Archives for February 2010

The Fresh Market

We love LOVE The Fresh Market. Problem is, we aren’t rich, and that stuff is expensive! We do go in there about once a month or so and get a few things. Today was one of those such days. We got a lot of good stuff, and some new healthier things I want to try. Among some of the things we got are nuts

some new oatmeal

and some pecan chicken which is in the oven right now!

yum. I will let you know how it tastes! I am really trying to eat healthier!

In running news, I did not go on a long run today. boo. Bobby woke up with a bad sinus infection, and it wa 35 degrees with crazy wind. My windchime is going mad out there! I looked at the forecast, and tomorrow is supposed to be sunny high of 52, so I am going to run tomorrow instead of today. So you will have to wait for my review of my awesome running top then.
Not only is Bobby sick, my poor Sassy (the black poodle) is sick. We don’t know what’s wrong…she wont eat or drink (I am force feeding her water with a syringe) and she just lays in the same spot. If she isn’t better by tomorrow I may be going to the vet instead of a long run. My poor sickly little family!

Playlist

Tomorrow I am running 8 miles, in the cold, and I am SO excited because I have a new ipod playlist I am hoping will give me a little boost. Here is just a sampling of some of my fun songs!

Bananas-Gwen Stefani
Crazy-Britney Spears
Fighter-Christina Aguilera
Hey Baby-Gwen Stefani
Stronger- Kanye West
Stomp- Kirk Franklin
Life of Praise-Casting Crowns
Livin La Vida Loca-Ricky Martin
My Life Would Suck Without You- Kelly Clarkson
Party in the USA- Miley Cyrus
Save a Horse Ride a Cowboy- Big n Rich
SexyBack- Justin Timberlake
Sin Wagon- Dixie Chicks
Single Ladies- Beyonce
So What- Pink
Womanizer- Britney Spears
Work It- Missy Elliot

Ya ya I know it is kind of a random mix, but I am going to try it out. All these songs have a good beat, so hopefully I will run fast! Any additions I should make?
I am going to wear my nice warm long sleeve running shirt from runningskirts.com tomorrow.It keeps me ssoo warm. I will take pictures of it tomorrow. I highly reccommend it! I am also going to wear my C9 champion pants I got at target. You will just have to come back tomorrow to see!

Effort

I have this poster hanging up in my classroom. I am big on motivational kind of stuff like that, and a lot of those types of things really apply to school. I have looked at the poster 100 times but today I REALLY looked at it.

Effort. You can’t become a better runner, spouse, parent, employee, without effort. I tell my basketball girls all the time that they aren’t going to just wake up one day and be a good basketball player. They have to work at it, and put in the time and EFFORT to become great.
I think the hardest of the 4 on the poster for me is the last one. Making the most of every opportunity. I squander a lot of opportunities to be better at things but especially my running. Sometimes I can just be flat out lazy. I am really trying to work on this. I can’t let the small stuff get in my way of me running/working out. Yes there are days I literally just need a break and can’t do it, usually when I am so mentally tired. But, there re a lot of times I am just being lazy! Anyone with me? So. Imprint this poster in your mine. Give your best effort. don’t give up or give in. Make the most of every opportunity. Achieve your goals through commitment and hard work. You can do it!

I did however reward myself today with McAlister’s sweet tea. I have been so good lately with my liquid calories, so I thought I deserved it.

Bella said she wants some.

On a workout note, it is pouring rain and 45 degrees so no run for me, and I am achy from my good run yesterday. But I am about to hop on the elliptical, and put forth some EFFORT!

MY SMOOTHIE!…and the crock pot

Ok, so if you read my blog often, you know I am obsessed with yoplait’s new(ish) frozen smoothies. Well, I was just now watching the biggest loser which I tivo’ed from last night, and oh my gosh my smoothie made the show!
If you watch biggest loser, you know they have these really akward times where they are obviously promoting a product (stick to training Bob, don’t try acting). Anyway today’s akward moment was two contestants making one of my ssmmoottthhhiieesss! I was so very excited because Bob said it was a “good healthy choice” for a snack. SCORE! I picked something healthy! Now I think I shall have one for breakfast tomorrow!
I did just finish doing 3 miles, hard, at the gym, and also doing eliptical, and drinking a smoothie king smoothie…it kinda makes me feel like I am cheating on my yoplait smoothies!

Ok so I was talking to a friend today about crock pot recipes. I need some. Good ones. That don’t require a lot of ingredients. I am a simple gal, with simple tastes. I like meat and potatoes and cheese. Lots of cheese. Anyone have any good crock pot recipes to share with the class? I could use some. I am getting tired of cooking the same old things every week. Did you know there is a woman who made a blog and used her crock pot every day for a year! She posted all her recipes. It’s wild! google it and it will come up!

here is my smoothie. sshhh don’t tell my yoplait smoothie!

Spring Fever

Today is groundhog day. Sadly, the little guy decided it would be fun to torture us runners with 6 more weeks of winter! This excites me….not so much. I am SO TIRED of cold. It was “supposed” to get up to 60 today…but what is it? 49! Now, I know to some of you crazies that live above the mason dixon line, that is not cold, but to me, thats cold! Especially when its gloomy and overcast, and you have had a long day, a long meeting after work, and a headache.
I know it’s only February, but I so long for spring! Pretty green scenery, nice warm temps, and longer days. I LOVE when it gets dark late. I feel like I have so much more time to “play” outside. It’s my favorite. So in case you didn’t figure it out, that long day with the ehadache and meeting and stuff, well thats me today. So here I sit, watching super bowl media day on the NFL network.
I have done some abs and legs, but nothing to constitute an actual workout, so I guess I will go do a few more sets, and pack my gym bag for tomorrow, and dream of this:

Lots of reading to do!

So I never got my February issue of runners world, so I had to e mail them and complain, and I just got it today…the day the March issue came in! So now I have lots of reading to catch up on. I love magazines, and I like to run, so a running magazine is right up my alley.I have flipped through a few differnt ones and this one is by far my favorite. I also love www.runnersworld.com, they have a great forum and training and advice.
It is freezing rain/sleeting outside….so obviously no run for me, glad I ran yesterday! May do eliptical and arms later. Hope everyone is having a good evening! Now go check out runner’s world.com…I am going to go read and relax!