Run. Prep. Repeat.


Hey guys!

Thanks for your comments about my cake & table this morning! :) I am glad you like it. I hope our guests do too!

After some more cleaning and prep work, I hopped onto the treadmill for what I thought was going to be a 3 mile run! Although, I had dinner-party prep A.D.D. and I jumped off at mile 2 to do some more prepping!

I made a fabulous Spinach Dip (instead of the planned Artichoke dip)

I have been using my Aunt’s recipe for years. It is fabulous:


  • 1 cup and 1/3 cup frozen, thawed, chopped, and drained spinach (or one 10 oz. package frozen spinach)
  • 1 Cup Mayonaise
  • 1 Cup sour cream
  • 3 Green onions chopped
  • 1 Package of dry vegetable Soup Mix

Directions: Mix everything together and chill for 2 hours!






Again, there are many ways I could have made this healthier (using reduced fat sour cream and mayo), but I chose not to because….sometimes you just gotta give your guests the best! Everything in moderation is what I firmly believe in.

Tonight’s dinner will be quite indulgent, but that is ok. :)

I am going to be putting the spinach dip into a ‘Pumpernickle bowl’ and served with fresh pumpernickle bread pieces.

I took my marinating Pork out of the fridge and put it into the slow cooker with all the wine juices. It smells heavenly! This baby will slow cook for about 6 hours today. The house is going to smell wonderful when the guests arrive.



After I prepped this, I jumped back onto the treadmill for another 1 mile! 3 miles accomplished :)


  • 0.10 mile walking warm-up, 4.0 mph, incline 3%
  • 2 miles run, 6.5 mph, incline 3%
  • 1 mile run, 6.5 mph, incline 3%
  • 0.15 mile walking cool down, 4.0 mph, incline 3%
  • Max heart rate: 156 bpm (80% of max)
  • Avg heart rate: 137 bpm (70% of max)
  • Total duration: 32 mins.
  • Feel the burn: 240 kcals

That brings this week’s total miles to: 24 miles

Oops, I wasn’t keeping track because I increased my mileage more than 10% from last week! I will have to pay better attention to this to make sure I am not overtraining.

See you later for more exciting blogging!


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1 bobbi January 4, 2009

have fun dear!


2 Melissa January 4, 2009

have a great party! I look forward to reading about it!


3 Aimee January 4, 2009

I’m not careful about increasing my mileage at an even rate. One week I may do 10 the next I might do 20. I need to watch so that I don’t get hurt by increasing too much too fast.


4 Tina January 4, 2009

I added you to my blogroll! I hope that’s cool with you! I actually thought you were already on it!


5 carolinebee January 4, 2009

YUMM!! Your cake looks absolutely perfect- the walnuts on top are the perfect addition! I hope your party is great!!


6 Kelly Turner January 4, 2009

great job on your mileage total! That dip looks so good!

Kelly Turner


7 Leah January 4, 2009

^ I always put artichokes in my spinach dip.. it gives it such a nice flavour!


8 Dave January 4, 2009

Have you tried puting artichoke hearts in along with spinch and doubling the recipe. Your recioe looks alot like mine. It so good. Good stuff!


9 jenngirl January 4, 2009

haha I know the feeling, sometimes it’s hard for me to get through working out if I have a lot on my mind…I thought exercise was supposed to be relaxing? ;)

Your dinner party is going to be fabulous, good luck with everything for the rest of today!


10 AGS January 4, 2009

I meant to ask this earlier: where did you get the black dress (posted in your year-end review around the time of your graduation)? I really like it!

Enjoy your dinner party!


11 marafaye January 4, 2009

Can I come to the party???


12 VeggieGirl January 4, 2009

SPINACH!!!!! My looooove.


13 Krista January 4, 2009

That spinach dip is one of my favourites!

Have fun at you dinner party tonight!


14 biz319 January 4, 2009

Yep, can’t skimp on the mayo with that recipe!

Looks great – except I make mine without onions!


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