Half Marathon Training Week 5

Happy Sunday! Hope you’ve had a great weekend.  We got a puppy yesterday!!! Gilbert (our city) was having an adoption event at one of the local parks and we found the sweetest little pup…it was love at first sight.  Her name is Winnie and she’s 3 1/2 months old.  She’s a Cattle Dog mix, definitely has some lab in her.  I can’t wait until she gets a little bigger and can start running with me! She’ll be the perfect running partner.  Right now all she wants to do is lay on the sidewalk and eat her leash 🙂

This week I did pretty good and stuck to most of my training schedule.  Didn’t strength train at all so I’ll try to be better about that next week.

Monday – Started to feel like I was getting sick so I used an extra rest day

Tuesday – 3.2 mile run @ 11’00/mile pace

Wednesday – 3 mile run @ 11’00/mile pace

Thursday – no excuses, just lazy

Friday – Rest day

Saturday – 6k run at the adoption event.  Did much better than I expected (10’46/mile average).  After the run I walked 1.64 miles down the street.  So all together got in 5.37 miles.


Sunday – Active rest day.  We’re going to try to take Winnie on a little walk and see how she does.  I have a feeling we’re not going to get very far.

Hope you enjoy the rest of your Sunday and have a great week! I think I’ll finally do some Christmas shopping 🙂


Arizona Living Part 1

Before I start I want to give a quick shout out to my amazing friends who sent me off with a stack of the sweetest little cards to open while living in Arizona.  So thoughtful and I’ll cherish these little pieces of paper forever.  I am still continuing to open them slowly and love each and every one.  THANK YOU ladies, you’re the best and I miss you SO much!!


As much as I do miss my family and friends, I have to say…I love Arizona!! Between the delicious restaurants, gorgeous scenery, abundance of lakes, and running trails galore we are definitely not bored and are soaking up all that Arizona has to offer.  The heat has been an adjustment but you just figure out ways to stay cool and wake up early to get outdoor activities out of the way.  We experienced our first haboob aka dust storm and quite a few thunderstorms which are pretty cool.  I could live without the dust storms but monsoons are pretty rad.  The sky is always different and even though the leaves don’t change, you can definitely feel the change in weather.

We are currently living in Scottsdale at a friend’s rental condo until we can buy a home in Gilbert which we are praying will happen by the end of the year.  Scottsdale is beautiful and has so much to offer but it’s a little fancy for us and out of our price range.  While we are here we’re enjoying the food and the view!  One of the best places to have cocktails and watch the sunset is Isabella’s Kitchen.  The food isn’t anything special but the view makes up for it and the Mexican Mule is perfectly thirst quenching. It’s a place you have drinks at after work then head home or elsewhere for dinner.

Another gem in Grayhawk (our community) is The Morning Joint aka Mojo’s! We typically have breakfast here at least once a week and it is super yummy.  Small little breakfast spot at the golf course that offers healthy options and one of the best iced coffees around.  Mike and I split a breakfast burrito and just enjoy the cool morning weather.  It’s close enough to walk to although I haven’t talked Mike into that just yet 😉  He’s warming up to it.  If you are in the area you must go to Mojo’s for breakfast!


A few of our other favorite spots here in Grayhawk are The Living Room and Kale & Clover. The Living Room has an awesome happy hour and lunch specials and a super cool open air environment.  It was the very first place we went to when we arrived in Scottsdale and we’ve been a few times since then.  Kale & Clover has so many great healthy options and are allergy friendly.   The buffalo cauliflower is surprisingly good (even Mike liked it) and the Southwest Quinoa bowl has so much flavor and is super filling.  I couldn’t even finish it all.

That’s just a little sneak peek into our life here in Arizona.  I’ll be back soon with a few more updates and I promise I’ll get back to health & fitness posts! Don’t worry, I’m still running and eating healthy…most of the time 🙂

Everything Happens for a Reason

We are officially Arizona residents!  In my previous post I mentioned that Mike and I were moving to Arizona.  Well we made the move last Friday!  We’ve been here for exactly 7 days and so far we love it!! Yes it’s hot but surprisingly more bearable than we expected.

