The Art of Racing Through the Week

It’s Friday? Already?

How the HELL did that happen?? Now it wouldn’t be too bad if I worked Monday – Friday, but the fact that I’m sitting here only moments before having to jump in the shower and ready myself for the next three nights of zombie walking, has me looking back over the last five days, recognizing the bittersweet ticking of the clock of life. There’s a reason that John Burrough’s famous quote is one of my favorites…

“I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.”

Though I have to say, I did think a lot of thoughts, walk a lot of walks WHILE reading a book, and while I didn’t see many friends, I did spend a few special hours with two of my favorite little family members. And I was also able to indulge my foodie side on more than a few occasions, but don’t let me get ahead of myself. 😉

Gym Selfie

I found it amusing the other day when, while doing laundry, I noticed over half the clothes I was washing were my workout clothes. I have been to the gym nearly every day since Monday…logging in a LOT of hours. No, I’m not on some crazy new diet plan. I’m just flexing my little book-worm muscles…pretty soon, I’m sure I’ll evolve into some sort of creature not of this world and take over New York City…storming the Barnes & Noble for all its newest releases…or something like that. You’ve been warned.

The Art of Racing in the Rain Book - Treadmill - Gym

After finally checking out the book, The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein, I began reading on Monday in thirty-minute increments while walking on the treadmill at the gym. Well, as of today, I’m up to TWO HOURS and I only have a few chapters left! Ha. Thank you Amanda…from food to cosmetics, to literary recommendations, you’ve never steered me wrong. Do yourself a favor and get your hands on this book…from the sarcastic humor to “make you think” life lessons that pop up every few chapters, it’s one of the best books I’ve read in a long time! And it also doesn’t hurt that it embraces my alliteration-loving self. 🙂

Other things that were scattered about my week…

A trip to a new-to-me sushi place in town called Shogun. I’ve been there before for the hibachi grill, but after hearing from more than a few coworkers that their sushi was phenomenal, I had to go check it out for myself!

Sushi - Shogun - Monkey Brain

Behold the Monkey Brain! Crab-stuffed mushrooms battered and deep-fried and then drizzled with an artsy tie-dye mix of lick-the-plate-clean sauces!

Sushi - Shogun - Red Bull RollAnd the Red Bull: A crab and avocado roll, topped with seared beef, BBQ sauce, and scallions. It may not have given me wings, but I do think I got a glimpse of Heaven after the first bite. 😉


Midway through the week, I knocked off another of “my list” items on Netflix…Chef! Seriously? So cute. Just a word to the wise…don’t watch it while hungry…you’ll end up ransacking your kitchen! Lol

Foodie Goodies - Salted Caramel JIF Whips Peanut Butter

Yesterday, while traveling out of town to visit family, I stopped in at a Super Target (because well, duh) and finally…excuse me, FINALLY found the salted caramel Jif Whips that I’ve been tracking for months now. I got two just in case…and now I wished I had grabbed twelve!

Foodie Goodies - Big Lots - Strawberry Bread & Root Beer

I also got a chance to run in a Big Lots (know, what foodie luck?!) and had to pat myself on the back for only spending $10! I’m sorry, but after spotting that strawberry bread at TWO other grocery stores this week AND seeing it for only a buck fifty…I had to take it as a sign. And damn, what a tasty sign it was!

PB & Banana Jelly Toast

FYI: Strawberry bread toast + salted caramel Jif whips + banana = Mouthgasm! I’m pretty sure this loaf will barely last me through to next week!

Ok, now seriously…I gotta run! I maybe kinda sorta only have twenty minutes to get my ass in gear and out the door! Sorry again to be flying by the seat of my pants this week, but I guess this month has just got me a little twitterpated! 😉

Later ‘gators!

What have you been up to this week?

Any amazing foodie goodie discoveries?

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