Books, Daily Happenings, Running

An Easy Run And An Easy Dinner

Happy Saturday! What are you up to today? I was going to meet a friend for lunch but we had to reschedule. Now I have an open agenda and I don’t know what to do with myself haha. I’m sure I’ll find something fun to do though. Have a great day πŸ™‚


Friday started off on an exhausted note. I have no idea why either! Maybe the shock of no power, a camp out in front of the fire, stuck car, last minute work from home and then a run in the snow caught up to me. That’s just a normal winter day in New Jersey though right πŸ˜‰ Luckily I was ready to go by the time I was cooking breakfast. I had some scrambled eggs and an oatmeal muffin.


During lunch, I kept reading my next book.Β My Cousin RachelΒ by Daphne Du Maurier is a pretty old book and was published in 1951. I thought my grandma told me to read it so I grabbed it from the library. It’s about Philip Ashely whose cousin Ambrose dies a little under 2 years after marrying Rebecca. Philip thinks Rebecca had something to do with his death and now she is at his estate in England. It seems like it’s going to be a tale of deciphering the truth.

Foam Roller

After work, a 5 mile easy run was on the agenda. It was nice and easy miles which was fine by me. Granted there’s snow on the ground and occasionally some wind but there’s been less people out recently. Due to that, the past few days have been really peaceful for runs. When I was about half a mile from the apartment, I saw Alex out! He’s currently doing the Couch to 5k app so we both got a run in today. Afterwards, I was really generous with all of my stretching and foam rolling.


Once I was showered and ready to go, I worked on dinner. Contrary to what I thought, chopping broccoli into small pieces for pasta is kind of a pain. But I wanted some sort of veggie with our meal so I can only blame myself. I cooked up some ground turkey while the pasta boiled. With about 3 minutes left on the pasta, I added the broccoli to cook. Topped with marinara sauce and parmesan cheese for a really simple and easy dinner.

Alex and I have a “rule” that whoever cooks doesn’t clean so I sat on the couch while he scrubbed all the dishes. If you don’t have this rule in your house you totally should. It’s so nice!! I read more while Alex got a fire going.

Question of the day: What was for dinner last night?

9 thoughts on “An Easy Run And An Easy Dinner”

  1. Good job getting your run in. We have a similar rule that whoever cooks doesn’t clean. It’s a nice way to split up the work. I hope you’re enjoying your weekend so far! πŸ˜€


  2. many nights I’m the only adult home for the cooking and cleaning up… oh well it’s not that huge of a deal. We had fend for yourself last night since we were going to go out but it didn’t happen. Some days you just have to have a lazy take care of it yourself day. Tonight I’m making pasta with meatballs and homemade rolls.


  3. It’s always nice to see people out enjoying the outdoors, but I have to admit I also like the peace of not having to share the trails and sidewalks.
    I had Thai coconut soup for dinner last night:)


  4. Hi Maureen,
    I believe that the book you are reading, ” My Cousin Rachel” has been done into a movie. I remember seeing a movie on the library shelf yesterday :)… perhaps something to look into?
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


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