running behind

My plan for today was to go to yoga in the morning, walk to work, walk home, have a quick dinner and then prep a few things for dinner tomorrow because my parents and brother are coming for a meal.  Here’s how my day went.

5:30 Wake up

5:54 Arrive at hot yoga class

6:00 “On your backs.” – ab work begins followed by an hour of morning yoga power

7:00 Wake up from savasana

7:20 Post-shower/pre-work nap

8:32 Almost ready to go but officially too late to walk to work

8:45 Drive to work

8:54 Punched in, let the office grind begin

1:12 Eat lackluster but delicious lunch.  Hello, Muenster!

1:30 Convince Todd that it might be a good idea for him to run to the gym, meet me at the office and walk home with me

3:45 Texts start arriving with pictures of the homemade BBQ sauce and salsa Todd has been making, belly begins to grumble again

5:30 Todd arrives at the office, flip flops in hand, to walk home with me in the glorious sun

5:32 Flip flops on, pants rolled up into shorts, walking home.

5:40 Quick stop at Nantucket Baking Co. to pick up buns for veggie burgers that will accompany Todd’s fresh batch of homemade BBQ sauce

5:41 Choose pretzels to use as buns – excitement rises, belly begins to grumble


6:05 Home.  Time to start cooking.

6:38 Chow time!  In just 33 minutes we’ve whipped up a pretty little meal

7:02 Dinner is over, time to write a quick blog post before starting to prep for tomorrow night’s dinner for my parents

7:05 Kitchen too hot, to bedroom to blog because it’s more comfortable in there

7:07 Eyelids heavy

7:30 Todd comes in to wake me, prep time

7:31 Snooze

9:01 Is it 7:30 yet?  I’m awake!

9:02 Realize I woke up early this morning so at least there’s an excuse for all of my tired

9:39 Done with lackluster blog post, time to prep for tomorrow’s dinner – only two hours behind schedule

The day didn’t go exactly as I planned but it’s all good.  An evening nap isn’t the worst thing in the world.  And that dinner, that was so good.  Got to love those spicy black bean burgers.  Time to prep, for real this time!

Did your day go as planned today?

Do you mind if your day doesn’t go as planned?

morning smoothie and spicy ketchup

I went into work late today because I’m helping cover for a co-worker who has this week off.  Going into work late means sleeping in and still having a little extra time this morning.  Since I had some extra time, I decided to make a smoothie for breakfast, something I never have time for.  I mixed together plain yogurt, fresh pineapple, strawberries, a touch of honey, some brown sugar, ice and few tablespoons of steel cut oatmeal for texture. 

I wouldn’t recommend using the steel cut oats in a smoothie, it added a weird texture to it and most of it just fell to the bottom anyways.  Despite my oatmeal snafu, the smoothie was delicious!

I paired it with half of an English muffin topped with peanut butter and off to work I went.  What a great breakfast!  I wish I could get to work at 10:30 every day but…leaving at 7:00 isn’t the most fun.  Maybe my boss would approve 6 or 7 hour work days – I wish.

I’m enjoying a Spicy Black Bean Burger for lunch and it’s slathered with Chipotle Lime Ketchup.  I love this combo!  We were out so Todd quick whipped up a little portion of ketchup for me, isn’t he sweet?

Tonight is yoga and maybe a chocolate chip cookie again, if I’m lucky.  Hasta luego!

What did you have for breakfast today?

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running for veggie burgers

Running is not my forte.  When I’m on, I’m on but when I’m off, I take months off.  Today was the first time I went for a run since…when?  The last run I remember was when we lived in Costa Rica.  We got home in August.  Well, I broke my anti-running streak today after work.  I decided to take a short run, just 10-15 minutes to start to get back into it.  After 8 minutes, I was feeling pretty good so I didn’t turn down my street when I was passing it.  After 10 minutes, I still felt good so went to the next street (street are widely spaced in my neighborhood) and after 12 minutes I decided I felt good enough that I’d go to the next main street.  I didn’t start to turn towards home until 18:46.  First run of the spring = success!


I got home after running 2.7 miles in 29 minutes, not the fastest pace but I felt awesome and could have kept going but I didn’t want Todd to worry plus I knew there was this waiting for me at home…


Spicy black bean veggie burgers and green beans, two of my favorite things!  It’s topped off with chipotle ketchup – my favorite homemade sauce.  It’s so easy to make.  I just eyeball all of the ingredients which are the tasty combo of honey, lime juice, ketchup, cumin and chipotle powder.


After dinner Todd and I planned the wording for our wedding program.  I was surprised at how emotional I got when trying to pick the wording for the memorial section honoring our grandparents who have passed.  It’s sad to think that these people I love won’t get to be a physical part of our wedding date but they’ll definitely be there in spirit and I’m adding a few private touches in honor of my grandparents.

Enough of that heavy stuff, I’m still riding a high from that great and when I got home, Todd introduced me to the greatest run tracking site!  I’ve used in the past and I really like it but it’s mapping system doesn’t let you calculate your distance if you’re not running on the street.  This site is G-Map Pedometer and it’s mapping function is super easy, you only have to click a starting point and the end of the road and it follows the curve of the road for you without making you drop multiple pins PLUS it showed the running path by my house which made it so easy and a ton more accurate.  Score!  I think G-Map will probably become my go-to site for run tracking.

Time to relax now, hasta mañana!