This week / weekend was a total whirlwind. Between watching Sasha, watching my friends cat, checking on the cats at my apartment (roommate was out of town), running, and working all week I was beat come yesterday. Sunday is always my long run days and I was determined to get out and log the necessary miles. I normally go running on Sunday around 9am so I am done early but I couldn’t leave Sasha until around 1 yesterday. I finally dragged my butt out of the house around 3:30pm and set out on a 13 mile run. The weather in DC has been all over lately so the wind is insane, I know it’s not possible BUT I was running against very STRONG wind from about 10 or the 13 miles. The run itself was good, nothing too speedy, I finished in 2 hours. I got into DC at around 3 miles and ran around the Tidal Basin and then down to the lawn that holds all the museums. I hit my half point running around a sculpture garden and then turned around. Not too shabby for a late Sunday run!
My first Ellie collection outfit came in the mail last week! I wasn’t able to try any of it on because I wasn’t home but I decided to wear the new pants on my run Sunday. They are sooooo pretty!! I thought they were black when I picked them out but they are a bit more grey. I definitely had a little bit of sweating going on and it was visible but not that bad. I am learning that in general anything but black bottoms for me are going to end up with some sweat stains. Oh the joys of being a runner! Okay here is the outfit:I love everything about it! The shirt is comfortable and reminds me of the lulu lemon shirts I see people wearing. I am cheap cheap cheap so I never buy designer gym duds. I can guarantee I will be wearing this shirt all the time running once it’s nice out. I probably won’t wear it to my gym just because it’s too much skin to be flashing my coworkers. The pants were SO comfortable and once I got outside the purple in the side stitching really showed and I happened to be wearing my grey and purple shoes so I looked SUPER fabulous. Ellie is pretty awesome and you should try it out. You can do a monthly subscription and get two pieces or buy pieces separately now! Click the banner on the right and you can get 20% off. Winning! Apologies but the cat is not included : ) That is Tarzan, he will be hanging out at my apartment for a little bit, Gidget and Jax do not like him at so he is stuck on lock down in my room. It’s so sad because he is SUCH a sweetie pie!!!
After running I was being good and stretching and my phone rang, the boy invited me out to dinner with his dad and I jumped at the opportunity and got ready oh so speedy. I was super nerdy and timed myself. I pressed start while I was still in my running clothes and hit stop as I walked out of the apartment. 18 minutes! I even blow dried my hair, I would say that the lunch time showers have definitely made me mighty speedy! After dinner I hit up the grocery store and came home to start a little prep work for the week. I like to make a large something or another and eat it all week for lunch, boring, probably, but I make sure it is delicious.
I had purchased a ton of vegetables prior to finding out I’d be babysitting Sasha all week and had a ton left over. It was a little hard to cook with her around so I pretty much stuck to sauteed vegetables all week, so fun. What I didn’t get to do was cook all the collard greens I had bought. I filled my soup pot with water and put it over high heat. While that came to a boil I de-stemmed all the leaves and then rolled them up and cut them so they looked like ribbons. I boiled them for 5 – 10 minutes (until they were softish) and then drained and ran through a salad spinner to get rid of all the water. Voila, green ‘pasta’!!Once the greens were done I set out for the meat part of my lunches. I saw on Life After Swimming a pulled buffalo chicken recipe that has been calling my name ever since. I used Texas Pete’s hot sauce instead of Frank’s. Franks was like $4 while Texas Pete’s was $1… easy decision. Plus I quite enjoy Texas Pete as well! When I make this again next time I will do something besides the ranch packet. The ingredients list is frightening but time was of the essence so I just used it.As you can see lunch this week is collard green ‘pasta’ and some buffalo chicken. Yum!! I have a couple big batch meals planned for this week that I am really excited about. I bought some tofu and heavy coconut milk to make a big vegetable and tofu curry last week but wasn’t in my own kitchen. I am SO EXCITED to make it this week. I have missed my kitchen so much!
Q: How was your weekend? What did you do?
Q: Do you have any new recipes you have tried lately that are awesome or that you planning on doing this week?
Q: Where do you get all your running / gym gear from? – Most of my new stuff is Old Navy, the other leggings are TJ Maxx
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