Sunday, January 22, 2017

Weekly Wrap.....Jan 22


This  week is going to be pretty picture heavy as I post about some random highlights from my week.

For this training cycle I'm trying to do one shorter run and one longer run on the trail each week. Some runs are going to happen on the treadmill depending on the weather and how busy the week is.  This past week was pretty busy but fun.

Sunday I did 5 treadmill miles at home. I should have went outside but I was being lazy. Then Thursday I headed back to the trail.


This week's trail run was SO MUCH different different than last weeks. I had sunny skies for all 5 miles and not a drop of rain. I was pro-active and decided to run only 5 miles instead of 6 because I wasn't sure I'd be able to finish 6 miles before the sun went down.  I got my 5 miles completed just in time.

We are working on a home project so my cross training this week consisted of packing and carrying boxes (and furniture) up and down steps.  It may not seem like a workout but believe me, it WAS!

Other fun things from the week.........


I made home made authentic Restaurant style Chinese food for dinner this week. I'm a huge fan of Chicken and Broccoli at our local Chinese restaurant and have been wanting to try to make it myself.  I found some recipes online and tweaked them. Not to toot my own horn but it turned out AMAZING! Even Scott couldn't believe how good it was.  I'll try to post the recipe later.



I got a new book this week! I have been wanting this book by Victoria Beckham for years now! My intention was to look for it at the library instead of buying it but I never did. One evening Scott was shopping on Amazon and feeling pretty generous so he invited my friend and I each to  to pick something out we wanted. Of course I picked a book!

It was time to change the background on my work computer from Christmas labs to something more seasonally appropriate. I found this one with the lab and the rose and fell in love. It reminded me of my old lab. It makes me smile!

Speaking of work, I had a student come in the other day to make up a presentation she missed. Her presentation was on visiting Orlando. One of her slides was on Disney world and she had plenty of pictures. As I looked more closely I saw a familiar one.

It was a picture of  my sister and my mom riding bikes on the path at Disney World. It was posted on our blog a few years back.  When I saw it I had to laugh and asked her where she found the picture. She said she just found it through a Google search.  Isn't that something? What are the chances!

Okay, I guess that's enough randomness for the week! What were some of your random highlights this week? -M

We are linking up with Holly and Tricia for their weekly wrap! 

24 comments:

  1. That is so crazy that the student found a picture you posted! Glad you got to enjoy some nice weather for the trail this week!

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    1. I definitely got a chuckle out of seeing one of our pictures on her presentation!

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  2. My work computer is completely locked to customization. Isn't that terrible?

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  3. Wow that is so funny about the presentation. I need to do some trail running Iike you

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    1. I know right!

      Trails can be petty peaceful to run on as you don't have to worry about any traffic!

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  4. I'd love to do some trails! Our trails are super muddy and icy right now...the ground is frozen, so any rain that falls just accumulates on the surface...and refreezes. As it slowly melts (a tiny bit each day....two steps forward/one step back LOL), the melted snow turns the border to mud...it's kind of a no-win situation LOL

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    1. Yea, I don't think I'd want to run on those trails either. When I know that the trails may be icky from rain or something I'll run on the sidewalks in town.

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  5. What made you want the Victoria Bekham book? Are you a fan of hers?

    I am excited to try your chicken and broccoli recipe!

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    1. No, I'm not at all a fan of Victoria Beckham but the book has a lot of fashion /style tips in it that I was interested in and was hoping it could help me with my column.

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    2. Gotcha! I don't know much about her, so I'm not a fan, but I'm like not "against" her, if that makes sense. :)

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  6. It must be nice to have trails to run on. The few we have around here are...pathetic. It is odd that your student found a picture that had been posted on your blog. Your Chinese dish looks amazing. I've never tried to cook that type of food myself. Thanks for linking, Meranda!

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    1. Running near traffic makes me nervous so I am SO thankful for the trails/paths.

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  7. Funny that your student found a pic from your blog a few years ago. Did you talk to her about getting permission to use other people's images? ;-) ;-) ;-)


    Isn't it funny how we think treadmill miles are lazy miles? lol. Something non-runners would never understand. lol.

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    1. Haha, Good point but no, I didn't talk about using pictures without permission.

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  8. Mmmmm chicken and broccoli is a fave of mine as well. I love when a dish comes out amazing like that. Yum! What a crazy coincidence about that pic.

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  9. My husband hates rice, and chinese food, so I rarely make it, but I do really like it. So funny about the Disney pic! Moving boxes is a great workout. and glad you had better luck with the trail run this week :)

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  10. I love making favorite restaurant dishes at home and realizing how easy they are to make. So glad to hear that the chicken and broccoli was delicious and husband approved!

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  11. great week! I agree boxing and moving stuff around is a great workout! Congrats on trying to make new dishes, you might just get more Amazon gifts from the hubby! :)

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  12. When I moved to other apartments and carried boxes myself, it was quite a workout. I didn't feel sore like a weight workout, but I felt like I was getting cardio walking up and down all those stairs. This time around I had pros do it and it was so much better.

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  13. Moving does count as a work out! Last time I moved, I lost 3 lbs just on the move!

    That chicken and broccoli look amazing! I also love chicken and broccoli and would love to try your recipe!

    Let me know how to book is!

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  14. Oh my goodness, how funny that your student randomly found a picture of your mom and sister online and then used it in her presentation.

    Your chicken and broccoli looks delicious! I make a mean stir fry with chicken and broccoli, too!

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  15. Random: We are camping and I run often in the early mornings. Mostly I only see animals and the occasional person running through or someone walking their dog. Today, today I saw a man peeing from a boat, like really at least turn your back to the shore!!! Geeze!

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  16. Lol that is pretty funny about your student that used one of your pics in her presentation. :) Chinese Chicken and broccoli sounds good!

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