Today was a typical lazy Sunday for us. As I’ve mentioned before, Sunday is the only day of the week that Chris & I have off together. We sleep in, and just hang out together. Today was really no different. We slept in a little, I dug through some cook books, and surfed some blogs for some new recipes. Then I made up my grocery list and hit the grocery store!
The menu this week will be: (in no particular order)
Roasted vegetable primavera w/ Shrimp. I got this recipe from MaryEllen’s Cooking Creations
Cha-Cha-Cha Casserole, this is coming from a casserole recipe book I have
Chicken Pasta, which is a recipe that friend of mine taught me last summer
Spaghetti- because I really could not find anything else I wanted to make this week.
For breakfast today I had some Special K Blueberry. Delish!
Lunch was Pit-Boss BBQ, I had a shredded pork samich, yum!
For dinner… Uhm… I had a cheese omelet. . I originally planned for Chris to grill chicken, but what had happened was; We took a nap and I forgot to take the chicken out of the freezer and by time we woke up it was to late for it to thaw out before dinner time. Oops..
I went to a Nestie GTG yesterday, we had a great time. It originally was “Tanning & Lunch” but because there was a tropical depression supposed to dump rain on us we changed it to a Wine GTG… and then that led to us playing cranium, which was quite entertaining! Have you played Cranium before? Yesterday was my first time! This is after Laura, uhm, milked me like a cow.. Yeah..
On to my run today. According to my schedule I was to run 4mi today. I wanted to run outside so we waited until about 7:30 then headed out. The temperature was a lovely 88* , not as bad as it could be, but still pretty ridiculous. I forgot to start my watch, I noticed it about a mile into my run. duh! Miles 1 & 2 were pretty quick and comfy, except for the disgusting gnats that kept flying into my face and getting stuck, that was soooo gross!!! Miles 3 & 4 s-u-c-k-e-d. A storm started rolling in and the wind kicked up. So I had a headwind of about 15-20mph, and the closer I got to the water the harder the wind blew, it was awful. I had to stop & walk a few times =/ … finally when we rounded the corner to the house we were out of the wind and I could pick my pace back up and finish strong. I was very over it by time I reached the driveway.. Oh, and it started raining big fat rain drops. 20mph winds + fat rain drops = ouch.
I look like a criminal, huh? Excuse me, I am totally not cute after I run. I’m a hot hot mess.. but this picture is to show you the gnats on my face.. see the one under my eye, and the 2 on my nose. GROSSSSSSSSS… and check out that hair, woooweeee..
I bought new running shorts at Target yesterday, they were on clearance, and I am in need of a new pair. They are the c9 brand. They are okay. I only have one other pair of regular shorts, which are Nikes.. Then I have a few pair of spandex shorts.. I started out with rolling them once, then they were driving me crazy during my run so I had to roll them up again. It would be fantastic if I could just buy a pair of shorts that were short enough that I don’t have to roll up. Suggestions.. I saw some shorts on runningwarehouse, but I can’t really tell how short they are.
Oh, my runs for this week were like this:
Tues: 3.2mi, 28min, 8:52 pace
Thur: 4mi, 38min, 9:31pace
Fri: was scheduled to be an easy walk, but I went to the casino with my dad, does walking around the casino count? ha ha
Sun: 4mi, 37min, 9:20 pace
Total Miles: 11.2 miles… Not super impressive, but mileage is getting better slowly but surely!
Have a great week!