Posts tagged ‘vacation’

October 19, 2011


Hi everyone! Sorry I have been MIA – We got back from vacation Monday night and yesterday we had to go grocery shopping because we had absolutely no food in the house…so unlike me! For todays WIAW I am going to show you everything I ate on vacation.

Day 1: Lunch at Saloon on the way there – Pulled Pork with sweet potato waffle fries – ate all of the fries in place of the bun 😉

Day 1: Dinner at Bocca – AMAZING. Greeted with warm pita bread and dipping oils

The best salad I ever had – Trying to recreate the dressing which was a lime vinaigrette

Half of a phenomenal  capri panini – so mad i forgot the other half there 😦

Split Dessert: Fried puff pastry filled with blueberries and served with a scoop of gelato

Day 2: The best tasting beer I’ve ever had…and I’m not a beer drinker

Dinner: Ordered a Salad – They brought out lettuce only. Hate when places do that!

Ordered the Mac and Cheese as my meal

You can bet I ate every last bite!

Split Dessert: Waffle with gelato, hot fudge and whipped cream – Amazing…

Day 3: Salad with tons of veggies – yum

Lunch: Cup of chili – I ate around the meat.

Dessert at lunch time? Sure, why not – We were heading out so it would be our last one! Reese’s Ice Cream Pie. Um, yes…no words.

With travel time totaling up to over 10 hours in the 3 days and the food we ate I could not wait to get to running yesterday. On my plan was a 3 mile run but I ran a little more than 3.5 because I NEEDED the movement.

Oh by the way – We did more than eat in Cooperstown. I promise…

We went a cider mill

Went to a beer tasting (most amazing beer)

Went to the hall of fame

Where I clearly had fun..

I stuck it out for 3 hours – By then my attention span had shrunk to the size of a peanut.

We also saw some AMAZING views. I couldn’t get over how pretty everything was! I feel as though I never captured the true beauty of the mountains.

Now I’m back home to city life – where people honk outside of our apartment every 12 seconds.

QUESTIONS: What is the best meal you’ve ever had on Vacation? On this particular one I would say the salad from the first restaurant… Yes, it beat out desserts. Who am I?

March 21, 2011

Challenges, “Cheese” and Chucky <3

Happy Monday! I know those two words don’t go together.. But I’m trying to be positive people – Plus, Monday is now O.V.E.R. 🙂

I’ve been a baddd blogger – Only posted two times in the past 14 days :/ It’s been rough getting back into my routine since I got back from vacation. But I think today is just what I needed and I am starting to feel back to normal!

Yesterday I ran a 5k for Colon Cancer in Memory of my Uncle Chuck in Washington DC with my entire family. He lost his battle almost 3 years ago and we’ve made an effort to support this cause as much as possible since then. This is probably the only time you wont hear me complain about waking up at 6am on a Sunday Morning to run in 35 degree weather.

I finished the 3.1 miles in 28 minutes! Last year it took me 34 minutes so that is a PR 🙂 I also stopped to talk to someone so I’m thinking I added an extra minute onto my time. I placed 197th out of 3000 so I’m happy with it. The person who crossed the finish line first finished in 14:43 – insane!

Team Schwink ❤ Miss you Uncle Chuck

Friday night was spent with some of my favorite girls – We headed out to Blue Agave for dinner and visited a few bars after. I thought the food was a little overrated but the sangria was delicious! I rarely go out anymore but when i saw that the temperature hit 78 degrees I was ready for a fun night out. Mission accomplished 🙂

I’m finally unpacked, eating healthy and back to the gym will return to the gym tomorrow!

I haven’t shown a full days eats in FOREVER so here it goes..

Breakfast: Blue Green Machine

I am officially addicted to adding spinach to my smoothies now! I know I’m a little late to jump on the bandwagon with this but I’m glad I finally did – If you have slacked even longer than I have, don’t wait any longer..

Blue Green Machine


  • 1 medium banana, sliced
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 5 ice cubes
  • handful of baby spinach
  • 1 tbsp flax seeds
  • 1 heaping spoonful of  brown rice protein powder
  • 1/2 tsp nunaturals stevia baking blend with fiber


  • Blend everything together and enjoy in your favorite glass with a straw

I love that you can only taste fruit in this smoothie because let’s be honest…slurping up a leaf doesn’t sound extremely appetizing! This is definitely a breakfast that will wake you up. You can never go wrong with extra energy on a Monday morning 🙂

Lunch: Dippy Egg, Muenster Cheese and Cinnamon Raisin Bagel Thin

Julie turned me on to Cinnamon raisin bagel thins.. But I decided I didn’t like them with just cream cheese so when I mentioned that to her she told me I  had to have one with melted cheese… Obviously if cheese is involved I’m in! Julie’s a genius… These are perfect and only about 200 calories

Is it just me or does breakfast food taste 100x better than usual when you have it for lunch or dinner??

I was excited to see that my blog had over 6,000 hits on Saturday – That’s another PR! I think I owe it all to Angela for posting my S’mores Dairy Free Vegan Ice Cream Recipe. Angela always has amazing looking recipes and pictures that make my mouth water. The most recent one I bookmarked was her butternut squash mac n cheeze. I made this tonight and it is to.die.for.

Did I mention it was healthy?

Butternut Squash Mac N Cheeze – 2 ways – Oh she Glows

I promise to be back on my healthy eating, fitness and blogging routine tomorrow. Have a good night 🙂

QUESTIONS: How many push ups can you do in a row? 11! What is your favorite comfort food? ice cream, pizza, and mac & cheese – all things that include dairy which I’m allergic to…awesome.