Books, Daily Happenings, Running

5 Miles + An Old Favorite

Hi friends! I hope you had a nice Monday and your week is off a good note. I’m checking in a little tired today but nothing some tea won’t fix. Have a great day 🙂


After a long weekend, I was tired Monday morning. Luckily (or maybe I should say unluckily), having a job forced me to get out of bed to start the day. A breakfast of eggs and a muffin was consumed before heading off to work.


During my lunch break, I started my next book. The Lucky Ones by Tiffany Reisz is the story of Allison. She was one of seven orphaned or abandoned children that were taken in by the brain surgeon and philanthropist, Dr. Capello. Her life was almost perfect until she almost died one night and then taken in by her elderly great aunt. 13 years later, she receives a note from Dr. Capello’s oldest son explaining the doctor has just weeks to live. That’s as far as I’ve gotten so far and I’m hooked!


When work ended, I headed home to change and quickly got my run going. It was a tough one but exactly what I needed in order to jump start the week. After a mile warm up, the next 3 miles were 2 minutes at 5k pace followed by 2 minutes at half marathon pace with a mile cool down. Once it was done, I grabbed my resistance bands to work on legs. It was tough and my legs were feeling all of it at the end. A long foam rolling session was necessary after some stretching.

Broccoli and Sausage Cavatelli

The next little bit was spent doing some housekeeping before it was time to make dinner. Alex and I went back to one of our old favorite dishes. We haven’t had the broccoli and sausage cavatelli (or whatever shape of noddle I have on hand) pasta in so long. It hit the spot!! This recipe is one that my Dad found on years ago. I’ve made it so often I don’t even need to look at the recipe any more.

We finished watching American Made before calling it a night and heading to bed.

Question of the day: What’s a dish you’ve made so many times you don’t even need to look at the recipe?

27 thoughts on “5 Miles + An Old Favorite”

  1. I have quite a few recipes that are just go to recipes that you just make. I know I’m in a rut when I pull them out too many times!


  2. I can actually make black bean brownies from memory; haven’t made them in a while but I was so, so addicted all last year that it became automatic!


  3. Sounds like a good recipe! I have a few that Ive made so much that I have them memorized. One is meatballs which I am actually making tonight!


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