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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! ;)

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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.

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Blue Moon Honey Wheat for me. Deeeelish. Smile

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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

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What a goof ball!

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

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

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

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

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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. 

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

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

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Happy Birthday!! Open-mouthed smile

I’m pretty sure the cupcakes were a hit.

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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

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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.

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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! :)

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

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

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7 Kristina April 10, 2011 at 10:13 pm

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

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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 :)

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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!

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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.

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17 Courtney April 11, 2011 at 12:18 pm

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

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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!

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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!

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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 =)

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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! ;)

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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)

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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 :)

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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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