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A Damn Perfect Weekend and 7 Years Together

Please know that I am experiencing some trouble with my site. I want to give you all fair warning in case I don’t post!

This was a damn near perfect weekend. The only snag was having a some (ongoing) blog login trouble, but otherwise? Alex and I rang in 7 years of being together doing just that: Being together. 

Thanks, Katie!

Thanks, Katie!

Saturday began with a fantastic run with my fantastic trainees. Banana holster was in full effect. 

Chicago Sunrise Morning Run Columbia Yacht Club Harbor

I nailed my post long run nutrition and rolled and even did yoga for optimal muscle recovery, and then nailed it even more with lunch at Whole Foods. 

Peaches and Greek Yogurt Post Run

Alex had worked Friday night, so he didn’t wake up until about the time that I got back from lunch. He went to the gym, then I indulged in a Saturday catnap while he chilled out for a bit. After I was roused and he had finished his game, we went down to the 7-11, got a Big Gulp (because we are classy like that) and went for a great walk along Lake Shore Drive up to Old Town for a long, leisurely happy hour, app, and dinner. Cue the food pics!

Benchmark Bar Grill Orange Beer

Benchmark “Orange Beer”: Maker’s Mark, San Pellegrino Blood Orange, Jalapeno, Bell’s Oberon (really good, but too sweet)

Benchmark Bar Grill Hummus Plate

Benchmark Hummus Plate (roasted red pepper hummus, guacamole, veggies galore, pita, and chips)

Benchmark Chicago Sriracha Chicken Sliders

Alex got the Sriracha Chicken Sliders (so gooooood)

Benchmark Chicago Chicken Skewers

I got the Chicken Skewer (gonna make a copycat recipe to share with you all!)

We also got a Corona Light and a Boulevard Brewery Unfiltered Wheat. 

Finished the outing off with a leisurely walk home and then Alex was asleep on the couch by 8 while I watched Anthony Bourdain, who I’ve recently come back to after being a huge fan and then needing a break. PS Read his book Kitchen Confidential and also read the books Waiting and Waiter Rant. Trust the Suz.

Sunday was a gorgeous day, and typically a day after a long run means no running for Suz. So how did I find myself running?

Running with Alex on the Lake Front Path

Well, when your husband, who couldn’t run at all for nearly a year and who NEVER lets you run with him (seriously) asks you to pace/accompany him for his longest run outside ever….

You lace the heck up!

It was HELLA humid, and he was tired (hello, coming off of the night shift the day before), but I did a pretty good job of tricking him into finishing even when he thought he couldn’t. Super proud of him!

And what a way to start off 7 years of officially being together (and, as Mom said, the first day that she met him was 7 years ago! Two weeks after our first date). 

I had a meeting at 10, so I went off to do that, then we met at Doc B’s for lunch, and omg was it good. This place has seriously become a major favorite of ours over the past few months. 

Doc B's Kitchen Wok Bowl Tuna, Thai, Quinoa Chicago

Build your own Wok Bowl for Alex with seared tuna, quinoa, veggies, and spicy Thai sauce (AMAZING).

Doc B's Kitchen Chicago Black Tiger Shrimp Salad

Black tiger shrimp salad for me with avocado, tomato, mint, and 2x jicama (AMAZING). 

Groceries (and a display of a seriously panties in a twist woman) followed, and then we decided that it was time to watch the 22 Jump Street DVD we had been holding onto. A perfect movie for a chill afternoon. 

Zoe and Alex Lazy on the Couch

Then I got my summer on and made Buffalo burgers πŸ˜€

Buffalo Burgers with Sriracha Hummus, Avocado, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Multigrain Buns Suzlyfe

Sriracha hummus, avocado, grilled onions, tomato, spinach, burgers with a traditional hamburger seasoning, multigrain bread ends for buns. With corn and a salad as well as a killer cocktail that Alex made–gave the drink from Benchmark a run for its money!

Gin rummy, conversation, and ice cream rounded everything out. 

