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Spring is springing, and Suz likes it. I hope that everyone had a fabulous weekend! I want to rewind a little bit to Thursday, when I feel like my scattered brain started to settle down. The new weather and feeling like I have a bit of breathing room in my schedule (even if I automatically fill it up) means more lunches with my favorite people.

susie erin lunch date

Really really ridiculously good looking

This girl being one of them! Erin and I met up and went to XOCO for lunch on Thursday. I got the seafood caldo (meal-in-a-bowl-soup) that was filled with onion, zucchini, potato, and the stars of the show, MASSIVE mussels, blue tiger shrimp, and catfish.

xoco chicago seafood caldo

Good gravy, it was amazing! Erin got the carnitas chicharron torta special, and girlfriend taught that thing a lesson. Also, I am amazed that she didn’t end up wearing any of it! That was one messy sandwich. We kept our lunch to a mere hour this time (as opposed to the 2 hour love fest at Seasons 52 last time) as she had to go be important, and I had to go pretend to work, lol. We are going to try to have a standing lunch date once a week, and I am so, so excited to know that I am going to have some girl time built into my schedule. But that wasn’t all the Erin fun this weekend, but we’ll get to that later πŸ˜€

flywheel nevercoast suzlyfe

Friday morning I used my recently reinstated ClassPass membership and took myself to Flywheel. It was so good to be back. It was hard–my legs are still getting the pep back in their step!–but I was still proud of myself for the effort and my ability to keep up. I was able to take the class that I did because I had a work meeting (another reason for feeling a bit lighter) at 10. That meeting is another reason for why I am feeling a bit lighter–talk of a new project that is actually might maybe going to to let me focus a bit more on the interests that I truly have, that made me so excited about my job in the beginning. More details to come, but it was a meeting that gave me a bit of a confidence boost as well–like oh, I really do know more than I gave myself credit for!

suz flats friday 2015 gold ballet jack rodgers

Also, first ballet #flatsfriday of the year. YAS.

Saturday was a lazy bones day for the most part. I did go to the grocery store, and as I was doing so (at 10 am) I remembered that not only was the river getting dyed green but that 894570294750243 people were descending upon the city to see it, get wasted, and watch basketball tournaments. Later on, around 4, when I was heading back from Gold Coast, I saw a girl who actually couldn’t hold herself up. Like, go back to college?

tourist season meme

Why was I coming back from Gold Coast, you didn’t ask? Because I was getting my butt and legs shamROCKED by Miss Erin for her graduation class! Girl worked us out! I jogged up there, as I had been asleep until about 30 minutes before I had to leave (I’m telling you, conked out), but my jog home was waaaaaay slower. I had a great time with the crew of Sweat Chicago, and Erin did a seriously fabulous job not only developing the workout but also running it. And the playlist was magical. 

erin sweat graduation class legs butt tabata wod

I was pretty proud of myself for keeping up as well as I did! My legs were a little tired from Flywheel the day before (having not pushed myself hard at pretty much anything for the past 2 weeks), I was asleep until I got there, and I haven’t done any targeted strength for legs beyond PT since before the marathon. I was also pretty proud that I got through most of the box jumps–>remember, I have ZERO vertical leap! The only modifications I had to make was a couple of rounds of step ups (so that I could finish strong with jumps) and then a round or two of squats during the wall balls. My arms were burning out before my legs there! 

erin susie sweat on state

But if you start with goblet squats and end with hip thrusts and a 2 minute plank? I’m sold. She also brought these AMAZING vegan trail mix cookies that omg were amazing (check out her site for confirmation, but I believe they were from Oh She Glows?). This was a great workout, I loved the people there, and I can totally see myself going back. Now she just needs to get on the schedule so that I can use my ClassPass to come and get abused! 

volare bread

From last time

Alex and I went to a great dinner at Volare and we got there just in time, apparently. We knew that we would be SOL at any of the bars, but we were in luck with Italian. No pics, but we shared a great glass of Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, minestrone soup, a house salad, their house bread, and I had the Grigliata mista (grilled mixed seafood (calamari, octopus, scallop, shrimp) marinated in balsamic) and Alex got a beef and caper stuffed house made ravioli with champagne cream sauce (which was fabulous). The table next to us got a veal parmigiana where the veal chop literally looked like a stingray on the plate it was so big! 

