15,000 Fitbit Steps by 9am (Recipe: Parmesan-Roasted Potatoes)

That’s what happens when you are training for a marathon.  I had a 9-miler today, and soon after I finished my run I hit 15,000 steps on the Fitbit.  Nothing like hitting your step goal so early in the morning!

The run was okay.  I was a little slower than last week’s long run, but the run was hillier, warmer, more humid and I was by myself.  So, I was expecting it to be.  I still averaged under 9 minute miles, so I was pleased.  I need to find more running routes around here, though.  I guess it is time to get a little more adventurous!

After the run, I was super productive today.  I realized yesterday that this is my last “free” weekend until mid-November (crazy, right??), so I tried to get things done:

– Swept, vacuumed and dusted the house

– 2 loads of laundry

– Changed the sheets on the bed

– Mowed the front and backyards

– Car wash

– Coldstone Creamery (I had a BOGO coupon that expires tomorrow)

– Took the pups on a walk

– Frisbee with Callie

– Hit Its with Envy

– Finished Season 10 of Grey’s Anatomy

– Swept the Front Porch

– Cleaned the Kitchen

– Organized my Desk

– Cooked Parmesan-Roasted Potatoes

– Baked Banana Crumb Cake

Productive, eh??  And tomorrow is a full day starting with flyball practice in the morning to get the girls ready for the tournament in Cary in three weeks.

Last night, a group of us went to watch Gravity at the NC Museum of Art Summer Movie Series where you get to watch a movie on the big screen under the stars!  It was like a drive-in movie but better because we got to picnic first (Amanda brought an awesome spread!), we bought bottles of wine and got to chat for an hour and a half before the movie started.  And it was packed!  I was surprised at the number of people that showed up, but we got there early so we had great seats!  And the movie was intense!  I really enjoyed it!

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Quote of the Day:

“Obstacles don’t have to stop you.  If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up.  Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” -Michael Jordan

So, here is the recipe for the Parmesan-Roasted Potatoes I made this evening.  They were good, but I think I’d cut the potatoes smaller next time.

Parmesan Roasted Potatoes

Parmesan-Roasted Potatoes


  • 3 pounds baby Yukon Gold potatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper
  • 4 ounces finely grated Parmesan
  • 3/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice


– Place a rack in upper third of oven; preheat to 400°F.

– Toss potatoes and oil in a large bowl; season with salt and pepper. Place potatoes, cut side up, on a wire rack set inside a rimmed baking sheet; reserve bowl. Roast until golden brown and cooked through, 30–35 minutes.

– Transfer to bowl; toss with Parmesan. Return potatoes to rack and roast until Parmesan is brown and crisp, 10–12 minutes.

– Toss potatoes in same bowl with parsley and lemon juice. Top with lemon zest just before serving.

Courtesy of Bon Appetit

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