Hello blog friends! I am currently blogging from my mother’s living room. It’s fabulous. This guy is currently curled up next to me keeping my feet warm.
Hi Archie!! What my mother doesn’t know is that I’m packing him up in the Focus and bringing him back with me tomorrow ;)
Would you believe it if I told you I got another 8 hours sleep last night? I know! Three nights in a row. That’s a record. I was awake after my usual 6 hours, but was actually able to fall back asleep when I tried to this time. Led to oversleeping, but I’ll take it! :D
I wanted to hit the road before noon, so I went to the gym right away. Turned into a pretty good workout!
5 minutes on the elliptical
0:00-1:00 – sprint @ level 16
1:00-3:00 – recovery @ level 14
3:00-4:00 – sprint @ level 18
4:00-6:00 – recovery @ level 16
6:00-7:00 – sprint @ level 20
7:00-9:00 – recovery @ level 16
9:00-10:00 – sprint @ level 18
10:00-12:00 – recovery @ level 14
12:00-13:00 – sprint @ level 16
13:00-15:00 – recovery @ level 12
3 sets front squat push press – 10 reps @ 30 lbs
3 sets Romanian deadlift to row – 10 reps @ 40 lbs
3 sets lunge w/ forward reach – 10 reps @ 10 lbs each hand
3 sets YTWL – 5 reps each letter @ 5 lbs each hand
0:00-1:00 – 3.0 mph
1:00-3:00 – 3.5 mph
3:00-4:00 – 8.0 mph
4:00-6:00 – 3.5 mph
6:00-7:00 – 8.5 mph
7:00-9:00 – 3.5 mph
9:00-10:00 – 9.0 mph
10:00-12:00 – 3.5 mph
12:00-13:00 – 9.5 mph
13:00-15:00 – 3.5 mph
5 minutes stretching
Phew! I was going to tack on abs at the end, but this took me exactly one hour so I decided to call it a day.
Savoury oats! I was reeeally craving a bowl.
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup water
- pinch salt
- 1 tsp Earth Balance
- 1 breakfast sausage,sliced and stirred into oats
- 1 fried egg
- lotsa saaaahlsa
Runny eggs are a thing of beauty, right Sophia? ;)
I know I harass you guys about this every time, but you really gotta try savoury oats if you haven’t yet!! The protein, fat, and fibre in this dish always holds me over forever. Close to five hours today, which is almost unheard of for me!
My 90-minute drive home was rather boring. I arrived home and my mother popped this wonderful taco dip in the oven for me.
It’s a mix of lean ground beef, black beans, kidney beans, homemade salsa and cheese.
While it was heating I prepared this:
Which then turned into this:
Hm. Looks gross there, but I know you’ll trust me when I say it was delicious ;)
Then I went searching for the Halloween stash. I knew it was somewhere! Found it hiding in the pantry closet.
I went for the Reese’s pieces and savoured every little piece.
I also arrived home to a house that smelled of turkey! My mom had one roasting in the oven all morning, and we were treated to it this evening.
My mom forgot the cranberry sauce, so I put some plum sauce on it instead. We also had stir-fried veggies in a gravy made with soy sauce and mustard. It was delicious!!! And then I swiped a few french fries that were made for the kids.
And I maaaay have attacked the candy stash again for dessert.
I like these little chocolate balls because I suck on them until they melt in my mouth. I actually suck on Reese’s pieces the same way too. Makes them last longer!
Now I’m just tucked in with my mom, Mark (her boyfriend, although that term is a little silly applied to their situation. Life partner? Common-law?) and the doggies. I’m just happy to be home and in their company. Tomorrow my mom and I are going to the gym together, then meeting my dad for lunch, visiting my Nana and then Costco!! Woot! See ya after!
Question of the day: What dishes does your mom always make? My mom is famous for her vegetarian chili. She also makes a mean hummus and vegepate :)
When was the last time you cried? I mean, really cried. Wept, sobbed, shook your shoulders and snotted everywhere…
I did that tonight. It’s been too long since I let it all out. Apparently, I had a lot building in me.
I have to be out of my current apartment before my new apartment is available. I’ve hired movers for Saturday who are too expensive to cancel. I work at 5 am both Saturday and Sunday. There is a very real chance I will have to sleep on the futon in the newsroom.
Both my sisters are in the province this weekend with their significant others. I would love nothing more than to be at our beautiful cottage with my beautiful family this weekend.
My dad and his family are going through rough times. I wish I could be there to help them.
For the first September in my life, I will not have plans to return to school. I am working a permanent job indefinitely. This terrifies me.
The last of my friends has moved away. I am left behind in this city, alone.
As of right now, I am looking forward to:
- going to the gym in the morning
- Waffle Wednesday
- reporting on important trials tomorrow
- getting my new glasses frames on Thursday
- swimming for the first time since the triathlon
- my long run on Friday
- seeing my mom and one of my sisters on Monday
- joining a new gym
- starting my new life in a place to call my own
And what’s life without a little flavour?
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup water
- pinch salt
- chopped up breakfast sausage
- fried egg
- hot salsa
Mahi mahi in a peach sauce. Pan-fried mahi mahi filet in Bragg’s topped with one chopped peach, onions and plum sauce. Brocolli and brussel sprouts with a little Bragg’s for the side.
Also, do not freeze watermelon then thaw it out. It turns slimy and meaty, and can only be saved in a smoothie.
At least it was pretty. 1/2 cup plain yogurt, handful watermelon meat, handful frozen papaya chunks.
When was the last time you cried? What is stressing you out at the moment? What are you looking forward to?
Thankfully, today is over. I’m going to bed and look forward to the brand new day ahead of me. It will be better. My outlook alone will allow that to happen.