What I Ate Wednesday: Race Week

Yesterday was a pretty healthy eating day.  I have been trying all week to do the best I can (however we did just get back from a restaurant week meal at Lana and I had a small piece of chocolate cake with espresso gelato that I don’t even feel bad about it was so amazing).

Breakfast: Pumpkin Oatmeal and Cup of Coffee; I totally forgot to take a picture, I was so excited to eat it I couldn’t even wait!  It was pretty good, I am working out the recipe to be perfect and I will post it as soon as I get it right

Lunch: Sauteed vegetables (squash, zucchini, tomatoes, onions); I was still super full from breakfast so I thought this would be a great lunch and then I packed a bunch of snacks for the rest of the day because it was a clinic night –> late dinner!


Snacks: Naturebox Sante Fe Corn Snacks, Grapes, 2 clementines, Fat Free Vanilla Yogurt and Cinnamon Raisin Granola




Dinner: Spinach and Cheese Lasagna Roll Ups; Casey had a fantasy draft and was gone when I got home from clinic so I got to eat left overs from the night before which were amazing and so easy to make


Dessert: Cinnamon Life with Almond Milk


Over all pretty delicious and fairly health conscious day!

WIAW Back to School

Today was busy start to finish.  I feel like so many of my past posts (and future ones for that matter start that way).  I did a lot of little snacks throughout the day more than a meal because I was in the clinic once again tonight so I didn’t get to eat dinner until 9ish. YIKES!

Pre-run Snack: Half Banana

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I set the alarm for the insane hour of 5:50.  Woke up, got out of bed before I could change my mind.  Shoved a half a banana down and met my friend Lia for a morning tempo run.  We had a really good run (this was the first time we have run together).  We went out a little fast for a tempo but overall it was great and we pushed each other big time in the middle part of the run.  It was nice having a challenge especially because my legs didn’t feel awesome and I’m sure I would have backed off the pace a little bit had I been alone.

Breakfast: Gingerbread coffee (I don’t care that it is the opposite of Christmas) and PB banana overnight oats

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Had my morning of class and stayed pretty full almost the whole time (the overnight oats are the best for staying full for a while).  My hunger pangs toward the end of class had a lot more to do with being bored than actually being hungry.

Lunch: Honey Greek Yogurt with French Vanilla Almond Granola; Garlic and Parsley Wheat Thins Flatbread with Sundried Tomato Laughing Cow (fantastic combo)

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Post lunch we had one class left and we actually finished up early.  I had prepared to just stay at school until clinic tonight but decided to come home and get work done here for a while and take Scarlett for a walk so she wasn’t cooped up all day.  Low and behold Casey had taken her to work with him to play with the dogs that lived at the house they are working on.  She apparently had quite a day and has pretty much been comatose since I got home!

Scar's Play Day

Scar’s Play Day

Snacks: Sliced Strawberries, Garlic Hummus and Carrots, Fig Bar (I freaking love these things and I don’t even like Fig Newtons), Jello Pudding Sugar Free

snackAfter getting a good start on my Neuro work I headed back to the clinic where I had a wonderful night with both of my patients.  To top it off, Casey had dinner made when I got home!!  Huge points for him.

Dinner: Chicken with Homemade Red Sauce and Pasta (he got really creative, we are running out of food)



I’m sure before the night is over I will eat the other Fig Bar in the package from earlier, I am legit addicted.

Happy for a rest day from running tomorrow (even though we will be doing hot yoga tomorrow night).  I love getting up and doing the run in the morning, its a great way to start my day and so nice to have it out of the way.  However, I will definitely not be upset ‘sleeping in’ until 7:30 tomorrow!


What I Ate Wednesday

I spent a good portion of today studying for comps and running errands.  I quickly came upon the realization that my study plans for comps are aggressive at best and impossible at worst.  If I am to give myself any break, my schedule for studying is going to need to be drastically changed.  It took me 5 hours to get through what I had planned today and I know I won’t have it in me to do that the whole break.  So tomorrow I will need to revise the plan for sure.

But on to WIAW…

Breakfast: Cereal and Coffee (shocker right) BUT I had my cereal with homemade almond milk Casey and I made!!

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After study for about 2 hours I headed out for my first Tempo Run.  12 minutes of easy running gradually building to 6 minutes of ~10k pace (7:00 miles) then cooling down with 12 minutes of easy running.  I really loved this run!!  I like pushing myself but knowing it isn’t an entire run of busting my butt!

Lunch: Boca Burger with 2% american cheese on Sara Lee 45 calories and delightful bread with chili sauce; carrots and garlic hummus

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The rest of the afternoon I had a few snacks between running errands and doing laundry before heading to our free clinic for the night.


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Light Coffee Frappucino

Light Coffee Frappucino

I swear I am not usually this Starbucks obsessed, but it was frappucino happy hour and I had to go in and get a gift card anyway…



After my night at the clinic we had a super late dinner…

Dinner: Broccoli and BBQ Turkey Meatloaf from PBfingers; it was fantastic!!

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Dessert: Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding Pop
2013-05-07 22.19.22I made these the other day and they were so easy and delicious!!

Hope you had a great Wednesday!!