Sunday Snap Shot and Scheduling

by Joanne on April 5, 2010

What a nice Easter Sunday.  Dinner at one of our favorite spots, Perugia’s

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In attendance:  Ted and myself, young Teddy, Angela and Nicholas, and Richard


We enjoyed a fresh mixed green salad with sliced granny smith apples, walnuts, oil, vinegar with crumbly bleu cheese.


I think I spied the Cajun Crab Cake in front of Richard but he didn’t say a word.  Obviously it was way too good to share.

The restaurant was busy with several tables of 4 or more and a large table of 10 or 12.  The usual wait staff was on hand, hustling and bustling and not missing a beat.  In fact, when Nicholas decided he needed to stretch his legs, a little toy on wheels was brought out so he could zip around from the table to the door.  Luckily, there were no traffic accidents and Angela enjoyed a little exercise with her meal.


The bread was brought out and quickly inhaled by everyone at the table.  Assorted rolls of multi grain, sourdough, onion or olive loaf…all so fresh and good.

Richard and I had the pan seared salmon with dill crème fraise.


The salmon was grilled to perfection.  The crème fraise, fresh, light, and dilly.  The potatoes, barely crisp, soft inside with subtle seasoning and nicely salted.  Fresh broccolini with substance.

Ted, Teddy, and Angela had the Penne DiLorenzo with Chicken


Ted’s review of his dish was that the chicken was tender and moist. The seasonings and sauce not over done with a hint of red crushed pepper.  Noodles al dente.  There wasn’t a noodle left on either of the Ted’s plate. 

Only one of us had room for dessert.  The guy that stands 6’4” and weights 180 – TEDDY!


I was able to snag the Ande’s mint off the top of this divine dessert: The Ande’s Candies Mousse.

Even Nicholas was dipping his fork in for a taste or two.  So good!


So attentive. So conscientious that every bite meets your expectations.  The chef, the waitress, the host all work together to make dining at Perugia’s a memorable experience whether in celebration or simply just a night out.  Mary Jo, I HAVE to meet your son because I have a lot to learn about cooking from him.  Such a great chef.   When is class? 


The work out week. It must be planned. It has to be light.  Every day is one day closer to my first half.  I’ve worked hard and this is to reward myself of that hard work.  The half is my way of testing the waters to see if I really want to go the distance to the next level: The Marathon.

Let’s not jump the gun.  Trying to focus on next Sunday and establish a really good workout schedule for the week was tough.  I think it’s going to be something like this:

Monday(completed):  3.3 mile T/M run + 30 min weights(chest & bi’s) + 3.73 mile run with Shane. 7.03 miles total
Tuesday:  50 minute cross + 25 min. weights (legs-lightly) + 45 minute walk      
Wednesday:  9 mile run + maybe some jogging with Shane.
Thursday:  3 mile run + 25 min. weights + 30 min. walk
Friday:  30 cross + 30 weights  + 3 – 4 mile run 
Saturday:  Long walk

I’m going back and forth with what days to do what and I’ll continue to make adjustments depending on how I feel but that is the tentative schedule.  Total running miles last week = 34.34 miles.

More scheduling…

Since I ordered my NEW ROAD BIKE last Friday, I will be calling to get fitted for my bike this week.  Sometime after Tuesday. Ted will be ordering his this week as well.  Mine is a Specialized Dolce Sport

my bike

So Excited!  It’s white with berry trim. 

Do you have a bike?  What do you like / dislike about it?


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  • At 2010.04.05 10:23, kalli@fitandfortysomething said:

    what a great meal out with family! your salmon looks delicious-something i would have picked for sure.
    oh i love your new bike-she is soooooo pretty. how fun we will both have to keep updated of our rides 🙂
    the chocolate fondant idea sounds brillant to try—–how fun.
    have a great day Joanne 🙂

    • At 2010.04.05 11:12, Joanne said:

      Kalli: Thanks. It will be fun – kind of like virtual biking together. 🙂

      • At 2010.04.05 13:21, Lori (Finding Radiance) said:

        Looks like a fun day! I can’t even imagine doing a marathon. I admire those that can run for that length of time.

        I have a beater bike. It’s a Schwinn hybrid bike that is old, but a great bike. It has gotten me through a triathlon and a duathlon. I kind of want to upgrade, but this bike fits me so well that I don’t really want to get rid of it other than to see if I can be faster with a different bike.

        • At 2010.04.05 13:30, Joanne said:

          My thoughts were to buy something that would last through my transitions. What I bought might be too much bike for me right now, but I have every intention of growing into it and racking up those bike miles.
          It’s tough to give up something that has worked so well for you and if the Schwinn has years left on it – keep it and enjoy.

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