This post was meant to go up yesterday (Sunday). It looks like I wrote it, uploaded it, and then completely forgot to publish it. Shows how tired I was.
Up and at ’em at 5:00 am yet again!
I had some of my new cereal and yogurt. Plus a scoop of maple PB.
And mulitple cups of coffee obviously.
Breakfast#2 at breaktime (again – sorry of the awful lighting in the cafeteria that early in the morning).
I had some Kashi Heart to Heart with milk (it’s been so long since I’ve had normal cow’s milk!), a banana, 1/2 a blueberry muffin, and a few bites of scrambled egg.
Due to the larger than normal meal at 8:45, 2 more cups of coffee + creamer, and a large cup of water, I really wasn’t that hungry when 11:00 lunch break rolled around.
I had some steamed peas & carrots. And got a pesto turkey wrap from the ‘to-go’ section. This wrap was delicious. Turkey, pesto, mozzarella, and different squashes.
So so good!! But I was super full and only had a few bites. I saved the rest in the fridge for when I would actually get hungry.
I did have a small piece of
banana bread overly sweetened shortbread with brown “banana” globs during the afternoon. Leftover from the patients’ lunch menu. It was okay. Remnants:
It wasn’t until I got home that I realized I left my wrap in the fridge at work! You don’t understand how upset I was.
1. Because I was planning on eating the rest at a normal lunch time. Or for dinner.
2. Because it really was so delicious.
3. Because they might throw it away. I seriously hope not.
So instead, I had a whole wheat english muffin (is english muffin capitalized or not? Still not sure) with mixed berry cream cheese.
I was not expecting the cream cheese to be so….purpley-blue.
Eaten while enjoying the beautiful sunshine outside.
Then I decided to run some errands. Why? I’m not sure. I didn’t exactly need anything. Apple eaten on my way out the door.
I might have gotten 2 huge bottles of wine at Trader Joe’s for an amazingly low low price of $2.99.
And at Costco, I got slightly jipped on my sample. Excuse me, who eats the strawberry stem on their strawberry shortcake?
I got an ad in the male from Cost Plus this week advertising these on sale:
Having a love for anything (I mean anything) pumpkin – I knew I had to treat myself.
Cost Plus has the most amazing pumpkin selection in the world. I was in heaven (because I stood in awe at all the glory) and hell (since I couldn’t slam down my unlimited debit card and but it all).
Pumpkin caramel corn?!?!
+ cookies, pancake mix, bread mix, cupcake mix, scone mix, coffee, syrup, pumpkin bark…OMG GUYS. I was in there staring at all things pumpkin for a good hour.
Now I also had a $10 off a $30 purchase. So I decided to spend another $20 to get me up to $30. Which would then giveme $10 off and bring me down to $20. So in reality, I would only be spending another $10 than I already was. But getting $20 worth of goods. Make sense? It does to a bargain shopper.
Anyways, I walked out with this:
+ some amazing looking vanilla pear butter, which I broke into promptly upon returning home. A little pre-run snack.
Ummmmmmmmmmmmm. I found my new true love.
Seriously. This gave me the energy to go on a bangin’ 3 mile run. Bangin because:
- I felt awesome and sped through it at a fast and uncomfortable pace. I made a goal when I first set out to try and make it under 27 minutes/9 min. per mile pace. I ended up with 3.1 miles in 26:53. That would be an 8:39 average, with my max pace peaking at 6:55 minute mile. Prior to my injury, I used to average all my runs at an 8-8:30 pace. But since I’ve gotten back into running, my pace has definitely been slower. I was so proud today 😀
- I wasn’t even planning on running. Yet I went out. And did it. And loved it.
- I was purely motivated by wine.
Who said wine isn’t a great post-run recovery drink? I had a date with these 2 right after my run:
Nothing (I mean nothing) screams classier than foam rolling while drinking wine. With a few ice cubes. Yes. I’m serious.
Thank you Trader Joe’s cheap, yet delicious wine. Check out this beast in comparison to a normal bottle of wine.
It’s like a handle of
juice wine! Glorious.
I was also excited because I figured out how to use the corkscrew and pop this beauty open. All by myself. First time doing that ever. Pathetic or not, it’s true.
large completely normal glasses of wine later (I’m no lightweight, trust me)…I had a dinner of carrot fries, and homemade spring roll. No picture. Muchos apologies.
But needed something more around 9:15. Enter my latest obsession – Yogurt + stevia + peanut flour. Put said yogurt into freezer. 15-30 minutes later (depending on patience) remove from freezer and mix in some jam or preserves. Holla holla holla!!!! So good.
(This time I added some cereal for more substance).
All mixed up – the jam gets all swirly.
I guess it just looks like a normal yogurt mess. But the half-frozen nature of this thing just makes it so much better.
Can’t forget my nightly chocolate fix 😉
GOODNIGHT to one and all. This Tay-Tay needs some major shut eye.
Here’s to hoping my wrap is stil in the fridge safe and sound tomorrow.
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