I made my way over to the forest preserve for a run yesterday afternoon. Being the gorgeous day that it was, it was crazy crowded. But I was determined to run- dodging the walkers, children, bikers, rollerbladers, dogs, scooters… am I missing anybody? Please holler if I am.
I ran a little under 2.5 miles at about an 8:35 pace. This was the most I’ve ran since the last 5k I did. So I guess it’s not bad. My leg feels good. But I was a little disappointed with the pace considering I had done 8:09 miles for the race. I understand it’s a little different atmosphere and running by myself doesn’t quite give me that competitive attitude. But still. I just always feel like I’m having to start completely over! I just hope that I’m not going to have any more leg problems from here on out. I have a half to train for!
I also stretched it out with some Fitness Fusion yoga after the run. But that was pretty uneventful.
Dinner, however, was not. I broke out the chicken for this one. Most of my days have been meatless as of late (with exception to the tuna), so I figured it might be time to get a different source of protein in my life. Since I don’t have a grill, much to my dismay, I have to improvise. Baked BBQ chicken sandwich anyone?I also threw in some aged white cheddar for good measure. Other than feta, white cheddar is one of my favorites. I like cheese that has a really strong flavor- otherwise, what’s the point? The one exception is blue cheese. Even though I’ve tried many times to like it, we just don’t get along. Anyone else have a good favorite? Or one you despise?
Mon and I decided it was high time we had a Sunday Funday. We had been counteracting the suckiness of Tuesdays as of late, but we really wanted an excuse to see Kick-Ass sooner than later. Usually I don’t participate in funding Nicholas Cage’s horrid acting quests, but the fact McLovin’ was in it balanced out my decision.
Um… wow. The movie… uh… Do you know how Pineapple Express looked like it was going to be just a funny, light-hearted comedy about two dumb but lovable stoners then actually it was bloody and just weird? That’s how Kick-Ass was. I expected it to be about this nerdy kid who tries to fight crime. With laughs. And silliness. Um. Nope. I’m hoping that’s what all the parents were thinking too when they brought their little boys with them to see the movie. I’m actually judging a little that they even did that because the movie was rated “R” and called “Kick-Ass”. Curse words don’t really bother me too much- but when I’m aware of younger ears in the theater, I get a little upset. Same with when people’s heads are getting shot through. I can’t even watch it- so why is an 11-year-old able to? I dunno. The movie itself was ok. And there are funny parts. But overall I didn’t really like it- not my thing. And Nicholas Cage is still just creepy. But that’s just my opinion. Take it or leave it.
Today is the first day Jaime is back from her destination wedding. I hope that means low stress at the office. But it’s Monday, so I guess that would be wishful thinking. We shall see…