{Friday Fab 5-Sobelman’s, Girls’ Weekend, Summer Salads, Go West Itinerary, Mountains Are Calling}

Earlier this spring the husband and I ate at AJ Bomber’s and Sobelman’s while in Milwaukee over two different weekends. We wanted to do our own little Food Wars competition. I wrote about AJ Bombers in a previous Friday Fab 5, but I realized I never mentioned we also ate at Sobelman’s several weeks ago. So here are our results: beer selection-AJ Bombers, bloody mary’s-Sobelman’s, atmosphere-can’t compare as they are totally different. Sobelman’s feels like your grandpa’s fun and friendly bar that serves awesome bloody mary’s while AJ Bombers has an urban and modern feel with great local beers. Now for the important part-the food. While AJ Bombers offers organic grass-fed burgers (yum!), Sobelman’s burgers were hand-down the best burgers we have eaten. Both were great places to eat and I encourage you to do your own version of the Food War’s whenever you have a chance.

{#2-Girls’ Weekend}

Last weekend the ladies in my husband’s family got together for a weekend of fun. Most of the guys were gone on a fishing trip. We enjoyed good food, drinks and fun. One of our stops was the River Walk Pub in Wisconsin Dells. It was a beautiful place with good food, too. Any girl traditions you have in your family?

{#3-Summer Salads}
Lately I’m obsessed with salads-specifically summery salads with fruit. The left was one I made at home, the middle from a local restaurant, Sprecher’s, and the last is the Strawberry Poppyseed Salad from Panera. Anyone have any must try salad recommendations?

{#4-Go West Itinerary}
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Today we go west! Our trip will include the Badlands, Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, Portland, Oregon (run marathon-Foot Traffic Flat), Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, Glacier National Park, Missoula, Montana (run marathon-Missoula Marathon), and Theodore Roosevelt National Park. I will be posting tons of photos on Instagram so follow me @sneaksandstilettos (http://instagram.com/sneaksandstilettos) to see some beautiful images of the US of A, two more states in my 50 in 50 journey and other road trip fun the husband and I embark on! Stay tuned for a post with tips about staying active while on vacation sometime next week!

{#5-The mountains are calling!}
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Packing for a vacation that involves camping, backpacking in remote areas, running marathons, and wanting to dress cute on weekends is time intensive. Then do it alone. The husband has been on a fishing trip in Canada since last Monday and he gets back just in time for us to leave again. I can hear the mountains calling. I’m ready for a break!

Happy Weekend!


{Friday Fab 5-AJ Bombers, Fancy Fit Boutique, Race attire, cheese the day…

{#1-Fancy Fit Boutique}

Last week on Instagram a hard working momma blogger I follow, Skinny Meg, posted the cutest workout tank possibly ever. I love chevron; just the sight of the pattern makes me feel happy inside. What made me even happier was the price tag. While on the website I also found the pink tank and polka dot headband ($24 total) that came with it. Both arrived in the mail in days and fit great. I’ve run in the pink tank already and while it is not wicking fabric, it is too cute not to love on the run. I’ve yet to wear the chevron tank as of today as mother nature is extremely confused on what her job description includes these days. If it wears as well as it is cute, then we have a steal my friends. Check them out for some other great workout gear.

{#2-AJ Bombers}

Saturday after some skydiving fun it was time to celebrate punching fear in the face and try out a new place to eat. A couple years ago AJ Bombers and Sobelman’s were matched against each other on the Food War’s. While AJ Bombers won the Food War’s, Sobelman’s consistently wins the local Milwaukee vote. We checked out AJ Bombers this time and will decide on our own food war at Sobelman’s the next time we visit Milwaukee. We enjoyed some local craft brews, frickles (fried pickles-yum), and organic grassfed beef burgers. Everything was delicious and the atmosphere made it even more fun. With peanuts on the floor, customer writing everywhere, bombers flying across tracks on the ceiling, bloody mary meals, and a laminated menu card that you check off what you want to eat-this place was fun.

{#3-Race Outfit}

I’ll be sporting this bright and spring-like outfit on Saturday at the Wisconsin Marathon aka my husband’s first marathon ever! So proud if him!

{#4-Starbucks quotes}

I loved this quote on my Starbucks treat yesterday. Fits my current mindset perfectly. Oh, and I have had only one diet dew this week with no caffeine in the afternoons or nights. Progress!

{#5-Cheese the Day}

Guys, it’s the Wisconsin Marathon so I had to-cheese the day because the cheese is in the fridge. We’ve put in our training, worked hard, and there’s no last minute magic workout to improve where we are at so it’s time to trust the training and enjoy race day!

Happy Weekend!