Before I get busy this weekend, I thought I would catch you up on what I have been doing this week.
It has felt like this week has lasted a year! To be honest, when I sat down to write this, I couldn’t remember what I did on Monday or Tuesday. So, I had to look back at what I have posted this week and I realized that I already posted Monday and Tuesday. So, that brings me to Wednesday.
On Wednesday, I had oatmeal for breakfast and a Smart Ones meal for lunch. It was Alfredo with broccoli. It’s probably one of my favorites. Since the weather has started to get cold, I have been wanting hot food. So, I bought a bunch of frozen dinners to eat for lunch. They are hot, and they keep me full all afternoon. I ran 3 miles on Wednesday.
It was a pretty good run. I started having a little bit of soreness in my left leg. It’s not the same pain that I was having in my right leg, so hopefully that is a good sign. It’s just sore right above my ankle. It’s more in the muscle, and it only hurts when I run. So, after my run, I iced it and massaged it and it felt a lot better. Then I took Jake for a walk. It ended up lasting a lot longer than I planned because we ran into a pack of puppies. I have no idea who they belong too, but they were super cute. They squeezed through the fence so they could play with Jake and he loved it! They were all jumping on him and rolling all around him and he just played and played with them. He was mad when I pushed them back through the fence so we could go home. He ran up and down the fence whining and barking with them. We tried to convince Jeremy that we needed the black and white one, but he wasn’t going for it.
Once we got home, I got busy baking. I made homemade oatmeal cream pies. I got the recipe from Tara at Simply Taralynn. You can see her recipe here. Mine look nothing like hers. I couldn’t get the filling to be thick and not runny. But, they were delicious! I mean, I could have eaten all of them by myself! I actually cut the recipe in half because I knew we didn’t need a whole bunch, so maybe that was what went wrong with the filling. The cookies were soft and chewy, and the filling was sweet. After I let them sit for awhile, the filling seemed to harden up a little bit. I’ll definitely be making these again!
On Thursday, I had oatmeal for breakfast and a Lean Cuisine chicken and Spanish rice meal for lunch. It was okay, not one of my favorites, but I didn’t hate it. I was really dreading my run because I was so tired. But, I knew I had to do it, so I did and it was awesome!
It’s always days like that when I don’t want to do it, that I usually have a great run. When I went out to start, I turned my app on and found out that I had forgotten to turn it off the day before. It said I had run 3 miles in 18 hours. Oops! I ran 3 miles with no pain! After my run, I got out all of our Christmas stuff, and got busy putting up our trees, and drinking eggnog. You can see my Christmas tree post here.
Today, I ate an oatmeal cookie for breakfast! It was so good. Then I had a Fit and Active meal from Aldi for lunch. It was Chicken Alfredo with spinach. It was pretty good to just be 97 cents!
After lunch, I went to Aldi to pick up some wrapping paper, bows, gift bags, and ribbon. They have cute stuff and it is cheap! And, I also picked up some more of the Fit and Active frozen meals. I’m going to try the lasagna next. I’ll let you know how it is.
I got a huge surprise when I got home. When I pulled in my driveway, I noticed that there was a lot of water running out from under the garage door. When I opened it, I found that the garage was flooded! My washer had backed up, and there was water standing everywhere! Jeremy was gone, so I had to try to clean it. I had to move everything to the middle of the garage and dry it all off. The water ran out in front of the washer and then down the side to the opposite wall of the garage and down it. It was weird! I had to sweep out all of the water. I couldn’t believe how much of it there was! But, once I got it all out, the floor dried pretty quickly. We’re hoping that it just backed up because we got over 7 inches of rain this week and it just didn’t have any place to drain because there is so much water everywhere.
After cleaning that mess, I took Jake for a walk to see the puppies again. He loves them! He played with them while I talked to our neighbor. We stayed out until it was almost dark, and then I made Jake go home because I was cold!
When we got home, I finished wrapping presents with all of my new wrapping paper. And, Jake kept stealing my bows. I thought this year I would try to put them on and see if he would leave them alone, but I guess that’s not going to happen!
This week was a really long week, but it was a good week as far as running and eating go. I noticed this week that I am starting to get back on track. I have really been struggling the last few weeks with my food choices. I have tried to make healthy choices, but with all of the pies and breads and also with being so busy, I have really not been very good. I was craving sweets and carbs, even a cheeseburger. I know it’s only been a week, but I am already feeling better. Getting back in a routine of running has really helped. When I am consistently running, I crave healthy foods. I make much better choices because when I eat junk, it makes it harder to run. I am really excited about this marathon training. It’s going to give me something to work towards!
Tomorrow, I have 6 miles to run. I’ll update you when my week one training is complete!
What are your plans this weekend?