I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason, even the bad stuff.  Had I not moved to Philly 4 years ago on a whim I would have never quit my job at Hill Brothers.  Had I not quit my job at Hill Brothers then I would never got the job at Shepard Bros.  Had I not worked for Shepard Bros. I would have never met Mike.  So there you have it, life has a way of working out and everything happens for a reason.

There’s a reason for my quick side track and how it relates to our move.  If you read Year of Love you know that this summer was crazy.  During the craziness I mentioned that we moved to Mike’s grandfather’s house (I’ll call this the YL house).  I was sad to leave our little apartment that I named our Love Nest the day we moved in.  It was 700 sq ft of perfectness in my opinion but I knew this was a move that Mike wanted to make and it had potential to be a good opportunity for us.  We planned on being in the YL house for about a year and then find a more permanent place to live.  Unfortunately a few weeks before we moved into the YL house Mike’s grandfather sadly passed away.  This meant that the house was going to be sold.  We asked our apartment managers if we could stay at our Love Nest but they had already rented it out.  I was sad, frustrated, and just overall really bummed about the whole situation.  I was sad that his grandfather passed away and frustrated that now we had to move everything into a different house that we knew we couldn’t stay at for very long.  Poor Mike spent 12 hours a day cleaning the house and landscaping so that it could be livable for us (Gpa had cats and I’m allergic).  So this is where the “everything happens for a reason” comes into play.  Had we not moved into the YL house we would have never been forced to look for a new place to live (I wanted to stay at the Love Nest for at least another year if not more).  Had we not been forced to look for a new place to live we would have never started looking at more affordable housing options (out-of-state).  Had we not started considering AZ Mike would have never discussed it with his boss.  Well here we are, 5 months into our marriage, 2 moves later, and living in a completely new state!!

Life often doesn’t go as you plan but I truly believe that God has a greater plan for us than we could plan for ourselves.  I didn’t plan for our 1st five months of marriage to be filled with soooo many changes but I wouldn’t have it any other way.  We are now living in Scottsdale temporarily (yes we have to move AGAIN) with plans of buying in Gilbert within the next few months.  Mike’s boss has graciously offered us his condo in Scottsdale until we can get our own place.  We have enjoyed every minute of our new life and can’t wait to see what the future holds.

I’ll post more pictures and more detail about our move next time but for now I’ll leave you with a few pictures of the gorgeous Arizona sky 🙂

Year of Love

Have you ever had so much to do that you don’t know where to start and end up doing none of it? Well that’s been me except with so much to write about and share that I ended up not posting at all.  I guess the best place to start is at the beginning…

As you know, Mike and I got married on March 5th and went on a wonderful honeymoon in Maui. Then we came home to a whirlwind of events and changes.  Let’s just say that between May and June I was home for a total of two weekends out of the eight and April had it’s share of bridal showers and weddings as well.  I am not complaining, it was all FUN and exciting but boy was it exhausting.  With so many weddings this year I decided to name 2016 the Year of Love.

In the middle of the love fest we found out we were moving into Mike’s grandfathers house which we needed to clean top to bottom and somehow move all of his furniture so that we could move ours in.  The weekend that we needed to be out of our apartment I was in Vegas for a bachelorette party so poor Mike had to move most of it by himself with the help of a friend (thank you John!).  So between work, packing, cleaning, and attending parties galore I couldn’t wait for July when I thought I’d have a moment to breath.  Little did I know that a week or so after moving into the new house we’d make the decision to move out of state!

That’s right, we’re moving to Arizona!! A lot of reasons went into our decision to move to Arizona but basically it comes down to a cheaper cost of living and a good career opportunity for Mike.  We move August 12th and couldn’t be more excited.  As exciting as it is, it has been a little stressful and has consumed much of our brain power.  I will share more about Arizona next time 🙂

Needless to say, the 1st five months of our marriage have been crazy! They’ve also been super fun and and we’ve been able to spend so much time with our friends creating countless memories and laughter galore.  I know one day when we’re stuck at home with kids (not anytime soon) we’ll look back on the past few months and wish we could relive the bachelor/bachelorette parties, weddings, and birthday parties.  You’re only young once so you gotta live it up, right?! 😉

Here’s a few special moments from a few of our awesome weekends away.


Honeymoon Maui Style

I’m back! After a two month hiatus to take care of life I’m so glad to say hello again! I’ve been married now for 3 months and boy has life been crazy!! We got married and jumped into a whirlwind of events and changes.  Before I get to that I wanted to share our AMAZING honeymoon with you.  We were lucky enough to go to Maui for 6 days and it was absolutely perfect. 

