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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Back to Reality

Sorry I have been MIA all day, I have been trying to settle back in to the “Real” world. My first day back to work wasn’t as crazy as I thought it would be, especially since I have a conference this weekend.

I wanted to start off my week the right way and got up at the crack of dawn to go for a 4 mile easy run with Mr.Rick. It felt good just to relax and catch up on our Holiday, I love taper week.

When I returned home I only had one choice for breakfast, vacation=no food in the fridge. Well I guess I had three choices

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I threw them in a bowl and called it breakfast

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I made an egg for some added protein, cereal always leaves me hungry!

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Work flew by, and lunch is not even worth mentioning (steamed fish+brown rice). After work I swung by the grocery store to pick up a few things and supplies for the Annual Birthday Dinner, Hubby and I are making for my Dad. He has requested homemade Mac and Cheese (he is easy to please) and I am making something else that I know he is going to love. No worries I will have a full menu for you all tomorrow night! For dinner I went cheap and easy, brown rice pasta+home made marinara+tofu. Sorry for the bad pic, I was in a hurry.

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This evening was super productive!! I promised myself I wouldn’t touch the computer, iPhone, or TV until I had got all my chores done. I unpacked my suitcase, put away laundry (Hubby did it for me), cleaned the kitchen, prepped dinner for tomorrow, and then watched “It’s a Wonderful Life” while wrapping Christmas presents, life is GOOD!

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Tomorrow I get to sleep in because I am not running until Friday morning. I can not believe that I am running a marathon on Sunday! I am starting to get kind of nervous and to be honest I just want it to be OVER. I know this is just pre-race jitters and I will get over it.

The next few days are jammed pack (as always), Thursday: Dad’s Birthday Dinner, Friday: Friends Birthday Party, Saturday: Leading a workshop at conference(can’t wait to tell you all more) and leave for Santa Barbara, Sunday MARATHON!!! 

Time to hit the hay…I am half way awake as it is.

Heads up on Monday I am going to be kicking off a fun series for all of you who want to look your best for New Years Eve!!!


Maria said...

Can't wait to see the new series!!! ;)

Stasa said...

Good Luck on Sunday! Looking forward to the new series :)

* Tyly * said...

You tree is beautiful, and I can't wait for the new series!!!

Lauren said...

Glad you made it home safely from a wonderful trip.

Wow, your life never ceases to amaze me. You are always filling your days with the most wonderful things and I evny how extremely fulfilling they all are.

Good luck to you on your marathon. I'm not worried one bit, you are one of the best runners that I know, so I am confident that you will kill this thing.

Beautiful tree and beautiful table decor!! :)

Have a great day hun.

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RunToTheFinish said...

awww sniff we don't have a tree any more since we have no storage!!

have fun with the birthday dinner

Anonymous said...

sounds like u have a fun wekend ahead of you :) & i loov emixing cereal!
and ah good luck w/ the marathon :)


Food Makes Fun Fuel said...

That's the best christmas movie ever! I hope to see it on TV some time soon

Anonymous said...

Awww so christmas-y, I love it!

Angie Eats Peace said...

Best of luck on your marathon!

just me said...

great job betting everything done! i can't wait to hear about the marathon! SB is sooooooooo gorgeous!

Jenna said...

cereals all look great togetheR!