Ski Day

My lovely boss gave me a comp. day a few weeks ago so Garrett and I decided to go skiing. He works Tuesday-Saturday and usually goes snowboarding on Mondays and I decided to join him on skis this particular day.

We headed up into the Santa Fe National Forest to Ski Santa Fe. They have over 70 runs that range in elevation from 10-12,000ft.











We decided to head up the mountain (about 20 miles from our house) in the afternoon and purchase and afternoon ski pass. The prices were really reasonable and it wasn’t too crowded. I’ve done some east coast skiing and was really nervous about high elevation skiing and Garrett did a great job of calming my nerves.  We stuck to beginner slopes and had a wonderful time together. The views were spectacular and the company was even better 😛




































A good day was had by all! 



Look what arrived today?!









My first foodie pen pels box. Thanks again Crystal from NY! I’m excited to tell everyone on the 30th about the exciting food items I received today 🙂 

Sneak peak- G and I did thouroughly enjoyed the homemade peanut butter egg so much! Yummo. The perfect treat after tuxedo shopping (for G’s sister’s wedding coming up on May 27th) and dinner. 



















Hello There

Hi Friends,

Sorry I’ve been Missing In Action the past two weeks! Work has been insane with a rebranding campaign and two partnerships – one with NYSE and the other with Sam Adams. Things have been nuts! I’ve eaten pretty well but, my half marathon training has been suffering but, this upcoming week I’m ready to kick back into high-hear. Below is my meal plan for the week 🙂 It is a little sparse and many things will be added along the way. It is just a great place to start for me and G. 

What do you think? Any suggestions? 

  Breakfast Lunch Snack Dinner
Monday Smoothie and Tea Salad /Fruit Fruit Chicken, beans and rice
Tuesday Overnight Oats and Tea Salad/ Fruit Trail Mix Chef Salads with Eggs
Wednesday Smoothie and Tea Salad/Fruit Fruit Lentil Burgers
Thursday Overnight Oats and Tea Salad/Fruit Trail Mix Soba Noodles stirfry
Friday Smoothie and Tea Salad/Fruit Fruit ?

May the luck of the Irish be with you, Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!!! As most of you hopefully know, my name is Erin (which means Ireland), and I’m very Irish. I lived in Italy in 2008 and that fall I accomplished my dream of going to Ireland. I went to Dublin with friends and loved every minute of it. I would love to return to explore more of the cities and countryside…someday…

Anyway, let’s take a  little trip down memory lane and let’s head to Dublin! 

Jen and I infront of St. Patrick’s Cathedral! 

Irish eyes smiling…because of too much Guinness! Here we are at the Guinness Factory up at the Gravity Bar. 

Drinking more Guinness at a pub during a sing a long! 

Jen taste testing whiskeys at the Jameson Factory!

In a guard stand at Dublin Castle. 

The Erin Room in Dublin Castle. Our tour guide wouldn’t let me go in! 

Thanks for going back to Dublin with me this St. Patrick’s Day and I’d like to leave you this morning with one of my favorite Irish poems:

“May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be ever at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rain fall softly on your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the hollow of his hand.”



This morning we woke up to snow and decided to take our time moving around because, well, we were both exhausted. Garrett had a very busy and cold week working with Habitat and I wasn’t insanely stressed by work but exercised a ton! This week I attended Hot Yoga twice and ran about 17 miles and biked 10. This morning we took our time getting up and decided to celebrate the time change (ugh) by having breakfast sandwiches. They are a staple around here.

The perfect combination of savory and yummyness!





    Arnold sandwich thin, fried egg, swiss cheese, salsa and pea shoots! 






After our nice quiet breakfast we decided to do some grocery shopping. We frequent Smiths Grocery store because they offer the best combination of affordable healthy food and cheapy bulk food for Garrett. We have a Smith’s card and really enjoy the savings and coupons! 














   Aw, what a guy! Helped me shop, carry in the groceries and put them away! 







After we got our groceries put away we had a fabulous lunch of leftovers and then we went on a 10 mile bike ride on the Santa Fe Rail Trail and Arroyo de los Chamisos Trail. We had a great time and it was so nice to see the snow disappear and the sun shine! I was a little sore on the ride but, enjoyed spending time with G!




    Leftover chicken curry, steamed veggies, and homemade guacamole with black beans for lunch.










 The trail map! 







   Garrett on the trail. Poor guy got 2 flat tires on our ride. 








   Me on the trail! Clearly, the poster child for Bell Bike Helmets! 











  This part of the trail was much steeper than it looks. I definitely struggled up this hill. 







Once we got back home it was almost dinner time. I decided to set up a potato bar for the two of us. We had turkey bacon, salsa, black beans, cheese, pea shoots, and potatoes! It was glorious and…most importantly….simple! 





   It was a hit! 









   I swear a tater is under there! 










  After dinner I didn’t have any WWP points left but, I really needed a sweet treat after this past week! I decided to have some Trader Joe’s cool whip, flax, peanut butter, chocochips, and fresh strawberries. It hit the spot! 



This upcoming week should be nice and laid back. I’m looking forward to some intense runs and lots of Hot Yoga (my new favorite thing)!!!!  

Hope everyone had a nice and SUNNY and FUN weekend! 

In no particular order…

Drumroll please…….MY DAY in pictures!






























 I registered!!!! 
















  My Valentine finally arrived from my parents! I love it 🙂 




Early wake up call to run! Then off to work at an ungodly hour… secretly wishing for snow so I can go in later! I’m totally wearing my pj’s inside out! SNOW GODS help a girl out! 



So, what’s really for dinner?

Hi Friends!

I’m so excited!!!!! I just found out that Blue Moon Hot Yoga in Santa Fe will be offering free classes this Thursday! I’ve wanted to try hot yoga for a while but could never justify the $15/class. Honestly, I just didn’t feel like spending the cash to be stuck in a sweaty and smelly room with people I didn’t know attempting to touch my toes and failing for 90 minutes. Today during my lunch break I was randomly checking their website and found out about the free classes. I convinced a co-worker of mine  to go and she said YES! Thursday should be a lot of fun and I’ll keep everyone posted on how the sweaty toe touching goes 😛

Today was not the best food day. Girl Scout Cookies have been delivered and they seem to be popping up everywhere both at the office and at home. Must…..resist……….cookies! Other than consuming way too many cookies I ate pretty well.

Breakfast consisted of a homemade breakfast burrito with a fried egg, nutritional yeast, salsa and yellow pepper. Here it is wrapped up and ready to hit the road! 









For lunch I had leftover penne from last night. Penne the next day isn’t the best even when heated.











When I got home from work I had to totally fight the urge to NOT demolish our Girl Scout Cookies and decided to make the next best thing – lentils with pea shoots added to the last bit of pasta from last night. Dinner tonight was wicked proof that I desperately need to get groceries. I need more fresh and green things in my life! 




 ERIN, don’t do it!!! 









 Ah, much better. I also added some Green Chile bread to the mix from Golden Crown in Albuquerque! It ended up being a pretty tasty meal. 






Tonight, I’ve come to the conclusion that I should spend less time on my computer and more time reading this! 











Okay, I’m definitely ready for some shut-eye. See y’all tomorrow 🙂