More Coffee Shops and Easter!

Some blogkeeping: Stay tuned TOMORROW when I’ll be featuring a giveaway for free race entry to the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon! Because I’m this week’s Ambassador of the Week! (okay, I can’t completely wait until tomorrow – see the bottom of this post for how to enter early)

Easter came early this year! B and I celebrated with his family this year, which meant a big boozy brunch. But I’m getting ahead of myself. In addition to Easter, the weekend also included some more coffee shop hopping, runs and nice walks.

Friday night was super low key – just what I needed. Even though I had only stayed out late once, the week had tired me out. B and I caught up on old episodes of Veep and my meatless Friday dinner included plain yogurt, fruit and some peanut butter. Definitely hit the spot.

Saturday I was up early for a run, followed by work. I only had time for a short run, but I’m so glad B and I made it outside – it was seasonably cold in the morning, but it was my fastest run all week.

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After that, I spent most of the day at a few coffee shops catching up on work. We alternated between decaf lattes and smoothies.

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Saturday night, B and I prepped for Easter. This year, we were bringing additional drinks, and we B made some cocktails called The Long Faced Dove and The Great Gatsby. I’m obviously not drinking right now, but they sure looked pretty!

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I have a glucose test next week, so I decided to play it healthy for dinner. At least it was colorful, right?

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Sunday morning started early with a 5.25 mile run with B. It was a lot slower than Saturday, plus some hills. Still managed to squeak just under 10 min/miles so I was happy with that.

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And it was gorgeous out. Definitely overdressed, but we stopped for a few photos and I had to walk for a second on one hill, so it was okay.

After Easter Mass, it was time for Easter brunch with B’s family.

The feast included the aforementioned cocktails and mimosas, bloody marys and other cocktails plus:

  • Scrambled eggs
  • Toast
  • Sausage
  • French toast casserole
  • Pickled hard boiled eggs
  • Beet relish
  • Fruit
  • Sticky buns: with and without nuts
  • Pull-apart apricot bread
  • Pull-apart raspberry bread
  • Of course, Easter candy (including jelly beans!)

I was trying to keep my sugar and carb count relatively low because of some blood work I’m having done, so I stayed away from the breads/buns/toast. Again, another colorful plate!

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After brunch, we opted to take a walk since it was finally in the 60s and so sunny. We walked around the park where B’s aunt and uncle live and also got in some great views of downtown from the lake.

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And a photo opp for us. Lakewood Park has some great views!

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I managed to stay away from all the candy somehow – but we did leave with a goodie bag.

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And that was about it. How was your Easter?

Some questions for you:

  • Did you get out and enjoy some nice weather this weekend? Yes, and it was great!
  • What’s your favorite Easter candy? JELLY BEANS! And anything white chocolate 🙂
  • Are you going to enter the giveaway? see below how!

I’m linking up today with ErinKatie and the weekly wraps.

AND as I said, I’m starting my giveaway early!  I get to give away FREE entry into any of the race distances the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon is offering during race weekend. While the giveaway won’t officially launch until tomorrow’s post, you can earn an extra entry here. How? Follow me and the Cleveland Marathon Twitter (@koskim and @clevemarathon) and leave a comment saying you’ve done so! The giveaway runs through 12 p.m. ET, Friday, April 1 (no, not an April Fools trick!) and will be notified via email. Stay tuned tomorrow for 2 more ways to enter!

 

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13 thoughts on “More Coffee Shops and Easter!

  1. Sounds like you had a wonderful Easter! You are doing awesome on your runs while expecting! I definitely got out this weekend and enjoyed the beautiful weather. My favorite Easter candy is jelly beans too!

  2. I’m always amazed by those of you who run while pregnant!! I only started running after I had number 2. I am following you and Cleveland Marathon on Twitter, would love to win an entry for the half!!

  3. I have never tried a pickled hard boiled egg but the color is intriguing ! I have never even seen one before.

  4. When I had to take the glucose test, it was after lunch and guess what I ate for lunch? A baked potato! It put my levels when I was tested just above normal and I had to take that dang test again! I don’t know why no one told me about the foods I shouldn’t eat before hand!!

  5. That’s quite the Easter brunch and it all looks very yummy! I love those views of downtown y’all had at the park and the view during your Sunday morning run. We had gorgeous weather this past weekend and I enjoyed it by running a 10 mile trail race Saturday and then going on a hike with my husband on our local mountain bike trails on Sunday.

  6. With my 2nd child, they could already tell I was diabetic somehow and didn’t want me to drink that sweet stuff. I ate a couple of Hershey’s miniatures at Easter and that was it. Almond Joy is probably my favorite though. You are still doing so good with your running! That’s a beautiful picture of you and your husband. Thanks for linking with us Melissa!

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