We came home and hung out for a bit, but Alex was exhausted and went to bed at 8! I unfortunately had a horrible night of sleep but sleep some in the morning, then got out into the glorious sunshine for a slow run to get the lactic acid out of my legs (dudes, I was sore!). A chat with Caitlin, a walk in the beautiful afternoon with Alex, and an early dinner at D4 for their sweet potato fries and corned beef (appropriate–especially paired with a Guinness– and delicious) to watch Selection Sunday was just what I needed to finish out the weekend. 

Again, from last time

Again, from last time

I hope that this week continues the same good energy! At least I have lunches booked out with my girls Erin and Sara, Austin of Daily Serving, and Alex on his day off. 

Let’s make this week rocking!

What were your 3 favorite parts of this weekend? What are you looking forward to this week?

Did you celebrate Pi Day or St. Paddy’s Day?

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95 Comments

  • Reply CARLA

    Im simple and easy.
    this week is SPRING BREAK for the child and we have sooo much time together and (waitFORIT) no no no homework.
    <3
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    March 16, 2015 at 5:09 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      DO ALL THE THINGS

      March 17, 2015 at 1:18 pm
  • Reply Lisa @ Running Out Of Wine

    Sounds like a fun weekend! Tourists drive me crazy, which is one of the reasons I am excited to move out of the city. Its so weird to see the kids around here celebrating St Patricks day- it makes me feel so old, plus I just called them “kids’ and they are probably like 24.
    This week I am looking forward to some nice spring weather! And being off from work today to do some things for the new house:)
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    March 16, 2015 at 5:16 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      But they totally are “kids”–they certainly aren’t adults!! Maturity wise, at least.
      GAH I want a tour of the house!

      March 17, 2015 at 1:18 pm
  • Reply Farrah

    Meal-in-a-bowl soups are the best, and hooray for built-in awesome lunch company! <3

    I didn't exactly celebrate Pi Day with a pie, but we did have a small dinner get-together with friends (which may or may not have ended with suturing up bananas)!

    March 16, 2015 at 5:30 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      And welcome to the doctor life. I lived with two med students (my husband and friend) so I’ve been there. Just don’t drink and suture.

      March 17, 2015 at 1:17 pm
  • Reply Tina Muir

    You always make the most of your weekends, and I love that! Fun that you had such a great time with Erin, and you are truly enjoying your down time before it all begins again. I had a great weekend, and lots of highlights form the rock and roll dc, too many to chose from, but I realy enjoyed it πŸ™‚ Although my calves are pretty tight now, but thankfully I get my massage today!
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    March 16, 2015 at 5:37 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      You seriously shamROCKed your weekend too! A little bit different, but I’m so happy for you–you deserve some running smiles! I could use some work on my hammies, but I think that they are turning around now!

      March 17, 2015 at 1:17 pm
  • Reply Nicole@TheGirlWhoRanEverywhere

    So fun! I would love a dose of weekly girl time in my schedule.

    I also tried to avoid ALLLL the places having St Pattys day stuff..it gets CRAZY up here since Lowell is an immigrant city-we celebrate St Pattys hard!
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    March 16, 2015 at 5:43 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Omg I’ll bet. Chicago takes it super serious too, and then all the freaking tourists who have no idea where to go.
      Or how to walk, apparently

      March 17, 2015 at 1:16 pm
  • Reply Annmarie

    Yay for feeling a bit lighter! I celebrated Pi Day with cake (actually, I didn’t eat any)…it was my daugther’s second birthday. I am most looking forward to my half marathon this weekend…scared but excited!
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    March 16, 2015 at 5:45 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Your daughter is adorable–happy second birthday to her! And just think what you are about to embark on πŸ˜€ Terrible whats? And yay for your half! You’ll be brilliant–you always are!

      March 17, 2015 at 1:15 pm
  • Reply Jess @hellotofit

    Looks like an awesome weekend! Your lunches with Erin sound super funnnn. I did yoga this weekend, following by couch potato-ness, followed by teaching Zumba. That makes being lazy okay, right? Happy Monday!!
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    March 16, 2015 at 5:58 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      That doesn’t sound so lazy to me! If yoga is being lazy, then what the heck am I doing with my life! Plus I’m pretty sure your yoga is more involved than mine anyway.

