Treadmill Avoidance

Yowza – it’s Thursday already? Seriously, where is the time going? And next week it will be November. That is just crazy.

I started yesterday off with a yummy and filling breakfast of oatmeal with banana and topped with brown sugar.

Lunch was pretty boring – just leftovers of my shell-less taco from the night before.

I Can’t Let Go…
It was such a dreary day yesterday, that I had planned on heading to the gym after work to run a few miles on the treadmill, but part of me just wasn’t ready to take that step indoors yet. So I’m going to try to run outside tonight instead. I want to take advantage of every last second of outdoor running before darkness, cold and snow force me inside more often. I honestly can’t quite understand how I trained for a May marathon from Jan-March of last year in the cold and snow. I guess I must have just sucked it up and bundled up or made nice with the treadmill.

How are you coping with the shorter days and the loss of daylight for outdoor running?

As you can tell, I am not welcoming it with open arms.

When I got home after work, I set to making us some dinner. We had some mushrooms in the fridge that were begging to be used. So I came up with this creation…

Sautéed mushrooms, carrots and broccoli with chicken in a butter, white wine, garlic and lemon sauce and sprinkled with Parmesan cheese. This was pretty yummy and I made enough to have some leftovers for today.

On an unbelieveable side note: I was attacked by a mosquito again last night. I woke up this morning with 5 bites on my left arm. I guess I should be relieved they aren’t on my face. I know it’s happening because our screens in our windows are soo bad and there are gaps that allow mosquitos to squeeze through. It’s sad to say this, but I am actually really excited for it to get cold so we can close the window. Why is the mosquito army attacking me?!! I found the culprit on the wall this morning after I showered and made Hubby kill it. But I am seriously contemplating buying Skin So Soft and using it as a moisturizer at night. 😦  And I’m praying for a more restful night tonight.


12 responses to “Treadmill Avoidance

  1. I try and go straight home from work and run before I lose the light!!!

  2. I’m not doing well with the shorter days in general. Each day the sun sets earlier, I die a little on the inside… 😦

  3. The shorter days are KILLING ME! I hate it so much. Sometimes I bring my running clothes to work and run home from work….at least I get a little light. I am going to try and run tonight too!

  4. No joke, we apply Skin So Soft EVERY NIGHT!!

  5. Ugh, effing mosquitoes! Yikes. I went running with a friend the other night and she wore a headlamp. It was awesome because otherwise it would have been pitch black by the time we finished running, which isn’t the safest. I hate the treadmill so this whole getting dark early thing stinks. It will be even worse after daylight savings next weekend!

  6. Oh yuck – sorry about the mosquitoes! Maybe they’re just extra obnoxious because of the weather we’re having?

    I love ad-hoc dinner creations! That looks great.

    I hate the darkness in the morning, but so far I’m just doing as I usually do in the park, except I avoid the bridle path because I would for sure break something not being able to see the rocks/tree roots, etc. Hopefully we will be able to conquer dark, cold a.m. runs together regularly!! 🙂

    • I definitely think it is the weather. I have never seen so many in NYC! Yes – morning runs would help keep my spirits up. We should plan for one a week at least! Although, you may want a lil break after the marathon. 🙂

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