For Easter, I Was The Energizer Bunny!

25 04 2011

Hi! Happy Monday Morning to you ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope that you all had a wonderful weekend. I had a great weekend, although to be honest, I can’t remember much before yesterday. My Easter was pretty ridiculously jam packed! Now that the sun is up early, so am I! I can’t help it…I am an early bird and honestly love it. So…here is a little peek into myย  Energizer Bunny Easter Sunday…

  • I was up at about 7 am on Sunday morning and headed out for a 5.3 mile run admiring the Easter Cake Balls that I had made on Saturday Night ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I think that someone (cough cough Chris) might have gotten into them between Saturday night and Sunday AM…

  • Then I was off for my 5.3 mile run! The temp was about 65 degrees, the sun was shining. It was gorgeous!

  • After my run, I quickly showered and was asked by Chris to go get us a coffee at our local bakery. Mmm large coffee from Firehook Bakery. We are so lucky to have this gem in our neighborhood!

  • When I got home…the Easter Bunny had made a visit to my apartment ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Can you spot the egg?

  • The Easter Bunny was REALLY good to me this year ๐Ÿ™‚ not only did I get lots of candy (which I ate as an appetizer for breakfast), but he also brought me a unique home-made coupon in each of the eggs. My favorite…

  • And then brunch was made/consumed. Cinnamon swirl french toast topped with maple syrup and bananas and a side of scrambled eggs. It was the perfect stay at home Easter Brunch. Definitely went back for seconds of the french toast.

  • We decided to head to the grocery store after brunch and since it was Easter, it was empty! We were in and out and had first dips on all of the fruit and veggies. It was great. Fridge is now fully stocked ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Due to the weather this week, I had to postpone a few of my bike rides, so after grocery shopping, I changed into my bike gear and headed out for what was supposed to be a 20 mile ride. 3 hours later, this is what my odometer read.

  • I did a 2o mile loop that took me back to my house, but when I got back, I was just not ready to get off of my bike. My legs were feeling strong and the weather was PERFECT, so I decided to keep going. Last weekend I completed 40 miles, which is the furthest I have ever ridden. Making it to 50 got me really excited for my 1/2 Ironman in July. If I can do 50 at this point in the season, I know that I can continue to get stronger and will REALLY be ready to go come game time! Only downside of the ride…I forgot sunscreen.

  • yeah…it is as painful as it looks. My legs really don’t feel too bad this morning, but my back is another story!
  • Once I got back from my ride (and ate a HUGE lunch) it was already 3:30. Chris and I had plans to head over to a friends house for a BBQ around 5:30, but of course,ย  I decided that I HAD to make some peanut butter date bread. Who wouldn’t want to bake after getting up at 7, going for a run, having an Easter egg hunt, making and eating brunch, grocery shopping and riding 50 miles.ย  Steph made some of this last week and I fell in love. She will be posting the recipe later this week!

  • The bread was out of the oven just in the nick of time and we were off to our friends. We had a great time at our friends and had a delicious dinner. We didn’t get home until about 11 last night (which is way past my bedtime on a Sunday night) which made getting up at 6 am for a swim this am a little tough…

Needless to say, it was a fantastic Easter. I am not a religious person and tend to focus the holiday on celebrating Spring and spending time with friends and family. I feel extremely grateful the life that I live, which allows me to have the types of day that I had on Sunday. I hope that you all had equally as wonderful spring weekends!

Question of the Day: How do YOU know that Spring is finally here?!



9 responses

25 04 2011

Those cake balls are too cute! I am usually so good about sunscreen but tend to forget it early in the spring/summer. I tend to get to be a lovely shade of lobster as well. OUCH! Congrats on the 50 miler. That has to feel good at this point in your training. AWESOME ๐Ÿ™‚

25 04 2011

Thanks Karen! It is definitely a huge accomplishment in my mind ๐Ÿ™‚

25 04 2011

OMGosh that sunburn looks scary!!! Don’t do that again! ๐Ÿ˜‰ coming from a mom!

25 04 2011

Hello! I saw your blog on the DCTri website and have been reading ever since. After reading this one, I just HAD to drop a note to say that I also thoroughly enjoyed yesterday’s weather with a Brick workout at Hains Point and I also forgot sunscreen and I now have the exact same burn on my back ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Not to mention that you can see where my roadID was on my wrist and where my ipod was for my run. Agh! Best of luck in your training! – jen

25 04 2011

Hi Jen,
Thanks for commenting! Its always nice to find out who is actually reading the blog ๐Ÿ™‚ Part of my ride was actually doing loops at Haines as well! Small tri world here in D.C.

Thanks for stopping by and good luck with the sunburn ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

25 04 2011

OMG I have the same burn line from a Braves game, no bueno! The smell of honeysuckle is the best sign of Spring!

25 04 2011

Hey Heather,
thanks for stopping by! here’s to hoping that a) neither of us peel and b) that these tans blend nicely into our soon to be summer tans ๐Ÿ™‚

mmmm I LOVE honesuckle! reminds me of being a kid.

25 04 2011
Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food

ohh I hope your back feels better soon! When I was training for my last tri I applied sunscreen religiously. Then on the day off I completely forgot and ended up with the same burn on my back, not fun! Aloe definitely helps.

I can’t wait to see your peanut butter date bread, it looks and sounds soo yummy!

Unfortunately, here in Chicago it does NOT feel like spring yet ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

26 04 2011

Oh geez, that sunburn looks so painful!! I am a pale pale girl so I certainly feel your pain. It’s hard to remember sunscreen after a gloomy winter but it’s definitely necessary all of a sudden!

– Beth @

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