February 11, 2013

Love/Don't Love

1. Today, today, today. Today is one of those Monday mornings that feels like a Monday morning. I hate that. Don't Love.
2. You know what we need to talk about? Music. There is so much good music out today. Mumford & Sons? Imagine Dragons? The Lumineers? For the first time since high school, I want to listen to music all day, every day. I love that my long runs are getting longer so that I can just listen to great music for hours on end. Even though I've been long running without music this training cycle, that's all going to change with this weekend's run. Love.

Imagine Dragons - "It's Time
Mumford & Sons - "I Will Wait"

These songs are enough to turn my Monday morning around. 
3. Downton Abbey. Last night was the first time I've been able to watch the show when it actually aired since I've just been catching up with it. I can't get enough of how good that show is. Maggie Smith is just so unbelievable. Love. 
4. I was sick this weekend. I'm still feeling kind of under the weather but  Saturday? I didn't get out of bed all day. I tried to do a yoga video and got 20 minutes into it before I had to lay down. Don't Love.
5. Last night, I made quinoa mac & cheese with roasted tomatoes and broccoli for dinner. It was amazing. The Pilot had 3 servings of it and I still had enough for lunch! I'll be posting the recipe soon so look out for it! Love.

6. #runchat was so awesome last night! If you're a runner and don't participate in the bi-monthly Twitter chat, I highly recommend you do! I met so many amazing runners last night and can't wait to follow all of their blogs/tweets. Love.
7. As part of my 'Commit to Cooking' plan for this month, I made a great breakfast this morning. I get tired of my standard - frozen waffles with peanut or almond butter and bananas or apples - routine and made this oatmeal mixture that I found on Pinterest. It was delicious! Love.

1 mashed (very ripe) banana, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1 tsp cinnamon, dash of vanilla (I used way too much but it was so good), 1/4 cup blueberries, 1 tbsp hemp seeds (optional).
Original recipe found here.
8. I've been doing ok with meal planning but I get so frustrated when I go to the grocery store and they don't have something I need. It throws off my whole meal plan. Don't Love.
9. My boss just told me that on our birthdays, they send all employees out for a massage. I'm so excited for Friday now! Love.
10. Yea, about that...Friday is my birthday! Love.

So that's that, 10 things I'm loving and not loving so much on this Monday morning. I'm now 12 weeks out from the marathon, so it's time to start incorporating more strength, cross and yoga training into my weeks! I'm taking today as a Rest Day and planning to do a yoga DVD when I get home from work.

I did some work on my blog this weekend - I updated all of my pages and made a blog button! Feel free to grab it! I also made a Facebook page for the blog so make sure you check it out and 'Like' it here. 

What are your plans for the week? Anything going on for Valentine's Day? Does anyone want to be my date on Valentine's Day? (The Pilot will be out of town) I'm thinking yoga and maybe some Sweet Green to chase it down? DC area peeps, let me know!

Happy Monday!


  1. I feel the same way about music, for all of the same bands you listed! (Just add Florence + The Machine) It's been a long time since I've felt that way!

    Massage for your birthday from work? Happy Birthday to you indeed!!! I hope your week is fantastic girl!

  2. Sounds like an overall good Monday. I have never done the twitter chat. How does that work?

  3. I felt the same way about music after watching the Grammys last night! How amazing was Mumford and Sons?

    I can't wait to see the recipe for the quinoa mac n cheese...it's a combination of my two favorite foods!

    I hope your week gets better!


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