Happy hump day friends!
I have a new idea for a personal rule. No computer after around 6 or so. Then I can focus on dinner, family and getting to bed at a decent hour. I did it last night for the first time in awhile and it was glorious. I sleep so much better when I’m not on the computer right before bed. Aren’t there a lot of studies out there on that? I think they’re right.
I was in bed at 9:00 and it looked a little something like this.
That there is also my running journal for 2014.
I’m keeping track of my running, training and races this year. Hmmm….. I should also keep track of the mileage I put on a pair of shoes. I’m really not good about that and I need to be.
Didn’t get too far into the Runner’s World issue, but super excited about all the articles.
I should have some time this afternoon to look it over while the boys are at swimming lessons. Yep, that’s right, swimming lessons on January. I do feel guilty about our nice weather.
Getting to bed early last night made it that much easier to only press the snooze button once this morning.
I got on the treadmill early for 10 miles while watching a little of this movie.
No cool routes or anything today. I started at 8:00/mile pace, but picked it up a bit the last couple of miles.
I finally got the early morning timing right and just as I finished my run my little man came in.
He was a bit, shall we say, whiny, but I was done and ready for him. I wish every morning was like that.
Taught a spin class this morning too. I swear. music makes a spin class. I really need some new tunes for my playlist too by the way. I’ll take any suggestions.
Decided to not sport the slippers today, but instead these slip on shoes.
I guess they kind of look like slippers though too, huh?
Random, but I stocked up on just a couple kabocha and Frieda’s purple sweet potatoes the other night. Love it when they’re on sale.
They’ve gone down like this in roasted kabocha boat form.
I also discovered recently that a baked purple sweet potato with a little sea salt and guacamole is magnificent.
It went well with a little roasted turkey salad.
Also random, I’ve been loving this Good Earth tea combination lately.
On bag of each, hot or cold. Perfection.
We’re out of a lot of grocery type stuff at the moment. I see a major Trader Joe’s trip in our very near future.
Last night when we hit that time right before everyone hits a wall, I realized I needed to do something quick and easy for dinner for everyone.
I always say I’m going to plan a week’s worth of paleo type dinners for the family, but I haven’t made the time. One of these weeks I’ll get it together. Right?
Anyway, this was the easiest throw together seafood pasta ever.
I used to make it all the time before kids and before all my dairy issues, etc.
Seafood blend from Trader Joe’s, Classico Sun-Dried Tomato Alfredo sauce and whole wheat penne.
Cook up the seafood with a little olive oil, garlic and Italian seasoning.
Add the sauce.
Put it on top of the cooked noodles.
It also goes well if you do the whole broccoli slaw and pasta trick, but we were out of that too so it was paired with a big salad.
Okay, I better get a move on. Lots to do. Too bad showering at the moment isn’t one of them. Thank goodness for Action Wipes. Seriously.
Leaving you with this little reading from the other day. Could not have hit home more.
And a few links for the day:
A really great article by my inspiring Runner’s World Challenge friend, editor Jen Van Allen on some basics for beginners on treadmill running and walking.
Another inspiring post by her here on giving yourself credit for your accomplishments and perspective as a running mama trying to fit it all in.
After my whole treadmill incline issue, this one makes me think I might have to calibrate the treadmill speed too? I better get out the manual again. Do I need to do this?
Quest Bar giveaway is still open too.
Have a good one!
Do you have a go to easy dinner that you throw together really quick when you need to?
Have you ever had guacamole on a sweet potato?
I need some spin song suggestions again. If you have any, please leave them for me. My classes will thank you.