As I am sure most of you are aware, Boston is getting hit with another giant snow storm as we speak. It started early Sunday morning and should continue to snow through Monday night. I know a lot of people hate all this snow, and I have to admit, it is a bit annoying, but in general, I really enjoy it. There are so many fun things to do in the snow and I love snow days cuddled up on the couch, drinking hot coco and relaxing
in front of the fire.
Because of all the snow, Vinnie and I had a pretty mellow weekend. I have been slacking a bit getting all my runs in for my half marathon especially with all the snow so I was concerned about not fitting in my long runs but I manage to run both days!
On Saturday we made it out of the house around 11am to pick up groceries for the week and run some errands. I amvdetermined to have healthy food in house and make smart snack and meal decisions this week. We did a big food haul at Trader Joe’s full of veggies, lean meat and lots of fruit.
After our shop we rushed up to Melrose because there was an open house we wanted to check out. I know, kinda random, but we are always on the look out for a home and when something pops up we try to go see it because you never know! And, this house was so cute, in a great location and really affordable. We are considering placing an offer… we are on the fence because we love living in Charlestown… just sick of renting.
After the open house we walked around Main St of Melrose which is super quaint with tons of shops and restaurants. We stopped into Stearns & Hills Bistro for a late lunch and it was delicious.
By the time we got home it was late afternoon. I needed to sweat and clear my mind, so I rushed to the YMCA. I was planning on doing something light and easy but I jumped on the treadmill and ended up running for 60 min. It was a slow pace, but it felt good. I watched Kids Baking Championship on Food Network the whole time. Have you seen it?! It’s pretty funny and they are good cooks!
After my treadmill run, I did 15 minutes of toning exercises before they kicked me out because they were closing. I shut down the gym on a Saturday night! #sweetlife #fitgirlproblems
Sunday was a day full of meal prepping and running. I had 12 miles on the training plan and the thought of doing it on the treadmill was terrible so I bundled up and ran 12 long snowy miles outside in the snow storm. It wasn’t easy, but I had a lot more fun than if I was inside going nowhere on the treadmill! I will write more about my decision to run outside in a snow storm tomorrow so check back.
I made BBQ pulled chicken and cole slaw to go with it, homemade hummus and sliced veggies, quinoa, protein pancakes, a loaded veggie egg bake, tofu and sliced strawberries. This doesn’t include all the other food I have in my fridge that doesn’t need slicing, dicing and cooking like carrots, apples, grapefruit, lettuce, kale, etc.
Andddd I didn’t even watch the Grammys. Vinnie wouldn’t watch the red carpet and by the time the show came on, I had completely forgotten about it! Were they good? I need to go and check out all the glamorous dressing and watch all the performances on youtube.