Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Things just got muddy

Completed my first mud run this past Sunday. I'm pretty proud of myself. I told everyone jokingly before I started that I fully expected to end up crying in a puddle of mud. I was only half joking in saying that. I am a giant wimp. But honestly the worst obstacle of the whole race was the monkey bars...can you say my worst nightmare from elementary school revisited?
I realized after running it that I am out of shape. Duh! How could I go from being able to run half marathons to feeling winded walking to the race site. I still finished in an hour or so but I should have done a ton better. I don't want to be one of those people that does a slow descent into middle age. I want to be that old lady at yoga (yes I have someone specific in mind) who has the hot body and is a member of the AARP.

So I signed up for another 5k...this one I'll train for, and sign up for another after that. I also still need to sign up for a half marathon. I want to do at least one a year (basically for the rest of my life). So I'll let you know how that goes.

In the meantime, here are some pics of my teammates and I getting muddy.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Extreme Makeover: Ramen edition

Today we considered a spaghetti casserole for dinner but I just really wasn't feeling it. I remembered pinning but not clicking on some delish looking ramen recipes (check out my recipe pin board) but when I clicked I wasn't super excited with what I read. Also, I live in a small town and have an even smaller neighborhood grocery store that I visit regularly.  So since I didn't feel like making any special trips, I had to get a bit innovative.

I bought cocconut milk, peanut sauce, ramen noodles, some veggies (broccoli, red peppers and onions) and some chicken.

I boiled water (which takes forever at my home's elevation) and while that was going cooked the chicken (flavored some but not entirely with about 1/4 of the ramen flavor packet and tossed the rest). After the chicken was done I added onions and peppers. When they were finished I added cocconut milk (about 1/2 a can) and peanut sauce to taste. I got it all boiling and added the broccoli and let it simmer. When the broccoli was cooked I combined the veggies, chicken and sauce with the strained ramen.

The end result looked like this and tasted delish!!!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Baby shower

Haven't been around in a long while but I thought you may like to see some of what I've been up to...most recently was a baby shower for a good friend. We went pinterest.com crazy with the shower and it turned out really cute. For more info on how we did this and a lot more ideas check out this board.