momma b says thanks to all those who commented on her guest post about costa rica. she also replied to some of your questions in the comments section, so make sure to check back if you asked anything :)
since i took last night off from blogging, i do have some meals & moves to share from yesterday.
i have no idea what has gotten into me, but i’ve been loving the cardio lately. i think the extra stress at work has something to do with it.. i just have a lot of steam to run off ;)
yesterday i did this simple 30 minute escalating speed treadmill routine:
|minute #||speed (MPH)|
|10-20||repeat minutes 1-10|
|20-30||repeat minutes 1-10|
3.5 miles total
this was an easy way to knock out the miles. the run was steady and engaging, plus it was pretty intense during the last 3 minutes of each ten minute block. i would have kept going for another couple blocks, but we had dinner plans!
kristen & rory invited us over for dinner. they even cooked! rory had visited his friend’s farm and picked fresh produce. it made for a fresh, delicious meal.
hand picked corn that was cooked on the grill.
a little protein action with some steaks.
potatoes from the farm roasted in olive oil and topped with cheese.
it was DELICIOUS. and kristen says she can’t cook.. lies!
thanks for dinner, guys!
finally, finally, FINALLY friday. i say that every week, don’t i? yep. get used to it ;)
i woke up early this morning because i had the lucky task of taking my sister in law to the hospital. my nephew, greyson, is still in the ICU and his momma goes out to see him a few times a day. since she can’t drive yet (post c-section orders), she has to hitch a ride. knowing i would get to see my sweet little nephew was reason enough for me to get out of bed earlier than usual!
i actually was ready with time to spare, so i decided to make my breakfast at home. wow, that never happens.
on the left is 1/3 cup oatmeal with 1/2 of a diced banana and a dollop of maranatha peanut butter.
i also had 3 egg whites + 1 whole egg for some protein.
like my cute venice plate? it was a wedding gift from deb! (deb, i promise i am working on my thank you cards, i am a bad bride.)
love it! (the set came with a few other cities, too.)
i was surprised that i woke up early enough to get ready, eat, make coffee AND still be on time to pick up my sister in law. maybe i could attempt a morning workout sometime next week. (i won’t get my hopes up.)
i hung out at the hospital for a bit this morning. i love this little guy!
sure hope he gets to go home soon. we are praying hard for him :)
i got to work and it was business as usual. it was actually kind of strange not to eat breakfast at work.. i think i like the whole eating breakfast at home thing. i may have to try it more often.
i am going to save my lunch deets for another day. you will understand why when the post goes up. ;)
nothing long and drawn out.. just one little detail.
i’ve had penelope jane for two years!
we picked her up on october 21, 2008 <3
you’ve seen these photos time and time again, but come on.. look at them.. do they ever get old? i didn’t think so.
LOVE MY LITTLE PENELOPE BEAN.
i am real excited for the weekend! to start things off, we are going to see kevin nealon (of weeds) tonight. super excited.. he is hilarious!
there are a lot of other fun things going on this weekend, but i will be sure to check back in sometime. i do plan on catching up with all my favorite blogs.. i only have like five hundred new posts in my google reader. no biggie.
since this post has been less than entertaining, i leave you with some links to lurk:
- make your crackers from scratch! (oh she glows)
- 30 healthy snack ideas. (self.com)
- why someone reads (or doesn’t read) your blog. (spiffykerms.com)
- pear & feta gnocchi. ohmygoodness. (savvy eats)
- the write stuff: grammar & blogging. (hollaback health)
- vanilla crunch muffins. (how sweet it is)
1. who is your favorite comedian? i love jerry seinfeld. classic. i also love joel mchale and daniel tosh!
2. how early do you get up in the morning.. just early enough to get out the door on time or with lots of extra time to lounge? i am ALWAYS darting out the door, usually running late. i am the epitome of a non-morning person. i need help!