Happy Wednesday everyone! I hope you all are having a great day. I’m still mourning over the loss of all my blog posts, but we all must move on I suppose! Yesterday afternoon I had a doctor’s appointment, so before that I went up to LL Bean to see if I could return my hiking boots that were giving me major blisters on the back of my heel each time I hiked in them. Thankfully, LL Bean has a 100% guarantee and they let me exchange them for these! I wanted the low-cut pair since they were more comfortable on my feet than the hi-cut model. And I got them in 8 1/2 wide, so they fit my feet better, so hopefully they won’t slip when I’m hiking up a mountain. I guess I won’t know until I’m actually hiking up a mountain. 🙂
I also had a gift card with some money left over on it and I got a new pair of Smartwool hiking socks. $15 for socks is expensive, so I’m glad I had a gift card, I would probably never buy them otherwise!
So last night I went to the gym to go for a run, since it was crappy weather outside. I ran 5 miles in about 45 minutes, give or take a couple of minutes. For some reason on the treadmill I never pay attention to my time! When I’m running outside I feel like I’m running slower than on the treadmill, but in reality I’m running faster. Weird.
This morning for breakfast I had some oatmeal and a chocolate whey protein shake! I’m trying to cut back on eating oatmeal every day, since I think the nut butter and other toppings are adding additional calories where I should be cutting them out. I’ve noticed since I’ve started eating it every day my weight has gone up a couple of pounds. But maybe it’s a combination of running more and getting hungrier? I have no idea. I think I will limit my delicious oats to about 2-3 times a week. On the other days I’m going to stick with my Special K Protein cereal and soy milk.
In my oatmeal
- 1/2 cup of old-fashioned oats
- 1 mashed banana
- 1 tablespoon of Dark Chocolate Dreams peanut butter. Yum.
I always use water to make my oats, not soymilk. Although it may be tastier with milk, water cuts out unnecessary calories, and it still tastes good to me! 🙂
For my morning snack I had some non-fat vanilla yogurt and strawberries in a mug.
For lunch I tried my new organic roasted red pepper and tomato soup from Sunflower Natrual Foods in Woodstock. I also put in some crushed Special K crackers. This soup was DELICIOUS. I seriously have to look for this soup at my grocery store becauase I want to buy it again. It was so creamy! AND only 110 calories for 1 cup of soup! I ate 1 cup and saved the rest. 😀
After eating my lunch, I headed upstairs to pick up my bib for tomorrow’s workforce challenge. I’m super excited about the race. I heard it is going to be really crowded. And HOT. The forecast for tomorrow is 82 degrees.
I might head to the gym later tonight to do some weight training/biking, but I’m not sure. We’ll see how I’m feeling after work! I also plan on doing some yoga. I’m not going to run tonight since I’m saving myself for tomorrow’s race.