      March 17, 2015 at 1:13 pm
  • Reply Heather @Fit n Cookies

    So we had pie Friday night.. fail. We didn’t celebrate St. Patty’s day. Fail. This weekend had lots of fun but wasn’t exactly the way I thought things would go. That’s alright, though. Sometimes we have those. I wish we had a classpass here. Oh, and Erin to kick my booty, ha. Sounds like such a fun few days! We are supposed to get up to 66 today and I’m pumped! Of course, I work all day and then teach tonight so I don’t get to enjoy it, but whatever, still nice!:)
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    March 16, 2015 at 6:16 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Hahahahaha so many conflicting emotions bottled up in that comment! I’m pretty sure that you could kick my ass for sure!

      March 17, 2015 at 1:12 pm
  • Reply Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie

    I celebrated no holidays this weekend and therefore feel like the biggest scrooge of all time! : (
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    March 16, 2015 at 6:20 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      BAH humbug!

      March 17, 2015 at 12:59 pm
  • Reply Run Colby run

    Nothing like a whiff of spring to clear the head! I feel ya, Girl. I’ve been feign kind of cluttered and overwhelmed myself. Glad the air is lifting for you. It hasn’t been quite “bust out the flats” for us here, but it’s coming. Knock down drunk and staggering around a city??? Hmmmm. It’s been a while. Ahhh Glory Days. πŸ™‚

    March 16, 2015 at 6:28 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Well, we had a day of flats, and now we are back to boots but luckily not the big ones. And I’m so glad not to be glorious any more… It’s difficult to run far after that!

      March 17, 2015 at 12:58 pm
  • Reply Marcia

    Sounds like a fun and full and active and delicious weekend! We honored pi day with a deep dish from Gino’s East. No St. Patty’s Day festivities here as yet but that may change. Excited to be island-bound later this week! Aaaahhhhh!
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    March 16, 2015 at 6:33 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      OMG I’m so jealous. I would love to get away to an island. I’m not picky–England, Manhattan, Turks…

      March 17, 2015 at 12:58 pm
  • Reply Bri

    Glad you had a nice weekend and felt like you had a little more breathing room πŸ™‚ I kid you not, your ballet flat post on Instagram inspired me to hit up Old Navy yesterday to buy three pairs of ballet flats. It’s been warm and sunny here and I’ve been traipsing around in winter boots still!
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    March 16, 2015 at 6:58 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      hahahah YES! Fist pump for being an enabler of shopping and spring! It was so lovely to have my feet out and not want to die. Like GLORY

      March 17, 2015 at 12:57 pm
  • Reply Erica { EricaDHouse.com }

    It is so cool to see two of my fav bloggers getting together IRL. I MISS CHICAGO. If money and time were abundant I’d take Travis there for the weekend before we move.
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    March 16, 2015 at 6:58 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I would be too freaking excited if you did. PLLLLEEEAAASSEEE? And I kinda like Erin too πŸ˜€

      March 17, 2015 at 12:56 pm
  • Reply Debbie @ Coach Debbie Runs

    I got to visit my grandson this weekend and run 17.5 miles. The perfect balance of fun and, well, not fun. Love hearing about your weekend.

    March 16, 2015 at 7:13 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Hhaha depends on your definition of fun I suppose (I assume the descriptors were relative, lol).

      March 17, 2015 at 12:56 pm
  • Reply Sam @ PancakeWarriors

    Hooray for spring and feeling amazing Suz!! I’m thinking about getting class pass, but so many of the studios offered are kind of far away from me. Hmm… fly wheel sounds pretty amazing though! It’s been sunny and 72 here so I can’t complain, even my trees are blooming πŸ™‚ Hope you have a great day at work!!
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    March 16, 2015 at 7:18 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I wish it was the same temps today that it was this weekend-it is so sunny and misleading!

