Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Weekend Highlights

We didn't do too much over the weekend as we have a BIG anniversary trip on the horizon - ITALY!!! I can't wait! So, we are trying to save up as much as possible so we can take fully advantage of all the fabulous shopping and food abroad.

We did however try a new restaurant in East Memphis called Hog & Hominy. It offers some unique pork dishes as well as a cool atmosphere. Between us and our friends, we sampled a variety of different dishes and sides. I even tried a bite of some pig tails!! The meatballs, polenta and Margaretta pizza were my favorites from what I sampled. The sauces there are great and I would definitely recommend this place.


Plus, they had one of my favorite beers! Lazy Magnolia Southern Pecan! And yes, it is really made with whole roasted pecans (first beer in the world to do this per their knowledge). It has a nice nutty flavor and I strongly recommend it if you haven't tried it yet!


While out on Saturday, I spotted this really cute outfit at J. Crew. I love the unexpected mixture of colors and the combo of the fun sweater with the conservative button down and skirt. I just need it to go on sale now!

Last, I completed my 3rd week of 1//2 Marathon training with a 5 mile run on Sunday. This race was hosted by the Memphis Road Race Series. The weather was awesome - in the 60's! That's me on the far left nearing the finish line.

Memphis Runners Track Club: 2012 RRS 1st 5Mile Run
Time: 43:36/Avg Pace 8:43

Hope you are having a great week!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Friday Favs

It's finally Friday!! This has been a busy week! I've been on a hiatus but I do have exciting news to report: I signed up for my first 1/2 Marathon this week!! I am actually in my 3rd week of training and will be participating in a road race series which gradually works up to a 1/2 marathon in early November. The series hosts two runs per month. So, this month is 5 mile races, September is 10Ks, October is 10 milers and November is the big 13.1!

Needless to say, I'm loving this quote on my calendar and will likely be reminding myself of this as I increase my mileage.

I am also loving my new running shoes! New gear is a good motivator for me:) I love colorful shoes!

Also, I am enjoying this new olive oil dispenser which I purchased at the farmers market.

It's a neat concept - Re-Hy takes post-consumer bottles from restaurants and engraves them with pretty designs after a 3-part sanitizing process.You can even get your initials on the bottle.

Have a great weekend!