I apologize for my tardiness in posting last night! My roommate and I were invited over to our Spanish’s teachers house for a Peruvian dinner….while the food was decent, my stomach had a hard time digesting the meat she served us, so without going into too much detail, let’s just say that my digestive system was not a happy camper late last night.
Ughhhh……let’s go back to happier times, shall we? Flashback to the morning now.
To start the disgustingly hot and humid day yesterday, I got up at the hour of 6:30 with all the best intentions. I was going to run before breakfast, and it was going to be great. Yeah!
Instead, I groggily rolled out of bed, and went straight to the kitchen for breakfast.
Shoot. Foiled again.
I really need to get better at this early morning thing. I think the biggest issue is my bed time…I’m going to work on this over the upcoming weeks.
Here’s the breakfast that took priority over my running:
A yogurt and cereal mess featuring:
- 1 cup Nature’s Path Optimum Slim cereal
- heaping 1/2 cup 0% Greek Yogurt
- PB sauce (1T PB + 1T soy milk, nuked 15 sec, and stirred)
Simple, cool, and tasty. I love the crunch of cereal. It’s a nice change-up from the soft, mush-like texture of my beloved oatmeal.
I daresay this breakfast was worth skipping a run for? Maybe?
The run did happen, just so you know. I’m not SO lazy that I would skip it altogether….I just did it on the dreadmill instead. It was just waaaaaay too muggy and uncomfortable outside to dream of an outdoor run beyond 7:00AM. Thus, I pounded out (yet another) 3 miler in 29:35. It was fantastically boring, as most treadmills runs seem to be…but I got ‘er done! Next week, Hal finally changes up the 3-miler schedule with a 4-miler on Wednesday.
Whoa there, Hal! You’re a wild man.
To be honest, I’m getting sick of the 3 milers anyway, so bring on that extra mile! Do your worst.
For lunch, I was getting desperate to pull-together some sort of a meal, so I decided to make a tapas-style assortment of goods! That’s how I justify the total lack of theme and coherence to this meal.
I started off with a box of sliced carrots, cucumbers, and kalamata olives. If I had had any hummus on-hand, that would have been included. But alas. I ate out the hummus supplies.
The weird seran-wrap yellow thing you see is a hunk of quinoa cornbread that I had thrown into the freezer back in February. Yesterday seemed like an appropriate time to thaw it out. Desperate times call for desperate freezer measures.
For some protein action, I enjoy some 4% cottage cheese with a sprinkle of nutmeg.
For some fruity goodness, I had some ‘loupe chunks.
If you were crazy enough to combine all these random things and call it a meal, it would look a little something like this:
I covered all my nutritional bases, right?
Protein…check. Healthy carbs…check. Veggies….check. Fruit…check. Healthy fat….check.
Not too terrible for a random meal.
I ate too many refined carbs yesterday at our Peruvian dinner, so I’m not feeling 100% this morning. I hate overdoing it, especially on stuff I don’t normally enjoy…like white rice! I’m hoping my stomach gets back on track soon. In the meantime, I have to head off to an AmeriCorps meeting….
Question: If you could take a vacation anywhere in the world, where would you go?