Weekend Recap: 12/21-12/23 + Merry Christmas Eve!

Hello everyone! Merry Christmas Eve! Are you all prepared? I just finished wrapping presents this morning, so it was a race to the finish for me!

I’ve got lots to catch you all up on from this weekend, so let’s get to it!



I was able to leave work around 11:00AM on Friday… woohoo! It’s a good thing, too, because I had quite a few errands to run + Christmas shopping to finish up.

I decided I wanted to go to an evening spin class, but first needed a little energy since it had been a looong morning/afternoon.


FRS Healthy Energy Soft Chews

An hour later, my workout for the day was complete.

I had a quick Hallmark + Target run to make (I’ve been to Target more times over the past few days than I care to admit) before crashing at home.


I first woke up around 6:30AM (Chris was up and getting ready for work) but ended up falling back asleep for a few hours. I had originally planned on running on Saturday, but it was so windy that it just wasn’t happening.

Instead, I headed to the gym and completed 2 miles on the treadmill + a 30 minute elliptical workout.

Saturdays Workout

I’m loving my Polar FT40 heart rate monitor – a full review of this product is coming soon!

I had to make yet another stop at Target – yes, less than 14 hours later – so I picked up some Starbucks for a late breakfast.

Saturdays Breakfast

Skinny vanilla latte + perfect oatmeal

The rest of Saturday was spent wrapping presents and texting Chris exciting news about new Chobani flavors!

Presents New Chobani

We’re both Chobani freaks and Chris loves pears, so I knew he’d be excited about that flavor.


For no real reason, I was in a particularly funky mood yesterday. I went to church, then decided I better get out and run my scheduled 7 miles since the weather for the rest of the week looks pretty questionable.

Sundays run

Let’s just say, I wasn’t smiling at the end of things…

First, I felt like I was fighting the wind my entire run. Then, my Nike+ app crapped out on me for a good 10 minutes, so I’m not really sure how far I ran. I’m thinking I ended up doing just over 6 before quitting and walking the rest of the way home! I can’t wait until Santa (hopefully) brings me a Garmin!

The one good thing about yesterday’s run? I finally tried out some mid-run fuel. I went with a vanilla bean GU and while the consistency was sort of weird and unexpected, it didn’t seem to upset my stomach at all so I was happy about that.

Sunday evening was spent wrapping more presents and baking Courtney’s Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies for my family’s cookie exchange tonight.


I kicked off my Christmas Eve bright and early this morning with a 6:00AM spin class. I knew I had a bunch of stuff I wanted to take care of today, so I figured why not get up early and get moving?!

Mondays spin class

This earns me at least 3 Christmas cookies, right? 😉

I finally finished wrapping the last of my presents; all that was left was a few things for Chris…

Presents for Chris

Now,  I’m just relaxing and taking care of a few last minute things before getting ready for tonight’s festivities.

For fun, I’ll leave you with this silly picture of Stewie I took yesterday:


Why he is only laying on the edge of his bed is beyond me!


Giveaway Winner!

The winner of the Food & Wine Magazine giveaway is #7, Katie!

Giveaway Winner

Congrats Katie! Please email me (4thesakeofcake@gmail.com) with your mailing address and I’ll pass your information along and get your subscription up and running!

Enjoy your holiday, everyone!

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