It has been acting like Spring this week. Low 70s and all the flower are blooming. Bennie has been making full use of the sun naps.
I have started doing one double run a week and I LOVE it! I am usually driving for most of the day, so getting to come home and go for a short run before sitting down to start answering emails is a great thing. I’ve gotten lots of questions about how/if I am changing what I eat on these days.
I am going to be honest with you and own to up to the fact that I did a TERRIBLE job of taking photos on Monday. I also didn’t exactly have an exemplary day of eating either. There were not vegetables at every meal. But that’s life.
5:30am: Since I had 8 hilly miles and I woke up hungry, I decided to have some oatmeal with blackberries before I headed out. I also had coffee, of course. These mini Lara bars are another favorite of mine pre-run.
After the 8 miles of hills and lifting upper body for about 45 minutes, I was HUNGRY. I had an egg white omelette with spinach, Ezekiel bread with peanut butter & bananas. And another cup of coffee 🙂
Around noon I had Special K Protein cereal with “protein milk.” Aka I put protein powder in cashew milk and mixed it up. Obviously this isn’t the BEST lunch ever. I was going to make a smoothie packed with veggies and fruit, but John was on back to back calls (we both work from home), so I couldn’t exactly fire up the blender. Naturally the moment I finished eating the cereal, his call ended (earlier than expected).
I would normally have a snack at around 3pm. But I knew I would have some time to run around then, so I did an easy 3 mile at that time instead. I would personally rather run on an empty stomach for a shorter run like that when I don’t want to wait around to digest a snack. When I got back and stretched (quickly), I had 2 rice cakes with peanut butter at around 3:30pm.
- Side note: If I had a workout instead of an easy 3 miles, I would have probably had a Larabar or a banana and waited until a little later to run.
- Last week I couldn’t run until later, around 4:30. So I had a snack at 3pm and then waited to eat again until dinner. It was also an easy 3 mile run, so I didn’t feel like I needed a recovery snack.
Anyway, back to the day of eating. At 6:30pm I had 2.5 tacos with a glass of wine. Tacos were high fiber tortillas, refried black beans & ground turkey. I wasn’t planning on having wine, but John poured me a glass and brought it to me on the couch. How could I say no to that?!
So, definitely not the most nutritionally solid day of eating, but you can’t be perfect all the time, right?! At least I certainly can’t haha.
This week I also tried out this recipe for Avocado Oil Chicken Tenders! Super yummy and bf gave them a thumbs up too.