My world has been pretty crazy since my last post! Many tests, birthdays, workouts, and adventures!
That cake up top is my dad’s and bro’s GF’s birthday cake from Sunday night. It’s just a yellow cake with chocolate “buttercream” (not a real buttercream) and candied walnuts. Scratch-style, yes.
one more cakey
Then photos of last night’s dinner that I made for everyone…chicken pillards stuffed with spinach and homemade sundried tomato red pepper pesto.
My FabulousFather took these photos for me…
The salad is just hericots verts, patty pan and zucchini squash, sunburst tomatoes, shaved romano, lemon juice, garlic infused olive oil, salt, and pepps. The toasties are really good sourdough spread with the same pesto from the chicken, covered with romano, and broiled for a couple of minutes until bubbly.
Next up for your viewing pleasure, coconut cupcakes…
So my certification test in Cali on Friday was one big adventure. I left early in the morn, flew to LAX. Had to catch a shuttle to Rancho Palos Verdes. The shuttle took 2.5 hours cause it went around and around the airport, and then I had to read the map to the mean driver who just kept telling me I should have taken a taxi. I wanted to tell him to JUSTBENICE! I kinda did…I said “You don’t have to get angry”. Then he chilled a little bit. Anyway, I got us there. I went in for my four hour test, I was starving but had a sicky tum (which is actually odd. I believe I am blaming the tum issue on “atkins bars” The have weird ingredients in them and I will no longer be eating them. Ever.). I believe I ended up eating celery, some cottage cheese, and a hunk of a bar. The test was fine. Challenging, yes, but I expected that.
The shuttle was supposed to pick me up at 6, and I had a fifteen minute window, so I HAD to be down there by 6:15. We ended our testing at five to six, and I was packing up my stuff when the owner of the Pilates studio told me the shuttle company had called and left a message five minutes before that they were downstairs waiting. So I booked it down there. No shuttle in sight. I asked some hooligans sitting outside the Bucks if they had seen one. “Red???” The kid asked. And then proceeded to tell me that it was there twenty minutes ago. TWENTY MINUTES! That’s a HALF HOUR EARLY! Boo.
So I went back upstairs and called the company. They confirmed that they driver left me behind, and offered the solution of “finding another mode of transportation”. Needless to say, I had no other mode of transportation. It was rushhour in LA on a Friday night, my flight home was at 8:30. I called a couple of taxi companies to see if any of them were close by RPV. One was. They said they’d pick me up in front of the bucks in 10-20 minutes. So I went down there to wait.
I will spare details, cause this is already getting pretty lengthy and I’m T.i.r.e.d. The end of the story is that the taxi never came, and a fabulous starbucks employee took me to the airport.
My faith in Humanity has been restored!
9.51 miles, 64 minutes, 54 seconds. Good run!
Yesterday I spun, went for a hike, worked, went to school, did pull ups and some shoulders.
Today I ran 8.37 “tempo”…61 minutes, lifted legs, and did a lot of reformer experimenting at work because I got a brand new reformer! WOOT! I also worked at work. Fancy that.
I’m beat, hope you are all doing well, I’m going to be catchin up on your blogs a bit tonight to unwind, and then more tomorrow during lectures!
I CAN’T BELIEVE IT’S OCTOBER!
Bon Maman and Me...actin weird
What happened to my foot today
P.S. I could feel a puddle of blood in my running shoe today…these two photos illustrate why I felt that. Though I’m not exactly sure why the blood was there…what a mystery, eh?!
So Sorry if you are a FOOTHATER. Seriously. Sorry. : 0