feelin’ the drag

I was not feeling a 100% when I woke up this morning.

The victory party at Benny’s last night left me with a weeeee bit of a hangover. Thus, I didn’t run this morning which made me even more irritable. Grrrr.

I perked up a little after a gallon cup coffee.

Work today was busy. I am trying to finish transferring our alternative investments back over to another custodian, which has been an effing nightmare! The Dodd-Frank Act has really put pressure on every aspect of the financial world. To be honest, it’s some scary stuff people. 
Anyways, I won’t bore you with financial shenanigans. 
I did come to two realizations while I was at work today:
1.) I need to update my office wardrobe. My Express pants are starting to look a little ragged. 
2.) I think my boobs look funny in an oxford. I blame my short torso. 
After work I decided to get a quick jog in at Wash Park before I headed home. The temp outside wasn’t dreadful and the park has ton of shade so I wasn’t to worried about overheating. I just needed to expel some toxins.
I only ran 3 miles but it felt great. I could feel my little hangover seeping out my pores and once I was finished, I felt like a brand new person. 
Hi! I look like a red tamale. 
Once home, I did some chores. I swear I have been doing an obscene amount of laundry lately, and it’s all workout clothes. Hmmm…hot much? 
Besides looking forward to cooling off in our air conditioned apartment, I was really excited about dinner tonight. 
I was watching an episode of Giada at Home (oh yeah, I tivo her show…full time stalker here) yesterday when I saw her make pasta with an arugula pesto. It looked like heaven so I had to try and recreate.
The recipe was simple and the best part, I got to use the basil we have been growing! 
To make the pesto: blend arugula, basil, avocado, lemon, garlic, salt, and pepper in a food processor until smooth. 

I also baked asparagus and then sauteed garlic shrimp to kick things up a notch. 

Once the whole wheat linguine noodles are al dente, toss it with the arugula pesto and asparagus. Serve with shrimp on top. 
Ta-da! Linguine with Shrimp and Arugula Pesto
I also had a mocktail alongside which is really just carbonated water and fresh mint leaves. It was a nice change from liquor since tomorrow night I will be diving into the bubbly. 
Off to catch up on some reading. 
Hope you had a great hump day!