Man, it is quiet up in here on weekends! I almost felt like I was writing into a black hole. How many of you read blogs on the weekends? How many of you catch up on (blog-related) weekend activities on Monday? Just wondering. I usually don’t have much time to sit in front of the computer either.
Yesterday was another busy day as I was trying to tackle the rest of my to-do list, complete a longer run, and prep for a casual bbq. Adam was a HUGE help. I gave him a grocery list with like 50 items on it (some kind of obscure) and he bought everything but one (which I was fine without at the end of the day). Awesome! I love grocery shopping but sometimes a little help in that dept helps!
My long run was kind of bluh. It was HOT out by the time I got out (almost at noon) and I took lots of water breaks and gave up kind of early. I think I covered 8 miles (maybe a bit more) but maybe ran 6.5 of them and not all in a row. Oh well, hopefully there will be better runs this week!
My breakfast/pre-workout meal:
FFL english muffin with BB, strawberry rhubarb jam and 1/2 banana + coffee
Sorry for the terrible photo. I wasn’t even going to take a picture because you’ve seen it a million times, but then I took a quick one just in case. haha
I ended up kind of grazing for the rest of the day, so let’s call the eats below snacks, lunch and dinner.
I munched on an orange and some cottage cheese while prepping these babies (unpictured).
Then the boys brought over some chips and salsa to munch on during the Celtics game. OMG, this black bean is like crack. So spicy and flavorful. I wanted to eat a whole jar with a spoon and call it dinner.
Let’s see the label a little closer. You guys need to find it asap!! I added it to my grocery list right away.
I did eat an actual meal eventually – Applegate Farms grass-fed organic hot dog & sauerkraut + grilled veggies
Did I mention how much I love grilled veggies? I think I did.
I tried these bars for the first time at the cookie swap party in January and they were definitely a favorite. I omitted the toffee (couldn’t find it + they are rich enough without it) but otherwise followed the recipe closely.
I’ve never baked with so much butter (more than a whole box was used for this batch) but man – these truly are incredible!! They took a while to set (I suggest throwing them in the freezer as the last step) but the wait was well worth it. So rich and decadent. I cut them into 64 little two-bite pieces and I think they can be enjoyed in such moderation guilt free (I had one of the bars pictured).
Shortbread + caramel + fudge = sounds like a winning recipe to me!!! I’ll keep on testing though, just in case
My birthday is this Saturday so I’m calling this my birthday week. I’m actually excited for it. See you later!