Confessions of a Mid-Week Slacker

Okay, usually I post about all my workouts and how great they’ve felt, how wonderful I feel to have them done, yadda yadda.

But not today.

Last night, I skipped my workout. I was sooo tired in the afternoon, that once I got home from work, I laid on the couch and napped for almost an hour. I am not normally a nap-taker, so maybe I needed the extra rest? I feel like my long run on Sunday has thrown me all off-schedule.

Then Matt and I went out to dinner for Mexican food, and you KNOW there was no running happening after that.

Thennn, this morning, I was supposed to wake up to get my run in before work. I have important plans after work {you know, to go to happy hour}…

And then my alarm went off, and I hit snooze, and went back to sleep.

Several. Times.

Which means I didn’t ever get up and run. So my new contingency plan is to have one singular (is that possible?) glass of wine at happy hour…

wino wednesday

And then come home to run.

Bets, anyone? Any takers?

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How do you keep yourself motivated, especially when you’re tired and busy during the week? 

What do you do to get out of a slump? 


Eats of the Week

Well my [rather unhealthy] eats post last week seemed to be pretty popular, so here are more pictures of my eats this week. Some healthy…some not so much.

Let’s start with the “not so much”:

caramelized bacon and chocolate chip pancakes
Caramelized bacon & chocolate chip pancakes. Ohhh, that perfect combo of salty & sweet!
With bacon and eggs on the side.
Oh yeah, and rounded out with a Horny Goat HornyCopia Pumpkin Ale.
(Does it make it any better if I say I could barely finish even one of those giant pancakes?)

bacon, tomato, guacamole and cheese sandwich
The best sandwich I ate all week: Bacon, tomato, guacamole & colby jack cheese on whole grain bread. Must recreate for dinner.

chicken fajitas and taco dip
Mexican fiesta dinner night: Chicken fajitas! At least I can feel good about all those veggies. But then there’s that taco dip. Another healthy “not so much.” But I looove taco dip. Ole!

Kind fruit & nut bars
Kind fruit & nut bars. These are so yummy. Healthy, wholesome & delish afternoon snack that actually keeps me full.

homemade spaghetti and meat sauce
Matt’s spaghetti & homemade meat sauce. Love when he cooks me dinner!

wollersheim winery
Wisconsin wine. My older sister’s favorite! She didn’t finish it while here last weekend, so I did the honors for her. 😉

There you go, top eats of the week. Good thing I started running again…?

What good stuff did you eat this week? 

This Week, In Food

Here’s a glimpse at my week so far… As told by pictures of indulgent foods. Feast your eyes.

Take-out Italian for dinner Monday night. Stuffed rigatoni with tomato vodka cream sauce. After a looong day, comfort food was splendid.

A glass of wine was splendid too. Relax & unwind.

Got home from work tonight & Matt got me cupcakes. “Just because.” He knows the way to my heart. 😉 This one was ‘bacon & pancakes’ flavor, deeelish!

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Hello, dusty old scale. I should probably come visit you sometime soon…

But not now. Now, we’re going out to dinner & to see Ender’s Game. Have a great night, folks!

How’s your week so far? What’s your fave cupcake flavor? Seen a good movie lately?

Eats Lately, iPhone edition {2}

Let’s take a break from all the running and injury chatter to look at lovely pictures of something we can all enjoy…FOOD!

Hope you’re not hungry.

You will be.

Let’s start with breakfast!

Kashi Blueberry Waffles with Strawberries

Kashi Blueberry Waffles with Strawberries

I love me some carbs. To stay on the healthier track, I chow down on Kashi blueberry waffles topped with fruit. Whole grains & 6 grams of fiber (for 2) give them some staying power to last the morning. (And, two of them are only 150 calories!)

Snack time beckons next…

Oikos Toasted Coconut Vanilla Greek Yogurt

Oikos Toasted Coconut Vanilla Greek Yogurt

I try to steer clear of sugary yogurts, and also stick to the 0% fat, but I finally caved and tried the Dannon Greek Coconut Vanilla flavor. OMG. I wish I had tried it sooner. It’s rich, creamy, coconutty, and tastes quite decadent. Each single size container (~5 oz.) has 160 calories, but you get 11 grams of protein with that.

Luna Peanut Honey Pretzel Bar

Luna Peanut Honey Pretzel Bar

I’ve mentioned how much I like Luna Bars in my last eats post, and I’ve found a second favorite. This flavor is a delicious mix of sweet and salty. The Peanut Honey Pretzel Luna bar is super yummy, doesn’t taste ‘fake’ like some health bars can, and doesn’t upset my stomach if I eat it right before a post-work run.

Pretzel Crisps and Laughing Cow Cheese Wedges

Pretzel Crisps and Laughing Cow Cheese Wedges

I love cheese! I do live in Wisconsin, after all. I try to limit my cheese eating because of all the fat in it, but this is a cheesy snack that will still help you stay light on the scale. Pair some creamy Laughing Cow light cheese wedges with crunchy Pretzel Crisps for an easy snack at your work desk.

Now let’s talk dinnertime.

Best BLT ever: multi grain bread, crispy bacon, cheddar cheese, fresh tomatoes, avocado (the secret ingredient!), salt and pepper, lettuce and a smear of Miracle Whip.

Best BLT ever

Have you ever noticed how vibrant red tomatoes are from your own garden, or fresh picked at the farmer’s market? I got a couple giant, rich red juicy tomatoes last week and had to find a good use for them before they shriveled up like the end of summer. Enter this BLT made of dreams. Layer multi grain bread, crispy bacon, cheddar cheese, fresh tomatoes, avocado (the secret ingredient!), salt and pepper, lettuce and a smear of Miracle Whip. DE-LISH.

Grilled Corn on the Cob

Grilled Corn on the Cob

I’ve heard people talk about grilled corn, but I never tried it until recently… I was going to grill up chicken breasts and sweet potatoes, and wanted to throw some corn on to boil. It was a hot day, though, so I didn’t want to heat up the kitchen. I found an easy guide to grilling corn and now I’m hooked. While cooking, the husks burned off my corn for the most part, which I was a little worried about at first—I kept moving them around and literally blowing out the flames. It was probably a site to see. Ha But I realized the husks burned off quickly so there wasn’t too much flame-age, and I finally just let it go. The end result was such a delicious, smoky flavor in the sweet corn. You have to try it!

And to wash it all down…

Chateau Ste. Michelle Riesling

Chateau Ste. Michelle Riesling

Mmm. My wine of choice over the last couple years, this sweet Chateau Ste. Michelle Riesling. I can never have just one glass of this vino. It’s my go-to!

Southern Tier Pumking Beer - A Pumpkin Beer

Southern Tier Pumking Beer

The plus side of fall’s return: Pumpkin beer! The Southern Tier Pumking beer is truly the King of pumpkin beers in my book. 😉 It’s spicy, has a lot of pumpkin flavor, but it isn’t overpowering. It’s a bit on the strong side (as in after 2 pints, I kinds feel like my head is a pumpkin), but it’s a darker and full-flavored beer, so it’s a good one to savor and sip.

And if that’s not enough…

Get a load of this brownie.

A brownie. THE brownie.

A brownie. THE brownie.

No really, can you get me a truckload of these brownies? The lady at my farmer’s market who makes these is my favorite. Gooey, fudgey, chocolate-y perfection.

What are some of your favorite eats (or drinks) lately?? Leave a comment and let me know!

Otherwise I’m just going to keep indulging on brownies and pumpkin beer over here…