Last night, Jason and I rented a Uhaul and bought some furniture from two different friends. Our friend Adriane is moving to California and sold us her sectional and our friend Jamie sold us his dining room table with six chairs. For some reason, moving heavy furniture is always synonymous with ordering pizza. Domino’s was having a 2 medium, 2-topping special for $5.99 each. We got a his and hers combination. One pepperoni and sausage on hand-tossed and one tomato and mushrooms on thin crust with no cheese. Betcha can’t guess whose was whose?!
Despite the fact that my pizza had no cheese, I still felt guilty for eating lots of it. I had to remind myself that I don’t eat a lot of pizza and overeating cheeseless pizza one night is not going to make me gain weight. I wish I could just eat sometimes and not have to analyze it to death.
Today was my tempo run night. Unfortunately, it coinciding with a major stomachache. I drank a diet doctor pepper in the morning because I needed some caffeine. Nearly eight hours later, it came back to bite me in the ass. It’s weird; I would drink a soda and it wouldn’t bother me for that long and then suddenly, boom, major tummy ache. I know that I really need to get to the bottom of my stomach woes. I asked my doctor and she insisted that I just had a sensitive stomach without testing me for an intolerances. I have since fired that doctor. (Not because of that – it’s a long story.)
I went to the gym anyway, hoping that I could run through my stomachache. It wasn’t fun, but I managed to do a 35 minutes tempo run. I did 3 minutes at 3.5mph, 7 minutes at 5.5mph, 20 minutes at 6.2mph and 5 minutes at 5.5mph. This was about 3.25 miles. Of course, I wanted to slow down, but I kept telling myself that if I turned this into a regular paced run at any point, I would have to do the entire tempo run another day this week and that kept me running at 6.2. Yes, 6.2 is my tempo pace. Whatever.
By the time I got home, I felt better. I wanted a simple, easy dinner though. So I just popped a Trader Joe’s Masala burger on the George Foreman and put it on an English muffin with some tomato, mustard and pickles. Jason made some sort of sauteed veggies, so I ate those on the side.
Sometimes I wish that I made nice dinners every night and could share my latest and greatest recipes, but the truth is, this meal is pretty indicative of a weeknight dinner. Simple, easy.
Off to watch Dexter. Season 4 is finally on DVD!