A Damn Near Perfect Weekend! Food, Running, and 7 Years Together #Mimm #weekendrecap @suzlyfe Click To Tweet

This is basically the last weekend that I will get to spend with Alex for the next 2 months, so I couldn’t be happier or more satisfied with this weekend. I’m so glad that we have had so much together-time over the past month! #doctorwifelife

What did you get up to this weekend?

Hummus or Guacamole? Pita/Chips or Veggies?

Does your significant other let you run with them?

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107 Comments

  • Reply Carla

    I smiled so big when I saw that running with him photo πŸ™‚
    U2 are unbelievably cute. And me? I’m waiting for the copycat recipe πŸ™‚
    Carla recently posted…Roller skating is my new favorite.My Profile

    August 17, 2015 at 5:48 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      You know it’ll be coming soon! I think it’s my new niche.
      I had so much fun. I only tortured him a little bit, lol.

      August 17, 2015 at 2:26 pm
  • Reply Erica {Erica@EricaDHouse.com}

    7 years is like … 50 in celebrity years.

    Travis and I will celebrate our 1 year anniversary next month and it feels like 20 some day πŸ™‚
    Erica {Erica@EricaDHouse.com} recently posted…37 Week Bumpdate + Weekend PhotosMy Profile

    August 17, 2015 at 5:50 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      But I also think that the being VERY PREGNANT makes some days a bit longer than others, amiright?

      August 17, 2015 at 2:25 pm
  • Reply Jennifer F

    Congrats on 7 years of being together! Oh, and btw, looks like lots of good eating there!
    Jennifer F recently posted…{Slow Cooker} Sugar Free Peach SauceMy Profile

    August 17, 2015 at 6:35 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you! I made sure that he fed me well, it’s only right!

      August 17, 2015 at 2:26 pm
  • Reply Julie @ Running in a Skirt

    Congrats on 7 years together! So cool that you got to run together πŸ™‚ The Hubs scoffs at me πŸ™‚ We do go on walks together though, so I’ll take it!
    Julie @ Running in a Skirt recently posted…About that Time the Hubs Flew Us to the Bahamas…My Profile

    August 17, 2015 at 6:35 am
  • Reply lindsay

    happy 7 years! blog schmog.. i hate technology. But a perfect weekend, yes, that’s deserved!!
    lindsay recently posted…Gluten Free Blackberry Basil Nachos {Vegetarian}My Profile

    August 17, 2015 at 6:43 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Precisely. I is are don’t get this thing technology.

      August 17, 2015 at 2:24 pm
  • Reply Anna @ Piper's Run

    I love that you went for a run together. It’s very rare that I get to run with my husband too. Happy 7 years together! All that food looks amazing!
    We had such a busy weekend: L’s soccer, long run, trip to the city, baptism/family time, drive back home, bike riding, sprinkler fun, more soccer πŸ˜‰
    Anna @ Piper’s Run recently posted…MRW Week #8 Training Recap – Half MarathonMy Profile

    August 17, 2015 at 7:01 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Guuud LAWD chile! Talk about a busy weekend is right! I’m so excited about your half coming up, btw πŸ˜€

      August 17, 2015 at 2:25 pm
  • Reply Mar @ Mar on the Run

    woohoo 7 years!!!! πŸ™‚ and seriously, all the food. Those chicken sriacha sliders look, mmmm!
    Mar @ Mar on the Run recently posted…Healthy Meals for Airplane Travel {Guest Post}My Profile

    August 17, 2015 at 7:14 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      OMg, Mar, you would DIE

      August 17, 2015 at 2:23 pm
  • Reply Jessie

    Happy 7 years, Suz!! Sounds like you two were able to really enjoy each others company once finished with runs & working. πŸ™‚

    When I was running a lot, Joshua would join in if I asked. In fact he surprised me by signing up to run my first half marathon w/ me years back.
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    August 17, 2015 at 7:17 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Alex is thinking that he might build up to a 6 or 10k! I’m so hoping he does!

      August 17, 2015 at 2:24 pm
  • Reply Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious

    That’s is too cute you guys running together! I wish I had a guy to workout with me. I imagine he will be a weight lifter like me, but maybe one day after I turn 40 or 50 it will happen. It’s hard to meet people at my age! Now I really want a beer but until I find a gluten free one it won’t be happening! I’m looking forward to those chicken recipes. I need some food inspiration right now!

