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Would You Do This?

by Courtney on July 28, 2010

Howdy friends! I promise, the question will make sense soon… ;)

Sometimes I wonder just where the time goes. Today literally flew by, I can hardly believe it’s already 7:30. Sheesh!

My afternoon consisted mostly of running errands, including a little browsing at the mall. I window shopped at a few of my faves, and definitely did a walk-through of Le Gourmet Chef. That is such an awesome store; and I can never pass up checking out what samples they have to offer! ;) I was good though, and left the store empty-handed. The one thing that I DID leave with today was this tank top:


Believe it or not, I’ve actually had a merchandise credit to bebe sitting in my wallet since June 2008, and finally decided to use it today. Normally that store is just way too pricey for me, not to mention not quite my style. However, I was able to find this tank which fit into my credit amount. Can you believe that the price tag on this shirt is $39.00?!?! There is no way I would ever pay that much for such a super-thin, cotton tank – that is just crazy! But, since I had the credit to use up, I figured I’d go for it. It’ll be a cute, casual tank to go with jeans. :)

As for lunch, a full meal never happened today. Since I didn’t eat breakfast until almost 11:00, my hunger was a little out of whack. I did end up snacking on some leftover roasted cauliflower, a fuzzy peach, and an undocumented Honey Graham Clif Z Bar. I also enjoyed a delicious iced coffee from Starbucks while browsing around the mall too. :-P

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Tonight’s dinner came courtesy of the nice folks at Buitoni, who sent me a coupon to try one of their new Riserva refrigerated pastas. A free pasta dinner? Yes, please! :-D

The new Riserva pastas come in four varieties: Spicy Beef & Sausage Ravioli, Quattro Formaggi Agnolotti, Chicken & Four Cheese Ravioli, and Wild Mushroom Agnolotti. Considering both Jay’s tastes and mine, I decided to go with the Chicken & Four Cheese Ravioli: “Artfully-prepared ravioli filled with moist, all-white-meat chicken, custom ricotta, fontina, and Grana Padano cheeses, and a hint of aromatic rosemary.”


The package size of these pastas are perfect for Jay and I, since they contain 2 just servings (which I would actually consider two good-sized servings, but not too huge). To make ours into a meal, I simply topped the cooked pasta pillows with marinara sauce, some roasted zucchini & yellow squash, a little bit of fresh basil leaves, and a sprinkling of grated Romano cheese.


The verdict? This is some seriously good pasta! You could taste the flavor of the chicken and cheeses very distinctly, even through the red sauce and veggies. My one qualm would be that not all of the raviolis held up very well, and I did end up having chicken filling spewing out of a couple. However, that could have also been due in part to my nonchalant dumping of them into the colander. Hey, ya never know. ;)


I’m not usually one to pick up ravioli or other filled pastas at the grocery store, since they’re usually a little on the higher end of the calorie counts, but it was definitely an indulgent, delicious treat to have for tonight. If the hubby didn’t have a darn softball game, I was all set to crack open a bottle of wine and call it a party! :-D


Instead, I’ll be spending the rest of my evening relaxing with Cody, a magazine, and quite possibly a Dark Chocolate VitaTop that’s sitting in the freezer with my name on it. ;)

Ok, so now onto the question – Would You Do This??…

So I’m thinking about signing up for a race called the Warrior Dash. The race sounds absolutely crazy:

“Warrior Dash is the ultimate event for thrill-seeking athletes. This running series is held on the nation’s most demanding and unique terrain. Participants will conquer extreme obstacles and celebrate their feat with music, beer, warrior helmets and muddy shorts.”

I already know my friend Eileen is doing it, and just got word that Jen is tackling the beast, too. I think it would be a total blast, but I’m feelin’ a little chicken! It sounds scary! But hey, if nothing else, my registration would include one of these hot warrior helmets, which may just be my selling point. ;)


Ahhhh, I don’t know!

Sooo, we’ll make tonight’s “Question for the Night” be…

Should I go for the race?? Is there anyone else local who’d like to join me? We can make a team!! :-0

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{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Shanna, like Banana July 28, 2010 at 8:36 pm

Only if you wear your hair in pigtails and don a fur bra ;) Kidding of course..seems like it could be fun!

And I’m craving pasta!


2 Jen is Green July 28, 2010 at 8:49 pm

OMG I wrote about the Dash too, and put the same exact quote in my post before I even read yours! I think you NEED to do this race with me!! It will be amazing. And scary. And we will remember it forever.


3 ellaroo88 July 28, 2010 at 8:51 pm

I’m not local but that looks like fun. Mud races rock cause you can just enjoy the being silly and not worry about a time


4 Jess Masters July 28, 2010 at 8:51 pm

Definitely sounds like an experience of a lifetime…maybe ;-)


5 briana July 28, 2010 at 9:34 pm

I went to the le gourmet today what a great store I left with all natural mojito mix. When does school start for u? I start in two weeks!


6 Courtney July 28, 2010 at 9:59 pm

Oh wow, we don’t go back until the week after Labor Day!


7 Brenda July 28, 2010 at 9:38 pm

My boss is doing it and is psyched about it. He’s been talking about it for a year


8 cuteellaisbold July 28, 2010 at 9:47 pm

I wouldn’t this year, but if my fitness goals go as I intend, I might next year. I did hear that it was sold out already though I could be wrong.


9 Jay July 28, 2010 at 10:45 pm

ummm no, I don’t want to do this…


10 Courtney July 28, 2010 at 10:53 pm



11 jqlee July 28, 2010 at 11:07 pm

i did the race in chgo it was tons of fun. expect to get suuuuuper muddy. there’s no way to avoid it. theres a part where u literally have to walk through a pool of mud. and then crawl through it. i did a blog post on it,


12 Courtney July 28, 2010 at 11:16 pm

I saw that post!!! I was just thinking about it, wondering if it was something similar! Too funny. :-D


13 Gabriela @ Fro-Yo Lover July 28, 2010 at 11:09 pm

Wow! Was that really store-bought ravioli?!
It looks amazing!


14 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] July 29, 2010 at 1:30 am

mmm – your dinner looks “cozy” and delicious.


15 Maria @ A Healthier Maria July 29, 2010 at 6:28 am

I say do it! I know someone who did it earlier this year & had a lot of fun.


16 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine July 29, 2010 at 8:29 am

My BF did a trail race like that in May. He said it was the hardest thing he’s ever done, but he’s still stoked for next year. Love that top, by the way- I love it when I remember about old gift cards!


17 Christine July 29, 2010 at 1:05 pm

Hahaha, a few of my friends have done this… I was considering it too! At least it’s only a 3.5 mile race I think, but I believe there is flame-jumping, and barbed wire crawling, I say go for it if you are up for the challenege!


18 Danielle July 29, 2010 at 7:20 pm

This sounds like soooo much fun! Life is to short…JUST DO IT!!! :)


19 Gabby August 3, 2010 at 10:26 am

A woman that works in my office is competing in that in September and she knows people that have done it and said she is crazy for doing it. Most people just drink their way through the day!!


20 Courtney August 3, 2010 at 11:24 am

LOL – I think that’s Jay’s perspective on the day. :)


21 Gabby August 4, 2010 at 4:51 pm

Its the best way to do it! I was going to go with her just to watch, but I am in my cousin’s wedding that weekend. I was so bummed


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