Recipes, Workouts

I hate the Drs

I hate going to the doctors, I hate needles and I hate the smell of the hospital. So to say I was stressed out yesterday when I spent half the day at one is an understatement. After I went to the specialist for my foot, he recommended that I go see a dermatologist if the red spots on my body didn’t get better. I thought they were fine and would go away and then they exploded across my torso, so I made an appointment. It turns out it was nothing serious at all, just a virus called Pityriasis Rosea, and would go away naturally on its own. Yet where I should have been relieved I just came into work around 12:30 a huge bundle of nerves from being at the hospital all morning. Hopefully that is the last time I have to go back in awhile.

In a meeting that went until around 6:00 that night I was debating on going to the gym or not. I had a long day and I was tired and stressed, so would the gym be the best idea for me? Yes, the gym was the best idea for me. I did a quick 3 mile run on the treadmill and then did 5 minutes of Abs using my favorite app and felt so fantastic after. It was such a great stress reliever and I felt like I could actually be a normal person after. I ran the 3 miles doing 9 minute 20 second miles, which for the treadmill is pretty good for me, I love that I am getting faster. I attached my speeds to the songs below which is how I ran as fast as I did.

Cool down at a 0.5 grade but try to run at a 1.0 grade, anything less simulates downhill

After the gym I went back and made scallops, which are by far my favorite seafood to eat. I did them simple since they were local and fresh and I didn’t want to mask the flavor, though next time I might bake them which is also a fantastic way to eat them. I quickly whipped up some mashed potatoes and leftover broccoli and spinach and had a pretty great dinner. I also dug back into the ice cream after, because after a bad day ice cream makes everything seem a little less crappy.

Very excited for the Bruins first playoff game tonight! Hoping they aren’t going to be as disappointing as they have been the last few months.

Simple Seared Scallops
Makes 2 entree servings

1 – 1.5 pounds of Sea Scallops 
2 Tsp Olive Oil
2 Tsp Butter
Salt and Pepper

In a large skillet, heat the olive oil and butter on high heat until it starts to smoke a little (this is right after the sizzle of the butter melting stops). While that is heating up rinse and pat dry the scallops and then salt and pepper them. Place scallops in the pan keeping the heat on high for 1.5-2 minutes depending on the size and how done you like them and flip after the time doing the same time on the other side. This should put a golden sear on the outside but still have a rare inside. If you like the fully cooked through, which I don’t because it makes them dry, leave on for a minute longer. After done slightly sprinkle with parsley and serve.

I’m trying!

Do you mind going to the Drs? 
I hate it, but I love going to the dentist which I know is a bigger fear for most people. 


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