    August 17, 2015 at 7:18 am
    • Reply Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious

      By the way, what kind of website issues are you having? Last week my server was down by my web host and now my RSS is all messed up this week. I have no idea why.

      August 17, 2015 at 7:20 am
      • Reply suzlyfe

        That’s obnoxious. I kept getting locked out of my site. And people have been saying that ads are acting up and such. I don’t know what to do!

        August 17, 2015 at 2:21 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I wish we lived closer so that I could wingwoman for you. I did hear a great rec for a new gluten free beer–I’ll investigate for you!

      August 17, 2015 at 2:23 pm
  • Reply Laura @ This Runner's Recipes

    Congrats on 7 years together! Looks like you had an amazing weekend and how fun that you got to run together! Ryan and I used to run together when his work schedule permittes it, and now we weight train and hike together.
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    August 17, 2015 at 7:24 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Alex and I love to go for walks together when we can. City hikes, if you will!

      August 17, 2015 at 2:22 pm
  • Reply Michael Anderson

    Congrats on 7 years together – I know I’m a slacker commenter, love all your pics on IG and love your happiness together!

    Lisa and I did a 5k for charity this spring, she really can’t run because of arthritis and joints so it was great!

    August 17, 2015 at 7:26 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Aw, you are juuuust fine Mike πŸ˜€ And congrats on your own anniversary! I love all the pictures. I’m so glad that Lisa was able to do a 5k!

      August 17, 2015 at 2:18 pm
  • Reply Heather @Fit n Cookies

    What a great weekend! Love that he asked you to run with him. I’m hoping when I have to start over with my running, I can convince Aaron to come with me more πŸ™‚ I’m not that great at slowing down, so he never would run with me when I was faster! Can’t blame him, but I’d love to run as a family! Zoe is such a snuggler. I just love it! Happy 7 years of dating!
    Heather @Fit n Cookies recently posted…A concert on the river kind of weekendMy Profile

    August 17, 2015 at 7:29 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      OMG I was so excited. You know I was. When you come back to Chicago, we’ll need to get everyone out (including Ms Annabelle) for a run! I don’t think Zoe would make it, though.

      August 17, 2015 at 2:21 pm
  • Reply Annmarie

    I love that you guys ran together- I wish my hubby would run with me but I don’t see that happening anytime soon! πŸ˜›
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    August 17, 2015 at 7:31 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I think we have an idea that it might happen one more time, but otherwise? Not gonna happen again for a looooooong time.

      August 17, 2015 at 2:20 pm
  • Reply Gretchen | Gretchruns

    Happy seven years! That’s so exciting! If your relationship was a child it would be in elementary school. That’s pretty cool.

    Hummus vs Guac is a hard decision! Why not both!?

    I finally got Dan to start running with me this year! He’s actually enjoying it now (after I promised him that it would get better when he struggled through a mile) and he goes for runs with or without me about 3 times a week now! It’s the best πŸ™‚
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    August 17, 2015 at 7:39 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      THIS IS WHY WE ARE FRIENDS–why choose??
      And omg that is hilarious. Do I need to pack my relationship a snack???

      August 17, 2015 at 2:15 pm
  • Reply Lisa @ Running Out Of Wine

    Happy Anniversary! Rob and I don’t usually run together unless we are away somewhere and running a route that is unfamiliar. We each have our ways of doing things and its just easier to do our own thing most of the time. We did have a track date 2 weeks ago which was sort of fun (in a crazy runner sort of way).
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    August 17, 2015 at 7:49 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      teeehheee. The thought of Alex and I having a track date would be HILARIOUS

      August 17, 2015 at 2:14 pm
  • Reply Heather@hungryforbalance

    Damn! That does look like a perfect weekend! Happy 7 years to you guys! Our 7 year dating anniversary was on the first. And hummus. I love my hummus!
    Heather@hungryforbalance recently posted…The perfect weekend: good times, good food, and good familyMy Profile

    August 17, 2015 at 7:50 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I like that we are basically straddling the same days! Our first date was the 1st, but we were “official” on the 16th. Oh, regulations…

      August 17, 2015 at 2:14 pm
  • Reply Bri

    Congrats on 7 years!!! And once again I’m jealous of all your good eats over the weekend.
    Bri recently posted…1 million minutes challenge: Wrapping it up with Prana!My Profile

    August 17, 2015 at 8:00 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      hahaha we are trying to soak it up as much as we can!

