Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Running, Potty Training and a Recipe

Blogging fodder is in short supply for me right now, so this will probably just be a random assortment of things going through my head.



I ran the mile run for the KCCC track events last night. I ran 11:36 which for me is actually pretty good (since I'm super slow) but comparatively, it was rather humbling. The top runner in my age group 35-39 ran a 6 minute mile. Are you fucking kidding me? In my wildest dreams, I've never run a 6 minute mile. Oh well, at least I didn't come in dead last and I earned some points for my team. I have the 400m tomorrow. Pretty sure I'm not going to finish it in under a minute. I'm shooting for 2.

I get my stitches out tomorrow morning, so I'm pretty happy about that. The infection that I got was a staph infection (yuck), but I was put on some heavy duty antibiotics so its all good now. I think I am going to have a nasty scar, though, which I'm not real pleased about. Right now, it is all raised and red and about an inch and a half long. I really should take a picture for documentation purposes. The other two spots where I had the moles removed are also red. They look like I got burned with a cigar. Pretty.

Emmeline is super close to being fully potty trained. We decided to just go cold turkey this week and keep her in underwear since the pull-ups were kind of like her little crutch. She did great yesterday with no accidents and I'm hoping today goes just as well. Daycare costs go down once she's trained, so I'm all on board with that.
She is a stubborn one, no mistake about that. She has reached that age where I just want to tear my hair out in frustration. She wants to do everything herself, Miss Independent, and get PISSED if I do it for her. Also, she manages to take her sweet time doing it. Things that should take 2 minutes, like picking out jammies and putting them on, turns into a 30 cajoling session.
"Put your jammies on, Emmeline"
"I know"
She then proceeds to wander around the room, poke through her drawers, play with her Barbie, look at a book...
"Emmeline! Put your pajamas on NOW"
"I know!"
"Then do it!"
Ugh, beer me. I know is her new thing. Apparently at age 3, she already knows everything she is supposed to do. Which is weird because she has started asking me Why after everything else. Stinker.

Last, but not least, I thought I would link up with Sami and Jodi for the healthy recipes. I don't have many healthy recipes that I can call my own, but this one is always a potluck favorite. I usually eat it with tortilla chips which I'm sure lessens the health factor, but it is also great on its own. I wish I had a picture of it.

Avocado Corn Salsa
Ingredients:
1 large tomato or 4 Roma tomatoes (your preference)
1 medium red onion
1 bunch cilantro
1 can black beans
1 can sweet corn
2-3 avocados
Salt (to taste)
Lime juice (to taste)
Finely dice the tomato, onion and cilantro and add to large bowl. Drain and rinse the black beans and corn and add them in. Halve and dice the avocados and add them in as well.  Season with salt and lime juice and mix well.  Serve with tortilla chips.
Optional: Add in a couple diced jalapenos if you want some kick or add in ¼ cup of Italian dressing for added flavor.

What random things are you thinking about today?