Monday, May 3, 2021

Weekly Easts: Quickie

 

What do you do when you enjoy blogging about what you eat, watch, and read but you're in a busy phase at work?  You blog about it anyway!  Just quickly and in short format.

Monday, April 26, 2021

Weekly Eats: All It Takes is One

 

A weekly round up: eats, watches, and reads.  This started as an uninspiring food week, but then we stumbled on an incredible chicken recipe that I am going to tell you about and strongly suggest that you make for yourself.  Every meal doesn't have to be a star...all it takes is one.  In other news I kicked a so-so book out of my life and was rewarded by finding another incredible read.

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Weekly Sweats: The Return of the 10 Mile Race

 

In this week's edition, I ran 27 miles, got my strength workouts in, and returned to one of my all time favorite races.

Monday, April 19, 2021

Weekly Eats: Real Men Eat Quiche

 

A weekly roundup: eats, watches, and reads.  The big news item of this week is that real men eat quiche!!!

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Weekly Sweats: It's Good to be Wrong

 

In this week's recap I have 22 miles, 2 strength workouts, 1 vaccine hangover, and the delightful discovery that hydration packs are awesome to tell you about.

Monday, April 12, 2021

Weekly Eats: Third Breakfast

 

A weekly round up: eats, watches, and reads.  In this week's edition we found a solution for Easter leftovers, I've started eating three breakfasts, and I've got two good books to talk about.

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Weekly Sweats: Predictable

 

A tale of 25 miles, two very satisfying strength workouts, and a predictably bad long run.

Monday, April 5, 2021

Weekly Eats: Firing on All Four Cylinders

 

 
A weekly roundup: eats, watches, and reads.  Before we go any further, I need to warn you that this is going to be a loooong post.  There are plenty of weeks where all I have to say is "hi we had mac n'cheese for dinner seven nights in a row and watched a movie bye" but this was not one of those weeks.  I made pizza for the first time in forever, we had a nice Easter dinner topped off by an incredible dessert, my two favorite TV shows on earth are back, and I read a book that's going to stay with me for a while.

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Weekly Sweats: A Great Week

 

This week was a phenomenal week in fitness for two reasons: it was my first week of run/strength coaching AND my favorite running fuel finally came out with gels.  22 miles of running, one half-hearted strength workout on my own and the best strength workout that I've had in a long time with my coach.

Monday, March 29, 2021

Weekly Eats: Tacos and Snark

 

A weekly roundup: eats, watches, and reads.  There's nothing really new to see here on the food front but I have a snarky movie review and a good book to make up for it.

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Weekly Sweats: The End of the Solo Act

 

In this week's edition: 28 miles, some random body weight strength work here and there, and the end of my solo act.

Monday, March 22, 2021

Weekly Eats: 101 Days

A weekly round up: eats, watches, and reads. Vaccine Edition.

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Weekly Sweats: Not a Lot

 

This week's edition: 19.25 miles, two strength workouts, two race recaps, and one unbelievable update.

Monday, March 15, 2021

Weekly Eats: Another One Bites the Dust

 

A weekly round up: eats, watches, and reads.  This week I kicked a "diet" food out of my life in place of the real thing, learned that a freezer experiment paid off, and found a yummy new runner's snack.

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Weekly Sweats: Cliffhanger!

 

This week's highlights: an estimated 30-ish miles, two strength workouts, and one cliffhanger.

Monday, March 8, 2021

Weekly Eats: Lasagna is the gift that keeps on giving

 

A weekly roundup: eats, watches, and reads.  In this week's edition, we lived high and mighty off of lasagna leftovers, I brought back an old favorite recipe that I haven't made in a long time, the future of American cheese is strong, and I watched a movie on my "I am never ever going to watch this list".

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Weekly Sweats: Blue Skies


Believe it or not, the above picture is one of my failed attempts to take a wrist selfie after my Saturday long run.  The sun was just too bright to be able to see what I was doing;-)  31.9 miles and 3 strength workouts for the week.

Monday, March 1, 2021

Weekly Eats: Read the Book or See the Movie?

 

A weekly round up: eats, watches, and reads.  In this week's edition my husband and I pulled off getting dinner on the table every night and treated ourselves to steak to celebrate.  On the TV and reading front I've had a lot of recent crossovers so for fun I put together a "read the book or see the movie" list for ten titles that came to mind.

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Weekly Sweats: Long Term

On paper nothing remarkable happened this week.  25.4 miles of running (11.5 of them outside thank you very much!) and one strength workout.  One of the most frustrating things about this winter is that the weather has kept me stuck in a holding pattern where I'm not really working toward anything except keeping my fitness for better days.  Increasingly signs of spring are emerging, and I'll soon be able to start working on my long term goals again instead of just passing the time.

