Sunday, February 27, 2011

Repeat Run

Greetings from the warm and sunny south!
It's in the upper 70s right now, and all my windows are open! Well, the ones I can see in my living my bedroom windows, upstairs! After reading Caitlin's post about warm-weather break-ins, I've been more cautious to close windows/doors when I leave rooms. Safety first, ladies!

Yesterday I lost my car key at a local park while running with some girlfriends...and good news!! A park worker called last night and informed me that THANKFULLY someone had found my key and turned it in. I'm so glad I left my contact info at the front desk.
By the time I got home last night, it was too late to go back to the park to get my I called my bestie, and we decided met up again at 9:30 this morning for a key-retrieval and repeat run around the lake. 

Let's start at the beginning of the day, though, shall we?
I was planning to start my day with pancakes...but when I opened the fridge, I was greeted by an EMPTY CARTON OF EGGS. Ummm....I did not do that. BENNNNNNNN!!!! Hmph.
So I had cereal. Boring! But, after my hopes were dashed, I didn't feel too enthused about breakfast, and opted for something fast and easy.
delicious, but not a weekend breakfast!!
I ate breakfast on the couch with a little someone special...
shhhh! don't tell the cat that she's ON MY LAP! she's usually so unsocial!

After breakfast I got dressed for my run with Alyssa! When I got to the park, I got my key (phew!) and sat in my car for a few minutes, drinking water and waiting for Alyssa.

I started with a sweatshirt on, but by the time I arrived at the park, it was warm enough for no sleeves! WEE! Finally spring!
We did a few loops around the pond, each loop being 1 mile each...and then we just stretched and chatted. Neither of us were feeling the run/walk today, but I'm glad we got out there and tried at least a LITTLE running! Alyssa's debating signing up for the 5k run that takes place along with my 10k in I'm hoping to encourage her enough that she will run it!

On my way home, I got a SERIOUS craving for a light and fresh salad that a co-worker has been eating every day for lunch...
3 ingredients:
so simple!
 Just a few easy steps! Slice the tomato, peel and slice the avocado, and slice and seed the jalepenos! This made two servings for us. I also sprinkled the salad with some garlic powder and fresh ground pepper.
yum and YUM.
so springy and fresh!

 My friend at school usually has hers with crackers...but since I have a BIG bag of baby spinach to use up, I decided to put our fresh chopped salad on top of a bed of spinach, and sprinkle with feta cheese. This salad was amazing. I haven't had a light and fresh lunch like this in SO long, and it tasted delicious! The tomatoes were fresh, the avocado was perfect ripeness, and the jalepeno added a nice kick of spice without being overwhelming. We had our salads with a bowl of Snyder's tortilla chips to share, for a little crunch!
I made another tupperware full of the same salad, which is sitting in the fridge for tomorrow's lunch/dinner. I can't wait to taste it after the flavors have all had a chance to soak together...hopefully it's not TOO spicy. :)

Alright, it's Sunday Funday, warm-weather edition! I'm going to sit outside and read in the sun for a bit!


  1. Amy you're so cute! I thought about you when I got my Cooking Light this month because of one of your past posts. There is a whole spread on 100 cal. additions to your salads that can spruce them up! I think what you made here looks GREAT though :)

  2. I hate it when something you want to eat is mysteriously missing from the fridge! My dad is notorious for eating my soy cheese and whole wheat wraps. He doesn't even care about them!!

    That salad looks great!

  3. wow thats great that someone turned in your key!! Its sad to say but i dont think that would ever happen in nj!

    Your salad looks so yummy and SUMMERY! ill have to try that out for SURE