The stir-fry that wasnt

18 Apr

The one thing that stinks about taking a long weekend is having to go back to work. Even though it’s a short week, I’m pretty sure I tried every way in the book to convince myself out of going in today.

But like a good employee, I went. I know, I’m an overachiever.

Since I had zero time to cook last night, lunch ended up being a quicky salad (spring mix, tomatoes, orange bell pepper and italian dressing) and a PB&J. Pretty boring, but it got the job done.

I was also running low on coffee all day because our coffee machine has managed to break for the THIRD TIME in a month. Clearly it’s not the machine… it’s user error. I’m not sure what kind of coffee gremlin keeps messing up a fool proof machine, but apparently it’s happening.

Gym

After work I headed home for an hour to take Laney out (where she proceeded to get off her leash and run amuck in the neighborhood in the rain while I tried to catch her. Darn pup!). I then headed over to BodyCombat.

Now let me just say that other than the 5K I did this past weekend, I’ve been away from the gym for a full week. And BOY could I tell! BodyCombat kicked my tush! I was a hot, sweaty mess afterwards. It was pretty pathetic. But hey, at least I stuck it out. Nothing like getting back into the routine!

Dinner

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According to my planner, tonight’s dinner was supposed to be stir-fry. It even started off that way – with me sauteing some chicken and garlic, and then added some stir-fry mix veggies, spinach, and mixed peppers. But then I went to my fridge, and realized that I was almost out of soy sauce.

FAIL.

However, I did find this little gem hiding unopened in the back of my fridge. I had totally forgotten I’d purchased it!

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That’s what I love about Trader Joes – all ingredients that I can actually pronounce!

So it went from an Asian stir-fry to more of an Indian chicken and veggie dish… thing. I don’t know what else to call it.

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I paired it with some jasmine rice (because I WAS going to do Asian food) and called it a meal!

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It actually turned out pretty well, all considering! Although the sauce was definitely lacking in true Indian spice. I don’t know about you, but I like my Indian food SPICY! But otherwise, I call this one a win!

3.2 for 32 Race Recap

I did want to recap the race that I did this past weekend because, well, it’s the first race I’ve done in a really long time!

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First of all, for anyone that isn’t familiar with the Virginia Tech campus – it’s HILLY! Which makes it really nice for fending off those Freshman 15, but definitely makes for a tough run. Especially when you don’t run on hills. Ever. Like me.

So yea… this one was a killer.

After a moment of silence and the release of 32 white (biodegradable) balloons, all the runners/walkers released our orange and maroon balloons and were off!

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It was definitely slow moving at first because there were SO many people, but after about the first mile (and the first giant hill) the field spread out a lot. Chris and I did a lot of dodging and zig zagging at the beginning. I’m actually pretty amazed that I did completely bite it…

Even with all of the crazy hills, we both managed to run the whole thing. It was probably a total snail pace on the hills, but at least I didn’t stop, right? We got to run through a lot of Tech’s campus, including through the football stadium! Ahh, so many memories!

Finally as Chris and I were coming up to the last 0.2 miles or so, Chris decided that he wanted wanted to sprint to the end. I did as well, but my 5’3” legs definitely couldn’t keep up with his 6’1” legs… so he ended up beating me by about 30 seconds! Jerk!

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Still, even with all the hills I ended up at 30:42, which I am pretty proud of. I know it’s not the fastest time ever, and I usually do run 5Ks under 30min, just the fact that we made it up all of those flippin’ hills definitely made this a success!

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This race definitely has upped my motivation to run some more though. I’m such a competitive person by nature, so I LOVE the challenge of races. Even though I know I’m clearly not going to win – just being able to push myself to run farther or faster than I usually do is worth the challenge!

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