Easy run=not much to chat about. But it was sunny and beautiful and I’m glad I got such nice weather because it’s getting COLD today. Yuck. I used to be such a warm weather fan but after I became a runner, I dreaded the 80 and 90 degree temps because they just suck to run in. I’d take cold over hot now but I’d keep it right in that 55-70 range for the most part. 50 on race day 😉 Today is interval day which creates this weird thing in my head where I get SO PUMPED to run intervals because my brain tries to tell me that since I only run for a few minutes at a time, it’ll be easy and go more quickly than my other workouts. I believe this for some reason every single week, until my first stupid interval when I remember that I hate intervals and spend every single interval after the first one convincing myself to stick it out. Then I finish, and come home like “oh my gosh, intervals are the best! I feel so awesome!” and the cycle repeats. Even typing this, I’m looking forward to my intervals. Then you see me on the track and I want to punch someone, except I don’t have the energy. Wish me luck haha.
I made mac and cheese last night. I was going to make butternut squash mac and cheese and be a bit healthier but then Joe freaked out and demanded normal mac and cheese. I’m not going to say no to excess cheese and fewer veggies, ever. Oh well, I tried to be healthy, right? It’s all his fault.
I sort of hate making the roux but it makes the best cheese sauce.
I don’t hate the giant amounts of cheese.
Obviously I was too busy eating to put on a light or a flash. Oops. It was delicious though, trust me. My lurking puppy agrees.
And I made my own creamer today because I usually use the International Delight stuff but I’d like to limit my preservatives and fake sugars and stuff. It’s so easy and I can make it taste however I want. This one is vanilla almond flavored 🙂 I just had some in my morning latte and it was delicious.
My husband decided to try a little experiment with the pups while he was snacking on some cheese. We once offered Slider a choice between his favorite dog treat and a small piece of steak. He must seriously think that treat is the greatest thing ever because he picked it over steak. Dummy 😉 So Joe put a chunk of fancy Manchego in one hand and some crappy generic grated pizza cheese (one of those 1$ baggies from the grocery store) in his other hand and let them sniff both before offering them a choice.
Slider went directly for the Manchego. Obviously a terribly designed experiment so we repeated with switched hands, and with offering him the pizza cheese first. Nope, every single time he only wanted the Manchego. Fancy dog 😉
Stevie went for the cheap cheese. Obviously. Apparently, she’s a cheap date. She’s seriously indiscriminate and wants a piece of everything we eat but I still thought given the choice, she’d go for the smellier/yummier one.
What’s your least favorite run of the week? Or the one you dread the most?