What I Ate Wednesday: Long Run Day

A few days ago my mom told me that my grandparents (who read my blog, I love it!) were concerned that I didn’t eat enough to be going out running 15 miles.  I told her that my usual WIAW posts are for typical days, not long run days.  I thought that this would make an interesting WIAW post.

Breakfast: Whole Wheat Breakfast Burrito with Asiago Chicken Sausage, egg whites and 2 whole eggs, onions, green peppers, mozzarella cheese and spinach

Breakfast Burrito

Breakfast Burrito

2013-06-22 11.08.46Because of the late wake up call (for once on a Saturday, we didn’t eat breakfast until like 11:00 so after the farmers market I set out for a run at about 1:30.  I kinda missed lunch but went on the run with a few energy gels to help me make it when I get back.  My goal is always to have one every ~10k but to split it evenly, I had one ever 5.5 miles and it worked perfectly.

Long Run Fuel

Long Run Fuel

Post Run Refuel: Yogurt and Granola, Watermelon and Strawberries!!

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NY Strip, Jasmine Rice and squash

I am completely obsessed with jasmine rice now, it has its own subtle flavor so you don’t even have to add anything to it.  We usually don’t make much good steak because it’s so expensive but it was on sale this week so we get enough for Casey and I for like $10!!

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Dessert: I embarrassingly ate an entire pint of Ben & Jerry’s!!  Whoops!  Oh well, it was delicious and I “earned” it.
2013-06-22 21.50.25At least it was the fro yo version.  My absolute splurge Saturday inspired my Swap it out Sunday post this week.  This is typically not the way I replenish my calories post long run so I will have to do another post that is more true of the normal soon but hey, live life right.  I run to eat sometimes, Saturday was just one of those times!!

Whats your favorite “earned” splurge?

Serenity NOW!

This day couldn’t have turned out any more coincidentally if I tried.

On my run with Scarlett this morning, everything was going great.  As we turned around and ran along the battery my stream of consciousness was flowing.  Look at the sunrise, ooh its hitting the water so nice, that tug boat is pretty cool, I wonder who drives tug boats, that must be serene, this run is kind of serene, serenity now, SERENITY NOW.  Then I perseverated on this episode of Seinfeld for a long time.  It was funny that this was so prominent in my head at the time because I actually was not in need of the phrase “Serenity now,” I was already serene.

Post run I had a normal routine, shower, breakfast, check e-mail before heading out for my bike ride to class (a few minutes ahead of schedule, which never happens).  I hopped on, peddled three revolutions and BOOM!

Big Old Flat!

Big Old Flat!

I hurried inside, got my bike pump, no go, too flat.  SERENITY NOW!!  So I ran back inside, grabbed my car keys and ran out the door.  I have no where to park my car at school which I forgot in my “solution” to the tire problem but luckily I just street parked and didn’t get a ticket.  Whew.

Post class, I had to drop Casey off at his dad’s which was really close to where I was doing my pediatric evaluation two hours later so I just packed up some stuff not come back in between. First stop was to get a new bike tire, then I treated myself to a half salad from Panera Bread for an early lunch.  I highly recommend the one I got, it was fantastic!!  And the major kicker was it only had 170 calories so it was the perfect snackish thing to hold me over until the eval was over.

Stawberry, Poppyseed and Chicken Salad

Stawberry, Poppyseed and Chicken Salad

Then I came home to brave the bike tire! SERENITY NOW!

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So far so good…

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No problems yet…

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Putting that tire back on was nearly the death of me.  20 minutes later I was sweating like crazy, had the greasiest hands, but I felt accomplished.  It was one of those life affirming times where I felt like I can really do anything for myself, even if I am clueless about it!

Workin' hands!

Workin’ hands!

Happy Tuesday everyone!