Weekend, You Are Way Too Short

Sunday night again. Here way too quickly.

How was your weekend? Ours was great, last night we had dinner at Sweet Cheeks with friends and then drinks at Eastern Standard. Both delicious as usual. Have I mentioned how much I love drinks with egg white before? I know, sounds so weird if you haven’t tried this before, but so, so good. The first time I was introduced to a drink with egg whites was at Tryst in Beverly, MA. I’m not sure if they still have it, but it was a cocktail with earl grey infused vodka, lemon juice (or lemon with simple syrup?) and egg white. Still my favorite, but I did enjoy a Vin Amer Fizz last night, the house rose, apricot, egg white and champagne. Hmmm, Eastern Standard do you deliver by chance?

After a long fivish miles in the pouring rain on Saturday, I whipped up one of my oldest and most favorite salads (actually it has to be #2 favorite and Amanda you know which is #1). My friend Amanda shared this recipe with me a few years ago so I could make it on my own. I believe it’s known as Mr. Schmidt’s salad, but I will have to give credit to both since I can’t recall the exact origin. 🙂 Recipe at the end.

Both Ben and I hadn’t really been feeling well all week (I know run in the pouring rain yesterday not my smartest decision) so we decided to sleep in this morning.

I might have stayed in this comfy combo for far more hours than acceptable.

Neither of us felt like leaving the house to get something to eat, thankfully I had a few things to make brunch happen.

Scrambled eggs with TONS of cheese and spinach (had to have something healthy on the plate). Homemade hash browns and this awesome Maple-Roasted Bacon recipe. This was my first time baking bacon and it will definitely not be my last. Try this, so good.

We were pretty full, but after running errands and preparing our lunches and breakfasts it was already time for dinner.

This is very tasty, so many great flavors. I was reading up on big girls small kitchen post about the best salad toppers (of which I am very thankful for some new ideas to spice up my salads). I came across this recipe for Spicy Thai Beef Salad, it is a keeper!

Speaking of salads, if you are curious, my salad of the week is green & red leaf lettuce, edamame, hummus, red pepper and carrot.

Alright, let’s talk exercise, feeling good about this week again. I didn’t meet every day’s goals, but I felt the sore Achilles needed an extra day of rest anyway.

  • Mon – Run 3m Yes
  • Tues – 30 min tempo 30 min yes, tempo, not so much
  • Wed – Run 3m & strength 10 min elliptical & 25 min bike
  • Thurs – Rest Yes
  • Fri – Run 3m pace No
  • Sat – Run 6m 5.32m, so close, the pouring rain in my face started to get a little old towards the end
  • Sun – Strength Yes, thank you Jillian!
And, what to expect this week…
  • Mon – Run 3.5m
  • Tues – 6×400 @ 5k pace
  • Wed – Run 3m & strength
  • Thurs – Rest
  • Fri – Run 3m
  • Sat – Run 6m
  • Sun – Strength
As I am typing this I’m thinking about how that extra half mile tomorrow morning means 5 minutes less sleep. I know, only 5 minutes, but still!
Wish me luck!
Amanda’s (and Mr. Schmidt’s) Chicken Salad
Salad
  • Rotisserie Chicken
  • Iceberg lettuce
  • Scallions
  • Celery
Marinade
  • 3.5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 clove garlic
Dressing
  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
Shred chicken and marinate for at least a half hour. Chop up lettuce and other salad ingredients. Add dressing at the last minute (I usually use about half of the recipe).

Only 987 More Miles

I seriously work way better “under pressure”. I’m really hoping not to follow my usual trend for this 1,000 miles resolution though. Can you imagine if I got to December and had left 500 more to go? Let’s skip that.

Saturday I literally had all day to get my run in, ALL DAY, and the time that I was to go out to run kept getting pushed later and later and before I knew it, no more time left in the day. Then comes Sunday morning,  I know I have a deadline to run in order to get home and ready for church in time, AND it is eight degrees out, but I made it! Does anyone else do the same thing?

Anyone else in Boston run outside this morning? I had some serious layers on, amongst them my brand new pair of Wunder Unders from Lululemon. I’ve always been a huge fan of Lululemon, I wish it was a little more affordable, but I have to say, their clothing really does hold up and doesn’t fade at all. I was a little skeptical of the Wunder Unders pants due to the snugness level (they are supposed to be tight), but they are amazingly comfortable. Definitely happy with my purchase!

Check out how scary I looked for my run this morning, hilarious!

After church Ben and I met up for brunch at The Otherside Cafe, conveniently located just 5 minutes from our place. I am such a fan of this restaurant, especially if you are looking for a variety of healthy options. If you are vegan or vegetarian there are also many options on the menu or easy substitutions.

I had the Diner Breakfast, two eggs scrambled, home fries, biscuit with butter and I selected the vegan sausage.

I especially enjoy this place during the summer since the outdoor seating allows for dogs to accompany their owners, and as you know I am obsessed with dogs!

If you are as obsessed as me, sign up for www.dailypuppy.com. Ben signed up on my behalf and I am very happy with my daily emails! Today’s is too cute not too share!

It’s workout recap time!

  • Mon – Run 3 miles & 15 min Stairclimber Ran 3 miles & 10 min on the Stairclimber
  • Tues – Strength Training Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30 Level 2
  • Wed – Run 3 miles & Cardio Ran 3 miles & 10 min on Stairclimber
  • Thurs – Strength Training Miss
  • Fri – Cardio Miss
  • Sat – Run outside Ate Pinkberry instead
  • Sun – Run 2m & Strength Doubled up, 2.6 miles in the morning and this circuit in the afternoon
What’s in store this week?
  • Mon – Run 4 miles
  • Tues – Strength Training
  • Wed – Run 3 miles & Cardio
  • Thurs – Strength Training
  • Fri – Cardio
  • Sat – Run more miles!
  • Sun – Run more miles!

I’ll end this post with the dinner of champions. Ben wasn’t home for dinner and I wasn’t feeling the chilly walk to the grocery store so two sweet potatoes with earth balance butter and a beer. Perfecto!

Chances I’ll be hungry shortly after this, 99%.