Today was gorgeous day! I love it! Too bad I was stuck inside at work all day. AND today is National Running Day! Woohoo!
According to my training plan I was supposed to run an easy three miles yesterday, but I increased it to five on the treadmill at the gym. I ran an easy five miles at an average of 10:42 minute pace. It took me about 52 minutes. It was actually pretty nice! I like taking a break from the roads once in a while, as the treadmill seems easier on my legs. I felt really great after the run too, and I hadn’t planned on running five.
Today is a rest day, as I have another run tomorrow, I will probably do another five but work some speedwork into it. I might go back to the gym again depending on the weather.
This morning I had a chocolate cherry bomb for breakfast with some Special K Protein cereal. I’m looking for ways for breakfast to fill me up, because usually when I get to work I’m hungry again! I don’t know why because I eat a lot of protein in my breakfasts. I think I just make sure I drink a glass of water every morning so it keeps me more full for longer.
Morning snack was some pineapple Chobani! Yum! I used to eat strickly low calorie yogurt (like Activia Light or Yoplait) but I’m trying to wean myself off of artificially sweetened yogurt. I know Chobani has a bit more calories (130-160 depending on the flavor), but it’s sooo delicious and I love Greek yogurt and it actually keeps me satisfied. It is also a bigger serving than Activia. I found the other yogurts were too watery and not very satisfying.
Lunch included leftover cranberry walnut quinoa salad, and a PBJ on a whole wheat bagel thin! I used maple peanut butter and home made strawberry blueberry jam. Kind of random, I know.
Also, I had a side of grapes and a Nature Valley apple crisp bar. I think the apple is my new favorite flavor of this bar! It was tasty. I wanted to save it for later in the day but my hunger won, so I ate it.
I did some grocery shopping on the way home and got a few things for this weekend. But for dinner tonight I used some of my leftover tempeh and heated it up in a pan with some salad spice. I put it in a pita with some goat cheese spread, spinach and roasted red pepper. And some more quinoa salad of course!
The tempeh was a bit…dry. I don’t know how I feel about tempeh yet. I have 1/3 of a block left, so next time I’m going to use it in a stir fry. We’ll see how that goes. But for dessert I had one and a half of an energy bar that I made the other day. They are like crack. Its hard to stop eating them. Bah.
I wasn’t in the mood to bike tonight for some reason, so I just did about 20 minutes of yoga, which felt really good! I’m beginning to like yoga more and more! I just wish the programs were a big longer! They are only 30 minutes but without commercials it probably comes to about 20 minutes of actual yoga.
In blog news, I recovered more old blog posts! For those interested:
My Very First Post
A Lovely Saturday
Pizza and Wine
Mac and Cheese Overload
Goat Cheese Pizza and Vino Verde
New York, New York, A Foodie’s Dream – Part 1
New York, New York, A Foodie’s Dream – Part 2 (I wrote this up yesterday because I never finished blogging about the trip I took to NYC at the end of March, so here’s the second part!)