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Don’t Hate

Good evening!  The rest of the day ended up not like I expected.  I ended up leaving work, by my own choosing, (surprise, surprise) early so I could get some errands ran, a run in and dinner, all in a timely manner.  To be honest, my mind is honestly not anywhere focused towards work right now.  Yes, I do my job and I love it but all I can think about is the marathon!  As I biked into work this morning, I already started mentally preparing for this Saturday.  I already find myself praying unceasingly for the Lord to give me the physical and mental strength to start and FINISH this marathon.  So weird how one thing can have you so focused….

ANYWAY!!  I know you don’t want to keep hearing about all of that so I’ll get onto my lunch.  I had the rest of my frozen pot roast from Easter.  So delish!

There is some meat under the potatoes, carrots and onions!

I found myself extremely ravenous about one o’clock which is really unusual for me.  Usually I can hold out until 4 or 5 but by 2:30, I couldn’t wait any longer.  It was all over.  I needed to dig into this bad boy!

I was so excited!  These bars turned out PERFECT!!!  I was seriously impressed with myself!  Adding more brown rice syrup, peanut butter and chocolate chips was the best decision ever!  I will be making these fairly often, I believe.  So easy.  I’m going to start experimenting with other ingredients for sure so stay tuned for granola bar adventures. 🙂

I left work at 3:30, biked home, hopped in the car with the hubs and ran some errands.  We got home around 5:30 or so and decided it was time for dinner because I was extremely cranky acting due to HUNGER!  What is with me?  I could not keep my hunger at bay at all today!

Guess what dinner was?

Don’t hate!  This small Reese’s Cup blizzard needed me, I couldn’t say no!

Exercise tonight was over 3.5 miles of walking and jogging.  I coerced the hubs into going with me as we walked to DQ and then headed over to St. James Court a mile down the road.  I now feel like I need to get some chest, back and ab exercises in.  I’m feeling super productive since we tackled some much needed errands, dinner, walk/jog, getting food ready for work tomorrow, and now blogging… all before 8:15 p.m.!

I have two more days of work this week (Tuesday and Wednesday) and they are super busy as is the rest of the week!  Tomorrow night we have a dinner to go to, Wednesday night we have a birthday to celebrate for a friend with dessert and games, Thursday morning I have my last run planned with one of my sweetest friends at 5:30 a.m. and my special guest comes into town!  Lots more from Thursday thru Sunday but I’ll get to more of that closer to time.  Hope you had a good one!

What’s your favorite Blizzard flavor?


5 Responses

  1. Hey girl, sometimes you just have to leave and get things done. I can imagine it’s super hard to focus right now too! Oh, and I’m so glad that you posted those granola bars by the way. I plan on giving those a shot.

  2. I’ve never had a blizzard!!! Sad right/>!?!?

  3. Great question 🙂 I worked at DQ for many years (all through high school and uni). I love the Georgia Mud Fudge!

  4. Do you read the Carrots ‘n Cake blog by any chance? She had the exact same dinner last Thursday night, haha.

    I don’t do blizzards because of my dairy issues and they are just too rich. I like to make my own banana soft serve at home 🙂 It’s just frozen bananas!

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