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Yes, I’m 8 Years Old

January 22, 2012

Good morning! I hope all of you are sleeping in today and aren’t insomniacs like me and have been awake for way too long…

Yesterday I had 10 miles on my half-marathon running plan, so I headed to the gym as soon as it opened. I definitely was not running outside since we had gotten about 6 inches of snow the afternoon before. I saw some people attempting to run on the snow and ice covered sidewalks, and they looked more like they were walking since it took so much concentration not to slip and fall!

And honestly, I’ve found that I really don’t mind the treadmill for my long runs, especially at my gym because I’ll get one near the front and just watch all the staff up front and the people coming in and out.

I started out slow and added .1 mph for each mile that I hit. I finished the 10 miles in 1 hour and 31 minutes and then headed off to stretch! Randomly, I happened to pick a treadmill right next to a girl running 12 miles! She has a half in 2 weeks and we ended up chatting for a while. It was nice to finally find someone to talk to in my gym, most people keep to themselves! Haha I prompted her questioning me when I pulled out some GU chomps when my treadmill hit an hour and I had to restart.

For breakfast, I had another go at Julie’s Egg White Oats, and they turned out much better this time: mostly because I used a LARGER pot! No spilling and no burning my fingers!

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And, just to report, my stomach felt fantastic! I think they key is NOT eating a bowl full of veggies like I did last time. I also made sure to get a little salt in my system as well, in case that was also the problem.


So later that afternoon I had some reading to do, and well, I was so tired of sitting at my desk. This is the problem with my studio: I either sit at my desk/dining table, which can eventually get uncomfortable, or I sit on my bed, where I tend to want to fall asleep. What I need is a couch… unfortunately not much room for that.

Instead, I decided to make things interesting.

I built a fort.

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Yep, you read that correctly. A fort. Haha it definitely made reading a lot more interesting and definitely kept me entertained. The problem, however, was that it was very hard to get in and out of… and a little short for my head. Maybe I’ll work on better construction next weekend.

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Reading in the fort!

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Luckily, I didn’t go completely insane, since I left again for some dinner plans! I went to Hema’s Kitchen for some Indian food with my cousin, Allie. No pictures, I hadn’t seen her in a while and just wanted to enjoy the evening! Plus it was pretty dark in there and I feel Indian food all looks the same…

I was pretty excited because I love Indian but hadn’t had it in ages because I can’t ever find someone to go with me! Like literally, I’ve had in once in the past 2 to 3 years. That’s just sad. Anyway, we ordered Chana Masala, which is “chick peas cooked with potatoes, sliced onions and green pepper in light spices and special sauce” and then Choosa Tikka Masala, which is “marinated boneless chicken cooked in a rich creamy sauce.”

Both dishes were good, but neither blew me away, and the waitress was a bit… awkward. Haha, although it would be perfect if I ever want to get carry out because it’s pretty close by! They also had a ton of options on their menu. But it was just nice to have some Indian and catch up with Allie!

I hope you all enjoy your Sunday!


What’s your favorite ethnic food?

What weird things have you done to get yourself to do work?

25 Comments leave one →
  1. January 22, 2012 9:52 am

    haha!! i love you – that fort is awesome. i loved forts growing up… my siblings and i would build them ALL the time!

    thai or mexican or my favorite ethnic cuisines for sure! YUM! 🙂 glad you had a nice time with your cousin!

    • January 22, 2012 1:09 pm

      oooo I love mexican! I actually hated it as a child, but that was more because it was my older brother’s favorite and I wanted to annoy him.

  2. January 22, 2012 11:02 am

    Awesome fort 🙂

    I love pretty much all ethnic food but Indian is definitely one of my favorites!

    Have a great Sunday!

  3. January 22, 2012 11:37 am

    haha forts are so cool. I used to build them all the time when I was kid!! So much fun.

  4. January 22, 2012 11:43 am

    In college I used to study in my roommates’ room if we had people at our apartment. If I was in my room, I would get distracted by my bed and take a nap!

    • January 22, 2012 1:11 pm

      Haha I’ve fallen asleep many times while reading, and woken up with my book in my face!

  5. January 22, 2012 1:03 pm

    Your oats looked fantastic. I had a bowl with strawberries and blueberries. I love it because they make the oats turn grey! My favorite ethnic food is probably Thai. My town just got it’s first Thai restaurant and I’ve yet to visit!

    • January 22, 2012 1:11 pm

      Oooo I wish I had some fresh fruit! I tried to buy some strawberries the other day but they tasted awful…

  6. January 22, 2012 1:41 pm

    I love that you built a little fort! That looks like so much fun 🙂 Glad your run went well, I did 5 miles on the treadmill this morning and it was tough!

    • January 22, 2012 5:44 pm

      Haha it was entertaining. Good job for finishing your run even though it was a rough one!

  7. January 22, 2012 2:54 pm

    Indian food !

  8. Lauren permalink
    January 22, 2012 4:39 pm

    I had to laugh when I read that people at your gym keep to themselves–I saw you at the gym last week but thought it was creepy to say, hey I read your blog everyday!!

    • January 22, 2012 5:43 pm

      omg you should totally say hi!!!!! Please do! Hahahaha I often wonder if someone is going to recognize me one day.

  9. January 22, 2012 6:17 pm

    Two way tie between indian food and japanese food but then I really enjoy thai too…ok I just love food.

    Love the fort idea, you’re adorable!

  10. January 22, 2012 10:35 pm

    I want your oats.

    I love curry and falafel. Today I went to a caribbean themed potluck and took curry. I am not geographically challenged, I just love curry that much!!

  11. Smore permalink
    January 22, 2012 11:41 pm

    Hah love the fort! I am all for anything to make reading text books more interesting!

  12. Sienna permalink
    January 23, 2012 11:42 am

    Have you ever tried the Indian food at Trader Joe’s? The Chicken Tikka Masla is really good and I just got a Chana Masala to try out. It’s nice because it’s frozen and you can just get a serving.

  13. January 23, 2012 10:24 pm

    FORTS!! Ahh so much fun!! The last time I built one was when two of my guy friends spent the night over New Years a few years ago. We tore our living room totally apart and made a HUGE one! haha! My parents came down and were so confused..but they knew my friend’s child-like personality and understood. 😛

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