4-miler and Chipotle!

Woke up to a sunny morning, and I thought a nice outdoor run was in store, but would do it after breakfast.  Had a comforting bowl of banana oats topped with PB2 and apple butter!  This was delicious!


Then I checked the temperature.  26 degrees.  😯   I really had to talk myself into going out for a run.  I knew if I didn’t do something in the morning, I would likely not get any exercise in at all.  I contemplated over a 2nd cup of coffee and the temp didn’t rise at all.  I finally sucked it up and put on my Nike technical turtleneck and sweats, and added some 180s to keep my ears warm!


(The turtleneck is a Nike  drywick – $50 shirt I got at TJMaxx for $15.) Did 4.2 chilly miles! The only thing I forgot was a tissue.  My nose runs on the best of days when I run (guess it likes exercise as well).  So, nose – meet sleeve.  I was fine after about 1/2  a mile and still got really sweaty in this cold!

My mother was feeling well enough to go shopping, so we hit a big craft show.  I brought along a Zone bar and one of my granola bars to keep from eating whatever food would be there, and it worked!  I got a couple of Christmas gifts, so that was good to get started on shopping early!

We went to the Chocolate Mill for some coffee and a snack afterwards.


Small desserts, again perfectly good and perfectly sized.  I got an almond apricot tea cake:


Mom got a lemon tart.


I owed John his football dinner from last week, and this was the first chance we had for me to take him out!  He wanted Chipotle since one had opened up nearby.  I kind of panicked, because Chipotle can be hefty on the calories.  However, we hadn’t been in over 3 years since we moved out here, and there were more choices.

In the old Lori-weighs-250-pounds days, I would get a barbacoa burrito with rice (no beans), cheese, hot salsa and sour cream. Usually I got extra rice because I did not get beans.  I would eat the entire burrito, too.  Looking up nutritional info, this would be over 900 calories just for the burrito!

Today, I still wanted some cheese and sour cream, but that meant leaving out something else.  I chose to get a lettuce base in a bowl and to leave out the rice:


This left me with the yummy flavors of the meat and my favorite cheese and sour cream, but no rice or tortilla.  This salad was 410 calories.  That’s half of what I would have eaten before – and it was really tasty.  Yes, I kind of missed the rice, but I also realize that I had a treat earlier, so in the calorie balance of the day – I knew that was the best choice.

It’s back to work for me tomorrow.  Good weekend, a little indulgent, but not overly so 😀

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18 thoughts on “4-miler and Chipotle!

  1. debby

    Yum yum, Lori!. That is similar to what I get at Baja Fresh. I don’t miss rice or beans, but I must have some chips and salsa. On my best days I count out my chips and get rid of the rest of them! I got in a good run/walk today too, and I came over to your blog to check your pancake recipe. You’ll have to check my blog to see what I’m cooking up! I hope I remember to take a picture.
    .-= debby´s last blog ..Stayin’ in the Game =-.

  2. Shelley B

    Good on ya for making Chipotle work for you! AND for getting your run in despite the cold. I meant to comment yesterday how impressed I am that you can jog for an entire hour – that is incredible!!!
    .-= Shelley B´s last blog ..Awww, Look How Pretty! =-.

  3. Andra

    Nose meet sleeve! ROFL I bought workout pants with zippered pockets specifically to carry tissues. It was so nice not to have to use the back of my husbands shirt to wipe my nose (that’s true love) while walking up the mountain this morning.
    .-= Andra´s last blog ..Try Something New: Monkfish =-.

  4. april

    Those oats are making me so hungry! Apple butter is a favorite of mine but I never thought to add them to oats.. yum I have to try that!

  5. eatmovelove

    Thank you for your kind comments 🙂 I just wrote about my cold run this morning too – good to know I wasn’t the only one – my fingers were numb – but it still felt so good to actually go out there and know I could do it…now tommorow will probably be a different story haha 😉 Loving your dessert…mine was about 3x the size of that …oi…
    .-= eatmovelove´s last blog ..Fr-fr-fr-eeezzzing… =-.

  6. Fitcetera

    Bbbbbrrraaaave woman going out in the ccccoooollld for your run!!
    I like how you balance things out with your eating and how you chose your dinner at Chipotle’s.
    I’ve been using romaine as a *bread* for wraps and it’s working pretty well taste wise and certainly calorie/carb wise. Those carbs stick to my butt 🙂
    Have a great Sunday!
    .-= Fitcetera´s last blog ..Day In ~~ Day Out =-.

  7. Susan

    Haha, we really were running twins yesterday!! I can convince myself to go out in the cold so long as it’s sunny out. But add some clouds, wind or rain to the mix, and I start talking myself out of it 😛

    I remember looking up the calorie counts of all my old favourite restaurant meals once. It was frightening. I used to eat a tuna sub with extra cheese from Subway every single day for lunch. Eeeeep!! 400 calories is pretty good for a restuarant – especially when cheese and sour cream are involved!
    .-= Susan´s last blog ..Cold Run, Hot Soup =-.

  8. Jody - Fit at almost 52

    Congrats on that outside jog!!! It does not get that cold here in the winter BUT it does get in the high 30’s/low 40’s and I bundle up & go. Like you, I leak in the nose too!!!! 🙂 Never fails, even in my gym workouts!

    Love the food pics & making me very very hungry!!! I am ready! Just finished my outside jog not too long ago.

    Glad you had a nice day & the pics say that!

  9. Kimberley

    Chuckling here at nose meet sleeve. I went on a short hike yesterday and was glad to get back to the car for Kleenex too.

    Funny how that works when you bring your own snack…you are prepared when hunger hits.

    Great planning for the restaurant too.
    .-= Kimberley´s last blog ..The Sun Always Rises =-.

  10. Paula

    Way to go–I can’t imagine what it’s like to run in such cold weather. Good for you and congrats on not getting that burrito. Salad looked tasty.

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