SNEVIL1   25,542
SparkPoints
25,000-29,999 SparkPoints
 
 
SNEVIL1's Recent Blog Entries

Incredible Weekend

Sunday, May 20, 2012

I had one of the best weekends I've ever had. Friday I got home from work and took a nap. My bf came home around 8PM. We went to chili's and I had their Margarita Grilled Chicken. It comes with black beans and citrus rice. It was outstanding! I got the ingredients to make it at home this week. This was my first time ever trying black beans. We also don't go to Chili's often, so it was nice having him suggest a different place.



On Saturday he was going to help his friend with his friend's racecar later in the afternoon/evening, so he suggested that we walk on the trail that I've been walking on. He's never gone with me, so this was a really exciting suggestion! He broke his ankle playing football in high school, so he has plates and screws in his ankle. Walking long distances is difficult for him, so I was excited that he was willing to give it a try. I never thought he would go with me! I've gone 7.5 miles when I've gone on the trail and I know he walks slower than I do, so I was willing to just go at his pace and walk for as long as he wanted. He said he wanted to walk as long as I had or longer, so I followed along. He found out quickly that it was a longer distance than he thought, but he sticked with it and we did the complete 7.5 miles. After I got in the car he took a lap around the car so he could say that he walked farther than I had. HAHAHA! It was really nice to be outside and to walk for 2 hrs and 45 mins. It was a great way to spend the afternoon.



We were going to get lunch together, but we had started the walk later than expected so it was time for him to leave to help his friend. A little while later he called and said that his friend didn't need his help that evening and asked if I wanted to go to this Thai Restaurant he had been to years ago. It's about an hr and a half away near DC. He really liked it when he went a while ago and had always talked about it, but we had just never been. Again, another new restaurant to try as suggested by my bf:) We went to dinner and it was fantastic! I tried a dish that had mixed veggies, mushrooms, and tofu in a light garlic sauce. It was served over jasmine rice. It was quite tasty and it was really nice going to a completely new restaurant.



After that he wanted to get icecream. I still had calories left, so I decided to get some. We went to Ben and Jerry's. I got one scoop (.5 c.) of Triple Caramel. It was very good and nice to have some variety. I haven't really had a dessert like this since February. I went on Ben and Jerry's website and the icecream was 230 cal for that serving. We sat outside and ate our icecream. It was tasty, but not a huge serving that ruined my day or made me feel ill. The Ben and Jerrys was in the same city as the Thai restaurant, but we had never been to this part of that city. I'm not sure if it was considered downtown or what it was. It kind of reminded me of the boardwalk area of Ocean City or Rehoboth Beach, DE... but it wasn't near water. There was a center road and a lot of little stores, shops, restaurants, and a movie theater along the way (kind of like a Main Street). It was very cool and, again, neat to do something completely new.



My bf had to get up kind of early today to go to the track to help that friend with racing his racecar. I got up shortly after he left, went to the grocery store, went to target, and came back to my apartment. I've been staying here during the beginning of the week since it is 5 minutes from my school (vs 45 mins). He is able to get work done in the evening on his own cars when I'm at the apt because he isn't distracted and wanting to snuggle lol. It is also saving me some gas and I am more productive and exercise more when I'm at the apt. I restocked all of my food for the week and am very excited about trying to make the margarita chicken and some kind of thai tofu dish. I also tried Coach Meg's White Chicken Chili. It was out of this world!!!! It's nice when I'm at the apartment to cook whatever I want to make and not worry about my bf's food allergies or making something that him and granddad will like. I just finished cleaning up the chili dishes and I'm going to do some Wii Fit. I just started the Wii Fit Challenge group, so I'm excited to give that a try. I got a yoga mat at Target, so I'm going to do some yoga too. That's been fun and relaxing... I just started trying some poses through the Wii last week. After that I think I am going to take a nap and then I tutor at 5. This weekend was fantastic. It was really nice to have my bf make a huge effort to make me a priority and to make sure we spent some time together since he knew he would be busy helping his friend. It was also nice that he came up with some new suggestions. After 8 yrs it's hard sometimes to come up with new things, but I really felt special that he put that much thought into our hangout time. I can't wait for the rest of this week and see what next weekend brings. Only 3 more weeks than I am done for the summer. Woohoo!



Update: For dinner tonight I made a thai restaurant inspired dish. I made tofu with mixed veggies (see the recipe on my pg). It turned out great!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

KLWALDON 5/21/2012 1:54PM

    Sounds like fun! And you managed to still watch how you ate! Congrats! I still struggle with that on the weekend or when I am out. I have tried the Margarita Chicken at Chili's too and liked it as well!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MUSOLF6 5/20/2012 2:11PM

    Sounds like you had a real good time. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


massive cleaning

Thursday, May 17, 2012

So i just finished a massive 3 hr cleaning of my apt. When i started you couldnt see my living room floor, couch, or dining rm table. It had been probably two Thanksgivings ago when i vacuumed last and there were papers on my table from when i started teaching 3 yrs ago. As embarrassing as that is to say, i usually stayed at my bfs to help him with his grandfather and ny cat didnt complain about the apt so i didnt care. Last summer i lived in rehoboth beach and bartended, so i just let the apt (and myself) go. However, i am proud to say that i took out 9 bags of trash and unneeded school papers, my table and couch are cleared and i could lay two ppl across my living rm floor. I also cleaned my bathroom. I started cleaning after school so it would be easier to do the jillian michaels wii video, but i just kept going. It feels great to start to get back in control of things.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

KLWALDON 5/18/2012 10:30AM

    Good for you! I always feel better after a good cleaning!

Report Inappropriate Comment
HDHAWK 5/17/2012 9:57PM

    Way to go! It always feels good when you get so much accomplished!

Report Inappropriate Comment


future goal

Monday, May 14, 2012

So ive decided that i want to be able to walk the whole trail. Its 41 miles, so that would be about a double marathon. The trail goes up into PA. I would love to be able to walk that far, so that is my new goal. One day a week I am going to keep pushing myself so eventually i can go the distance:) if anyone knows of any good articles on walking marathons let me know... i just joined the spark group for marathons. I wld like to do the c25k program again but dont think im at a running level yet. Maybe one day i will be able to run a marathon;) one day at a time.

  


Another walk!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

So I decided to walk on the trail again today. Instead of walking south I walked north towards PA. I went 7.52 miles. It took me 2 hours and 29 mins. It was very lovely.





  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

EDUCGRAD 5/13/2012 5:00PM

    gorgeous pictures.looks like you had a great walk


Report Inappropriate Comment


Longest walk I've ever done!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

So I am proud to say that today I went for a walk on the trail near my house... I went 7.34 miles in 2 hours and 22 minutes. This is the longest distance I have EVER done in my entire life! I used the Map My Run app on my phone so it mapped the route, speed, rate, and time for me.

















  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

EDUCGRAD 5/13/2012 5:02PM

    Awesome,I go on walks,jogs,bike rides on the greenway near my home.love to be outdoors

Report Inappropriate Comment
SNEVIL1 5/12/2012 9:15PM

    There was another picture with a horse in it. He was in a little field through the woods. Very pretty.

Report Inappropriate Comment
HDHAWK 5/12/2012 9:13PM

    Gorgeous trail. I used to live right near a similar trail. I miss it!

Report Inappropriate Comment


First Page  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 Last Page