Yesterday was strange. I mentioned in my last post that we had layoffs at work. There were only two people laid off but I work for a very small company where everyone knows everyone so not having those two people there yesterday was weird. I felt uneasy the entire work day. They say that they’re not doing any more layoffs for now, but who knows how long “for now” means.
I was having stress dreams about layoffs, I guess and didn’t get a very good night sleep. I was pooped when I got home from work and took an hour nap. I woke up, somewhat refreshed and got ready to go for a run. My initial plan was to run 4 miles. I strapped on my ipod and when I turned it on, there was something wrong with it. For some reason, I could only hear the instruments and not the vocals during the songs. Very annoying and not pleasant for running. I ran about a mile, and between the ipod not working and the fact that I felt like I couldn’t take a deep breath because of the pollen, I turned around and came home. Oh well, two miles is better than none, right? (I think it’s the headphones and not the ipod that’s broken actually. I tried it with different headphones but I wasn’t really paying attention, but then I tried the first headphones with my phone and it sounded weird too. Phew, I’d gladly pay $10 for a new set of headphones over $150 for a new ipod or however much they cost.)
I ended up eating some comfort food – grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup (pics were horrible, so not posting) and watching a dvd and calling it a night.
I was really not feeling like doing P90X today, so I went to the gym and did cardio instead. I’ll do the DVD tomorrow. I wasn’t in a running mood, so I did the elliptical for 30 minutes, the stairmill for 10 and some ab stuff. For dinner, I tried to re-create a taco salad (sans taco shell) that my friend had in a Mexican restaurant the other day.
I sauteed some frozen artichoke hearts and some frozen mixed peppers and onions. While they were cooking, I combined about half a cup of some heated up refried beans with some salsa. I put the bean mixture on a bed of lettuce and topped it off with the sauteed veggies and some Tomato Trinity from Publix (diced tomatoes, peppers and onions – I’m lazy). I then lightly dressed it with Trader Joe’s Cilantro Dressing which I heard about from Kelly. Great find! Did you know that some people have a gene that makes cilantro taste like soap to them? Personally, I am a fan.
Looks like my Saturday night isn’t going to be any more interesting than my Friday. I’m okay with that. Sometimes I like to spend the weekend in.
How is your weekend going? Do you like cilantro?