I took a break from my break from running this week and did my planned workout – only because it was speedwork day. Is it weird that I actually look forward to that run?
Workout – gym treadmill. flat. 2 mile warmup @ 7:30 min/mile, 4 x 1600’s @ 6:00 min/mile with 800 meter recovery jogs @ 7:30 min/mile. 8 miles total. 54 min. This was the best workout I’ve had in probably two weeks. I felt awesome and strong and beautiful and smart and funny like I was superwoman and I could save the world and then go run a marathon. all at 6am. true. running does that. just me? whatever. it was a great run. and I was super sore from my two days of Jillian/strength training. I like speedwork because I really feel like I’m accomplishing something towards my goal of getting faster. It feels like hard work, and I like that.
Enter reality when I get home. turns out I’m not superwoman, awesome or funny. smart and beautiful stick with me wherever I am. and I have to feed hungry children, change dirty diapers, think about what to make for dinner at 7 am, do laundry…and forget about my dreams of winning the olympic marathon. until the next speedwork day:-)
Rewind to last night – New recipe #2 for the week courtesy of Food Network – I made for dinner last night.
The following conversation at the dinner table tells me how good it was :
Alexandra: “Mom, this is sooooo good. What day is today?”
Me: “Thank you my little love nugget, today happens to be Tuesday, why do you ask?”
Alexandra: “You should make this dinner every single Tuesday. every week. every week that has a Tuesday, you should make this. It is so good. I’m going to eat this whole bowl”
Anna: “Oh yeah, you should make this every Tuesday. It is so good. I’m going to eat this whole bowl.”
Sometimes I wonder if poor Anna ever has an original thought in her head. I guess it’s easier to just copy the person who spoke before you anyway. Maybe she’s on to something.
I guess it was good. It was a veggie pot pie – my theory is that anything is good if you wrap it in pie crust. just a theory.
I wanted a vegetarian version, so I googled “vegetarian pot pie” – pretty creative. the recipe I used was the first one that came up and it got good ratings. it was pretty flavorful, and didn’t taste like your typical pot pie because it had things like fennel and parsley and chives in it. Yum. I would make it again. I made my normal changes like I do to every recipe. for some reason I always feel like I can make a recipe better so I subsitute things and omit things at my leisure. and then wonder why it usually doesn’t turn out right. gamble paid off last night. turned out good. add it to the book ‘o recipes!
We finished off the evening with a mean game of hide and seek with the kids. my husband had the kids going. the fun thing about playing hide and seek with a 2, 4 and 5 year old is that you can hide in front of their faces and they probably won’t find you. the best spot he had was laying flat on Alexandra’s bed. It took them 20 minutes to find him, and I had to help them. In the words of my oh so dramatic 5 year old, she liked hide and seek as much as she liked dinner – “this is the best night ever!!! we should do this every Tuesday night!!!” ok sweetheart. if that’s all it takes to make you happy. pot pie and hide and seek. pretty sure Mommy and Daddy can handle that one.
Davey and I tried to sit and watch Biggest Loser. I couldn’t really get into it last night. I haven’t been watching it regularly – but I haven’t really been clicking with the contestants the past couple of seasons. I miss the Jillian/Bob combo. But, I do LOVE to watch the workouts they do. geek. and I love bob.
More later, on Target fun and more new recipes!
What was your favorite game to play as a kid?
Do you watch BL? Who is your favorite contestant? Are you into other reality TV?