      March 17, 2015 at 12:55 pm
  • Reply Jill

    Oh my I cannot image the debauchery that was Chicago this weekend! I have never been a big St Pattys day person in terms of celebrating. Maybe because I’m not Irish? But I never really got into it. Fave parts of the weekend were celebrating my bday with one of my BFFs and finally getting a double digit run in! Looking forward to going home on Friday and celebrating more with my fam and friends back in PA!
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    March 16, 2015 at 7:24 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      YAY double digit runs! If the weather is good this weekend maybe I’ll venture out for one and see how the legs are feeling! YAY FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY

      March 17, 2015 at 12:54 pm
  • Reply Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner

    I love Fly wheel and wish we had one. I went to Soul Cycle just to do something diff w a friend and not really a fan. It’s kind of “cultish” (I think that’s not a word but you get me πŸ™‚ )
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    March 16, 2015 at 7:30 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I’ve heard that. Flywheel can be as well, but nowhere near as much, from my viewpoint. Especially the people that I am there with–super businessy about it!

      March 17, 2015 at 12:53 pm
  • Reply Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home

    You know what was so great about being at Soldier Field for Get Lucky? I had no idea that anything was happening downtown. I had hoped to avoid all the debauchery. Just like NYE, another day of amateurs…glad I don’t work in the ER anymore.
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    March 16, 2015 at 7:41 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      OMG I know. #amateurhour is right. Even Alex said “I’m glad I’m not on ED today”

      March 17, 2015 at 12:52 pm
  • Reply Gretchen | Gretchruns

    Dan and I definitely celebrated PI Day! He actually thought everyone out in Pittsburgh on Saturday were celebrating Pi Day too…because that makes sense πŸ˜› It’s seriously sad when you see your coworkers and older people tripping over themselves and needing to lean against something to stay upright. Come on people!

    This week is exciting because my half marathon training starts, and the musical that I’m in is opening on Thursday! Busy busy week ahead πŸ™‚ Hope yours is great!
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    March 16, 2015 at 7:45 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      SO much to look forward to! Break a leg in your musical, and good luck as you start training! That would be difficult to manage, though you will be in great shape re lung capacity πŸ˜€ I can’t even when grown ups act like college hooligans. I’m with you–come on!

      March 17, 2015 at 12:52 pm
  • Reply Sara @ lifebetweenthemiles

    What a fun weekend and I am so jealous of all the fun workouts and food you always have!! I have to say, we didn’t have much planned for the weekend but it ended up filling up fast and it was pretty great. My top 3 fav parts of the weekend were my treadmill arriving, taking Ashton to see the Easter Bunny and then taking a nap with him on Sunday afternoon! It’s going to be an insanely busy week at work, so I am just taking it a day at a time trying to get through it! I hope you have an amazing week!

    March 16, 2015 at 7:49 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      You definitely have to soak up those moments of quiet before chaos. And I think having an unexpectedly filled weekend is on point–no nerves, just do πŸ˜€

      March 17, 2015 at 12:49 pm
  • Reply Rae

    My favorite part of this weekend was drinking homebrew and playing Cards Against Humanity with some excellent people. It was nice to just cut loose and have fun.
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    March 16, 2015 at 8:32 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Can I just say that if you don’t like CAH you don’t like fun in general? Even when I’m not in a good mood it puts me in a good mood!

      March 17, 2015 at 12:48 pm
  • Reply Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    Wow, how much meat is on that sandwich? Sandwiches here SUCK! So, you are also going to have to show me where to eat all the badass sandwiches too!
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    March 16, 2015 at 8:34 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      16 oz of house made corned beef. It is THAT GOOD. And boy, do we have good sandwiches here. There’s Xoco, Chef’s, D4… Oh, I could go on for DAYS

      March 17, 2015 at 12:48 pm
  • Reply Sara @ Lake Shore Runner

    Looks like you had a great weekend πŸ™‚ Can’t wait for our date this weekend so we can catch up on each others lives!

    March 16, 2015 at 9:00 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I know. I feel like I haven’t seen you in forever…. NO OK

      March 17, 2015 at 12:47 pm
  • Reply Carmy

    1. Google kept suggesting that I meant sun life instead of suzlyfe
    2. Am I the only one who find spin shoes hilarously looking?!
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    March 16, 2015 at 9:07 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      1) It should know better
      2)I think that they are super badass

      March 17, 2015 at 12:44 pm
  • Reply Lauren @ ihadabiglunch

    Girl I have a 10-pack for Sweat that I’m never going to use you can totally take it so we can all go and sweat together!! Fa-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la. And then go to Velvet Taco across the street. This is my version of paradise.

