What I Ate Wednesday

This morning I had a few meetings which left me no time for breakfast!

My stomach was really growling so at 11:30 I heated up some of the soup I made the other day.  This Spicy Tomato and Turkey soup is really tasty and pretty healthy too.

20131030 LunchA few hours later I had a banana and peanut butter for snack

20131030 SnackDinner was chicken marsala and asparagus with a glass of white wine

20131030 DinnerNow time to settle in with some cookies and watch the Red Sox win the World Series!!

20131030 Dessert


Veteran’s Day 10K

I will still get the run my 10K after all.  I found a 10K race in the same park that I was supposed to be running the Boo! Run For Life race in.

The Veteran’s Day 10K is on 11/10 and I am signed up!

To keep up with my long distance running until then I’ve created the following schedule.  I’ll be running 5 and 5.5 miles again and will be able to fit in a 6 mile run that I wouldn’t have gotten in for my original plan.

Week Of Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
13-Oct 5K Rest 3 miles Cross 2 miles Rest 5 miles
20-Oct Yoga Cross 3 miles Cross 2 miles Rest 5.5 miles
27-Oct Yoga Cross 3 miles Cross 2 miles Rest 6 miles
3-Nov Yoga Cross 3 miles Cross 2 miles Rest Rest

What I Ate…Thursday

I’ve been pretty awful lately remembering to take pictures of what I’m eating on Wednesday.

So, here’s what I ate on Thursday instead!

Breakfast: coffee and yogurt

20131017 Breakfast

Lunch: leftover chili over leftover spaghetti squash20131017 Lunch

Dinner: beef and broccoli stir fry with rice

20131017 Dinner

Snack: apple and peanut butter

20131017 Snack

Boo! Run for Life Recap

Well, I didn’t get to run a 10K.  Due to the government shutdown, the park that I was supposed to run my race in was closed.

We received an email the Thursday before the race that it was being moved and modified to a 5K.

Sunday morning I woke up bright and early at 6:25 am.  I got dressed, had a little something to eat and some water and drove in to Washington DC.  I was able to find parking pretty close to the start/finish line so that was great.  Zac tagged along too and read the paper in the car while I was running and was there to greet me at the finish line.

The course was a great, only one big hill to run up, but since the course was somewhat of a loop, that meant I was running down the hill on the way back.  Personally, I’d rather run up at the beginning than at the end!  I just love running by major landmarks too.

Boo Run for Life

I didn’t get my watch to start right as I crossed the line, so I ended up just running with the pace screen and watching for the Mile 1, 2 and 3 markers.

I am so proud of how I finished though!  I ended up with a time of 33:11, which was a pace of 10:42 per mile.  In the 5K I did last December I got a time of 34:01 so I beat my time by almost a minute!

Boo Run for Life Finish

Charlottesville Day Trip

On Saturday Zac and I took a day trip down to Charlottesville, VA.  From our place, it was just over two hours to get there.

First stop was University of Virginia for a football game!


Unfortunately the Wahoos were not victorious over Ball State.  I enjoyed picking up the cheers though,  Who doesn’t love yelling out “Go Wahoos!”

After the game we headed out to Jefferson Vineyards for a tasting.  The whole Monitcello area is really beautiful and not very far out of town.  Someday I’d like to go back and actually take a tour of the grounds and the house.

Jefferson Vineyard 1

I bought a bottle of Petit Verdot to bring home.  Wish I had taken a picture of it in the glass, the color was gorgeous!

Jefferson Vineyard 2

After the winery, we made our way to historic downtown.  The whole main road has been closed off and everything is pedestrian friendly.  There are a bunch of shops and restaurants.  We settled on Citizen Burger for dinner.  They have lots of local ingredients and homemade sauces and buns.  YUM!



10K Training Plan: Week 14

Custis Trail

On the schedule:

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
29-Sep Yoga 3 mile run 45 min CT 2 mile run 60 min CT Rest 5.5 mile run

What actually happened:

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
29-Sep Rest Rest 3 mile run Rest Rest 2 mile run Lots of walking

Based on my schedule this week, I shifted the run days.  I still got all of ,my runs in, so that is what is most important!  The long run will show up on next week’s training because I did it on Sunday.

1 more week until the race!!

September “Goals” Recap

Oops!  Never wrote any goals for September.  I’ll just recap some of the things I was happy to accomplish this month.


-We had our first meeting with the priest to start wedding preparation.

-We ordered Save the Date and Invitation samples.

-We got the DJ contract drawn up.

-I have been looking at bridesmaid dresses and have found a few I like.


-I read The Passion of the Purple Plumeria.

– I started knitting!  I bought an Amazon Local deal for a Knitting 101 and 102 class bundle and took the first class this month.  I’m about 1/3 of the way finished with my scarf.

Healthy Lifestyle:

-I missed a few weekday runs, but I completed all the long runs in my training plan.