Sunday, January 29, 2012

Zombies and Homemade Bread

I had a disturbing zombie dream last night. I was living with my parents and a baby- not sure whose baby it was- in a version of the trailer home we lived in when I was 5. Zombies were circling our house, trying to find a way in, and my parents kept doing stupid things like talking loudly and turning the lights on. And the baby kept crying, which was also attracting lots of attention. I love babies just as much as the next person, but this was a life or death situation! I was all, "Who's baby is this and why the heck won't it stop crying?!" I'm not sure what exactly what my subconscious was trying to tell me- that my parents have absolutely no common sense, or that babies (although extremely cute) may in fact be a liability when zombies are trying to make you their dinner. Bottom line- I think everyone should watch more of The Walking Dead to brush up on their zombie knowledge, in order to be properly prepared in the event that there is a zombie apocalypse.

My run today consisted of 5 miles on the treadmill:
1-2% incline
6.7-7.1 mph
Time: 44:25

The training plan I used for my half-marathon last year classified 5 miles as my first "long run." It's encouraging to know that although my next half is just under 4 months away, I'm already ahead of where I was 8 weeks before my half last year!

At the beginning of my last mile, however, my left knee started to hurt. It didn't feel the same as ITBS, and it was in the opposite knee than I had problems with last year. I maybe should have stopped running, but I turned the incline down to 0% and slowed down for the rest of the run. After I got off the treadmill, my knee stopped hurting, but now my outer hip on the same leg is sore. Not really sure what's going on there, but hoping it's just some soreness. Ben pointed out that working out 6 days a week could just be taking a toll on me, and I think he might be right. Time to listen to my body, since I decided to ignore it on the treadmill today. Tomorrow is supposed to be strength day, but I'll either go to yoga or take a full rest day. We'll see how I feel in the morning. But tonight, I have a date with the foam roller!

Afterwards we got post-workout protein shakes at Inta-Juice, one of which we scored for free since we're such frequent customers. Then we headed over to play with our niece and nephew for the rest of the afternoon.

Remember how my sister-in-law Carrie had post-run cookies for me last Sunday? Well this Sunday she didn't disappoint- she had delicious homemade bread with icing waiting for us:

(No watercolors were used in the making of this delicious bread)

She also sent us home with a whole loaf of bread. Thanks to her, we can avoid grocery shopping (my least favorite thing to do in the entire world EVER!) for another day.

Ben was craving spaghetti for dinner (since we have like three jars of sauce in the cupboard) but neither of us wanted to stop at the dreaded Target to pick up spaghetti noodles. Turns out they also made spaghetti and invited us to stay for dinner. WIN.

We're going to spend the rest of our night watching Billy Madison on Netflix and planning our California trip!

Do you like zombie movies/tv shows? Have you ever watched The Walking Dead

Do you hate or enjoy grocery shopping?

Do you mind running in the cold? Or are you strictly a treadmill runner all winter like me?


  1. That bread looks delish! And I totally agree that more people should watch The Walking Dead...otherwise, how in the world are they supposed to know what to do during a zombie attack!?!?

  2. After a life totally void of zombie movies, I have taken it to heart to watch every zombie movie available. I am taking proactive steps to survive the zombie apocalypse. However, these zombies will be the much slower version as seen in Walking Dead compared to the zombies from the movie 28 Weeks Later

  3. We can only hope that The Walking Dead depicts zombies more accurately than I Am Legend or 28 Weeks Later, or I think it's safe to say we're all screwed.

  4. You and I are exact opposites! I am not a fan of zombie movies/tv shows in the least despite how often Gary will try to get me to watch them. As far as I'm concerned, they should kill me off first so I don't have to deal with it. However, I LOVE grocery shopping. It's one of my favorite things!