The cold weather and the October record snowfall in NY that we experiences yesterday does NOT make me happy, but here are a few things from this past week that DO make me happy…
This past Monday I was pleasant surprised to find that Le Pain Quotidien had a special seasonal Pumpkin Muffin. I love muffin monday and this was a double win!
Healthy and delicious homemade dinner:
Tuesday I was in the mood for a veggie filled, healthy dinner so I whipped this (picture above) up quickly:
– Eggplant grilled on the George Foreman Grill, layered with tomato sauce (Trader Joe’s brand) and topped with a little bit of fresh mozzarella cheese
– Veggie meatballs from Trader Joes (sadly I only had two left)
– A pie of yummy whole wheat bread that I had left over from lunch (came with the soup I bought)
OK, now I don’t LOVE cheese like a lot of people do, but pasta that comes straight from a cheese wheel makes me smile and my tummy say “yey!”
Wednesday night the BF and I went out for a date night at Bocca in the flatiron. He got cacio e pepe (pictured above). They bring out the cacio e pepe in a big cheese wheel and scoop it out onto your plate. It’s a delicious dish, but EXTREMELY heavy. I had rigatoni with an arugula pesto sauce and shrimp/mussels — it was tasty and “light.” I think Bocca is somewhat overpriced, but they do have good homemade pasta.
Kitty love…enough said…
Watching the sunrise as I get dressed for my morning run…
Now that it’s getting cold out (too soon!) I’m a little nervous about morning runs outside, but even though it’s sometimes hard for me to get out of bed, I do truly love morning runs…and the treadmill is just not the same. That being said, I went out and bought warm running gloves at Lululemon today, as well as wool socks; and I already have really warm running tights and shirts/pull overs — Now I feel prepared to tackle the cold this week!
In case you were wondering, recap from the past week:
Monday: 7 mile run along the East River
Wednesday: 10 mile run in Central Park with Katie
Friday: 4 mile run along the East River with Ashley
Saturday: easy 30 minutes on the bike
Sunday: lots of walking and 15mins on the bike
Last week I wanted to cut back on my mileage a bit, since I had a big week the week before with my 15miler. Still contemplating my goals for this week, but more cross training in general is a goal I have for the next 5 1/2 months until the marathon.
QUESTIONS: What things made you happy this week? How do you deal with keeping up your training in the cold weather?