Bang bang chicken & shrimp for my Business Man.

BBQ Chicken Pizza & salad for me.

It was delicious. Once we got home, I told my Business Man that I wasn't allowed to order pizza next time. I love it, but there's over 100 things on the menu! I'm sure there's other things I would love, too, I just need to step out of the box.

Yes, I had a wardrobe change. I was so excited about one of my new shirts from Banana that I changed in the car. No shame.
Sadly, no cheesecake for us yesterday. We were too full. 

When we got home I got started on a little project for the bakery nook. You'll just have to wait and see!


Weekly Rundown

Now that I've started "training" for my two halves this fall, I figured each Sunday I would wrap up my week of training.

Goals: 40 miles total; 9-10 mile long run; 4-mile tempo

Monday: 6.3 miles easy
Tuesday: 4.5 mile tempo run (31:07, 6:54-avg); 7.8 miles total with warm-up & cool-down
Wednesday: 6.8 miles easy
Thursday: 5.5 miles easy
Friday: 8x400m @ 5k-pace (98, 96, 97, 96, 97, 95, 95, 93) w/ 400m jog; 6.5 miles total with warm-up & cool-down'
Saturday: 8 mile "long run"
Sunday: Off
Total Miles: 40.9 miles

My long run wasn't as long as I hoped, but the humidity has killed me this week! Three of the six runs were on the treadmill, hence the two speed work-outs. Going easy on the treadmill is so boring! Gotta spice it up with intervals. Next week I'll get in a 10-mile long run!

Next week's goals: 45 miles total; 4-mile tempo; 10-mile long run


Have Your Way said...

Ahhh Cincinnati is like 3 hours away from me!

Ive never been to IKEA but I SO want to go!!

I LOVE Cheesecake Factory!! I only ever go there for the cheesecake though! haha

O 1-75 how I LOVE it! :)

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