“What’s that smell?”

Today’s workout was an intense, sweaty, kick butt class called “Kick It”. The instructor Sean is nuts, but he knows how to teach a good class. This class is a kick boxing class that involves a lot of punching, lunging, high knees, and a killer ab workout at the end. Since this class starts at 12:20 pm, I think about my lunch 100% of the time. 🙂

Today’s lunch was half of a leftover chicken breast with a tiny portion of Mac and cheese (Dora the Explorer :-)) and a zucchini soufflé.

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This is made with zucchini and egg whites and I really liked it. The consistency was a little…umm, soft…but the flavor was really good. A few hours later I started smelling something unpleasant, like a BO smell. I kept smelling myself to check that it wasn’t me (and it wasn’t), so I figured somebody was heating something in the microwave. When I got up to use the bathroom, I noticed that the smell was only in my cube. My coworker Kelly verified that the stench was from my cube. Apparently the zucchini soufflé remnants do not smell good after a few hours. :-/

Fast forward through the afternoon and I left work to pick up Annabelle. Our friend Jocelyn (thanks Jocelyn!) watched AB for a little while and she was so worn out that she fell asleep sitting up!

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After a trip to the playground we ate chicken salad sandwiches with broccoli salad and grapes on the side. If you have never had a pretzel roll, you are missing out.

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Lots of running for me this weekend! I need to fit in a tempo run and a 20-miler. Who wants to join me? 🙂

What was your workout today?

Does your office have that person who always cooks something smelly? I guess I was that person today…but it used to be my friend Matt.

Race weekend, a great snack, and bath time.

I’m running the Baltimore 10 Miler this Saturday and to be honest, I’m a little nervous.  I haven’t done a lot of running since my marathon back in May and my knee is still being bothersome.  The course is a bit challenging (read hilly!) and the weather has turned hot and humid…I have not adapted to the humidity yet this year.  However, the race was a blast last year and I’m running with a bunch of friends and I am just going to hope for the best.  🙂

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I decided it would be a great idea to take a new class during my lunch break today.  What class did I take?  Kick It.  This class was a high intensity kick-boxing class and I left nice and sweaty.  I have a feeling I’m going to wake up pretty sore tomorrow…

Once I got back to my desk, I couldn’t wait to eat my lunch.  I had leftover grilled chicken (cooked on a charcoal grill=so good) and pasta salad (from a box=so good).  I also chopped up the Mini Babybel cheese and mixed it in.

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A few hours later, I was starving and reached for this Kashi bar.  For someone with a ginormous sweet tooth, this really hits the spot.  Best of all, it’s healthy and tastes great!

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After a long day at work and a long commute home, I didn’t have much energy to cook dinner.  The solution…Eat Fresh!  Yup, Subway for the win.  Just in case you were wondering, I had turkey and ham on wheat with spinach, tomatoes, and onions.

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Annabelle didn’t really seem like she needed a bath tonight, but when her normal bath time rolled around she kept pointing to the stairs and crying.  I finally understood what she wanted and she started giggling as soon as we reached the stairs.  I think the real reason she likes to take a bath is so that she can run around nude afterwards.  😉

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She definitely keeps us on our toes, but I love her to the moon and back.

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Charcoal or gas grill?

What does your perfect running weather look like?

How do you get a toddler to properly brush her teeth?