Well, first suggestion: get a wild dog!
She may look sleepy in the picture,but every time I silently dropped that ball on the floor she leapt out of bed to reclaim it!
It totally works. Pippa knows her schedule and acts like a wild animal until I take her out for a run! Fortunately for us, that schedule is to go out around 10:30AM! I love that it’s later so it’s not so cold! Have you noticed I don’t like the cold?
Well, my NEW trick is to do a little at-home WOD first to warm myself up. The time it takes is probably no longer than the time I typically procrastinate about getting out the door. Just ask Pippa. It drives her crazy when I’m fiddling around with my iPhone or finding what to wear.
I loved this CrossFit Countdown Home Workout I saw on Blonde Ponytail.
- Burrpees (she has a great tutorial on burpees)
So that’s a little harder than it looks! I finished in 14:57.
I gathered up all my running needs – Garmin, iPhone, keys, and leash – and got out the door as quickly as possible. It totally worked. None of that initial misery! Pippa and I only ran a little over two miles yesterday. I’m a little sore after all those stairs the other day!
We happened across this little kitty cat.
Pippa was being pretty chill.
So chill that kitten #2 poked her head around the corner. When she saw Pippa, she froze just like that.
I’m trying to teach Pippa to socialize with cats, and I thought it was going so well. And then, BOOM, Pippa lunged at kitten #1. These cats were less vicious than our neighbor lion cat so they didn’t retaliate. But they did run away. I’m not really sure why I’m trying to teach Pippa to play with cats. Cats actually scare me. I think that’s why they’re strangely attracted. I’m always the person that the friendly cat follows around and brushes against my legs constantly. They know I’m afraid of them so they want to taunt me!!! Cats have scary claws!
Pippa’s treat after our run was licking peanut butter off a knife. The good Earth Balance Coconut Spread kind.
Why? Because Kevin confessed giving some to Boyd that way the other day when I was talking on the phone in the other room. PAYBACK!!! We like to pit our dogs against each other like that. Haha.
Wednesday afternoon is long back-to-back teaching block for me. I’m thankful I was able to schedule students in a row like that, but I’m still working on shooing one student out and getting the next one in. And I’m not a great clock watcher when I have so much fascinating knowledge to impart – I actually have to set my iPhone alarm when my schedule is really tight so I can wrap things ups!
Quick burritos for dinner last night since we had to get out the door.
I LOVE the Bush’s Cocina Latina beans. They’re spicy! And they have only 1 gram of sugar. They’re really saucy so I just mixed them with some brown rice for these burritos.
We haven’t been keeping a lot of chips, snacks, or Diet Coke in the house so my late night snack was TOAST.
Just for fun – My favorite Thanksgiving recipe round-ups:
- SkinnyTaste Lightened Up Thanksgiving
- Brown Eyed Baker 70 Thanksgiving Recipes
- Two Peas & Their Pod Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup
- How Sweet Eats 101 Thanksgiving Recipes
- Real Simple 100 Simple Thanksgiving Recipes
- Well’s Vegetarian Thanksgiving 2012 Gallery
- No Sugar Sweet Life – A Healthier Thanksgiving
- Eat Live Run’s Best Pie Recipes Around The Web
What’s your favorite cooking blog? The above.
What Thanksgiving dish are you looking forward to the most? It’s normal to be thinking about that a week in advance, right? My favorites are potatoes & stuffing for sure!