Yesterday, I mentioned I had a hair appointment Thursday night after work. Well, I actually had a bit more than just a hair appointment. When I called Kevin to let him know I was on the way home, he said he planned a surprise dinner for me.*
*This is the same man who in college cooked pasta and put a glob of peanut butter on it to make “peanut sauce.” Yes, it’s the same man who through a slice of Kraft American cheese on a frozen pizza to make it cheesier. Uh-huh… you’re with me on this.
As soon as I walked in the door, Kevin asked, “How many calories have you had today?” I asked if I should probably just stop counting, and he nodded. I have to admit, the house smelled gooooooood.
Yup – he made this! It was delicious, but more importantly, it was meaningful. I had forgotten that I emailed him this recipe months ago with a message saying, “If you ever cook for me, make this!” He actually did.
Thanks Sweetie! (Though it’s your fault if I don’t fit in my little black dress this weekend.)
Luckily for me, this awesome dinner was followed with an awesome run the next morning. I completed 3 miles of speed intervals before banging out a heavy leg day. Take that squats! *Avoiding the scale – focusing on the results instead.
The weekend is off to a good start. I hope yours is too!
Just in case you were wondering, my lasagna brings all the boys to the yard. Milkshakes? Not so much. Lasagna? Heck yeah!
Bring in the Boys
They say the fastest way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. If that’s true, then Kevin’s 100% smitten. (recipe coming soon-ish)
The Money Shot
His birthday is this week, so on Friday I made him food presents. We had another couple over for dinner, wine and dessert. Ooooooh the dessert!
Come to Mama!
More on that tomorrow…
Saturday was pretty chill. We did a little shopping and a little boating.
We only have so many more weekends of boating season, so we’re trying to make the most of it. I must say, I’m impressed with our efforts. On the other hand, I’m not so impressed with our walk streak. Daily afternoon/evening thunderstorms put a damper on that. (no pun intended)
We tried to get a walk in yesterday (you know, to burn off the lasagna and dessert), but my legs had at itchy flare-up. After doing lots of my own research, I believe it’s called exercise-induced anaphylaxis. It doesn’t happen often, but it’s soooooo frustrating (and painful)!
Oh well, I’m going for a quick run this morning, so hopefully it won’t happen again today.
I prefer homemade lasagna to restaurants; what do you prefer to eat at home?
Anyone else have the itchy-leg thing? (hopefully not!)
Here’s a quick post I’m actually writing from my phone. Yeah, it’s been one of those mornings…
I was out late last night because I ran after work since I did pilates in the morning. After jogging, taking a quick shower, and hastily eating leftovers for dinner, Kevin and I headed out to buy some furniture.
Although we were successful, we’re pretty tired today. Oh well, at least I squeezed in a circuit workout this morning. (priorities)
Despite the time crunch, I really wanted to post today to send out a special congrats to the hubs. Kevin just found out yesterday that his grad school of choice accepted his application.
Yeah for hubs! The drawback? He has chosen to attend the University of South Carolina; he’s going to be a chicken (I think they prefer the term gamecock).
At least his loyalties still lie with the Clemson Tigers. He even made his first payment to USC on a Clemson check.
What team has your heart? Is your week as crazy as mine?
Well, here’s that mini announcement I mentioned yesterday. I’m taking a blog hiatus. It’s not goodbye forever. I’m not even sure how long it will last, but I still thought y’all might want a heads up.
I might miss blogging so much that I ‘m back by Monday, or I might take a whole month off from posting. I think I’ll most likely just post sporadic recipes, workouts, travels, and WIAWs until I get my blog groove back.
1. I feel like a poser. Though I try to be very up-front about my activities, I’ve been feeling a little guilty lately writing a “healthy living blog” when my eats and drinks looked something like this over the weekend.
trip to the local brewery followed by very cheesy Mexican food for dinner
Sure, I still workout and eat well through the week, and I plan for a healthier upcoming weekend. I just don’t want to paint the wrong picture. Unlike the major mass media, I have a conscience.
last night’s dinner
2. I need to heal. My hip still hurts a bit, and my body is a bit sore. Y’all know I push myself, and in order to keep pushing myself, I need the time to ice myself when needed and to perform at-home physical therapy so I can get back to running ASAP. Morning workouts and evening healing don’t leave much time for writing.
gotta work it to keep workin it
3. Lastly, my arms don’t always belong stretched out to my laptop. I know some buddies who deserve them more.
kitties and a kevin
So be sure to follow me via twitter and email so that you know when I post something new. Remember, I’m not leaving; I’m just taking a break. (I love my blogging buddies waaaaay too much to just fall off the map!)