Tuesday and it is midweek for me! Hope you had a chance to read my running post from earlier.
Speaking of running, that was on the agenda for today! I almost ran outside, as it was 29 degrees, but there was frost on the car and I decided just to go to the gym. Feeling a little cold wussy today. I was a little sore from yesterday’s strength session, but not what I was expecting (thinking steam-rolled was going to happen). My glutes are the most sore (thank you dead lift). I hopped on the treadmill and did 4 miles. It felt pretty standard, although a little stiff at first. No speed work or anything fancy today, just a sweaty run.
Came home thinking bananas for some potassium! I was needing to replace that:
Banana custard oats to be exact! I felt like being different and put my oats in a mug!
I am such a rebel…..
I had a little trouble concentrating at work today. Not sure if it is the mid week hump day for me or what. We all have days like that, I guess. I did find out that our favorite coffee shop had closed as of yesterday, though! The place where we went each Wednesday. I am so bummed. It was very sudden. There aren’t that many places to get a good bagel around here. (Please don’t make me open up a bagel shop….).
I was wanting a sandwich for lunch, so I decided to make a batch of protein waffles to use as bread! (I have a waffle iron in my Open Sky shop, too 😀 )
This was 3 egg whites cooked in the microwave (they get nice and puffy) with some laughing cow and topped with hot sauce. Egg whites are boring, let’s face it, so the hot sauce was a welcome addition. Needs to be hotter, though….
I still have a few more FAQ questions, so after looking at a bunch of my races while compiling the running post, it got me thinking about this one:
What has been your greatest health/fitness achievement to date?
I have to say there are 2 moments that stick in my mind. The first one was my triathlon last July. It almost seemed like the culmination of so much work (which it was) combined with rising so far above any expectations I could have had of myself a few years ago. I cried when I finished, which was not the reaction John was expecting LOL! The close second was the duathlon. That cemented to me the fact that I can challenge myself and push myself and *love* it!
You know how I was saying my snack of ricotta and protein powder had some potential? I tried this mix: ricotta, vanilla protein powder, pumpkin pie spice, heaping tbsp of pumpkin.
This was quite good and really hit the spot. Think you might see this around a lot.
I have been playing around with snack times this week, and it seems to be working pretty well. I added another one into the day between breakfast and lunch, so I could push lunch a little later. That way I won’t be tempted to snack between latte time and dinner or lunch time and latte time (or both, as I have been doing 😳 ). So far, so good. I’ve been making it a protein snack as well rather than too carby.
Dinner time… ding, ding, ding! I cooked a huge amount of broccoli in some coconut oil. I just used the rest of the bag, so there is probably almost 2 cups there!
This is a frozen crab cake that I cooked in the toaster oven. Too many peppers in this for a traditional crab cake, but pretty good. Yum. I probably could have used a bigger plate.
I am now proud to say that I have not had a protein bar for over a week now! Not one Balance Bar has crossed my lips (or any Zone or Luna) since Feb 28th. This was a major hurdle for me, so I think I will try to make it my goal for March to be store-bought bar free. I might make some at home, but that’s a different story.
Now if I could get control of these:
You’ll have to stay tuned to find out where we will be having our bagel day tomorrow – we don’t even know yet!