Weekend Recap and Mixing Up The Menu

Well hello!  I almost didn’t wake up on time for me this morning – between the sun rising later and later and my new cable box which lacks a clock on the display, I woke up in the dark and without seeing the time, assumed it was 3:00 am and went back to sleep.

It was not 3:00 am.

Anyway, as we know, Saturday’s long run was rather icky. I spent the rest of the day hanging by the pool, resting my legs and eating good food.

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I have a new favorite restaurant – Andrea’s 25.

I really try to unplug on the weekends, especially when out for dinner, but I couldn’t help but snap a quick picture of the out of this world Dijon Baked Shrimp with Burnt String Beans that I ordered.

Beyond delicious. As was the rest of the meal. I can’t wait to go back there again soon. Like real soon.

Big News: Yesterday was declared a full rest day for me.

My legs really needed the rest as did my mind. I have definitely been walking the fine line between logging a nice amount of miles and overtraining.

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It was nice to sleep in, lounge around and make pancakes. I went with chocolate chip pancakes this time instead of waffles.


So big and fluffy – have you bought the Kodiak Cakes Mix yet? If not, please add it to your shopping list for this week.


After breakfast we headed down to Atlantic Beach for the day.

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We now have a lovely seashell collection. As well as sand in various places throughout my car and house. No matter how I try not to, a bit of the beach always comes home with me.

Word of Advice: Have dinner planned ahead of time on the days you go to the beach. Coming home with a tired and cranky child as well as being tired and cranky yourself does not make for a rational conversation or quiet night.

He had his tired sights set on going out for dinner to The Cheesecake Factory and I had visions of whipping something up from the freezer, getting him showered and quickly into his bed.

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We compromised eventually on a homemade pizza bagel after he informed me that nothing I have on hand, or anything I make in general lately, is appealing to him.

I guess it is time for me to mix up my freezer/pantry essentials and come up with some new meals to add to our routine menu.

He has been asking me to make shrimp so I’m thinking to grab a bag of the Wild Caught Shrimp from Trader Joe’s today, along with whatever else I can find that is the opposite of what I normally purchase.

My legs are feeling good (so far) this morning so a short, easy run is on my morning menu. I hate to tamper with my sneaker situation but I remembered I have a pretty new pair of Brooks Glycerins in my closet so I am leaning towards taking them out to play.

Of possible interest:


If you have a clock on your cable box or feel like setting an alarm, you can get up super super super early tomorrow and go outside to view the last night of the 2013 Perseid Meteor Showers.

Kinda cool, yes?



Does your cable box have a clock?

Do you have an easy shrimp recipe for me?

Are you tired of your usual go-to meals?

Have you caught any of the meteor showers this weekend or do you plan to?


Author: The Cookie ChRUNicles

Hi! I'm Meredith. Join me while I run and cook my way through single motherhood. It is always an adventure trying to teach my 12 year old son the benefits of an active lifestyle combined with healthy eating while of course, still leaving room for dessert.

3 thoughts on “Weekend Recap and Mixing Up The Menu”

  1. I love the new look of the blog!! Super cute.
    I think it’s great that you took a full rest day yesterday – sounds like your body really needed it 🙂

  2. My go to shrimp recipe is shrimp with Cajun seasoning or garlic and lemon. Toss with some rice and maybe a little milk (coconut or almond) and you have a quick easy spicy meal.

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