June 3, 2010

Three Things Thursday

Happy Thursday!

I hope everyone is having a great week! I know I am! I love being home! It's so nice to wake up in the morning and lay in bed for 2 hours reading because you don't want or have to do anything else! This week has been great!

I've never quite done the three things Thursday and I guess I'm writing this post a bit differently but my three things to talk about are 1) Workouts, 2) Recipes and 3) Reading!

1. Tuesday night, The Pilot and I went to the gym together so I could get in my RAD Workout. I was planning to do another one today, but I didn't want to wait until tonight to be able to go to his gym with him, so I went for a run this afternoon. I was aiming for 4 miles and only got in a little more than 3 because well, I felt like I was running on a treadmill in a bikram studio! It was So hot and SO humid and at one point, I was running through the park and the smell of geese droppings was just overwhelming, so I just had to turn around. But hey - I still got my run in! (I skipped yesterday's cardio session for an impromptu trip to the beach, but I'm 100% ok with that!)

2. Yesterday morning, I was watching my 3-year-old niece and we decided to crank out some of my recipes! First, we started with the Minty Melon from Real Girls Eat. Oh my gosh, it was delicious! And SO easy and the little one had so much fun adding the watermelon and "the leaves" to the juicer!

Minty Melon

Fresh Mint Leaves

Add watermelon and fresh mint leaves to a juicer and enjoy! 

This recipe was so light and refreshing for a hot summer morning! 

Next, we made what is best to make with any 3-year-old: Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies (also from Real Girls Eat!). 

These were so light and fluffy and delicious! 

3. I also finished reading what I think is my favorite book off The Book List so far: The Color Purple by Alice Walker. I had seen the play on Broadway about three years ago but had never read the book and oh my goodness, it was such a beautiful story. I absolutely adored it! I have never been able to so clearly envision a novel and I did with this one. Set in the 1930s in rural Georgia and told from the perspective of the main character Celie writing letters to God, the story delves into the situation for black women in society in that time. It is a beautiful story and I highly recommend it!

Oh and in other news, I'm off to Toronto with my mom this weekend! So, if anyone has any suggestions of places to eat/shop/run/etc. let me know! I can't wait to hear all your suggestions!


  1. I'm gonna have to get that Real Girls Eat book because everything you post from it sounds amazing! And I will be trying that watermelon drink whenever I get watermelon!

    Have fun in Toronto :)

  2. Your days sound so relaxing! I definitely need to get a blender and try that recipe!

  3. The Monty Mango sounds great..and those cookies looks DELISH! I may need to pick up that book!

    Glad to hear you're enjoying being home!!

    oh, and awesome job with the running!!

  4. i had to read the color purple for school one year, and it wasnt too bad!

    those chocolate chip cookies look delicious. they look much better than anything i could whip up!

  5. the color purple is amazing, i agree. i read it for the second time last year, because the first time i read it in high school i didn't fully absorb it. so dark, but so good.

  6. those cookies look so good!

    Happy Friday! Have a great sunny weekend!


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