This is perhaps my #1 reason why I love Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City + SJP so much .
After work, I cruised home jai hoing and listening to the stellar beats of the “Slumdog Millionaire” CD. Suddenly, I knew exactly what I wanted for dinner – INDIAN!
I picked up my all-time fave Indian eats – Baingan Bhartha (eggplant mashed with tomatoes & spices) – and devoured this delicious dish along with a side of whole wheat tandoori roti on the glorious outside deck of my friend Megan’s house. I ate all of the Baingan Bhartha & roti and none of the rice (it was nothing special).
Dairy Queen Krunch Cone anyone? It’s Mama Everythingtarian’s fave, and one of mine too! Lots of nummy sprinkles, crunchy peanut bites and rice krispies on a vanilla cone.
The night also included a 2nd trip to Tarjay (oops!) where I picked up some much-needed bananas + yogurt, but seriously dudes, my fridge and pantry are bare bones. Otherwise, I was a good girl and didn’t buy anything else at the mall. Although, I was tempted by a new pair of running shoes . Meg & I got in some lovely friend bonding last night before she headed off for a weekend at the cabin – so jealous!
After sleeping 10 hours last night, I woke up this morning feeling well-rested (although my hair was another story…) and dug into a quick and simple brekkie (shoutout to my new British bloggy friend, Angharad!) of Target Heartsmart cereal, sliced banana + skim milk along with a cuppa joe + skim milk.
Then it was time for 9-miler.
For the first 6 miles, the run was nothing special. I kept it at a slow 10:00/mile pace and just enjoyed being outside, soaking in the fresh air. However, the most mysterious thing happened. At about mile 6, I started feeling mondo good. The last three miles, I probably ran at an 8:00/mile pace and finished up feeling ah-may-zing! I came home, chugged a whole Nalgene and indulged in more PB art…
Plus an Apple Pie Larabar for extra replenishing energy:
Now I am watching Barefoot Contessa – one of my faves – on the Food Network but need to go shower and get ready to enjoy whatever I want to do with the rest of the day! Woowoo – this has not happened in a long time.
Do you have a favorite TV cook/chef? Mine is definitely Ina Garten - that Barefoot Contessa may not always be healthy, but I love her classic, simple and use of whole ingredients.