Thursday: Went to a Walk the Moon concert. My crush on their guitarist Eli was in full swing and I was begging them via Instagram to be my best friends.Their opening band Magic Man was awesome. I just love music. Sigh.Friday: I didn’t go to sleep until 12:30am on Thursday so waking up at 6am for work was a little rough. I was only working until 11am so that was awesome. At 11am I went to the gym and lifted for 30ish minutes then went to drop off my car to get an oil change. I used Capital Bikeshare and biked the 3ish miles home.Next up was lunch and some apartment cleaning.Once my car was ready for pick up I ran and grabbed it. I covered 3 miles in 26:25!! That’s an average of 8:48. I was realllllllly excited about that. Like really really excited. So excited in fact after I showered and ate dinner I treated myself with a 10pm bed time. LIVE BIG. Dinner = pork chop, sweet potato fries, ketchup(!!), tomatillo / tomato / avocado salad.Saturday: Saturday started out with an 8:30am yoga class. The class was great and really stretched out my muscles. I was quite sore from Friday. After the class I walked 3 miles into Georgetown to meet my friend Cristy to go kayaking.After kayaking Cristy and I embarked on a 6 mile walk around DC. We went hunting for a festival that didn’t exist and ended up at the monuments just chatting. We landed back in Georgetown and went to see Don Jon. Once the movie let out I proceeded on the 3 mile walk back to my car in Virginia. All in all… 11.5 miles of walking on Saturday!! I was so happy being outside all day.
Sunday: Started out with an awesome wilderness run. I went to Burke Lake and ran the 4.5 mile loop. This was a special run for me because the last time I was at Burke Lake was right after the Boston Marathon bombing for a memorial run. It was also the last time I went for a run before tearing my ACL. It felt great to be back and I was moving just as fast as the last time I ran there. I was also rocking my favorite AMRAP tank and Pro Compression socks in the most matchy matchy outfit ever. I LOVED it.After I cleaned up from the run I started cooking and crafting. The casserole came out deliciousssssss.
Longneck Pumpkin Squash Casserole:
2lbs longneck pumpkin squash (butternut / any squash will work)
1.5 – 2lbs cubed boneless skinless chicken breast (for the nutrition info I had 1.7lbs)
4oz shredded seriously sharp cheddar
1 red onion
1 can sweet corn (no salt added or rinsed)
1 can reduced sodium condensed cream of mushroom soup w/ roasted garlic
1/2 tbsp coconut oil
heaping scoop minced garlic
thai seasoning (mine is sea salt and a bunch of fun flavors, use whatever you want)
Preheat oven to 350F. In a large skillet (big enough to fit everything) saute cubed squash and diced onion for about 15 minutes – you want them to be partially cooked but still firm. Season with thai, curry spices, and garlic. In a separate skillet cook cubed chicken in the same spices – cook to completion. In a medium sized bowl mix, eggs, cheese, corn, and cream of mushroom soup w/ roasted garlic. Turn off the heat to the large skillet and add the chicken and wet mix. Mix well and pour into a greased baking pan (I just use olive oil spray). Bake for 45 minutes, serves 8. Nutrition Info: 303 cal / 25g carbs / 10g fat / 31g protein / 4g fiber.
Monday: I enjoyed a well needed rest day in the work out department, Sasha got spayed, AND I was reunited with Brennan (he was out of town for the weekend). Sasha is doing well and is a total love bug right now. We are definitely looking forward to her feeling better and regaining some energy though. It is weird having her so calm.
How was your weekend?