Sunday, March 10, 2013

What's cooking this week?

Yesterday, I VERY carefully walked/jogged a 5k with hubby.  This is my 3rd year doing the "Scope it Out 5k" in honor of my friend Jen's Aunt Debby who passed away from Colon Cancer.  I just couldn't sit this one out, it is too special!  I feel so proud that I did it too!  The doctor said it would be fine as long as I was only doing it for fun, and not competing to win.  I'm thinking..."when am I ever competing to win these things"?  I started off jogging at a very slow and steady pace, and then walked as soon as I started feeling like I was losing my breath.  I continued this pattern for the entire 3.1 miles.  I didn't start jogging again each time until I felt I completely caught my breath.  It was the most relaxing 5k I have ever done, it was great not to feel  all the pressure I usually put on myself!  This strategy seemed to work great too because I finished in 39 minutes and 57 seconds!  Not too happy I did it!  :)  
Some of my favorite instagramed moments...
Hanging with the Vrags pre-race!
Post race with a few lovely ladies!
Hubby and I feeling very accomplished!
A few of my favorite boys!
Well as careful as I was, obviously I am super sore today!  We sat around watching movies yesterday (Wreck It Ralph = my new favorite).  Actually, I am sitting in bed watching it again right stinkin cute!!!   I'm thinking it is going to be a very similar lazy scene in our home today, although I will be getting up to stir the sauce every once in a while.  That is all, we are saving all of the big plans for next weekend when Mom and Dad Sko come to visit!!!  I have an easy week planned as far as recipes go...

Tonight:  Sunday Sauce (making a double batch, so I can make a tray of baked ziti for the in-laws later in the week)
Monday:  Chicken Caprese Panini
Tuesday:  Taco Tuesday 

I hope you are all having an amazing weekend!!!

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  1. Yay for getting out & staying active, keep it up and the rest of the time you are Prego will be easier. Congrats on hitting 500!

  2. That's so fun! I want to run a 5k soon.

    1. You should go for it!!! I love when I have one coming up!!!

  3. Yay! I'm so happy you did the race and had fun! Your weekly menu looks great! I need to be better about planning things ahead of time. Happy Sunday!

    1. Thanks Mallory, sometimes it's not so fun getting it all prepared ahead of time...but it feels great all week long when you don't even have to think about it!!!

  4. Yay for you and the 5K!!! So happy you are still active and doing it in a relaxed mode ;)

    Andie's Traveling Pants

    1. Thanks Andie, trying to keep up with's just so much easier to come home and plop on the couch!!!

  5. Newest follower here! I found your blog through the blog hop. You have a super cute blog, I can't wait to read more :)

    -Melanie @


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