5K, Williams Sonoma and Dogs – Oh My!

Saturday morning I woke up bright and early to get ready to run my first 5K. I was pleased to see that the weather was fantastic for a run!

I put on my running clothes, Polar F6 and laced up my sneakers with the orange band with the time chip in it.

After the national anthem and a police helicopter fly over with sirens blaring (I didn’t even know the police helicopters had sirens) the race was started. As I ran through the start line I was greeted with people playing the bag pipes and was off to the races!

The race was an all-around good experience. I didn’t do as well as I wanted but I was able to accomplish at least 1 out of the 2 goals I set for myself. I finished the race in 40 min 33 seconds. Not a great time but I’m happy I finished and finished under my goal of 45 minutes.

After the race my husband and I walked around the tents that were set up around Soldier Field. It was really a good time. I was able to talk to some Physical Therapists about some pain I was having in my hip. We were also able to watch the tots 40 yard dash. These kids were so into the races and fun to watch!

One of the highlights after the race was being able to try out some new healthy cookies! They are delicious and I will be doing a post about these later this week so be on the look out.

Sunday morning I woke up and promptly made myself a plate of cut up apples with a side of melted Mighty Maple Nut Butter!!!

I really like this combo. It tastes great and the nut butter really helps fill me up!

I also introduced my boys to apple slices:

They weren’t really sure what to do with them at first. It was hilarious watching them. I think it took each of them 10 minutes to finish just 1 apple slice each!

Around 11:00 am, the husband and I headed out to Williams Sonoma to attend a cooking demonstration they were having. We learned about Copper Cookware as well as how to make a risotto dish that was delicious!

There is no way I can spend an hour in WS without purchasing something, just not possible to walk out empty handed:

New cutting boards. Love that these cutting boards are color coded so you always use the right board for what you are needing to cut:

I finally got a Microplane:

A couple new All-Clad accessories:

And some amazing tasting and smelling Roasted Garlic Puree:

I love this store! So many things I wanted to buy but I was strong and only walked out with what I could afford.

After our adventures in the city my husband and I came home to relax and spend some quality time with the dogs. However, I don’t think Solera wanted anything to do with us because he shoved his head under the couch and just laid still for about 10 min:

No, he was not stuck, he was staring at a toy that was under the couch. He is such a goofy dog!


Do you have pets that do strange things? If so, what do they do.


  • Krista

    Congrats on the race! Glad to hear it was a positive experience.

    One of my cats play fetch with a string. It's cute, but annoying at the same time because he's always sticking this string in my face!! LOL!

  • Erica

    Nice job on beating your goal time girl! That is so awesome. I have always wanted to go to one of those william sonoma cooking demos. They look like a lot of fun. Um…my dog does all kinds of ridiculous things…like refusing to get out of bed until noon or 1 pm unless I push him out and force him to go out to the bathroom 🙂

  • Melissa

    Congrats on the 5K!

    Hahaha, I love that dog photo. My dog does all sorts of crazy things. But sometimes when I try to take a picture, he moves so I can't capture his embarrassing moment.

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