Did you get through Tuesday ok?
I seemed to have a hard time with it. I was still recovering from an exhausting weekend- yes, the weekend hangover. Also, I had a fantastic little migraine that set in half way through my day. I’m starting to get nervous about the frequency of these things. I used to get maybe a few a year. But that number has slowly increased. It’s not extremely often, but if you’ve gotten them, you know that even one or two is more than necessary. I’m going to watch to see when the next one happens. If comes relatively sooner than later, I’m getting it checked out and maybe some blood work done.
But on to happier things…
I walked into the workout room and someone else had snagged the “good” treadmill before I could get to it (only leaving the noisy one as an option). Mon was there and just finishing up and offered to let me just use hers. Usually I don’t like putting people out like this (I mean come on- it can be noisy in a one-bedroom apartment!), but she said she had to run some errands and I’d have the place to myself (well, with her two cats- but you know what I mean). So I said ok.
She has her treadmill set up in the dining room area and showed me the ropes.
“I also keep the fan on so it’s not hardly hot at all while I run!” She’s so accommodating. And she turned it on.
I stepped on the treadmill. And looked up. Um…
“Mon… I’m either going to break a lightbulb as I take a big stride or I fear I’m in danger of getting clipped by the fan.”
I could just see myself getting knocked out and flying off the back of it. In slow, slightly animated Kill Bill style.
By pointing this out, I think I made her feel really short. And myself feel abnormally tall. We don’t have vaulted ceilings in our complex, folks… sad but true… So whereas she can run freely and flail her arms about while doing so if she pleases, I have to be a little more cautious for when I use it. Good to remember. We moved it so when I stepped up, I was no longer in danger of getting beheaded by the low light fixture.
Either way, eventually I got my miles in. A breezy 5 miles at an average of about 8:30. It was nice to have a better look at a television while I ran. And no weight slammers. And also to watch her cats pull a Tom Cruise move from Risky Business and come barreling through the kitchen to slide on her kitchen rugs. It was hilarious. I am not sure if I’ll ever be a pet person, but I do love other people’s pets! They crack me up…
Before I did my gym time, I may have gotten some fresh veggies to stock the refrigerator. And to stock my tummy. :)
I got pretty excited about all the good eats, so I decided to use a little of almost everything. Because that’s how I roll…Half of an orange pepper, mushrooms and asparagus. So colorful… I also added an egg for good measure (gotta keep up those protein levels!). So I ended up with a stir fry/scramble/veggie wrap thing…So much veggie excitement, it couldn’t contain itself. For real.
Overall, the wrap was decent. But if I were to do it again (which, let’s face it, I will), I would chill out on the pepper. I enjoy it much more as an accent to the meal- not as part of the main show. Lesson learned.
What’s your favorite veggie for wraps? I think mine would be mushrooms… with asparagus as a close second.
The one thing that did top off my Tuesday (and put a smile on my face) is the candy that Monica finally was able to get a hold of from a coworker:Japanese candy! Sometimes people in her office have to make trips over to Asia. When they do, Mon makes sure they pick up a treat for her. And this time she shared! I was so curious as to what was inside the condom-shaped wrapper… but I waited until after I had gotten home, showered, cooked, and was ready for dessert. Patience at it’s finest.
It was a light sandwich cookie with a thin layer of amazing white chocolate in the middle. I didn’t even wait to take a bite. And yes, it was THAT good. Perfect.
*Oh and I was asked to give specifics about the bowl of steel cut oats I featured yesterday– I definitely measure them out (about 1/3 cup oats and a little less than 2/3 cup milk). After they spend the night soaking in the refrigerator, I put them in for 4:00 to 4:30 minutes at 70% power (as to not overflow). I think I may play with the time a little bit- I think they’d get a little less chewy if I did another minute or so. I like the texture as-is, but am just curious more than anything… :)
Anyhoo, happy Wednesday! This week (as awful as yesterday was) is flying by!
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