Personal Record and a New Recipe!

Hi there! I hope everyone is having a nice evening. I, for one, am glad today is coming to a close. Was your Monday as crappy is mine? Ok, enough about the negative. Luckily it’s winding down, and tonight has been fab 😀

I was SO not feeling my run after I got off work. I was stalling big time. Instead of heading straight to the gym, I went home, piddled around, and took Niko on a walk. Fortunately, I had slipped out to Target during my lunch hour to score some new workout clothes.

They really helped the motivation factor. I told myself all I had to do was try them on, and when I did, I was ready for a work out!

I headed out the door to the gym at about 6:00. An ofcourse, all the good treadmills were taken. Don’t you hate that?! So I had to wait about 10 minutes until I could scavenge one- ha! I really felt like a treadmill predator. Rawr.

When I started running, it felt awesome! Before I knew it, I had run 5K already, and had beat my own record. I ran 5K in 27 minutes!! This is great for me. But I kept going, saying I just had to make it to four miles. When I made it to four, I told myself, meh, what’s just one more mile. So I did it. I ran 5 miles! This is also a personal record in distance for me. After I cooled down, I stretched, and left the gym feeling like the queen of the world! Are you competitive with yourself, too? I’m always trying to beat my own records, hehe.

Continuing with my indecisiveness that seems to be the trend today, I was all set for ordering sushi and picking it up on my way home, but I again changed my mind.

Even though it was getting late, I wanted to grill up the egg plant that I bought at the farmer’s market on Saturday. I had hubski slice it up while I showered, and then I seasoned it up with a little EVOO, salt & pepper, and a mix of seasonings we call the “pizza seasonings.” After frying it on the stove, I topped them with freshly grated mozzerella, then some marinara, and on top of that, some parmesan. YUM-FRIGGIN-TOPIA.

For a side, I made sweet potato fries. Mmmm. I sliced these bad boys up and tossed them in EVOO, s&p, and cumin. Then popped them in the hot box at 450 degrees for 40 minutes.

I was so going to make some watermelon salsa tonight, but after I cut up the watermelon, I realized I didn’t have any chile’s. Damn! Am I the only one who that happens to a lot? I’ll start making something, only to realize I don’t have (at least) one of the ingredients.

Oh well, this is where improvisation comes in! Right?! I figured I already chopped up some watermelon, why not add some other friends to make it a fruit salad! So into the pool went blueberries, a pear, and a kiwi. It was a delicious combination. And, it was dessert!

Eep, sorry about the scary knife jumping in the picture.

My plate, in sum (after I scarfed down an eggplant pie.)

With a glass of Pinot Noir.

Ahhh…feels good to be full.

The fruit salad was HUGE, though, and we couldn’t finish it. Oh you know it won’t go to waste.

That’s right. I popped that sucker in the fridge, because tomorrow it’s joining the Green Monster club. Oh yeah. 😛

Day time eats weren’t nearly as fun as night time eats. However, I did get a little creative with my sandwich for lunch today! On some ezekial, I had turkey, tomatoes, home made guac, and some brie. It was a tasty combination.

Oh, and this was honestly the high light of my work day. (Excluding Target of course!!)

In other news, I tried a new Lara Bar today. Let’s just say Peanut Butter cookie gives Lemon a run for its money. Ok, who am I kidding? Peanut Butter Cookie kicks the other bar’s lemony butt!

Well I hope everyone had a good Monday! And if you didn’t, you’re in luck, because it’s almost Tuesday 🙂


10 Responses

  1. Oooh so much to comment on!! First – your workout clothes are ADORABLE and many congrats on beating your record – woo!! Your eggplant mini pizzas are adorable – i've never cooked with eggplant!! I'm so excited to hear about your first venture into the green monster club! I'm scared to try – looking forward to your opinion! I want your pino noir… i was just thinking today i've got to start having a glass of wine on Mondays – take the edge off. 🙂 Happy (almost) Tuesday!

  2. Haha – I think you covered it all, fittingback! 😀 Eggplant's awesome – and surprisingly easy to make. However, it's not my first venture into the GM club – just the that fruit that's in the bowl LOL. And yes, I agree, a glass of wine should be mandatory on Mondays! haha

  3. Girl, I am so competitive with myself too! I am also competitive with the person on the machine beside me. haha, there has been a few too many times I have challenged the person beside me, without them knowing. It usually ends bad with me losing. haha–oh well–motivation is found everywhere–especially in shopping at Target! I love their workout clothes. They always have good sales too.

  4. Cute workout stuff! I love Target for things like that! Those eggplant pizzas look amazing, what a great idea!

  5. I love love love eggplant and your dinner looks like it was so good!

    I've been so competitive lately and it's cracking me up because each time is a race – even if it is just in my head! 🙂

  6. Congrats on the personal records! I tend to be pretty competitive with myself, but lately I've been better at accepting that sometimes I have a good run, sometimes I have a bad one.

    That sandwich looks delicious…I wish that was in my lunch bag today.

  7. Peanut butter cookie is pretty awesome but have you tried cherry or apple pie? Those are my favorites so far, hands down!

    Congrats on all that personal record breaking! I get competitive with myself too. It makes working out a lot funner when I have goals!

    I hope your Tuesday is better than yesterday!

  8. Healthymadison- I do the same thing with the person running next to me! Lol. Or I preten. We're running in a race together haha:-)

    Christina- I have the cherry pie Lara bar in the fridge waiting to be devoured. I'll let you know what I think!

  9. Oh yeah… the peanut butter larabar kicks just about ANY larabars behind 🙂

  10. Congrats on the run!!! That's such a great accomplishment! 🙂

    Love the eggplant pizza. Definitely an yummy AND healthy treat!


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