Tuesday, June 1, 2010

New Blog!!

I did it!! Ok, well, J and I did it......

In any case, I have a new blog! Please head on over to for more life, racing, and Heatha fun! Do it. Now. You won't regret it.

Oh, and make sure to update your blogrolls and google readers (that is, if I have any faithful readers - I mean, there's gotta be at least one, right?...............maybe??!).

Let me know what you think - I'll see you there!

Peace out, Blogspot.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Final Farewell

Last night we tried not to be too sad as we headed out to dinner.


We met my BFF, Nikki, and her son, Evan, at Rockbottom Brewery for our final farewell.DSC01749.JPG

The sign when we walked in:


It's hard to be sad when this guy is with you, though:




These guys aren't too bad either:


There are still Rockbottom Brewery's in Pittsburgh, Columbus, and Chicago so we hope to make our rounds! Nikki and I discussed maybe making it a tradition to travel to one for our birthdays every year. I love new traditions!


We killed those pretzels........they didn't stand a chance...... :)

In other news, C and I got up early today and took the Diddy-man for a mile walk, and then we headed back out to Einstein's to pick up bagels for the boys. We decided to run the 1/2 mile there and back, and my knee started to hurt on the way back! I'm glad my friend cancelled on me to run this morning because I think it needs another week break. It wasn't an intense pain like last Sunday, but it was enough to make me concerned and to know that a 6+ mile run today was NOT a good idea. I think a long bike ride is in the cards instead today. It's supposed to be a hot one!

Hope you're enjoying your Memorial Day weekend wherever you are! Make it a good one!

Question of the day:

Have you started any new traditions lately?

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Getting My Fill

Yesterday was a long day. What do I do to relax at the end of a long day?



These are my boy's favorite cookies!


You can tell it was a long day by the clock on the wall behind me - 9:40 and I was only on the 3rd cookie sheet!

We went to bed shortly after because we had an early Saturday morning wake up call for C's LAST soccer game of the season:


Doesn't he look sleepy still? :)



The weather was perfect this morning, too. What a great day to round out the season!



Though, I think this guy might have thought it was too hot. Check out that tongue on our ride home!


Tonight we're headed to Rockbottom Brewery for our Last Supper. So sad! I might eat the whole soft pretzel appetizer myself. I mean, who knows when I'll next be at a Rockbottom. Better get my fill, right?

Plus, I'm meeting a friend for a run in the morning so it won't hurt to carbload!

Are you getting your fill of your favorite foods this weekend?

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Weekday Wine

Yesterday was a great day!

I had a package waiting for me when I got home from work:


Ahhhhhhhhh!!!!! My first product due to the blog!!


Take a look inside:



Please know that I received these samples free from POM Wonderful, and intend on giving you my honest opinion and hopefully even a recipe or two!

I immediately put the box in our refrigerator, and headed out for my hot date night with Allison from GreenDogWine at Wine Bar in Rocky River.

Allison is seriously so down to earth, relatable, and is just a kick ass girl. Love her.

There was laughter, and lots of this:


I mean, it IS named Wine Bar for a reason.

We shared 2 appetizers (which were delicious!) and talked for hours.


It was a fun night!

Did you do anything to break up your work week?  

Monday, May 24, 2010

Feels Like Summer?

The title has a question mark at the end of it because I know how Cleveland weather has fooled me in the past. I think it's summer and then, BAM!, we have snow again! Ok, maybe not that extreme, but you know what I mean. Clevelanders are quite comical because as soon as it gets nice everyone is wearing shorts and flipflops and driving their convertibles with the tops down!

So, since Sunday was BEAUTIFUL. J and I spent our lunch here:


We rode our bikes down to Edgewater park and ate on the rocks overlooking the lake. It was the perfect day for it!



After lunch we decided to ride around the city some. We ended up riding 15 miles!


I had tried to run early in the morning. But after 1 mile the outside of my left knee started hurting again. I don't think I mentioned it, but it's been hurting ever since the Cleveland marathon. I've been using the foam roller on it since then, and I thought it was better, but after a mile I had to turn around and head home. I wasn't going to make it much further than 2 miles. I have to give my body some rest. Two marathons in two weeks is a lot. I have to keep telling myself that! It's not a secret that I'm not 20 years old anymore!

So after our ride, I spent some time doing this:


Hurts so good.

And, in case you didn't know, this is what happens when you try to use a self timer with a pup in the house:



And, yes, it hurts that bad - those pictures are of me trying to smile! :)

Is it summer, summer, summertime where you live??


Sunday, May 23, 2010

Crazy Cleveland Weather

Good morning!!!

I hope it's as nice wherever you are as it is in Cleveland today!

Though I wish I could say the same for yesterday. Only in Cleveland does the weather go from this:


To this:


In less than 2 hours.

C's game started at 1:00, and as I started my walk down to the park it started to drizzle. When I was almost there, the thunder had begun, and the rain was coming down. Obviously the game was on delay.


This was the first game of the season and first time C was playing in the "big leagues". The team definitely needs some work, but they'll get there.


By the time the game was over it was hot and muggy!


Poor C looks like he got his Mama's sweat genes, huh? :)

And this guy was SPENT by the time we got home:



He's in for a surprise once it finally gets hot around here.......

I went for a short 2 mile run this morning, and J and I are planning a bike ride for this afternoon. Can't wait!

Have a great Sunday everyone!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Not Our Lucky Day

Hi Friends!!

Hope you all had a fantastic Friday!

After work I headed to a new salon to get my hair did. Crazy Mullets (hehe, love the name!) opened in Lakewood about a year and a half ago and, needless to say, I was VERY tentative to give it a try. You see, a friend of mine from high school works at Ladies & Gentlemen, and cut my hair for years, but he has since gotten so good that he's too expensive for me anymore! I have yet been able to find someone since him who I love. So, I followed the reviews on Yelp! and booked an appointment with Brett at Crazy Mullets.

What do you think?


It's BLOND! And short!

I just hope when I straighten it that it looks as nice!

We then headed to Sweet Melissa in Rocky River for dinner. Ugh, what a disappointment! They have redone the whole place. They took all the sandwiches off the menu, changed the kids menu, and even removed my favorite veggie chili! The look has even changed. We used to find the restaurant very homey and welcoming, and now it's a little more upscale and overpriced. Total bummer.

I guess it wasn't as upsetting to C because this is what he did while we wait for our food:


Gotta love an 8 year old, huh?

And check out my new shirt:


I figure if I'm running a marathon, then I'm buying a shirt that says so! Maybe one day I'll have a collection??

After our disappointing dinner we headed to my BFF, Nikki's, house to visit the fam. Remember Baby Evan? Well, he's 4 months old already!



Aren't they all beautiful??

I had such a good time getting my baby fix.


Ummm, yeah, it was past his bedtime at this point. :)

It's a good thing we ended the night on a good note, because we also found out yesterday that the Rock Bottom Brewery in Cleveland is CLOSING and next weekend is their last weekend open!! This is our favorite restaurant in Cleveland (even though it's a chain....), so much that we even had our rehearsal dinner there. What horrible news! You'll definitely see a post next weekend about this, as we've already made plans to go there for dinner next Saturday! J loves the beer and I love the soft pretzel appetizer!

I guess today wasn't our lucky day for restaurants, huh?

Was today your lucky day??