      August 17, 2015 at 2:11 pm
  • Reply Suzlyfe's mommy, Clare

    And I shall add–for the millionth time–on that date that I happened to be on with the two of you…

    The first moment I saw Alex, when he stepped out of his apartment door and saw you—-I knew—I KNEW he had met THE RIGHT ONE for him!
    I’m not sure if you knew it at that moment, but by the end of “our” date, I think we all knew it!!
    Happy 7 to both of you!

    August 17, 2015 at 8:14 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Well, you asked me that night if he had told me that he loved me yet! That was 2 weeks after our first date!

      August 17, 2015 at 2:03 pm
  • Reply Tiffany @ The Chi-Athlete

    Congrats on seven beautiful years together, friend! Your weekend looks so wonderful! <3

    You know me: I'll take both.:D

    Harry and I met as runners! We definitely run together, more often in the fall/winter because he's an afternoon runner, and I can't stand running in the heat.
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    August 17, 2015 at 8:23 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Even though you are a Texan <3 <3

      August 17, 2015 at 2:03 pm
  • Reply cait @ piece of cait

    YAY happy 7 years together <3 <3 AiHH i love guac and hummus.. totally loving pita chips with both!
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    August 17, 2015 at 8:32 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you dear! And I agree, you can’t really go wrong!

      August 17, 2015 at 2:02 pm
  • Reply Sam @ Grapefruit & Granola

    Happy anniversary! And I love 22 Jump Street πŸ™‚ I met up with a friend for lunch one day and cleaned out my old apartment. I also went on a bike ride yesterday (woop!). I have today off of work as well, which is pretty amazing. In terms of the food, I can’t pick between hummus of guacamole! They are both so good. Hummus definitely with veggies, though. And guacamole definitely with a margarita and mexican food, although I know that wasn’t your original question πŸ™‚

    Hummus or Guacamole? Pita/Chips or Veggies?
    Sam @ Grapefruit & Granola recently posted…Weekend RecapMy Profile

    August 17, 2015 at 8:36 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I’m a Guac and veggie person πŸ˜€ But give me a marg and I’ll just concentrate on that thank you! Enjoy your day off work!

      August 17, 2015 at 2:02 pm
  • Reply Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    Happy Anniversary, and well done to Alex for that run. I am needing that hummus plate too. Yum!
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    August 17, 2015 at 8:46 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Luckily for you, that can be arranged in a few weeks’ time!

      August 17, 2015 at 2:01 pm
  • Reply Morgan @ Morgan Manages Mommyhood

    Congrats on 7 years!! All that food though – SO good.
    Morgan @ Morgan Manages Mommyhood recently posted…Best of the Weekend: Naps On the Go and Camper WorldMy Profile

    August 17, 2015 at 8:53 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Hey, I deserve it for putting up with him, right? lol

      August 17, 2015 at 2:01 pm
  • Reply Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner

    you 2 are so cute! Happy 7 years together πŸ™‚
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    August 17, 2015 at 9:03 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you–he’s a good kid πŸ˜€

      August 17, 2015 at 2:00 pm
  • Reply Suzy

    Awe, really cute you guys! I love running with Andrew and I *think* he likes it too, although we don’t get many chances as one of us usually has to stay home to man the fort. Booooo. I think I convinced him to run another marathon though! PF Changs in AZ in Jan!
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    August 17, 2015 at 9:04 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Hahahaha twist that arm of his, TWIST IT

      August 17, 2015 at 2:00 pm
  • Reply Liz

    Congrats on 7 years! And holy yum.. all that food looks DEEELISH!
    Liz recently posted…Paleo Blueberry CrispMy Profile

    August 17, 2015 at 9:17 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you so much! We definitely did work this weekend, haha.

