WIAW: Birthday Edition

Happy Wednesday!

This morning started with my second run of the week: a quick 3 miles around the neighborhood before work.  Tomorrow is going to be my long run instead of Saturday, so I am waking up nice and early to knock out 8 miles.  BAM.

I took a hiatus yesterday to have a birthday lunch with Carly (who is apparently taking over this blog). Today I am back full force with another What I Ate Wednesday.  I wanted to highlight some of the meals from my birthday weekend and reminisce since I am so boring and repetitive throughout the work week. Check out Jenn’s blog to read more about WIAW and even link up yourself!


Are always the same. Scrambled eggs and mushrooms and chocolate blueberry basil smoothie. Actually, on my birthday I made waffles and coated them in Earth Balance and maple syrup.  GLUTEN FTW.



Saturday we had lunch in MD with Neil’s parents at Cafe Nola, which came recommended from a coworker who lives there.  This place was adorable and had multiple things that I would order.  I settled on the portobello burger with BASIL aioli.  I was so happy that the fruit cup they offered on the side contained fruit that I would eat.  Most of the time they throw all sorts of melons in there which I hate.  If you are ever in Frederick, MD, you should definitely check them out. They have food for all areas of the eating spectrum.


I also got a Ninja Turtle latte, which was hazelnut, caramel, and chocolate.  They made their lattes with almond milk (upon request), so I was so happy that I was able to have one!!


Sunday I wanted to go to Panera for lunch for their Strawberry Chicken Poppyseed salad.



Friday night I went to Outback with Neil, my sister, and my dad for dinner.  I got this grilled chicken breast with vegetables and it was wonderfully seasoned (and heart shaped?).


Saturday night was spent at the farm, so I helped myself to a plate of the pot luck dinner: some kind of pulled pork/beef?, bean salad, and some blueberries.


I was saving room for my mom’s cake.


Sunday night we went to Chipotle and it was heavenly.  I forget how good Chipotle is until I sit down and inhale my bowl in a manner of minutes.


After dinner, we went to see Transformers in IMAX 3D and I promptly inhaled a box of Milk Duds before the movie started.  I haven’t had Milk Duds in years and they brought back lots of movie memories since that was really the only place I used to eat them.


I’ve been thinking about Chipotle since Sunday, so I think I need to get some more of that in my life again soon.

Question of the day: What have you been eating lately?



  1. July 23, 2014 / 3:15 pm

    That Ninja Turtle latte sounds amazingggg. I love Panera’s Strawberry Poppyseed Salad too-definitely a fave!

    • July 23, 2014 / 3:17 pm

      It was delicious but super sweet. I wanted to drink the whole thing but it was a sugar overload!

  2. July 23, 2014 / 10:47 pm

    You’re a July baby too?! Happy Birthday, girlfriend! Also, I’ve been meaning to comment, but thank you for sharing your story. I read it a few weeks ago and my laptop was dying. You are amazing!

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