I’m running late with this today. I feel like I’ve been busy all day, but I have nothing to show for it.
This morning, I attempted to pick up with running where I left off a month ago. It didn’t go so well. It was beautiful today, but the weather is supposed to start become colder soon. It is November after all! That means I will have to be inside on the treadmill. I had a discussion with my friend who is a CrossFit trainer. He suggested that I run/rest in intervals: run as hard as I can for a half mile, rest for however long it took me to run (5-6 minutes) and repeat that four times. He also suggested doing a few intervals, lifting, then coming back to the treadmill. I’m going to give that a try. I need to work on my speed. I’ll revisit the distance training in the spring. I can’t run that far on a treadmill. My attention span is not far enough. So, thanks Ron for the suggestions!!
I spent an hour and a half walking Spike while Trinity rode her bike ahead of us. It was too nice out to remain inside! We’re all pretty tired after that!
Also, I called to get my lab results. He said to call in a week to confirm that they came in. Today marks a week. I had to leave this really long message with my name (I had to spell it, too), my phone number, what tests I had done, where I had them done, when I had them done, and my date of birth. The recording said the doctor would call back when he had a chance, depending on how busy he is. That was around 11:30am. They never called back. I guess I’ll have to call first thing tomorrow and hope for the best. Ugh. I’m so, so sick of waiting at this point. I just want to know one way or another.
All of that aside, I finally got a menu plan finished late last night. You may notice two things are repeats. Saturday, after hiking all day, we ordered cheese steak stromboli. Yesterday, I decided to make chicken pot pie since I had all the ingredients, and I had some crock pot broth that needed used ASAP. That means less grocery shopping this week!
- Spinach Lasagna Rolls
- Parmesan Chicken with Rice
- Southwest Chicken and Rice Skillet
- White Chicken Chili
- Beef and Bean Burritos
- Barbecue Pork with Crock Pot Bacon Cheddar Potatoes
- Meatloaf with Macaroni and Cheese
I’m on a roll with the meatless meals! I don’t have many ideas, though. If you have some, please share! My husband is very anti-vegetarian, so this has been tough for me. Good thing he has learned not to complain too much.
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