A blog about my life, fitness and fun! (...and maybe a few cat pictures...)

A blog about my life, fitness and fun! (...and maybe a few cat pictures...)

Monday, February 4, 2019

Weekend Wrap Up!


It was a fun and productive weekend!
Here's what I was up to...

My day started like most days... alarm at 5:30 and gym at 6:00. I was due for a lifting session. The gym was pretty dead.

Work was work. I was very impatient and not the best teacher. Oh well, we can't be wonderful every day, right?

It was snowing all day, so I was nervous for the drive home. Luckily, I took it very slow and I made it home safe and sound.

After work I bit the bullet and dyed my hait. I hate dying my hair, but my greys were showing big time. I just use a $7 box from the drug store. My hair is short and grows out so quickly that it would not be worth the money to get it done at a salon.

That evening, Paul and I had an epic card battle.... Dutch Blitz, Monopoly Deal, Rummy and Casino. He won!

Even though I cooked a lot of food the day before, I made a new dish for Paul and I to try- Ham and Cheese Tortellini with a Garlic Butter Sauce. I'm not sure where I found this recipe but I've had it bookmarked for a long time and we finally tried it! Yes, it did only take like 15 minutes and YES IT WAS DIVINE!!! 

I made too much so now we have leftovers. I don't mind having leftovers of healthy things, but when it's something not so healthy it's tough!

The rest of the night was spent doing my nails and watching the news. A wild and crazy Friday night!
I got up dark and early at 5:37 thanks to my baby Jelly. I laid in bed for awhile, then finally got up to face the day! I did my normal weekend morning routine... coffee, blogging, and catching up on the news while folding laundry. I actually love folding laundry!

Jelly had a lazy morning too... I mean, must be nice to be able to fall back asleep!

Then I went out and about to TJ Maxx and Marshalls. I needed PANTS in a bad way. I found two pairs and they were $12.99 and $14.99. I can't believe people go to Express and pay $80 for jeans when they can get a pair just as good so much cheaper!

I was trying to decide whether to hit the treadmill or run outside. I opted for outside and did two four mile loops around my hood. The roads were mostly clear but there were some snow covered spots that were really slippy and I had to be careful. I didn't check my pace until I was done running and I was very happy with what I saw!

All of my progression runs have been paying off! I wasn't even trying to hit a certain pace on this run, I was just running comfortably!

That afternoon was spent doing an epic cleaning out of my closet and my bedroom. It was actually super fun. Outer order, inner calm, right? I even washed my sheets and made my bed.

I'm on a 40 day streak learning Spanish with an app called Duolingo. I have to show you one of the translations from this morning...

I barely slept the nigh before, so I spent the morning lazy in bed. After practicing Spanish, I binged on a couple episodes of You. It is so good! I only have 5 episodes left to watch. I will be sad when it's over!

Then I went on a run on the AT. Luckily, it was not an ice rink and I was able to get in 6 beautiful miles!

I saw three deer bounding down the trail. I pretty much followed them for about a mile! They would run ahead, I would catch up and scare them, then they'd run ahead again! They were so beautiful. It was a great run. I didn't even listen to any podcasts. Just alone in the woods with my thoughts...

I'm sure you know that I did not watch the Super Bowl!
Do you like folding laundry? Is there a household chore you enjoy?

Who's going to try that tortellini recipe!?

Did you watch the Super Bowl?


  1. I love folding laundry! I watch a good TV show, and sometimes light a candle. Maybe a glass of wine if I'm feeling frisky.

  2. We did watch the Super bowl and I have to say it was actually the most boring game ALL season!

    I love seeing deer on the trail. I havent been running outside in a long time but when I've been running in the woods I haven't been listening to my ipod either because I just love how peaceful it is being out there!

    1. I heard it was boring! I am trying to do less headphones on the trail. It's tied into my post about solitude and how I think I want to find more solitude.

  3. Sounds like a beautiful run! I love it when I see deer out and about. I keep hearing about the duolingo app and meaning to look into it.

  4. We both made our bed! We are productive people!

    Both of our cats napped, they are non-productive people!

  5. yes on Super Bowl. For a non-football gal like me, it was super boring too!! Recipe- dang, that sounds delicious. Sadly, I totally SUCK at making sauces like that. Yours looked like it worked out well. I should be brave and try it. It's amazing how awful white sauces turn out for me, and I don't know why! Absolutely on the folding clothes. That is my favorite chore and I don't mind it one bit. It's a tidy little task that is always easy to achieve (and turns out properly, unlike when the kids do it. haha!).

    1. Listen, this recipe was NOT HARD I did exactly what they said, and it was basically warm up a pan and dump shit in it. YOU CAN MAKE THIS LISA!!!!! Glad to see others like folding laundry too!

    2. haha, dump shit in it. I'm on it. Adding this to my menu plan for the month! If it sucks I'm coming after you ;)

  6. I LOVE vacuuming! I have a Dyson, and you can see all the crud it picks up as the carpets and floors are left nice and clean. So satisfying. I am always SO amazed at how much stuff it sucks up, despite vacuuming every day.
    I love garlic butter sauce, and have made similar recipes in the past. That one looks lovely :)
    I did not watch the Super Bowl. I hate football.
    Your run looked gorgeous. I am glad it wasn't frozen this time!

    1. I haaaaaaaaaaate vacuuming! I don't know if I know anyone who likes it! I mean, now I know you like it. :)