Morning was filled with typical errands - groceries, cleaning, and playing with Claire. I did make a pretty scrumptious egg scramble with some ingredients I needed to use up before hitting up the grocery.
To make enough for two:
- 6 eggs
- a bunch of spinach
- 1 half of a green pepper
- 1 diced tomato
- 1 slice of monterrey jack cheese melted into mix
I sauteed the peppers and tomatos with a little bit of Tony Romo season salt before throwing the rest in.
I of course top mine with copious amounts of HOT SAUCE. I have an obsession with hot sauce. I eat it on pretty much almost anything. Sometime soon I will make an entire new post about my affinity for spicy foods and sauces.
Every Saturday evening I get a little "time to myself" as Mike goes bowling for league. I love to shop alone, so I make a round through the mall and the sporting goods stores. I was bummed to find out that neither Sports Authority or Dicks Sporting Goods carry GPS/HRM other than Timex and a couple other much cheaper models. I was really hoping to take a look at a Garmin in person and see how I like it. I did manage to make a rather hefty donation to Sports Authority for a new Nike sports bra, UA tank and shorts, and some new Thorlo running socks...none was on sale. Oops.
Saturday was a rest day for running or working out since I had a 10k in the morning. However, I kept my meals in check. Dinner was pretty tasty
My second run in with Greek Yogurt was a huge success and I am now hooked! I could eat this everyday!
I bought a bag of BareNaked Vanilla almond granola earlier on the grocery run and added a serving into my vanilla Oikos. I gobbled the entire container and had saved my last spoonful for Mike. He loved it too!
The morning of the race, I was not feeling so hot. I tried to think myself over it, but I couldn't shake it. I was hoping this 10k was going to be easy peasy, but it ended up being pretty awful, albeit I did finish pretty well!
For light breakfast, I had a Lemon Zest Luna bar, which was DELCIOUS! It tasted like a mix between a lemon bar and a rice krispy treat(texture). Potty gods were smiling down on me today (Unlike Gasparilla race...) which I was mega thankful for.
The second the race started, I accidentally hit to the next song, which was definitely not what I was looking for. I am still new to this running gig and I have no pace perception yet so I tend to pace myself with bpm podcasts and it took me almost the first 5 minutes of the race to find the one I wanted.
My 5K mark was 27:xx minutes and I knew I ran my first half faster than my normal pace. I was already wishing I could have quit then. It made for a pretty rotten second half, as you can tell by the look on my face. I had to walk quite a few times for a few steps from being winded and crampy.
I was major wimpy yesterday. Being my first 10k, I hope to knock the next one out by a lot less time.
|Thanks to my friend Jonathan who captured this great pic of me finishing.|
I found that not too many females in my age group run 10ks around here. I still won 3rd in my age group!
Mike, who is light years faster than I am won first in his age group and came in around 45 minutes.
Here's a pic with our awards... mmkay!
Mike and I also peer pressured our friend Jon into running the 5k, his first race, to help jump start his motivation with his goals. It worked! He did great! And now says he's hooked on running mwuahahahaa....
|How's my 'blue steel' look?|
Shopping gods were smiling down on me! Not only did they have it, it was marked off to outlet price since they were shipping the collection to the outlet store the next day!
...Well I guess it all started the first time I went through the second grade. I caught my reflection in a spoon while I was eating my cereal, and I remember thinking "wow, you're ridiculously good looking, maybe you could do that for a career."
After a traditional Irish corned beef, cabbage, mashed potatoes, biscuits, and carrots dinner with Key Lime pie for dessert at Mike's parents, Mike and I watched another god I wouldn't mind shining down on me either... hot damn! The movie was OK, I liked Chris Hemsworth! I'm a sucker for blonde hair and blue eyes (a la Mike :) )
Sorry for the long post, but that was my whole weekend wrap up.
I was a ding dong and woke up, ate breakfast, got ready, made my lunch, and then realized I had another 3 hours to go before I had to go in to work... and ta-da this is what you get!