    If you go to XOCO again you MUST text me ASAP — I’ve been dying to go! That seafood soup looks so good. I want to try one of their famous tortas but I’m a sucker for good mussels (and muscles lawlz)
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    March 16, 2015 at 9:14 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Their tortas are to die for–they also have them at O’Hare, if you ever fly from there! and Velvet taco on Sunday!

      March 17, 2015 at 12:46 pm
  • Reply Sarah @pickyrunner

    What a fantastic weekend! Or to use your word, magical? πŸ˜‰ I’ve never been to flywheel but Baltimore has our own version of those fancy spin studios and I absolutely love it. I haven’t been in a long time though… Love the idea for a weekly girl’s lunch date. The one thing I miss most about college is all the girl time. I have friends in Baltimore, but my best friends that I could just sit on the couch with for hours chatting about everything and nothing aren’t nearby anymore. I never realized how important it was to have those relationships! Sometimes KBT just doesn’t cut it…
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    March 16, 2015 at 9:17 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      teehee I’m glad that your weekend was magical! My weekend was super solid, but not quite magical. I used to have a weekly standing lunch date with my little (and future MOH) Cara when I was in undergrad. Sometimes we had a lot to talk about and sometimes we didn’t, but it was always gave me such peace of mind knowing that we had that. Plus, how can you gripe about your men to them??

      March 17, 2015 at 12:44 pm
  • Reply Mar @ Mar on the Run

    I totally forgot about Pi day having any special significance (whoa is me) until well after the fact. So, no pie for me! I’m thinking of a trip there in May possibly! You have to find places for us to sweat – and eat πŸ™‚
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    March 16, 2015 at 9:23 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      OBVIOUSLY. I won’t be here during one week in May, but otherwise, HURRAY

      March 17, 2015 at 12:40 pm
  • Reply Suzy

    I can’t believe you drink Guinness! I LOVE Guinness. You just keep getting awesomer and awesomer. Ha. My son is 15 and he uses the term “sick” instead of “awesome” like if he’s complimenting something he will say it’s sick. If I used that here I’d be like, “you just keep getting sicker and sicker”… ha ha. Teenagers are so weird. K, that was a random comment.
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    March 16, 2015 at 9:24 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      hahahahaha and I thought the phrase “sick” was passΓ©. Shows what I know!

      March 17, 2015 at 12:40 pm
  • Reply Michele @ paleorunningmomma

    My favorite part of the weekend was shopping at lululemon, lounging sat afternoon and then taking my girls to see Cinderella on Sunday πŸ™‚ no st pattys day for me, it’s probably been 10 years since I’ve celebrated!
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    March 16, 2015 at 9:26 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I would think that you would do a mean corned beef, Ms. Paleo! Hope you had an amazing weekend with you babies πŸ˜€

      March 17, 2015 at 12:41 pm
  • Reply Salt

    I kind of celebrated St. Paddys in that I drank Irish Coffees all day on Saturday. πŸ™‚
    Hooray for ClassPass! I need to get myself some sweet spin shoes!
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    March 16, 2015 at 9:34 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      mmmmmm Irish coffee…..
      I want some spin shoes of my own, but for the while I’ll be using Flywheels. Plus then I can just run up there without taking any with me!

      March 17, 2015 at 12:37 pm
  • Reply Laura @ This Runner's Recipes

    Such a fun weekend! πŸ™‚ Lunch dates with friends are always the best.
    We celebrated Pi Day with an apple pie and stayed in to avoid St. Patty’s Day crowds since we live in a college town. We used to go to Chicago for St. Patty’s, and it was always so crazy and crowded! Corned beef is so delicious and we bought some to cook over the next few days – I seriously wish I ate it more frequently! And Guinness is so good. So good.
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    March 16, 2015 at 10:16 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Well come on over (now that the crowds have died back down) for corned beef and Guinness sometime! I wouldn’t fault you for laying low–we went Italian to try to do the same!

