Sunday, November 28, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
The Celtics were in town so we headed to the Garden to see if there were seats, but only singles were available.
But...this turned out to be a good thing as our dinner will go down in infamy. Sheila has 4 favorites in the North End...she said the most authentic was Massimino's and she could not have been more correct. The host, Sal, took an interest in our group - a 40yr old, loud Italian - and made the evening more than memorable.
It included free glasses of wine for Melissa and later Matt, as well as free dessert for the table. Not only that, he also walked us to the famous Modern Bakery (with a stop at his mom's house who was thankfully not home). Quite a night!
On Saturday the road warriors headed out early while Mer and I slept in and enjoyed a lazy morning. Later we met up with Steven for an afternoon at the Museum of Fine Arts and a delicious lunch at Flour Bakery.
Now back to Lake Geneva for Sunday Thanksgiving with my family :-)
Johanna and Melissa had driven earlier in the week...I chose to fly....so they picked me up at 10 when I landed and we headed to Cambridge to Meredith's - a friend from Chicago who is finishing her first term in Harvard Business School.We cooked, we lounged, we watched the parade, the dog show
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
-7.5lbs //-9.5 total inches // -2.5” waist // -2.25” hips //-.75” chest // -.5” each bicep //-1.5” each thigh
All that is fantastic, but I am more happy about how good I feel, learning to upgrade food choices, experiencing a cleanse, and being surrounded by such determined and motivating coaches and "teammates."
About half of us are signed up for BootCamp in December...so more early morning, butt-kicking workouts are in our future!
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
For the event, Molly made wheat bread, I made a spinach/pear/cranberry salad, Crystal brought wine, Chi Chi made sweet potatoes (with a spicy kick - red pepper and smoked paprika), Ashley made pot roast, and Lynne made apple crisp. Delicious!
Oh...and my favorite - mulled cider!! :-)
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Lynne has put her heart...and most of her time...into launching LUMINATE and the results are spectacular. What better way to celebrate than with friends, colleagues, and clients!
Joel (guy with the glasses) helped Lynne create her video and he really deserves a huge round of applause...check back soon as I'll post the video as soon as I figure out how.
Lynne left no detail unattended to for the party - my flash didn't let me capture this moment correctly, but for the first ever viewing of the video she had glow sticks for everyone and we turned off the lights - extremely creative!
Please spread the word...spread the light...about Luminate - an amazing organization that will certainly exceed expectations every time!! LUMINATE Marketing!
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Eve, Jen, Chica, Jessica and I volunteered as parking lot attendants. Admit it, you're jealous of our hot vests and flags!
It was so fun to see all the girls starting the race - so excited!
Love this organization's purpose - getting young girls active and involved in sports!
It was Johanna and Jennifer's first time - I'm pretty sure they'll go back!
These guys are such great performers - from rocking out on the guitars, to the amazing drumming, to some acoustic songs - here's Bear taking a break from the guitar to play some keyboard.
Bo got super excited for the second encore (The Outsiders) and started up on the piano.
Seriously, go see them! (Em and Andrea, I saw they're in Denver Dec 3rd!)
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Now, if we choose to, we're introducing the items above back into our diets and seeing how we feel. It is a good way to see we we have mild allergies to certain foods (especially dairy or gluten). I had a small cup of coffee after working out this morning and all went well...will try some gluten later.
However, I will try to keep all these foods in moderation because I feel less bloated and have a lot more energy with the primarily raw diet (this is an "I told you so" moment for Paulo who gave me the Thrive Diet book awhile ago which talks about how eating a raw diet takes a lot of stress of of your body because the foods come with their own enzymes to aid in digestion and absorption).
When the nutritionist spoke with us before the Cleanse, she advised that many people do a Cleanse at the change of each season and I think that is a great idea that I will try and stick with moving forward!
Saturday, November 6, 2010
The race started in South Grant Park and headed south around Lake Shore Drive and then back up on the Lake Shore path so we were enjoying great city views all the way back!
* note, picture from a previous bike ride...no shots on the course! *
The post race party was sponsored by Ghiradelli - dark chocolate fondue with pretzels, pound cake, rice krispy treats, apples, and bananas for dipping...plus hot chocolate to drink...I'm on the tail end of my cleanse and was surprisingly able to refrain from the chocolate and stick to apples and bananas.Afterwards the Kloak's treated us to a delicious brunch at the 33 Club in Old Town - great end to a great morning! Congrats Runners!
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Lots of love and luck to you all!!
(Cara is the one in the white polo and blue shorts)
Monday, November 1, 2010
First up was lunch with Katie and Susan at Cafe Asia - delicious! Then back to the office to say hi to the few people I still know there.
Then I met up with Aaron at his office for a good - albeit picture-less - time of catching up. From there Katie and I were off to the District to meet Carla for drinks. We had planned on Founding Farmers...but didn't plan on how packed it was, so a good second was the bar at the Ritz.
Then it was off to Kara's for a great dinner with Kara, Chris, and Annabelle (who definitely missed me a lot while I have been gone!!).
Saturday morning Kara and I headed over to Megan's to meet Piper and visit with the adorable Ashley...as well as enjoy a magnificent breakfast!
Then we were off to College Park for the Wake/MD game. Tailgating was by far the best part of the game.
The Deacs getting destroyed by the Terps.
Then another picture-less time...a fantastic dinner at Spices with Jenny and breakfast at Whitlow's with Erin.
Then off to the 'burbs to see Amie, Alex, Sophie, Ava, Sam, Stephanie, Matt and James.
It had definitely been way too long...be back soon!!