Monday mornings are typically run mornings for me, but after my 8:00 mile stint on a Woodway Friday compounded by my 9-mile long run on Saturday- my hip was so tight it was shooting pain through my quad and knee. I sat out this morning; I don’t want injury! I hate rest days that I don’t plan, but they are necessary sometimes.
This morning’s breakfast was a concoction of oatmeal, banana, cinnamon, and chocolate mocha meal replacement.
I think the vanilla meal replacement would have been better in the oatmeal…
I struggled with my hip all day at work (hello grandma status!). Could barely walk! Around 3:00, our physical therapist noticed I was in some pain and offered to look at it. An evaluation and a hip ultrasound later, I felt better. Thank you, Tyressa 🙂
Ate lunch with my colleagues today (which I don’t always get to do, but loveee doing). Today 4 of us wore the exact same color without calling each other this morning (I swear).
I was SO JEALOUS today- they all had baked pasta or veggie lasagna and I ate a super boring salad for lunch. Which inspired tonight’s recipe for baked pasta (which I named “Jealousy Pasta”- I know, I’m so clever).
And the highlight- Trader Joe’s Soy Chorizo (amazing- hurry up Tallahassee and get your Trader Joes!)
Step 1: Heat soy chorizo over low heat, add onions and saute. Boil pasta until tender.
Step 2: Spread pasta noodles in baking dish
Step 3: Add chorizo/onion mix
Step 4: Add chopped, frozen spinach (10 oz-defrosted) and handful of sweet peppers, chopped
Step 5: Add marinara sauce and mix together
Bake at 350 for 40 minutes and viola!
PS- always cook with a glass of cab 🙂
While the pasta is baking, I’m sipping wine and going through photos from this summer. I’m desperately missing my adventure in Mexico- I need to do something fun, adventurous and crazy again soon!
Background for those who read that aren’t FB friends- I presented an opening session at Mexico’s first annual national student affairs conference in Monterrey and led various workshops throughout the course of a week in Guadalajara in June of this year. It was the time of my life…
View from my hotel in Monterrey:
View from Cerro de la Silla (one of the toughest hikes I’ve ever been on)
At a church outside of Guadalajara- in Tequila, Mexico. During a baptism, children wait outside the church and it is customary for the father of the baptized child to throw coins to the crowd outside
Also in Tequila- one of my good friends, Tom (also a conference speaker) and I toured the Jose Cuervo factory (yes, the tequila- yes, we tequila-tasted!). Tom shares his drink 😉
That’s it for tonight- more reminiscing to come (and along with it, some adventure-planning probably…)