Posts tagged ‘holidays’

There’s always tomorrow (for a better run!)

I’m watching the lighting of the Rockefeller Christmas tree on TV, and it’s really making me miss New York. Don’t get me wrong, I’m actually pretty glad I’m not there anymore (life is so crowded and stressful!), but aside from the crowds of people, Christmas is definitely the best time to be in New York.

There’re markets

giant Nutcrackers

and of course, the Tree.

*Sigh*. Thanks for that little trip down memory lane…

In other Christmas news, look at the beautiful wreath I got at the Farmers’ Market today!

I’m still trying to figure out how to/where to hang it; right now it’s an (actually really pretty) decoration on my TV.

Also, it rained today. WTF Ann Arbor/Michigan?? I was all prepared for feet of snow before Thanksgiving – as of yet, there’s been nary a snowflake. Now supposedly, that’s changing tomorrow, but I’m not going to get my hopes up…

In the part of my life that doesn’t have to do with Christmas (which, honestly, is not too much right now – ‘tis the season!), my run this morning was not so fun. For one thing, it was cold, and for the first time, I really felt it, especially in my cheeks. I also managed to get lost, not once, but twice, adding around 1.5 miles to my run…Sigh. I mean, I’ve done this run before, but only once, and that was right after I had mapped it. My directions were completely wrong, and I managed to pick the wrong way at two different turns. Not fun at all. Also, my iPod died halfway through…It was just one of those runs, you know? Unfortunately, they can’t all be perfect…

My run ended up being 8.1 miles, which I did in a (little over a) 10 min/mile pace. I’ve felt so slow lately! I don’t know if it’s the cold weather, or what, but I haven’t felt very powerful while running recently…I hope it’s just all in my head.

Food today was pretty uninventive. I had the same exact breakfast and lunch from yesterday, yogurt mess

and amazing salad.

A bit boring, yes, but as I’m running a little low on cash, I’m trying to use everything in my fridge/pantry, etc. And since the salad was so amazing, I felt there was nothing wrong with eating it again :) Don’t worry – I’m all out of asparagus, now, so I’ll have to think of something else tomorrow.

Snacks throughout the day included a Peanut Butter Cookie Larabar, this random trail mix my brother tossed me before I left home

and a few bites of chocolate, which apparently I have no picture of…

Dinner was something a bit different, and new to me. After all the Indian food love seen across the blogworld, for channa masala specifically, I was more than excited when I saw this frozen version at TJs.

Even better is the fact that I have naan bread on hand to go with it :D I also had a small slice of this cheese I found:

Altogether now:

Verdict? The channa masala was pretty awesome, but I feel like I could recreate it pretty easily, and pretty cheaply. The cheese was a really big disappointment, actually – I didn’t realize when I bought it that it was reduced fat, and unfortunately, cheese is one thing that I just have no tolerance for if it’s not the real thing. It was just so rubbery. Le sigh.

Time for Top Chef! G’night!


December 2, 2009 at 10:56 pm Leave a comment


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