Monday, January 14, 2013

Weekend Recap

My weekend was good.  Friday night I went out to dinner with one of my closest girlfriends.  We chatted a lot, had some wine, ate and laughed.  It was fun and the food was great.  We had a few different kinds of bruschetta - my favorite was the portobello mushroom/goat cheese/walnut one.  So good.

Saturday after work, Saro and I went to the track and did 3 miles.  Here are those results:

Duration: 34:13
Distance: 3.06 mi
Avg. Pace: 11:10

The last two runs, I've been getting a cramp in my side which I haven't had in a long time.  Some of you may know this cramp I speak of.  So that slowed me down a bit.  I read online that it is most likely the way I'm breathing while running.

With that said, we've decided to run in the Long Branch, NJ half marathon on May 5th.  I signed up last night!!!  I'm really looking forward to it and the timing is perfect.  We might still go to San Francisco in June but make it more of a vacation.  We are running a 5K on Feb 9th so we will start the half marathon training on Feb 11th.  The training is 12 weeks.  It's going to be tough with our work schedules but I know we can do it.

In the mean time, I need to invest in non cotton, moisture wicking socks!

On another note, I like to coupon when I can.  Here is yesterday's deal from CVS (posting the sale prices):

Two Pantene - $7
Four Kleenex - $6
One Wisk 32 load detergent - $4.99
One Scott 18 roll TP - $7.49
Two Dawn dish soaps - $1.98
Two Planters peanuts - $6

Total *before* sales - $57.90
Total *after* sales AND coupons - $27.94
Savings: $30.94

They have a deal going on where if you spend $30 on select items, you get a $10 CVS gift card for your next purchase, so I got that.  With that, I got two Cover Girl mascaras for $1.42 (I had a coupon for $3 off two cover girl items).

Last night, I made stuffed peppers in the crock pot.  I kind of followed a recipe (that I can't find now so I'm writing this off the top of my head) but I added chopped mushrooms and zucchini also.  They came out really good!  Here's the recipe:

Five bell peppers, tops cut off and seeds removed
1.25 lb of 99% fat free ground turkey
1 medium onion, grated
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tbsp basil
1 tbsp parsley
1 tsp chili powder
salt & pepper
1 cup chopped zucchini
1 cup chopped mushrooms
1/2 cup brown rice
1 cup tomato sauce
1/2 cup water

Mix all ingredients together (except the sauce and water) and fill each pepper 3/4 full.  Then pour tomato sauce and water mixure over the peppers.  Cook in a crock pot on low for 7 hours.

This site won't let me upload pictures lately or else I'd post a picture of them.

Have a great week!

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