Happy Sunday! How is your weekend so far? Yesterday was fairly relaxing which is just what I wanted. I hope you have a wonderful day 🙂
Saturday started off with a 6 mile run. I unintentionally turned it into a progression run and got faster every mile (oops!). With an average pace of 9:47 (the goal was 9:45-10:30) I did fairly well. The last two miles were a 9:37 and 9:34 pace which is awesome. Slowly making the long runs get faster, woohoo! Side note, does anyone else skip gloves and just pull their long sleeve over their hands to keep them warm?
When I got home, Alex was still in bed so I stretched and foam rolled while we chatted. Apparently I stuck (tmi?) because Alex said I should shower. Ya know, because I totally planned on going around in my sweaty running clothes all day 😉 After getting dressed, I got some food in my belly that Alex cooked for us. Bacon, eggs, tea and a glass of milk was the perfect fuel to get me ready for the day.
I basically ran out the door after eating to make it to the nail salon on time. For Alex and his twins birthday, her gift was that I would take her to get a manicure as my treat. This was the first time the three of us (their brother’s fiance joined us) were able to go. His sister was so excited to have a mini girls day and it was a great way to relax and chat without his parents or brothers around. I opted for a semi-dark purple from CND. I don’t know the name of it since the salon I go to just numbers them, sorry!
Afterwards, I came back to clean up from breakfast and tidy the apartment. Alex was out getting his car reregistered and once that was all complete we were both hungry. We headed out for lunch and planned on getting Subway but somehow ended up at a pizza place. Any guesses on who was driving?! None of the specialty pizzas were up my alley (picky eater problems) and they had no plain cheese (how?) so I just got a slice of pepperoni and a slice of sausage. Long story short I should’ve just gotten a side salad instead of the sausage…Apparently it’s easy to mess up a simple slice, even if I’ve had it before and it was good.
After lunch, I headed to Target. We needed some more hot sauce for dinner and Christmas gift bags. I found a ton in the dollar section that were in packs of two for $1 and super cute! I picked some of those up then came home to wrap Alex’s family’s gifts. Now we have actual presents under the tree instead of fake ones.
Once wrapping was all done, I got on the couch to read more of “They Both Die at the End”. I’m liking it a lot so far and am curious how the plot thickens. Random characters are getting added in and I have a feeling a bunch of these small people’s stories are going to converge.
For dinner I made buffalo chicken dip! I noticed on the Frank’s Red Hot bottle there was a recipe. Alex and I figured it would be good and decided that would be dinner. I didn’t have all the ingredients so I modified it to fit what we did have. The recipe is below if you’re interested 🙂
After dinner, we knocked another movie off our list! Alex had never seen “A Christmas Story” all the way through so that’s what we watched. Such a classic movie that everyone needs to see. When the movie was over, Alex asked if I wanted to play a video game so I said yes. We spent the rest of our night listening to Christmas music and killing zombies.
Buffalo Chicken Dip
1 package (8 oz.) of cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup Frank’s hot sauce (or hot sauce of your choosing)
1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup shredded chicken
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In bowl, mix together all of the ingredients with a fork. If you want, add some extra hot sauce and/or shredded cheese.
Place in a 1 quart baking dish and cook for 20 minutes.
Let cool slightly (so you don’t burn your tongue) and serve.
Question of the day: What’s your favorite Christmas movie?