Ten miles down

 

Today’s 10 mile run was actually quite fun.  It only took about a mile before I realized all the kinks and sluggishness had vanished.

The weather was perfect, sunny yet cool.

The Monon wasn’t too busy either it was filled with just the right amount of runners, walkers, and bikers.

I covered 10 miles in about 1 hour and 39 minutes, that’s about a 9.9 minute pace.

A little bit slow, but then again today was only practice, sometimes slower is better.

After my run I elevated my legs and let the blood run back to my core.

 

 

Post fuel: Otherwise known as the rest of my breakfast was a protein shake in a reusable Kombucha bottle.

Love using my empty kombucha bottles for water and such, oh so GREEN.

I packed this little snack with me knowing lunch wouldn’t be for at least a couple of hours.

1 cup almond milk, 1 scoop chocolate protein powder, and half a banana.

During training I usually end up eating about four times a day anyway. Smaller meals with more nutritional value. Having a protein shake within 30 minutes of a long run curbs my appetite, and I feel like the nutrients absorb better.

After a quick shower and a few errands I finally had lunch.

Sandwich: PB+strawberry jam on rye bread with sliced strawberries.

Salad: lettuce, spinach, onion, asparagus, sprinkle of walnuts, sprinkle of gorgonzola cheese, more strawberries , black pepper and a drizzle of honey.

 You already know I can’t live with tortilla chips. I dug into the almost empty bag of FSTG blue corn tortilla chips and added them for a little extra crunch.

Dessert:

¼ pumpkin, ¼ cup low-fat vanilla yogurt, and 1 tbs of bare naked fit almond granola.

Not much else happened today except dinner.

Over the weekend I worked at the hospital and I’m not sure why but it seemed colder than usual in there.  

I had a hard time keeping warm, and decided right then and there I’d be making a spicy soup for Monday nights dinner. 

Not sure what to call it yet.

It’s a mix between a sweet and spicy soup with added chicken, glass noodles, mung beans and shiitake mushrooms.

Seasoned with ginger, s+p, jalapenos, chili powder and lime juice.

It did it’s job! Warmed me up and helped with Mr. Aprons cold, even the little apron liked it.

 Time to rest and get some beauty sleep.

Nite 🙂

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Saturday Goddess

Saturday in review.

Even though I knew I would be working all day Saturday and Sunday I was still excited about the weekend. Saturday came and went, and today has been busy, busy. I have a few quick minutes to post yesterdays meals before getting back to work.

Breakfast: 6:00 A.M

 

Bagels seem to be making a comeback in my life, don’t worry I’ll be careful. This toasted cinnamon raising bagel held me over from 6:00 in the morning until 12:00 in the afternoon. I don’t know about you but six hours is long time for my stomach to be empty. I’m a girl who likes to eat. I toasted both halves and topped one with 1 tbsp pumpkin cream cheese, and the other with plain cream cheese. Plus one hard-boiled egg for some protein power.

Lunch: 12:00 P.M

Can you believe I assembled this salad at the hospital cafeteria!?

Even though the weekend salad bar is not as bountiful as it during they week they still offer some great options.

Lots of green lettuce you can’t see on the bottom, spring mix, mushrooms, peas, black olives, fresh strawberries, 1/2 cup hummus plopped on top and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. I packed a few things from home too, multi-grain chips, 1/2 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt and this new tea purchased with a coupon from whole foods. I always pack part if not all of my lunch, it’s good way to save calories and money. The tea was so/so, it could have used some sweetness.

Snack: 6:00 P.M

By 6:00pm I was famished and ready to eat anything in sight!

 I reached in the lunchbox and pulled out a crisp apple and another new tea. Yerba mate by Holy Mate, holy mate is right. Talk about a quick burst of energy. It has 100% of the caffeine in one cup of coffee without the sudden crash.

Ladies and gentleman this “tea” made me want to do jumping jacks. Note to self: Save for long runs. The burst of energy did not fade or make me feel blah. I was still a little hungry though so I had some

dun dun dun…

you guessed it peanut butter with a graham cracker. Hit the spot.

Dinner: 8:30 P.M

By the time I got home for dinner I wanted something light and heavenly. Even though it was colder than the north pole I made a smoothie anyway. Cause that’s how I roll.

With a few of my faves and couple new guys.

This was the first time trying 365 whey protein. Not sure if I like it or not, I’ll have to get back to you on that one.

Anywho, the smoothie had a creamy consistency and the added crunch from a granola bar was excellent. Since I already consumed 1 tbsp of peanut butter, I added a blob of better n’ peanut butter.

What is better n’ peanut butter you ask? It’s basically PB with half the calories and fat, and to be honest I prefer it over real PB in my smoothies.

After dinner the hubs and I went to a party to celebrate our friends third 29th birthday 🙂

Knowing I wasn’t going to be in the mood for boozing I brought one of these and sipped on it all night. Well until 11:00, then I went home and went to bed, but that’s another story.

I love this Kombucha for its flavor and its name. Cause lets face it we are all goddesses!

Can’t wait to get home this evening and watch…don’t judge…Kourtney and Kim take New York.

Enjoy your Sunday

Maria 🙂