      March 17, 2015 at 12:38 pm
  • Reply Suzlyfe's mommy, Clare

    I can see the smile back in your eyes and I am delighted!

    We had some rain this weekend, but I spent what time I could outside at the barn, here in Georgia. Tomorrow, I go back to Cabo for another few weeks and I can get back to riding 3 or4 times a week on cute little Bandito.

    We are having a horse adventure here, unlike ANY that you, Suz, and I ever had with our hunters.
    We are breeding two young mares (obs, not to each other!)—now, this is not gross and the stallions live along way away, but picture this—-We have to get these girls ready to properly cycle for breeding–that means we put two 1,000 pound girls into instant puberty with hormones flowing out their ears. PMS means “prissy mare syndrome!”
    Its never dull in Georgia!

    March 16, 2015 at 10:37 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I’m super excited for you to get back to riding Bandito–I know how much you have taken to him. I actually know well what you are going through because the Pischke’s had to do that with Piggy!

      March 17, 2015 at 12:39 pm
  • Reply Kate @ Baking in Yoga Pants

    I didn’t really celebrate Pi Day or St. Paddy’s – I did notice that the pie section had taken a major hit at the store yesterday. I opted for brownies instead πŸ˜‰
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    March 16, 2015 at 10:46 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I definitely feel that is completely warranted and forgiven by the pi/pie gods.

      March 17, 2015 at 12:37 pm
  • Reply Erin @ Erin's Inside Job

    Oh snap I am all over this post. I approve greatly. Thanks so much for rousing yourself from slumber and coming to the class this weekend too! I like that we were both eating dinner on the same block last night as well. Maybe it’s like a 6th sense…
    Erin @ Erin’s Inside Job recently posted…Grad Class + St. Patrick’s Day in ChicagoMy Profile

    March 16, 2015 at 11:12 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I know. and totally and completely different kinds of food, to boot. But both still very much appreciated by the other lol. And I am so glad that you kicked my bum. I needed it and expect more of it in the future!

      March 17, 2015 at 12:36 pm
  • Reply Michelle

    Sounds like a great weekend! My 3 fav things were running, spending time with my daughters and working outside on my yard!

    March 16, 2015 at 11:35 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Wasn’t it just so nice to be outside? Sure it’s a bit chilly again, but it is that promise of warmth πŸ˜€

      March 17, 2015 at 12:35 pm
  • Reply Tiffany @ The Chi-Athlete

    You post the best looking food of my life.

    Which reminds me: I’m going to make you have lunch with me in a couple of weeks (during my Spring Break). MAKE YOU.

    We celebrated BOTH St. Paddy’s and Pi(e) day on Saturday! We still have leftover pie…brb…
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    March 16, 2015 at 1:13 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      hahaha I saw! Mmmmmm apple. And your St. Paddy’s Day party was HILARIOUS.
      And yes to lunch!!

      March 17, 2015 at 12:34 pm
  • Reply neil@neilshealthymeals.com

    Wow! The seafood caldo! Massive mussels! Now you know that I just love mussels and next week when Lynne and I are up in Glencoe, we are right next to the west coast of Scotland fresh mussel grounds I hope to be feasting on many dishes like this, Superb!

    And you like your Guinness! Nice one. Meet you in Dublin sometime then? Where honestly it’s amazing stuff….and the parties…… πŸ˜‰
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    March 16, 2015 at 1:30 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      One of my goals in life is to have mussels with you and a Guinness in Dublin (with you as well, if possible). Freaking love me a pub. People watching reasons, of course.

      March 17, 2015 at 12:34 pm
  • Reply Pragati // Simple Medicine

    My three favorite parts of my weekend: 1. katy perry flower crown 2. gardening 3. grandma time
    I didn’t celebrate St. Patty’s or Pi day but I’m sure I’ll make up for it in Vegas πŸ™‚
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    March 16, 2015 at 1:33 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I like how your comment went from Katy Perry -> Grandma. AWESOME

      March 17, 2015 at 12:32 pm
  • Reply MaryBeth at The Thrive Blog

    I’m making ham and cheesy hashbrown for St. Pat’s tomorrow & I have been drooling over the thought of them for a week!
    That reuben looks awesome, too though…

    MB
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    March 16, 2015 at 2:09 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      MMmmmmm hashbrowns done right are so good. I freaking love reubens (if I could handle them, stomach wise) but this corned beef just needed a little mustard with the rye to be on point!

