Okay, I’m not sure exactly what Tuesday means. But it does mean that The Bachelorette was on last night!! It’s gettin’ down to the final home stretch….get excited! Any thoughts on what happened?? I have to say the bedroom scene was a slight letdown!
I can’t tell you how restless I was Sunday night! I tossed and turned until 2 am, reading (I finished my book…more on that later), facebook stalking…y’know, the usual. I went downstairs 2 or 3 times to get food because I was so hungry! I’d forgotten the kind of appetite long runs (or long hikes) will make me! Crazy!!
Yesterday morning I jumped on the bandwagon and made…
You got it! Oatmeal in a Jar!! I had transferred my Naturally More PB into a glass jar (so I could microwave it to make it melty/spreadable), so I used the leftover container for oats!
Topped with a mix of:
- another spoonful of PB Loco chocolate chip cookie dough,
- TJ’s just flattened bananas
- Kashi golean cereal
- Feed granola
The first flavor of this granola I decided to try was the Cinnamon Raisin flavor, which I have to say, tastes exactly like an oatmeal raisin cookie! No joke! About halfway through my oatmeal (after I’d finished off all the toppings), I tried out the Blueberry Almond flavor. Mehh, it tasted like a generic, normal granola. I definitely like the Cinnamon Raisin flavor better, and I’ll let you know what I think of all the others. And speaking of granola, you can mix your OWN creation here!
Anyways, it was so fun to eat my oatmeal out of a peanut butter jar! Can’t wait to be done with my next batch!
Then off to my PT appointment! It was…nothing special. I explained to him the past 3 months, where it hurts, how much, pretty much everything I explain to the doctors. He tested out some stretches, moved my knee around a bit…In the end all I really did was 3 different types of strength moves to strengthen the hamstring muscle. After reading about Caitlin’s PT experience, I was hoping for some information on how to incorporate running back into my life, taping/knee braces, stretches, etc. If he doesn’t bring it up at the next meeting I’ll ask about those things. I just don’t want to pay $20 every time to do a few strength moves I can do at home!
Work was work, where I had this spread for lunch/snackies through the afternoon:
Leftover slice of Kashi veggie pizza to tide me over for the drive (literally just grabbed it out of the fridge on the run – I was late & hungry!)
Looks quite appetizing all mushed up from the fridge, eh? 😉
And lunch a little later while at work. Kashi veggie medley pocket (with some marinara sauce for dipping), blueberries, apricots, cherries (quite the fruit spread!)
This morning I allowed myself some sleep in time 🙂 And hit up the gym slightly later than normal to do 30 minutes stairmaster level 11. Oof my arms were ridiculously sore today (especially my bulging biceps 😉 )…I think from my hike? I guess because I was crouching and supporting myself with my arms so much as I slowly inched down the hill – yowza! My arms haven’t been this sore in ages!! And then since I did actual strength yesterday, and also didn’t want to do anything else to stress my knee (since it was a little sore from the downhill hike), I hopped in the pool for a quickie 25 minute swim.
- 1300 yards
- 800 free
- 500 pull with paddles
I felt strong and fast today! And no pounding headache! Unfortunately, even though I felt great, I couldn’t swim long…work was calling!!
Lunch: Burrito filled with cheese, rice, black beans, & a mixture of veggies (potato, zucchini, yellow squash, bell pepper, onion, tomatoes, green chilis, & cilantro). Guacamole (yes – it’s a delicious looking brown, but it was still tasty!) for dipping, a side of cherries, apricots x3, and strawberries/blueberries for a snack.
After work I ran to Costco where I picked up this incredibly soft blanket for only $12.99!! It’s unbelievable!
I literally stood staring at the blankets for probably 20 minutes because I couldn’t decide between this color or a dark, shimmery gray. I’m kind of wishing I got the gray, but oh well! This one is still nice as well!
Then hurried home for dinner where I tried to make a Greek meal. Unfortunately, I had no pita bread, so I used quinoa instead. Quinoa mixed with sauteed onions, orange balsamic vinegar, and feta cheese. Topped off with falafel veggie balls and huge scoops of yogurt & cucumber raita dip.
Times the amount of dip here by like 5! haha. I just kept adding more. With an unpicture spinach salad I ate while it was all cooking.
In a bit I plan to whip up the unbelievable banana magic that seems to be spreading through blogworld like the plague. Although this stuff may be even more deadly than the plague. According to reviews, it’s amazing!! I’ll let you all know how it turns out tomorrow 🙂 Talk about a cliffhanger!
Adios, nighty night, and have a good hump day manana!
Before I sign off…click here for a chance at a few birthday gifts!
And I’m so glad that Ange is doing an Amazing Grass giveway. I really really want to try this stuff out!
Nut butter giveaway!! Who doesn’t love that?
Oh, and I just started a new book today at the gym, Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult. So you know what that means! Be on the lookout for another book review soon! This time… The Queen’s Fool!