I was up and at ’em around 7:30am on Sunday. No sleeping in for me – I wanted to enjoy every minute of my weekend!
First things, first: I headed to Dunkin’ Donuts for a 99 cent latte lite. Yay for special deals!
I spent some time chatting with my family and then made them eggs in a hole for breakfast. I think they enjoyed it!
Then I set about making my own morning meal: pear-peanut butter cup oatmeal
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup 2% milk, 1/2 cup water
chopped bosc pear
1 Tbs dark chocolate chips
2 Tbs whipped peanut butter (I think they discontinued this!)
‘Twas lovely. I let the oats digest for a few hours while I caught up on emails and did a little work on the blog. Around noon I set off for a run. I wasn’t sure how I’d feel since I’d doubled yesterday, but my legs held up pretty well. I started off super slow (as usual), but picked it up towards the end. In the last 2 miles I played around with some fartlek intervals. Fartlek is a Swedish word that means “speed play” . For example, yesterday I sprinted to the blue house down the block and then resumed normal pace for a few minutes. Then I picked it up again until I hit another landmark (mailbox on the corner). This is a fun, no pressure way to do some speedwork! I ended up running about 6.5 miles in 58 minutes.
And then I arrived home to this:
My mom had baked chocolate chip cookies, so of course I had to have one straight out of the oven! Mom uses salted butter when she bakes and I loved the sweet & salty combo of these cookies. Mmmm…
And then I had a glass of OJ (for hydration + nutrients!):
Followed by some cottage cheese (protein + calcium!) and an unpictured bite of banana covered with peanut butter.
After showering, it was time to visit some relatives. Sunday was supposed to be cold and snowy (!!), but it actually turned out to be a beautiful fall day. I had a little photo shoot amongst the Autumn leaves in front of my Aunt’s house.
Dinner contained vegetables (finally!). I ordered the veggie delight from Subway and loaded it up with: spinach, tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, olives, jalapenos, banana peppers, green peppers, swiss cheese, and sweet onion sauce on a whole wheat roll. With an unsweetened iced tea and some sunchips for crunch!
And then a tiny sliver of pumpkin pie + whipped cream for dessert (x2!)
I had planned on taking the 7pm bus back to the city, but my mom is the BEST EVER and suggested that she drive me back instead. We got really lucky and hit zero traffic. Door-to-door, the entire trip took 2.5 hours. That’s a record! Thanks Mom :-)
By the time I got back to my apartment it was 9:30pm and I was feeling a little hungry. It was definitely time for more pie! It’s a good thing my family helped to devour this thing, otherwise I’m pretty sure I might eat it all by myself. It’s THAT good.
I had a really fun weekend with A LOT of desserts, but I enjoyed every bit (and bite). It seemed like a mini vacation! Now it’s Monday and I’m back to the grind…
Question: What’s the best part about Mondays for you? For me, it’s the promise of a new Gossip Girl episode!