These are the first thoughts of 2013. Whoa.
1. This past weekend felt way short after having 10 days off.
2. I made a really yummy (and spicy!) chicken curry last week. My mum sent me her notes that included no measurements for the ingredients. I think I'm going to become her publisher and start writing down all of her amazing recipes. I managed to follow the non-meausurement recipe, and it turned out pretty great. I pulled it all together in my new Le Creuset pan that Santa brought me (aka mum and dad).
3. We've decided that Louie must be freezing all the time. Every time we have the fire on, he's over there immediately and gets as close as his nose will let him without singeing his whiskers off. Poor pup.
4. At our Packer party this weekend, Mac certainly was all over the ladies. And really wanted Sarah's cheese beads. I'm going to miss this little man as he heads to the north this month [tear].
5. Oh, Louie. There are no words to describe this picture.
6. Catching up on Runner's World. Trying to get in the mental running state, as I've had almost 3 months off of training. I found out that the entry race fee for Chicago is $175. OMG. Too much? I think so. I'm going to find someone to pay me to run a marathon.
7. I tried a new fitness class yesterday in Madison called CYC Fitness. It's a total body spinning class in the dark with club-like music. Yep, you read that right. It was a great workout, but was really hot in the room. And it was too loud at times. And I felt old because it was mostly students. But the classes are free for a week, so check it out!
9. This.....is pure sadness. It's all gone now.
10. Quiona "Fried" Rice and Veggies: this recipe is quick and delicious. I followed it exactly except I left out the mushrooms. And it's super healthy - quinoa is amazing for you.
I love this show - it first inspired me to think about running a marathon [the last four contestants run a marathon at the end of each season].
This season, there is a special emphasis on childhood obesitiy, a senstive subject in society. But it needs to be handled, and I think they did a great job last night. Yay Jillian!