I made it! Half Marathon Training Week 1 accomplished! Which means, in case I have not mentioned it enough, pedicure for me tomorrow!
My intention was to run outside this morning for the 5 miles, I headed out the door and quickly realized that despite my early wake up time it was just too hot to run the 5 outside. Instead I ran to the gym, ran on the treadmill and ran home. The gym is actually pretty pleasant at 7:30 am on a Sunday morning.
Week 2 will be posted tomorrow.
Ben and I went to church and then parted ways so he could play a round of golf and I headed home for some relaxation, cleaning, and cooking time. The apartment was toasty so I made a smoothie for lunch. I don’t know the last time I’ve had or made a smoothie, but this was pretty good.
Blended a frozen banana, vanilla soy milk, a peach, chia seeds and a handful of cherries, yum! I need to make these more often.
Served in a frosty mug.
Since Ben had the car I decided to walk to the store for my regular Sunday grocery shopping. I’m just a little bit Type A about my Sunday afternoons and evenings. You’ll find that I will rarely agree to plans on a Sunday evening, I get stressed if I don’t have that time to focus and get myself prepared for the week which includes my grocery shopping and lunch prep.
This is what you will normally see at my apartment on a Sunday…
The salad line up! I eat a salad every day for lunch at work and put them together on Sunday afternoons. I know that sounds pretty tedious, but I do change them up every week. This week I am using up a lot of farm share veggies, including red and green leaf lettuce, summer squash, green beans and cucumber. I’ve added some olives and fresh Fiore di Nonno mozzarella. I also use this time to wash any fruits or make any snacks that I will be eating throughout the week.
Tonight, I went recipe free for dinner! I know, not so impressive when it’s a dinner of turkey burgers, sweet potato fries and grilled corn, but still, it’s new for me. For the turkey burgers I added minced jalapeno, red onion, cilantro, and garlic and a handful of shredded mexican cheese. Here they are ready to go on the grill.
Time to eat!
All agreed, the turkey burgers were great. Our friend, Joey joined us for dinner too.
I wasn’t kidding when I said I pretty much spend my entire Sunday night cooking, so I continued on with baking some snacks for the week. Apricot Pistachio bars a la Carrots N Cake. Ben and I will enjoy these all week.
Enough, time for Curb your Enthusiasm. Now question for you, do you have any weird Sunday night routines like me? Please share, I can’t be the only one!