      August 17, 2015 at 1:59 pm
  • Reply Jamie

    Happy anniversary! Getting back to the real world after a long week away is like a whirlwind. So in order to form some coherent sentences, I will answer your following questions:

    Hummus or Guacamole? Hummus with pita… guac with veggies… is that weird?

    Does your significant other let you run with them? We do occasionally run together… however it always turns into a speed workout… we’re a bit competitive : )
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    August 17, 2015 at 9:24 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I love guac with veggies–I like anything with veggies! And that is so funny that you all compete with each other–I’m pretty competitive, but it is so rare that we are EVER on even playing fields that it is more a privilege than anything!

      August 17, 2015 at 1:59 pm
  • Reply Sam @ PancakeWarriors

    What an awesome weekend. I so want that wok bowl Alex had, looks stunning! i love that you guys got to spend the weekend together, and you even got to run with him! Oh i just love that! I’m so having you take me to get food when I finally come to CHI, everything looks amazing!
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    August 17, 2015 at 9:26 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Omg, Sam you would love this place–it is everything that we love about food! And please come and visit me!

      August 17, 2015 at 1:58 pm
  • Reply Courtney @ Running For Cupcakes

    I hope this goes through! My computer keeps freezing when I go to your page πŸ™ not nice at all!! Happy 7 years to you and Alex, that is a looogng time haha it sounds like you two had the perfect weekend together. Chips and guac for life!
    Courtney @ Running For Cupcakes recently posted…Weekend and Workout Recap: Pineapple Lovin’My Profile

    August 17, 2015 at 9:39 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      It went through! That is so bizarre. I’ve been having issues with my computer of late as well. BAH
      Chips guac and margs? I THINK YES

      August 17, 2015 at 1:57 pm
  • Reply Pragati // Simple Medicine

    I thought your insta post about pacing your hubby was SO cute. You guys are adorable.
    Pragati // Simple Medicine recently posted…Grilled Peach, Basil and Goat Cheese SaladMy Profile

    August 17, 2015 at 9:58 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Teehee. I was so excited πŸ˜€

      August 17, 2015 at 1:55 pm
  • Reply Gianna @ Run, Lift, Repeat

    Happy 7 Years!!! looks like a pretty amazing weekend together.. and all those food pics have me hungry for lunch now!
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    August 17, 2015 at 10:32 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Here’s the question: when am I NOT hungry for lunch?

      August 17, 2015 at 1:55 pm
  • Reply Rae

    Sounds like an amazing weekend! Congratulations on hitting 7 years, and may you see many, many more together πŸ™‚
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    August 17, 2015 at 10:38 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you, Rae, and I hope that we do as well!

      August 17, 2015 at 1:54 pm
  • Reply Michelle

    awh love love love this post. Happy 7 years! Thanks for making me DROOOL on my keyboard with all of your pics, LOL!
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    August 17, 2015 at 10:39 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you, Michele! I had a feeling that I would get people salivating, haha.

      August 17, 2015 at 1:54 pm
  • Reply Dietitian Jess

    Happy 7 years <3 That orange beer/cocktail sounds very intriguing…
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    August 17, 2015 at 10:49 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you! And it was good, but I wish it had been a bit less sweet….

      August 17, 2015 at 1:54 pm
  • Reply Jill

    7 years is amazing! Congrats Susie and Alex! And how sweet of you to pace him! What happened that he couldn’t run for an entire year???
    I was back in PA this weekend and it was glorious! Went to a baseball game and antique car show with my dad and got tons of home cooking from my momma!
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    August 17, 2015 at 12:13 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      A variety of things–he has patellar tendonosis and it basically made it so that at one point he could barely walk!
      And an antique car show? That would actually be pretty darn cool!

