Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Wednesday already??

I don't know where the time goes. It was just Saturday!!

Speaking of Saturday, this was it for the most part.
It rained off & on all day. I was reading Revenge Wears Prada. I really enjoyed it. We did venture out Saturday evening for dinner at Caliente.

Sunday was the big 9 mile run. I did it! The last mile was so hard. Last week I ran Tuesday, Friday & Sunday. I think I do better when I have my long run on Sunday to run on Thursday & not Friday. Although it was hard I was pleased with my time. I'd set a goal for myself. I was hoping to finish in 1:40. My time was 1:39:53. I made it, barely, but I made it. HA! Still so hard for me to believe that I can run that long without stopping.  I went straight here when I finished
It's so quiet & peaceful on Sunday mornings. After resting a few minutes I swam 30 laps. The water always makes my legs feel better.

I met my friend Vicki for brunch at Chimes.
Really good! Poached eggs on top of crab cakes, jalapeno cheese grits & hash browns. There may have been a stop at Yogurtland for dessert. I did run 9 miles!

I finally found a spaghetti squash at the fruit stand. I had plans to cook it last night & was going to do it in the oven. Well, there was a sticker on it with microwave instructions. It takes much less time so I tried it.
So glad I went that route because it worked perfectly.
It was super easy too. The hardest part was actually cutting it in half. Dean had to do it for me. This was the first time I tried it & I really, really liked it. I put spaghetti sauce on it. I hope the fruit stand doesn't stop selling them because I'd like it to be a staple in my house. Is there a spaghetti squash season??

I haven't made it to Yoglates this week. I was planning to go this morning but I was tired. I did weights Monday. Tuesday morning I ran 5 miles & did weights when I got home from work. I have another 5 miler tomorrow before the big 10 miler Sunday. YIKES!

The countdown to my last day at the paper is down to 5 1/2 days. Very surreal & hard to believe. I'm looking forward to my short work week next week & having some down time. I want to start my new job well rested, refreshed & ready to learn.



  1. I really enjoyed that book too! I will have to try spaghetti squash bc I haven't ever!! Great job on the 9 mile run!! So great! You will do awesome on the ten!

  2. I don't know if there is a spaghetti squash season or not, but glad ya finally found one and liked it. Am I reading this correctly?? You ran 9 miles in one hour and 40 minutes?? That is wonderful! I could never do that I don't think.

  3. Your pool was the perfect treat after that run! Good for you! Your brunch looks great, I'd love to learn how to make grits...just one of my all time favorite comfort foods. And the spaghetti squash, never tried it. Does it really taste like spaghetti or just a bearable substitute?


  4. You are making me tired reading all about your running, lol. I envy. I wish I could be as motivated. Your pool looks so nice and inviting...Christine

  5. That brunch food looks sooooo good Traci! I'm so impressed that your can run 9 miles in such a short time.

  6. So glad you found and tried a spaghetti squash and liked it! I'm not sure, but I think it's considered a winter vegetable, kind of like acorn squash. Our Sprouts has them almost all year round, so probably Whole Foods or Trader Joes would, too.

    Your running is just amazing to follow -- so proud of you!