Look at this!


Today’s sky looked like a screensaver, packed with big, fluffy clouds. Wheee!


The best kind for laying on your back and shape spotting (my Dad actually builds this activity into his 5th grade class’s cloud unit – lucky!) I see a rabbit.


Right? ;)


Ohhh, anyways. :) I’ve had a great day. Slept in, read for a couple hours, went shopping, had some Costco samples, visited my Mom at work, and finally got in a great workout. Yep, 4 days later, Body Pump has officially released its death grip on my thighs!!!! :D

I was able to run a few slooooow miles on the treadmill yesterday after work, but today I felt good enough to give it my all. Sweated through this semi-fun 5-4-3-2-1 Treadmill Routine!

Time Speed
0-2 4.0
2-7 6.0
7-11 6.5
11-14 7.0
14-16 7.5
16-17 8.0
17-22 6.0
22-26 6.5
26-29 7.0
29-31 7.5
31-32 8.0
32-35 4.0 (break time!)
35-40 6.0
40-44 6.5
44-47 7.0
47-49 7.5
49-50 8.0
50-55 3.5
Total: 5.6 Miles

That’s 5 minutes @ 6.0mph, 4 minutes @ 6.5, 3 minutes @ 7.0, 2 minutes @ 7.5 and 1 minute at 8.0. The time totally flew, and I will definitely be repeating this routine again. Since I didn’t make it to a second lifting class this week, per my Bridesmaid Bootcamp goals, I lifted free weights after running for approximately 15 minutes. That’s all I could take. It’s so boring! ;)

Came home and whipped up an early dinner of an ooooey-goooey Chicken Chili Lime Burger!


I’ve had these burgers in my freezer for a couple months (they were part of a Trader Joe’s Night in February) and it was time to use ’em or lose ’em.


I cooked my patty in a hot skillet right from the freezer and, when it was done, I topped it with pepper jack cheese. I asked the meat/cheese guy at Target to slice me two, medium-thick slices of pepper jack cheese to put on some burgers. He returned with two slices of pepper jack cheese as thick as burgers. Fail.


Took the skillet off the heat and popped a lid on top to melt the cheese while I got to work on the Avocado Spread that was to accompany my burger.


So easy!


Just put 1 avocado, the juice of 1 lime and garlic salt & pepper in a bowl.

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Mash it up with a potato masher to your desired thickness, then slather it onto a toasted whole wheat bun.


Pop on the burger and you’re set!


Holy melted cheese!!!!!! I’m semi glad the guy screwed up my order because chunks of cheese melt way more dreamier than slices!


This was SO good – the kind of meal you take small bites of because you don’t ever want it to end. The Chili-Lime Chicken burgers tasted so yummy with the creamy avocado and spicy cheese.




I sliced a Pink Lady Apple to go alongside, and paired it with more pepper jack cheese.


Apples + Cheese = Love.


In other news, Ben and I are watching 127 Hours tonight – a movie based on the true story of a mountain climber who gets trapped under a boulder while hiking in Utah, and um slices off his own arm with a pocket knife to escape. Ahhhhh I can’t believe I just typed that!!! Now I’m nauseous. I have no stomach for gore. Clearly I’ll be in the kitchen eating ice cream, or something, during that scene.


Me thinks the movie calls for a glass of Menage Trois Red Wine, too. Ben and I try to be fine-wine snobs, but it’s hard when $8 bottles of Menage are soooo good! ;)

Oook, I think that’s all I got. Ohhh, actually…

I was driving down the length of the Target parking lot today, when this woman came flying out of her spot, nearly crashing right into my car, so I honked to communicate “Um, hi!! Please stop your vehicle so you don’t hit mine!”

She slammed on her brakes, laid on her horn, FLICKED ME OFF, then sped away. I mean, really? REALLY?

Serenity now… Serenity now… Serenity now…

Ok I just needed to tell the world that story. It’s so much easier to be nice, not to mention look behind you before backing out of your parking spot, than it is to be rude. As Ellen would say, be kind to one another!

Have a great weekend! :mrgreen:


Are you a natural pessimist or optimist?

I’m easily annoyed, but I’d definitely consider myself a natural optimist. My glass is usually half full!