Jul 18, 2010

Sober Saturday was SO fun!

Today has been SO(ber) much fun! Who needs alcohol when you can fill your day with friends, fitness, and food?

No hangover in sight, I woke up before 8 am! Waking up before my alarm clock = major success. I jumped out of bed and nourished myself with a new product: Kellogg's FiberPlus Cinnamon Oat Crunch.  A 3/4 cup serving has only 110 calories and 9 grams of fiber...Yay for regularity!

 +  = MMM.

A little before 9 AM, B$ picked me up and so we could run the Arthur Ravenel bridge. Our huge bridge that connects downtown Charleston and Mt. Pleasant is very popular with runners and cyclists. The pedestrian lane is 2.5 miles long with a 4% slope. Running up with the headwind is TOUGH. We ran up to the middle, stopped to tie sneakers at the top, then continued to run to the other end. We then turned around and ran back up, and ended by walking down. We estimated running about 4 miles and walking 1. Here's me at the top:

Hot Mess
Was I spitting here? Ew. 
After the run, we refueled with some free Chick-fil-A! B had a chicken biscuit and yogurt parfait and shared like a good manboy. My choice of protein was the new Fage Blueberry Greek yogurt. 

I'm so in love with the blueberry flavor. It tastes like blueberry jelly - pretty darn sweet. Go find this ASAP!


After breakfast #2, we ran some errands and stopped at an antique store. Yes, at 25 and 26 years old, we browsed items that were probably older than us. Interesting? Sort of. Smelly? Definitely. When I got home, I showered and got ready to meet Nikki and Joe for lunch. Nikki brought me some gifts!!


A crockpot since she got a new one from her wedding...(check out the dude's face behind us!)
...and my birthday present: an apron with my blog name embroidered on it. Notice the colors!
Here we are eating, blogging, facebooking, and making Joe photograph it all.
Here's typical Nikki & Christina: electrifying! And Nikki was naked.
After lunch, the three of us went shopping -- Joe was our driver and brought us everywhere we demanded. We shopped til I dropped.
But not for long -- by 8 pm we were ready to eat dinner. Don't be shocked - we ate at the Mustard Seed. I know, I know, it's my third weekend in a row, but I'll be out of town next weekend and I needed my fix! 


Chef Jonathan surprised us with their soup of the day: a coconut curry soup with chicken, shrimp, and rice noodles.
For my entrĂ©e, I chose the sesame crusted chicken with a raspberry soy sauce, garlic mashed potatoes and fresh local vegetables. 
Everyone talked about going to Red's for some beer (grrr), but since we had been running around all day, we thought it was a better idea to go back to Nikki's to bake cookies and VLOG!! Oh yes...while we were at dinner, we made a movie...Stay tuned for a FULL MUSTARD SEED REVIEW WITH VIDEO AND TONS OF PICTURES!!!

45 comments:

  1. Cuuute apron! I love how it looks with the two colorful laptops together. It kind of just makes me happy, haha.

    And there is a Mustard Seed cafe in L.A. I wonder if it's the same thing? Regardless, it's delicous!

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  2. Wooo for sober Saturday! LOVE that apron!! You and Nikki are too cute with your laptops!

    Coconut curry soup is one of my favorites. I have no doubt that Mustard Seed makes it just as good, if not better, than the most authentic Thai restaurants! And the sesame crusted chicken looks phenom!

    Looking forward to the vlog!

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  3. Ahh that sounds like such a fun day! Well done for the running, that's some pretty good exercise! xx

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  4. A great day for sure :) I love walking & running the bridge. And that apron is such a thoughtful gift. Totally adorable. Sette was very good (good wise) last night. Dinner took FOREVER to come out though- I was a bit bummed. Glad Mustard Seed was fabulous (as per usual). I hope it gets & stays sunny today

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  5. I'm glad you had a good first Sober Saturday :P The bridge is beautiful - I think I'd get a little nervous walking or running over it, though!!
    That soup looks killer, too.

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  6. This looks like such a perfect day! And yay for no hangovers! Haha I love your apron. And that blue shirt you're wearing is adooorable!

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  7. Don't you just love waking up hangover free? It almost makes up for the lack of alcohol the previous night! :P

    Ahh, 2.5 miles at a 4% slope? That sounds torturous! Inclines seriously kill me.

    Cute apron!

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  8. This post made me smile. So cute! And what a KILLER run. 4% slope? No thanks!

    Glad you had a fun day! :)

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  9. LOVE This post!!! love the title too :) sooo glad you had a FUN DAY love!!!! that bridge is KILLER. get itttttt!

