Well I think I might have gotten a bit cocky about my knee. Thursday gym workout included:
- 20 minutes stairs level 12
- 2 mile treadmill run (with a few minutes walking throughout); .5 mile cool-down
- 10 minutes upper body
I also fit in 20 minutes total ab work randomly throughout the day.
Anyhow, my knee was feeling a bit achy with sharp pains later in the night. I was dumb. 3 runs in one week? Even if they are super short, I haven’t done that since I stopped running altogether!
I had to be at work by 7 am yesterday, so I brought my breakfast along with me to eat there. I splurged on some Food for Life English muffins the other day because I’ve been dying to try them and they were on sale! Unfortunately, they were out of Ezekiel cinnamon raisin, so I snagged the Genesis 1:29 type. So that’s what I had this morn, 1/2 topped with Naturally Yours PB, 1/2 with cookie-dough PB:
Oh YUMMNESS!! These English muffins are bomb! They’re slightly bigger than the average joe muffin (and thus have more calories – 180), are dense, chewy, and just great. I love how you can taste the seeds and crunch in them. I love these!! As I was unpacking my bags tonight, I realized I left my bag with the two peanut butters at work 😦 Guess I’ll be going all weekend without my naturally yours & cookie dough flavors! I only wonder what my boss will think when she sees that I brought 2 jars of PB to work with me? haha!
Mid-day, we took a little trip to the beach to walk along the pier:
And also hit up the local Beach Barn which I’m completely obsessed with. It’s great – they sell tons of locally grown fruits & veggies for pretty good prices! Almost like a Farmer’s Market. Plus they have tons of cute little goodies & gifts. And a candy shop with ice cream and fudge! I sampled wedding cake & caramel peanut butter fudge 🙂 They also have amazing pies, scones, breads, etc. Yum!
I picked up a few veggies (zucchini, an onion, cilantro) and some apricots.
They also have animals. This guy was a beauty!
I snacked a bunch through the morning & mid-day at work (mostly from boredom eating – argh!) on LOTS of almonds, fruit (I ate my weight in fruit – 1/2 pint of blueberries, 4 apricots, strawberries, cherries, 2 clementines, pluot…), and the last of my homemade coleslaw, so I wasn’t too hungry thoughout the day. But by the time we got home at 4:00 I was starving! Whipped out my Kashi Tuscan Veggie Bake:
Pretty good! It was like a veggie lasagna, but minus the cheese. So I sprinkled some parmesan on top 😀 I loved the smokey flavor.
Once I got off work I went straight to the gym, and then to Farmer’s Market where I had one mission in mind: Get those amazing apricots I picked up the past couple weeks!! Then I got the bad news – there was not one apricot being sold at Farmer’s! The lady told me the season’s over 😦 Guess I should go back to the beach barn or to Costco and stock up before they stop selling them too!
Because of my late late lunch, and all my Farmer’s Market samples (a bunch of flavored almonds, and pita samples with about a serving of different hummus flavors), I really wasn’t hungry for dinner. But I knew I needed to eat something! Originally I’d planned to grill up another brie quesadilla with my leftover basil, but I didn’t want that large of a meal at 9:00, and I also didn’t feel like making any dirty dishes. So I decided on toast! Brie cheese (some under the basil as well), tomato, & basil on a slice of the best bread ever. Popped it in the toaster oven…mmmmm 🙂
Followed by this little guy I picked up at the Farmer’s Market pie stand:
About a bites worth of apricot pie – I thought I would love it, but not so much. It had a weird sour taste.
And then I was still craving froyo, so froyo is what I had! Cake batter froyo with one cookie dough chunk, heath toffee bits & some FF reddi whip (I don’t like normal whipped cream, but I love this stuff!).
Why is my self-serve froyo in a Haagen Dazs container you might ask? Well I bought the cake batter flavor to freeze (because it’s some of the best thing ever), but the container was pretty large and only about half full. And I had just finished off this empty container, so WA-LA! I transferred the froyo into this container to store in the freezer. Complicated, but it worked out, trust me. Plus I like eating out of ice cream containers 😉
Today I had originally planned to make another trip to LA (yes third weekend in a row!) to visit one of my old great friends who’s visiting from Colorado. Rob and I were next door neighbors from 6th grade until junior year of high school when he moved to Colorado. He was one of the best friends I ever had – he was always there for me, and I loved being able to just wander over at any moment. I don’t have any old pics on this computer, but this was the earliest I could find:
He visited once or twice during high school, but then I didn’t see him again for over 3 years – when I went to visit him in Colorado 2 years ago:
So now it’s been another 2 years, and he told me his plan to roadtrip out to CA this summer! YAY!! The roadtrip plans fell through, but he still planned to fly out to the LA area and wanted me to drive down. (Why couldn’t he have been in LA either of the last 2 weekends?! haha). Since I don’t work at all today, I thought why not?! Well I let him know earlier this week I’d try to make it down Friday, then I texted him and called him a couple times yesterday – with no answer and no call back. I’m super bummed because I really wanted to see him 😦 I don’t know if his phone is just dead, or he was really busy, or what’s going on. I do know he was with one girl who yesterday (who I never got along with), so I don’t know if that has anything to do with it. Bummer 😦 Okay…vent over.
In a way, I’m excited to have the whole day free since I haven’t had one of those days in over 2 weeks (with work, vacations, trips, etc). I slept in, and woke up dreaming of pancakes! I decided to try out my new Quaker pancake mix I picked up on sale the other day. My roommate had also made Raisin Bran muffins that smelled amazing so I helped myself to 1/2 a muffin as well:
Topped with a little PB for my morning nut butter fix 😉 And like 3 cups of coffee.
My knee is slightly more sore than usual, so I know I pushed my run yesterday. My bunion is also bothering me a bit (weird – it hasn’t hurt me in a while!), so I plan to stay out of my running shoes this morning. Plan to hit up the pool for a nice swim! And maybe some lounging around after 🙂 Then I’ll tackle my To-Do list:
- Gym – swim & tan
- Clean room (it’s a disaster after 2 weekends of vacations and visitors!)
- Upload pics to Costco online
- Costco (Paper towels, pictures, & apricots!)
- Call friend Jamie and see what she’s up to this weekend! (catch up with old friends!)
- Scrapbook (haven’t done this in ages and have free time!)
Okay, so it’s not really a “to-do” list, more like a “what I want to accomplish today for fun!” list. But I honestly haven’t had any free time in so long. I’m excited! But still bummed about my friend of course. Bittersweet…
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