Friday’s Five

I swear I am posting the Capitol Hill 10K recap soon 

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amazing buffalo chicken pasta

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getting the gorgeous pics back from my friend’s wedding

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spicy corn salsa upgraded

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big breakfast with onion soup potatoes!

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We made it to Friday, yaaay! 

What are your plans this weekend?  I’m going to a concert with the girls and then visiting with one of my college bffls. Can’t wait!

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Friday’s Five

hangin’ out with a very smiley George (photo cred to Alex)

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my new snack obsession

 

the salad Tuna made for me 🙂

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being back on the run

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finally getting new glasses with a sweet living social coupon!

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HAPPY FRIDAY!!!!! We made it!

Tell me: 

Whatcha doin’ this weekend?!? I plan on making some crock pot chicken and RUNNING!

10K Race Plan and Playlist

#trainingfail

I could highlight the reasons I haven’t stuck to the training plan for the Capitol Hill Classic (no running outside re. pollen, food poisoning, busy because this, that, etc) – but really it’s probably just because I have been a lazy motherf@#$%# lately.

But what can ya do?

I tried to run with some speedy girlfriends the other day and couldn’t keep up. 😦 I pouted and expressed my concern about this Sunday’s 10K. Maaaybe I should just scratch the whole thing and cheer for my friend(s) on the sideline instead.

But one of my GFs knocked some sense into me and suggested, “why not just run/walk it?”

Oh yeah.

I guess I’m so caught up in the self doubt and loathing that I sometimes forget the point of doing these races (for me). It isn’t to run omg-so-fast and beat my last time.

I run:

1. To be healthy(ier)

2. For fun

No need to waste the entry fee just because I’m going to be slow as shit. Who cares? At least I’ll be out of bed and covering 6.2 more miles than I would otherwise.

Therefore, the plan for this weekend’s race is to run at a pace that is comfortable so that I can trot run the entire time. I’m not going to look at my past times, I’m not going to compete. I’m just going to RUN and HAVE FUN.

To get through it, I plan to stop the deprecating self-talk (just one more!)…

….repeat some mantras

…..and listen to come kick-ass pump up music.

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A new running playlist always does the trick!

It’s totally normal go through cycles in your fitness and have some ups and downs.

Hopefully I’ll be able to use this current lack of fitness as a positive starting point for the summer. I want it enough now to commit again!

Tell me:

Do you go through periods of not really training like you should? What do you do to re-motivate yourself?

Turkey and Cheese Roll-Ups

OMFG.

These are the best things everrrrrr.

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My friend made them for dinner a few years ago and I completely forgot that they existed until last week when I saw the Pillsbury crescent rolls staring at me longingly from the refrigerated aisle shelves.

Not the healthiest dinner on the planet, but add a big ‘ole salad on the side and you’ve got a weekday dinner.

Easy to make, easy clean-up, and a little taste of heaven (the butter!).  Justifying it with the 100 calories per roll sticker on the front of the tube.

It was just a small addition to the little break in the diet last week… if you will. #fafweek

 

Well – not cheese fries. But it’s true. Sometimes you just gotta eat delicious cheesy food.

I made mine with turkey and cheddar, Tuna added some ham in his! Putting this in the easy meals rotation for sure.

*****

You will need: baking sheet, parchment paper

Ingredients:

  • 1 tube Pillsbury crescent rolls
  • turkey deli slices (and ham, etc)
  • cheddar cheese slices

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 375°F.

Line baking sheet with parchment paper.

Lay dough out flat.

Add filling to dough as preferred, and roll up! (I lined my rolls with 1 slice of cheddar and 1 slice of turkey each. )

Bake for 10-12 minutes.


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Thanks as always to Jenn @ Peas and Crayons for hosting What I Ate Wednesday!

Friday’s Five

beaut monogrammed shirts from the bride

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i’m glad the cookies are naturally flavored with other natural flavors

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LOVED this article in runner’s world

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a ridic amount of rain COMPLETELY flooded the trails 😦 (taken safely at a stoplight)

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berry season!!!!

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So excited we made it to the weekend! I can’t wait to relax and recharge. 

Tell me: what is ONE funny thing you saw this week?