Date Night

Good morning! It is a beautiful morning here in Chicagoland! I took advantage of the nice weather this morning and ran outside for the first time since July!

Today’s Workout

  • 3.61 miles (ran 3.1 miles and walked .5 miles)

My last long run outside was in July and it was my hardest run and I was so disappointed in myself, not even knowing that I was injured. I feel a little better about that run now :)

It was a bit chilly this morning so I wore long sleeves. I realized about a minute into my run that was a mistake since I tend to heat up quickly.

I did a 5:1 run/walk ratio. I felt really good running and wanted to skip the walk breaks but I am really trying to take it slow and not reinjure myself so I made myself take the walk breaks. Even though they are only a minute long they helped me catch my breath and recharge.

I ran 3.1 miles and then finished up by walking half a mile. My hip feels slightly sore, so I am going to make sure to stretch.

When I got home, I finally broke into my pumpkin spice lattes.

The Vue cups are cool – it comes with one frother cup and a pumpkin spice coffee cup.

When I bought these, I didn’t realize that they were pre-sweetened so they have sugar and calories. They have a 100 calories per cup compared to my usual 35 calorie cup of coffee so I think I’ll save them for weekends.

It was delicious though!

Last night, Danny and I went to Maggiano’s for dinner.

It was so delicious and I ate soooo much. I am not usually a huge pasta fan but my pasta dish last night was fantastic! I ordered the lobster carbonara.

Spaghetti with snow peas, lobster, and garlic cream sauce.

Thanks to my mom for watching my kids…and for burning my table cloth. Just kidding. She was so upset that she accidently burned our $4 vinyl tablecloth with a hot popcorn bowl. This is why I buy cheap vinyl tablecloths…because the kids spill food all over them and my mom burns them :)

We were thinking about going to the arboretum today but then decided against it because of Jaden’s allergies with all the trees. This is the worse time of year for him. Once about three years ago, we were driving to meet my family at a corn maze and Jaden was having these horrible breathing problems and was hospitalized for extreme respiratory failure about an hour from home.

He was there for two and a half days and it was scary. Poor Jaden needs to live in a bubble! We’re trying to think of something else fun to do today!

Have a wonderful day!

  • When was the last time you ran?
  • What’s your favorite coffee?
  • Favorite thing to do outside?


Filed under Dinner, Fitness, Running, Working Out

3 Responses to Date Night

  1. I actually don’t like coffee at all…but I do enjoy a skinny peppermint mocha a few times a year

  2. keymaster

    Spaghetti with snow peas, lobster, and garlic cream sauce…I want some!!!!

  3. keymaster

    Just wondering…is your family going to do all the coll Halloween stuff you posted last year? I just loved all of it!

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