New ab workout

I know it has been a while since my last post but I have been busy/sleeping/coughing my head off. I will just try to do a quick overview of my whirlwind weekend.

Friday morning I got up early to head down to the coast for a visit with Chris, we met for lunch at Newk’s and I tried something new: Tomato basil soup, so delicious!

After lunch I drove to the condo and rested for a bit. Chris was meeting his running group to run the bridge that afternoon and I was trying to decide if I felt well enough to run too. I really didn’t feel like driving the 10 miles down the road to meet them so I decided to run 6 miles and meet Chris at work to ride with him to the bridge. Makes a lot of sense right? Anyway, when it was all said and done I ran/walked 9.3 miles.


After a grocery trip to Walmart and a long hot bath, we watched the new Men in Black movie and then headed to bed.

Neither of us felt up to running a race the next morning so instead we did some marathon shopping or rather nonshopping. We were out for about 5 hours going to different stores and spent a total of $75. That included lunch at Chick-fil-a, I decided to try something different and got the chicken salad sandwich. I like the chicken salad, but didn’t enjoy the bread, it had a sweet taste to it that I don’t typically enjoy in my sandwiches.

I spent the rest of the day/night watching the SEC Championship, my Dawgs gave it a good shot and had me biting my nails down to the very last second.

Needless to say after our long day of shopping, the emotional roller coaster of a game, and coughing my head off nonstop all day, I had no energy left for a run. And that is where my streak ended 😦


I spent most of the day Sunday coughing uncontrollably and napping on the couch. I guess this sickness finally caught up to me and I was exhausted. I got just enough rest to give me some short lived energy for dinner with Chris and his co-workers at Leo’s Wood Fired Pizza. Chris and I ate here before about a year ago and finally made it back to eat again. I decided to stick with what I had last time and got the Marlyn Monroe. It has chicken, tomatoes, bacon, and ranch, so so good! I only ate half at the restaurant so I didn’t look like a piggy, but I swear I could have polished off the whole thing.


I woke up this morning still kind of tired, so I have been sitting around all day trying to rest. I did find the one positive to coughing myself into fits of panic for the last two days….sore abs. Yes, apparently all you have to do to get in a great ab workout is to get sick and cough for 2 days straight.



Crazy animal cookies

It’s college football Saturday again, which means I will be typing in red and black in support of my team…GO DAWGS!!!

 I’ve got my team colors on and I’m ready to root on my Dawgs!
I am currently on day 4 of operation lay in bed all day and rest my hurt foot. I’m starting to go a little stir crazy and I am really itching for a run.
I was lazy last night and made my go to dinner that takes 2 minutes to make. 

That looks like a really well rounded meal huh? Peanut butter sandwich on whole wheat bread, organic tortilla chips, baby carrots, almonds, and my treat of the week: animal cookies.
Speaking of animal cookies, as I was savoring these babies, I began looking at the different animals and became a bit disturbed by what I saw:
Mr. Giraffe here looks like his friends bet him he couldn’t touch his nose to his tail or maybe he has an itch on his bum…I don’t even know what to say about the gorilla over here.
Today my stomach has turned into a bottomless pit, maybe because it is used to the carbo loading for my usual long run Sunday. 

My first lunch consisted of sugar snap peas, sweet potato tortilla chips, almonds, and a pear and gouda grilled cheese sandwich (the idea came from this wonderful blog.)And let me tell you that you need to try this sandwich right now, I had an epic fail while flipping my sandwich but it was still mighty delicious!

I had to include a picture of this yumminess all by itself, really this was an amazing sandwich, go try it now…I’ll wait…   


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