Okay, it’s too cold even for me to run outside at below 30 degrees! I feel silly going to the gym just to run, but I wanted to have it over and done with. Had a snacky of dates and almond butter that I made the other day.
Hit the treadmill for 5.2 miles today! I did a sprint (for me) of the last 1/2 mile at 6.7 mph! Go me!
I was sta-harving when I came home! Made another ‘crepe’ with thinned out bisquick. It worked out really well. For the filling, I mixed some vanilla greek yogurt with canned pumpkin and spices. I really could have only used half of the filling, but I was hungry LOL! Topped with some cranberry sauce.
I proclaim it delicious!
I found this on the washer today:
It’s Pixie’s catnip. Normally this pot is out of reach for her and we dole out her treat, but I had watered it yesterday and set the pot on the washer so it wouldn’t drip all over everything. I forgot about it, and someone found it. I don’t know if it will ever recover. Pixie even tore some of the roots out of the soil – she is such an addict!
A surprise box arrived for me today from Mezzetta! It had some fixin’s in it for easy holiday entertaining. One of the jars was this:
I decided to incorporate it into lunch with some savory oats!
Bottom layer of cooked oats, then topped with an egg, some Cabot cheddar and chopped sundried tomatoes. I stuck it under the broiler. My first time with savory oats and they were really good! I liked the seasoning of the tomatoes, too, with garlic, herbs, and spices.
Here is the first ornament feature from our tree:
It’s a french horn, which is the instrument I used to play (and have college degrees in). I began collecting horn ornaments I think since high school maybe? This one combines my love of all things sparkly and glass. Amazing that is hasn’t broken over all these years.
We futzed around trying to decide what to have for dinner. No protein thawed out. John wanted to go out for his football dinner tonight, but he either wanted Chinese or the fish fry cafe. I really, really did not want either of those 2 things for dinner, so we stayed home and will try again later in the week LOL! So, I microwaved a sweet potato and topped it with pan fried broccoli and a bit of cheese. It was pretty tasty, and quite a departure for me.
Kind of missed more protein, though. Today ended up being an accidental vegetarian day 😀
Hot 100 update:
1. Duathlon. DONE!!!
2. Limit the number of eggnog lattes this year to 2 or 3. I have had 1 so far. Doing good.
3. Keep a redline of weight in mind to not go over during the holidays. I am at redline now, which is down from last update.
4. Complete the New Rules of Lifting for Women. DONE!!!!
5. Enjoy time with family during the holidays. Spent Thanksgiving with family
6. Better organization of time to be productive. Not so great here.
7. Do some freelance writing. Lame
8. Run at least 2 more official 5K races this year. 1 down, 1 to go – it’s December 5th or bust!