Running in Skirts

well i made the menu on monday, does that count?

Posted on: June 9, 2009

ok ok so we’re just going to pretend that 5 day hiatus didnt count, kapeesh?  nothing exciting happened, and i dont feel like recapping the food.  (although i did bring robert to flemings on saturday, thanks to jenna for letting us in on their happy hour secret!  we split the calamari, crab cakes, shrimp, and carpacchio, and i had a basil lemondrop (omg so good!) and the white cosmo.  it was a great night!)

anyway, so let’s pretend it’s monday.  here goes:

monday:  we finally got those damn swedish meatballs all cooked and eaten!  theyve been on the menu for 3 weeks now!  i had a portion of meatballs, and a larger portion of egg noodles.  i swear i could live on egg noodles!

tuesday:  baked salmon brushed with evoo, salt+pepper, steamed broc and brown rice.  all drizzled with a balsamic+agave reduction (hmm robert wasnt a fan of the vinegar smell permeating our apartment haha – but it tasted yummy!)

here’s the picture of robert’s dish – my picture didnt turn out as well.  maybe we have another budding blogger on our hands?!

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wednesday:  my new favorite way to eat pesto sauce… courtesy of rach, of course.  but instead of sausage + mozz balls, the boy is going to eat regular sausage and i am trying the sundried tomato chicken kind!

thursday: dinner is up in the air.  i am running my first race on thursday (a one-miler, but i’m excited anyway!) so we will probably grab something quick afterwards.  i am way excited for my race!

anyway so this morning started out like all other mornings… yogurt + kashi + fruit (blueberries) + tea.  i was ready to gnaw my arm off by lunch, and i was so excited to eat it!  i packed my lunch today for the first time in a million years (our new client has crappy food options.  blech.)  i had a whole grain pita stuffed with sabra red pepper hummus, feta cheese, 2 slices of turkey, tomatoes, and spinach.  it was so yummy!  and i had my dad’s “famous” cabbage salad on the side… which is basically chopped cabbage and italian dressing.  it’s so good – and its even better when it has time to marinate, so it will be especially scrumptious later this week.  i was starving again around 3pm, so i munched on some snacks – carrot sticks and a string cheese, and a kudos bar.  i usually dont eat all three (i pack them because you’ll never know if i’ll be craving salty or sweet) but i was so hungry!   and then on the way home i was starving again!  i didnt think i ran that far yesterday!  (19 min).  i stopped at trader joes to get the rest of my groceries for the week.. what a mistake going in there while i was starving!  i walked out with mostly snacks – 2 bags of rice chips (salt and pepper.  my fave!) 1 bag of unsalted pb pretzels, and one bag of choco covered pretzel crisps.  i’ve been dying to try these!  in between doing my laundry i was able to settle down with some real housewives and a small plate of all three.  i knew dinner wouldn’t be until later, so i didnt feel too guilty for splurging!

hmm still dont know how to rotate my pics!

hmm still dont know how to rotate my pics!

oh and my beverage of choice this week is a huge gallon of unsweetened mint tea from TJ’s!  i tried a snapple for the first time in a while at lunch today (desperate times, desperate measures) and it was SO GROSS.  i threw it out.  it wasnt worth the 210 calories.  blech. this tea is so delicious, and is perfectly wonderful without any sweetener!

dinner was the salmon above, and dessert was a few more of those delish pretzel crisps:

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yum yum yum!

anyway, thanks for letting me slide over the weekend 😉  this has been a good week, and i can’t wait til thursday!  what’s your fastest one-mile pace? mine is like 8.5 (or so says my nike+)… i guess we’ll see what it will be on thursday!

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