Although I’m generally ambivalent about Mondays, it felt good to wake up this morning and start a new week, mileage-wise.
And also, grocery-wise. I had pancakes for lunch today because we are that out of food.
A look back some weekend odds and ends…
Today’s EAT: On Friday night, we had some people over for pre-dinner drinks and in my post-flu laziness, I opted for a pre-fab assortment of appetizers. Think carrot sticks and ranch dip. Chips and salsa. And some coconut shrimp from the freezer aisle. It was a classy event.
For the rest of the weekend, I stewed over those stupid shrimp. The box was like $8 and it was ten puny little prawns encrusted in a vaguely coconut-flavored batter. What a rip off. I can do better than that.
So Sunday night, I did:
So easy. I grabbed those raw little suckers by the tail, dredged them in corn starch, then in whipped egg white, and finally in shredded coconut. Sprinkled them with a bit of cayenne pepper and then fried them up. Only marginally more difficult than opening a box! (Unless you manage to get corn starch all over your pants, but that was no fault of the prawns.)
Vindication is delicious. Especially when dipped in sweet chili sauce.
Today’s DRINK: I worked my way through a six-pack of Big Boss Helle’s Belle this weekend:
Good stuff for flu-recovering and football watching.
Today’s RUN: After three days off, I marched myself down to the treadmill yesterday afternoon and poked along for twenty minutes. It felt fine but I was bored, so I switched over to the elliptical for another twenty. Here’s how the week ended up:
M – 5 easy (41:00, 8:13 pace) + yoga
Tu – 6.9 easy w/pickups (55:20, 8:01 pace) + Pilates
W – 8 easy (1:11, 8:51 pace)
Th – OFF
F – OFF
Sa – OFF
Su – 2.3 easy (20:00, 8:40 pace) + 20 min elliptical
22.2 miles. Ugh. Stupid flu. (Although Friday night’s libations may have had more to do with Saturday’s rest day than residual illness…but the flu seems like a convenient scapegoat so I’m going to just lump them all together.)
Like I said, I was happy to wake up this morning and reboot. On to the next one.
Today’s QUESTION: What was the most exciting thing you did this weekend?