Fair Date Night & NYC Day 1
Elevated Acre

Happy Tuesday to all of my favorite peanut butter loving and hating people (I’m calling out my cousin)! Sorry that I couldn’t pop in yesterday with a weekend recap. I got back from New York City late yesterday evening, and had absolutely no wifi or free time Saturday-Monday to write a post and find wifi to post it. So, since I have a lot to recap, I might just break it up into 2 posts.


This was one of my favorite dates in the longest time. Fall is one of my favorite times of the year, and with that comes fair season. On Friday night, Rick picked me up at my house and we took the scenic, backroads route to the fair.

We spent hours walking around, checking out the local food, observing the unique people that were at the fair, and just enjoying each other’s company.

deerfield fair

I had my very first apple cider donut, I know, the horror, and it was THE best thing that I have ever eaten. Not even an exaggeration. It was fresh, warm, and chewy.

deerfield fair


I had really wanted to find the alpaca costume class (I don’t even know what it means), but when we couldn’t find it, we settled on watching horses compete in carries.


After about ten minutes of that, it was decided that fresh, apple crisp was needed. Apple crisp topped with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream. Whomever comes up with these combinations is a pure genius. {Sorry for the blurry picture, I was on the move!}


When you walk 18,000 (half of those being at the fair), 2 desserts are definitely necessary.


Saturday morning I was up bright and early. Too early for a Saturday. (5:30 am). I didn’t think we would get a lot of moving around done, so I got a 1 mile walk in before showering, packing, and heading to work to begin our journey to NYC.

Once we arrived to our hotel around 3, we quickly freshened up, before heading to the lobby to meet up. Our company hired a double decker bus to take a 2 hour tour around the city, which was a blast. I LOVE these busses. I would go on these tours a million times, and don’t even care how much of a tourist it makes me look. They are just so much fun!


By the time we got back to the hotel, we had about an hour or so of free time to relax and get ready before our dinner. Since we were in NYC for the Tunnel to Towers charity race (my company was a major sponsor), we were invited to a private dinner at Elevated Acre, that the organization put on. Wounder soldiers were there, followed by others (who I have no idea who they were).


Can we just talk about this view? It was phenomenal!

Elevated Acre Elevated AcreWe were out until about 8:30, and then a group of us headed back to the hotel to get sleep for an early race morning! More to come on that soon!

Do you love apple cider donuts?

I need MORE!


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Fair Date Night & Heading to NYC

I have been waiting for this day for about 2 weeks now. Every year, a neighboring town hosts the Deerfield Fair, which is one of the biggest fairs my lovely state of NH throws. I never seem to make it every year, but since Rick (the man) is newish resident of NH, I knew he had to experience this fair. So excited for fair food, the perfect fall night, and some quality time with [...] Continue Reading…

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CrossFit Mishap & Make Your Own Fro-Yo Bowls

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WIAW: Chicken Sausage and Oatmeal Obsession
chicken sausage eggs veggies

I have made progress over here in terms of meals that I am addicted to. I have almost kicked my chicken and green bean obsession, and have moved on to a few other meals, which will be showcased in today’s What I Ate Wednesday post, courtesy of Jenn’s weekly link-up.

Before I made progress, I did however enjoy a breakfast of grilled chicken, green beans, and white rice. I’m testing something out with the white rice [...] Continue Reading…

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Pistol Squats & Protein Donuts
chocolate protein donuts

First off, I have to say that you guys are the absolute best by making me feel normal about having a difficult time balancing training for a race and attending CrossFit classes. Each and every one of you gave me great advice, and also further proved that this training is only temporary, and I can find a good balance between the two sports once the race is over. So thank you for relieving my [...] Continue Reading…

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Middle of the Day Date & Apple Picking
brookdale fruit farm

What a fabulous weekend! My weekend unofficially started early on Friday with a special treat on my lunch hour, and lasted throughout a weekend of CrossFit, running, apple picking with the fam, and a lot of relaxing!
So that special treat on my lunch break? I was whisked away from work to go on a mid-workday date. The guy I’ve been dating for the past month was going away for the weekend, so he had [...] Continue Reading…

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Balancing Running & CrossFit: Losing My Mind

As I’m typing this up, I’m having the current debate I have almost every night now that my 10k training has truly picked up. CrossFit or running in the morning? I’m used to the morning CrossFit classes, and on those days, I honestly would have no issue getting a fartlek or hill run in during my lunch, or after work since those are shorter runs, but now that my programmed training runs are about [...] Continue Reading…

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WIAW: Current Favorites. Obviously There’s PB

With an increase in my running over the past few weeks, my appetite has definitely skyrocketed, making me want to eat all of the food, and have actually been craving different foods, but maybe that correlates to the weather change that occurred over the weekend.

Fall is here, which means my favorite summery meals are being replaced by some of my favorite fall meals and snacks. So for this week’s edition of Jenn’s What I [...] Continue Reading…

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Fueling for CrossFit with FUEL FOR FIRE {Review}

Ever since I started CrossFit a year ago, I have attended 6:30 am classes 97% of the time. When attending a morning class that early, it means I’m typically awake around 5:20. There is and always will be controversy on working out fasted, when it come to CrossFit, working out fasted is the last thing you want to do.

It can get tricky, as you don’t want to eat something too heavy that will weigh you down [...] Continue Reading…

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Fro-Yo, Runner’s Alley & Training Runs

If this weekend was any indicator of anything, it was that fall is truly here. The nights are super chilly, and the days have quite a bit of a bite to them. A few degrees warmer would be up my alley more, but I can’t complain since fall weather is my favorite to run in, which there was plenty of this weekend!
I started my weekend on a fabulous note. It was date night, and it [...] Continue Reading…

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