Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The Little Things

With life on an even keel at the moment, I find myself reveling in the little things:

Saturday, I ran.  I set the alarm for 7  AM.  I was thinking about meeting the running club.  The leader of the club recently shattered his left arm, and I think most of the peeps have completed their winter race schedule.  I procrastinated and procrastinated and final got my butt out of bed.  Not being hung over was a BIG motivator.  I had so much energy, and I really had nothing better to do.  It was about forty degrees out and I nailed the cold weather gear.  When I got to Boling Park, there were just a few other runners there, and not one from the club.  I went ahead and did my five miles, being careful not to aggravate my left knee, which started to ache around mile 3.

Saturday night, after Dee Dee left for work, I took a basic recipe and made it my own.  I've been dying to try a cajun/creole alfredo recipe.  I took this basic recipe off of Betty Crocker, spiced it up with Cajun seasoning (2 table spoons), some andouille sausage, shrimp, and chicken, and voila!  It was very good.  I continue to amaze myself, primarily that I didn't ruin it :-)  True, I accidently picked up linguine noodles instead of fettucine, but it was awesome!

After dinner, I washed all the clothes in the house so Dee Dee could enjoy her Sunday off without having to do any house work.  I teased her about earning my Domestic Goddess badge that weekend and quickly added it to my smock.

I took two rest days last week and ran one day, thus taking three days off from P90X.  I am now officially back on a Monday to Sunday schedule.  My weight continues to come down.   I am at 185, up 6 pounds from pre-Ironman taper, down 4 from my month off.  I am pretty happy with that.  If I can get back down to 180 or so by the end of February, I will be primed to kick it up a notch for our next tri season.

P90X continues to kick my ass, but only when I bring it :-)

Wes

22 comments:

My Life & Running said...

Ohhh that alfredo sounds yummy...!! I've been intrigued by the P90X - is it worth the cash? Do you think I can risk it & get it on ebay or something?

Carolina John said...

sounds good, wes. it feels good to get back on that horse, huh? i am currently dying to get back on the water.

Jess said...

That recipe sounds good! Nice job being a domestic goddess this weekend.

Random note: Ever since you changed your blog design I've been able to access it from my work computer. It doesn't get blocked for "sex." LOL seriously I got block every time haha! Glad to see you've cleaned up your act LOL!

Backofpack said...

Sounds like a nice weekend Wes, relaxed and fun. Good to hear you are getting back to it!

Lily on the Road said...

Even keel is nice for a change.

Marcy said...

Nice job Wes!! Man I can't believe you're still rollin with the p90x. Insanity I tell ya ;-)

Calyx Meredith said...

Adjusting schedules can be hard - so yay you for getting yourself back to the one you want. And? The recipe sounds great - my stomach is growling - any leftovers you wanna share?

Gotta Run said...

I have a pile of luandry I never got to this weekend. Could I ship it to you?? it is starting to grow arms and legs...lol!

Bring It.... Wes is bringing it!!

DeeDee was thankful for your help.. I am sure of it! Very good little husband you are.

Annette said...

Why, yes, I do think you earned your badge over the weekend. :) Nice job on the continued weight loss! You are doing great. :)

triguyjt said...

you are very good about keeping the weight in safe areas...good for you...

Someone put a GOODYEAR tatoo on my stomach..haha

LBTEPA said...

you are so sthoughtful Wes, good on you :)

Jess said...

All of that sounds like things are cruising along happily.

Jennifer Harrison said...

Wes! I love the new look of your blog! You are such a great hubby! Good for you! And, yes, it is the little things! And PS, I did finally blog! Eeks!

Chad in the AZ Desert said...

"Not being hung over was a BIG motivator."
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LOL! Awesome!

wendy said...

you made it out of the bed, YAY! It definitely is the little things, right?!

sticking with the p90 seems to be working out pretty well for you. you should get credit for free advertising, you know!

teacherwoman said...

the food sounds yummy! and you had a nice weekend too. Nice!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

alfredo cajun style sounds good to me. when's dinner?

Kevin said...

Do you offer your services outside of your home?

Missy said...

Ah, nice and easy, even, fun, those are all really nice words to describe training, isn't it?!

Smithposts said...

Congrats on holding your weight in line over the holidays. What an accomplishment! Keep up the good work.

Juls said...

I'll give you the Domestic Goddess Badge if you come cook dinner for Ryan and me. Maybe I *do* need a man? Nah.

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Oh, p90x, I love it. Good for you!!