Ahhh, my day off was nice:)

The morning didn’t go exactly as I an envisioned though because I had to do some report writing (which took longer than I had planned) and spinning was a bit of a disappointment. I hadn’t ever been to the Tuesday class because I’m usually at work and I didn’t really care for the instructor. She was very nice, but we did a lot of long sprints with virtually no resistance on the bike. I’m not really a fan of this because it doesn’t feel like I have much control and I was bouncing all around. I couldn’t really turn up the resistance to stabilize myself though, because she expected us to pedal as fast as possible for the entire song. I’d much rather push through more difficult resistance for a shorter sprint, then just pedal as fast as I can for a whole song. I’ve never seen an instructor pedal so fast (and look so silly). Anyway, I had a bit of a stomach ache this morning and all the bouncing didn’t really help. But, lunch did help! It was soooo nice eating lunch at home and being able to decide what I wanted in the moment. I’m loving the fontina on my sandwich (TJ’s just started making it in slices)…it’s so buttery!


After lunch, I took the train to the bus to Target! I went for fun, but also because we needed a lot of household stuff (paper towels, cleaning supplies) and the prices are much better than at the local hardware store. I took my time strolling down the aisles and I actually found some cute boots. I didn’t buy them though because I wasn’t sure about the quality of Target boots and I have my eye on another pair. Exciting to know I could get something cute for $39.00 though! I did buy some black riding pants. They are basically the warm, real-pant version of leggings. The leggings I have can be kind of drafty and they aren’t appropriate for work (unless I’m wearing them under a dress), so I’m excited to have a stretchy pant that’s actually a pant.


Dinner was veggie-licious! If you haven’t noticed, I’m really into bowls of fun foods. This one was made with quinoa, spinach, peas, corn, cranberries, and blue cheese, and topped with a potato burger. The blue cheese melted with the sweet cranberries, making this dish pretty awesome for someone who doesn’t care too much for vegetables.


It’s back to work in the AM. Later gators.

  • Maria
    November 2, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    That DOES look like a big ol’ bowl of awesome!

  • Lindsey Morningstar
    November 3, 2010 at 12:23 am

    I totally feel you on the spin instructor preference. There is this one instructor at my gym who will call you out if she sees you touching the dial (even if you want to add more on) – total spin Nazi!
    And I totally want those boots 🙂

  • Lauren
    November 3, 2010 at 6:56 am

    Bowl food are the best! 🙂

  • lisa
    November 3, 2010 at 6:57 am

    I buy target shoes and boots a lot. I dont have any problems with the quality. I dont wear them every day but they do last me awhile

  • Lauren
    November 3, 2010 at 7:12 am

    I love throwing a bunch of random foods together – the more flavors and textures, the better! I’ve discovered delicious combinations this way, such as sandwiching together mashed avocado, shelled edamame, dried cherries, and nuts. Strange, sure… but it tastes fantastic.

    The boots look cute, but I’m with you on the questionable quality of Target shoes. I walk to and from work, and am on my feet for most of the day, so I prefer to buy shoes from more reputable companies. I love the deals you can get at Marshall’s and TJ Maxx for discount (but high quality) shoes!

  • Meg
    November 3, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    Hi Laura! I love your blog and have a random question–who cuts your hair? I love it! I have long hair and am having a very hard time finding a stylist who won’t give me a poofy 1990s cut. I’m new to the Boston area and am trying to find a stylist. Thanks so much and keep up the great work!!

    • Laura
      November 3, 2010 at 8:03 pm

      Thanks! I get it cut by Kayla at the PhillipoStyle Salon in Fenway. I’ve actually only been there twice because I usually jump around to different places, but I’ve liked the cut a lot both times and its relatively inexpensive.

      • Meg
        November 3, 2010 at 9:27 pm

        Thank you so much! I really appreciate it.

  • Tina
    November 3, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    I hate when spin instructors do things like that. Sprints should always be kept shorter. I’m with you on pushing through a shorter sprint with appropriate resistance.

  • Kat
    November 3, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Cute boots! I’d say it’s a great way to try out a style/color you might not otherwise go for.

    Love that veggie bowl for dinner. More importantly, melted cheese always adds.