Windy Run

Good Morning! After finishing up with my  bio class yesterday I made the 1.5 mile trek to my parking spot across campus. It was cold, it was windy but I would so much rather make the walk than stand in line to get onto a shuttle to drive me to my car. That’s a system that just doesn’t make sense to me. It  takes the same amount of time to go through the whole bus process as it does to just walk. Craziness.

Of course everyone leaves campus right around the same time so I got stuck in a tad bit of traffic on the way home but worse things have happened so no complaints here. I didn’t get in my run early in the day so I knew it was going to have to happen before the little sun that we had yesterday went down. I made myself the most delicious pb+ banana microwave combo that I stole form Miss Tina. This was peanut butter genius. Mmm 🙂

I got my running butt in gear and through on my most favorite cold weather running clothes and headed out for my 4 miler I had planned for the day. I decided to do a 2 mile out and back and was pleasently surprised by how great I felt for the 2 miles out. My pace was up and it wasn’t nearly as cold as I thought.

Until I turned around. 

Apparently that whole wind thing still exists.. doh! Needless to say my 2 miles back were a little rough. My times weren’t all that great but I did it. I finished the day with 4 miles under my belt and some pilates thrown in there at the end.

Something you never regret right? A workout, good or not so good.

Yesterday, I thought about making something for dinner with this guy:

Except, I had a change of plans and ended up making a chicken parmesean concoction in my crock pot. Here’s a sort of recipe I threw together:

Crock Pot Chicken Parmesan (measure to taste!)

  • olive oil
  • oregano
  • basil
  • garlic powder
  • salt/pepper
  • red pepper flakes
  • bread crumbs
  • 2 egg whites
  • chicken breasts
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • mozzarella
  • parmesan

I coated the bottom of the crock pot with a little bit of olive oil; coated the chicken with the egg whites and then the bread crumbs; topped both chicken breasts with some mozzarella; poured the can of diced tomatoes on top and threw on all of the seasonings!  Easy cheesy! 

I turned the crock pot on high, did some pilates took my shower and then like magic dinner was ready!

Wahoooo I ❤ crock pots!

Okay, now time to get my run on. 5 miles today and some strength training if I can make it to the gym before it gets crazy with new years resolutioners (it’s almost feb and they are still going strong!)

What is your favorite running weather?

Fall! No question; prettiest time of the year by far 🙂

Do you use a crock pot? 

If you have never tried one you most definitely should! I am obsessed!

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6 responses to “Windy Run

  1. Good lord! A mile and a half away from your car?! Geez, I thought the parking situation at my school was bad. Granted, I go to a tiny community college, but somehow I manage to park practically in a different city!

  2. My fave running weather is slightly cool, with a little early morning sun. Definitely prefer blue skies- puts a little skip in my step 🙂

    I actually don’t know what a crockpot is… is it like a slow cooker? Either way, sounds handy!

  3. Stellina

    Hi, I just found your blog through Matt’s blog! Nice post 🙂

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