Beeboppin’ around town

During our time at News Channel 8 to tape the segment for Pretty Muddy on Tuesday, we made a trip over to the Oxford Exchange for lunch in between a break. What an awesome find in Tampa, great job Meghan!

The atmosphere here is sick! In the nicest way! It’s set up like an old library where you can sit and read books or plan on your own Thomas the iPad, but also there is a restaurant section along with coffee and tea stands. It is a huge open space with great rooftop windows and lighting, even in the bathroom! It reminded me a lot of a place we went to in LA called Bottega Louie, if you mixed it with a real fancy Barnes and Noble.
We enjoyed their brunch menu – the prices are definitely in the $-$$ range, not bad at all!
ham, swiss, and spinach omelet with white bread that I switched for wheat 😉

it came with a side of citrus and in-house made jam – yum! Those little cookies are like coffee cake crumbles, only bigger!

Te Bella and Buddy Brews coffee are also inside – I enjoyed a lovely soy Chai latte 😉
Later that day I enjoyed the day off from work chillaxing before heading out to celebrate Tori’s engagement at Ironman Augusta! The girls were meeting up at Timpano in South Tampa for a midweek girls’ night out!
L – Genna, Tori, Meghan; R – Me, Beth, Beka
* Steph was there but got there a little late, so imagine her in that back chair 😉
Keeping with the spirit of fall a few of us ordered the pumpkin spice tini
IMHO more pumpkin spice would have given this baby a kick!
Have you ventured around your ‘hood to try out new places lately?
Moving on to Thursday – This was my morning:
Coach had on my training schedule today to start 5 – not 4 where I’d just gotten comfortable – 800s for speedwork. I was going to sleep in a bit this morning but decided to meet up with P Funk, Pete, and Kat (#2) at our local parkway instead this morning at the butt crack of dawn so I could ensure these lovely 800s with company. The weather was awe-sum. 65?? In Florida?? Could it be, is it really, FALL???
I was pretty happy with my times too! 1 mi warm up – 5 x 800s w/400 ‘recovery’, 3:42/3:48/3:45/3:50/3:46
Done. son.
Today we have an awesome Breast Cancer Walk planned at work today that I’ll be working at, should be fun times…with lots of PINK! I’ll be posting my awesome shirt on Instagram (KatSnF) I’m sure 😉
Happy Thursday errbody! and don’t forget there’s still a Giveaway a-goin’ on until Sunday!

HI! I'M KAT - I am a pug-mom, wife, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, & Fitness Coach focusing on living the fit life while tackling work, coaching others - doing it all! My blog is to hold me accountable for all the goals I plan on accomplishing and also a way for me to try to inspire others through my own experiences - if I can do it ANYONE can! Fitness is a huge part of my life as well as travel and seeing all that life has to be lived! PAY IT FORWARD!

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    October 11, 2012, 1:40 pm

    I’ve got to go to the exchange. It look tres chic. Also – great job on the speedwork! I did track last night and was struggling. I lost some speed. Dangit! P.S. You’re totally right on that pumpkin drink. It was a turd.

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    October 11, 2012, 1:53 pm

    Sounds like fun! That omelet looks sooo yummy! Have fun at the Breast Cancer Walk today…don’t worry…I’ll be stalking your Instagram for that picture! 😉

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      October 11, 2012, 2:33 pm

      It’s up! 😉

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    October 11, 2012, 2:16 pm

    Sounds like you had an awesome wednesday! : )

    What is super funny is, I walked outside this morning and thought, “what awesome weather for kat to run today”!

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    October 11, 2012, 2:44 pm

    That brunch looked really good…a little ketchup and i would be happy!

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    October 11, 2012, 4:38 pm

    Great review of Oxford! I will definitely be checking it out. I hope you celebrated Beth’s amazing Augusta performance while you were Timpano I love that place.

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    October 11, 2012, 4:55 pm

    That looks like a great brunch spot. How fun!

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    October 11, 2012, 5:32 pm

    That place looks wicked cool!

    Foam roller! aaaaahhhhh run away!

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    October 11, 2012, 8:51 pm

    I tried to keep it classy 😉

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    October 11, 2012, 9:26 pm

    fun and yum and why don’t i live in northern florida where all the awesome people are??

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    October 13, 2012, 6:01 pm

    I have a foam roller…and I’m feeling the need to use it right about now! haha


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