So after a week of laying low from the blogging world, I’m back with a vengeance (thank goodness for the firefox underlined misspelled thing. I had no idea that word had an “a” in it). I have been so tired lately and I’m not sure if it’s work, running, overall stress or still recovering from being sick. Either way, I woke up on my own Friday. That’s my judge on whether or not I’m sleeping well. If I get up on my own, I feel better. If I awake to that stupid loud alarm, I’m grumpy. So is my cat. One night I set my blackberry alarm to a peaceful alarm chime and it was better, but I would rather wake on my own. My time to wake is 5am. If I’m going to run, I try to be ready for bed by 9pm so I can be up at 4. If it’s a rest day or an afternoon run, 5 is it. I have found lately that no matter what time I get up, I wake up tired.
Except for this morning…..
I woke up and literally jumped up to get in some stretching, get a shower and figure out what I wanted for breakfast. No pics, but it was a little chilly, so I opted for oatmeal and 1-egg omelet. Then, off to school. I love being there early on Friday. I can dress in a flash since it’s casual day and I get a head start on getting plans ready for the following week.
Before I went home, I got to touch base with some friends. I love that time before a busy weekend. Not to mention with only 5 weeks of school left, we definitely need some adult conversation this time of year. One thing I never expected to hear was our sweet, southern, genteel, resident “Jesus” (she’s really that good. Never has an unkind word to say about anybody) say “Wasn’t that the year that we got the homemade panties from a parent for Christmas? The ones that were this | | big?” I do not believe I’ve ever snorted that much tea through my nose. I’m not lying, I promise you there are teachers at that school that got homemade underwear for a Christmas gift. I have heard it all. Black grannies with a touch of lace.
Dinner was Shrimp with roasted sweet potatoes with sautéed kale.
shrimpies parsley from the garden!!
- In a hot pan, cook shrimp with red pepper flakes and garlic for about 2-3 minutes. Turn off heat.
- add 1T of butter
- juice of one lemon
- a bunch of parsley
- fresh parmesan
Thanks Ashley for this recipe! Low and Slow sweet potatoes
- preheat oven to 350*
- cut potatoes in 1/2 inch slices
- brush with olive oil, salt, pepper
- cook for 20 min. turning once
- raise heat to 400*, cook 20 more minutes turning once
The result are slices that are crispy on the outside, and creamy on the inside.
Dinner is served!
Tomorrow is a big day. I’ve got 10 miles with some technical trails and some elevation planned. Then…the first dinner on the grill this spring season!! I’m going with steak and veggies and potatoes. This is a summer standby. I will in the future try to jazz it up a little, but really, steak is just good all by itself. I have a feeling my iron levels are low again and I crave red meat.