I tried to fight it off, but it looks like a cold caught up to me last night. Nothing like a warm breakfast to soothe a sore throat!
I had some voluminous oat bran topped with a chocolate Vitatop. Ahhh, much better 🙂
Before work, I headed to Panera to do a little studying. I stuck to mostly decaf coffee- no Spidey vision for me today!
I got stuck talking to a co-worker after work, so I didn’t have time to go to cycling like I had planned. Instead, I headed home to make lunch.
I roasted half a turnip, broccoli, and a potato to crispy perfection. I’m always so happy when I take the time to roast veggies- they really taste so much better that way.
Pumpkin yogurt was eaten shortly after-
I can’t get enough cinnamon Cheerios. I have to get them while I can (aka, before my brother devours them)
Happy apple with PB-
I had several options for exercise today-
A. Skip cycling and go to the gym for the elliptical
B. Do my long run today, before I get too sick and before it rains all weekend
C. Lay on my couch, wallow in my sorrows and regret not doing my run
I was really, really close to picking option C, but I went with option B and am SO glad I did! This is the third time I’ve trained for a big race, and within the first week, I have always gotten sick and it has always started raining. Just my luck, huh?
I had 7 miles on the agenda, so I told myself to suck it up and just do it. So, so glad it’s over with.
I love the way the sky looks before it rains- when it’s still sunny, but you can see the dark clouds coming in.
I managed to knock out 7 miles in 1:06:50- a 9:32/min mile pace! It didn’t even feel that hard, either. I don’t want to jinx myself- but I think I am getting a little faster 🙂 10:30 used to be my comfortable pace!
I was happy to come home so I could EAT!
Introducing- a delicious dinner born out of a conflicting desire to eat both oatmeal and cheese together.
Sweet and Cheesy Oatmeal Cookie
- 5 tbsp oats
- 2 tbsp egg whites
- 1/4 cup applesauce
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- Mix all ingredients in a shallow, microwave safe bowl and microwave for 2-3 minutes.
2 tablespoons Greek yogurt
1/4 cup feta cheese
A caramelized onion
2 tablespoons dried cranberries
This was amazing. The base is the applesauce breakfast cookie I had yesterday, just without cinnamon. The whole dish is sweet and savory- my favorite combination!
I know I said I was going to try to stop snacking at night, but I made a conscious decision to eat this, so I don’t feel bad about it.
Not going to lie- I actually decided I was going to get this as a reward for going on my run. Considering I was ready to scrap my long run altogether, I thought I deserved a little reward. I know you’re not supposed to reward yourself with food, but let’s be honest- we could always use a little push out the door once in a while, and if I know I’m going to be enjoying a pint of ice cream as a result of going on said long run, I’m going to go 🙂
Do you ever reward yourself for doing something you really don’t want to do? I feel like a dog rewarding myself with food, but hey- whatever works!