Or rather, time is like the wind because this day absolutely positivefrickinlutely flew by. But I do still love a good “Dirty Dancing” reference. Nobody puts Baby in the corner :).
Breakfast started out fantastically, thanks to the lovely Sarah from Running to Slow Things Down. You see, this genius of a gal took the standard breakfast cookie recipe and turned it into Breakfast Drops! (BTW – I can totally see why she didn’t call them Breakfast Balls – there is just something inherently wrong with that ;)). Mine were of the ol’ strawberry + coconut variety, and I loved every last drop!
Like I said, the morning flew by and before I knew it – bam! – 11:30am and my tummy was rumbling! Good thing for another killer sammie (same as yesterday) – 2 sliced toasted Ezek, 1/2 smashed avocado, cherry tomatoes, spinach + yellow mustard. Along with two clementines, it was a good, satisfying lunch.
Work was supa busy today! I would look at the clock and suddenly two hours had flown by. That like never happens. Unfortunately, I didn’t get out on a lunch walk today but instead worked on a freelance writing project. Sometimes a girl has got to make sacrifices!
Luckily, my snack made up for the missed walk. You know how I haven’t exactly been diggin’ the Zoe bars? Well, I take that back because this Chocolate Delight bar was well – delightful! It didn’t have any of the funny after tastes the peanut butter and peanut butter chocolate ones did and was perfectly chocolatey. Nice work Zoe!
Since my 9 mile run was planned for after work, I had snacky #2 around 3:30pm as pre-run fuel. The standard combo: Stonyfield vanilla + blueberries + Zoe’s Cranberry Currant granola. I think my favorite way to eat Zoe granola is as a topper in yogurt – it gives the whole thing the perfect sweet crunch!
After work, I’m not going to lie – I was dreading the 9 mile run. However, I tried not to think about it. Instead, I got dressed, laced up the tennies and headed out the door (before I could rationalize not going, because if you give me long enough – I can rationalize ANYTHING). The first mile was a lil’ rough but I fell into a groove after that. However, it got raging hot out, my yogurt combo wasn’t sitting too well, and in the end, I had to stop at just over 5 miles. I walked for another 1/2 mile or so, then guzzled this baby:
The Vitamin Water 10 was good – I am still a bit skeptical just how “naturally sweetened” it is. They use rebiana (stevia extract) along with some others I am not sure about. Anybody heard of erythritol or crystalline fructose?
I came home a sweaty beast and made this colorful concoction:
Tempeh Thai Red Curry! Totally delish! I made dinner for myself, my sissy and her boyfriend and it got rave reviews all around. My sister – who FYI has a sensitive stomach, doesn’t like anything “weird” or “organic” and is not a spice monster – even ate it. You don’t know how big of a day this is for me! The mix included:
TJ’s Thai Red Curry Sauce
1 pkg. three grain organic tempeh
And what’s dinner without somethin’ sweet?
That would be 1/2 Monster Cookie to be exact.
Soooo…this gal will be running her 9 miles on Sunday instead. Ugh, lil’ upset over the run, but I think I might have the ultimate pancake concoction tomorrow morning that is going to blow Miss Chocolate-Covered Katie’s pancake contest out of the water! Stay tuned tomorrow for all the monster (hint, hint!) goodness ;).
Shower, recipe research, grocery store, freelance writing, possible SYTYCD results show and off to bed. Woowoo for the weekend – tomorrow is Friday!
Whatcha all up to this weekend? I’m heading off to my friend’s cabin – holllllaaaa!