Today has been an eventful little Saturday and its still just midday here in Tucson!
I started my day off E.A.R.L.Y. Tucson is weird that way. During summer it is sunny from 4am until 9pm. While I appreciate the sun in the evening, I loathe it in the morning. I’ve always been a light sleeper and when the sun comes up it wakes me up….even if its only 4am still!
So I tossed and turned in bed for an hour and finally got up to do a jog a little past 5am. I got some new running gear and I’m super excited – I finally got a running skirt!
sorry for the terrible lighting!
I’ve wanted a running skirt forever now, but sometimes they’re hard to find (all the sports stores will have are tennis skirts…which are different from running skirts), or they’re way out of my price range!
I found this bad boy on clearance at Old Navy (who knew!?) for $10 and snagged it up! It’s got spandex-style shorts underneath and a little change/key pocket on the back in the middle.
Verdict = Great for short distances!
It started off very comfortably, but it did have a tendency to creep up in the back. Even though there are shorts underneath, I felt kinda like a hoochy there toward the end so I wouldn’t wear these for anything longer than quick neighborhood runs (3-4 miles or less).
I came home and biked up to the local banks. Chris is working all day so the bicycle is my form of transportation
After running, but before the bank, I decided to make a knock-off breakfast of one of my favorite (very unhealthy) breakfasts: Chick-fil-A’s spicy chicken biscuit!
I LOVE this breakfast, but it’s also about 800 calories or something ridiculous. I know “frying” food at home is by no means healthy, but it’s gotta be a little better than the fast-food equivalent, right?
I battered up some chicken breasts and pan-fried in a little bit of EVOO instead of regular veg oil. It’s heart-healthy oil, and this way the entire breast wasn’t submerged as it would be in a deep fryer.
Meanwhile, I cheated and cooked a frozen biscuit in the oven. I could’ve made my own, but I was feeling lazy!
When the chicken was done it got a good pat on a paper towel to get rid of excess oil. Then plated atop the biscuit and it was perfection!
Filled me up post-run and kept me fueled for the bike ride around town.
Came home, showered, did some reading for school, and decided to make lunch. Somehow, someway, I managed to rip a shelf out of my fridge when I was just trying to open it. Everything came flying out and I shattered an almost-empty jar of pickled jalapenos (no biggie) and busted the lid of a brand spankin’ new jar or Tahini!! Thank goodness glass didn’t get all in it, because Tahini is pricey!
What can ya do? That’s the way the
cookie Tahini Jar crumbles! Luckily I was able to save the tahini in a glass tupperware container thingy.
Mmmmm – so thick and creamy!
After all those shenanigans I ended up making a simple wrap with leftover “fried” chicken, lettuce, roasted onions and corn (yes, corn – I’m weird that way), a side of carrot sticks and almond butter.
Now I’ve got a house that needs cleaning and a lot of reading and notating to do. Have a Happy Saturday!
Any great ideas for what to do with all my Tahini? (I’ve got some hummus in my future, for sure!)