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Grooming Day

We randomly decided to give our cats a bath today. We also cut their toe nails and brushed them real good, now they hate us. Thought I’d share some of the cuteness.

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One Long Day

Went out to Central Park again this morning to meet up with the TNT group, but let me tell you that my commute there was not pleasant. at all.  I left 10 minutes earlier today than last week and it still took me FOREVER to get there and I got there literally just in time. I was so annoyed, the C train took soooooooo long to arrive and once it did it kept stopping every 10 inches! It probably took me like an hour and 20 minutes to get there, which is ridiculous!

I bundled up good today because man it was COLD out there! I believe it was about 28° out there. I was worried about being cold, but once again after about a mile or 2 I was all nice and warm and felt great! The first 4 miles I ran with these two girls that are training for their first marathon in Paris! I almost wished I had signed up for that. It sounds so exciting and what a great excuse to go to Paris. I ended up running the last 4 miles by myself, which was fine, but somehow I always end up on my own. It was a great run though, I felt pretty strong throughout the whole thing.

  • Distance: 8 Miles
  • Duration: 75:31
  • Pace: 9:26

I came home and jumped in bed with Derek because he was still sleeping and looked so nice and warm. Then I immediately scarfed down some steel cut oats. Sorry I ate them too fast to take a picture.

Derek and I met up with Sandy, our friend Cory’s mom and she brought us out to lunch at the Heartland Brewery, which was so nice, Thanks Sandy! Again, no picture, but I got a cheese steak with spicy french fries. It was good, but not great.

I loved this Christmas ornament sculpture they had! They also had a display of giant christmas lights, it was pretty awesome!

After that we headed over to Union Square to hit up the Holiday Market that was going on. The only thing I bought:

A BELGIAN WAFFLE! from Waffles & Dinges. It was delicious and they also had a sign posted that they are on Throwdown with Bobby Flay and their episode will air January 20th I think. I bet that they win that one.

It was a good day in all, but my legs sure are tired, a bath would be nice! I will leave you a picture of my delicious dinner that I had last night and a picture of my whale of cat!

Today has been a long day, good night!

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Galadrial Eats Popcorn

Thought  I’d share these funny pictures of my cat Galadrial.

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Wow, it is perfect outside today! I couldn’t believe how nice it was when I went out for my run. It has seriously been beautiful for the past 3 days and I love it! I always appreciate the crazy weather when we randomly get gorgeous days like today. It was about 60° and I was totally over dressed for my run, it was pretty darn hot! I totally could’ve gotten away with shorts and a tank top, it was that warm! I wore pants and a long sleeve shirt, what was I thinking? It was a great run, none the less. I was barely held up by any stop lights and it was mostly smooth sailing.

  • Distance: 6.06 Miles
  • Time: 57:57
  • Pace: 9:33
  • Calories Burned: 618

I just made the most amazing protein shake I think I’ve ever had.

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  • 3/4 cup 1% Milk
  • 1/4 cup Bolthouse Farms Amazing Mango Fruit Smoothie
  • A splash of apple juice
  • 1 frozen banana
  • A scoop of chocolate protein powder
  • 3 ice cubes

It came out so good! It was nice and frosty and thick and very filling. It tasted like it had ice cream in it.

And now I leave you with a cute picture of my cat, Galadrial.

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Busy, Busy, Busy!

Woke up early this morning (well for me) at around 9:15, made it to the gym by 9:30 and was able to pump out 4.3 miles on the treadmill and 10 minutes on the bike! Got back around 10:30 and woke up Derek. We searched for about an hour and compiled a list of places to call in order to set up appointments for this weekend. We are going to New York Friday afternoon to look at apartments and hopefully come out of it with a new place to live 🙂 So far we have about 3 appts. It’s going a little slowly, but I feel it confident we will find a place we like.

  • Distance: 4.32
  • Time: 40:00
  • Pace 9:15
  • Calories: 429

I have so much to do. I have to obtain references from work, possibly get a guarantor letter from my Dad and we have to set some more appts in place. Here is my To Do list for the next two days:

  • Do a load of laundry
  • Go to Grocery Store
  • Run 8 or 9 miles
  • Pack for NY, which includes food, important documents, and clothes
  • Make a Veterinarian appointment for cats
  • and go to work on both days

Here is my dilemma. Our stupid landlord people need to come in and look at our place in order to see what they may need to order for the next tenants. We scheduled it for next Thursday at 10 am, which we thought was perfect. We need to get the cats out of the house for that b/c we aren’t supposed to have them. I figured I would make a Vet. appt for that time next week and everything would work out. BUT! then I realized today when I was about to call the Vet office that I am working first shift next Thursday! I am running a 5K race in the evening therefore I needed to change my hours for that day. Now, I don’t know what to do. Derek has to be here for when they come, I have to leave with the cats, but that can’t happen if I am at work. I am considering just not going to work that day. I still have to make the appointment so we will see what happens.

Anyway, today I made a delicious dinner that started off with roasted potatoes, both russet and sweet!

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I diced them up and coated them with some extra virgin olive oil and salt and pepper. Oh! and a little bit of Lawry’s Season Salt!

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In the oven at 400° for 30 minutes. They came out nice and crispy, just the way I like’m.

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While they were roasting away, I sauteed a few thinly sliced red peppers and garlic. Then added some scrambled eggs and diced tomatoes. I’ve pretty much used just about everything we have to eat in the house. Our refrigerator is empty! I almost like when this happens though, it makes me feel like we aren’t wasting anything. It’s definitely time to go grocery shopping though!

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I threw the scrambled egg mixture right on top with a little bit of cheese (or a lot).

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It was so good! Derek liked the regular potatoes better, but I liked the sweet potatoes more. I have always loved sweet potatoes. My Dad always makes me a special baked sweet potatoes during our gatherings for the holidays. I love eggs, you can do so many things with them.

Oh and I have to mention that I ate a piece of Pepperidge Farm Coconut Cake last night for dessert. I am obsessed with PF cakes! They are so good. This has been in my freezer for a while, but I just took out one piece and let it thaw for about 10 minutes. It was still a little cold when I ate it, but it just made it that much better.

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YUM!

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RIP Chloe

I am sad. My friends parents cat died suddenly today. They are good friends of mine and I cat sit for them whenever they are away. They had two cats, Jack and Chloe, they were rather young, definitely not even 2 years old yet. They were brought to the vet to get declawed and on the way home I guess Chloe started freaking out and was very agitated. He said that she just stopped moving and he brought her back to the vet right away, but she was gone. I guess it was due to the stress on her heart from the surgery.    : (      Jack the other cat is doing fine, I’m sure he will miss her. It’s so unexpected and I feel so sad for Chloe and especially her owners Mark and Cheryl. I can not even fathom how they feel, I know I would be devastated if anything happened to my cats.

I will miss you Chloe…

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