      August 17, 2015 at 1:53 pm
  • Reply Kate @ Baking in Yoga Pants

    So happy to see that you had such an awesome weekend! Congrats to you and Alex for being together 7 years – sounds like you celebrated that in some fab ways! And guacamole and chips FTW in my book πŸ˜‰
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    August 17, 2015 at 1:29 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you! I hope that your weekend rocked too! And yaaaas

      August 17, 2015 at 1:53 pm
  • Reply Tara @ Running 'N' Reading

    YAY! I’m so glad y’all had such a great weekend, Susie! I didn’t know that you and your hubs would be apart for this long; good for you both to take some time together over the weekend and do fun stuff! My husband and I rarely run together; he likes to go in the evening, I’m an early running girl, we run different paces, and so on. There have been times, though, that we’ve gone together to try to support one another. Um, I think it’s unfair to ask me to choose between hummus and guacamole…but I’m going to go guacamole. πŸ˜‰ Hope you have a great day!
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    August 17, 2015 at 1:36 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you Tara! It really was a fantastic weekend, and I’m so happy that we got our together time in before he disappears into the hospital world! I wish that he would let me run with him more, but we are the same as you and your hubs–he like the pm (this time was am because of the heat). But I also think he gets nervous! Have a great week as well!

      August 17, 2015 at 1:52 pm
  • Reply Grace @ Diary of a Running Snail

    Happy 7 years!! I am beyond jealous of all of that delicious food!
    My boyfriend isn’t a huge fan of running (he says he gets too bored), but like you, I jump into my shoes as soon as he suggests going for a run!
    Also, guacamole and nacho chips:)
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    August 17, 2015 at 2:01 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Mmmmmmmm nachoes. YUM. And I think that if they knew that we got so excited, they might be more inclined to join us. Or not. who’s to say.

      August 17, 2015 at 2:07 pm
  • Reply Sara

    Happy 7 years! My Mom met tony exactly one week after our first date because they both came to the half marathon I was racing to cheer me on. πŸ™‚
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    August 17, 2015 at 2:36 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you! That is a pretty great way to meet, though they definitely would have had a lot of time to spend together alone without you being able to regulate, haha

      August 18, 2015 at 11:39 am
  • Reply Jen @ Pretty Little Grub

    Glad you got to spend a full weekend with Alex and eat some delicious food!
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    August 17, 2015 at 2:44 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      It was fantastic, and very much appreciated!

      August 18, 2015 at 11:40 am
  • Reply Kristy @Runawaybridalplanner

    Huge Congrats, that is awesome! Happy Anniversary!!!
    Looks like such a fun weekend too, love all the pics!
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    August 17, 2015 at 3:12 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you thank you! It as a great weekend–and lots of time outside, but a few less than you and your sister!

      August 18, 2015 at 11:40 am
  • Reply Sarah @pickyrunner

    It’s crazy that you can be living with someone and still RARELY see them. I whine about seeing Tim just on weekends, but we really do have a decent amount of time together when you add up the hours. Happy 7 years to you and Alex!!!! Pretty incredible that you can be with somebody for that long and just never get sick of them πŸ˜‰ I can’t imagine a better surprise than for him to ask you to run with him- I know that would make me very happy too.
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    August 17, 2015 at 3:26 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Seriously, how does he put up with me? You know exactly how happy I was to run with him! Long distance has it’s own issues, and when Alex and I were long distance it actually wasn’t that bad other than just wanting to get it over with. We were both just so busy. It is harder when one person is more busy than the other, or you are in the same place but unable to see them! So frustrating!

      August 18, 2015 at 11:42 am
  • Reply Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine

    Awesome weekend and woohoo 7 years! How wonderful! xoxoxoxox
    (And I would go with hummus!)
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    August 17, 2015 at 3:46 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you! And I know you would with your love of the chickpea!

      August 18, 2015 at 11:42 am
  • Reply Emily

    Wow! You are really good at re-fueling Suzy! πŸ™‚ I think I will send any runners with questions on refueling straight here. And your food all looks SO GOOD.

    I don’t have a significant other right now, but if I did, I kind of hope we could run together. I’m a very social runner. πŸ˜€ People vs. ipods. People always win out.
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    August 17, 2015 at 5:29 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you! I definitely do know how to refuel pretty darn well, don’t I!
      Have you tried podcasts? One of my friends is quite the chatter, and I call her my personal podcast when we are running lol.

