Sunday, February 20, 2011

Red Lobster

Hope y'all got to have nice taste of spring this weekend! It was beautiful here in the ATL too.

Saturday started off with a snuggle session. Emily and I cuddled in bed until about 8 o'clock, then I quickly got both of us ready and out the door before there could be any protest. This was supposed to be my "long run" day. I pushed her around the lake in the jogging stroller, and covered 8 miles in 1:06 (8:17/mi pace). I squeezed in another Yoga X session later that afternoon while Emily was napping, then Mr.Blondie arrived home shortly afterwards.

We took a field trip to the Dekalb Farmer's Market to get fresh seafood for our belated Valentine's Day dinner. Along with a beautiful tuna steak we ate sashimi style with a little soy sauce and wasabi, we also got some jumbo shrimp and these tasty little morsels.

Emily was scared of them and didn't seem to mind as we dropped them into the pot. She actually waved bye-bye. We still have some time before we have to give the whole "circle of life" talk.

And what would a trip to the farmer's market be without a super random purchase. The sugar cane Mr. Blondie wanted. He said it was a treat he'd get as a kid. Besides gnawing on a hunk then spitting it out (uh, sounds appealing?) is there anything else I can make with this thing?

I didn't food log or track cals this weekend. Instead, I did my best to make sensible choices and take reasonable sized portions. My belly was ready to bust after our seafood feast though. It was totally worth it.

My intent for Sunday was to do an easy 45-60 minute run outside while Emily napped at home under Mr.Blondie's watch . Instead it turned into a 10 miler. I was over 7.5 miles by the hour mark, and thought I'd keep going to make it an even 8. Then what the heck, might as well take advantage of the day and make it 10. I finished in 1:17ish (7:46/mi pace).

In 2 days I more than doubled my mileage for the entire week. I don't think it would have happened without the big dinner the night before and the carby breakfast (bagel with LF cream cheese and bowl of Kashi GoLean Crunch) I ate before I left. I had more spring in my step than I've felt since the half marathon a few weeks ago. Something I'll keep in mind as I continue to analyze my diet this week.

Oh, and remember that photo shoot I won a couple months ago? Here's a sneak peek from our session yesterday. Miss E had a bunch of crazy wardrobe changes. I can't wait to see all of the pictures.


  1. Cute picture!

    I'm interested to hear more about how your Go Wear Fit experiment goes. It is interesting to hear that you may have noticed a difference in the energy level during your 10 mile run. I hope you let us know if you notice any patterns for sure!

  2. Your seafood feast sounded amazing. Lobster is one of my favorites... yum! Too funny that E waved goodbye as you dropped them into boiling water. (:

    That picture is stinkin' adorable!

  3. what a cute little lady! aww!! :) so girly.
    8:17 with the jogger?? F***K!!

  4. Love the Farmer's Market. My goal is to randomly pick items I've never tried before and figure out how to fix them! But I have no idea what to do with sugarcane.

  5. The Farmer's Market was great! It was our first time there. It's impossible to find fresh seafood around Atlanta. Definitely worth the drive for us.

  6. The best part about running with the jogging stroller is how fats I feel when I don't have it :) That thing is work!

  7. Love the Farmer's Market. My goal is to randomly pick items I've never tried before and figure out how to fix them! But I have no idea what to do with sugarcane.