Thanks so much for all the pasta ideas! If you’re ever lacking ideas, check out some of comments.
It’s safe to say I’m interested in all of them. Especially ones with cheeeeese…
How is everyone doing? I’m quite energetic at the moment, but the week has taken a toll on me. Considering I thought yesterday was Thursday. Bleh. It’s been a long and frustrating week that seems to have left me wondering where my patience went. Some may even go so far as to refer to me as “short-tempered”. And distracted. I could see that one happening- I do tend to ramble when my thoughts are being pulled in various directions.
Maybe it’s the weather. A girl thing. Exhaustion. All of the above?
Yesterday I mentioned an “energy surge” later in the evenings everyday this week. This keeps me up at night. I’ve been pretty energetic when I wake up (like now), but crash later in the morning at work. Which lasts all afternoon and the whole process repeats. Vicious cycle.
Either way, moving on to better things that don’t involve complaining- like Mexican food.
Because really, who doesn’t love Mexican food? It makes people happy. Especially me. So let’s DO THIS.Black bean burrito. Not all of the filling fit. Woops. Trader Joe’s wraps are a little frustrating. One isn’t quite big enough, but two would be way too much so I just kept the extras as a side. This was juuuuust right.Stuffed to the brim with black beans seasoned with taco seasoning, salsa, cheese, jalapenos and sour cream. Fab.
I really really missed having wraps in my life. One awesome thing about the Healthy Living Summit was that they were ridiculous about handing out coupons. I have Arnold’s/Brownberry to thank for my not having to pay for bread since August. Why buy wraps when I can have another form of carbs for free? It is a recession, after all.
But alas, New Years came and with that the expiration date of my coupons. Sadness.
That doesn’t mean there isn’t half of a loaf of bread chillin’ in the freezer, though.
Chilling out on the running this week was something I am very serious about. But I’m not giving it up completely- that’s just CRAZY talk.
After a solid day yesterday of mostly weights, I was so ready this morning to jump back on the tread for anything but a walk.
Hey stranger! Long time, no run…
Sadly, the tv wasn’t working. So there wasn’t a visual distraction. Boo. At least my ipod was up and running (not always the case being as how I’m horrible about charging it).
2 miles down with an 8:25 pace. It started out looking pretty bleak, but slowly I worked my way up to a solid pace of 8:00 by the end before jumping on the elliptical for 15 minutes. I even knocked it up a level higher than usual. The reminder of half marathon in April… Hustle Up the Hancock in February… half marathon in April… Hustle Up the Hancock in February is in my head now. I’ve got goals to accomplish.
Here’s a question for ya today- who can do a pull-up? Christina tried one the other day and it got me thinking. Can I do it? Considering I haven’t made an attempt at one since at least high school, I really had no idea.
Mon was there and said I better not pull anything out of socket. Thanks for having some faith, Mon.
But she was right. I had a little “oomph” and a mini movement up, but really I just sort of hung there.
Oh well. Now I know. The answer is “no”.
And that doesn’t bother me.
Let’s move on. And make this Thursday go fast.
Which will require a caffeine refill… so excuse me…