Cold weather runner

2 May

Happy Sunday all! Ok….not so happy, I tried but still despise this day. I feel like this day would never end and got a lot done though so clicks to that. 

I took Lincoln out this morning and of course when I have no bra on and am wearing my glasses, run into a hot new neighbor who also has a dog. I am talking like Channing Tatum hot. 


Which I really never thought he was that hot but now looking at him, yeah he’s pretty hot (That’s for you Neyal). We ended up talking for a few minutes while our dogs played and bid our goodbyes. 

I made a big Sunday breakfast with an egg and eggwhite omelet topped with avocado and ketchup with a side of turkey bacon and an english muffin with Trader Joe’s Superfruit Spread and coffee in my favorite mug. 





I went to the pool for a few hours and had the place to myself. I got some reading done and listened to my iPod. With it being 85 degrees out, I thought more people would be there but I thought wrong. 


When I got back in I was famished and ready to chow. I made a BIG Salad because it’s National Salad Month

Seriously, isn’t this salad gorg? It has spinach, peppers, cucumbers, zucchini, tomato, feta and carrots topped with T Marzetti’s Honey Balsamic 



I also had the last two pieces from the pizza I made last night. I reheated in the oven so it wouldn’t get soggy and it smelled like pizzeria pizza by the time it was done. 


After that, I ventured out to go shopping. I went to Ross and got a cute skirt, tank top, underwear and cutting boards. I love how ghetto fabulous Ross has become and actually prefer it over Marshalls or TJ Maxx. I think those two have become more expensive in the past few years and the only reason I go to those stores is to save money so it kinda defeats the purpose. 

Then I went to Old Navy where the entire store (yes including clearance items) was 30% off and got a number of things–gaucho pants, a skirt, numerous tank tops, earrings and a necklace all for $60. And all within my budget too! 

By the time I got home, the clouds were starting to set it and it was around 4P… least favorite part of Sunday. I struggle with Sunday afternoons because I want to do nothing but don’t want to nap. I popped in a Netflix movie I have—The Invention of Lying. 


I fell asleep mid way through the movie because it was so bad so that sucks. I woke up right at the end and yeah, still sucked. I so need to revamp my Netflix queue. 

Soon enough it was dinner time and I had something new….an orange meal. I’ve had a green meal before but never one of Oompa Loompa standards. 

I baked chicken wings then tossed in wing sauce with a sweet potato on the side along with a shredded carrot and cilantro salad. 



Random meal but delicious! Maybe I should start doing themes of colors for my meals? 

Then I decided to go out for a run because I had nothing better to do. I really didn’t want to go because it was still hot and muggy out but I figured why not?  I hydrated before I left and ended up only doing 1.75 miles. I started running in cold weather and like it that way, I am not digging running in hot weather at all. I was sweating like a whore in church, felt like I was going to pass out and just wasn’t feeling it. But then again, at least I was out there doing something but just disappointed I couldn’t push myself anymore because of how crappy I felt. I love running in cold weather, love the chill in the air, how the cold air enters my lungs but this hot stuff I cannot do. 

 How can I enjoy it more—wear lightweight clothes, hydrate more, etc? Any tips would be appreciated! 

And I am not a pretty sweater by any means–I turn insanely red, am completely drenched and just nasty. 


 I put together my goals for the month of May (evaluation of April goals to come soon!) 

*Keep on running  

*Think outside the running box in regards to workouts and mix it up with other things (kettlebell, yoga, etc.) 

*Be more aware of my sugar intake . There’s no Recommended Daily Allowance of sugar that I could find but the Department of Agriculture (USDA) advises adults who eat a 2,000-calorie diet to limit consumption of sugar to about 40 grams (10 teaspoons) so I will follow those guidelines. 

*Track my food and exercise on a daily basis 

So that’s it, I will rock these.

Oh–click here to win some Justin’s Nut Butter! And has anyone seen Justin? He’s pretty damn hot.

Hope everyone is having a terrific evening!

