in the groove

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. 

Minestrone soup. 

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! :mrgreen:

Question: You have one word to describe your personality.  What is it? 


17 thoughts on “in the groove

  1. How long do you wait between eating your bagel and going for a run? I want to experiment more with eating prior to running (at this point I just eat some dried fruit before a morning run, but I’ve been getting side stitches).

    One word? Sweet.

    Have a great weekend!

    • A good 15-30 minutes is plenty for me to feel well digested and ready for a run. But some people can pretty much run directly after eating, while others need to wait a good hour or so. 😀

  2. Its so great to be able to pick veggies from the garden, i feel so primal doing it ;D, its so natural and fresh. One word to describe my personality, thats hard, ‘Frantic’ probabaly.

  3. I don’t have a day off until Monday… so I will have to do a Sunday dance 😛 Haha.

    It’s been years since I’ve had a bagel. I much prefer oatmeal, but I realize that that is really biased. Bagels to me don’t scream nut butter – they scream cream cheese. Seeing as I am always in the mood for nut butter, oatmeal wins x)

    One word to describe my personality? Dedicated.
    ❤ Tat

  4. Isn’t it funny how our body clock works? Sounds like it was right on target for you and you squeezed in a great run 🙂 And I hear you on tsometimes wanting a simple meal – when I’ve got time and am inspired, there’s nothing better than chopping, simmering, sauteeing, or baking. But after work? I just want food, and in no more than five minutes! haha.
    My personality? Hmmm…I can’t choose just one! haha. I think most people see me as quiet first and foremost, though that changes quickly 😉
    Enjoy your weekend 🙂

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