Two Lives, One Lifestyle

Weekend Recap by Kelli
February 7, 2010, 8:14 pm
Filed under: Breakfast, Dinner, Eggs, Food, Kelli

Hey blog people!  I hope you had a great weekend!  Every weekend I try to set aside to blog but it just never happens.  The weekend is so short and there is just not enough time to get everything done!!  Right now I am sitting on the couch with a nice hot mug of cocoa 🙂  Gotta love relaxing Sunday nights!

Friday started out wonderous with an egg sandwich.

1 egg, 2 egg white, provolone cheese, spinach, green squash all in a whole wheat pita!

Work went by quickly and it was a very successful day!  I got a lot done and ensured that I wouldn’t really have to work on anything over the weekend. Woohoo!  When I got home from work the husband was home from his business trip!  We ordered some take out and totally vegged out for the whole night and went to bed very early.  The college version of ourselves would be so upset, but the current versions loved it 🙂

Saturday we were having a dinner party!  I left a lot of friends behind at Healthtrax when I left back in October.  I try to get together with all of them at least once a month.  So we had a lot to do to get ready for our guests!

Saturday morning I went to an early spin class before Stephen and I headed to Whole Foods to stock up for the party.  Stephen was making pasta with a carbonara sauce and peas.  It turned out amazing!  We also served some chicken with a lemon herb crust, which turned out equally amazing!  We got to enjoy a great night with great friends, food, and drinks!

After dinner we played a DVD game called “Would You Rather”.  It was so much fun!  The game would ask if you would rather do one thing or another and the person would answer while the rest of the players tried to guess what the current player would pick.  The questions were hysterical and highly inappropriate, just the way it should be after several drinks 🙂  We had a great night and I can’t wait to see everyone again!

Today I woke up with cotton mouth, and a really bad headache.  I have not been THAT hungover since college.  I chugged some Sprite (the cure all for hangovers) and tried to go back to sleep.  No such luck, the room was actually spinning.  How did I do this all the time in college?!?  I’m seriously old.   As you can imagine the rest of my Sunday was pretty lame! I watched a movie, napped, and read.  It was actually pretty enjoyable 🙂  I finally seperated my behind from the couch long enough to hop on the eliptical and get some dinner.  Oh my, I really miss college but right now I am thankful it is over!!  This is probably a bad question to ask on a health blog, but how do you all deal with hangovers?  In college Katie and I used to get our bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich at the Market street deli.

Marathon training starts tomorrow!  I can’t wait!  I agree with Katie and will definately be taking it slow.  I will probably keep at an 11 to 12 minute mile pace.  Just to warn you, I am a slow runner.  I have a lot of issues with an abnormally high heart rate and whether I am running 3 miles or 13 miles I try to stay at a 10 minute mile pace at the fastest.  I would love to go faster, but my heart rate jumps to over 200 (seriously) and its just plain dangerous!  So please don’t judge my slow running during marathon training!

I hope everyone had a great weekend!

Marathon Training is Here! by Katie
February 7, 2010, 3:52 pm
Filed under: Breakfast, Coffee, Katie, Lift, Run, Shoes

I finally made it to the gym and tried out my new sneakers!  I ran for 30 minutes at ~9:50 pace.  This is slower than my typical pace for a short distance but it’s officially training time so I am trying to aim for a pace I could consistently do over time and many more miles.  Also, my heart rate tends to get pretty high and I would like to work on lowering it so I don’t put too much stress on it.   For the marathon, I want to aim for 10 minute miles, which I think is doable.  I am working on making a training schedule spreadsheet which I will post- feedback and tips welcome.

My beat up old sneakers, duct-taped together so the padding on the heel doesn’t come out.

Soles torn up by rocky hike adventures this past summer.

After the run, it was back and biceps day.  I’m going to try to stick with upper body lifting as long as I can unless I am too exhausted or short on time.

  • Seated Row: 3 x 15 @ 40 lbs.
  • Lat pulldown: 3 x 15 @ 50 lbs.
  • Stability Ball Ys and Ts: 3 x 10 of each with 5-lb. dumbbells
  • 21s: [7 lower half, 7 upper half, 7 full] x 3 with 10-lb. dumbbells
  • Stability Ball Back extension:  3 x 12
  • Crunches on a ball with a 12-lb. weight over my chest: 3 x 15
  • Hammer curls: 3 x 15 with 12-lb. dumbbells

After the workout, I stopped by Starbucks for coffee- I have been drinking it everyday for probably the past 3 weeks and didn’t yesterday.  It popped into my mind as a possible contributor to yesterday’s headache?  I also had some pumpkin yogurt (so obsessed) with a sprinkle of granola.

Backtrack… breakfast was banana oatmeal.  I asked John if he wanted an egg sandwich or oats for breakfast (he had to work this AM so I made him breakfast) and was pleasantly surprised he said oats.  For the two of us:

  • 3/4 c. oats
  • 2 c. water
  • 1 very ripe banana
  • 1 egg white
  • cinnamon
  • PB and flax seeds and butterscotch chips

John’s roommate’s dog Truck was patiently watching in case I dropped anything. He is too cute; a German Shepard and lab mix:

Alright, time to shower, lunch, and make some Super Bowl snacks.  My aunt made gumbo in recognition of New Orleans.  I’m in charge of dessert- not sure what I’ll do yet!

A Migraine and A Dinner by Katie
February 7, 2010, 1:19 am
Filed under: Dinner, Katie, Wine

That nap I mentioned last post?  It may have lasted 4-5 hours.   After about an hour and a half I woke up with a horrible headache and decided to sleep a little longer in the hopes it would go away.   No dice.   The next time I woke up, it was only worse- almost migraine level :(.  John brought me some extra strength ibuprofen and water and finally, after another hour, I was back to myself.

And well, since I slept for the second half of the day there isn’t much to talk about- onto dinner.  The lighting in the kitchen was terrible over the stove so no “during” pictures- but 3 views of my final dinner, woo hoo ;).  Dinner making started with a small butternut squash, roasted with cinnamon and a little butter.

I popped that in a 400 degree oven and started chopping potatoes, which were tossed with olive oil, garlic powder, and rosemary.

John combined bison meat, one egg, and spices for bison burgers.  We baked them in the oven- I’ve never made burgers in the oven before, but it was easy for winter cooking.  We topped them with Irish cheddar and barbecue sauce.   Lastly, I decided to sautee spinach in just a tad bit of olive oil and two cloves of garlic rather than eat it in a salad.

Finished product with a glass of red.

We bought this wine at Corks, a great wine store where all bottles are $15 or under, they are all rated 86 or higher, and they offer great description notes to take home.  It was very good, not too dry and perfect with the burgers.