I have a new favorite dinner — remember how I made Fresh Thai Summer Rolls over the weekend with my friend Ashley? I had a TON of leftovers so I made it into a yummy noodle dish last night.
In the mix was leftover: rice noodles, spicy Thai peanut sauce (homemade and AMAZING — recipe at the end of the Fresh Thai Summer Rolls post), and chopped cilantro and basil, plus some kidney beans. Simple and delicious. I actually made this on Sunday night, too! On Sunday night, I had leftover chicken and added in some broccoli; last night, I threw in kidney beans since the chicken was all gone and had some string beans on the side, too. So obsessed with my homemade peanut sauce — I need to make it in bulk because it makes it so easy to throw together a quick dinner! Fresh herbs made all the difference, too. I should start chopping some up ahead of time at the beginning of the week.
Yesterday was also Track Tuesday as my Vegas half marathon training continues! It was still pretty dark when I arrived — boo.
My friend Genna met me again and we had a great workout — this time, we did one of my “boot camp” sort of workouts. We sprinted the straight part of the track and jogged the curves, stopping in between each lap to do some sort of strength move.
We did walking lunges, the Eagle Ab, some lower back exercises, side leg lifts/circles (my butt is SO SORE today), dips, pushups, etc! Genna wants to work on her push ups — our goal is to get her doing 10 “real” (not on her knees) push ups I know she can do it!
It was a great workout! Fun, too, since you’re engaged the whole time mixing things up. We were at the track for about 45 minutes and covered about 3 miles total with our sprint/jog laps around the track, plus a warm up and cool down. Success!
Oh and guess what I did last night? Went and saw The Lion King in 3-D! It was pretty much awesome. Here’s me and my friend Hilary from high school rocking our sexy 3-D glasses:
Apparently no one else goes to see movies on Tuesday nights (or… maybe just not The Lion King…) because the theater was literally empty when we arrived.
HA. A few more people came after this picture, but it was pretty dead!
The movie in 3-D was really cool — I have no idea how they did that with an old movie! Also, I’d forgotten how cute Simba was. Don’t worry, Hilary and I still knew all the words to the songs (I used to have the soundtrack on TAPE) and sang along 😉
I’m off to school — long day ahead with classes and meetings from 9 until 4ish, but today is my 29th birthday! I have fun dinner plans with the girls tonight, and the highlight of the morning so far was this hilarious birthday card from my friend Jessica:
What’s your favorite Disney movie? Mine is tied between The Lion King and Aladdin because of the music. I always hated Bambi because it made me cry. The Fox and the Hound was so sad, too!