Sghetti on Crack
I love how hours and minutes have the ability to expand and contract as you need them to sometimes. I made it to the eye doctor’s office literally a minute before they closed. Since I already knew what I needed and they just needed my $$ they let me in! (Of course, cuz they wanted my moolah)
I had a Orange Cranberry Gnu bar on the way.
Tomorrow I’m head to MD for a nutrition conference, so I’ve got lots to cram in to tonight. I realized I had time to go to the grocery store or squeeze in a workout. I decided to just make it a spaghetti night and did the 30 Day Shred while the pasta cooked. (It takes AGES for water to boil on my stove.) I modified some of the cardio segments so I wouldn’t put any extra impact on my feet.
I needed a little more sustenance than that, so I also roasted some frozen broccoli florets and red onion pieces. There’s always 10,000 more trunks than florets in frozen broc bags, and I didn’t really feel like eating all the trunks, so I ran them through my food processor with a little garlic (pesto-ish maybe?) and roasted the puree along with the other veggies. Then I stirred it into the sauce- it’d be a great way to sneak veggies into an unknowing subject haha. It just thickened up the sauce!
I’ve never had Vodka Sauce before—it was like marinara on crack. It tasted like I stirred in a whole bunch of parmesan cheese. Yum!
Topped the whole thing off with some crumbled feta cheese and a side of garlic bread.
I may or may not had a spoonful of Purely Decadent somewhere in there too.
Whenever I go out of town, I find it particularly useful to try to plan ahead for workouts- finding out if there’s access to a gym or running trails, safety of the area, etc. My trip is Thursday to Monday. I’ll have time to fit in a run before my flight tomorrow, so that’s no big deal. I’ll also be back in time Monday to do something when I get home. So really the only thing I need to plan for is cross training on Saturday and a 5 mile run on Sunday.
The conference just so happens to be about half an hour from where I grew up, so I’ll be staying with mi madre 🙂 (The conference is only Fri & Sat, so I get some visiting time too!) Momma said I could use a guess pass at her gym, so if that fits into the day I’ll go for it. Not too worried about that.
As far as the run, there’s a park I can get to from her house that I used to LOVE to run through when I was growing up. I pulled up Map My Run to figure out a way to make it 5 miles.
The park is a 2.6 mile loop around a lake. I found a way to run through the neighborhood to the park, that is juuust shy of 5 miles. I’m so excited! (Although I just looked up the weather conditions- chance of wintery mix all weekend). Anyways, I’m squishing all my warm running gear into my tiny carry-on suitcase (no baggage fees for me!) and hoping for the best. Worst case scenario it doesn’t happen and I”ll shift it to Monday.
Off to go finish up packing!
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