Thanks for all your input on my to goal or not to goal post from yesterday! I am always looking for ways to challenge myself, and without any specific events or anything to train for right now, it seems as good a time as any to see what I can do with the scale. Nothing may happen, but I am willing to give it a try. I do know that if it doesn’t really want to move, or I find it too hard – I am okay with where I am. 😀
Started off the day with a pre-run snack!
I need to make my own and quit with the bars. (Yeah, I know I keep saying that…). Today was run day at the gym. I am glad I lifted light yesterday, because my legs felt nice and fresh today. The goal was 5 miles or whatever I felt like doing after that, which turned into 6! I had covered up the electronics after mile 1 and just listened to my tunes (Hot Club of Detroit). When I uncovered, it was just about 6 miles, so I finished it out. Going at a slower pace (for me) really helps the longer runs. I do between 5.5 and 5.8 mph for the longer runs.
I was totally ready for breakfast! Banana custard oats and cafe au lait:
Topped with PB&J!
Got right to work this morning. Busy, busy. And watching the snow start to fall. We are predicted to get a good amount of snow over the next couple of days of 8 to 16 inches (could they maybe have narrowed that down a bit??). Regardless, there will be some shoveling happening tomorrow. Not sure if that will affect bagel Wednesday or not 👿
Lunch break of greek yogurt, hemp plus granola and strawberries!
Yum! Today was really a yummy food day. Or maybe it was the long run that made everything taste extra good.
My own personal barista made me latte, which I paired with an Attune bar. I really think the raspberry ones are my favorite.
I finished up work right at dinner time, which was nice. Most evenings I have about 1/2 hour or so left by dinner time, so this was a happy thing. Needing to eat up those potatoes! I also had thawed out some ground beef. We purchase our meat from a local smokehouse, and they do not have any lean mixes, just straight up 80/20. So, ground beef is a little rare (hardeehar) around here. I cooked it up and mixed it with some barbeque sauce (addiction alert!) and topped a baked potato with it. Really, really good:
Overall, I did quite well with the eating today. I had extra calories because of the run x2:
and I balanced my meals and snacks pretty well. And fairly clean. Tonight will be some stretching and working on a strength training workout for tomorrow (if I can make it to the gym!)
FAQ time: Okay – I am going to do another round of FAQs as there are a lot of new readers. So please, ask me anything in the comments or email me at javaqueen01 (at) yahoo.com. I am going to use these to compile an FAQ page, along with the ones I did before. Long overdue for that….
Question: Are you seeing any snow?