Monday, February 22, 2021

Weekly Eats: A Curry in a Hurry


A weekly round up: eats, watches, and reads.  In this week's edition I made a curry in a hurry, kept my family fed, and hubs and I did a Siskel vs Ebert throwdown.

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Weekly Sweats: Back outside!!!

Friends, I got to run outside for the first time in five weeks today and I am so happy about it!  21.45 miles this week with one strength workout and a back owie.  And oh yes I bought another pair of shoes, oh yes I did.

Monday, February 15, 2021

Weekly Eats: The Calm Before the Storm

 

A weekly round up: eats, watches, and reads.  This was the last "calm" week before a big project that I am working on takes off.  For the next few months I am making no pretense of being able to cook dinner on weeknights...if it happens it happens and the rest will be meal prep and Daddy Dinner Duty.

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Weekly Sweats: Two Reasons

 

This week's running report: 26.5 miles, 3 strength workouts, and 1 meltdown.

Monday, February 8, 2021

Weekly Eats: Bullet Journal?

 

A weekly round up: eats, watches, and reads.  

This week's big musing was about bullet journals.  I've hear a lot about them but I've never quite understood what they are.  Any time I try to read up I just see links to fancy notebooks and pencils, which doesn't sound like my kind of hobby.  But this post from Modern Mrs. Darcy kind of cleared it up for me.  She wrote that she's now including her family's dinners in her journal "this may seem like such a silly thing to track...it's a log I never imagined I'd want or need".

So...have I been keeping a bullet journal via the blog all this time without even knowing about it?  Huh.

Sunday, February 7, 2021

Weekly Sweats: Launch

 

In this weeks' news: 31.5 treadmill miles, 3 strength workouts, and first (highly positive) impressions of the Launch 8.

Monday, February 1, 2021

Weekly Eats: Pie Squared

 

A weekly round up: eats, watches, and reads.  In this week's adventures, I set aside my go-to apple pie recipe and tried something new for our "double pie" Sunday dinner.  Random TV watching and books ensued.

Sunday, January 31, 2021

Weekly Sweats: A cutback and new shoes

 

This was a planned cutback week and I achieved my goal of zero strength training and a few short runs for 16.7 miles total.  I cannot tell a lie: I thoroughly enjoyed my easy week AND I am very eager to get back ramp things up next week.  In other news, I tried the Brooks Levitate 4.

Monday, January 25, 2021

Weekly Eats: Wax and Wane

 

A weekly round up: eats, watches, and reads.  Last Sunday I got my act together and did a bunch of meal prep that I benefited from this week.  This Sunday...oops my meal planning mojo has gone AWOL so I have no clue what to eat.  Likewise this week's TV situation is a wax and books are a wane.

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Weekly Sweats: Mole Fitness

 
Thanks to winter, it was a "mole fitness" week, meaning that all of my workouts took place underground.  28.1 miles of running, three weight workouts, and assorted yoga and stretching ensued.

Monday, January 18, 2021

Weekly Eats: Pie Edition

 

A weekly round up: eats, watches, and reads.  This is one of those rare weeks when the name of my blog is appropriate - I made pie!  It's a chicken pot pie and everything in the universe lined up and it was one of the best crusts that I've ever made.  The family's conclusion is that now we need to make an apple pie, so as soon as we get a free moment, we will make that happen.

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Weekly Sweats: The Slow Down

 

This week I did something that I've never really done before...I ran slow.  On purpose.  32.5 miles of running (outside yay!) and 3 three weight workouts to talk about.

Monday, January 11, 2021

Weekly Eats: Quarantine Birthdays

A weekly round up: eats, watches, and reads.  This week our family hit the milestone of everyone having the Quarantine Birthday experience.
 

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Weekly Sweats: Ladder

 

Of all the things that I expected to tell you this week, the fact that I ran 31.25 miles was not one of them!  Wait, let me say that again, the fact that I did 3 strength workouts, assorted yoga, and ran 31.25 outside miles was delightfully unexpected.

Monday, January 4, 2021

Weekly Eats: Out with a Bang

 

A weekly roundup: eats, watches, and reads.  The year ended with a bang with an amazing new recipe find and if you're looking for silly TV recommendations, I have your back. 

Sunday, January 3, 2021

Weekly Sweats: Sandbagging

Going into the last week of the year, I was already at record annual mileage, so I made the most of it and "sandbagged" with lower volume runs and an extra rest day.  22 miles this week and hey-o I'm still hitting the weights.

Friday, January 1, 2021

2021 State of the Run

 

It's that time again!  Let's review where my running shoes took me this year and where they will go from here.