That’s a lot of orange juice.

Hi again! Smile

How was everyone’s weekend? 

Brandon and I have actually been dealing with a rather stressful situation involving our house in Ohio, so we both made a conscious effort to have a little fun this weekend and get our minds off everything!

First up for me … an 8.5 mile run Saturday morning! Thumbs up

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It dawned on me that I haven’t taken any pictures of myself lately … I’ve been more focused on pictures of food (which we probably all enjoy more anyways, right? Winking smile)!  So I took a quick pic pre-run.  You also get a glance at our tiny lovely hotel room.

I decided to try another park for my Saturday run.  This time, it was George Pierce Park in Suwanee.

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The park is actually much prettier than my one pathetic picture … but I didn’t want to take my camera on the run!

Good news on the run … my shins didn’t hurt at all! Thumbs up

Bad news … the hills nearly killed me!

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Um, yeah, I didn’t look nearly as graceful and confident as that woman on my run!

FYI for those who may not know, Georgia is quite hilly.  Much more so than Wapakoneta, Ohio.  And I am clearly not used to it!

However, I guess it’s good preparation for my half-marathon in Nashville next month!

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So after about 6.5 miles on wheezing up and down the hills, I eventually went in search of a slightly flatter terrain to finish my run.

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Fortunately, Suwanee’s “Town Center” was only a quick drive away!

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It’s a super cute area with lots of shops and little restaurants, walking paths, lots of green space for throwing a football around, and an amphitheater for live entertainment!

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My last two miles still wasn’t easy, but it wasn’t nearly as killer as that park! 

After I finished up, I really needed something to drink, as I had finished my water several miles back.

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I found this cute restaurant and ordered a drink to be enjoyed outside … away from all the nice, clean people who had already showered for the day. Winking smile

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This stuff was delicious.  I typically just prefer normal water, but this sparkling water really hit the spot! Smile

Later in the day, Brandon and I decided to check out this place:

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The International Farmers’ Market!

The market is near our hotel, and every time we drive by it, we see how PACKED the place is!  So we decided it was finally time to check it out.

And wow, was it cool!  Basically, any crazy ingredient you might need, it was there.

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Cactus,

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durian (which is a fruit, by the way!  I had to Google it!),

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octopus,

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Asian wines (including plum wine, which is my favorite!),

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and just a little bit of rice. Winking smile

In need of orange juice?

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I think they may be able to help you there.

Saturday night, I made a slow cooker recipe that ended up being pretty bad (I’ll share more details later this week).  So what do you do when dinner is a bust?

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Break out your Coldstone gift card, of course! Thumbs up

(Thanks to my friends at Snyder Park Elementary for that gift card … we’re putting it to good use!)

On Sunday, after church (we’re still attending Passion City and LOVING it!!), we headed to “The Forum,” which is an outdoor shopping center in the area.

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We had lunch at Mambo, a cute Italian restaurant.

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I drooled over their assortment of gelato while waiting for my meal.

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I ordered a Pollo Panini, which had chicken, tomato, mozzarella, and pesto.  It also came with a Caesar salad.  Yum! Smile

After lunch, we explored the stores.  I was particularly interested in the furniture stores, since we’ll be having to decorate a new house at some point soon!

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And what shopping trip is complete without a new pair of shoes? Winking smile

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What do you think?  I thought they might be good for our Europe trip this summer … cute and comfortable! Thumbs up

Whew, well that was our weekend!  Now tell me about YOUR weekend! Smile

 



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29 Responses to That’s a lot of orange juice.

  1. Alyssa @ fit and fun in third

    Adorable shoes! Where from?? And great job on your run!!
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    • notsodomesticated

      I got them from DSW … they’re Roxy brand, but they were at a discount price at DSW. That store is awesome! ;)

  2. Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health

    I want those shoes! SO cute :) . Hills when running are the worst…I would not have been graceful running up them either. Um, and how do you eat cactus? I don’t know if I’d want to be that adventurous hehe. I hope everything turns out wonderfully with your house!
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  3. Kat

    congrats on the killer run! hill running is always tough, but it always makes me feel super tough after!
    And ummmm cactus huh? I know they make taquilla and agave nectar from it, but I had no idea you could eat it straight up. I mean what, roast it? Bake it? I think I’ll pass….lol
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  4. Theresa

    hills are so killer! my town is full of them, so i feel like i’m always getting a crazy workout during my runs..haha!

    the weekends go by so fast, dont they? i’m excited for the time change though, i love it when the days get longer :)
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  5. Andrea @ Andrea Out Loud!

