Tuesday, October 9, 2012

If You Like Piña Coladas

I got up this morning and my cat was so cute sleeping at the end of the bed.  I am mildly obsessed with my cat and pretty much all my pictures are of him.  He doesn't mind.  He loves getting his picture taken.

I had a running date with Becky at 8am.  My alarm went off at 6, I got up to make coffee, and then laid back down.  The plan was to get back up at 6:30, but after texting with a friend for about 15 minutes I decided to change the alarm to 7.  That went off way too quickly.  I texted Becky and asked if we could change the time to 8:30.  She said sure, so I went laid back down until 7:30 then finally got up and had some coffee and toast with jelly.

It was a bit chilly and windy, but sunny.  I cannot get enough of this fall weather!  Before I know it winter will be here.

Becky and I ran a 3 mile loop along the bike trail by our houses that goes through 2 parks.  We saw three deer.  Becky yelled out "Hi" to them and pointed.  I warned her not to make eye contact!  Those deer make me nervous.  It's hard to tell what they will do.  Especially when they are only about 20 feet from you.

It's nice running with someone else.  I was able to push myself to keep going, because I didn't want Becky to have to walk or go too slow.  I will also have her for company on my long run Friday.  I have to do 9 miles and she said she would like to run with me.  It's awesome to do long runs with a buddy!  It makes it a little less awful.  It also gives us time to catch up since we don't get to see each other too often.

And afterwards, I got cupcakes!!  They are a Hungry Girl recipe called Pina Colada Cupcakes.  They are so good.  It's just cake mix, pineapple, and one or two other things.  It's very similar to a recipe I've had called happy cake.  This recipe had fewer ingredients though and all the yumminess!  Someone ate the four cupcakes she gave me to take home though....okay, it was me.   Did I mention that they were delicious?

I also made some refried black beans.  Pretty much I just soak some dried beans overnight, boil them for an hour or so, then cook them in a pan.  I smoosh them with a potato masher and add water, garlic powder, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper.  I keep adding water as they cook and keep mashing the beans until I decide they are done.  I think I cooked theses for about an hour.  I put them on corn tortillas with lettuce, tomato, and salsa.  It was very good!

After that I went over to my friend Melissa's.  We went for a walk.  She is five months pregnant with TWINS and is trying to stay active.  She is rocking it with these walks!  She is doing a 5k in two weeks too.  Hopefully all goes well!  We walked about 2.1 miles...I wore my Garmin so I would know.  I'm weird that way.

After that, I worked for a few hours.  It was so slow and boring!  I'm glad I got to leave after four hours!

Until next time...

What's your favorite season?

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