Thursday, September 27, 2012

Randomness: Potatoes, Pumpkins and Tic Tacs,

I have to say, last weekend was one of the best running weekends I've had since I came back from that broken foot. After my succesful repeats on Saturday, I made sure I got to bed early (read - 9 PM on a Saturday night) so I would be up bright and early for my 5 mile run on Sunday. It was wonderful and I finished in 42:53. A nice, comfortable pace around 8:30 (which seems to be my "natural" pace these days).

After all that, it was time for some more Redskins fun.

My dad has awesome seats! We tailgated before AND after the game so you know that we ate and drank. ALL.DAY.

Before I knew it. Monday morning was here and my alarm clock was blaring.

It's been a good week of training though. Monday I ran 3 miles and took a Chiseled Physique class. Tuesday I did 4 miles and took a yoga class.

Yesterday was a glorious rest day.

This is last night's dinner. I obviously rested on the cooking front yesterday too. It was seriously a good salad.  Baby spinach, red onion, cucumber, tomato, sweet potatoes, roasted okra and broccoli, baked chicken and avocado. The chicken was simply seasoned and baked the night before and was soooooo good cold.

Don't judge me for putting potatoes in my salad.

 I had originally packed it up for lunch but forgot my wonderful boyfriend was taking me out, so I ate it for dinner. I was obviously resting away from the kitchen along with the treadmill. I find that I have WAY less energy on my rest days. Anybody else get this?

That's Kaitlyn's dinner. I have to say, I'm so proud of my little girl. She picked carrot sticks/roma tomatoes and hummus, a yogurt and a grilled cheese on honey oat bran bread. Even when we have "easy dinner" night she makes good decesions.

(My boyfriend and I are constantly competing to make the "best grilled cheese" for my daughter. He always wins. I don't get it. That grilled cheese looks SO good I almost didn't give it to her)

This last picture is totally random but I love it.

She's in her workout clothes because we had just gotten done with some quality mother-daughter, running-biking. She's smiling ear-to-ear, high off endorphins just like her mother, and she's holding the best thing about Fall.

Please believe pumpkins will be purchased and roasted this weekend.

 I am loving my Tic Tac and freezing cold water together as I type. Anybody else do this?

If the custodian at the gym tells me one more time that "I think you look great even though you took all your hair off like that. Don't worry about what everybody else is saying, you just look great". I might just say something.


  1. That grilled cheese looks fantastic!

    Yes, I love mints and cold water.

    1. Thanks! Apparently it's that I use "healthy" bread and he doesn't. That's what makes the grilled cheese for her. lol.

  2. OR maybe the custodian is trying to be nice and supportive. I don't think you should take it negatively.

    And I need some roasted pumpkin.

    1. I made roasted pumpkin. Last weekend. It was AMAZING!