Wednesday, February 6, 2008

gearing up for 10 miles!

Tomorrow's my return to a double-digit run. I wanted to make something extra special to take to work tonight, so I headed to Kroger and stocked up to make this chicken and pasta dish. I never follow recipes exactly, but some of the changes I made included halving the chicken and pasta called for, using a 6-oz. can of marinated artichokes (not just in water), adding about 4 ounces of baby portabella mushrooms, forgetting parsley, and subbing parmesan cheese for feta. It's nice and vegetable-y (usually I OD on the pasta, but I held back this time). It smells yummy and fresh and I got two dinners out of it.

Oh and when I was using the self-checkout at Kroger, some guy got tackled, threatened with pepper spray and arrested! It happened not 10 feet from me, and all the workers were very blase about it. I didn't see items falling out of his (very ratty) pockets, so maybe it was drugs or something. I go there maybe once or twice a month, but I used to go a lot when I lived in Ocean View, and I'd *always* see cops there. I guess that makes me feel safer, but I don't know that I've ever been so close to someone being arrested.

So, here's hoping tomorrow's 10-miler goes well! It should be sunny and in the mid 50s, perfect weather.


  1. good luck on the 10 miler! wowo!

    And crazy about the guy getting arrested so close to you!

  2. Hey you were close to someone who got arrested when you worked at TJ Maxx. Well, they weren't exactly "arrested" by grabbed by the in-store security person, remember? And he asked you to be a witness to it and wait until the police arrived, didn't he?

  3. Ah yes this was true ... I was by someone arrested for shoplifting during my H.S. job.