We flew out bright and early the day after our wedding via Hawaiian Airlines (highly recommend) and got to our hotel in Wailea in the afternoon.  We stayed at the Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa who so kindly greeted us with a bottle of champagne and chocolates when we arrived.  We explored the surrounding hotels that night and had fun in the warm water.

Monday we went ziplining which was sooo much fun!!  We did the Haleakala zipline tour through Skyline Eco Adventures.  It was a fairly short but a fun five lines and made me eager to go on a longer tour next time.  This was probably one of my favorite moments of the week because it was so different from anything I’d done before and honestly so much fun.


The rest of the week was filled with DELICIOUS food, drinks, amazing views, swimming, and enjoying our time together.  One of the nights we attended the luau at our hotel put on by Te Au Moana and it was amazing.  I had always heard, “luau’s are a waste of money” and I couldn’t agree less.  This luau not only had great food but was very entertaining, had gorgeous sunset views, and just overall an outstanding experience.  I would definitely go back.   To me it captured the essence of Hawaii and reminded me how lucky we were to be on such a beautiful island.

Leaving Maui was tough and we cannot wait to go back.  Everyone was so nice and welcoming, the food was outstanding, the views unbeatable, and the stress free relaxed vibe was exactly what we needed.  It was the perfect.

Oh and we got tattoos on the last day of our wedding date 🙂



You Can Call Me Mrs. Cook

Happy Sunday, I have so much to fill you in on!! First and most importantly…I’m married!!! Mike and I took the plunge on March 5th and it was by far the best day of my life.  To be able to share our love for each other in front of our closest friends and family was such an amazing experience.  Nerve racking, yes, but nevertheless amazing.  The moment of walking down the aisle seeing my teary eyed husband will always be one of my favorite moments.  It was a moment of genuine true love.  The whole night was filled with love, joy, and beauty.  My love and admiration for Mike grew even larger that night.  I am so happy to call him my husband.

When I started this blog the 3 major things happening in my life were a 10K and half-marathon that I was training for and planning my wedding.  Two of the 3 items I successfully accomplished.  The 10K and wedding went off without a hitch.  The half-marathon on the other hand not so much.  I didn’t end up running it.  In my previous post I discussed some of my struggles and at the end of the day decided it was a better idea not to run; my body and mind weren’t ready.  I was bummed of course but I tried not to beat myself up about it too much.  I’ve done it before and I can do it again when I’m ready, not when I’m trying to plan a wedding and prove something to myself.  And to be honest, if I don’t end up signing up for another race I am completely ok with that.  I’ll always run, not the furthest and definitely not the fastest, but I will never give it up.  I am a runner and I don’t need to finish 13.1 miles to prove that to myself or anyone else.  I run for the joy of it and I need to remind myself of that every once in awhile.

Planning a wedding was a lot more time consuming and exhausting than I had expected but in the end totally worth it.  Here’s a few pics from our special day.  Enjoy!



Photography: Christine Bradshaw @cbradshawphoto

Hair & Makeup: Maegan @makeupbymaegan

Flowers: Sherry Hagen

Dress: Love Marley Wren Dress by Watters

Venue: The French Estate, Orange, CA

Confessions of a Runner

As I sit down to write this I’m a little embarrassed.  I have a confession to make, I don’t think I’ll be running the half marathon I’ve been telling you about for months.  Well I don’t know if I am, I need your help!

Here’s the thing, my training sucked this time around.  When I trained for the 2014 half marathon I stuck to my training plan for the most part and woke up early on Saturday mornings to get my long run in…no excuses.  When race day arrived I had absolutely no doubt in my mind that I’d finish and that I’d be able to run most of it.  My hard work payed off and I finished with a 2:15 PR.  It was such an accomplishment.

