Thursday, March 27, 2008

thursday day off

the exercise continues. yesterday i walked for 60 minutes on the treadmill then did 15 on the bike. i also went for a little walk at lunch to return some stuff at the mall. today is my day "off" so i am gearing up to go for a five mile run. yes, five miles is a lot - but i planned it out on mapmyrun.com, and i can always run longer outside that inside because i am aware of the distance ahead of me. it's a lot different to feel like you are actually going somewhere - a real destination.

i am bit annoyed with painting already. i have run out of pink paint. keep in mind i am only painting one little wall pink. two coats was not enough and really, that's very annoying to me. more than two coats? seriously... now i have to go back to canadian tire and get yet another can of this paint. for one little wall. good thing i am not painting a giant room this colour or i'd be faint with exhaustion at the very thought of painting more coats on every wall.

last night my boyfriend came over for our regular wednesday date. wednesday date just means we hang out and make dinner and watch america's next top model haha. i made delicious double baked potatoes, which i have never made before. here is the recipe:

take 2 baking potatoes, place them on paper towel, piece them with a fork, cover with a damp paper towel, and microwave (mine took 8 minutes on potato setting). then when they are ready, cut in half and scoop out the insides, leaving about a 1/4 inch of potato with the shell. spray a pan with pam and on high heat, fry some garlic really fast. then add 1/4 cup skim milk and turn down the heat immediately. pour this on potato mash (which should be in a bowl) and add some salt, pepper, italian seasoning, 1/2 cup chopped ham (leftover from my mom's easter ham) and 1/3 cup grated cheddar. stir this and then plop the mixture back into the potatoes. top with another 1/3 cup cheddar cheese and bake at 500 degrees for about 8 minutes, or until the cheese starts to brown. delicious!

this morning i had a whole wheat english muffin, and after my run i plan on making some oatmeal. then the serious painting must begin. i don't want to do it but i'll feel better once i've made some progress. have a nice day!

12 comments:

Shannon said...

have fun painting. :) i know you must be sick of it by now. I can't wait to see pics. there will be pics right? hehe.

Vanessa said...

I'd be annoyed of the painting too! It'll be worth it when it's done though :).

Your potatoes sound good!

Sara said...

arghh that sucks about the painting!!

Hope your run was awesome!!

Erin said...

I only buy Behr paint from Home Depot now! I have had it with crappy paints that need a million coats, and the Behr is really, really good - they have a flat enamel that looks amazing and is really durable. But that doesn't help you now, I guess. But I feel your pain, I have SO been there.

I am going to start running outside this weekend, I agree - it is so much nicer to run to a place instead of being in one spot in my basement!

P.O.M. said...

Are you going to post a pic of the wall when you're done??

Enjoy your 5 miles - running outside is the only way!

eurydice said...

thanks everyone - i will definitely post pics when i'm done. and i'm soooo sick of painting. at least my next room has a window (air!) and the tv in it haha.

Anne said...

Bummer about the paint :(
You make me want to get on the treadmill...I've really been missing it. Got to get better first though.

Crystal said...

i think it's easier running outside, too, since you have more to look at. i need the visual help to get me through some of my runs.

enjoy your painting :)

Cara said...

Wow you are kicking butt at exercise. Sounds like a fantastic dinner as well. Garlic is awesome! mmmm. Good luck with the wall!

Sarah said...

Those potatoes sound really yummy! And your painting story is scary! I have a plan to paint my bedroom soon and don't want to get sick out it! Poor you!

jodi said...

yea, the lamb was a bit chewy but i just had a hard time eating it because of WHAT it was... i also cannot eat veal... :o(

my boyfriend and i have done the wednesday thing for a while - i make dinner and we watch tv... this week it was "mythbusters" - exciting, right? your potatoes sound really good - my menu was stuffed peppers and cauliflower w/cheese sauce... :o)

Lex.D said...

mmmmmmm those potatoes sound SO GOOD!!!