Running and movie-ing!-

A nice Saturday!  Woke up to a few inches of snow that we weren’t expecting!  Here I am in the blue snow glow of the morning (eating a balance bar):

Oh well – I waded through it to get to the car and hit the gym.  I got there right when it opened and I was the only one there for a while.  It was not any more crowded than Saturdays normally are, so don’t know if anyone new has joined with the new year.  The weather might have kept some people away.  I hopped on the treadmill and busted out 5 miles, pretty much straight forward.  I did 3 of the miles at 6mph.  For some reason, it went really fast.  John met me at the gym and then we picked up my mother to go out for brekkie.  My dad opted out today.  Hit up Panera Bread, where I got a cranberry nut bagel.

Very tasty!  Plus about 3 cups of coffee 😳   After our relaxing and chatting, we didn’t get home until after 11!  I finally got in a shower by noon.

Had a quick lunch of tuna salad on a waffle and the last of the strawberries.

Then we went out to a matinee movie.  I have not been to the theater since Dark Knight.  That’s 1.5 years ago!  I’m very picky about my movies, not to mention the expense.  Plus, usually someone ruins the movie by talking too much.  Anyhoo – we saw this movie!

I really liked it.  Disney went back to hand animation for this film and it was beautiful.  Classic Disney!  Yay!  Definitely recommend this for anyone to see, although it might be a little scary in parts for smaller children.  And it makes me want to eat beignets 😀

We realized that we hadn’t had our lattes when we got home- so we pushed back dinner to enjoy these:

Plus a bit of dark chocolate.

Finally getting leftovers cleared out of the fridge.  Stir-fry for dinner with cooked chicken, broccoli, pineapple, and teriyaki sauce.

Who says leftovers can’t be good!

Doing well with the eating this weekend, which is a good start to the year.  Tomorrow will be a test, as it starts the work week for me and Sundays tend to be problematic.  Hopefully I can get some good sleep tonight.

I seem to struggle with sleeping late enough and it doesn’t matter if the room is dark or not (and caffeine or not seems to make no difference).  John suggested that I might need a more substantial evening snack or a later snack because I might just be waking up because I am very hungry (which I am).  So, I might try that this week and see what happens.

Question:  How often do you go to the movies? What was the last one you saw?

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17 thoughts on “Running and movie-ing!-

  1. Kimberley

    We don’t go to the actual theatre very often. The last movie we saw there was Public Enemies. We are actually going tomorrow or Monday to see Sherlock Holmes as my BF wants to see it on the big screen.

    We watch a lot of movies at home and get them from the library for free! We also rent some. I don’t like too much violence or anything disturbing so it can sometimes be a challenge to find a film.

    We both want to see The Blind Side, but will wait until we can rent it as I am sure to get hysterical…very emotional person here.
    .-= Kimberley´s last blog ..The "Perfect 10" Challenge =-.

  2. Jinx!

    We go almost weekly to the movies. We try to be discerning though. Some movies are just made for the big screen like titantic and this latest one Avatar. I enjoy the whole movie going experience. But let me add that we usually go mid week and a matinee and its usually not opening weekend. I don’t like it when its elbow to elbow. And people with cell phones drive me nuts. I mean are they for real they really can’t go two hours with out a phone?? And people who bring little kids to a movie thats obviously not for children.Lets not even go there. But even with all the problems i would not give up my movie going. Ofcourse we very rarely buy the food there. Just ridiculous prices.

  3. Shelley B

    We don’t go to the movies that often, but when we do, it’s the cheapie matinee prices – I love only paying $3.50. Tomorrow we are going to see Up in the Air with George Clooney ::swoon::
    .-= Shelley B´s last blog ..Happy New Year! =-.

  4. Susan

    I usually eat a wasa cracker with some peanut butter every night RIGHT before I go to bed. It’s the difference between being up at 5:30 with a growling tummy, and sleeping past 7am. Worth a shot anyways! I haven’t put on any weight eating so late before bed either (I think that’s all hogwash). I just divide my evening snack in two to do it, that way it’s not adding any extra calories in my day.

    I’m like you, I’m picky with what movies I’ll see in the theatre. I hate to think that I’m wasting my money. Plus, I have issues sitting in those stupid theatre seats for so long – SO uncomfortable! I did however make it out for New Moon 🙂
    .-= Susan´s last blog ..Snow Problem =-.

  5. Heidi @ Fighting with Food

    Those strawberries look as yummy as ours do – in the summer. I would kill for some sweet, juicy strawberries in winter!!
    Hubby & I hit up the movies about once a week. With our conflicting work schedules, we don’t get many nights together and that’s usually our date night of choice and it often follows a dinner out.
    The last movie we saw was Sherlock Holmes on Christmas Day. It was fabulous and completely packed! I really enjoy opening night of action/adventure or good comedic movies. Everyone laughing or clapping at the same time just makes it more fun.

  6. debby

    I have been going to the movies a little more frequently. Seem to have the popcorn thing under control. And probably having no tv affects it too. Yeah, I was going to ask what planet Shelley lived on. I would love it if it was only $3.50! I went to see ‘Its Complicated’ which I LOVED.

    Hey here’s hoping John is right about the later snack, and even better, maybe it will fuel you metabolism, and you’ll actually lose weight from eating another snack! Well, we can dream, can’t we!
    .-= debby´s last blog ..The Glorious Impossible =-.

  7. PTG1002

    We went to see Avatar a week ago, and the price of it (regardless of the fact that it was in Imax AND 3D) made me realize why we don’t go to see movies. 🙂 Otherwise I go to the late-run theater, matinee pricing – I saw Julie & Julia for $1.50!! Last movie before that?? Probably the Harry Potter flick…at the same late-run, matinee style place.

    Great job on the run!!

    As for waking up – try eating more protein before you go to bed. Maybe some cottage cheese or a green monster smoothie?
    .-= PTG1002´s last blog ..race listing update =-.

  8. Foodie Girl

    Food looks good as always! I start the gym tomorrow!

    The last movie I saw at the theater was Star Trek. I really want to see Avatar in 3D.

    Have a good day Sunday!
    .-= Foodie Girl´s last blog ..Quickie =-.

  9. Alissa

    We practically never go to the movies. It’s way to expensive! Although, we do go to a small theater that has movies that aren’t brand new, it only costs $2 and the experience is much better. We love it.
    .-= Alissa´s last blog ..Heart Health =-.

  10. Fran

    I suppose it will get busy in the gym starting tomorrow. Normal life starts again then. I go tomorrow after work around 4.30 pm and am curious if it’s busier than normal.

    We don’t go to the movies very often but we want to go more this year. The closest theatre is one we don’t like but we found another one which is a bit further away but much more pleasant.

    I’ve seen Coco Chanel in September with my best friend, after that Harry Potter and the blood prince with R. (we’re HP fans) and the latest was a Dutch movie “Komt een vrouw bij de dokter” (meaning “A wife goes to the doctor) about the story of a couple of whom the wife gets and dies of breast cancer. Very emotional one.
    .-= Fran´s last blog ..A day in my life: Saturday January 2nd 2010 =-.

  11. MB

    The last movie I saw in the theater was DreamGirls. I’m supposed to go see Nine this week though. We usually hit the matinee as it is a bit cheaper but generally I like to wait for movies to come out on video, theater crowds can be a drag.

    Hope 2010 is being good to you so far. 😉

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