Long Meetings


Long day at work today. I went to a meeting that I thought would be about 30 minutes, and 2 1/2 hours later. . .

Thankfully lunch was more of the same from yesterday and just as good!

Leftover salsa veggie soup, peach chobani and a banana.

I am in LOVE with the new extra gum “dessert” selections. The perfect after lunch thing to end the meal with a little bit of sweetness.

I had the afternoon off, I was able to get some errands done. I love Target in the middle of a workday! I was also able to go to the YMCA in the late afternoon before it got too crowded.  I did the 4 mile treadmill hill/speed workout by Ashley from A Healthy, Happier Bear who was guest posting for Tina on Carrots ‘N’ Cake.

Four Mile Treadmill Hill/Speed Workout 

.75 miles at “normal” pace and 1 incline (5.7)

.25 miles at “normal” pace and 4 incline (5.7 still)

.75 miles at “not as comfortable” pace and 1 incline (6.0)

.25 miles at “not as comfortable” pace and 4 incline (6.0)

.75 miles at “normal” pace and 1 incline (5.7 again)

.25 miles at “normal” pace and 4 incline (5.7 again)

.75 miles at “uncomfortable breathing” pace and 1 incline (6.2)

.25 miles at “uncomfortable breathing” pace and 4 incline (6.2 – TIRED!)

1.0 mile at 5.7 “cool down”

I haven’t done a lot of speed or hill training on the treadmill so it was definitely out of my comfort zone. It helped to mix up just a traditional run. I think I am going to try it again a couple of times over the next few weeks and try to increase my speed.

Then, after showering and playing a good game of tug with Abby, I was ready to make dinner.


I made honey-dijon chicken and served it with some red potatoes I baked in the oven on a bed of lettuce. The sauce from the chicken acted like a warm salad dressing. It was yummy and full of veggies.

Chicken coated with flour and pepper cooking chicken All mixed together

Chicken with baked red potato over lettuce

Mixed together

good bite

someone very interested in dinner

 Scott had to drive up to the Twin Cities today for a meeting for work. Whenever he does that, he tries to have lunch with his Mom, while he is in town. He always comes home with yummy goodies from her house. Today it was pistachio bread! So perfect for St. Patrick’s day.

Pistachio Bread

Now it is time for SURVIVOR – my all time favorite show (followed closely by Amazing Race). Last week was a crazy episode so I am excited to see what happens this week. There might be a little bit of leftover brownie trifle during Survivor. Have a good night.  

Saucy Honey Dijon Chicken

1 T olive oil

1 T flour mixed with 1/4 t pepper

1 pound chicken breasts, cut up into 1 inch chunks

1 medium onion – chopped

1 can chicken broth

1/4 cup honey Dijon mustard

Heat oil until hot over medium heat. In bowl, coat chicken with flour/pepper mixture.  Place chicken in skillet and cook until no pink is left. Transfer chicken to a bowl. Put onion into skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes until browned, transfer to bowl with chicken. Increase heat to high, add broth, cook 6-8 minutes until sauce thickens slightly. Mix in mustard. Add chicken and onions and heat through. Serve over potatoes or salad if you like.


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