    Those shoes look adorable on you! For some reason I cant pull those kind off but wish I could so bad!
    Glad you guys were able to have some fun! :)
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    • notsodomesticated

      Well I also tried on some of the Sperry boat shoes, and those didn’t look quite right on me. So I understand what you’re saying! ;)

  6. Corrie Anne

    Those are perfect spring/Europe shoes! What a fun weekend!
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  7. natalie @ southern fit foodie

    Hills are TOTALLY different than flat runs – but they will definitely prepare you for Nashville!!!

    Cute shoes – I love DSW!
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  8. natalie @ southern fit foodie

    Oh, and we have an international farmers market in Memphis that is like that – it has so many crazy ingredients, and the store is divided into sections by regions. It’s awesome!
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  9. amy @ fearless homemaker

    hope everything works out okay with the ohio house! by the way … be glad that you didn’t buy the durian fruit from the international market. it smells really really bad, ha! cute new shoes, by the way. =)
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    • notsodomesticated

      Hahah thanks … good to know!! ;)

  10. Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance

    Wow– it looks like there’s so much to do in your new city! I’ve always wanted to live in Georgia because I love the atmosphere of it. Plus the people are so friendly!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Except when they’re driving … then they are most definitely NOT friendly. I think that may be a blog post for another day haha!

  11. Cinnamon @ eatpraytri

    ok a few thoughts….
    I am now thirsty for OJ
    Brown Butter Praline gelato? That sounds amazing and now I want that too
    Those shoes are super cute! I just got some new ones too in Vegas…I think everyone will either love them or think I am crazy for loving them…we will see….
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    • notsodomesticated

      I thought the Oatmeal Cookie gelato sounded pretty amazing, too! ;)

  12. Carrie @ Lift Eat Repeat

    You can’t go wrong with cute & comfy! Especially if you are going to be doing a lot of walking around on your trip!
    Wow, great run too!
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  13. Katie @ Katie Without Restrictions

    Wow, busy weekend! Looks like you definitely packed some fun in. That international market looks awesome… I would love to check something like that out! Seems like you two are enjoying checking out your new area. And, I love your shoes! ;)
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  14. Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries

    ice cream always seems to make anything better! :) i looove cold stone!
    VERY cute shoes! they’re totally my style.
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  15. Simply Life

    Coldstone can definitely make up for any kitchen mishaps! )

  16. Holly

    LOVE your shoes!! Where did you get them?? I have been looking for a pair, just like that. They are adorable!!
    That farmer’s market looks interesting- haha! Cactus?! YUM! Haha- jk. :)
    YAY! About your shins feeling better- I hope they stay that way.

    • notsodomesticated

      Thanks, Holly! DSW shoe store … the brand is Roxy. I bet you can find them online!! :)

  17. Baking Serendipity

    Love the new shoes…and that market!
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  18. Magda

    I love run and it is perfect way to start a day.
    Cute shoes, I’m sure they will be good for your Europe trip this summer.
    Greetings from Europe :)

  19. CJ

    So happy to have found your blog! I’ve been on a mission to find faith fitness based blogs to get my inspirations. I have some good buddies I want to visit in Suwanee, so thanks for the places you listed. By the way, Durian is very stinky. I can’t get past the nasty smell. They say it taste good, but… I dunno… Keep on posting!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Thanks for the comment CJ! :) I read through your most recent blog post, but I can’t comment. Blogger sometimes doesn’t like wordpress. There should be an option where you can make your comment section more accessible to everyone. I don’t know how it works exactly, but hopefully you can figure it out! :) Have a great day!

  20. Amy@ahealthyandhappyheart

    Love those shoes! Super cute <3
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  21. Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy

    It looks like you had a great weekend! I’m sorry about your house in Ohio, though. Hopefully you get everything worked out soon!

    Also, I love those shoes!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Thanks, Emily … I appreciate your kind words!!

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