Looking Forward to the Weekend

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:

Can Exercise Moderate Anger?

4 surprising reasons women can’t lose weight

Why Getting Old Means Drinking Less – this explains my pathetic tolerance level this past week. 🙂

Obesity linked to lower sperm count in young men

What do food allergy labels really mean?

Have a good day everyone – we’re soo close to Friday!!

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10 responses to “Looking Forward to the Weekend

  1. I LOVED The Hour I First Believed. I bought Once a Runner awhile ago but haven’t read it yet, I look forward to hearing what you think. I’m reading Little Bee now.

    • I’m really liking THIFB, but it’s sooo long! I have no clue how it’s going to end – I can’t wait. I’ll let you know what I think about Once a Runner. I haven’t heard of Little Bee yet.

  2. shows about hoarders are so sad. there was a woman in my community recently who had about 200 animals (cats & dogs) in a trailer… crazy… the humane society took them, fortunately, but the articles in the papers about them said that animal hoarding is a big problem because of regulations and such. so sad.

  3. Murphy is so cute! That show sounds awful- I hate watching stuff like that. I hope your run goes well this weekend! I’m getting drinks with a friend, getting in a 7 miler, a night out on the town, then hot yoga and seeing Eat Pray Love on Sunday. And now I’m tired thinking about it, haha.

  4. Ooohhh Inception! That’s one I want to see, but not on my friend’s list. Oh well…

    I hope you have a good weekend! And good luck on the run! I need to start building up my miles again…

  5. I don’t think that I have ever been able to watch an entire episode of Hoarders, it just makes me sick. How can people live when they can’t even sleep in their own bed because of having so much crap. The animals and kids episodes are the worst because they have no control over their situation.

    This weekend I’ll be chillin in town…. finally a weekend where I don’t have to go anywhere!!!

  6. i love your blog, but sometimes i feel so out of the loop when i read it. i seriously think i might be the only blogger who HATES running! maybe it’s an acquired taste? i hope so, because i’d love to join the ranks of all you runners someday

  7. I liked THIFB – it was intense, but good!

    I have plans to visit the BK Brewery on Saturday and a long training run in the Bronx on Sunday. Yay, almost weekend!

  8. aw! i had a kitty like that guy once. (he was my roommates but that’s still pretty close.) thanks for the links, they definitely look interesting 🙂

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