      March 17, 2015 at 12:32 pm
  • Reply EB @ Running on E

    Sounds like a great weekend! Spring has definitely sprung here in the ATL! We’ve crept into the 70’s just in time for the Publix sufferfest/half marathon. My other half loves Xoco. Very jealous. πŸ™‚
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    March 16, 2015 at 2:16 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I love that half–though I will agree with you, it definitely is a sufferfest of hills! But if the weather is good, it is just so beautiful…. Xoco is amazing–get up here so we can all go!

      March 17, 2015 at 12:31 pm
  • Reply Ashley @ A Lady Goes West

    Well you are making me want to make some lunch dates. I’m missing out on all the mid-day fun! And nice work on getting out of your comfort zone with the workouts! Hope you have a lovely Monday, Susie!! πŸ™‚
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    March 16, 2015 at 4:05 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I used to love to be tortured–I’ve gotten to lax on myself. I don’t miss the soreness, lol

      March 17, 2015 at 12:30 pm
  • Reply Sam @ Grapefruit & Granola

    Oooh I hope your work projects work out for you!!!

    I’m going to a wedding this weekend and I’m really excited to go back home and see friends and family πŸ™‚
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    March 16, 2015 at 6:39 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you! Fingers crossed… I love going to weddings. When I was a kid, they were such a bore, but now? I LOVE them! Especially now that I am married–I love seeing how other people do it, as well as to soak it all up.

      March 17, 2015 at 12:29 pm
  • Reply Courtney @ Running For Cupcakes

    I’m so glad you were able to get out of your funk in time for the weekend. I think the weather has put everyone in a better mood! I celebrated Pi Day a little early, like last Friday early. A bunch of classmates and I went to a local elementary school and did a bunch of fun activities and had our own Pi Day, it was a blast! I celebrated with a pizza pie instead of actual pie πŸ™‚
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    March 16, 2015 at 6:52 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      He, any pie counts, in my opinion! The weather always helps, as definitely did seeing friends and just chatting it out, you know?

      March 17, 2015 at 12:28 pm
  • Reply Julie @ Running in a Skirt

    Love me some Montepulciano d’Abruzzo! Great choice!
    Glad you spirits are lifted! Spring really helps! I was skipping today on my evening walk! They are finally back!
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    March 16, 2015 at 7:50 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I got Alex hooked on Montepulciano d’Abruzzo while we were in Italy. It is definitely a favorite of ours.

      March 17, 2015 at 12:27 pm
  • Reply Lisa @ RunWiki

    I love Seasons 52 — miss it SO much- we don’t have one near our house here in SoCal, but when we lived in Northern VA. we dined there all of the time. On another note we celebrated both St. Pat’s and Pi day, and as a result I may never eat again… I’m still full from this weekends feast. xo
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    March 16, 2015 at 8:57 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Hahahaha exactly what I say. Until a few hours later. Only a few times have I actually eaten myself into a state where I still couldn’t fathom eating later on! Seasons is one of my favorites–I love that they just focus on the ingredients without the extra schtuff!

      March 17, 2015 at 12:26 pm
  • Reply Beth @ Running with the Sunrise

    When do *we* get to have lunch together, Suz? I’ll make it into the city one of these days, I swear. Hope you’re recovering well from all of those crazy workouts! And recovering from having to deal with crazy drunk people…
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    March 16, 2015 at 9:45 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Legitimately as much of a workout as the actual workout.

      March 17, 2015 at 12:24 pm
  • Reply Alexis@FItnancials

    I almost went out to the parade for St. Patty’s Day, but I decided to go on a long hike/bike ride instead. I know people in downtown Chicago get a little bit crazy (very crazy) on St. Patty’s Day, so I decided to take this year off and take advantage of the good weather while it was here in Chicago.

    March 17, 2015 at 11:04 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Yeah, honestly, you made the right decision! When I was walking around I wanted to slap people.

      March 17, 2015 at 12:24 pm

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