This time around I’ve come up with every excuse in the book! I mentioned before in The Struggle is Real that I’ve been having a really hard time with running.  My legs are stiff, my lungs hate me, and my brain won’t turn off.  I KNOW that all of this will go away if I ran more consistently but I just couldn’t bring myself to get in the long runs.   The longest run I got in was when I ran the 10k (a little over 6 miles) and that was more of a run/walk with a 12:30/mile pace in October.  The last real long run was in August and that was only 5 miles! I know to many of you 5 miles seems like a lot, and it is, but how do I plan on running 13.1 on Sunday if I can’t even get past 5.  Now don’t get me wrong, I still love running and will never give it up but I think the days of long runs are behind me.  Or at least long runs that are timed.  I had a lot of fun at the 10k but that’s because I didn’t care when we finished, I was doing it for fun.

To be honest I think that’s one of the main reasons I’ve been struggling so much.  Back when I started running (you can read about it here) I gradually built up my distance and my pace and it was so rewarding.  I enjoyed running because it calmed me, relieved stress, gave me confidence, and so much more.  Now I run because I feel like I have to.  The simple joy of just lacing up my shoes, throwing in my ear phones, and heading out the door has been taken over by frustration that I’m not at the pace I want to be at and that I’m not able to easily run as many miles as I used to.  I almost wish I wouldn’t have signed up for the half 7 months ago because it got in my head.  Had I ran just for the pleasure of it and not because I was “training” I may have got in more runs and definitely more enjoyable runs.

So here’s my question to you, should I attempt to run the half on Sunday and take the chance of not finishing or worse hurting myself, or should I take it as a loss and accept the fact that I failed my training??  I really have no idea what to do, I’m so torn.  If I don’t run I’m afraid I’ll feel like a failure not only to myself but to all of you but at the same time I don’t want to push my body beyond what it’s ready to do especially 30 days before my wedding. I know one thing is for sure, I won’t be signing up for anything over a 10k anytime soon!! I want to find my love of running again.  I’d rather run 3 miles and enjoy it than run 8 and be miserable.

On a side note, I’m doing great with my strength training program! On day 30 of 60 🙂  You win some you lose some.

New Month, New Beginnings

Can you believe it’s already the last day of January?!? Where has the time gone?? What’s even more shocking is that I’m getting married in 34 days!!! I am so ready for the big day to finally be here.  13 month engagements are great for financial purposes but crappy for those of us that are impatient  🙂

How has your 2016 been so far? Did you stick to your new year’s resolutions?  I’ve done pretty great thus far and don’t plan on stopping! I fell off the wagon one week but promptly jumped back on.  If you have broken your resolution, don’t worry you can start over tomorrow! Pretend February 1st is January 1st, your body doesn’t know the difference.  I’m starting an online bridal bootcamp tomorrow for brides to-be, bridesmaids, and family/friends of the bride! It’s a free group to help motivate each other and provide extra accountability.  If you’d like to join comment with your email or shoot me over an email at lovecookrun@gmail.com.


This weekend has been super productive yet relaxing and enjoyable.  Friday night Mike and I went out to one of our favorite restaurants and enjoyed oysters, wine, and charcuterie.  We had a gift card from Christmas so it was nice to have a little date night without spending a ton.


Saturday morning Mike made me breakfast while I cleaned up the house a bit and got some work done.  He showed up with this when I got out of the shower…

He truly is the best! We headed over to Men’s Warehouse to get him fitted for his tux then went down to the beach for a nice long walk and lunch.  Since hurting my foot a few weeks ago when I fell down the stairs I haven’t been able to wear a shoe that covers the top of my foot.  Yesterday was the first day that my foot didn’t hurt and I was able to put tennis shoes on!! When we got down to Newport Back Bay it was sprinkling but we still got in a great walk and had some fun in the mud while we were at it.  I absolutely love being outdoors and was seriously craving fresh air and beautiful scenery.  Newport Back Bay has a few different trails you can choose from and is one of my favorite spots to stroll with Mike.



We finished the day with dinner at home and a movie.  A perfect day in my books.  Today was less fun but more productive.  Four loads of laundry, grocery shopping, meal prep, work on my business, workout, and got a little reading done.  I’ve been reading Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert and I highly recommend it!!  Today starts week 5 of Hammer & Chisel.  Halfway done with the program and I still love it as much as I did in the beginning.  I feel stronger, leaner, and accomplished.  4 weeks to go!


