Goal Check In: November 2018

Friday, November 30, 2018


  • Drink eight glasses of water a day 
    • Honestly water is what I drink most. Coffee comes in a close second! 
  • Journal everyday
    • I don't think I'll ever stop journaling. I like jotting down what I've done during the day and my thoughts. 


  • Workout four days a week
    • With marathon training in full swing I've had no problems keeping up with this! 
  • Cook a new meal once a week
      • We are great about cooking and eating at home, but we haven't tried any new recipes. 
  • Work from a coffee shop one day a week
    • Worked from Egg Haus one day this month! 
  • No TV or Social Media one day a week
    • I need to get better about this. 


  • Read two books a month
    • I started a couple of books but I am not done yet. 
  • Try a new restaurant
    • Houston
      • Spicy Girl: I didn't like my noodles but Steven's spicy crispy chicken was delicious! 
      • EggHaus: This place is my new favorite neighborhood breakfast spot! We loved it so much we went two days in a row! Steven and I both had the "El Jefe" tacos and loved them! I am also a big fan of their Nutella latte and croissants. 
    • New Braunfels 
      • Krause's Biergarten & Cafe: Cute spot but the service was so slow. I think we waited an entire hour between ordering and when we got our food. I had a Bloody Mary and Ruben sandwich and both were just ok. 
      • Wicked Voodoo Espresso: The coffee at this little drive thru was delicious! I will definitely stop by whenever we are in New Braunfels.  
    • Franklin, Tennessee  
      • Puckett's Grocery: The BBQ Mac and cheese was delicious! 
      • O'Be Joyful: We stopped in for a drink while we were walking around downtown Franklin and both the service and drinks were good! We didn't eat anything but everything we saw coming out looked good. 
      • The Perch: This place was walking distance from our AirBnB which was convienent for our departure day breakfast. Steven ordered bacon and I saw them taking pre cooked bacon out of a container and reheating it in the microwave. That alone made me automatically made this place a no for me.
    • Nashville, Tennessee 
      • Biscuit Love: We waited outside in the cold for about an hour for this place and it was so worth it! I had the "Lily" which is biscuit French toast and I am pretty sure I cleaned off the plate! 
      • Killbrew Coffee: While waiting in line for breakfast at Biscuit Love we left the guys to hold our spot and went in search of coffee. We popped into Killbrew coffee and grabbed a couple of vanilla lattes. Not only is the coffee shop beautiful, the customer service and coffee were great too! 
      • Hattie B's Hot Chicken: Spicy fried chicken is my jam! This was the perfect meal to end our day in Nashville. 
  • Plan a girls night
    • Clearly I am terrible at this! Didn't plan a girls night this month. 
  • Send birthday cards
    • Got the cards out this month! 


  • Run a 10k - Completed on February 24, 2018 
    • Finished my first timed 10k in 59:15.6 mins! 
  • Run a half marathon
    • Ran my first half marathon on July 15! I completed 13.2 miles in 2 hours and 20 minutes! 
    • Ran another half marathon on November 7! I completed it in 2 hours and 11 minutes. 
    • Ran 15 miles on November 25 in 2 hours and 33 minutes! It's my longest run to date! 
  • Complete a Whole30 - Completed April 13, 2018 
  • Plan our 30th birthday party
    • Final plans are being put into place! 


Monday, November 12, 2018

While visiting Venus and Rob in Dallas I mentioned that Steven and I wanted to plan a trip out to Nashville. Rob said he'd been and loved it and wanted to take Venus out there too. That conversation led to us planning a weekend couples trip! Everything came together quickly. We figured out a weekend that would work for everyone, booked an AirBn, and mapped out a few places we wanted to try! 

Steven and I both took Friday off and arrived early in the day. Our first stop was our AirBnB in Franklin, Tennessee. Throughout the entire drive from the airport to our AirBnB I just kept saying "Wow, it's so beautiful here!". It was so nice to see some fall foliage - especially when everything is still greenish in Houston! 

After dropping off our things at our adorable AirBnB, we called an Uber and headed to Downtown Franklin for Lunch at Puckett's Grocery and a little shopping! 

Downtown Franklin is so cute! It was truly a quaint area lined with tons of local shops, bars, and restaurants. We lazily walking down the street popping into every little shop that caught our attention. 

Saturday was our Nashville day! Venus and Rob arrived Friday night after Steven and I had already gone to sleep so it was nice to wake up and get to see them! We all got dressed and ready for a fun day of exploring. Our first stop of Biscuit Love in the Gulch. Our Uber driver warned us that Biscuit Love is very popular and we'd likely have a long wait time and he was right! We ended up waiting in line for about an hour but it was so worth it! Everything we ate was delicious! 

 After breakfast, we decided to walk over to the Country Music Hall of Fame. Honestly, I didn't know much about country music before our tour and I was so glad we went. Of course I had to get a pic of Taylor Swifts display because #TeamTayTay 

After the museum we were ready for some live music and drinks! We headed out to the ever so popular Broadway and spent time listening to a ton of great musicians at places like The George Jones, Ole Red, Tootsies, and Nudies. 

All of our friends who have been to Nashville told us we HAD TO get chicken at Hattie B's and they were RIGHT! It was the perfect ending to a wonderful day of exploring and a quick trip with the greatest friends! 

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