Thursday, June 23, 2011

Coffee, yes please

Sean was supposed to be home around midnight last night. At 8PM our time, he Facebooks me that his cell phone is dead and that he is stuck in Minnesota. His connecting flight to get home was delayed because of weather issues. The plane did finally arrive and he arrived home around 2:30AM, I vaguely remember the dogs barking and him crawling into bed. This morning the 5AM alarm was very annoying - I hit snooze, but then forced myself out of bed and headed to the garage.   As I walked in I told myself  just do 20 minutes - I started to warm up and couldn't get the TV to work. The TV was working I just couldn't get Netflix to work or even local channels to come up. I finally gave up and just ran a mile. After that I went outside for a short run around the neighborhood. The only problem with this is I live on a hill. I decided this morning I wasn't going to tackle the hill. Instead ran up and down the streets for about a mile and head back home to get ready for work.

While I was out I decided that my non weight related goal was going to tackle this hill. It is short but it is steep. I should get a photo of it, but here is the elevation chart from my garmin.

That is from my house to the half mile mark, makes for a nice start to any run, but a lousy ending. My summer goal is to be able to run the entire distance half mile.  I don't have an excuse to not be able to do it as its right outside my door and I can go train on it anytime I want.

Last night I picked up my first CSA order!!! I was so excited and so was my daughter, after opening up our box and cleaning all the fruit she immediately asked for an apple. Once she started eating it she looked at me and said "Mom, if I didn't have apples I would go crazy". Seriously so cute!  Here is a quick photo of what we received:

  • From Full Circle
I am so excited for my lunch today. I used red lettuce, spinach, carrots and celery to make a tuna salad! Tossed two pieces of fruit into my bag to snack on during the day.  I originally set this up for every two weeks, but I am thinking I might switch it to weekly. The only thing I am not 100% sure what to use is the Kale.  I think I am going to try to make some Kale chips tonight, but what other things can I make with it?

Lastly today I wanted to say THANK YOU to my followers! Thank you for the positive comments. I have it set up so that I get emailed when I get a comment. I check my emails on my phone so its so nice to get motivation through out the day and not just when I am sitting in front of the computer. I hope that I can provide you with as much support when you need it. Again Thank you so much!


  1. Glad the hubby got home safely- your daughter sounds adorable!

  2. Your produce looks yummy! I just started doing something called Bountiful baskets. Tons of fresh fruit and veggies every week at more than half the cost. Downside, you never have any idea about what is going to be in the box!

  3. I love our CSA here! So cool that you're participating in one too. Glad your hubby made it home safe and sound. I love coffee too after those nights without a ton of sleep.

  4. Yum...those fruits and veggies look fantastic!

  5. I think having that hill motivate you is a good challenge. It's those little challenges that push you and make you stronger than you will ever know. I am excited to see follow you on this challenge! :)