A Week’s Worth of Meals

Happy Saturday!! Anyone have any fun plans this weekend?? It sounds like everyone has Monday off but me 😦  This weekend should be pretty fun though.  Going to a party tonight and they are having the Lime Truck cater…yummmm!! They won the first season of Food Network’s The Great Food Truck Race and have a restaurant here in Orange County.  Such a treat! Tomorrow I’m meeting up with my fantasy football team to watch a game and pass out the winnings for the season.  Besides that just working out and working on my business.  I apologize for not posting this week.  Here’s a quick recap:

Monday – my week didn’t start off so great.  I fell down a flight of concrete stairs on my way to work! Thank God I didn’t break anything, seriously so blessed.  I scraped up my right foot pretty bad and my body was sore but it could have been MUCH worse.  My foot was in a lot of pain all day but I still got in my workout (Max Hammer Strength)! I just modified a bit so that I didn’t put too much pressure on my right leg.

M1: My daily breakfast.  Vegan Chocolate Shakeology with 1/2 banana, 4oz coffee, and 4oz water

M2: Organic small apple with tsp peanut butter (I prefer Almond Butter but it’s so expensive and we’re on a tight wedding budget)

M3: Taco salad.  I meal-prepped 4 of these bad boys on Sunday so that Mike and I had lunch made for two days.  So easy and so good.  Use toppings of choice.  I put the lettuce in the bowl first then topped with the brown rice and ground grass-fed beef and other goodies.


M4: Organic 2% cottage cheese with 1/2 avocado. I used a whole red container of cottage cheese (21 Day Fix/Hammer & Chisel meal plan).

M5: Chicken stir-fry.  It was too spicy for Mike so I saved his and ate for lunch on Wednesday.  I have a much higher spice tolerance than he does 🙂  This meal is super simple. Cut up a few organic free-range chicken breast and cooked with a pre-made container of Asian Vegetable stir-fry from Trader Joe’s.  I added red pepper flakes and tamari.


Tuesday – after work we had to go give our wedding DJ more money and we went out to dinner. My foot still hurt pretty bad so I used Tuesday as my rest day.

M1: Chocolate Shakeology with 1/2 banana, 4oz coffee, and 4oz water

M2: organic small apple with tsp peanut butter

M3: taco salad

M4: organic 2% cottage cheese with 1/4 avocado

M5: an arugula salad from Spin Pizza.  The salad was so simple but so good.  It had a very light dressing of olive oil and lemon.  Spin Pizza has the best gelato so I treated myself to a small scoop of banana pie gelato and a glass of red wine.


Wednesday – Chisel Agility complete.

M1: Chocolate shakeology blended with 1/2 banana and 8 oz water

M2: organic small apple and tsp peanut butter

M3: leftover chicken stir-fry from Monday night

M4: organic 2% cottage cheese and 1/4 avocado

M5: build your own pita pocket night! Whole-wheat pita pocket with fillings of choice.  I used lettuce, chicken, green & black olives, onion, avocado, hummus, and a drizzle of sesame oil.

Thursday – Hammer Power complete.

M1: the usual, Chocolate Shakeology blended with 1/2 banana and 8 oz water. I tossed in some pumpkin spice coffee grounds and cinnamon for an extra boost of caffeine and spice.


M2: apple and tsp peanut butter

M3: lettuce and tomato salad topped with a veggie patty and dressed with EVOO and herbs.  Dr. Praegers makes the best veggie burgers! I get mine at Trader Joe’s.


M4: The New Primal grass-fed beef jerky and pre-workout

M5: my sweet fiance made me the most delicious dinner! Salmon, calamari, and a roasted tomato and spinach salad.  He cooked it all with just a little bit of EVOO, garlic, herbs, and lemon.  So much flavor and deliciousness without tons of butter like most restaurants use.  And a glass or two of wine 🙂


Friday – Chisel Balance complete.  I gotta say, I was pretty proud of myself! I haven’t stayed in and worked out on a Friday night in a loooonnngg time.  Fridays have always been my rest days.  Normally I will come home and either make dinner with Mike while having a cocktail or we’ll go out to dinner.  It actually felt really good to get my workout in and then just relax.  Mike went out with the boys so I had the house to myself 🙂

M1: Still have money left on my giftcard so I made a quick run through Starbucks on my way to work.  Grande cappuccino and reduced fat turkey bacon and egg white breakfast sandwich.

M2: cup of hot tea

M3: Subway 6″ veggie sandwich on wheat bread.  All the veggies and avocado.