18 Responses to “Cold weather runner”

  1. Jenna May 2, 2010 at 9:40 pm #

    Hmm how does TJ’s superfruit compare to Crofter’s? (If you’ve tried Crofters!)And yumm honey balsmic sounds great!

  2. simplyshaka May 2, 2010 at 9:50 pm #

    I’ve never heard of Crofter’s but will look into it!

  3. Karla May 2, 2010 at 9:52 pm #

    Okay so many things to comments on:
    1. Hot neighbor? Yum!
    2. I watched the Invention of Lying last night too and fell asleep! I only made it through the first 15 mins, I might try again tonight, I’ll get back to you on that…
    3. National Salad Month? Really?? I’m a little excited
    4. I love TJ Maxx/Marshall’s/Ross! We only have TJ Maxx here 😦
    5. Running in heat. I actually like it more. Bring some water with you if it’s really hot. Wear shorts and a tank. Find a shady spot to run? Wear Sunscreen!

  4. genesis May 2, 2010 at 10:08 pm #

    whore in church…best line ever! why cant i be wittier like that? lol.

    I just wear less during hot days. Wear light colored clothing too thats breathable.

  5. Amy @ Second City Randomness May 2, 2010 at 11:24 pm #

    Love me some Channing Tatum.

    I didn’t really like The Invention of Lying either. It was just sooooo slow! And you could totally see everything coming…

  6. teneightsixfour May 3, 2010 at 10:08 am #

    If your neighbor is really as hot as Channing Tatum I suggest spending more time outside & stalking his work schedule.

    I love running outside in the hot heat, I def have to hydrate but I feel like I’m getting more of a workout: Think wrestling weight room from high school mixed with passing cars and you running. umm…analogy not so fantastic.

    • simplyshaka May 3, 2010 at 8:13 pm #

      LOL I was interested to see where you were going with that!

  7. lisaou11 May 3, 2010 at 11:01 am #

    I love when I find new blogs that has food on it that I like to eat! Everything looks so good!

    and here’s to more run ints with hot guy 😉

  8. Fit Chick in the City May 3, 2010 at 2:52 pm #

    I was afraid that movie would suck. I agree with the other commenter regarding stalking your neighbor. ha ha!

  9. coffeeismycarrot May 3, 2010 at 3:55 pm #

    Booo! I went to Old Navy today and the sale was OFF! I guess that’s what happens when you have a packed weekend and neglect your blog reading. Teaches me a lesson 🙂 I did get a running bra, some lay around shorts (super comfy) and couple of tanks. They are a staple in my summer wardrobe.

    • simplyshaka May 3, 2010 at 8:18 pm #

      Boooo to that! Yay for the good buys though and I forgot to mention I was talking to the dressing room attendant and she said they will be having a 40% off sale soon so keep your eyes out!!!

  10. shelby May 3, 2010 at 3:58 pm #

    “sweating like a whore in church”

    love it. 🙂

  11. Kelly May 3, 2010 at 4:06 pm #

    I bet you were way cute in your glasses!!! 🙂

  12. Monique May 3, 2010 at 4:44 pm #

    Damn girl. those are some seriously good eats… and of course the day you look a mess you meet hot neighbor! happens to me ALL. The.Time!

    • simplyshaka May 3, 2010 at 8:21 pm #

      Of course, either that or I go to the supermarket on a Saturday night with no makeup on and run into an ex with his new fiance. Story. Of. My Life. Ugh!

  13. BikiniBy30 May 3, 2010 at 5:39 pm #


    I was crying I laughed so hard at The Invention of Lying!

  14. nic - the auspicious squirrel May 4, 2010 at 12:19 pm #

    Love the orange food… sweet potatoes and bbq sauce… mmmmm.

    I started running in the cold as well… I’m still trying to figure out this warmer weather running thing. I went for a run on Sunday afternoon… it was 85 and breezy. Standing still in the shade, not so bad, but running… well, I ran/walked 1.33 miles. Oh well. At least I tried. 🙂

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