Sunday, January 7, 2018

Monday Musings 1/8

Another Monday, and now the first 5-day work week of the year.  Ugh.  Anybody else have a really difficult time getting back into the work routine?  I was exhausted last Thursday when I got home, and I'd only worked 3 days at that point.  How am I going to get through these 5 days?  We do have a 3-day weekend coming up, and I'm taking my birthday off for a vacation day.  So two weeks in a row where I only work 4 days.  OK, I'm feeling a little bit better.


Anybody have a good weekend?  Last week I ordered Run Fast, Eat Slow with a giftcard my grandfather gave me for Christmas, and I went through the book to look at the recipes.  I'm a really picky eater, but I found quite a few recipes I'd like to make, and I'd only have to omit an ingredient, or substitute one in.  The breakfast frittatas, for example, call for kale, but I'll swap in fresh spinach instead.  I made the Super Hero Muffins, minus the zucchini, and they smelled really good when they were baking.  I also made the bison meatballs, with pre made marinara (I cheated!), and they are really good!


After following so many people on social media who were down at Disney for marathon weekend, I got a crazy idea.  I'm thinking Princess weekend, 2019, and seeing if I can register for both the 5k and 10k.  My own mini challenge.  I'd sign up for the 10k first, and then see if the 5k is still available.  Crazy?  Or typical runner goals?

I'm jumping back into strength training, and my muscles are protesting.  A break after my race felt good, but now my muscles are being jolted, and it hurt a little bit being on the treadmill Saturday.  I played with the incline setting, to get a feel for San Francisco hills.  Now that is definitely crazy.  I'm starting to wonder what was I thinking???


I wrapped up the weekend by watching Victoria reruns on PBS.  The new season kicks off next Sunday, and I can't wait.  Since I only watch a couple shows now, it'll be good to have this back.


Linking up with Hoho Runs for Weekend Wrap-up.

20 comments:

  1. I have never seen that show. My show comes on this week, American Horror Story. I can't wait. I have heard so many great things about that book. You'll have to share more recipes when you make them.

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    1. I will post about them. I'm thinking of making another breakfast item.

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  2. Wendy gave me that cookbook last year and I need to try more recipes. I definitely wouldn't feel bad about substituting ingredients. The Princess challenge sounds like a great idea. Do the 10k and 5k sell out as crazy fast as the half? Thanks for linking!

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    1. I know the 10k is popular, but I haven't signed up for a WDW race in a while. I know the fields are bigger than DL which could make it easier.

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  3. I know a lot of bloggers do the Princess Half--I bet the 10k and 5k would be fun!

    Fortunately (I guess), working in healthcare, we don't get much time off over the holidays. So it's just normal work hours for us! Thanks for linking!

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    1. I took extra days off too, to have more time. I know that adds to the struggle.

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  4. We had a crazy week with snow days and this week is going to be tough going for my son around here! It is fun to get new cookbooks and everyone seems to love that one. Have a great week!

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    1. It's fun even to sit down and look at the new recipes.

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  5. A mini-Princess challenge sounds awesome!! I bet you can get in. When I registered for Wine & Dine (about this time last year), I had credit card in hand and was anticipating have to wait "in line". I didn't have to wait at all!!

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    1. It may be easier to register than for DL races. I had to pounce, and have everything ready beforehand.

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  6. I bet the 5K and 10K challenge would not be too difficult, especially since you've already mastered the 10K distance ;-) I say, "go for it!!"

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    1. My brain is saying go for it too. I think it would be fun.

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  7. I've never seen that show, currently I'm obsessed with the Great British Bake Off. I'm not looking forward to my return to work either - back to school visits now that Winter Break is over.

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    1. I know it was tough to go back as a student. We had mid-year finals in high school at the end of January.

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  8. I was able to ease back into the work routine last week even though we only had a 4 day work week. It is definitely an adjustment since everyone is back from vacation so my email inbox was super active, lol

    I think you could totally do the challenge foe Princess Weekend - I say go for it!

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    1. I'm making it through the week, but 5 days is tough! :-p

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  9. Run Fast East Slow has so many good recipes! The superhero muffins are one of my favorites.

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    1. They are good. I used chocolate chips instead of raisins, and I like the crunch they have.

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  10. This is my second day back and I am googling vacation destinations, lol!! It's tough but I think our bodies and minds will slowly get used to it! I started proper strength training last week and struggled to move for 3 days!

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    1. I've had knots in various muscles, which makes it hard to run. It's a struggle.

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