This is my first time posting from Windows Live Writer and I’m already hooked!
I love my Mac but just haven’t been able to get into any Mac-friendly blogging software. After much discussion with Mama Bender, who has bought Parallels for Mac in the past, I decided to dive in myself in the hopes that it would motivate me to blog more often because I can write posts without an Internet connection. (Yes, I know I can accomplish this by writing in Word, but there is something about seeing what it will look like as an actual post that gets me. I’m crazy!)
So far, so good!
Over the weekend, Bobby and I used a Groupon to visit one of our favorite restaurants: Koi. We used to frequent it on special occasions in college, including our 5th anniversary. While it’s definitely not a cheap date, the portions are ridiculous (in a good way) and you definitely have enough leftovers for a second meal. Combined with a Groupon, it was a steal.
We started with an order of edamame.
For my entrée, I went with the Kung Pao. You get the option of choosing one, two or all three meat varieties: chicken, steak and shrimp. I decided to try them all and wasn’t disappointed! They were mixed with green peppers, onions, celery, zucchini and peanuts.
With the Kung Pao I was given the option of white or brown rice. I love nutty brown rice.
As for Bobby, he went with the Pad Thai, which also came with all three meat options.
Both of us had enough to bring home for dinner. Two meals for the price of one? Awesome.
On Sunday morning, we made our own version of fine dining – on placemats, even!
We scrambled up some organic eggs with an Amylu apple and gouda cheese chicken sausage and spinach. I then proceeded to top mine with more gouda cheese. I’ll spare you my usual pun, but let’s just say it’s one of my favorites because it tastes so…go0da delicious.
On the side, we made home fries with olive oil, Emeril’s Original Essence and garlic salt.
Big fan! These are so easy to make and fill me up for hours.
So here’s a fun fact that I don’t think I’ve announced on the blog yet…
I’m running a 1/2 marathon this weekend!
Jill, Melissa and I will be running the Phoenix Rock’ ‘n’ Roll 1/2 Marathon this Sunday. It has been an up and down battle with training – yet another story that I haven’t fully explained that involves a bike crash and a honeymoon, but more on that soon. Challenges aside, I am ready to tackle this race and look forward to the trip to Arizona this week. Even if I’m no longer going for my initial goal, I know that I will at least finish my first 1/2 marathon and I can’t wait!
Question: What are your best tips for running a longer race?
I still am uncertain about the best way to go about fueling, etc. and would love your feedback.