And then … Oscar Depants @MrGrumpyHWY

I know that people who post all the time about their kids and pups on Facebook are like THE MOST ANNOYING PEOPLE EVER. I actually unfriended someone once because they were posting from the delivery room at the hospital. But CAN I JUST TELL YOU THIS ONE STORY? Oscar hilariously tried to depants Mr. Grumpy today. In fact, even though we are trying to teach him not to eat things that aren’t his chew toys (not going well), I was basically cheering him on because I wanted Mr. G to get full out Coppertoned. Unfortunately, he wasn’t successful, but I managed to get this super cute video: 

Now, let’s talk about the Groundhog and why I think he’s full of crap. I cannot remember a time when we didn’t get six more weeks of winter, compliments of the rodent. So my question is: WHY DO WE BOTHER? I don’t get the day off work, I just get a shit ton of more snow and cold. Thanks for nothing, Phil. Usually, I’d use the cold weather as … you guessed it … an excuse to not work out. Instead, this year I equipped myself with some Yak Trax and some super serious cold weather running clothes that I bought using Mr. Grumpy’s Amazon Prime account (thanks, hubby!). Here is a pic of me post-run looking just seriously super cool:

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Yes I am at the grocery store. So the answer is YES I WENT INTO PUBLIC LOOKING LIKE THIS.

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It’s so easy to use the weather in Cleveland as an excuse to not work out or run – but when you do have everything you need to take away the excuses, you start getting the running itch. So here I am … training for another half marathon – the Dicks Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon! This past week was my first training week… we have a long run ahead of us! Here was my best day:

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So – what’s going to keep me going on this training? Scheduling in advance when my workouts are going to be. This is helping me stay on top of my training and still keep up with Shaun T with what is my last 30 days on the program! When you schedule your week in advance it’s a #nosurprises #noexcuses take to your week – and I bet you’ll be surprised how much you get done!

Like making this yummy taco fiesta chili – and homemade Doritos!

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Here’s the recipe: 

What You’ll Need:

  • 2 c of dry black beans
  • 1 c of dry pinto beans
  • 2 cans of Great Northern Beans
  • 1 red pepper, cut into chunky pieces
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1 package of taco seasoning
  • 1 jar of salsa verda
  • 1 cup of salsa (check to make sure sugar is NOT within the first five ingredients mentioned)
  • 1/2 lb of chicken – trimmed and cut into small pieces
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes – don’t drain
  • 2 boxes of no-sodium added chicken stock

Add all the ingredients in a crock pot and cook on low for 8 hours, until the beans have cooked through and are softened. If you’re in a rush and don’t want to wait, then just use cans of beans for everything and cook it on the stovetop. I just happened to have dry beans from our farmer’s market buys this summer.

The handmade Doritos were gross. I’m not going to lie to you. Sometimes you just make something and are like … WTF WHY DID I THINK THAT WOULD BE GOOD?!?!

What workouts do you have coming up this week? Let’s tackle this one together!

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