Wow – has it really been 3 weeks since I posted??? Sorry, guys. Life has gotten so crazy lately. Plus, the germs have been running rampant in my house. Hubby is just now getting over a virus he’s had over 2 weeks!! I managed to get the crud, too, just before the big race. (I’ll get to that later).
I’ve been taking pictures and constructing blog posts in my head, they just never made it to the computer screen. In fact, when I logged in just now, I realized that I had 3 working drafts for 3 different posts that I never finished. Oops. Part of the problem, though, is that when the pictures don’t upload quickly or WordPress is being difficult, I just walk away.
So I’ll try to catch you up quickly, through pictures:
One thing I’ve been doing every weekend is making protein waffles!! The kids love waffles, but I hate buying the frozen kind with sketch ingredients.
So I’ve been having fun with some recipe testing! Once I perfect the recipe, I’ll post it.
The first batch was vanilla, and the second batch used chocolate protein powder! Yum!
I did enjoy a Girls Night Out one weekend! Half price sushi and $10 off bottle of wine at the Stir Fry Cafe on Saturdays! Gotta love that!!
My weekends have mostly consisted of a lot of studying …..
… And eating!! Since everyone in the house was sick, I made a pot of Chicken Noodle Soup, which lasted for days.
I love salmon. It might be my favorite food. I also attempted to make mashed cauliflower, but it didn’t turn out so “mashed”. It looks like rice on the plate. But with a little garlic, salt and pepper, it tasted pretty good.
Homemade Chicken/Black Bean/Spinach Enchiladas. Even the kids devour these. A pan like this lasts for days.
Being sick meant we spent a lot of time on the couch….
…. watching movies together…. We watched ‘Wreck It Ralph’ (twice!), ‘Hotel Transylvania’, and some other random Redbox find that wasn’t that good.
But THIS weekend in particular, I was getting ready for my Half Marathon….
I woke up on Monday with horrible sinus congestion, but I was determined not to let it stop me from running the race. So I asked all my FB friends what their best remedy for nasal congestion was. Half said Mucinex D and the other half said a neti pot. So, I decided to do both!!
That Mucinex D really works!! It didn’t completely dry me up, but enough where I didn’t feel like my head was in the clouds.
So Saturday, we headed downtown to pick up my race paket from the Expo….. I was starting to get a little nervous.
I chose Trader Joe’s spinach tortellini as my carb-loading pre-race meal. Yum.
I’ll save all the details of the race for my next post. (Which I promise not to take quite as long to post)
Here’s the starting line…. The temperature was 54 degrees. It was the perfect day!
I was hoping and praying my new shoes would carry me to the finish line! Yes, I said BRAND NEW shoes! I know that’s totally crazy, but that’s just how I roll.
And after the race ….. boy, was I glad it was over.
The first 10 miles were awesome, and the last 3 were pure hell. But I made it, congestion and all. And only 3 minutes behind last year’s PR!
Final chip time: 2:19:18. I’ll take it.
Stay tuned for the details. It was a GREAT race. I’m already wondering when my next one will be!
So that’s what’s marvelous in my Monday.