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shrimp, grits, and #runnerprobs

It’s Friday! And this morning is already going a lot better than yesterday’s because this didn’t happen again:


Oops. Other than that egg-cellent event, not much news to report since we spoke yesterday (and thank goodness for that, because the actual news in the world right now is plenty enough). I made it out for a run this morning!


When people plant massive bushes that take up half the sidewalk, I get mad. #RunnerProbs


I took a few walk breaks on the hills, but otherwise didn’t feel too bad on this run. It’s hard to not constantly think and talk about baby at this point, because every time I do anything I can’t help but wonder if it’s the “last time” it will happen! Will this be my last pre-baby run?! Or do I still have weeks to go?! The suspense is building.


Moving right along to dinner… here’s a plate of good ole’ Southern-style shrimp and grits!


I can’t take much credit for this one because Anthony was the lead chef. He’s in charge of the kitchen when I teach English on Thursday nights. When I got home around 8:30 last night, the table was set! And yes I drink water out of a cocktail-mixing glass.


We loosely followed Bobby Flay’s shrimp and grits recipe, cutting back on the extreme amounts of butter, bacon, and cheese listed in the original lineup (even I have a limit for butter, Bobby). Plus we threw some baby spinach into the grits for added greenery. Roasted brussel sprouts and asparagus on the side, and a few bacon crumbles on top :)


No better way to end a blog post than with bacon. Have a great weekend!

  • What was the “last” thing you did before you had a baby?
  • Share your running pet peeves with me! I have so many more. Need to write a whole blog post about it.
  • What’s on your agenda this weekend?

4 thoughts on “shrimp, grits, and #runnerprobs

  1. When I lived in the suburbs people would park their cars OVER the sidewalk – so I had to run around their lawns. I would purposefully dig my heels in. Some would double park their cars with next to no room so one would have to go on the very busy street. Can’t imagine what someone would do if they were in a wheelchair or with a stroller!

    One of the last things I did before I had Max was eat a huge pizza and chocolate cake and watch movies all by myself (husband was out of town). I just did nothing – it was great. That was 5 years ago and I don’t think I’ve had a free evening like that since – completely by myself. The only times I’ve been without Max overnight, I’ve been on school trips or at my parents.

    • What?! That’s absurd. Also, I love the idea of eating a giant pizza and cake before birth. Was your husband home for the delivery?! I hope he was in town for that part of the story!

  2. Running pet peeves:
    *people who don’t move out of the way when you say “on your left”……….or they go to the left, or they stop and turn and look at you in the middle of the path.
    *people who have their dogs on retractable leashes so they run at you (I love dogs, but the owners have issues sometimes)
    *speaking of dogs………people who leave the dog poo on the sidewalk……….clean up after your pet
    *smokers on the running pathway……….I always make sure to cough like I am dying when I pass them
    *bicyclists going WAY too fast on the pathway and almost clipping me or scaring the crap out of me
    *cars who don’t look to their right when they are turning right (they look to their left to see if it’s clear)……this happens when I run and bike…………have almost been hit many times……….then they glare at you like it is your fault when you had the crosswalk symbol!!!

    I bet I could come up with more, too!