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 biz319 January 4, 2009

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

Looks great – except I make mine without onions!


2 Krista January 4, 2009

That spinach dip is one of my favourites!

Have fun at you dinner party tonight!


3 VeggieGirl January 4, 2009

SPINACH!!!!! My looooove.


4 marafaye January 4, 2009

Can I come to the party???


5 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!


6 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!


7 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!


8 Leah January 4, 2009

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


9 Kelly Turner January 4, 2009

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

Kelly Turner


10 carolinebee January 4, 2009

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


11 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!


12 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.


13 Melissa January 4, 2009

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


14 bobbi January 4, 2009

have fun dear!


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