Books, Daily Happenings, Running

Tempo Fridays Are A Thing Right?

Happy Saturday! How are you this morning? It’s getting cold again in New Jersey so I’m back to being all bundled up. It’s the weekend though so you really can’t complain about that! Have a great day πŸ™‚

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I woke up Friday and was convinced that it had to have been the weekend. I was so dang tired! Obviously I knew it was a work day still so I got up and ready for work. If I was racing a snail to get ready, I’m pretty sure the snail would have won. I was sloooow moving. Luckily there was plenty of time to make breakfast so I scrambled some eggs and paired it with a muffin.

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At work, I continued to read Wonder by R.J. Palacio. This was recently made into a movie and when I heard it was a book I decided to read that first. It was in my library as a kid’s book so I felt a little ridiculous going to that area to pick it up but whatever. I’m really liking it so far! It’s told from a few characters perspectives which I like since some are children.

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When I got off work, I quickly headed home to change. Typically I don’t run on Fridays but because my running was off all week, my coach moved some workouts. So I had a 4 mile tempo run to tackle then went super well! With a warm up and cool down mile, I got 6 miles in at a 9:13 pace. It felt wonderful to get a tough workout in after only running once this week. Great way to start the weekend my friends!

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By the time I was showered and in pjs, it was time to get dinner ready. I chopped up some brussel sprouts to roast and heated up the George Foreman. We dined on a very fancy meal of marinated chicken breasts, steam green beans and roasted brussel sprouts tossed in equal parts honey and balsamic. This is becoming my new favorite way to make roasted brussel sprouts! It’s slightly sweet from the honey but acidic from the balsamic.

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Alex and I cleaned up from dinner then settled in on the couch to chill for a bit. While I read, I got some lovely guitar playing in the background. We flipped on an episode ofΒ Dirty MoneyΒ on Netflix. It’s a documentary series on different corruption scandals that affect the global economy. I started falling asleep so I headed to bed and we paused the episode for another night.

Question of the day: What did you have for dinner last night?

16 thoughts on “Tempo Fridays Are A Thing Right?”

  1. That way of cooking brussel sprouts sounds so good!! I’m going to buy some brussel sprouts next week so I can try it out. Last night I got home from the gym around dinner time so I had a chocolate banana protein smoothie for dinner – not my typical dinner, but finishing the day with chocolate is always a good option!

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    1. I hope you enjoy the brussel sprouts cooked that way! I recommend going light on the honey and balsamic to start since you can always add more if it’s not enough. Yum! That sounds like a pretty good dinner to me since chocolate is involved!

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  2. Wonder is a great book. there are actually a lot of books in the young adult/teen section of the library/book store that are great reads for adults (Harry Potter, Hunger Games and a few others have become thought of as more adult than kid books).

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    1. I read books from the young adult section fairly often actually! My library has it right next to adults so its easy. The kids sections is on a separate floor so it was me and little kids with their parents πŸ˜‚

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  3. Okay, I’m totally trying brussel sprouts with that seasoning! I tried them out before but completely failed and couldn’t understand why everyone loves them so much! HA! But, I have both honey and balsamic in my kitchen so I’m going to try it when I pick up some brussel sprouts at the grocery store!

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    1. I just roasted them in a little olive oil, salt and pepper then tossed them in it after roasting. So yummy! I started liking brussel sprouts because I tried them for the first time when they were cooked with bacon…delicious but not the healthiest way to eat veggies lol. Let me know what you think of them!

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  4. Ooooo that’s a great pace! Awesome job, girlfriend. How do you like the docu-series? We love documentaries! Those brussels look cooked to perfection. Now I’m craving some! Haha.

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    1. It’s really good! The episode are all different and range from a pharmaceutical company to a maple syrup heist in Canada. Super interesting to me haha. You’ll have to try the sprouts that way, I think you’d enjoy them! And thank you 😊 I hope your week started off on a high note!

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