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Crack Bagel

29 Apr

I hate my job sometimes.

I really do…

…Especially when marketing reps come into the office toting goodies from Panera, Dunkin’ Donuts or the like.  I hate it even more when my own co-workers turn against me and suggest we get our own goods.  I try and try to resist, and lately I’ve been so strong.  In the past month, I’ve turned down: baked French toast, various fruit cobblers, donuts, take-out from our favorite greasy spoon, Chinese food, and a pancake casserole.  But today?  I just didn’t have the strength or willpower to refuse.  I could hear the Panera Asiago Cheese bagel singing my name in a sweet little harmony.

Oh, sweet baby Jesus, it was worth it.

For lunch, I had some of last night’s leftovers:

This Chicken-Broccoli-Cheese-Rice-Curry-Everything-but-the-Kitchen-Sink-Casserole is a recipe from my friend Kate that she always raves about and brings to work for lunch at least once a week.  I had a minor freak out when I put it in the oven and realized I forgot the fat-free mayo.  I had intended to replace the mayo with greek yogurt, mostly because I abhor mayo.  In my post-gym hunger-stricken insanity, I forgot one of the main ingredients.

Side note: I have a hatred for most condiments actually (weird, I know).  When I see mayonnaise, to me, it looks like what would come out of my ass if I had liposuction.  Disgusting huh?  And now you know why I don’t like mayo.

Back to the recipe.  Upon realization that I’d forgotten this crucial ingredient, I paced the kitchen frantically.  I texted Kate to see if the casserole was going to suck.  Sadly, she thought so.  I apologized to Brandon profusely in advance for my sub-par dinner, and I insisted my feelings would not be hurt if he didn’t eat it.  I even offered to make him a sandwich instead.

Lo and behold, it didn’t suck.  It was actually pretty good!  So good that we barely had enough leftovers for us to bring for lunch today.

Last night I hit the gym for some strength training punishment.  I did the same routine as last time, and I’m planning on doing it again Sunday.  If I can get in 4 days of running and 2 days of lifting a week, I consider it to be a massive success.  Lately, I’ve been doing great with the running, and per usual, struggling to fit in the strength.

How many times a week and what types of workouts do you have include to feel as though you’ve had a successful workout week?


Slipper Day

30 Mar

Thankfully, I work in a pretty fun office. We’re a fairly silly group of people, and we declared this week “Make Work Fun!” week. Today was slipper day:

Seriously, how can you have a bad day when you’re wearing slippers at work? (Okay, you actually can, because I did, but that’s besides the point. I bounced back quickly though).

I realize I haven’t really been posting my eats lately, and I’m trying to get better about it. I did remember to take a picture of lunch today. Its my new favorite – a baked potato with broccoli and cheese on it:

So good and so filling!

Yesterday after work, we went to go see the house. The framing is up now! It’s crazy how fast its being built. Needless to say, it was also my rest day. On Sunday, I attempted speed work for the first time in months.

It went a little something like this:

  • .25m @ 13:10
  • .5m @ 10:39
  • .25m @ 12:55
  • .5m @ 10:43
  • .25m @ 12:55
  • .5m @ 10:55
  • .25m @ 13:15
  • Cooldown .49 @ 17:28

I was totally wiped out when I finished.  I had a great time though, and it was really nice to shake up my usual 3 mile route. Its amazing what mixing things up will do.  Here’s 5 reasons you should mix up your routines:

  1. It prevents boredom
  2. It helps you bust through plateaus
  3. It keeps your body guessing
  4. Help prevent overuse injuries
  5. It helps you improve your abilities!

Whats your favorite way to shake up your routine?