If eating McDonald’s Angus Deluxe is wrong I don’t ever want to be right.

10.5 miles elliptical

10 mile run 1:25 8:27 average pace of being hot fun and sweaty!

Thursday turned into a 2 part workout. B The plan, all good things have a plan, was to wake up at 6AM, do an 8 mile run and call it a day. B Well like all good plans this want ended with several snoozes and me being in bed until 7:15 and realizing if I don’t wake up soon I’ll be late for work.

Then I was going to attempt a 6 mile fast run during lunch but once again I failed. B I forgot my sneakers, instead my mind this morning thought I needed two sets of workout clothes instead. B My co-worker let me borrow her sneakers so I caught up with the elliptical instead.

After work I ended up with some extra time as I was waiting for a certain somebody so I looked at the clock, grabbed myB Hand-held BottleB added aB lemonadeB nuun B B (my favorite flavor) and headed out the door. B My run was a mix of 8 and 9 minute miles. B I walked every 2 miles or so to cool off and drink from my bottle. B Even during races I hate running and drinking as the same time. B Either way I eventually ran out of time and cut the run at 10 miles.

Refuel? B This baby.

Sorry fitness bloggers, but sometimes you just really need an Angus Deluxe to test out your arteries!

Also I came home today and I saw a giant box so I thought Tony ordered something fun, instead it was this:

Come on amazon! Stop being so wasteful. B At least Jack has a new toy…

He’s been hard at work lately.

Climbing ladders

Taking a break from all the house fixing he’s been doing.

And how is he fueling for all this work?

I guess Jack, just like his owners loves carbs in bread orB granolaB form!

Weekend of a packing cat lady

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The 3 day weekend has come and gone and I feel like nothing has been done. I guess that’s how all long weekends feel unless I go away somewhere. B I had a great Saturday exploring Charlsetown.

Sunday, after the Run to Remember Half B marathon I really wanted to take a nap. B Unlike other runners, 6AM wake ups don’t come naturally to me. B Good thing I had a practice wake up call at 5AM the day before from some A—H—-who was BLOW TORCHING a parking lot. B They should change their number from 1-800-sealers to 1-800-A77-H653. B This is the same building that used to wake me up last summer with their 6AM landscapers! A curse upon them!

Instead of a nap Tony & I went to the new house to do some yardwork. B I guess that’s what homeowners do on weekends. B Yardwork.

While I did things like this…

Other fun Sunday night activities include packing…

As you can tell from the countless photos of Jack Meower, I am slowly developing CLS. B Cat Lady Syndrome. B While other people post pictures of their babies on Facebook, I surround my wall with the cat instead. B Well I must confess I took this to a potential new level. B This is Jack’s first summer. B He has been meowing like crazy near all our doors and windows begging to go outside. B However, our streets are city streets surrounded with cars, crazy people, hawks and hunting dogs. B Jack being an outdoor cat is just not practical in my view. B So here’s my new solution.

Needless to say Day 1 of learning how to walk a cat did not get me very far. B I tried to walk, Jack tried to eat the grass and roll over instead. B Day 2 I decided to try out the front of the house instead. B Same story, but I did get him to walk down the stairs.

We even took a ride over to the new house so he can smell the grass there.

Aside from torturing my cat most of Sunday, I made an awesomeB breakfast! B I wanted to go to brunch but certain places decided that even though it’s a holiday because it’s Monday, they don’t do brunch. So instead I made a Baby Kale, Mushroom omeletteB with a side of Sunkist tomatoes and salsa.

There’s such thing as baby kale and it’s pretty yummy. B I didn’t know this because my ghetto supermarket can’t spell kale, let alone carry organic baby kale. We were driving through Burlington when I saw Roche Bros. B I knew it was an adventure awaiting. B I’ve never been to one before and was impressed with their clean empty aisles and the lack of a wholeB aisleB dedicated toB hot-dogs.B B I guess that’s the difference between a store in Chelsea and Burlington.

Do you ever like to check out otherB groceryB stores? B I used to work at Shaw’s in Allston (Albertson’s Supermarket for people on the West Coast) for a few years on weekends while I was in college. B That’s probably where my grocery store B B comparison habit started. B Plus I really loved food shopping and finding new things.

Have you ever seen anyone walk a cat before? B I haven’t but I read people online do it.

Our household is so healthy even our cat tries to eat celery

After playing hooky on my long run this weekend, I tried to catch up a bit on Monday & Tuesday

Monday 14 miles 6 during lunch and 8 after work

The first run of Monday went well with an incline 3 and good average pace of 6.9MPH

The second run was a disappointment. B I got on the treadmill expecting to be flying after taking the weekend off for the most part with no 20-miler. B What B actually occurred was a struggle of 8 slow miles at 9 minutes pace on incline 2. B 6:30PM start runs are rough for me on work days. B My afternoon lunch just isn’t enough, and a snack doesn’t help. B By 6:30 I’m want to be on the couch, not running. B My mentally completely broke me down and I quit as 8 instead of the planned 12 I was doing post work a few weeks ago (although that was a 5:30 PM). B No picture taken as I marched off (and by marched off I mean slowly staggered) of the treadmill in defeat. B Maybe I’ll pretend I’m on a 4 week taper for Boston.

Tuesday 12 miles 6.3 during lunch for speed interval training and 5.7 random miles post work

Finally a good, happy treadmill run! B I missed those.

Post work run was just a catch-up for the abandoned miles on Monday, but none the less went well enough. B Both were on incline 2.

Or maybe it was my new pink workout top from target that kept me happy onB Tuesday. I have a sick love for pink and purple, the brighter the better if you haven’t noticed.

It’s funny howB as soon as I started complaining about how hot outside it was; winter came crashing in with negative temperatures below zero after a week of 70s.

What did I do on Sunday instead of a long run? B I pretended that it was raining hard and went to brunch instead. B Bloody Marys are of course a requirement.

Shrimp & Avocado salad with endive, grapefruit, tarragon at Sportello, a Barbara LynchB restaurant that feels just like eating in your own kitchen.

The best part though is the bakery…

Baked goods like all things should always come in three (or that’s I tell myself) so of course I got a black berry macaron, a dark chocolate salted caramel cookie, and a dried cherries and walnut cookie.

And no, none of these things made it home with me by the end of the day. B But don’t worry, we’re all healthy here even the cat.

On Sunday I also checked out the Boston Crafts fair which was a complete waste of time unless you like paying $749.99 for a painted beer bottle cap. B Yup, I guess that’s some talented crafts right there. B Needless to say, I did not buy anything.

Do you feel guilty when you skip your weekend long run?

Are you still training, tapering, or going with the flow?