      August 18, 2015 at 11:44 am
  • Reply Beth @ Running with the Sunrise

    That tuna looks amazeballs. DE-lish. Glad you guys had a great weekend! And it’s awesome that Alex asked you to run with him. Scott was running with me for a while when I was marathon training so I wouldn’t get so bored on my runs but now that I’ve cut back my mileage, I haven’t needed the company mentally and he likes to sleep in. πŸ™‚ Have a great Monday!
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    August 17, 2015 at 6:08 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      It was sooooo good. And cooked to perfection! It is amazing to have people to run with when you are going super far.
      Or just run Ragnar πŸ˜€

      August 18, 2015 at 11:45 am
  • Reply Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie

    Happy 7 years together!! The couple that runs together stays together? That’s what I’m hoping for at least! I tricked Phil into running the Disney marathon with me. I think he is slightly regretting that decision right about now ; )
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    August 18, 2015 at 8:28 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      bhahahahahaha You better be careful with that one–that is a true test of the relationship!

      August 18, 2015 at 11:45 am
  • Reply EB @ Running on E

    Congrats on 7 years! Always something to celebrate. πŸ™‚
    So many yummy things, I don’t even know where to start. The unfiltered wheat would make Bryan proud. He is from KC and frequently touts the amazingness of Boulevard. Running with the spouse is always interesting. There was a long period of time Bryan wouldn’t let me run with him, but I think we’ve found a balance and he invites me to join on long runs when we can make it work.
    Guac, chips, and a marg are always the easiest way to make me happy (and quiet at least until I finish the marg). πŸ™‚
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    August 18, 2015 at 9:20 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you! The Boulevard beer was fantastic, he should be proud!
      I think we should all go for a run (now that you are recoveredish) and then go for guac chips and margs at Agave in Cabbagetown.

      August 18, 2015 at 11:47 am
  • Reply Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes

    Aww, Happy Anniversary!! I can’t run with the hubby. He is way too fast for me and we have this thing where he slows down too much, then I speed up too much for my comfort level and then we both finish pissed, lol. So much yummy food there, OMG I’m drooling! I clearly do not do a good job of recovery eating!
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    August 18, 2015 at 10:57 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Hahaha, yeah, that doesn’t sound like the best situation! Bet to keep everyone happy, right?

      August 18, 2015 at 11:47 am
  • Reply Linda @ Veganosity

    Congratulations, Susie and Alex! You had the perfect weekend. When Greg and I moved to Chicago out of college our entertainment was walking along the lake shore and through our favorite neighborhoods. It’s all we could afford, but it was the best!

    Don’t ask me to choose between guac and hummus, that’s like asking me to choose my daughter or son. πŸ™‚

    August 18, 2015 at 3:09 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      haha now you have to pick πŸ˜€ fair fair, we shall go to benchmark so that you never have to!

      August 19, 2015 at 9:31 am
  • Reply Sarah

    I hate playing catch up on reading blogs! And then as I’m sitting here starving, this is what I see? Oh that seared tuna is calling to me. Looks like a perfect weekend of running, sleeping, food and drinks. Love it!
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    August 18, 2015 at 4:27 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Doc B’s date?

      August 19, 2015 at 9:32 am
  • Reply Jess @hellotofit

    Cheers to 7 years!! Ray and I have run together, twice! Haha.
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    August 18, 2015 at 6:53 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I think this is time number 3 for us. Moving on up!

      August 19, 2015 at 9:32 am
  • Reply Farrah

    Aww, congrats to you two! <3!!! That sounds like an awesome weekend (and yay for so many good eats!)! :]
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    August 19, 2015 at 12:58 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Twas pretty great πŸ˜€ Thanks!

      August 21, 2015 at 11:21 am
  • Reply Ange @ Cowgirl Runs

    Happy 7 years to you and Alex! <3

    August 19, 2015 at 3:57 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you dear!

      August 21, 2015 at 11:21 am

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