Sunday, February 27, 2011

Super Sunday

First off, sorry I have not been blogging lately,  continual craziness around here.  It doesnt help when we had an ice storm ealier this week, which yielded to having the kids home for an extra 2 days and then mid winter break was Friday.  Makes for a crazy week when the kids are only in school for 2 days!!!

Proud to report that I got all my runs in this week ( all on the treadmill due to the yucky weather)  But 25.1 miles are in the books for the week.
3,6,3 and 13.1     
Yes, I ran 13.1 miles on the treadmill this afternoon.   I stuck in "Titanic" and went running. It was a really awesome run. So much better than last week.  This week and last weeks run took the same amount of time 2:05:01,  but this week I ran 1.1 miles farther. YIPPEE.   To bad for me I didn't run a real half marathon today because that is a PR for that distance by 1 minute. 

Sorry, so short but I still have a few things left to get organized before the night is over. Hope everyone's training is going well.   

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Spectacular Sloppy Saturday

What a Spectacular day here in MI-  it is so beautiful out for being the end of Feb.  ;  sunny, blue skies , high of about 45, low wind.  PERFECT for today.  My kids were out playing in the yard; wanting to pull out every toy they could find.  Sadly though, we had to tuck them fast away as we are under a winter storm warning starting tomorrow for snow and ice.  Oh well the few spring days were nice while they lasted. 

What was sloppy- my run!!!  I ran 12 miles- that is spectacular in itself.  But it was really sloppy; it entailed some walking breaks.  Here are my excuses for the sloppy-  a)  wasn't planning on running until tomorrow but then saw the forecast  b) ran at 3pm ( after eating during the day)  and c) my left hip and knee kept bothering me during the run.  Not sure what is up with that ,  need to check the amount of miles on my shoes.  Really though, I cant complain  12 miles in 2:05

Amy K. asked yesterday for the Green Lake Casserole recipe because she vacations in Green Lake, WI. . Well, not sure if it from that town or not  but the recipe is my husband great grandmothers/ grandmothers and they live  in WI (Green Lake is only about an hour from where they live, so this is very possible).  We normally refer to this casserole as "Grandmas Casserole" but when I got the recipe that is what it was called "Green Lake Casserole"
So here we go
 4 Cups of Diced chicken
2 cups of diced celery (saute)
1 Tpsn diced onion (saute)
1 can sliced water chestnuts
1 cup mayonnaise
2 cups cooked rice
1 Tpsn Lemon Juice
1 tsp salt
2 cans of Cream of Chicken soup

Mix all the ingredients together and place in a  9x13 pan.   Melt 4 Tpsn butter and mix with 2 cups crushed corn flakes or Wheaties or almonds;  toss over chicken mixture.   Bake at 350 for 45 minutes

This is one of our family favorites.  It also freezes very well. 

Have a wonderful rest of the weekend;  I will see if I can find web links for the rest of the recipes and put them on my blog.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Five things Friday

1)  First off, wow did I not follow through on my post that said I would be back posting.  It has been almost five days.   Life this week was a crazy one.  Monday (Valentines Day);  this ment making 3 kids worth of Valentines cards;  2 Valentines Boxes; and Valentine Cookies for all 3 classes.   Tuesday ( My oldest 10th birthday)- wow, could that be. Where has the time gone??    Wednesday - relax and visit a friend  Thursday and Friday - extra child home from school sick.  BLAH BLAH BLAH.  I think we all have crazy weeks like this.

2)    Today I got what I needed , A RUN OUTDOORS!!!!!  I took full advantage of the warm weather that melted all of our snow and ran 6 miles out doors.  I have no idea how fast I ran because my stopwatch died 3 miles in-  but I do know that it was a wonderful run.  Sadly, the cold snowy weather is in the forecast so I will be back on the treadmill.  I hope that it holds out so that I can do 12 miles outside-  because that would be pretty rough on the treadmill. BUT I will do what needs to be done. 2 runs down for the week 2  to go (running both Saturday and Sunday)

3)  My marathon is only 11 weeks away.  Wow, why does that sound so close!!!  Why do I feel so under prepared; even though I am right where I should be at this time.

4) Through all of this we still have been eating healthy.   Dinners have been really good
 * everything is from scratch nothing out of a box*
         Meatloaf ( with oatmeal and pureed zucchini)
         Homemade Macaroni and Cheese ( with pureed yellow squash)
         Beef and Barley soup
         Vegetable and beef Minestrone soup
         Cheese stuffed pasta shell
         Chicken Nuggets and Homemade Fries (dinner tonight)
         Chicken Corn dun Bleu (I think that is how it is spelled)
         Chicken Chimiganas
         Green Lake Chicken Casserole   
 If you want the recipes I will post them

5) Looking forward to a nice relaxed weekend .    Nothing planned (well except for 2 runs) but nothing major,  which is always nice .  Between  myself, my husband and our 4 kids we seem to always be doing something and this weekend there is NOTHING on the calendar.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Short and Sweet Sunday

Just wanted to let you  know, I am alive (and well, cross my fingers as hubby and children are fighting colds).  Sorry that it has been almost 2 weeks since my last post, but we have just been crazy crazy busy.  I will be back up posting soon- with how my running has been going ( haven't got all my runs in, but most of them are complete) and with a list of some great recipes.

Have a great rest of your Sunday- and Happy Early Valentines Day!!!!