Saturday, November 17, 2012

The Day Before!

Well, Here we are- the day before the Route 66 Marathon and I wanted to take it easy!  So-- I ran a 5k

Ha-  I look very serious, which is funny, because in all reality I'm totally not.  I had a decent run-finished in 32 minutes.  To continue on with my relaxing, I then went grocery shopping. Wal Mart on a Saturday before Thanksgiving day is not a pretty sight.   After the grocery store, I cooked a whole chicken and then divided into 3 meals, chicken salad for Larry's lunch next week, Matzo balls because I love them and I make delicious ones, and a chicken pot pie because I need something more substantial then matzo balls if I gonna run 26.5 miles( yep .5  doing the center of the universe tour) tomorrow!wow that was one heck of a run on sentence!! I also made 6 pie crusts for Thanksgiving and pumpkin snickerdoodle cookies for the hell of it.

These cookies are AWESOME--  just  a regular snickerdoodle recipe but add a cup of pumpkin puree.(I told you last week how to make your own puree)  also (ignore the junk food cereal box in the background).  THEN I went to a reveal party, I know--what the heck is a reveal party- well my BFF who is pregnant did not know what sex the baby is but her hubby did.  So, they threw a party and bought a cake and "revealed" what they are having!! AND ITS A 


Very Exciting.  Anyway,  now I am really trying to get some rest so I'm gonna head to a bday party.  Sounds smart right! ugh!!!  Completely unrelated--

This is what our poor dog looks like when his dad has to leave for a side job after he's been gone all day.  Is it not the saddest thing you have ever seen.

Marathon tomorrow--Ill let you know-

Monday, November 12, 2012


So, If you are from Oklahoma, like me and you have not done the Talamena drive. You simply have to do it.  It is a scenic byway from Talihina Oklahoma to Mena Arkansas and it is absolutely gorgeous.  Larry and I went to the wedding of our good friends Emma and Zane this weekend.  We took a round about way and took this byway.  It was well worth the extra 7 hours in the car.  I won't bore with all the details of the weekend but we saw a lot of leaves, celebrated a wonderful marriage between two awesome folks, and generally had a great time.

And now on to real business.  One week to the marathon and I am pumped!! carb loading and tapering make for a very pleasant week.  Ended with and extra day off to recover what could possible go wrong!!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Chasing Lori: Time Change!!

Chasing Lori: Time Change!!: I don't know about anyone else, but the time change has me all screwed up.  I'm exhausted at 8 p.m. and up at 5 a.m. everyday.  It is becomi...

Time Change!!

I don't know about anyone else, but the time change has me all screwed up.  I'm exhausted at 8 p.m. and up at 5 a.m. everyday.  It is becoming quite an issue, mainly because of my crappy attitude in the evening hours due to extreme sleepiness.   Which, is why I have also been ignoring the blog, my running, cleaning the house etc.   Oh well, I guess it will all work out.  
       Yesterday I took Michael to the grocery store.  It was quite an experience.  As we are walking in he tells me: " Now we can go to shopping together just like we have always wanted".  I was completely unaware that we have always wanted to go to the shopping together, but glad that I could make him happy.   Everyone in the store knows him, which is really strange because he has only been there a few times.  I feel like a celebrity when I hang out with Michael-or a adult babysitter.  I'm now sure which one.

    I was exhausted last night so I skipped my run, which is fine since I am in tapering mode(my favorite week of training)  and I only have to get in 17 miles this whole week!!  So, Larry and I went to the Chinese buffet near the house.  He does not want me to show this picture , so I'm going to make it extra large!
This is is plate after he finished.  Notice the carnage of crawdads.  This is because I do not allow shellfish ( among other non-kosher) items in the house.  When we go out is his only opportunity to eat and tends to go a bit over board!.    

     Trying to plan a little weekend trip to my friend Emma's wedding in Fort Smith.   Thinking of doing the Talahina Drive and staying one night somewhere around the end of it.  Anyone been there??

Sunday, November 4, 2012

20 miles

Wow- What a great and relaxing weekend.  Except of course for the 21 mile run I had on Saturday morning! Was completely planning on heading to the Lieberman Bar Mitzvah but instead was out running all over Tulsa for FIVE hours.  I love to run with a group but I hate the fact that every 5 miles 10 people have to use the restroom and it takes 10 minutes everytime!! oh well-It was still a great run.  I am participating in a blog contest called "Pile on the Miles". The goal is to run/walk as many miles as possible in November-so instead of adding pounds- you are adding miles.  With the one run I had in the first four days of November I'm already close to my goal.  google Pile on the Miles and check it out.
    So, the run pretty much wiped me out for Saturday and all I did was lay around and eat.  Brandon had given a deer leg and some backstrap and we have been eating deer all week.  A both lean and delicious choice of meat. Which leads me to my cooking this weekend- I made homemade English Muffins AND

   Today, I made pumpkin puree for Thanksgiving.

It's really easy--get a pumpkin,quarter and gut it.  Roast it for a couple of hours in the oven and scrape the skin off.  I like to add brown super and pumpkin spice when the pumpkin is this big.  The bigger the pumpkin the less sweet it is.  Then I freeze it for pumpkin pie, ice cream etc....  It is way cheaper and always fun to make you own stuff.

This is my cat--Can't every remember her name- we just call her cat.  She is not supposed to be inside because she likes to poop on our bed.  Somehow she always seems to be inside though.  That is her laying on my channukah throw that is on the couch. The dog has been crying all night because he can see the cat inside and is jealous.   I finally let him in and if I had audio you could hear him snoring.

2 Weeks until the Route 66 marathon and I can't wait!!