Well that was a bad idea

So Tuesday I did 7 miles and like an idiot, I decided it was a good idea to go running again last night.  BAD IDEA.  According to my Nike+ GPS app on my iPhone, I ran 6.39 miles but holy cheese it felt like it would never end.  So as you could imagine, by the time I got home I thought I was going to die.  I quickly scarfed down some yummy and fatty carbs from Olive Garden and passed out by 9:30 with the toddler.  Not before literally almost passing out in the kitchen as I tried to give Jason a goodnight kiss.  You know how I said I thought I had figured out a good pace?  Yeah maybe not so much.  I think I need to get some new tunes to jam out to on my runs.  I'm also finding it a bit challenging to add distance to my runs where I have adequate lighting and sidewalks so I don't get run over.  Tonight I will definitely be taking it easy since I'm still feeling a bit weird. 

As far as my outfits go, this week I've been a bit of a slacker.  Nathan's back to his old routine of no naps, so I usually rush over to the in-laws house in order to see him for an hour before he conks out in the car.  By the time I get him home, it's too dark to get a decent picture and he likes to snooze in our bed where the mirror is only a few feet away.  I did manage to get a picture of Tuesday's outfit. 

Cardigan:  JCrew, Lace Tank Top:  Target, Jeans:  Banana Republic Outlet, Pumps:  Ivanka Trump (similar here ohhhh and I like these too!)

Since I've had a lot of free time at night while Nathan rests, I've been trying out some new recipes.  A few weeks ago I got a huge spaghetti squash in my bushel and so off to Pinterest I went to find some recipes.  I was so excited when I found this one from My New Roots.  It seemed easy enough.  


And it was just as yummy.  I think my new favorite green vegetable is kale.  I can't believe I've never had kale until recently.  I pink puffy heart kale with a little salt and pepper.  It smells and tastes so yumm-o.  I didn't have the cheese on hand and I can only imagine how yummy it would have tasted with the cheese.

Last week Farmhouse Delivery sent out the weekly bushel list and I saw that I was going to be getting brussel sprouts.  Again, this was another vegetable that I have never had and had no clue how to prepare it.  Have no fear.  Pinterest is here!  I found this recipe from Little Pink Monster.  I love that these recipes are so easy and only require a few ingredients.  


The recipe called for red wine vinegar but when I took my bottle of red wine vinegar out of the pantry I realized it had expired.  Oh no!  So I just made up my own concoction using one part balsamic vinegar, one part olive oil and a squirt of honey and voila.  It was good for my first attempt but there are a few things I think I would recommend if you decide to attempt this recipe and that is to get good quality bacon.  Jason was going to the store to get a few things so I asked him to pick up some bacon while he was there.  He came back with generic bacon that was nothing but fat.  I also recommend cooking the bacon the old fashion way in a frying pan and tossing it in with the brussel sprouts and apples at the end because putting the bacon in the oven made them come out a bit soggy.  I had envisioned crunchy bacon but that is not what I got.  Ehhh...you cook and you learn.

Since I am still feeling pretty crummy from last night's run, I opted to go very casual with my outfit today.

Shirt:  Old Navy, Jeans: Lucky Brand, Flats:  JCrew (similar here and here)

Okay...now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go pass out in the bed for a few minutes before J brings home the tornado.  Apparently he decided to take a nap the one day I feel like complete dog doo.  Figures.  

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  1. Kale? You got me! Brussel Sprouts with lots of bacon is about the only way I can eat them. ha! Even on your "off" week, your outfits are impressive... I hope you recover from all that running soon. Are you training for a marathon?

  2. I'm trying to get ready for the Austin Half Marathon that's on the 18th. Of course I have no idea what the course is like but somebody informed me today that it's really hilly. I'm going to die! Shirra thinks that I felt like crud this week because of my thin mint consumption. She may be right.

  3. Good for you! Gosh, if the course is anything like that Nike one we did a few years ago, I would die, especially now! Good luck Di. I'll send some Girl Scouts over to the office for ya ;)



I'm a 36 year old full-time student, runner and shopaholic (not necessarily in that order) mom living in the burbs surrounding the beautiful city of Austin with my husband, our very active 9 year old and our rescue dog Buddy. This blog is my little space of the internet where I let my ADD run loose and I blog about...anything.



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