I had one mission for my morning run: run without a mission. My last few runs from this past week have left me feeling frustrated. Running is supposed to be energizing…invigorating. It’s supposed to slow things down. So today I made up my mind to keep my pace slow and just enjoy the run without any knowledge of time. That’s exactly what I did, and my morning 4-mile run was a lovely reminder of why I run. It felt really good to be back in the groove. 😀
Maybe my pre-run oats had something to do with the energizing run?? 😀
- 1/2 c. oats
- 1/2 banana
- 1 c. milk
- handful of raisins
- cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg
On the side I heated 1/2 c. frozen blueberries in a small frying pan over medium-low heat. I don’t like it when my oats turn blue on me, and this little trick prevents that from happening. 😀 After the oatmeal is cooked, I simply fold the berries right in, and top with walnuts and granola.
I made a quick dash outside, snapped the picture, and ran back in…there was another frost last night, so I don’t think I’ll be eating breakfast outdoors any time soon! 😀
After my run, I felt so refreshed and energized for the rest of the morning. A good run has a way of perking up the rest of the day. It’s amazing how much less I procastinated during today’s early morning hours compared to yesterday!
In between finishing my paper, I had a yogurt snack consisting of plain non-fat yogurt, 1/2 a bosc pear, 1 T. crushed flax, and a heaping spoonful of homemade cranberry sauce.
I love leftovers…usually I’ll change it up or make the meal into something completely different. But this time I stuck with the same ol’, same ol’ for the white bean and squash saute that was made a few nights ago. All the flavors had a chance to meld, so it was even more delicious. Simple meals are oftentimes the tastiest. 😀
+ a cup of tea to-go. I’m a little obsessed with Twinings herbal teas right now. It’s the epitome of coziness. 😀
For some reason, this afternoon I could not keep my eyelids open in chemistry lecture. It was probably due to my late night last night, as I finished my literature review paper. I managed to stay awake, but it was hard trying to focus on glycolipids when my eyes were feeling so droopy. I hate when I feel that way, because it totally defeats the point of going to lecture in the first place! 😦 Thankfully, I’m normally much more energetic and awake. I think last night’s late hours of writing papers had something to do with it, so tomorrow I should be back to normal. 😉
By the time chemistry was over, and I was in my writing in nutrition class, I broke out my snacks: some orange slices and a handful of almonds.
And, I have to say, I really do realize that my dinner is completely unphotogenic. But at the time, this may as well have been gourmet. It was late, I was tired, and I just sort of threw a pile of various favorites into one pile of goodness…haha. Let’s see if I can remember what was in this giant bowl:
- red onions
- black olives, sliced
- 1 salmon pattie
- 1/2 c. black beans
- 1/4 avocado
- spoonful of cranberry sauce (who would have known it would be so delicious on top of the salad?)
…and a slice of homemade wheat bread on the side. Despite the randomness, it was exactly what I was in the mood for. My hungry belly and tastebuds were both pleasantly satisfied. 😉
When dad heard I was out of dark chocolate, he broke out his stash of 60% cacao ghirardelli squares.
I ate mine in the usual sort of way. 😀
+ a night time snack of strawberry all-bran medley cereal with milk.
My eyelids are again drooping…hopefully I can actually sleep in a little tomorrow morning! I have a big exam coming up on Monday, so I’d like to fit in at least 2 hrs. of studying tomorrow morning before classes so I can potentially have the night “free.”
Oh Friday, you always come at such a good time. 😀