Day two of my training plan is down in the books.

As you can see, it went well! You’re supposed to see my thumbs up but apparently I can’t take quality pictures of myself.

I’m hoping I keep up this momentum because I’m feeling really good whenever I run. I get the excited/slightly nervous feeling which is what I assume I would feel before a race. Ah, I can’t believe I signed up for a race!

Speaking of, Ryan’s race is in two days!!! He says he’s kind of nervous but not in the “I’m scared I won’t finish” kind of way but more in the “this is something exciting I’ve never done” kind of way. I’m excited/nervous for him!

Thankfully, I won’t be by myself for watching the race. One of my bridesmaids will be with me to cheer him on. From how the race is set up, there aren’t really any good spots to spectate besides the beginning and the end, unless if we drove somewhere. Considering this race has 30,000ish people running…I doubt I will brave the traffic. I’ll be there at the end though!

I’ve stalled enough. I need to pack! See you in Indy.

Question: Ever participated in a race? How many?

I have a bunch of things to ramble about today so…hope you’re okay with that :)

1. I started my training plan for running a 5K today! I was actually supposed to start yesterday, but I got out of work late and we had Bible study last night so I didn’t have time. It’s only 3 days a week so it’s easy to fit in. First run, done!

2. I did my run after the hardest Body Pump class I’ve ever taken. Yeah, I’ll be sore tomorrow.

3. Dinner tonight:

Tuna salad lettuce wraps. It was supposed to be Potato Chowder but since it got to like, 80 degrees (!!!) today I just couldn’t do it. Tuna salad made with dijon mustard, plain greek yogurt, pickles, relish, salt and pepper. Mmm.

4. I’m really excited for this weekend. We are driving down to Indy for the mini marathon. It’s Ryan’s first so it will be exciting! I bought poster board tonight at Wal-mart…I’m thinking of referencing margaritas to motivate the runners since it’s Cinco De Mayo :)

5. I’m starting to get more emails wanting more information on Integrative Nutrition. Would anyone be interested in an info post about it?

6. This knucklehead won’t stop staring at me tonight.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maybe he knows that we are leaving?

7. We aren’t taking Murphy with us this weekend since we are staying at a hotel so he gets to go to doggie day camp at Camp Bow Wow. Almost 3 full days of playing with dogs non-stop. He’s gonna loooove us.

8. Time for me to do some laundry and watch Glee (since Ryan is playing softball….).

Question: Have any ramblings for today?

Making pulled pork seemed somewhat scary at first.

My dad always made pulled pork on his smoker but uh, we don’t have a smoker.

And you don’t have to have a smoker either! All you need is a crock pot.

Yes, a crock pot can cook almost anything!

I actually feel a little silly posting this recipe because it’s only 2 ingredients. Yes, TWO.

I seriously don’t understand how only two ingredients can make such a succulent meal. I swear, the crock pot is magical.

Crock Pot Pulled Pork

Ingredients:

  • 32 oz beef broth
  • 3 lbs pork shoulder

Add pork shoulder & beef broth to crock pot. Set on low setting for 9-10 hours.  Top with your favorite barbeque sauce.

Could dinner get an easier? I don’t think so.

Question: What’s your favorite recipe to make in the crock pot? I love getting new ideas!

Good evening!

If you are here from Tina’s blog, welcome! I love hearing from readers, so leave me a comment!

Another productive Sunday for the books. It’s funny, because before I graduated college I would basically use the weekends to do absolutely nothing (besides be a typical college student ;) ) and then freak out Sunday evenings about all I had to get done. Now, I use my weekends to catch up on organizing and cooking so the weekdays are easier. Oh, how times have changed.

This morning we headed to church and then immediately came home to accomplish our separate tasks. Ryan’s: Run 8 miles. Brittney’s: Cook & clean.

I’m really liking Sundays to prepare several meals to eat throughout the week. Today I made pulled pork in the crockpot (easy recipe that I will share later!), homemade macaroni & cheese, Cowboy Potato Chowder & homemade peanut butter.

Probably the best mac and cheese I have ever made. Definitely one you’ll want to bookmark once I post!

Mmmm. Another great Sunday dinner.

I doubt this will happen every Sunday. Actually, I know it won’t because the next two Sundays we are out of town but some of these meals I’m freezing since I know we will feel lazy after travelling. No preparation = failure!

Other to dos of today was to catch up on my IIN work and wedding stuff. I failed at doing anything wedding related. I’m in a rut and I just can’t motivate myself to do anything with it! Four months to go…

Another task I accomplished…signing up for this:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes. I signed up for a race. A running race. Granted, it’s just the 5K, but…I can barely run for 5 minutes let alone a 5K! They say signing up for a race serves as motivation. Here’s to hoping!

I plan on doing the Couch to 5K program as my training plan. It feels slightly ridiculous to have a training plan for running 3 miles, but you gotta start somewhere. The plan is running 3 days a week, so my goal is to run once on the treadmill and twice outside to get my legs used to running. Don’t worry, I’m not giving up my beloved Body Pump though! I still plan on going to all the usual classes I go to and just squeezing in the running somewhere in between.

I convinced Ryan to run it with me so I’m not dying running it by myself. He will at least serve as motivation for me to keep going.

So that’s my Sunday. Off to finish the weekend relaxing!

Question: How do you like to spend your Sundays?

P.S. So close to launching the new design of the site!!!

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