Eight Things

Hey, everyone!  Is it really Wednesday?  This week seems to be flying by!  I crashed hard yesterday after my swim workout; the combination of traveling, working out, and recovering from Thanksgiving hit hard, and I may have spent the day watching Downton Abbey.  In my defense, it was raining, so I didn’t feel like running my errands.  Or moving for the matter.

Anyway, I got nine glorious hours of sleep last night, and I feel completely rejuvenated.  I also have a bunch of random stuff to share, so I’m going with a list format today.

1.  I really, really missed salmon when I was home.  Fish doesn’t exactly scream Thanksgiving, so it fell out of the rotation for the week.  But it’s back now—I’ve had it the past two nights—so it’s all good.

2.  I went running without my Garmin this morning. (I owe you a post on that, actually.) Honestly, I totally forgot to put it on and didn’t realize it until I left my building.  I’ve been wearing it a lot lately, so it was nice to disconnect and simply run.

3.  I spiced up my overnight oats with some cinnamon spiced granola courtesy of NatureBox.

The granola was good—fresh, tasty, and not overly sweet.  Speaking of Nature Box …

4.  I actually received a sample over the Thanksgiving holiday.  I’m slowly working my way through the snacks, so I’ll post a review in a few weeks.

[Full disclosure:  NatureBox contacted me and asked if I would like a sample package in exchange for a blog review.  As always, all opinions expressed are my own.]

5.  While out running errands this morning, I saw Andrew, one of the Full Throttle Endurance coaches from Chelsea Piers.  What a small world, right?  CP should reopen Dec. 1, but it’s unclear whether Full Throttle Endurance will still hold its off-season training program.  Because “normal” training begins in January, holding one month of organized off-season training doesn’t make much sense.  Anyway, once the complex opens on Saturday, I hope to work with Andrew more on swimming, and he also mentioned triathlon-specific strength training, too.

6.  Guess what came in the mail today—my USA Triathlon membership card!  Woohoo!

7.  This will make me sound extremely nerdy, but whatever—I bought an ice scoop and spice rack at The Container Store today, and I cannot begin to articulate how happy they make me.

Until I spilled vanilla extract while organizing my spices.  Now both the kitchen and I reek of vanilla.

8.  I’m trying something new for dinner tonight—a “healthified” personal pizza.  We’ll see how this goes.

How’s your Wednesday going?  Have you heard of NatureBox?  What’s been your go-to dinner lately?

25 Responses to Eight Things

  1. I LOVE Downton Abbey and cannot wait till it starts again in January! Yay for USA Triathlon membership! :-)

  2. the container store is a drug, I could spend massive amounts of money there if I could. I swear I would be so happy with a gift card there.

  3. I have got to get into Downton Abbey. I know it would be right up my alley. Must get Netflix!

  4. I have heard great things about that show but haven’t watched it! I got the same nature box – those peas are my favorite!

  5. Haha, at least vanilla is a pretty good scent! An organized spice rack would make me extremely happy. It’s funny you mentioned The Container Store..I was thinking today about a post along the lines of “things I’d rather be doing” and one thing on my list was going to be “driving an hour through Boston to visit the new Container Store” haha!

  6. Omg. Downton is soooo good in the second series. And my go to dinner at the moment is fish parcels. Fish and chopped veg in a parcel with sesame oil and crushed garlic. 20 mins in oven, lime juice and fresh coriander to serve.

  7. There are MUCH worse things to smell of than vanilla, even if it is super concentrated. Trust me. Being introduced to all sorts of new smells is one thing I definitely don’t like about my job.
    Moving on to better things!! :D haha.
    I love personal pizzas. Are you trying one with a cauliflower crust?
    I’m a fish-lover too. Tilapia sandwiches are my current favourite lunch.
    Hope you get back into your pool soon!! Gotta put that USA Tri membership to good use! ;)
    And finally, how did I not know that Dame Maggie Smith (aka Professor Badass McAwesome) is in Downtown Abbey?! NEEEEEED to watch it!!

    • I made a pizza with almond flour crust, and it was absolutely delicious! Sharing the recipe today. :) And yes, Maggie Smith steals the show! She is so awesome. Downton in on Netflix Instant!

  8. I’ve never tried Nature Box, but I want to!

  9. Never heard of the brand…but I don’t get out much..ha. Seriously, I don’t go to the health stores. Wednesday…glad it’s over, worked all day. Love salmon.

  10. I feel the same way about the week flying by seriously. I have so much to do before the weekend but little to no time to do it. UGH. Anyways-happy becoming an official triathlete member! :)

  11. Hey Carrie! Just stumbled on your blog. Love it! :) Your swimming workout is motivating me. I LOVE to swim, but I have such a hard time doing it in the winter time. Brrrr. Even if it’s an indoor, heated pool.

  12. I’ve never heard of Nature Box but it seems pretty cool. I have taken salmon out of the dinner rotation too and miss it terribly. Will def have to load up on salmon as soon as I finish these neverending Thanksgiving leftovers!

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