Wednesday, January 30, 2013

My Awful, No Good, Very Bad Run

Whenever I left the office at 5:00 p.m. yesterday, I stepped outside to feel something I haven't felt in a long time; 50 degree weather. After a week or so with below freezing wind chill, this weather felt amazing! It had been raining all day so everything was wet, but it wasn't raining when I walked to my car. I had a big smile on my face as I walked and thought "I am going for a run tonight!"

By the time I got home and ready for my run, it started to sprinkle. "That's okay", I thought. I have run in the rain before. It started to get really dark as I set my garmin forerunner up for my workout. I began with a 5 minute warm up. When the warm-up was over, I looked at my watch to see "1 mile run" as the first interval. That was not what I signed up for; I can't even run a full mile! By this time it started to down pour and I was stopped. I was hungry, wet and frustrated. I choose the wrong work out and I was stopped there, in the pouring rain, trying to see my garmin screen in the dark. (It does have a backlight, I was just really frustrated at the time and didn't think to use it.) So, after a minute of getting my garmin set to the correct workout (2 min. run, 3 min. walk intervals) the rain just started coming down in sheets and I felt defeated. I was a minute and a half in to my run when I stopped. This was turning out to be an awful, no good, very bad run. I decided to call it quits, go home and make dinner.

Not all running days are good ones, but the good ones make it worth it. So I am going to try again when the weather gets better!

After my "run", I decided to jump right in to trying a new recipe for dinner.

Impossibly Easy Mini Cheeseburger Pie
I found a new recipe for mini cheeseburgers on a calendar at work yesterday. Just because it's winter doesn't mean we can't eat like it's summer! The mini cheeseburgers turned out great! Garnish with diced tomatoes, pickles or ketchup and they really taste like a cheeseburger.


Ground Beef Mixture:
1 lb. ground beef
1 large onion chopped
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Baking Mixture:
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup pancake mix
1 egg


Preheat oven to 375. Spray 12 regular-size muffin cups with cooking spray.

Cook beef and onion over medium-high head 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until thoroughly cooked; drain. Cool 5 minutes; stir in worchestershire sauce, garlic salt and cheese.

In a medium bowl, stir baking mixture ingredients with whisk or for until blended. Spoon 1 scant tbsp baking mixture into each muffin cup. Top with about 1/4 cup burger mixture. Spoon 1 tbsp baking mixture onto burger mixture in each muffin cup.

Bake for about 30 minutes. Cool 5 minutes. Serve with garnish of ketchup, diced tomatoes and/or mustard.

Since I still have an outstanding goal to complete three more video blogs recipes before I turn 25 on Monday, I decided to feature this new recipe in a video blog!

As you can see, this recipe is super simple. I was really thrilled with the outcome and even more happy that I only have two more video blog recipes to go!

What did you have for dinner last night?


  1. Hey Kay! Just wondering what Garmin model you have & how you like it? Besides last night if course ;-) I'm looking into one as my fitness reward for myself after Q1.

    1. Hi Conda! I really love the Forerunner 410! Since the weather has been less than lovely here, I haven't dived completely in to all of the features it has to offer, but I hope to do a review on the product some day! So far, I am loving it! Here's a blog from my first run with the garmin:

    2. Thanks Kay! I new I had read it before on your blog, but couldn't remember how long ago!

  2. i really like your receipe video blogs. I'm not a good cook so i need all the help i can get!! It will be warm before you know it and you can get all the running in you want. just hang in there!