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I must confess, I plan my rest days around the weather.  I take a look at my dinky Iphone weather app and on the day the sun icon is the biggest, I schedule my long run.  Real science at work there.  Although with my work schedule, I only have two options: Saturday or Sunday.  Regards, its cold and rainy this morning and after 5 days of running it was time for a break.

Friday was the first sign of a rest required.  6 Miles – 2incline – 52:30 – 6.9MPH. 

Too slow for a speed workout so I’ll write it off as an easy run even if it felt less than easy.  After my run, I came home and enjoyed some Spaghetti Squash and some frosty adult beverages.

Also, is anyone else addicted to Temple Run?  It’s a silly Iphone game where you run and collect coins.  Pretty simple but addictive. Anyways I finally broke a million!  If you’re in the 5 million and up club, don’t laugh at me!

On Saturday I decided a rest day makes a great day for volunteering. Community Servings is a not-for-profit food and nutrition program providing services throughout Massachusetts to individuals and families living with critical and chronic illnesses. Aside from hanging out with some awesome people while peeling potatoes I get to enjoy an awesome free lunch!

Roasted veggies, spicy taco meat, rice, black beans and a crispy quesadilla!  This is totally worth peeling some potatoes for!  But the real part I came for was the dessert!

Chocolate cake, Ice cream and a toffee bar.  It was a triple birthday party at CS so triple dessert.  I love my birthday but other people’s birthdays are pretty awesome too.  Especially when I get cake!

After some volunteering I put my apron and hair-net away and went to Trader Joe’s to load up on wine for my fundraising party I’m throwing next week.  You think this is a single serving?

And because I haven’t posted a cat picture in a while here’s Agent Meower ready for his bath:

Rest day for the cat

Jack Meower like me is also taking a rest day and is enjoying the comfort of sleeping on my butt behind my legs.

Did you get snow or rain this weekend?  Where are you?

We had 3 small snow storms before Friday and then rain today.  I’m in Boston =)

What did you do with your Saturday?

After volunteering I am now catching up on episodes of Fringe and my book “Girl who played with fire”

What are you favorite rainy day activities?

Mine include ice cream, books and tea!

What about Sunday?  Anything fun?

Hopefully my last longest run before DC.  I’m targeting 26.2 miles

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Today was a rest day.  For the first time in weeks, I actually got my long run out of the way on Saturday and was able to relax on Sunday.  My only workout for today besides chewing was this:

Let’s just say that at the moment me and TurboTax are not on speaking terms but both my parent’s and my taxes are complete and two months before the deadline!   I’m probably the only tax CPA in the world that doesn’t extend her taxes.

With no long run hanging in the back of my head,  I had time to make pancakes this morning!

They might not be golden perfect (I might have gotten distracted by watching vampire diaries and forgot to flip them over until a I heard a slight sizzle) but they tasted great.  The cat agreed:

Tony and I did a great job in almost consuming all 8 servings.  If you don’t pour half a pound of maple syrup (real stuff, none of that fake Aunt Jamima shizzle), they’re almost healthy.  Only 158 cals per cake!  They’re fluffy and super easy to make. If you like your pancakes on the sweeter side, I suggest adding vanilla extract to the batter.  I do that sometimes, but this morning I just wanted to bask in maple syrup.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Make a well in the center and pour in the milk, egg and melted butter; mix until smooth.
  2. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides and serve hot.

Sunday is also our food restock day with a stop at Costco.  Where the second highlight of my day came:

This is where the title of my post is from.  I may have had a mild mustard accident but the tiny onion machine that costco has can’t be beat.  I begged Tony to split one because Sundays are my weird craving days.  I promise my dinner was much tamer and more balanced.

Tomorrow I’m hoping for a 15 mile tempo run, we’ll see how that goes.  Knee was feeling a bit stiff so I iced and just took some advil.

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