I woke up at 6:45 to eat breakfast and get to Walmart and then the grocery store. I get up at 6 during the week so the extra 45 minutes is my sleep in time for the week. I can't sleep later than that anyway because my innards (sorry, but I really enjoy that word) are programmed to empty and be filled again at between 6 and 7. I ate breakfast and went to Walmart to get a green shirt for my St. Paddy's day race. But a trip into Walmart for one item usually means I'll buy about five or six things. Hence, one of the reasons I avoid shopping there. I got a $5 Hanes green shirt from the men's section, a new pair of running capris, a chocolate bar, and a 1 pound bag of walnuts. Ending up spending $37 when I should have spent less than $10. It happens. I went to the grocery store and came home to put everything up. Caught up on email and twitter (which I rarely do on weekends) and then got dressed for my run.
I wanted to run on the trail at the lake since I haven't done nearly enough trail runs as training for my race. I ran about 2.33 miles and walked for a total of probably 5 minutes. I only walked up the steepish hills. I walked an additional .3 mile. I really enjoyed running on the trail because it was a new challenge. However, when I walk the trail I do so so that I can absorb all the sounds, smells, and beauty of the woods, it was distressing to miss that.
Nutrition was actually on point which is surprising for a Saturday. I had oatmeal for breakfast, leftover shrimp pasta, and a big salad with popcorn for supper. Surimi, which I hate calling imitation crab because it's so much more than that, walnuts, and a glass of coconut milk were my snacks. Came in under calorie allowance.
I always do laundry on Sunday mornings as I only have the weekend to do it. I don't have a washer/dryer in my apartment so the whole complex shares two laundry mats. I got that done and put a pork roast in the crock pot to slow cook all day, then made some cole slaw. After six hours I mixed up a quick bbq ketchup based sauce to make pork bbq and let that simmer in the crock pot an additional two hours. (Put pickle juice in your bbq sauce when you make it from scratch, you'll never regret it!) Then I made a batch of yeast buns. I was obviously in the cooking mood.
After the feller and I ate we decided we needed something sweet so I halved a basic yellow cake recipe and hoped for the best. Because, after all, how do you halve three eggs? I just used two. Anyway, I hadn't intended to make icing but the feller wanted icing; I made a cream cheese/cocoa icing. It was great. Nothing I ate today was healthy BUT I made it from scratch using real food and how can you complain about that?
Between laundry and making cole slaw I got in my Best Body Boot Camp workouts. I did a 25 minute stationary bike ride and workout A.
It was a good weekend despite the time change. It takes me forever to adapt to this. It also means driving to work in the dark for another month or so and I'm never a fan of that.