Off to Brazil tonight! My father-in-law has a rotational job there every other month, so he and my mother-in-law have an apartment on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janiero and know all the cool stuff to see and do! Noah turns two in less than two weeks so we squeaked our trip in without having to actually pay for his plane ticket! We are super excited to visit!!! It works out well that they have also offered to watch Noah if we want to go tour on our own too.
Joe and I are semi worried that we have an overnight flight and Noah hasn’t been on a plane since before he was a year old. Pray for us…
Yesterday it rained pretty much all day so we were stuck inside and I needed some comfort food. Leftover mac and cheese with extra velveeta cheese and extra salt was the best choice I could have made.
I even shared some with Noah and we followed it up with flaming hot cheetos.
Sunday night I was also needing something nutritious (extreme sarcasm) and decided to make fried chicken. If you never make anything else I tell you to MAKE THIS!!! I followed my usual fried chicken recipe but used some Garlic Parmesan wing sauce I found at Target and also added extra parmesan cheese and garlic salt.
I realize my food choices lately (BBQ, sausage, McDonald’s, mac and cheese and fried chicken) aren’t what most people would consider “healthy” but honestly, I’ve never felt like I’ve been this far along in recovery or had so little anxiety around things like meals cooked by others, unplanned/surprise events, and traveling. Food is food and I am focusing on enjoying the people and time I have rather than being all stressed out. It’s so freeing and I’m excited to keep improving!
So what’s been happening running wise? Well as you all know, I decided over two months ago to take some time off of running. I learned so much from taking a break. A few weeks ago I began running a few times a week and now I run about 5 days a week. When I first started back I couldn’t even make three miles without walking. Slowly I’ve worked back up to about 4-5 miles a day. I’m not going to lie to you it’s slow. I keep reminding myself I have no reason to be in super great shape and I am doing this to ENJOY it. It’s working That being said, if I feel like I need to take time off again I won’t hesitate to do so.
Packing consumed most of the evening but I did take a dessert break. To my surprise Halloween kit kats are orange…
And you know I don’t just eat one piece of Halloween candy.
Who else saw the Jimmy Kimmel video, “I told my kids I ate all their Halloween candy?” I need to be on that… except I wouldn’t be kidding.
1. What’s your ultimate comfort food?
2. Are you training for races right now or just running to run?
3. Feel free to leave links to other videos that will make us laugh