Yup, it’s Monday.
Might as well make it a marvelous one, shall we?
Thanks to the lovely Diva herself for hosting such a positive linkup each and every week!
Friday morning soon after I got out of bed, this handsome devil got dropped off.
This is Leon, who is staying with Eric and I this week. So, I get my very own toy poodle to play with for a little while! We’re definitely planning on getting a dog in the (hopefully near) future, so I’m always happy to get some practice in with Leon.
He’s such a cutie. Although he is in desperate need of a trim. Boy’s looking pretty shaggy.
The other highlight from Friday was the dinner I put together.
That would be Skinnytaste’s Cheeseburger Casserole. While I’m pretty sure it was the addition of pickles that sold me, that was a damn tasty dinner.
It’s a cheeseburger. But it’s a casserole. This is like what Hamburger Helper wishes it could be (because it is delicious and Hamburger Helper is not). So yea. you should make this.
My old pair of Nike crosstrainers were about a year old and starting to hurt my feet, so I hit up Sport Chek on Saturday. I feel like many people are disappointed that I didn’t get Mizunos But I love Nike for my cross-training needs.
Those would be Nike In-Season TR 2 cross-trainers. They have no actual tongue, which is a little weird. But they have memory foam on the inside, which kind of makes me feel like I’m walking on clouds.
Plus the back and purple combo pretty much gets me every time
And of course, a weekend date night is marvelous!
(Eric’s more excited than he looks, promise).
To drink, I ordered a Singapore Sling. This is not a Singapore Sling (they have grenadine, so they’re bright red). I realized later that this was actually a Tom Collins – which was actually my second choice, so I didn’t care. Tastes like lemonade!
The point of the story: apparently, I really like gin-based mixed drinks. Which is interesting, because for years I thought I hated gin.
For dinner, I ordered the special of the night:
Salmon with veggies and udon noodles. This was just ok – the salmon was overcooked and the dish itself didn’t have a ton of flavour.
But…Eric ordered poutine.
That would be the reason why Eric loves that restaurant: waffle fries with pulled pork, maple gravy, cheese, sour cream and green onions. I definitely stole bites Delicious, although the poutine purist in me is disappointed by shredded cheese. Real poutine requires cheese curds!
So, my meal wasn’t the most impressive I’ve ever had, but at least the company was good!
So Sunday, the weather hit 15 degrees. Umm, that is amazing, considering that is snowed early in the week. Warm weather = yogurt bowl sort of breakfast.
Plain Oikos with cinnamon, banana, blueberries, Leapin’ Lemurs, and almond butter. How very Running With Spoons of me
And marvelous weather = I actually got the running itch. So I headed out for my first outdoor run since last September.
While I enjoyed it, it definitely served as an important reminder: you can’t not run long distances for almost 7 months and expect to be able to pick up right where you were again. I did 3 miles in 29:35 and that left me feeling like death. Right, running is difficult. And running 15 minutes of intervals on the treadmill is not the same as 30 minutes outside. Not.at.all.
And PS: for whatever reason I cannot get my computer import data from my Garmin. I’ve had it for almost two years so I imagine it’s past warranty, but it would be really awesome if that would fix itself.
And today shall also be marvelous: undergrad classes are finished for the semester, so that means I have today off But, I also have two oral presentations to do this week that I haven’t even remotely starting prepping for so…it’ll be busy.
Have a good one!
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