Life, Articles and Cake

This week went by a lot faster than last week.  I haven’t done any life update posts for a while, but that’s because I’m boring. 

Something I common I hear about blogging is: I don’t live an exciting life that anyone cares…

Well, we both have something in common!  Believe me, I don’t have that exciting of life either!  I just run work, and try and go to diners.  I wish I had more free time to travel the world, but alas, you can’t do that if work.  So here I am boring but updating you on life.

My husband and I decided to get each other cakes this year for Valentines Day.  To be honest, it was the greatest decision ever.  Flowers die, I don’t wear a lot of jewelry, and I like cake.

valentines day cake

Blueberry velvet is my new local favorite

Blueberry Velvet is my new local favorite

We celebrated with an at home meal of squid and sea bass.  Squid is one of my favorite seafood.  It’s easy to prepare, as you can sautee it in oil like any other fish.  This is the recipe we used.  It’s easy and not intimidating.

Sea Bass and Squid

Sea Bass and Squid

We enjoyed relaxing at home as well as our cakes.  No, we did not eat it all in one sitting, but I can’t say there is much left nearly a week later either.

This week there has been a lot of excitement outside of blogging as well.  Olympic Trials?  Grammys?  Why is my husband researching Shamwows?

Olympic Trials: (Here is a quick overview)

Here are my two cents (Which obviously have little to no value since I’m just a spectator…)

Photo from here

Photo from here

Personally, I’m very happy all three women who made the Olympic team.  Would it have been different if Kastor had been healthy?  Or if the weather was a little bit cooler?  Possibly but each of the women who made the team has worked hard.

I do have a question left unanswered: Why didn’t the reporters give Sara Hall the respect she deserved? For a while, she was a contender but was left out most of the time.  

I wasn’t as familiar with the men’s side, so I won’t pretend to be too knowledgeable about it. 

Everyone knows Meb.  Everyone was distraught when Ritz was forced to drop out.

Am I surprised Rupp won?  Yes and no.  I don’t believe Salazar would have race his debut marathon if he didn’t think he would win. I do hope he remembered to wear sunscreen and that he does in Rio.  I haven’t seen any week later photos so see if he was sunburnt….

I seem to be the only person not as familiar with Jared Ward.

I had a few elites favorite a few of my tweets talking about them, so that was neat.  Twitter is nice like that…talk about someone (good/bad) and it calls back to haunt you.

I hope each athlete competing was clean, and I’m excited for the Olympics to play out and how each athlete trains in the next few months and does.  Winning the Trials doesn’t mean you’ll medal. I could dedicate multiple blog posts to geeking about this sort of stuff.

Finally, in case you missed any posts this week, here you go:
5 Ways to Love Yourself
Saucony Kinvara Review
Meal Favorites
How Blogging is Changed since 2010

That’s all I have this week.  Unlike last weekend, I’m looking forward to a beautiful weekend.

Questions for you:

Are you racing this weekend?

How was your week?


18 responses

  1. I love cake! But only certain cakes! There’s an AWESOME cupcake place in Atlanta that I keep wanting to go back to! Luckily, it’s kind of a pain to get to, or else I’d probably go way too much. I’m really hoping I get an appetite back for fish after this baby comes cause it’s so good for you and I miss it! But the thought of it is really unappealing, if that even makes sense with missing it too.

  2. LOVE the cakes!!!!!!

    Racing a 10k this weekend – for fun right?! First race since the marathon I ran in October.

  3. I had the same question about Sara Hall! The reporters practically ignored her during those miles where she was in the lead pack. Those cakes look amazing, especially the blueberry velvet flavor.

  4. It’s settled, next year I’m buying myself a cake for Valentine’s Day – freaking amazing idea!!

    I’m always so frustrated and disappointed with how little coverage the females get in ANY sport. When even the Track and Field Championships this summer, they’d spend so much time on the men and a tiny bit on the women. The women’s 10k was spectacular, but, hardly any coverage. (I could rant on this for dayzzzzz)

  5. Hi Hollie, definitely like your thoughts on the marathon. I was disappointed in the coverage in that they could have done so much more on highlighting the lesser known people. During the early stages, I feel like some human interest stories/pre-taped interviews would have been nice.
    Random – I fell on my tailbone x-country skiing and I killed my entire butt area. I just keep referring to it as “bum butt” per your previous naming of your injury. It’s keeping me smiling despite the annoying pain 🙂
    Have a great weekend.

  6. Love the cakes!
    I had a pretty stressful week but I’m looking forward to going to San Diego tomorrow. 🙂

  7. The cake idea is so cute!!! I told my husband not to get me anything since it is always a last minute rose because he feels obligated. I know nothing about the Olympic trials but it is fascinating! I love watching the Olympics.

  8. Both the men’s and women’s races were super fun to watch. We talked a lot about it at work this week naturally, lol. Between Rupp’s surge and the issues Shalene overcame, wow!

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