Heading Back to the Mill

Good morning all – happy Tuesday. I’m super excited because I have a short week this week and next week! I am looking forward to a nice long weekend.

So we made it through Monday. I started off my day yesterday with some plan old Kashi Heart to Heart cereal for breakfast (no pics).

The morning was busy and flew by and then I grabbed a nice big salad for lunch.

Romaine lettuce, carrots, cheddar cheese, dried cranberries, almonds and chick peas with balsamic vinaigrette. My afternoon snack was a Chobani yogurt with Kashi Go Lean cereal mixed in.

So yesterday I had planned to get up early and run outside. Well, as past efforts have shown, I just don’t do well with getting up early to run. So yesterday I didn’t end up running. 😦 And then today I didn’t get up either. However, then I remembered my other option – the gym! So tonight I plan to run 4-5 miles on the good old treadmill. I get so into the groove of running outside, that I think I totally forget that the treadmill is still an option. So off to the mill I go tonight.

Do you ever choose the treadmill option in the summer when temperatures spike?

I love running outside and will usually always choose that option, but I think I need a change of pace as well. It might be good to switch it up a bit.

After work yesterday, I headed home, started a new book and then made some dinner.

That would be some baked tilapia with butter, lemon, seasoning, crushed garlic and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese, topped with grape tomatoes. I actually really liked the tomatoes baked on top. I am starting to like our tilapia and fish dinners more and more. We also had a side of broccoli with a sprinkle of cheese.

As an FYI, the newest book I’m reading is The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I finished Olive Kitteridge this past weekend and will have a review posted before this next weekend.

Health & Interesting Stuff in the News

In Summer’s Heat, Watch What You Drink: I like this tip: “To calculate how much water you need each day, multiply your weight in pounds by 0.08; the result is your requirement in eight-ounce cups.”

Teens who snack may weigh less – This is another study that really doesn’t say much in my opinion. It’s a broad statement to say that teens who snack weigh less because there are so many factors to consider: what they snack on (healthy vs. junk food); activity level; snack size, etc.

Exercise: Bicycling to Keep Off Extra Pounds – I wish I was a bike rider, but it’s just never been my thing. Kudos to those who bike though – it’s obviously good for you!

That’s all for today folks! Hope you have a great Tuesday – stay cool!

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9 responses to “Heading Back to the Mill

  1. I have heard SO many good things about the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series and I think it may have to be something I pick up at the library soon.

    I would say if I ran, it would have to be on the treadmill. Heat and I do not mix well for workouts. I will pass out in no time. Glad you remembered a good option for you!

    • I’ve heard great things as well and have seen sooo many people reading it. Even the girl who sat right next to me on the subway this morning. Weird!

  2. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is on my reading list as well… it’s starting to get long! 🙂

    I really don’t enjoy the treadmill, but appreciate it as an alternative to sweating my butt off in the extreme heat. I still think I’d rather get up super early to beat the heat and run outside, though!

    • Oh I really wish I had the drive and will-power to get up early in the morning and run! I just can’t seem to get myself out of bed before 6 a.m. 🙂

  3. Those looks delicious!
    I don’t like treadmill, I love running in the park early morning.

  4. I just finished reading TGWTDT and I’m on the next book in the series, summer vacation is the best!!!

  5. I hope you liked Olive Kitteridge…it was a great book in my opinion. I just started The Girl With The Dragon Tatoo this weekend too!! Great minds must think alike. It makes me sad that we don’t live near one another because I think we would be really good friends! 🙂 We seem to have a lot in common!

    • I did like Olive Kitteridge – it took some getting used to as far as the style and my expectations, but I enjoyed it. And I just started TGWTDT and am LOVING it! I flew through 100 pgs. last night. I wish we did live near each other as well b/c I agree we would be good friends and good running buddies! Hopefully we’ll get to meet up in Nov. when you’re here for the marathon!!

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