The Weekend

My weekend started off like any good weekend should: snacks from Fresh Market and binge-watching Twin Peaks. I usually only save trips to the Fresh Market bulk treats section for post-race indulging but I figured my first full week at work deserved some celebrating! I picked up some veggie chips and their omgdelicious chocolate covered pretzel, chex and peanut mix.

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Saturday morning I got ready to get a long run in before heading to fort walton for the day. Long run = 6 to 8 miles now that it's 90 degrees out by mid-morning. I made the huge mistake of eating breakfast before working out. I felt like I was running in slow motion with a belly full  of oatmeal and the sun already beating down on me. My run wasn't helped when I took a new route and came across this:

2013-06-08 07.20.53Yeah, that's my name, on a grave. I noticed the last name first and thought "wow I don't see House very often" then happened to take a closer look and saw the 'Erika.' Creepy! I consoled myself with the fact that it was spelled differently. I can't tell you how carefully I drove around the rest of the day as I was paranoid it was some sort of bad omen!

The run  got worse when I came across this sweet pup toward the end. S/he followed me home for the last mile. I felt so terrible for it!

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After a quick shower I headed over to the Fort for an early Fathers Day celebration. My brother is going back to Gainesville this week so we decided to get together for a BBQ before he left. I sported my favorite shirt and went to the Mall for a bit of shopping with Mom. After weeks of unsuccessful attempts to get new work clothes I lucked out and finally got a few new tops from .... wait for it ... JCPenny. Really. It's like 1995 or something.

2013-06-08 10.20.19-2Sunday was my designated 'work' day. I had a great hour long strength workout at home then got straight to work. It was pouring rain all day so I didn't mind being stuck inside writing up blog posts, articles, answering emails and getting my lectures ready for the week. I also cleaned, did laundry, went grocery shopping and did my food prep! IMG_6741

Here is a look at my menu for the week:

Breakfast: Oatmeal with PB2

Snack 1: Cottage cheese with Pineapple

Lunch: Detox Salad (I leave out the currants and sunflower seeds) and carrots w/hummus

Snack 2: GF protein bars

Dinner: Asian 'chicken' veggie salad OR Zucchini pasta with green beans

After dinner munchies: Apple and PB2

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Did you do your Food Prep this week?