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Howdy,

I still can’t get over the weather here. There are just so many days of pure blue skies! I went for a run in the forest today and loved it. Ever since my running-induced stomach issues started last year, I’ve developed a negative mentality about running. Since it seems better for the most part, I’ve simply been trying to enjoy running again by not worrying about how far or long or fast I run. I think this morning was the first time in a loong time that I honestly liked running! The hills were really rough, but they made for a nice mental challenge and I felt great at the end.

Work was also nice today. I’ve been taking advantage of lunch breaks and either taking a walk or reading my book on the patio. Reading helps me escape from work for just a little while each day. The only problem is it puts me to sleep! Despite being really interested in what I’m reading, I find that I turn into a zombie when I read at lunch and have to make an effort not to doze off.

Dinner was heavenly and I wasn’t expecting it. I enjoy eating fish every once in a while, but frozen fish is always a little watery and bland, no matter how I prepare it. This evening I tried the TJ’s frozen marinated tuna steaks and they were fabulous.

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Served over rice pilaf, this was one of the best dinners I’ve cooked heated up in a long time. Oh, yeah, and this was a hell of an amber ale…

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You guessed it, bedtime.

  • Kat
    August 31, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    I’ve always wondered about the TJs tuna steaks – thanks for the tip!

  • Miranda
    September 1, 2011 at 1:01 am

    Have you ever tried making salt-and-pepper crumbed fish? My dad taught me. You take a cup or so (depending on how many pieces of fish you’re making) of breadcrumbs and season it to taste with salt and pepper. Then beat an egg, dredge your fish in the egg, then coat with the crumbs. Pan-fry for about ten minutes total or until the fish are cooked. I’ve never actually eaten frozen fish before, but I imagine that the salt-and-pepper crust might help give it a nice kick if you find it a little boring.

    Your run sounds like a heavenly start to the day 🙂 It’s not quite warm enough to drag myself out of the blankets to exercise in the mornings yet… but I’m sure in a month or so I’ll be inspired by your early morning workouts!

  • Allison
    September 1, 2011 at 5:48 am

    I’ve always contemplated picking up one of the frozen fishes from TJ’s but didn’t know how good they would taste… Glad to know they’re worth it, I’ll have to try some! My dinner last night was courtesy of TJ’s [haha], gotta love Joe!

  • Emily
    September 1, 2011 at 8:21 am

    The same thing happens to me when I read at lunch and I hate that. In adulthood I started exercising during lunch and it makes my life so much better. I have so much more energy in the afternoon and have my mornings and evenings free. Even if it’s just a 45 minute power walk, I make an effort to do it at least 3 days a week!

  • Megan @ MegGoesNomNom
    September 6, 2011 at 12:25 am

    I am a Michigander, and I LOVE Bell’s Amber Ale! It’s good stuff!