Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Treadmills are Hard!

In the words of a friend's wife,"Treadmills are Satan's form of torture." And I fully agree. I think I did a little better tonight than my sad, pathetic attempt on Monday night.

  • 5 minute warm-up, roughly .25 miles
  • 12 minute run, 1 mile
  • 5 minute cool down, roughly .25 miles

I don't think running more than a mile on the treadmill is going to happen. I need to get outside. And somewhere without a lot of hills, 'cuz the area near where our apartment is has too many hills. And a pedometer would be nice too. Oh, and something to hold my iPod.

Love Always,


P.S. Jinx, the kitty, is twitterpated. He goes nuts when the patio doors are open.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Go Me!

I just ran 3.3 miles! I was aiming to run a 5k, but I couldn't remember if it was 3.1 miles or 3.3, so I ran over a 5k. Now I just need to work on how long it took me to do it, 44 minutes. I'd like to do a race this summer. We shall see!

Make sure to check out my business blog and Etsy site in the next couple days for new items!

Love Always,


Friday, March 19, 2010


I'm watching "How to Make an American Quilt" right now. I don't think I've watched this in probably 10 years. And now I remember why I love it so much. And why I love NetFlix with the XBox. Can we say, instant queue!

It's snowing right now. And I am sooo not happy about this. It's not accumulating, but still. Mother Nature can be rather mean sometimes!

I'm doing a Biggest Loser challenge with some of my girlfriends, and so far so good! I'd like to lose 10lbs by Mexico (May 22nd-28th). At the rate I'm going, I think it's possible. I've been doing the Couch to 5k program, as well. I think I'd like to actually run a 5k race this summer.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Recipe of the Week

Fettuccine with Lima Beans, Peas, and Leeks

  • 12 oz fettuccine (3/4 box) - I used whole wheat
  • 1-10 oz package frozen lima beans
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 leeks (white and light green parts), cut into half-moons
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh taragon
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan - I used a little basil & garlic Asiago as well
  • A splash of dry white wine
  • Some toasted walnuts
  • Next time I'm going to add a clove of minced garlic

Cook the pasta accordigng to the package directions, adding the beans and peas during the last 2 minutes of cooking. Drain.

Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the leeks and season with 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender (but not brown), 8 to 10 minutes. Add the wine, and let boil for a little while. Add the cream and cook until slightly thickened, 3 to 4 minutes. Toast walnuts and add to pan. Melt half of the cheese into the sauce.

Add the pasta and tarragon to the skillet and toss to combine. Sprinkle with cheese before serving.

This is my effort to add more fiber into our diets.

On another kitchen note, I have some shiny new Italian glass storage containers on our counters now. They make me happy :)

Love Always,