What I Ate Wednesday

This morning was supposed to begin with a 4 mile easy run but that was promptly halted by the rain and cold.  With warmer temperatures and sunshine promised in the afternoon, I thought that would be a more enjoyable alternative.

After getting an extra glorious hour of sleep, I dragged my butt out of bed to get ready and have some breakfast.  Nothing new or exciting over here unfortunately…

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with almond milk and coffee of course.

After sitting in much more traffic than yesterday I made it to work only about 5 minutes late (but still before everyone else).  The morning flew by as I feel it often does in my job and suddenly it was lunch time.  I had to run a few errands before tackling a fantastic salad and some other lunch regulars.

Spring mix salad with blueberries, strawberries, goat cheese and raspberry walnut dressing!

Spring mix salad with blueberries, strawberries, goat cheese and raspberry walnut dressing!

Hummus and carrots and a clementine (but the clementine was no good so I subbed it out for a banana).

Hummus and carrots and a clementine (but the clementine was no good so I subbed it out for a banana).

 

Once treatment sessions were finished in the afternoon and it was note writing time, I could no longer resist the Samoas that were starring me in the face, so I had two of those bad boys (totally worth it).

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Once I fought traffic and made it home I figured it would be better to do my 8-mile tempo run today and save the 4 for tomorrow morning so that I wouldn’t have to get up as early.  I am learning that tempo runs here are probably best done based on effort rather than pace due to the hills but in my hard headed fashion I hit my pace markers I had set for each mile even though death was imminent.

After my run, I showered up, scarfed down some dinner and got set up to review my practice exam I took last night.

Herb pork, jasmine rice and brussels (simple and to the point)

Herb pork, jasmine rice and brussels (simple and to the point)

 

During my studying I had to reward myself with a small snack of raisins before having a dessert of greek yogurt with the Metropolitan Bakery Pomegranate Cinnamon granola I am obsessed with.  My portions keep getting smaller and smaller because I don’t want them to run out.

Oldie but goodie

Oldie but goodie

 

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Hope you had a great Wednesday, half way through the week!  Only two more days until I get to finally head back to Charleston and see Casey and my puppy girl Scarlett!

Hello From Easton, PA

Well we made it, and in much better time than last year.  We got in late and went straight to sleep.  This morning we woke up and had a delicious breakfast.  Pork Roll (Taylor Ham) and egg english muffins…yumm!!

Then the boys headed off to the thrift store to continue their tradition of ridiculous outfits for the football game on Thursday morning.  Last year, this is what they looked like…

Thanksgiving 2011

So while they went on that endeavor, I headed out for a run.  I forgot how much running here KICKS MY ASS, no matter how good of shape I am in!!  With the exception of the Cooper River Bridge, Charleston is flat flat flat.  However in Easton, I don’t think you could find 10 flat feet if you could make a million dollars doing it.

Where that stop sign is went up even more!  So, my schedule said I was to do 8 miles with hill repeats.  Since the whole dang run was hills repeats I did a few repeats and then just returned to steady running.  Making it 8 on this run was pretty much out of the question, so I made it to 5.04 miles and called it quits.  I’m fairly certain that means my long run Saturday is probably out, but I will get in as much as my body will let me this week and I will call it a success since we are on vacation and it is Thanksgiving.

The upside here is that I know I am getting a better workout in those 5 miles than I would have in the 8 at home so I say mission accomplished.  Plus, it is so darn pretty!