Marvelous Weekend Update

Hi, friends!! How was everyone’s weekend? I had a very marvelous weekend, indeed. Nothing too exciting, but it was a good one. I’m linking up with Katie from Healthy Diva Life to bring you my weekend update. Head on over to her blog to check out more marvelousness!

Friday was really low-key. I ran on the treadmill for about an hour when I got home from work and then we pretty much just all hung out together. Saturday was a fun day, though! I started it off with a 7 mile run around my neighborhood and what do you know, it actually felt like Fall out. It was an awesome run!


After my run, I headed to my normal Saturday Body Pump class. Since I’ve started marathon training, it’s really hard to fit in strength training. I’m pretty much relying on this weekly class to do the trick.


After Body Pump, I ran home to get ready for lunch out with my mom and sister. I always love our get togethers! Unfortunately, I didn’t get any pictures, but we had a great lunch and chat. Next, it was time to hit up the grocery store for my weekly haul….. make that three grocery stores… Costco, Trader Joe’s and Sprouts. Since I was out of town last weekend, we really needed to stock up. I was so excited to see that Trader Joe’s had Delicata Squash. I don’t remember them having it last year and it was such a great price. Needless to say, I stocked up!


Once the kiddos and I had completed all of that grocery shopping, we were pretty hungry and I was pretty tired. One last stop was our favorite…. Jason’s Deli! Love that place!


Sunday was a pretty uneventful day, except for the fact that I had a wonderful 13 mile run. The weather was beautiful again and my pace was under what my marathon plan suggests. The run actually felt better than a couple of weeks ago, when I ran 12.


While I felt absolutely wonderful during my run and even right after, things started to go downhill after my shower. I didn’t feel hungry right after running, so I showered and messed around for awhile. Lesson learned, I think not eating anything made me sick. I ate a little something and laid down for awhile. I started feeling better, thank goodness, and got in the kitchen to break out the pumpkin. It is now officially Fall, after all!

pumpkin baking

I also made some healthier Nutella-like chocolate spread. Madelyn loves Nutella, but I hate her eating so much sugar all of the time. She didn’t think she would like the homemade, but she approved!!


And even though it was the first day of Fall, we decided to grill out. I’m so glad we did! Hot dogs for the kiddos.


Chili lime turkey burgers for Brad and I. This burger recipe is from Iowa Girl Eats and it’s a keeper. I’ve made these burgers several times…. we love them! Don’t ya love the paper plates…. unfortunately, we are having dishwasher issues….ugh.


All-and-all a great weekend! If you missed my weekend posts, check them out. Saturday, I posted a tutorial for verifying your website or blog with Pinterest and on Sunday, I posted my weekly meal plan and my marathon training update.

Something to think about…..

What did you do this weekend?

Did you break out the pumpkin this weekend?

Have you ever had Delicata Squash? It’s my favorite!



  1. Well done on the 13 mile run, very good effort!

    I love that you made your own healthy nutella, that is genius :)

    This weekend I had a mexican food night at a friends house.
    Jan @ Sprouts n Squats Marvelous in My Monday #27My Profile

    • I’m always up for Mexican food! I’ll be posting the chocolate spread soon. It’s a really good alternative and both of my picky kids approved.

  2. Hey hey! Healthy nutella? Yes please! I broke out the sweet potatoes this weekend and made a delicious sweet potato bread. YUM!
    Madison Chicago Restaurant: Mindy’s Hot ChocolateMy Profile

  3. I’ve never tried delicata squash. What does it taste like???
    Davida @The Healthy Maven {MIMM} Weekend Recap 09/20-09/22My Profile

  4. Nice work on the running! You are doing awesome! Those chili lime burgers sound awesome. Definitely going to have to check out that recipe. Happy Monday Kim!
    Danielle Chocolate Chip Protein MuffinsMy Profile

  5. I hit up the farmers’ market after being away last weekend, and I was SO happy to stock up on some local veggies. They even had tonnes of winter squash, which I was super stoked about. I’ve never tried a Delicata though, so that’s definitely something to look into. And no pumpkin for me this weekend. I took a break from the orange and went the figgy route instead.

    Happy Monday!
    Amanda @ .running with spoons. . fig and goat cheese honey muffins .My Profile

  6. Way to go on the 13 miles! That’s super awesome.
    And I was actually still using pumpkin even in the Summer, so of course I had to break it out this weekend too…just to really make it official ;)
    I love seeing everyone getting excited over it this season.
    Sounds like a fun weekend!
    I have a had delicata squash before, and it’s definitely amazing – but I have to choose kabocha as my favorite!
    Lisa Lovely Little ThingsMy Profile

  7. Yayyy delicata squash! I had it for the first time this weekend and LOVE it!
    Your chili lime burgers look so good too–I’ll have to try em! Happy Monday!
    Sloane Marvelous in My Management Skills.My Profile

  8. I have never tried Delicata squash. What does it taste similar to? I’ll have to pick one up the next time I am at TJ’s!
    Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl Guacamole Egg SaladMy Profile

    • Well, it’s been since last year that I’ve had any. So, I don’t remember the exact taste, but I remember it being sweeter than kabocha. I’ll get back to you on that! ;)

  9. those burgers sound amazing! I am definitely ready to break out the pumpkin and get creative! My all time favorite recipe making always includes that delicious orange stuff! : )
    Heather @Pinkaholic Fitness It Starts With FoodMy Profile

  10. I hope there is a homemade nutella style recipe coming soon! Great job on your runs and body pump this weekend! I would have been way to tired after the run to get my booty into a strength class.
    Nicole @ FruitnFitness MIMM First day of fallMy Profile

  11. Healthier nutella- what a great idea…hope there is a recipe hitting this blog soon! Thanks again for the pinterest tutorial- I look forward to seeing what other tutorials you have in store! Never had a delicata squash before- is it like kabocha?
    Arman @ thebigmansworld Looking beyond appearanceMy Profile

  12. The homemade Nutella looks delicious! Please post the recipe!! Thank you!

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