Sunday, October 29, 2017

Weekly Wrap...October 29, Full of Mystery!




Sunday I was kind of in a funk all day. Scott had gone to the Steeler's game and I stayed home to recover from my race in Baltimore. I felt really good Saturday after the race and I wasn't sore at all. In fact, I felt like I could have kept on running.  However, on Sunday it hit me and I was a bit achy!  I did finally get motivated enough to do some chores around the house.

Monday I had a few goodies left over from race day in Maryland and was excited to have these chips with my lunch!

They are Crab Chips with Chesapeake seasoning. Yes, I know I can buy these locally but I would never just buy a bag a chips to keep around the house.  So yes, I was excited by a little bag of chips! 

Also on Monday I got out an went for a run with my mom.  I thought if  I pretended I wasn't achy that maybe I wouldn't be. It worked! I felt good during the run except for the fact that I had a very tight left calf. I came home and immediately stretched and foam rolled.


I did not see anything too interesting on this run, but afterwards I did.  As we were exiting the park in our car, we had to wait for all these ducks to cross the road.  There was a break in the action so the car in front of us could actually move ahead and then a ton more would cross the street and we would have to wait for them.  The grassy area to the right of this picture is just covered in ducks! 

Tuesday was a rest days. I did stretching and foam rolling.  It's surprising how an injury scare can make you commit to foam rolling! 

Wednesday I did some miles at the island with Scott.  We didn't start till late so I had a feeling it might get dark while we were still there so I took my RunLites.


I wore the original RunLite gloves and gave Scott the RunLite mittens that they sent me at the end of the season last year. I had not had an opportunity to take the mittens for a run last year so this is the first time they've been used. Scott said they were quite cozy and warm! 

Thursday was another rest day.

This Fall our thing on Friday nights has been going to Starbucks. I know, most people probably go to Happy Hour for a cocktail, but not us. We go to Starbucks and usually close the place down.
 I got the limited edition Zombie Frappucino and Scott got the Pumpkin Spice this time. Our friends all got Lattes but I just can't bring myself to ordering a hot drink yet!  My zombie frappuccio was quite tasty. It was green caramel apple flavored. 

I then went home and went to bed because I had a race in the morning.



Saturday I ran the Monster Mash and Lacey ran Wicked! This was a new race to me so I hope to tell a little more about it later this week.


Later that evening we had plans to do the Escape Room with some friends. This was SO MUCH fun! There were actually four themed rooms and the one we were in had a Wild West theme.  With in our Wild West room there were actually three rooms. We had to find keys that opened additional doors ( we did not know this at first). Our goal was to find  a diamond that was locked inside a box.  This particular room only had a success rate of 20%, so only 20 % of the people who did this room found the diamond and were able to "escape".  Our group found the diamond and escaped with only 5 minutes left!  I think we will be going back and trying out some of the other themed rooms! 

Afterwards we all went to dinner to celebrate our success! Then Scott and I came home and watched the last episode of the Missing Maura Murray series!  Are you following this case?  -M

Ever done an escape room?  Do you prefer Happy Hour cocktails or Starbucks? Ever had crab chips?

PS: We got official race pictures from the Baltimore Marathon and since pictures help tell the story better, we put them back in our race recaps! You can check them out Here and Here

34 comments:

  1. Congrats on running another race! I don't really like the sweet drinks from Starbucks- Id rather get coffee in the morning. And these days Id rather do my own happy hour at home than go out and pay for drinks:)

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  2. I cannot bring myself to try those frapps! Was it really good??? I love to eat sweets, but sweet drinks of any kind are iffy.

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    1. Yes, it was pretty good but I usually like the Frappes!

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  3. Congrats on your 5k and escaping from the escape room! LOL! Did you take Bailey with you there too? I bet she could have sniffed her way out!

    Funny thing about those Utz chips--they had them at my Target last week! It was the strangest thing! But I did buy the pretzels. They were a hit.

