Today has been a very productive day. First, I started off with a morning run… actually, I started off discovering that I am NOT a treadmill runner. Nope, not at all. Not a fan.
It just feels different. Anyone agree? After a whopping 5 minutes on the treadmill, I made my exit from the YMCA and took for the streets. I ran about 3 miles and walked another mile.
And another conclusion…I think I run better when I run with someone. Or maybe it’s just running with Brandon specifically. When I’m running with him, I seem to push myself harder because I’m stubborn and I don’t want a boy to beat me. Ridiculous, yes. But true.
So today I was running by myself, and I was just all in my head. I kept thinking how body parts hurt and checking my Nike Sports band to see how much longer I needed to run before I could take a walk break. Blah. But hey, at least I made it through! I accomplished what I wanted to accomplish for today, which is always a great feeling!
Then this afternoon I went in to Lima to get my hair-did. This was long (literally) overdue.
I go to a woman named Kathy Schmenk. She’s great. She does Brandon’s parents’ hair, and after some woman did a hack-job on my hair last summer (no really… even Brandon’s dad noticed!), Kathy came in on her day off to fix it for me because I was having my bridal shower the next day and didn’t want to look lopsided. Wasn’t that nice of her?
I asked that she take a couple of inches off and add some more low-lights because it was feeling a little too blonde. And here’s the final product (please excuse the extreme close-up of my face!):
I know, not a big difference. But it feels a lot lighter on my shoulders haha!
Tonight I was alone for dinner, because Brandon had some very important work-related business to attend to.
Translation: he was golfing with his work buddies.
So I just wanted to throw something together quickly.
First I made a salad with my favorite vinaigrette. It’s really easy and so much better than the stuff in a bottle, in my opinion (not knocking bottle dressing because I still use it… I just prefer the homemade stuff 9 times out of 10).
Red Wine Vinaigrette (serves 2):
- 1 tsp honey mustard (or you can use coarse ground mustard, if you prefer)
- 1.5 tbsp red wine vinegar (I like a lot of vinegar in mine, but you can reduce the amount)
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
Combine the honey mustard and vinegar, then whisk in the olive oil. Add salt and pepper to your taste.
This is also delicious on spinach with dried cherries and red onions. Yum!
I also cooked up a tilapia fillet and had it with my leftover roasted potatoes from last night.
Ingredients for Tilapia (for 2 people… I just halved it tonight):
- 2 tilapia fillets
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- juice of half of a lemon
- 1/2 tsp of parsley
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees and spray baking pan with cooking spray.
- Rinse fillets with cold water and pat dry with a paper towel.
- Sprinkle with salt and pepper, if desired, then put on baking sheet.
- In a small saute pan, heat olive oil on medium heat. Add garlic and saute for 1-2 minutes, until brown and fragrant.
- Remove from heat and add lemon juice and parsley.
- Brush (or pour) mixture onto fillets.
- Bake about 10 minutes, or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
Added my potatoes and salad, and it was a nice light meal.
Now all of that being said, I gotta be honest. This was good, but I think I enjoyed my other tilapia recipe (see: Healthy Husband, Happy Wife) even more… only because I enjoyed the brown crust that the flour made from cooking in the pan. But they were both enjoyable and very healthy!
Hope everyone has a great evening! I know I will… it’s the season premiere of “Big Brother!” And as I’ve mentioned before, I love my cheesy reality TV!