I never set the alarm last night, as I was hoping to either (a) wake up naturally or (b) sleep in, thereby skipping my anticipated morning workout. I had a doctors appointment at 8, so either way would have worked out just fine and dandy.
I wasn’t expecting to wake up at 6 though. But I did. And I took advantage of this fact by pulling myself out of bed and staying true to my workout plans.
Starting with a whole wheat bagel. And topped with PB&Company Bees Knees peanut butter and almond butter.
And dipped and dunked into a mashed, warmed banana with cinnamon for a sweet bite.
I can’t think of anything that works better in my body for prerun fuel than a bagel with nut butter and a banana. I cranked out 4 miles without the slightest hint of a cramp or side stitch. And my legs felt fresh and rested from not running yesterday.
Felt. So. Delicious!
Post-run snack: 6-oz plain yogurt with crushed flax and granola
The leftovers were pulled out of the fridge for a delightful, deckside lunch.
Whole wheat bread, toasted, with a pat of butter.
A side salad, drizzled with olive oil.
Afternoon Snack: kashi crackers and almond butter
Sometimes I want to spend hours in the kitchen. Simmering, sauteeing, blending, and whipping.
Other times (ahem…today), I simply want something…well…simple.
I literally spent all morning, afternoon and evening doing homework. It was fun and interesting, but by 5:30, I was so ready to step away and get my mind back to normal. Most of the homework right now has to do with carbohydrate exchange counting, for patients with diabetes. I realized that I had been focusing on this for too long, when I started to count the carbohydrates of my own meal in my head. Time for a break?
Dinner came together in a breeze, thanks to leftover pasta salad, a lonely veggie burger, and some raw veggies (most of which are fresh from the garden!) Simple. Delicious. Exactly what I wanted.
Upcoming Weekend Plans:
- Homework! Homework! Homework!
- Yoga on Saturday, Run on Sunday
- Finish a presentation that’s due for Monday
- Cookout at Nicole’s house
- Local craft fair!
Let’s do the FRIDAY DANCE!
Question: You have one word to describe your personality. What is it?