Happy Thursday all – we are officially more than halfway through the week and I am pumped about it! I am looking forward to the weekend for a few reasons:
1. Hubby and I will likely go see Inception.
2. I think it will be a relaxing weekend.
3. I’ll probably finish my book “The Hour I First Believed” and get to start “Once a Runner.
4. I’m going to try to do a longish run (9-10 miles).
I’m hoping that maybe I will start “Once a Runner” before my run on Saturday morning, so it will inspire me a bit to get moving. This has been the longest and most difficult running slump I’ve had in a while. I’m also hoping that maybe the cooler weather forecasted for this weekend will also put me in the right spirit to run. I hate running in the heat.
What are your plans for the weekend ahead?
So I realized yesterday that someone (other than just me) has been particularly absent from my blog lately: Mr. Murphy! Here he is just about falling off his window perch. He’s really big.
He loves to lounge on his window perch and stalk the birdies outside. I woke him up when I took this picture and he proceeded to give me the stink eye…
In other cat news, Hubby tortured me last night by turning on a Hoarders show about animals! I started getting really upset. This one woman had 219 cats living in her house and a lot of them were very unhealthy. Her house was actually pretty much a shelter and she thought she was helping these poor animals, but they weren’t getting the medical attention they needed. At the end of the show, the Humane Society convinced her to give a lot of them up — they still allowed her to keep 85 cats in her home though.
While watching the sad hoarders show, I made these No-bake Protein Bars from this recipe.
My bars had:
1/2 Ripe Banana
1.5 cup Oats
1/2 cup Shredded Sweetened (couldn’t find unsweetened) Coconut
1/2 cup Raisins
1/2 cup Chocolate Chips
1/2 cup Agave Nectar
3/4 cup Peanut Butter
2 scoops of Protein Powder
I then placed them in the freezer for 2 1/2 hours. I snacked on one before bed and brought one to work with me today. I’m also thinking about fueling with a bar before my weekend run.
Some interesting health news in the headlines lately:
Why Getting Old Means Drinking Less – this explains my pathetic tolerance level this past week. 🙂
Have a good day everyone – we’re soo close to Friday!!