Do you share your home with someone who occasionally does little things that just drive you nuts??
I love my hubs, but I will admit: sometimes we do not share the same views on cleanliness. Today I came home to find the bed covered in a layer of Frito crumbs – on my side! Topped off with a pair of dirty socks that were very nearly touching my pillow. Um, gross. Put your nasty sweaty socks on your own pillow!
And I won’t even mention the collection of cups that infests his nightstand on a daily basis (seriously? how does one person use like five glasses in a day?) or his uncanny ability to pitch used clothing just about everywhere besides the hamper.
It’s a good thing he’s got so many other redeeming qualities.
Boys. So gross sometimes.
Today’s EAT: Tonight’s dinner was an experiment in meal planning – and a successful one! The menu was simple: flank steak, roasted sweet potatoes, salad:
Tonight was the first CPTC outdoor track workout of the year, and I knew I’d be out during the time I’d normally cook dinner. So I prepared ahead: this afternoon, I stuck the steak in a marinade (just red wine, balsamic, garlic and red pepper flakes) and put it in the fridge. Peeled and cut up the sweet potatoes, tossed them with olive oil, paprika and garlic powder, and put them in the fridge too. When I got home, dinner was as simple as throwing everything in the oven!
(Actually, I instructed the hubs to throw it in the oven. So I guess technically he made dinner. See, he is good for something besides snacking on the bed!) 🙂
Today’s DRINK: After a delicious beer in the shower, I tucked into a glass of the wine I’d opened earlier for the steak marinade:
This Four Vines Zin was ridiculously cheap – I want to say it was like $5 or $6 at TJ’s – and totally drinkable. I wouldn’t rank it among my favorite wines ever, but as an inexpensive cooking wine that’s drinkable too, it’s totally passable.
Today’s RUN: Track repeats tonight – yay! So much fun. (Although honestly I’m spoiled with these evening team workouts; I am sure that if I had to run these workouts at the crack of dawn like some people, I’d be singing a different tune.)
Anyway. Tonight’s set was simple and elegant: 4 X 1200m at 5K pace with 400m recovery. My splits were 4:59, 4:52, 4:47 and 4:56. I was happy with the consistency, and my pace was pretty spot on: right around 6:30 to 6:40. A touch faster than my 5K pace from last week, but I felt great and wasn’t struggling to hit them, so I went with it.
And can I just say how much I love having a club to run with? I’ve been doing speed workouts here and there on my own, but it’s so much more fun to run with other people during track workouts.
Total for today, including warm up and cool down: about 8 miles.
Today’s QUESTION: Do you have a spouse/significant other/roommate whose antics drive you crazy sometimes? In a loving way, of course. I wouldn’t trade my hubs for the world – quirks and all! But I wonder what goes on in his head sometimes!