Saturday, September 10, 2011

Pile on the Miles

I will be going to visit my family for Thanksgiving. I will be running a 5k with my baby cousin. So I need to start training again. I think I am going to long the amount of miles I run between now and then. I saw on another blog* about "Pile on the Miles". In that case it was a contest. This will be for my own record. Let's see how many miles I log running and how many on the elliptical. I think I will start today and end October 10th. As the last 2 weeks has thrown me off my routine this will be a good way to help me get back into it. I think I will try to log them weekly here.

Went to the Hebron Harvest Fair last night. Sat in traffic for over an hour to get there but I got to see the Demolition derby. So much fun. It was a first for me. I didn't think I would like how the cars crashed into each other but it was awesome. One car caught on fire and the car kept going. I honestly think it would be there til the end. The last 2 cars took awhile to take each other out. In the end the 2nd place car looked like a Smart Car

I remember a time when all I drank was Diet Coke. Ahh.. High School. Don't miss that. But miss my ignorance on how bad even diet soda can be.


Working this morning then either running with my friend L at the  high school or hitting Air Line Trail on my way home from work.

*I can't remember the name of the blog, if you know please let me know so I can credit appropriately

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Mamma Chia

A while ago Monica @ Run Eat Repeat posted about Mamma Chia.  I found out that  the local Whole Foods had it. While it ison my way home, I usually only go when I need something specific. Going to try out a drink isn't specific enough. I have been adding Chia seeds to my salads lately. so I definitely wanted to try it. Today I am in the mood to bake so I needed to pick up some coconut oil and a few other things for healthy baking. (yes it's possible). I had to look all over the store to find it. I think they had 10 sections of cold beverages. It took awhile to find. I really only noticed the Cherry Lime.

I think I liked it:
It was a little weird texture wise. The chia seeds get gelatinized if in liquid too long but it was really good. I have had chia chocolate pudding and that is pretty good. I think I may make some for dessert tonight.

I definitely deserve to pig out a bit tonight. Work announced layoffs. I am off today but 10 people were affected in my immediate area. Not good. I am sure I will hear more in the morning.

Back to spin class tonight, last week gym was closed so no spin and the week before the teacher was on vacation. So it's been a few weeks. Really need to get back into the swing of things.

I really need to start running again, it's been a rough few weeks. Morning runs ended, Irene, no water and no power. My cousin and I are doing a 5k on Thanksgiving Day. I will be doing a 5k in a different state. Go me! And since my cousin and are I doing it the whole family has to show up. Kind of excited for that. I have done a lot of changes in the last year and since my family lives in Texas they don't get to see this. I can also get some real Mexican food. Not this crap availble in the Northeast. My mom's cooking is amazing and there is a lady who works for my brother that makes amazing tortillas and tamales.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


Time for a real post.

I have been staying at a friend K's since the 29th. I am so grateful for her kindness. I got there Monday and stayed til Sunday morning when I left to go to a friends wedding.

My friend a got married Sunday, it was beautiful. I planned to carpool with my neighbors. I got ready at my friend K's house then drove to my place. And went with the neighbors. The wedding was amazing. This is the one where I got the pink dress for. The dress looked great. Some of the pics are still being posted on Facebook. When I find one that isn't of me being completely drunk then I will post it. I ended up staying at the hotel and hitching a ride home with other friends who live on the other side of town. It's great to be in a party dress the morning after and walking around.The walk of shame and with a couple to boot! Fun times! The hangover not so much. I got home and cleaned out the fridge. Picked up the dog at K's house. My cat wasn't too happy that I left him for so long.
The landlord was running the freezer in the basement off his generator in his RV so a lot of stuff was saved but some not so much. Finally got a chance to see what lost yesterday. A lot of stuff was lost. Some didn't stay frozen. I am lucky that a lot of it did stay frozen. all my condiments were lost so there is a lot money to be spent. I went shopping yesterday. And don't ya know I had coupons for cleaning stuff and it was on sale. I got enough to eat for the week and a few things that were on sale.Maybe this could be motivation not to keep my fridge too full and buy more fresh. But I have to say sometimes that isn't possible. Buying in bulk and having stuff available in the freezer. I wish I had a before pic of my fridge but here is what it looks like know.
Today will be spent cleaning and doing laundry. Back to the gym as well. The last week has been a definite break my routine. I haven't really worked out and haven't eaten well. Got on the scale this morning and I am up about a 1.5 lbs. This isn't unexpected. Now to just get back into my routine.

Monday, September 5, 2011

An Update

After 8 days I have power back! I saw power trucks from Quebec, Tennessee and who knows where else. The guys who traveled thousands of miles and work 16 hr days to get my power back and me back at home. Been a rough week. I missed my personal space.

Went to a wedding last night, got home this afternoon. Yes it was that awesome! Pretty decent hangover. Cleaned out the fridge when I got home.
I really need some sleep. Maybe a more detailed update tomorrow.