Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Peanut, Peanut butter

Thank you all so much for the vacation suggestions! Your lovely lists includes:

Napali Cliffs- Hawaii
San Francisco
Chicago
Colorado Springs
Wine Country
Monument Valley
San Diego
Laguna Beach
Waikiki
Southern Utah- Zions National Park or Moab
Rockies in CO
Berkshires in MA
AZ- Phoenix, Tucson, or Sedona
Cabo San Lucas
Grand Canyon
Palm Springs
Florida Keys
NYC

Decisions, decisions! Today went well. Work seemed to fly right on by. I came home and took care of Franky and prepped dinner. Peanut Noodles with chicken and broccoli slaw for Josh:


And then for me, I cooked up the remainder of my acorn squash and mixed it with tomato, broccoli slaw and green pepper and topped it all with marinutta sauce:


On the side I had a delicious apple:

and pumpkin mixed with honey (no picture). Once I was finished with my prep, I finished up some laundry and headed out the door to WFs to pick up a few things and then taught Body Attack.

I'm excited that my teaching schedule is lighter this week so I can focus on running a bit more. My plan looks as follows:

Monday: 2 mile run, 1 mile walk, 45 minute spin (done!)
Tuesday: Teach Body Attack (done!)
Wednesday: 11 mile long run (if it stops raining- fingers crossed!!)
Thursday: Body Pump
Friday: 6 mile comfortable run or off
Saturday: Teach Body Step
Sunday: 6 mile comfortable run or off (depends what I do on Friday)

Do you have any fun planned workouts this week?

47 comments:

Maria said...

I am telling you, if you want good hiking, Utah is your place:) The arches and red rock are amazing!

We got SNOW today. So no running for me, sad. I hate the cold! So I will be doing my elliptical this week and strength training. Maybe some yoga too!

Britt said...

Great suggestions. Personally I gotta go south.... far south, Key West south. ;-)

My fun planned workout.... ah just a little marathon....LOL NYC here I come!!

Julie said...

NYC for sure. that's my vote. haha

ugh I neeeeeeeed to get a squash your posts lately have made me want one SO bad!

good luck on your run tomorrow girl! I hope you can get it in :)

Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries said...

I am taking pilates classes all weekend; I can't wait!!

Love cold peanut noodles!! I used my peanut sauce on brown rice tonight--soo good!

Stephanie @ cookinfanatic said...

My gym is doing a Bosu class on Thursday which I am planning to check out - have done some kickboxing moves on the bosu and love it (tough though!) so I am excited about this one :) Hopefully I can get outta work in time to make it there...!!

Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) said...

I want to suggest Hawaii as well! I've been to Oahu and Maui and loved both so much!!!

Hope your week is going well :)

Erika said...

The peanut noodles look great! And my weekend plans include trick or treating with the kids so I am hoping the weather cooperates and it is not too cold.

Jessica said...

I love NYC but I'm not a very good judge because I haven't been many places!

Michelle @ Find Your Balance said...

Oh I love the Berkshires! Especially right now as the leaves are turning.

This week I have some lovely yoga classes planned, including tomorrow morning at a new studio I haven't tried!

lauren said...

good luck on your run tomorrow! Running in the rain is fun sometimes and you are completely hardcore if you do it for 11 miles. :)

teresa said...

oh i really want to dig into those noodles! what a great list, so many fun choices!

i've come to discover spin class as one of my favorites. i go all the time adn always feel like i've gotten my butt handed to me!

Molly said...

Wow - 11 miles in the rain! If it's not cold and I'm in the right mood, running in the rain is fun - if it IS cold and I'm not feeling it, no way I'm going out there. I definitely recommend running with a baseball cap if you decide to go - it keeps you from having to wipe the rain from your eyes every two seconds!

Heather said...

i'm all about italy. hiking cinque terre is amazing, and in three hours on the train, you can be in switzerland in the jungfrau region. lauterbrunnen and murren are probably the two most gorgeous towns in the entire world, and they are FULL of hiking and outdoor activities. i loooooove italy and switzerland. two best places on earth!!

just me said...

Def SAN DIEGO!!!! can't beach the beach, mountains and desert that can be reached all within three hours!!!!

Anna said...

I'm going to do ballet tomorrow--can't wait!

Good luck on the workouts this week

Lizzy said...

ooo i can't wait to hear where you decide to vacation. that list includes so many favorites of mine!

thedallasceliac said...

Veggies with marinara is a personal favorite but I neeeeeed to try the marinutta sauce soon.

Have fun spending more time running this week! It's always nice to change it up a bit...

Esi said...

The only place you should go on vacay...LOS ANGELES!!

lesley living life said...

