Weekending & Other Shenanigans

I got home around 6:30pm Friday night from my trip to Arizona. Steve was a dear and had pizza night preparation in progress when I walked in the door. He also had our movie picked out so I didn’t have to lift a finger, except to pour a glass of wine!

Despite the fact that I gained 2 hours coming home from Arizona I still went to bed so tired at 9:30pm (which was 7:30pm really since I woke up in Arizona) I caught up on some sleep and got up at my normal time on Saturday to eat some breakfast and get a run in! I did 7 miles which felt great after coming off a week of not running because of my toe and then only 3-5 miles during my travel week!

IMG_8276I am glad that God intended for us to enjoy Heaven on earth because Fall running is truly my heaven on earth!

IMG_8272Steve got tickets to the Razorback (my alma mater) vs. Auburn football game through work and since it is his birthday weekend I promised to do whatever his heart desired, which included me being ready on time. Okay so I wasn’t exactly on time but Steve still took me to get something to eat so I wasn’t cranky the whole game. 11am game times are the worst! I went to Native Nectar to get a smoothie bowl to go. It was amazing! This is a new place in Bentonville offering juices and organic homemade fresh food offerings like this. Although it was delicious I can’t say that I will be a loyal customer because after tax this bad boy was over $11 (not including tip) so in addition to tip and some date brownie bites, I spent nearly 20 dollars. I will try to recreate this at home instead!

smoothie bowlIf you have been a Sweet & Sweaty reader for some time you know Steve is a transplant from New Jersey but he loves it here in Northwest Arkansas. He isn’t what I would call a “Razorback Fan” persay but he does enjoy going to the games. I am a die hard Razorback fan, rightfully so, since it is where I got my Bachelors degree in Business. BUT I am not a football fan. There…I said it outloud….I don’t like football. I only really care to watch the Razorbacks play football and could care less about any other team. I am from a small town and we didn’t have football so I just didn’t grow up with it. I love sports, especially basketball baseball and tennis…..just not football! Sorry boys! Anyway, I promised not to complain and want to leave the game early since it was Steve’s Birthday weekend. It turned out to be a fantastic game with 4…YES 4 overtimes, in which we pulled out the W. So it was quite exciting and if all games were like that I think I would like football more!

IMG_8289It was the perfect day for a football game. Just brisk enough to wear a coat and no sun beaming down on you! Steve still will not wear red and he refused to call the Hogs.

IMG_8290After the game we stopped for groceries, and went straight home. Steve wanted to grill out at home instead of going out to eat for his Birthday. I opened a good bottle of wine while he made the most delicious steaks with a side of mushrooms & onions and grilled cauliflower. It was a nice evening at home after traveling and eating out all week. The sky couldn’t have been more beautiful, even though pictures never do it justice!

IMG_8294So yesterday was Steve’s actual Birthday and I woke up 6:45am waiting for him to wake up. I was starting worry about him, he didn’t wake up until 9:45am. I had an entire pot of coffee, spent 40 minutes of my life I will never get back on the phone with AT&T, researched plane tickets for a December trip to New York, wrote 2 blog post, and caught up on reading other blogs.

Yesterday I spent lots of time baking, meal prepping, doing laundry, and crock potting!

Cheers, SS

What did you do on Sunday? 

What is your favorite college football team?


  1. A fellow NON-football fan. Praise the Lord! Okay, so obviously I cheer for the Bears but don’t ask me to watch a game or actually care about the outcome 😉 Hardcore fans are a bit… hmm… too intense (to say it kindly, ha) for me. And now that you mentioned opening a good bottle of wine, it reminds me that I need to enjoy one tomorrow night! We stocked up over the weekend and haven’t opened a bottle yet.
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    • Sweet & Sweaty says:

      Becky this makes me so happy! People look at me like I have 4 heads when I say I don’t like football out loud. Cheers to good bottles of wine MINUS the football watching! Thanks for chiming in!

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