Yoga at home in the morning- 25 minutes. Then I was off to the gym for strength training: I lifted Chest, Shoulders, Triceps and Hamstrings and then for Cardio...
A fantastic 4 mile run! That brings this week's mileage up to 17 miles! I also did about 10 minutes on the elliptical to cool down. For the run I did what you could probably consider speedwork- although its nothing like the speedwork I had to do in college track! I sprinted last 1/4 mile of each of the 4 miles at 9.1 speed on the treadmill , but the 3rd and 4th mile I ran the second 1/4 of each at 9.1 as well! The remaining mileage was at a steady 7.6 and 7.8 and 8.0.
I got the latest ADA newsletter in the mail and read that cover to cover! It has a couple of really interesting articles and some resolutions suggestions too ( nothing we don't already really know- be specific, be realistic etc.). I did want to post about something in there- it will have to wait for tomorrow.
I also went through a whole ton of mail that has piled up since the hustle and bustle of the holiday travels. Feels SOO nice to have that all cleaned up.
I know this has been on my mind, so our garbage collection is thursday mornings. Well, christmas day was a thursday morning. So we were out of town anyway but knew it wasnt being collected. Well guess what, new years day was a thursday as well. So we have ( this is disgusting!) three weeks of garbage in our city can and I don't know what else to do with it. I put it on the curb because I saw a couple others on the curb way down the street. A few hours later.. sure enough... all of our immediate neighbors put theirs out too. Hahaha.. I guess i'm officially a "trend-setter"... I really really REALLY hope they come tomorrow but I don't care at this point as long as its far away from the house. ICK!
A few grocery trips ago, I bought Andes Creme De Menthe chocolate mints for a fudge mint brownie but then couldn't remember where I got the recipe from! Well, I looked back on my blog and found that I did the cherry almond macaroons and those were from the same place- so then I knew it was from Paula Deen's Christmas magazine!
I will post the recipe and photos for those with what I am also planning on baking this weekend- A version of VeggieGirl's Blondies adapted from Martha Stewart. Mine will be even more adapted!
Jeff's truck didn't make it in today so we are hoping it does tomorrow!
It for sure does not feel like friday- with the festivities of wednesday and thursday- my body clock is all whack.
Yes , I just said whack.
Pumpkin Puree, Egg Whites, Splash of Eggnog, Cinnamon, Maple Syrup- microwaved
on top is Quick Cook Steel cut Oats- microwaved with water
Broccoli with: Splashes of Lite-Soy and Fresh Black Pepper .
I let that cook in the pan over medium heat until it was nice and brown.
Took out the broc. and threw in Organic Baby Carrots.
To those I added cinnamon, curry, maple syrup, smart balance. With the leftover soy and pepper residue- these babies tasted yummy ( but since I hate carrots- I had three and gave them all to Jeff. He told me he was going to tell all my bloggers that I didn't eat my carrots!)
Sweet Potato wedges , microwaved for 5 minutes. Sliced and put it in toaster oven to broil.
Filet Mignon- Jeff cooked on the grill.
Happy First Friday of 2009 to All!