February 16th, 2011
I had just got home from work—a kind of crazy day. Not bad, just unusual and busy. I was tired and had ZERO motivation to run. I think it’s because I’ve been eating junk, just like I said that I wouldn’t and I wanted nothing more than to crawl into my bed for a nap.
I got off the phone with Dave, who had to work late and I looked to see my dog, sitting in front of me, looking expectant and wagging his tail, as if to say, “what are we going to do now, Abs?”
All of the sudden the thought of napping was cruel—that’s what he did all day long. And it was about 50 degrees outside. I couldn’t pass it up.
You should have seen my 85 pound pup jump like he was as light as a Chihuahua. Dexatrim Max was so happy! Skipping the nap was totally worth it.
However, he’s a bad runner… so we walked/jogged for 3 miles.
Then I made dinner in anticipation of Dave’s arrival. He of course didn’t show up until after I cleaned and put the food away. Regardless, it was still good.
A few summers ago, my friend Jake had us over for a party and his mom made this tradition Polish dish, haluski. It’s cabbage and noodles, plus some onions, garlic and salt—all cooked in butter (I chose olive oil for some healthy fats). It’s definitely a comfort food! Simplicity is sometimes the best!
Special thanks to Jake for the recipe, which you can find here.
Well, I was glad to get out there and get a little run, especially since my running has been limited due to stepping on that needle. Also, it was good to get in the kitchen. I think now it’s time to read until the Pens’ game at 9pm!
Let’s go Pens!
Where do you find motivation when it’s lacking?
I usually think, “MARATHON!” and that works. Not today. It took my Dextorious to get me out the door!