Apples, eggs and english muffins.

Hi!  How’s it going?  I am going to apologize up front for the randomness of this post.  ;)   I feel like I have so much in my head and it just has to come out!

So I feel like baking all of the time now.  I mean I could go in the kitchen right now and bake cookies, a cake, a cheesecake.  Anything!  I love baking!  The problem?     I like to eat it too.  :)   And this wouldn’t be a problem, but I sometimes can get on a roll and not stop.

 

Last nights sleep was pretty interesting.  Sometime around 1:30 these cats outside decided to get into a fight.  This woke me from a dead sleep!  The next thing I know I have the flashlight in hand and I am standing outside searching for the fighting cats!!  After checking on the two cats that I have outside (they are ok mom) I went back to bed, but I didn’t go right back to sleep.  I tossed a bit and then finally dozed off a couple of hours later.  I even woke up before my alarm went off, which makes for a sleepy morning.

Instead of getting my run in this morning, I did it when I came home from work.

 

Workout:

2 mile run.

Mile One:    8.58

Mile Two:    8.57

 

Total time:    18:03

Average Pace:    8.57

 

I felt really great on this run!

 

Do you watch General Hospital?   AJ is back on there!

 

Breakfast:

One english muffin with one cinnamon skinny cow cream cheese, half an apple and one egg

 

 

Snack:

 

Lunch:

 

One english muffin with two slices of turkey, one slice of cheddar cheese, spinach, half an apple and…

 

….

….some Greek Yogurt.

 

 

A few hours later I grabbed another snack:

2/3 cup of cottage cheese and some grapes

 

 

Dinner:

Grilled chicken, steamed veggies, and some sweet potato wedges.  I also put some cheyenne pepper on the sweet potatoes and oh my word they were so good!  My mouth was completely on fire when I was finished, but it was so worth it.

 

I cannot believe that October is almost over!  I mean oh my word this year has gone by so fast.  Thanksgiving is coming up and then Christmas.  Wow!

 

Have a great night!

 

Scary movie list

Well hello there.  How was your Thursday???   Is it me, or do the weeks just kind of run together anymore??  :)

I got up and around this morning at 6:30, downed my first cup of coffee and then jumped into my running gear.  Today was my speed run of 4 miles.

Let’s break it down:

 

Mile One:    9.41

Mile Two:    8.34 (<<fastest mile yet!)

Mile Three:    9.03

Mile Four:    9.46

 

Total Time:    37:15

Average Pace:    9.16

 

I really felt great on this run.  I’ll admit, I was a little tired and wanted to just sleep in, but once I got started it was on.  Here is how Cait broke my drills down.  I would run fast for a set time and then run at a regular pace for a set time.

3 minutes/2 minutes

2 minutes/2 minutes

1 minute/2 minutes

1 minute/finish out the run at a regular pace.

 

“one day at a time, one run at a time”

 

 

Breakfast:

One Pumpkin Waffle, one banana, and one egg.  111  :)

 

 

I have also been enjoying one of these on my way into work….

Kind of wish they would make a dark roast… ;)

 

Snack/Lunch:

 

One Pear (which was super sweet!) and some Chobani Champions Greek yogurt

 

A little while later I ate some grilled chicken that I had brought from home.

 

I wasn’t too hungry this afternoon, so I waited to eat when I got home tonight….No picture yet, but it was chili.  Recipe to come!!

 

 

So I am not a huge fan of scary movies by any means.  But with Halloween coming up I wanted to make a list of some of my favorite scary movies….  Ok, here goes.

  1. Halloween
  2. Silver Bullet
  3. The Lost Boys
  4. Misery
  5. Copycat
  6. I know what you did last summer
  7. When a Stranger Calls
  8. The Woman In Black

 

Ok, I could only come up with 8, but as you can see…..Most of them are just suspense.  What about you??  Do you have a favorite scary movie that you like to watch every Halloween??

 

Welp, that is all that I have folks.  I am off to bed!  Have a great night!!

 

Sleepy already…

It’s Tuesday night, 6:45, and I am already sleepy.  Last night I think that I ended up closing my eyes at midnight and didn’t get a restful sleep once I closed them.  Makes for sleepy eyes!

Once I got to work this morning, I started working on an issue one of our tellers had and it ended up being a busy morning.  Before I knew it, my tummy was talking to me.

 

Snack:

I grabbed half an apple and some greek yogurt.

 

Lunch:

Grilled chicken and greens on one slice of whole wheat bread and one orange.  This orange was SO juicy and sweet!

 

 

Snack:

1/2 cup of cottage cheese and one tbsp of almond butter.  Don’t knock it until you try it!  :)

 

Dinner:

Sweet potato rounds with extra virgin olive oil and some crushed red pepper along with one chicken link.

 

 

Workout:

Here is my 3 mile run from this morning….

 

Mile one:    9.21

Mile two:    9.36

Mile three:    9.17

 

Total time:    28.22

Average pace:    9.25

 

You know, I don’t know what I would do without my play-list while I run.  :)   Another thing that I love about running is that you can just get lost in what you are doing.  I mean you legs literally just do the work and you can almost shut the upper body down.  Sounds crazy I know, but it’s true!  Running allows me to just think about that…….running.  It also allows me to work thru some things that might even be bother me.  I think it’s the endorphins, but it could also be my amazing super powers!  Lol!  I think that I have been watching the Avengers too much……ya think??

 

 

 

I am about to go wash my face and relax for the rest of the night.  :)

 

Catch ya later!

