But it seems I’m not the only one with traffic issues. Seems that we all deal with some frustrations when it comes to such things. Even when I still lived back in Mid-MO I was quick to get frustrated. In high school, when driving from my hometown to my summer job, you have no idea how frustrating it was to get behind a dude on a tractor.
Yeah, that really happens. And I’m pretty sure my friends from home who read this can definitely back me on this one.
Anyways. I’m chilled out. I got home (we shall not discuss the traffic again after this point) and ran quickly to the gym. I wanted to get my lounge on, and that was not happening until I worked up a little sweat first. So I did. Not with ease, though. There was a birthday in the office- happy birthday, Jaime!!! I had a really really big piece of this:(The pics are here two little lovely dogs that I absolutely adore and even doggysat for back in the Spring!)
I giggled a little as we sang because Jaime doesn’t embarrass easily. BUT, she does turn extremely red in the face when a break room full of guys start to sing to her. Don’t worry Jaime- it happened to me, too.
The cake was chocolate and buttercream and delicious. It also gave me a bit of a sugar rush that didn’t help me out one bit mid-workout. You can’t sustain energy with butter and sugar? Really? Huh. Whew knew?
Either way, I did 2 miles at an 8:35 pace and finished off with 20 minutes on the elliptical. I had wanted to do The Shred, but took the intensity down a notch and did the resistance bands instead. They’re still a really good workout for my arms. Plus, the circuit I like to do ends with sets of planks. And I love me some workouts that trim the tummy!
After congratulating myself for getting through a decent cross training session, I showered and started my wild and crazy night in. Yes. Wild.
My cravings recently have really headed the direction of comfort foods- but not one certain one in particular. Last night, it was BBQ. Aaaahhh! Naked chicken! Well- almost. It’s covered with a bbq seasoning and frozen peppers from Trader Joe’s. I’ve used the peppers before, and everyone else who tried them agreed- they’re handy to have for mixing in to something. Because they don’t have that crisp that make them good on their own.
I also add mucho red chili pepper flakes. Because it’s delicious that way. No other reason.Ah much better. Sassy lookin’ chicken. Just because summer’s over, it doesn’t mean I’m retiring the sauce… A little cheddar and ranch go a long way.
That’s life advice, folks. You should write that down.
I spent the rest of the night catching up on shows I had missed during the week thanks to OnDemand.
Does anyone watch Community? Drew Carey was a guest star. But I spent the first minute or two trying to figure out if it was really him- he’s lost 70 pounds! Seriously- he’s barely recognizable…
Clearly I haven’t been watching enough of The Price Is Right to notice.
Ok I’m off. I’m pushing it with my free time this morning. Gotta get a long run in before heading to a food and wine fest with Mon. Not sure how long the “long run” is actually going to be. Somewhere between 6 and 8. That’s the plan. Wish me luck!
Enjoy your Saturday!
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