Monday morning is like a fresh slate…right? That’s how everyone approaches a Monday, no?
It’s my glass-half-full approach anyways. Otherwise I’d be pretty grumpy right now because the weekend seemed to fly by and my bed is much too comfortable for parting so early in the morning.
I ran, I shopped, I baked, I traveled, I ate.
I did my usual weekly meal planning and grocery shopping Saturday afternoon. I first needed (wanted?) to hit up Target and Dick’s Sporting Goods. With colder weather in the morning, my body is angry with early morning runs.
Maybe some long sleeves will help out? I grabbed 2 Nike long sleeves that seemed to cost and arm and a leg. I love new running gear but my checking account suffers from it. I caught my eye wandering to other running clothes and quickly got myself back on track.
During these errands I picked up a pumpkin spice latte. I scrounged up 11 dimes to avoid having to use my debit card.
I’m sure the Starbucks people love this but get it all the time.
I always forget to ask for decaf. It was 4pm and I value sleep more than a latte (yes, really). I drank about half and tossed it.
Grocery shopping resulted in less-than-usual produce pick up.
I realized that this was because I still have some produce hanging on from last week. Fruit may need to be picked up later on in the week. I really need to up my fruits and vegetable intake with this race looming…and just for life in general.
And the non-produce items.
Great Harvest bread is always a savior when I am starving and need something easy and fast. It was also double punch Saturday! And who can say no to a free sample there?
While I was there I picked up a sandwich to bring to Aaron while he was working. All of this running around (literally and figuratively) is what results in my exhausting Saturdays.
As much as I wanted to do baking I only managed to squeak out dinner.
Roasted potatoes, paprika zucchini, and arctic char. The arctic char simply melting like butter in my mouth. I wish we ate this fish 3 times a week! We also had a great beer paired with this dinner. Saisons are quickly becoming a favorite of mine. So simply and well-rounded.
Note for the zucchini, I put the slices on a cooling rack to try to avoid the dreaded water-logged cooked zucchini and it seemed to help.
It came out with a crunch to it which also had to do with cooking time.
And what’s a Saturday without cupcakes and beer?
Peanut butter cup and pineapple upside down cake. We were really really really wanting another cupcake. I was hungry and they were delicious!
Aaron opened up one of my favorite beers that he said would go great with a chocolate cupcake.
Rochefort 10! In an excellent glass! I only had a few sips of this beer. Ten miles and hydration can be a challenge.
I woke up at 6:45 Sunday morning with every leg muscle feeling tiiiiiight. I kept tossing and turning with unhappy muscles until my hunger kicked in to overdrive. Typical Sunday morning. I had a quick snack to hold me over while I made a filling breakfast.
Southwestern breakfast skillet with avocado and hot sauce. Now this took care of my extreme hunger!
The rest of the day involved baking pumpkin muffins, making pumpkin steel-cut oats for the week, a quick trip to Madison, laundry, and sulfonylurea note cards.
I’d really love another weekend day but who wouldn’t?