I hardly slept a wink last night.

Mr. B left for Houston yesterday and won’t be returning until Thursday evening. I never sleep well the first night he’s away because I’m afraid the boogie man will appear. Hey, don’t give me that look! I do realize I am t-minus nine months away from turning the big 3-0 and should have put this silly fear to rest years ago, but I can’t help it. This world is full of crazies!

Clearly I should have been cop. Doesn’t paranoia = good detective skills? Maybe that’s just wishful thinking?

Even though I am keeping my eyelids open with scotch tape at this very moment, I did manage to tackle quite a bit of my to-do list today. With June quickly approaching, which means my training for the Chicago Marathon will officially begin, I needed to get my running calendar in order.

I decided to stick with the same training plan that I used when I ran The Big D last year, Mr. Hal Higdon’s Novice I program. His 18 week training program fully prepared me to run 26.2 miles. What it didn’t prepare me for was running in 90 degree heat! Still bitter about that one. If the heat wasn’t an issue, I think I would have finished with a better time. Hopefully the weather in Chicago will be cool on race day. Keep your fingers crossed!

My very sexy Chi-Town Marathon Training Program: 

Other than having to run 18 miles over Labor Day Weekend (balls!), the schedule doesn’t look too bad.  Plus, this time around I have a running partner, Listy, to keep me entertained and from slacking off! Lookout Chicago! 
And speaking of running, I stopped by the park to do a little after work today. 
The sun was shining. 
The flowers were perky. 
The lake was placid.
I was a happy runner. 
On the way home from the park, I stopped by Whole Foods to pick up a couple of ingredients for dinner tonight. I have been craving this Indian Lentil dish for about two weeks and finally decided to make it….with a few twists.
For starters, I added chicken sausage because I wanted some protein. 
I also added some grape tomatoes for a splash of color. 
I kept all the rest of the ingredients the same, including the curry powder. I haven’t used this guy in quite sometime. In fact, I forgot he was in spice cupboard. Good thing he was in there because he made the dish sing! 
The whole dinner took less than 30 minutes to make and was super filling. I can’t wait for leftovers! (Totally high-fiving myself right now for adding those tomatoes. So pretty.) 

Anyone want to come over and help with dishes? 
I don’t blame you. 

See you later!