SO... I just signed up for the St Louis Rock N Roll Half in mid October. Frick! Here we go again....except this time, I am staying positive and only listening to ME. I know I can do this! I have been running more and more lately in preparation but, officially started my training this week. The race is 17 weeks away so, as long as I stick to my training plan - I got this. Here is the training plan I will be following... I will probably be blogging about my journey as I go to keep myself accountable. Thrilling, I know :) Please wish me luck....I will need positive thoughts!
I had to get some new running pants to motivate me.... got a sweet deal on these at Old Navy...love their active wear! And yes these pants did make me run faster :)
In other news... Joanne is here this week :) She is in town for the Hearing Loss Association of America Conference. She is presenting - so proud of her! She will be here all week - I feel like we have been on a foodie tour since she has arrived! Monday night we had dinner at Peacemaker... I have blogged about this place before - amazing restaurant close to us that gets fresh lobster flown in daily from Maine - so so SO amazing! This meal definitely made Monday much much better :)
With all the celebrating with Joanne in town - have to plan and balance my other meals accordingly :) Grilled some salmon this week.... dill & lemon.... was so good!
Portioned out my egg-white spinach & feta omelets for the week - put a little dill from my patio herbs on top - so good!
Now that summer is in full gear here in the Lou... it is humid. Make that swampy. Couple more weeks and i will be ready for fall! I brought this fan up from the basement to cool me down post workouts/post runs. Nothing worse than taking a shower, getting ready for work and STILL pouring sweat. This has helped a bit!
OK I may have a problem... I know i just bought a MK purse but.... I found this one at Nordstrom Rack on Monday at lunch. I have been looking for this particular purse for over a year to no avail. It is hard to tell in this pic but - it is actually a gunmetalish silvery copper color. I have seen them in bright gold or bright silver but... finally saw this one Monday AND it was on sale 50% off! So... yep, had to get it. SO excited - perfect tote :)
I am also in love with my new Paul Mitchell shampoo.... this is Marula Oil and smells amazing and makes my hair so soft. Love this stuff!
Today I had lunch with Joanne and her friend Joan - we tried a new place just down the street from us that I have been wanting to try for quite some time - Lona's Lil Eats - it is "fresh asian cuisine with a soul food flare" - WOW, was this place amazing! I cannot wait to go back!
Fresh spring rolls... so so fresh and good and, that spicy peanut dipping sauce was out of this world amazing.
We shared the mushroom dumplings - SO good!
Here is Joanne's plate :) We all split a giant rice paper wrap - it was shrimp with chopped salad and lemon cilantro pesto.... doesn't that just sound SO good?? It was!
And tonight's dinner was leftover Indian food from last night's dinner at Rasoi in CWE. That is Malai Kabab, rosemary & garlic naan & curried jasmine rice. Indian leftovers are the best! I told you I have been eating good this week... foodie heaven!
And Bebe appreciated the Indian food tonight too.... she stared at me while I ate, and when I looked at her, she would look away and stare off to the side of me. LOL - so funny. "I am not looking at your plate of deliciousness....nope, not me" - Bebe
Tonight I have the house to myself - Joanne is staying at Union Station for the Conference & Chad is at a beer party. A bunch of guys are getting together at a dude's house and each bringing "whale beers" - beers that are rated 100's on beer advocate. I think you can say that is officially a beer-nerd party ;)
I am going to put a facial mask on and start House of Cards - Happy Wednesday Y'all!!!