As soon as I walked into my house after work yesterday - I wanted to eat the air because it smelled that good. I asked myself a million times - why don't I use the crock pot more often? But, I still don't think I could do it every day for a year - now THAT is impressive!
After Oscar's walk in the park, we waited out on the front steps for Kevin to get home so I could watch his face as he walked into glorious smelling house. (I nominate myself for the "weird foodie award" for the day.)
I tried to hold back, but ended up sampling too much corned beef and cabbage before heading to the gym. I paid for it by having a horrible cramp for the first mile of my run. I managed to run 4 miles, but it was slow-going, and my stomach was yelling at me for the corned beef and cabbage shaking around in there.
Coming home, I felt icky and wasn't up to more corned beef and cabbage, so I took a picture of Kevin's plate.
Everything caramelized nicely and had a ton of flavor. The meat would fall apart to the touch...extremely tender. The one drawback of this meal - the meat was too fatty for me. I hate seeing the fat on meat and had to pick around the pieces I ate earlier.
I had a whole wheat pita w/ almond butter and honey for dinner instead. It was melty and dripping everywhere, so no picture.
Whipped up steel cut oats, honey, almond butter, strawberries, and chopped pecans for a filling bowl of goodness this morning.
Served in one of my new bowls. This is a great medium-size bowl I picked up over the weekend as I am trying to improve my bowl/plate selection - for your viewing pleasure.
First Mountain Bike Race
As I was updating my Race Calendar list yesterday, I realized that I have my FIRST-EVER mountain bike race this weekend. I think I have been in denial it was so close. I have not been on my mountain bike in months and the thought of competing in my first race makes my stomach flip-flop.
I need to do this to prepare myself for the Adventure Race in April and then the Off-Road Duathlon in July. I am entered in the Cat 3 (beginner) division and we will do two 5-mile loops. The course is described as "five miles of fast single track and double track through forests and abandoned farmland." They stagger the starting times, so hopefully some scary PRO wont push me off a cliff on a single track, as he laps me. This is who I picture:
Since the weather is back to spring-like conditions - Kevin and I are going to try to get a ride in tonight. Few important things that have to happen before that:
- get some air in my tires
- find my helmet
- see if I have any cool mountain bike gear for my first race. ;)
Man, I am wordy today...hopefully I will be back later tonight with a mountain bike ride recap.
I think I am just about finished updating all the content for the new the blog layout.
Let me know what you guys think - anything else you would like to see?