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  10. Hey girlie! Love the apron! Nikki totally picked a winner there. I just got back from walking the bridge. A guy's sweat flung on me. Ewwwwwwww. I thought I was going to die! I'll prob shoot you an email about Ebay. Happy Sunday Lab Goat.

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  11. girlfriend you've got a rockin bod! I've been in the market for an apron lately.. what a cute idea.

    I'm in Brighton. I have no idea where any of those towns you mentioned are. I should probably get out more.

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  12. Heck yeah...what a great day! That cereal sounds tasty and almond breeze makes everthing good! I love antique markets, but they do stink. I have to take allergy pills before I go too since they are so dusty! Have a great Sunday!

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  13. Heck yeah, who needs alcohol to have fun?! That guy behind you is probably thinking "why are these two in the middle of a restaurant holding a crockpot? Eh, well..FUNNY FACE!" :P

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  14. Cute apron! Looks like you had a great time!!

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  15. i didnt know you had ur own personalized apron!! that is so cute!!

    yay for having fun without alcohol! ur being a great role model btw- good to see!! <3

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  16. What a fun day!! Can't wait to see your vlog

    And rocking body girl! You're my inspiration for the week (:

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  17. I get quite a few hand-me-downs from my friend Annie... and I love it! Yet a crock pot is waaaay better than the blender I just got... lucky!

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  18. I was looking at that cereal today at the store. Thanks for your thoughts!

    That apron is such a good gift!

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  19. Waking up before your alarm and feeling fresh and healthy is the best feeling!

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  20. I've never had almond milk! how is it? I'm hesitant to try it! okay question! when I google yours and other peoples blogs it comes up but when I google my own it doesnt! do I need to do something? Or did I not do something? :) hope all is will

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  21. Love that apron! And a hand-me-down crockpot? You're a lucky lady. :)

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  22. i love that you said, "yay for regularity" hahaha. also, love the apron! what a great bday present, and in your favorite colors, too!! no wonder nikki's your best friend. love you! can't wait to chat tomorrow at work. :)

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  23. I'm really impressed by your choice to forgo alcohol for a month! I am absolutely drooling over that coconut soup. And blueberry Fage. I must find that. :)

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  24. What a fun weekend! I love the apron - was a cute gift. The bridge looks like such a fun place to run as well, I should try a similar run with some of the bridges around here.

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  25. Great apron! The guy's face in the picture with you guys is HILARIOUS! he looks like a Jim Henson muppet.

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  26. That bridge looks so awesome to run across!! And that dinner looks so delicious!!

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  27. I love yall's brightly colored computers... how much more fun is it to type on those?!

    Glad your enjoying your sobriety... but it probably explains why I didn't run into you in Charleston ;) ... we weren't exactly on the sober train. Maybe on my next visit we can grab lunch at the Mustard Seed??

    Love your city though!!

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  28. What a fabulous day!!! That bridge sounds like a dream to run on. Maybe I'd change my mind if I actually had to do it, though! HA!

    And lunch, gifts, shopping all with a personal photographer and chauffer? Sign me up please!!!

    Have a great Monday...

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  29. I haven't had the blueberry Fage! Cherry is my current favorite. I'll be on the search. :)

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  30. Not just a good breakfast... but a good lunch and dinner too! Great choices! Was that Mozzo? I love that place!

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  31. Hey! I've missed reading your blog! That bridge looks just like one we have here in Boston - the Zakim Bridge. Check it out here: http://en.structurae.de/files/photos/1922/zakim/zakim_bridge.jpg

    Happy belated b-day GF! (that's girlfriend, btw ;)

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  32. Love your blogs,(and your energy). Recently tried Fiber One Carmel Delight cereal. 9g of fiber and tastes awesome! It's my 16yr old son's new favorite. Must be the 11g of sugar! And love almond milk, no chorlesterol.

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  33. Yeah def. send me an email if you decide to come into the city!

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  34. Aw, I love your apron! I would love one with my blog name in it, too. How cool will that be? Nikki has the same laptop cover as I do! :D

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  35. I love your colorful laptops together! You gals are adorable. :)

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  36. Publix was sold out of that cereal tonight... it left me a very unhappy camper since it sounds so yummy and was also buy one get one FREE! I'll have to check back later in the week!

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  37. I just found your blog & I. LOVE. IT!! I can't stop reading :)

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  38. omg those mac colors are ROCKIN!!! I also think you look awesome in your workout pictures! :) Very inspiring. :)

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  39. I love that you have a driver when you are sober, that's just gangster.

    That bridge is beautiful, so is the Fage. I've never tried full Fage, only samples from the Fage-mobile but if it tastes jellylike--I must try!

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  40. you have NO idea how much I wish FAGE was sold in CANADA!!! :(

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