Good morning! Happy Sunday!
Taught a chilly boot camp in the morning.
Brrr……. It’s a big deal for us to get that much frost here. Oh my brave boot camp friends who came out early in the morning. They are awesome. I tried to make their trip worth it with some tabatas. He he.
I also did my last long run before the Carlsbad Marathon in just three weeks. 23 long, slow, sluggish miles.
It took forever and I didn’t feel that great, but I made the time pass by with some Jillian Michaels’ podcasts and some new Balanced Bites podcasts that my friend Sara told me about.
I’ve been running with that mace on my belt lately. How cool does that look? Ha ha.
Usually the minute I finish a long run I need to get some food, water and Nuun in my system as soon as possible. Yesterday I made the quickest turkey spinach salad with an easy homemade salad dressing about 2 minutes after I walked in the door.
To make the dressing I just mixed Trader Joe’s Hot and Sweet Mustard (which is awesome by the way) with some crushed red pepper and apple cider vinegar.
Then I put it on some spinach and topped it with turkey and some brewer’s yeast.
It was good and gone in less than 5 minutes. It was also just enough to tied me over until my kabocha squash was ready.
Or burnt. Same thing. I did it up the usual way
and had a café Americano on the side.
We’ve been eating gourmet dinners around here this weekend.
Friday night we made the easiest fish tacos with this fish from Costco.
Then last night we stepped it up a notch with Costco spinach raviolis (which personally I think are better in this Lazy Mama Spinach and Cheese Lasagna recipe).
Why yes, I did dig that out of the trash to take a picture. Lovely.
I also made a grain free garlicky microwave muffin to go with dinner (which also included lots of roasted broccoli slaw and roasted brussel sprouts). I made STUFT Daddy try it and he said it tasted exactly how it looked. Hmm… not sure how to take that. Ha.
Today is a rest day. A very welcome rest day. I’m wearing my Pro Compression socks (that I also slept in) and some comfy clothes. Hopefully today will be a productive day in other areas (putting Christmas away in boxes, laundry, etc.). It’s cold and rainy, but the boys and I may brave a trip out to Costco. Wait, on a Sunday? That might not be the best idea.
Some random things before I go just because.
I can’t keep plants alive to save my life.
This is my favorite candle for the winter months ever. Yankee Candle Home Sweet Home. It’s burning right now and the whole house smells amazing.
I’m way too excited about this ginormous Tootsie Pop from Mom.
Look at that thing.
Can you guess how many actual Tootsie Pops are inside.
And….. I just had to buy this US Weekly magazine to find out what the heck happened with Bethenny and Jason since I mentioned it a few days ago.
I used to subscribe to this magazine and it was seriously the highlight of my weekends. Oh how life has changed.
Okay, time to get going. I need to make some coffee, figure out what’s for breakfast and hang with the boys.
Earlier this morning they were up to no good playing horsy on our bed. At least Kitty played it safe on the sidelines. Ha ha.
Have a wonderful Sunday!
Do you have any easy Costco meals that you love?
And, um…… Who’s excited for The Biggest Loser to start tonight?