Let’s Get Grilling!

We made it to Friday, you all! And another long weekend…oh how sweet that is! Since it’s Memorial Day Weekend you know what that means, right? It’s time to brush the dust off of your grill.

Also? It’s time to get to wearing all the awesome white in your wardrobe and roll out the red carpet for summer. I’m finishing up some items on my Spring Bucket List and taking notes for my summer one. I’ll be throwing that up the first week of June and it’s sure to be full of fun. Hooray summer!

I bought a pair of white linen pants recently that I’m in love with and I’m definitely planning to rock them this weekend (with some sandals, natch!) just as soon as I make sure they aren’t completely see through. Man, I love white pants but there is a fine line between being fashionable and FLASHING MY ASS TO ALL WHO WALKS BY.

Speaking of things I’m not planning to do, grilling in white pants will NOT be happening either. :) Saturday I am brunching and shopping with my partner in crime Sarah, and then Sunday I am planning to grill up a feast:

Grilled Marinated Flank Steak and Grilled Cobb Salads. Please please please don’t forget about grilling your salads this summer. It’s absolutely THE BEST!

And of course, it just wouldn’t be the weekend without a cocktail in hand! I’ll definitely be sipping on some Spiked Strawberry Mint Coolers but I’m not planning to get too crazy, because on Monday morning I get to try my hand at doing “Murph” again at the gym.

Run 1 Mile
100 pullups
200 pushups
300 squats
then, Run 1 Mile


Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeah, and we’re doing that for time. YIKES! The last time I did it it took me 63 Minutes, so I’m looking to beat that! Although the last time I did it I was doing modified pushups and now I’m not! woot! So we’ll see how that goes. :)

Sometimes I look at workouts like that and think “Why the hell would I put myself through that kind of torture?” Hero Wods, man. They are TOUGH! But then I remind myself of how lucky I am to be alive and healthy and in the position to push myself like this on a daily basis.

Murph is a workout created in memory of Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy, 29, of Patchogue, N.Y. who was killed in Afghanistan June 28th, 2005. This was one of his favorite workouts. If he was still around, he’d probably jump at the chance to do it. So because I can, I’m going to. Wish me luck.

I hope you have an amazing weekend filled with fun and friends and lots of sunshine and grilling!


Psssssst….need more Menu Inspiration?

Melissa has a great roundup of Paleo recipes over at The Clothes Make the Girl.

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6 comments to Let’s Get Grilling!

  • Melissa "Melicious" Joulwan
    May 25, 2012 at 7:14 am

    Have just the best time EVER doing the Murph! I can’t wait to read your recap of the experience. That remains my favorite-most hated workout. It’s so inspiring and so ass-kicking. Enjoy every awful-good moment. love, love!

  • Roberts
    May 25, 2012 at 7:27 am

    Speaking of grilling, I’m doing grilled halibut with a grilled pineapple mango relish, and grilled corn (among other accompaniments). Still dont know what im doing for Memorial Day, probably turning my Weber into a smoker and doing ribs or something.

  • kara t.
    May 25, 2012 at 8:20 am

    I will gladly admit that I am afraid of Murph. The pull ups and push ups mostly, since I am still using bands for both. Good luck, I bet you’re going to squash your time!

    Recently in some magazine or other they showed you how to make “grilled guacamole” where you put avocados, tomatoes, onions, garlic, lime, etc on a skewer and grilled in. It looked amazing, and I would love to try it. But now I want to try grilling a few salad toppings AND my lettuce for a super grilled salad. Costco has little mini romaine heads right now, I bet they would be so cute and easy to work with !

  • Home Sweet Sarah
    May 25, 2012 at 10:07 am

    YAY! I need to email you re: food tomorrow, bt-dubs.

  • Steph
    May 26, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    That workout is insane! Awesomely insane.

    I’m curious, how does one do 100 pull-ups in a row? Are there people to help you in case your arms fall off?

    So intrigued. So in awe! :)

  • Holiday Pay
    May 28, 2012 at 6:05 am

    […] flag, marinate some steak, hug my boyfriend, call my mom and then sometime around 10 am I plan to annihilate my shoulders, do 300 squats and then run a couple miles for a fella who died in Afghanist…. I think it’s shaping up to be a pretty good […]





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