10 Secret Stressors

Just wanted to pop in to say a quick hello!  I hope that you have a had a wonderful day.  :)    It actually turned out to be a hot day.  It started out with some overcast, which was cool at first, but then by noon it was hot.  In fact, I had the AC on in my car on the way home and it’s currently on in the house right now.  It’s supposed to be this way for the next week or so….

 

So what are you doing tonight??  Going to watch the Vice-Presidential Debate??

 

Lunch: 

No picture, but I had 3 oz of chicken, brussels sprouts and half of a banana.

 

 

This afternoon I tried a new snack and really loved it…

Raspberry greek yogurt!

 

Dinner:

For dinner I had one chicken link, one small red potato, and the rest of the brussels sprouts.

 

Workout:

3 mile run with 3 sets of speed drills.

Mile One:    9.22

Mile Two:    8.44

Mile Three:    9.17

 

Total time:    27.33

Average pace:    9.07

 

On tomorrow’s schedule??  2 miles easy pace.

 

I read the a list today on Yahoo Health about some things that cause stress in our lives that we may not necessarily think that would cause us stress.

  1. Your dog
  2. co-workers
  3. your doctor
  4. your bedroom
  5. your alarm clock
  6. facebook
  7. your keys
  8. your computer
  9. the light in your bathroom
  10. celebrity gossip

 

I can see why some of them would cause stress, but there were a few that surprised me.  Dog???  If you have a pet that might be sick a lot, or even chew on things constantly, then it might cause unwanted stress and anxiety.

Celebrity gossip??  I wouldn’t have thought about it, but I can see it.  Comparison.  That is all that I am going to say.

Bathroom light?  If the light isn’t flattering and shows some fo the things that you might not want to see….well you get the picture.

The list is worth checking out.. :)

 

Goodnight!

 

If I don’t get those….

…..I’m gonna scream!!   Lol!  Leave it to Beaver was on this morning and this little kid wanted these pair of shoes and that is what he said.  Funny stuff!   Funny, cause I act like that sometimes.  :)

Morning Tuesday!   I was so glad to be able to sleep in an extra hour this morning.  So instead of 5:00 it was 6:00 when my alarm went off.  It actually kind of startled me too!  Lol…don’t ya love that feeling of, “oh crap, what’s going on?!!”

I go in late this morning, so my day will end at 6:00 tonight.  This weekend is going to be a busy one….We have this yearly festival the first weekend in October called Timberfest.  It’s really cool to see everyone come out and enjoy the festivities!  I will give a re-cap with pictures.

 

Breakfast:

 

 

Greek Yogurt, 1 frozen waffle, and half an apple.  I also added just a tiny bit of chia seeds.  :)

This really hit the spot!

 

Workout:

My plan called for rest/light stretching, so I am going to end my day with a little yoga session.

 

Welp, I am off to get ready for work!   You guys have a great day!

 

 

Gouda please.

Happy Hump Day!

 

Ahhh, coffee.

 

How was your Tuesday?  Anything new happen to you?  My ended with a quick 1.4 mile run.  Came home and then finished up the lawn.  Something I wanted to get done before the weekend.

 

 

 

I tried something different with lunch yesterday and I wanted to share it with you!

I took the following:

  • Chobani Vanilla Greek yogurt
  • granola
  • chocolate dreams nut butter
  • 1/2 of a red delicious apple

I chopped the apple up (with skin) and put it in the bottom of the bowl, added the yogurt, added the granola, and then drizzled the nut butter on top.  This was so good!

 

 

 

The weather is absolutely gorgeous here today!  It’s cool and breezy!  I stepped outside and was like….ahhhh.  :)  We are supposed to get some of the rain from the hurricane, so this weekend it will be rainy.  I’ll take the beautiful weather when I can get it!

 

This breakfast sandwich was so good this morning!

 

I took one egg, two slices of turkey bacon, one slice of gouda cheese and I added it all to an english muffin.

 

 

How are you going to spend your Wednesday?  I will be at work until 6:00 and then it’s off to church.

 

Have a great day!!

Wednesday=half day.

Hey!  Hola! Hello!  :)  Happy Wednesday!   It’s been a marvelous day!!  The sun is out, it’s not too hot, and it’s just a good day.

Yum! Eggs!  I have really been wanting to change-up my breakfasts lately, but somehow keep making eggs. :)

 

Today was my half day at work!  I really enjoy being able to get some things done during the week.  Lately, I have really wanted to unplug from my computer.  I work with one all day long and sometimes coming home and getting in front of one makes my tummy turn.  I also find it hard to keep up with all of the blogs that I read.  I get behind and feel guilty about it.  :/  I want to actually live my life instead of living it around something.  Make sense?  Maybe it’s just me.

 

To do list:

  1. add a shoe shelf to closet
  2. wash car
  3. pick up prescription
  4. run 3.13 miles
  5. go to store
  6. lay something out for dinner

 

Before I ran this afternoon, I had a light lunch to get me through it…

Yoplait 100 Calorie Greek yogurt.  Dark Cherry.  Yum.

 

 

I felt really great on my ru, but I kept getting this muscle thing in my left quad.  At one point I just got off and did some stretching and it was all better.

 

 

Ghost 4’s!

 

I wanted to hand wash my car when I got home, so I got right to it when I pulled into the drive way.  All clean!!

Then it was smoothie time!

 

 

What are you up to today??    I think that I am going to read for a bit….:)  I finished Divergent in two days.  I have never done that before!!   I started the second book Insurgent and so far, it doesn’t disappoint.   I can’t tell you how great these books are!  You will get completely sucked in right when you start reading.

 

Adios!