moving forward

Wednesday’s adventures!!!

Running:

I actually ran today, and it didn’t suck…I had to stop a couple of times to catch my breath, and my goal was 25 minutes, which I achieved. Also…I did a thing…The hubby, my youngest daughter, and I are signed up for the Gasparilla half marathon in Tampa FL. It will be my first live race in 2 years and I am terrified and stoked all at once, LOL.

Recipes:

Dinner is usually pretty simple these days, but that doesn’t mean it can’t taste good. Tonight we had good ole canned green beans (beans are the only vegetable/legume I will buy canned), doctored up with some garlic, salt and pepper-let simmer for 20 minutes to get the “canned” taste cooked out, and add crispy bacon at the end. We always have microwaveable brown rice/quinoa in the pantry, which I add a pat of butter, garlic powder, salt, pepper and a drizzle of avocado oil and garnish with fresh cut scallions. Lastly we had sautéed shrimp, which I patted dry, and seasoned with some Cajun seasoning and cooked in a screaming hot pan with butter for maybe 1 minute per side as they were precooked.

Simple yet so good.

Real life adventures:

The world seems so full of cruelty, hate, and overall negative people these days…its honestly started to wear on me. So in efforts to try and put forth some positivity, I have made a daily goal of doing something kind for someone every single day. So today I emailed our lawn service, thanking them for going above and beyond when they trimmed our yard yesterday. They not only trimmed between our Oak and Crepe Myrtle trees, but they actually trimmed a lot of the overgrown branches on the Oak tree. I also asked them to pass my kudos on to management, and the customer service representative that got back to me seemed truly touched.

Are you running any live races this year, or have you already? How do you keep weeknight meals simple? Tell me the last kind thing you did….didn’t it make you feel good?

Cheers!

Michelle

28 thoughts on “Wednesday’s adventures!!!”

  1. Nice. That’s a great pace and you have plenty of time to get ready for the HM. I’m beginning to get a little scared about my first one, which is supposed to happen Sept 18, 2021.

    Your meal looks so good and simple.

    That’s great that you are doing an act of kindness every single day. I can’t really think of the last time I did an actual random act of kindness, but I try to be kind in all of my interactions. Well, maybe not yelling at the obnoxious VA employee I dealt with on the phone yesterday. Does that count? JK. The last one I can think of was letting someone with very few items go ahead of me in the check out line.

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      1. Thank you Michelle. I usually have good interactions with them. This guy just seemed to be particularly unhelpful. I understand that he was “following” the rules as he knew them, but I think he could have been a little more helpful without breaking any rules. You’ll have to read about it in yesterday’s post and let me know your feelings about it. I would love to hear from someone who is “in the know.” Maybe I was just being unreasonable.

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