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Eighty-Seven Years Young

by Courtney on April 10, 2011

Howdy friends! How’s your Sunday been??

Mine has definitely been busy, but productive for sure. Luckily, I was able to find about 45 minutes to squeeze in a workout, so I actually decided to do a modified version of the 5-4-3-2-1 Treadmill Routine that I was loving last week. It went a little somethin’ like this:

4-3-2-1 Treadmill Routine

Minutes Speed
0-2 4.0mph, Warm Up
2-6 6.5mph
6-9 7.0mph
9-11 7.5mph
11-12 8.0mph
12-16 6.5mph
16-19 7.0mph
19-21 7.5mph
21-22 8.0mph
22-26 6.5mph
26-29 7.0mph
29-31 7.5mph
31-32 8.0mph
32-35 6.0mph
35-40 4.0mph, Cool Down

This routine was awesome and covered somewhere around 4.25 miles. It’s a keeper! ;)


Later this afternoon, after finishing up the birthday cupcakes, we headed on over to my parents house for dinner. We arrived a little bit early, so we all sat around and chatted for a bit while enjoying a couple drinks.


Blue Moon Honey Wheat for me. Deeeelish. Smile


Jay and I actually didn’t end up having any of our beer last night, so we brought it over to enjoy today. It was really good. Jay obviously thought so…he had already had a couple by this time. Winking smile


What a goof ball!

It’s always so nice to spend some extra quality time with mom and dad. Open-mouthed smile



Eventually, it was time for some dinnahhh, and I was quite excited to see that mom had made her pasta salad. Yummm.


Mom and Dad also fired up the grill with some burgers and dogs. 


After seeing that they were Helmbold’s hot dogs (my favorite hot dog ever) I decided to go with one of those.


Along with my hot dog, which was topped with lots of caramelized onions, I had a generous helping of pasta salad and some corn on the cob. 



I also ended up having some fresh fruit salad once I made a little room on my plate. Winking smile


A little while after dinner, it was time for the birthday girl to have some cupcakes. Eighty-seven years young…


Happy Birthday!! Open-mouthed smile

I’m pretty sure the cupcakes were a hit.


If my brother ate one, and enjoyed it, then I know they must be good…he’s not one for sweets. But he is a super cheese-ball. Winking smile


I actually ended up experimenting with two different kinds of frosting, so I’ll be sure to share those with you all ASAP. I will tell you, however, that judging by my taste-testing this afternoon, they were both equally delicious.


I’m excited to share the recipes! Smile

But for now, they’ll have to wait, because I’ve got some work to do. There’s things to get ready for a fun giveaway tomorrow!

Hope you all had a great weekend!

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1 Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles April 10, 2011 at 9:01 pm

LOVE those cupcake holders – so adorable!
I can tell I haven’t had enough fruit today because that fresh fruit salad is making my mouth water! :)
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2 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey April 10, 2011 at 9:02 pm

What a fun day. I’m sure you already know this, but your mom is absolutely stunning!!!
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3 Ally (oatsandspice) April 10, 2011 at 9:35 pm

Awww how cute – happy birthday to your grandpa! Looks like you had a fun time with family!
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4 Kristina April 10, 2011 at 9:43 pm

what a great day-happy bday grandpa! Love those cupcakes! We grilled tonight too-sooooo nice out!
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5 Courtney April 10, 2011 at 9:56 pm

Hahaha…it was my grandma! That’s my Dad! :)


6 Miranda @ Working Mom Works Out April 10, 2011 at 10:05 pm

That looks fun. And I’ll be waiting on the recipes.


7 Kristina April 10, 2011 at 10:13 pm

Noooooo I Meant grandma! Damn iPhone!!!!!!!!!


8 Alexa @ SimpleEats April 10, 2011 at 10:24 pm

Those cupcakes look delicious, your family looks adorable. You and your mom are mirror images!
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9 Jamie aka "Sometimes Healthy Living Girl" April 10, 2011 at 10:50 pm

I too love those cupcake holders. Perhaps if I had them, I’d be motivated to bake more ;-)
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10 Lauren April 10, 2011 at 11:18 pm

How does Honey Wheat compare to good old Blue Moon?
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11 Courtney April 11, 2011 at 7:00 am

I LOVE IT! I think it’s much better :)


12 Blog is the New Black April 10, 2011 at 11:21 pm

Your cupcakes look adorable and delicious but can I comment on how gorgeous your mom is?! That’s why you’re such a BABE!
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13 Khushboo April 11, 2011 at 12:36 am

what a fun day! And your workout seems killer, i did some crazy intervals yday and I’m really feeling the burn today.
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14 Kristi April 11, 2011 at 1:51 am

You and your Dad smile the same… very cute pictures!
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15 Christina April 11, 2011 at 7:04 am

Your family is so cute! Looks like a fun time! And oh boy, I love pasta salad and super stuffed hot dogs. Sounds and looks delicious!


16 Whitney Kailos April 11, 2011 at 7:15 am

I’m recovering from a fractured pelvis and I think with a little tweaking the workout you posted can be a start to my running program so thank you so much!

Your post reminds me of summer. I miss it so much only a few more months.


17 Courtney April 11, 2011 at 12:18 pm

Oh gosh! Glad to hear you’re on the mend! :)


18 Colleen @ The Lunchbox Diaries April 11, 2011 at 7:44 am

Your parents are so handsome and gorgeous! Looks like you all had fun! Where did you snag those cupcake holders from??
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19 Courtney April 11, 2011 at 12:18 pm

I actually got them in a Secret Santa exchange from the lovely Tina @ Faith, Fitness, Fun!


20 Melissa April 11, 2011 at 8:45 am

Awe, Happy Birthday, Grandma! I am jealous that you live so close to your family! Makes me miss mine all that much more!

I am a big hot dog fan, too, especially if it’s a certain type! Those look pretty darn tasty!


21 Jen April 11, 2011 at 9:29 am

So beautiful photos, your family is so cute! and I love hot dog too, they are amazing =)


22 Holly April 11, 2011 at 10:16 am

I have to agree with Liz, your Mom is SO gorgeous!! :) I see where you get your good looks from ;)
And HAPPY Birthday to your Grandma- she looks fantastic for her age :) Great genes, Court!!
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23 Courtney April 11, 2011 at 12:16 pm

Hahaha, thanks Holly! I’m sure my mom is loving all these comments she’s getting! ;)


24 Jenny (Fit Girl Foodie) April 11, 2011 at 10:52 am

Happy Birthday to your grandma!!! Your family is gorgeous, glad you had a fabulous time. Love the pasta salad, yum! :D
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25 Parita @ myinnershakti April 11, 2011 at 10:56 am

You look just like you mom!!! And happy birthday to your grandma! All that food reminds me of summertime! Yay :)
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26 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] April 11, 2011 at 12:53 pm

I know I’ve said this before, but your mama is gorgeous. I swear she could be your older sister — you two are too cute!!
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27 kristen April 11, 2011 at 3:33 pm

that pasta salad looks delicious! You should share the recipe :-) (of course if your mom doesnt mind haha)


28 Shayla April 11, 2011 at 5:35 pm

What a fun night!! And your mom is absolutely gorgeous – I see where you get your beauty from :)


29 Sarah April 11, 2011 at 6:52 pm

mmm that spread looks like a typical summer BBQ over here! I cant wait to start BBQing again!

Ps- thats a REALLY cute picture of you and Jay!
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