Friday, January 4, 2013

Back on Schedule + Grilling + Book of Sirach

I'm just posting up a storm today, aren't I?  Gotta make up for lost time :)

Today's Training
Tomorrow is the last day of the Holiday Bootie Buster Challenge, so I wanted to make sure I got in a run today to rack up some last-minute points!

I took a 3-mile run with Wewii this afternoon, and my time was under 30 minutes!  This included stopping at street crossing and a few potty breaks for the pooch.
My running buddy
I cooled down for 0.3 miles, then stretched out.  My legs are quite tight after taking about two weeks off of my regularly-scheduled runs!

Diet Tip of the Day
As a wedding gift, Joe and I received a George Foreman electric grill from my awesome brother.  It can be used indoors or outdoors, and tonight we used it to make dinner.
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I love it when we grill for dinner because it keeps the meat tender (if you cook it the right about of time) and adds a little bit of the grilled taste to it.  It's also a pretty healthy way to cook food!

Since this grill can be used indoors or outside, it is really convenient for those of you who live in a colder climate.  We've never tried it inside, but we use it on our screened-in porch and we've never had any problems.  If you are looking for an easy-to-use grill, I highly recommend this George Foreman Electric Grill.  We love it!

Faith Find
During our trip to New York, we visited a Catholic church.  I've grown up going to Protestant churches and have never been to a Catholic church before.  When I went in, I didn't want the differences in theology to get in the way of worshipping.  I just took in all of the traditions and followed along when I could.

One big difference I noticed was the fact that we read from the book of Sirach during the Scripture reading.  I had no idea what that book was, and after doing some research, I saw that the book is also called the book of Ecclesiastes.  I looked up Sirach 3 (which I know in Ecclesiastes is the "There is a time for everything..." chapter), and it wasn't the same.  If anyone is Catholic, can you help me out with this book of the Bible?  I also wonder why it's not in the Protestant versions of the Bible.  Please let me know if you know anything about this book.  I like to be an educated individual :)

That's all for today!  I'm planning a 9ish mile run tomorrow morning, then going to Medieval Times in Orlando for dinner with Joe to use our groupon.  Should be a fun Saturday!


  1. My parents gave us a George Foreman and it's one of the smaller ones but we love it too!

  2. Hmmm...Catholicism has always puzzled me too even though I grew up Lutheran which is supposed be fairly similar.