I cheated

Our friends Brian & Cindy are visiting this week.  The guest room is getting used which I am really happy about.  I love it when our friends & family come to visit.  There are so many cool places to show them.

I was running short on time yesterday morning, but I managed to squeeze in a run, which I am always happy to do.  So is Mike.  And the world. 


It was a put on a BIC Band + stick your tongue out at the ocean because I am mature like that.

The multi-color chevron BIC Band reminds me of running in Google land.  Sometimes I miss that place.  But the beach bum life is much more my speed.

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I was sucking in air like it was my j-o-b as I pushed it, but I felt really good the rest of the day.  It’s funny how that works out.

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Brian + Cindy have never been to Chipotle.  I am still trying to figure out how this is possible – it’s one of my favorite restaurants.  So we did what any good friends would do, we took them to try it.

No pic because I just ran, lunch is my favorite meal of the day and I was starvin’ Marvin.

We were heading out of town for the afternoon + didn’t want to make another stop, so I cheated on Starbucks + hit up Peets Coffee.   

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Funny story, Mike gave me a gift card to Peets over 2 years ago for according to him “not dying on the job”.  Needless to say I finally used it.  Don’t worry, I bought him a coffee too because I’m cool like that.  Winking smile

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That cute snowflake cookie was calling my name.

We ended an awesome day with a beautiful sunset I caught while driving on Highway 1. 

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Mike made an awesome baked ziti for dinner from scratch and we chilled out with my favorite bottle of wine.  Sad to see it go, but looking forward to wine tasting soon in Carmel Valley & Monterey.  Exploring never get’s old.

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And a pic of the Bam.  He’s upset because he hasn’t made an appearance on the blog in awhile.

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A little motivation I saw on Fitness Mag:
“You are confined only by the walls you build yourself.”

What is your favorite meal of the day?

What was the last restaurant you went to?


13 Comments on “I cheated

  1. OKay I may in fact be booking a ticket to come see you soon. I need to meet you and I need that view when I run. AND you have a guest room, which apparently I am claiming. I will buy you all the Starbucks and Chipotle in the world. And 3 Cheap Runner Mike needs to get with it. We DO have Chipotle in Canada. He must live in an igloo.

    I love all the meals. And snacks. I just love food a lot.

  2. I love dinner because I love finding new things to try! The last restaurant we went to was Cheddars this weekend which is a local chain. We had a gift card from christmas – free dinner!? Yes please!

  3. a) how has a real live person never experienced chipotle?? I might get that for lunch now.
    b) Peets is the best. I work right between a peets and a starbucks and I feel like the Peets is more adorable and that is a quality that is very important in a coffee shop.

  4. Dinner is my favorite meal of the day – sometimes I just have snacks up until that point!!
    And – Chipotle is amazing – I could eat it way ore often than we do but….

  5. My favorite meal is coffee. Yes. I consider it a meal. I also love chipotle and I posted a knock off made with quinoa and greek yogurt but it tastes EXACTLY like the veggie bowl I get there. I want Starbucks and any restaurant because I have been snowed in for 3 days! GAHHHH!

  6. Love that quote! And can I just say that the beach view NEVER gets old…especially when I am looking it from my living room as it’s snowing outside!!!!

  7. I’m still blown away by the fact that people have never been to Chipotle – that’s crazy! My favorite meal of the day is by far breakfast… I don’ know how anything could beat out pancakes, eggs, bacon and coffee!! haha

  8. I’ve never been to Googleland, but I’m much more of a beach girl myself. My favorite meal of the day is usually making breakfast on the weekend, and the last place I went out to eat was Applebee’s, last night. I was too tired to cook!

  9. True story: I have never been to Chipotle. And my favorite meal of the deal is dinner.

    Random but I always love your scenery/sunset pics

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