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Pinkberry + Saturday Stuff + Sushi

Some weekend photos for you. It was a perfect mix of fun and un-fun. Fun included everything you see below, un-fun included paying $85 to replace my shattered iPhone screen, having a HVAC technician out to my house for the FOURTH time this summer because my air quit on me again and dealing with a leaky, running toilet. More on my escapade into plumbing will come soon. This should be entertaining! 🙂


On Friday night my friend Lauren invited me to dinner because her mom was in town. We ate at Wolfgang Puck Pizza Bar where I enjoyed calamari, hummus and a wild mushroom pizza and then finished the evening with a walk down to Pinkberry.


Peach and coconut yogurt with their housemade version of Heath bar, mango, kiwi and mochi (<—– my favorite froyo topping of ALL TIME!).


I started my Saturday morning at Luna’s Living Kitchen where I got an amazing smoothie before heading off to work at Metro CrossFit. I selected “The Grey Hulk” at the recommendation of one of the staff members…wild berries, banana, hemp milk, spirulina, maca and hemp protein. It was really good but expensive.


I went to the Atherton Market after finishing up at the gym. I got a lot of great stuff including shishito peppers (which I’ve been loving!), mini bell peppers, corn, eggplant, yellow cherry tomatoes, red tomatoes, pork sausage and chicken.


I made lunch featuring my new farmers market finds. I sauteed eggplant, shishito peppers and bell peppers and then served it over rice topped with cherry tomatoes, feta, basil and a splash of red wine vinegar. Yum!


I spent the rest of Saturday running all over Charlotte getting my iPhone screen repaired, shopping at Target and Home Goods and subbing a yoga class. Reward after was sushi for dinner. Started with ahi tuna tacos.


And then a mix of eel, shrimp, tuna and salmon sushi. It all tasted as good as it looks!

I’ll catch y’all up on Sunday later today but I’ve gotta get going! It’s going to be a great Monday…if I can survive this CrossFit class I’m taking in a few minutes. The WOD today is so brutal.



And some inspiration to start your week! Be focused and productive. 😀

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  • Shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com August 12, 2013, 8:57 am

    Love your “inspiration for the start of the week”!
    That photo of the ahi tuna tacos is GREAT! These really are some scrumptious eats!

  • She Rocks Fitness August 12, 2013, 9:08 am

    I LOVE ahi Tuna tacos…they are so delicious and refreshing! I am definitely working on being productive, positive, and patient this week. It is Monday already, so it is time to just get after it and do it. No excuses! XOXO

  • Stephen August 12, 2013, 10:30 am

    I second the tuna tacos! Sounds like you had a fun and delicious weekend.

  • Haley @Cupcakes and Sunshine August 12, 2013, 10:34 am

    I absolutely love Luna’s!! It is quite expensive, but one of my favorite treats when in Charlotte! (: And Pinkberry balances out the un-funs. always. (: Hehe!

  • Katie @ running4cupcakes August 12, 2013, 10:42 am

    Sounds like you had enough fun things to help keep your mind off of the un-fun things. And those ahi tuna tacos look so adorable.. . almost too cute to eat, almost!!

  • Lisa August 12, 2013, 11:03 am

    Thanks for a reminder of what I should focus on! Have a great day!

  • Megan (The Lyons' Share) August 12, 2013, 11:04 am

    Ack … you’re reminding me about my iPhone … it’s been shattered in one corner for a few months (that’s what happens when you’re trying to use it as a flashlight while running early in the morning and you fall … oops). It’s still useable so I haven’t gone to get it fixed yet but I should just bite the bullet! I share your love for mochi as a fro-yo topping and for shishito peppers (although I have never cooked them myself, just had them at restaurants!).

  • kate August 12, 2013, 1:34 pm

    YUM where did you get that sushi…because those tacos look amazing!!!

    • Jen August 12, 2013, 2:35 pm

      upstream…they actually have really amazing sushi and their patio is great.

  • Christine@ Apple of My Eye August 12, 2013, 1:38 pm

    Mochi is definitely one of my favorite toppings as well! The plain tart, mochi, and strawberry combination is to die for 😀

  • Brittany (Healthy Slice of Life) August 12, 2013, 2:20 pm

    I want sushi so badly right now!! And what a fun night with Lauren! Would love to see yall again soon!

  • Jamie August 12, 2013, 9:31 pm

    Hey Jen – where in Charlotte were you able to get your iPhone screen fixed for $85? I just shattered my screen this weekend =( I have the insurance but I think the deductible is still more than $85. I did go to the AT&T store but they said they couldn’t do anything.

    Secondly, great pic of you and Lauren! I know Lauren and Jeff from high school and they are really great people. Glad you all had such a good time at dinner!

    • Jen August 13, 2013, 11:21 am

      i went here: http://www.ubreakifix.com/locations/charlotte/.

      if your phone is still under warranty if you have it replaced by a non-authorized dealer it voids the warranty. mine is old so i didn’t care.

      there is also this place: http://cpr-onenc.com/ that i wish i’d known about before i drove all the way down to 51!

      lauren and jeff are my favorites! 🙂

      • Jamie August 13, 2013, 8:15 pm

        Thanks for the heads up that if I brought it to one of these places it would void the insurance contract! $200 later, I just submitted my claim 🙁 Live and learn, I suppose. I’m thinking one of those bulky otterboxes may be worth the size inconvenience. Thanks for the repair links (although I hope I never have to use them!).

  • Emily August 12, 2013, 10:17 pm

    Ok I’m just getting into CrossFit (I want to do it because I’ve heard it does wonders for helping with speed) but I’m totally overwhelmed by understanding all the acronyms etc. I guess I should just fork over the money and attend a gym for a month until I get the hang of the workouts? What do you suggest for a first timer?

    Also. I love that quote. You always pick the good ones 🙂

    • Jen August 13, 2013, 11:22 am

      just jump in and try to learn the ropes. it’s like anything you start new…yoga, running, bodypump, etc…all have their own language and you will learn by doing!

  • Lauren K August 13, 2013, 9:14 pm

    Catching up on the blog posts–such a fun Friday night and great work on the Rx!! My body is so done after yesterday and today…xoxo!

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