M4: a few dark chocolate covered almonds and a piece of chocolate peppermint bark.  It was too good to resist!

M5: a glass of red wine and the most delicious homemade protein ice cream! A friend of mine shared this trick with me.  You mix a scoop of post-workout recovery (I use Beachbody Chocolate Recovery), 1/2 frozen banana, about 12 ice cubes, and enough egg whites to get the blender going (I used two eggs and tossed out the yolks).  Blend in a high powered blender until ice cream consistency.  I made it then put it in the freezer while I rinsed off after my workout.  An hour later or so I had a slice of whole-wheat pita bread dipped in an oil and balsamic mixture.


For those of you following the 21 Day Fix or Hammer & Chisel meal plan I’m going to try and go back into the past few posts and label with the food container colors.  I’ll work on it tomorrow and this week.  I know this would be super helpful and I’m here to make life easier for you 🙂


Weekend in Review

Welp, here we are…Sunday night already.  Where did the weekend go?? This was my first full weekend on my workout/nutrition plan and I’m pretty proud of myself.  I didn’t eat quite as well as I should have but I definitely tried to make smart choices when it came to dining out.  I had a great weekend catching up with friends and spending time with Mike.  Here’s a quick recap.

Friday – woke up feeling even sicker than I had earlier in the week.  Had to go to work two hours late because I seriously COULD NOT STOP SNEEZING…it was awful!!! I think I sneezed about 50 times, my body hurt so bad.  Slowly started to feel better towards the end of the day but I didn’t want to chance an intense workout and get worse but I did want to get a little exercise in so I went for a mile walk around my neighborhood.  This little head cold was the weirdest thing.  It almost felt like really really bad allergies.  Strange.  Anyway, since I didn’t have a long workout after work Mike and I went to dinner.  He loves Olive Garden (I’m not a fan) but we went because I love him 🙂  After dinner we watched The Revenant which was really good but super intense.  Nice little relaxing date night.

M1: The usual.  Chocolate Vegan Shakeology with 1/2 banana.

M2: Grapes and string cheese

M3: Grilled chicken breast with roasted veggies (carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, and onions) and an apple.

M4: Simply Almonds, Cashews, and Cranberries.  I love these little trail mix bags from Trader Joe’s! Perfect little snack.  Three dark chocolate kisses…whoopsie.

M5: Olive Garden. Minestrone soup, side salad without croutons, one breadstick, and one beer (Peroni…yummm).  Should’ve skipped the breadstick because it honestly didn’t taste as good as I thought it would.  Could’ve definitely lived without it.

Saturday – workout complete! 43 minutes of Total Body Hammer plus 5 minutes of abs.  Seriously great routine!!

M1: Banana with a tablespoon PB and a drizzle of honey. Dip the banana in the PB and it’s soooo good


M2: Hard-boiled egg and Energize

M3: Lunch with my friend Nicole to catch up on life and have one of my all time favorite salads.  The Village Salad with Lamb from Olive Pit Grill.  Sooo yummy and so good for you. Cucumbers, tomato, onions, capers, kalamata olives, and more. Topped with lamb, tzatziki, and pickled onions. Only had one of the pita slices.


M4: Met up with my friend Maggie for some girl time and cocktails.  Had a drink similar to a margarita but without all the sugar.  It had tequila, grapefruit juice, soda water, and chile.  Had two of those with two glasses of water.  It was really nice to catch up and talk about both of our wedding plans.

M5: Gyu-Kaku again with some friends.  Had one glass of wine, a few meat dishes, spinach, one dumpling, and a small bowl of kimchi

Sunday – workout and meal prep complete! 35 minute cardio routine.  I’ll share a little more about meal prep tomorrow.

M1: One egg

M2: Pita bread dipped in an olive oil and balsamic mix

M3: 1/2 flatbread grilled cheese and 3 fried green tomatoes from Green Tomato Grill

M4: Recover shake blended with a banana and PB.  Please excuse the super sweaty picture below.  I couldn’t wait to have my shake! It keeps me from getting super sore and refuels my body after a tough workout.


M5: Nothing as of yet. My Recover smoothie after my workout has kept me full

We just had a small earthquake…eeeeekkkkk!!! Ugh I hate them.  Gonna go crawl in a ball now on the couch and not move. Enjoy your evening!