If I thought I was hungry the day of my half, I was possibly even more hungry the day after! I literally ate every 2 hours, if not more.
9:45 (luckily my job let me sleep in!) – whole wheat waffles topped with syrup & pumpkin cream cheese.
Mmmm cream cheese. Who says it’s just for bagels?
With a small bit of Voskos Greek yogurt with pumpkin butter swirled in.
11:30 rolled around, and my appetite was high! I had a small bit of a pesto turkey sandwich at work. About half of a half…so pretty much a 1/4.
And then made my real lunch at 12:30 – Trader Joe’s black bean and corn enchiladas.
There was no sour cream in the house, so instead I sprinkled it with feta cheese. Which was a brilliant idea.
See the Diet Coke there in the background?
Okay – let’s just pretend you didn’t.
Oh heyyyy. Whats up.
My, what attractive bling you’re sporting.
I actually wasn’t super hungry come 2:30, but I needed a snack pre-work.
Bagel thin with strawberry jam
and pumpkin cream cheese.
But of course I was starving at work about 4:30. I snagged some trail mix and chowed it down fast.
At 6:30, we breaked for dinner. Nothing too appetizing on the hot foods bar, I stuck with a salad. As my co-workers said “the mother of all salads.”. Hey – I like ‘em big. (mixed greens, blue cheese, kidney beans, beets, pickles, sunflower seeds, raspberry dressing).
And a ton of rice. I said I wanted a lot. And they listened. (Full size plate, btw)
8:30 rolled around, and 2 hours post-dinner I was hungry…right on schedule!
Apple (2x what’s shown – I already ate a few slices!) with laughing cow cheese, and peanut flour dip.
And around 11:30 I got out of bed after trying to fall asleep on an empty tummy. It wasn’t working.
Cereal to the rescue!!
And then I was out like a light. I assume we’re talking a burnt out light here.
Official race photos are in! If I had known the color theme of the race was going to be hot pink, I’m not quite sure I would’ve worn it. I definitely blend in! not too many great pics – I’m rather small in a lot of them.
Raise the roof!
Right in the middle:
Almost done! Holding onto my Ghiradelli chocolate as well. That’s what’s important.
Right under the clock…clapping? haha
So hardcore…she told me to pose this way…not quite sure why.
More natural. If you call standing stiffly with a fake smile natural.
I’m going to be honest here – as I was looking at these today, I wasn’t all too happy. I said to myself that they weren’t “very flattering” and I found myself getting down on how I looked in these pictures. (I’ve mentioned how I’ve recently had a good amount of weight gain, and how I’m dealing with that). I was kind of put off by these. I knew it wasn’t good of me to think these thoughts, but I couldn’t help it.
Later I realized how incredibly awful I was for critiquing myself the way I did. These pictures demonstrate me running 13 miles for crying out loud. And here I was critiquing my body. These pictures prove the strength and stamina that my body has to offer. How dare I think poorly of it?
Just a little something I realized this afternoon…
Tell me one (or more!) thing your proud of your body recently accomplishing