Friday, June 26, 2009

Getting Geared Up for a Fun Weekend!

Good morning. Thank you all so much for your insight into my many different outfits! Although I ultimately liked all of the outfits, I ended up picking the #1 & 2, pinkish purple shirt and I wore it with BOTH the jean capris and the white capris since everyone was pretty divided on which looked better. I brought both the black dress (the last one) and the blue one (the second to last one) but I ended up only wearing the black dress because I was pretty sick of changing! I am looking forward to wearing the two blue dresses to upcoming summer events because I love them both. I also brought my red sox shirt for a couple of pictures since we want our engagement party to have a red sox theme to it :) It was a lot of fun taking all the pictures but it was so exhausting!!! I don't think I could ever be a model (haha, of course there are a lot of other reasons I couldn't be a model as well!). I will definitely post the pictures for all to see once I have them :)

In other wonderful news, my knee is REALLY starting to feel better. Yayyyyy!!!! I have been doing my PT exercises and stretches like a crazy person and I can feel my legs getting a lot stronger (one good thing to come out of this). However, it has definitely taken doing NOTHING to get my knee to this point. I haven't run in 4 weeks, swam in over a week and biked since last Saturday. Since Saturday all I have been doing is push up/sit up challenge, PT exercises and stretches- that is all. I got up this morning to do to the YMCA to swim. I drove all the way there (it's about 20 minutes away), paid my $5 (you still have to pay if you are a member of a Boston YMCA- boo), and then come to discover the pool is closed until Sunday!!! I tried not to be too mad about it, since it's probably a sign that I should continue to rest and let my knee have a serious break. HOWEVER, if you are going to close a pool at the YMCA, at the very least put it up on your website. I checked the website last night for lap swimming hours and there was nothing at all about the pool being closed. I'm fine with not swimming today, but I would've prefered not to drive 40 minutes for no reason. I did pick Eric up an iced coffee on the way home, so I guess it wasn't all wasted- but seriously. And fortunately they did give me my $5 back.

Today we are driving home from the Cape to pick up Ash from the airport. You may remember (if you are a frequent reader) that Ash is my 4 year roommate from college, and she came to visit a few weeks ago. Normally I don't get visits from her this much because she lives in Chicago but she has had wedding fesitivities in Boston so I benefit. This weekend we are driving down to New York City together for Katie's Bachelorette Party!!!!!! I am the maid of honor in Katie's August wedding and we have been planning this bachelorette party for a long time so I think it's going to be a ton of fun. I have never actually been to a bachelorette party (I know the wedding crazyness really hit me all at once) but I can already tell I am going to like them a lot better than bridal showers, ha ha. Ash is staying with me until Tuesday and my summer job starts bright and early on Monday morning (in fact, I honestly don't know exactly what time it starts- I should probably figure that out huh?). Therefore, my posts might be a little few and far between for the next few days. But I will have lots to report when I return and hopefully I'll be back in the bike & swim grove with no knee pain by then :)

Oh, and one more thing. Part of starting my summer schedule next week means that on Monday and Wednesdays (and a few Tuesdays) I will be going from one job that ends at 12:30 to another that begins at 1:00. It takes 20 minutes to drive between the two, and about five to walk to my car at job #1. Therefore, I will have to eat lunch on the go, literally- in the car. So, I am on the search for any lunch ideas you have that I can eat in the car. My only idea so far is to bake a batch of healthy muffins and eat one of those maybe with some Cheerios or pretzels. Any other ideas or healthy muffin recipes?


  1. yay glad to hear your knees feeling better :)!

    travel safely, love! xo

  2. I'm glad your knee is feeling better!

    Have a great time this weekend.

  3. I have the perfect recipe for you. They are called Flex Muffins. I top them with a 90 calorie packet of Barney Butter. Of course you can use any nut butter you like.

    If the link does not work, just go to and do a recipe search for flex muffins from Muscle Mama.

    I also made these with 1 90 calorie container of greek yogurt and they were YUMMY!

    Good luck with your new busy schedule! I also like cold chicken (weird, I know). Pair it with an apple and there is a an easy on the go meal. Or make some kind of pita sandwich with an apple. Just some suggestions. :)

    All your outfits were cute. I really liked the blue dress.

  4. I'm glad our suggestions helped! I'm sure you looked great. I'm also happy to hear your knee is feeling better, ugh I hate being even remotely injured.

    Have fun with your friend this weekend!

  5. I agree. All of your outfits were super cute! I am sure your pictures will look great!

    Glad to hear your knee is starting to feel better! Wahoo!

  6. Yay that your knee is feeling better!! I swear half the time I go to the pool it's closed for cleaning or meets. And they only put a dinky sign on the change-room door to let people know. So frustrating!!

    I have to eat in the car a lot for my job too. PB sandwiches are great, so are carrot sticks and other veggie munchables. Nuts, dried fruit. No bananas, I learned the hard way that they are really hard to peel while driving :P Muffins are a great idea! I'm going to have to steal that!

  7. Glad your knee is better! And I hope you have a fun weekend.