Monthly Archives: September 2009

Drunchies

Last night I went to a little festival with some friends. It was in the parking lot of a bar and had some bands and stuff. Some beers were consumed. After said beers, at about midnight, I felt the need to eat a bunch of hummus. Why do I do this? I hate the drunk munchies (aka drunchies). I had already had dinner several hours earlier. Granted, I had an appetizer as my dinner, but still. It’s hard because I work so hard to eat well and work out and then I cancel it out with beer and late night food. Now, I know hummus is much more healthy than a lot of food that people crave when they’ve been drinking, but the point is that I didn’t need it! I didn’t need the beer either.

Some of my friends are still big partiers and when I hang out with them, I tend to drink more than I normally would. It just seems like that’s all anyone wants to do on a weekend night – go to a bar. I know this sounds stupid, but what other things can my friends and I do? Go to the movies? I know I could go to the bars and not drink, but well, that’s just not going to happen. So it’s either I go out and drink and then feel extremely guilty about it or I stay home and am bored by myself. What about you guys? Do your friends still like to drink like they’re in college? (actually, maybe they are in college. I am what one might call an older blogger. Bleh.)

I feel fine today. Nothing bad happened besides eating a large portion of hummus in the middle of the night. I just am annoyed at myself. I feel like I’m over that phase in my life but since a lot of my friends aren’t, I still participate. If that makes any sense.

It’s another rainy day here in Atlanta. Not flood-like fortunately. Staying inside makes me want to bake sometimes and I thought this would be the perfect day to try out Angie’s Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe. She said that they were muffin-like in texture so I decided to just go ahead and make them into muffins. Mine make 12 muffins, so the calorie count is a little bit higher than what she posted. I could figure it out, but math on a Saturday, nah.

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These babies were good. Sometimes when I make muffins, they taste a little too healthy. These were definitely decadent and dessert like. Great recipe, Angie!

Not much else going on in the casa de In My Tummy. I need to go to the gym at some point today. I stopped by the running store on my way home last night and treated myself to some new shoes. It’d been a while and I thought I could use them. I stuck with the same brand that I had last time – Brooks. These are just the later model.

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Tomorrow I’ll be able to test them out on a run. I’m supposed to do 7 miles. I am really hoping that it doesn’t rain. 7 miles on the treadmill is torture!

Sticking to the plan

I usually maintain a certain level of fitness that allows me to slack a little bit on following my half-marathon training plan in the beginning weeks. I mean, obviously I’m not getting any faster by slacking, but I can still do the race if I am sure to stick with the plan starting around week 6. This is week 6. I really meant to stick with it from the beginning. My race is flat and I wanted to PR. The problem was boot camp. It was really, really hard to have to go to boot camp in the morning and run at night. So usually one or the other was compromised. But now it’s getting into that crucial time and I have to do my runs. I have one more week of boot camp, so I am going to try to do both, but if I miss one, it’s going to be boot camp. Annoying since I’m paying for it, but I don’t want to run this race unprepared. I don’t like two-a-days.

Yesterday I ran 4.5 miles outside. Yes, outside. It was the first time that it wasn’t raining in a week. We got 7.5 inches in 6 days! I was fortunate in that my area of town was not really affected by the massive flooding that we’ve seen around other parts of the city. The run was rather uneventful except that my friend kept getting bad cramps and we’d have to stop for a while. On the plan for today was 3 mile run or 30 minute cross. I went to boot camp. We did some running and more than 30 minutes of exercise, so I figured it counted.

On to the food. We still had a lot of the shrimp coconut soup left from the other night. I was just going to eat it but Jason decided to transform it into something else. Voila! Coconut shrimp stir-fry.

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Pretty imaginative, huh? I’m not even sure what he did, but it turned out pretty good. Jason is good at whipping things up in the kitchen based on what we have on hand. I, on the other hand, must follow a recipe or I come up with something not-so-good. I’m about to meet three of my girlfriends for dinner which should be nice. I’m still under some stress, so this will be a nice reprieve.

Soupy weather

I had planned to make soup for dinner anyway, but this never-ending monsoon really made me crave warm, comfort food. Enter the first recipe that I’ve tried from Martha Stewart’s Great Food Fast.

Here is the recipe. I made a few changes, per the norm. I used lite coconut milk and shirataki noodles instead of the angel hair.

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Honestly, I was not that impressed at first taste. It was very bland. I had to add some hot sauce and a hefty amount of salt and then it was pretty good.

So, the rain is out of control. I actually left work an hour early. A lot of Atlanta is completely under water. The pictures online are INSANE. Parts of the highway are underwater and people are riding around in boats. Serious. Fortunately, my commute home was slow, but not bad. I didn’t really run into any flooded areas. Needless to say, I didn’t go to the gym tonight. It’s just not safe to go out especially since they’re excepting more rain!

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