Erik and I are thinkin' about a vacation too and we don't know where we'd go either! Ha, so if you guys find some place really neat, let us know ; ) We want to go somewhere warm too!

Mmm, you know that I always like the looks of your peanut noodles : )

Miz said...

**cough** AUSTIN **cough**

Alison said...

It is Wednesday and currently raining, raining, RAINING here! Hope you get your long run in today - I think today is officially a rest day for moi.

Abby (Abbys Vegan Eats) said...

Your salad looks fabulous!

Im jealous you have such great vacation spots to choose from.. how fun!! Keep us updated :)

Holly said...

I hope it stops raining for your run!! 11 miles...that is awesome!!

I totally forgot about the Keys when I saw the list. I LOVE the Keys. And it would for sure be warm if not hot that time of year! Plus, the water is so clear...I can't wait to see where you choose!

CaSaundraLeigh said...

I would tell you to pop into Minnesota for vacation and then we could chat-but MN sucks, so def go somewhere warm! I love Clearwater Beach FL. It's such an ideal spot.

Pam said...

Your food always looks so good, sweetie!

Good luck with your running this week...YOU CAN DO IT!

Enjoy!

Holly said...

holy busy week lady! just take it one day at a time and hang in there! i need to try marinutta sauce and NOW!

K from ksgoodeats said...

You guys have got quite the list!! Wine Country does sound really appealing - maybe too appealing ;)

Looks like you made it through the biggies in terms of your work out schedule. Have fun with the rest of your week!!

Happy Wednesday!

Bridget said...

Fun!! I want to plan a vacations :) Your workout schedule definnitely makes me want to bust a move, still havent joined the gym yet...need to get on that!

Diana said...

Naturally, I need to put in a vote for NYC for your upcoming trip. ;)

Dawn said...

I can attest to the Berkshires! My parents have a cottage there, yes it's nice and all, but might be a bit boring. I think you should do a caribbean vacation as there are way more sport-like activities/sightseeing to do. Berkshires is kind of a weekend thing, you know, it can all get done in 2-3 days.

Krista said...

You sure got a great selection of places to visit!

No "fun" workouts here. Just the same ole, same ole! ;)

*Naomi* said...

ohh so many great places on that list!! I do live in MA so I have to give a big shout out to the berkshires, it is so utterly beautuifyul there with so many things to do like go on walks, hikes, organic eaterys...oh it is just so fun! but i am sure any place you choose will be great!!

Yum Yucky said...

I would LOVE to go to the Grand Canyon to behold it's beauty. Ahhh.

Kris said...

Great Posts! The noodles look amazing :)

I will be starting the P90X program this coming monday! Wish me luck ;)

peanutbutterbliss said...

i hope you choose cabos san lucas - I had the BEST time there :)

love me some peanut noodles!! yum!

Chef Jeena said...

Hi Erica,

Looks like you had some lovely meals, the noodles look yummy. :-)

Sarah said...

So funny, your and Josh's dinners are the same as Ray's and mine- completely different! I don't know what I'll do when I'm cooking for more than one other person, it's going to get crazy!!

What a great list of vacation destinations- but I hope you pick SF :-)

Sarah said...

So funny, your and Josh's dinners are the same as Ray's and mine- completely different! I don't know what I'll do when I'm cooking for more than one other person, it's going to get crazy!!

What a great list of vacation destinations- but I hope you pick SF :-)

Mini Baker said...

i just found your blog and oh my gosh! I think you are my twin!!! haha. Your work-out plan is almost identical to mine every week! (Except for the fact that its verrry hard to drag my butt out the door to spin! haha)
Love your blog! Your recipes look amazing too, I'll be checking back often :)
-Mini Baker

Dawn (HealthySDLiving) said...

If you come to San Diego you would HAVE to stay by the beach...so beautiful!

Barbara said...

You're such a healthy, athletic woman! I am impressed. After reading your post, I don't think you better check my blog today....it's bad, bad, bad.

Paige said...

Wow nice job on the 11 miles! Way to go:)

Your workouts look rockin' girl!

So have you narrowed down your list at all? I'm excited to see where you pick!

Marissa said...

Yummy noodles!!!

Lauren said...

What?? That burger sounds amazing. I can't wait to hear youur thoughs.

Great week hun, I am so glad you are enjoying your new schedule.

Enjoy your Friday!!!

Pam said...

No plans this weekend. I would like to say I'm off to Salem, Mass. to spend time with the witches...he he!

Enjoy!

Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) said...

I plan on attempting to run 3 miles for the first time and I am totally freaked about it!!!

teresa said...

ooooh, the artichoke burgers sound awesome! have a wonderful halloween weekend!