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    1. Nope, Baylee did not come to the Escape room but I wonder if she would have been allowed to? Those chips were yummy!

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  4. We did the Escape Room last year and loved it - you are reminding me that we wanted to do it again. Nice job escaping out of that challenging room!

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    1. It Was great fun! I love how they have different themed rooms and are often changing them! Now I want to do them all!

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  5. Oh, I know what Utz chips are! There's an outlet store in Hanover, where our daughter lives, and we've stopped there a couple times (on all of our visits). YUMMMMMMM!

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    1. Yea, I know they are made not too far from here!

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  6. I've always wanted to do an Escape Room - it sounds like so much fun! Those crab cake potato chips sounds good!

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    1. Both things made me thoroughly happy this week..lol

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  7. I wondered if the Zombie Frappacino was good. I need to try one before they are gone. We watched the horror movie Escape Room last night. It was terrible! No real plot; just a cheap scary movie. LOL. But, I'm not sure I'll ever be able to go into one now. Thanks for linking!

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    1. The Frappacino was good! I did not know there was a movie called Escape Room!

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  8. I'd love to try an Escape Room! I can hang out at Starbucks any time of day, but I have to order decaf after lunch!

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  9. I've never done an Escape Room but sounds fun! I've never tried crab chips but they actually sound good. My hubby got the zombie frap and liked it. Congrats on your 5k!

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  10. That Escape Room looks sooo exciting! Would love to do one! :-) I would definitely choose a Starbucks over Happy Hour cocktails! And well done on another race this week! Will also go over and look at the Baltimore official pics! :-)

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  11. I would like to do a "real" escape room. I did one at Crime Con but apparently it was sooooo low budget, according to my cousin who has been to real ones.

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  12. whoa, that zombie frappucino looks good - i've never heard of that! I didn't know you can get a few different flavors. And crab seasoning chips? Definitely never heard of those! Interesting - but you make them sound good!

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  13. Ha I was wondering how that Zombie frap was! Looks very sweet tasting.

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  14. Escape room sounds like fun, but I don't know if I could talk my husband into it, although I'm sure he'd be much better at it than me.

    No cocktails and no Starbucks. Usually dinner out on Saturdays but not always.

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  15. I haven't done an escape room, but I think the concept is fun. I've never heard of crab chips. Are they good?

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  16. Crab cake chips? You might have an idea for the next Lays "do us a flavor
    :)

    Nicole @ www.bentomomentos.wordpress.com

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  17. I'm glad to hear the zombie frappuchino was good, I've been seeing the photos and wondering what it tasted like. I haven't tried an Escape Room yet but I keep hearing that they're a lot of fun!

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  18. I've done a few Escape rooms here in Minneapolis and they are a blast! A nice change to use your brain in a different way.

    I love me some Starbucks but just not a fan of the sweet drinks...more of a espresso/misto/latte/americano/plain coffee girl...I rarely would go to a happy hour on a Friday since I always have a long run on a Saturday :)

    Crab cake chips sound pretty intersting...I may not like sweet coffee drinks, but I'm a sucker for the salty snacks, haha!

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  19. What a fun weekend! I'm super sensitive to caffeine, so I don't drink it after 12... so I guess I pick happy hour- lol!
    I haven't done an escape room yet, but it looks like fun.

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  20. I love Starbucks happy hour! Roger and I go there after movies, or randomly after meals. I am afraid of trying the zombie frap!! I'm going to ask them if they can do a frappula frapp, those are my favorite!

    Congratulations on your 5K! I'll check for the recap this week.

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  21. That Starbucks zombie drink sounds yummy! But then again, anything with caramel in it sounds yummy to me. Look at how cute you and Bailey look all dressed up for the Monster Mash 5k! Did Bailey run too?

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  22. The escape room sounds very fun!
    I am with you, I get so nervous at every little ache I start wearing compression, icing, rolling, lol
    Starbucks is a good happy hour for me tooo, I am getting too old to drink ;)

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