Friday 5K

Can I just say how nice it is to see the sunshine?  While still a bit chilly, the sun is very welcome around here.

John told me yesterday that there were 2 weeks until Thanksgiving. 2 weeks!!  Time keeps going by faster and faster.

I went harvest for breakfast today.  The 1 minute ‘muffle‘ with apple topping.  Today is grain free, but not necessarily lower carb.

Interesting note – the recipe page for the 1-minute muffin is the most viewed page on my website. It got linked to by a few bigger websites (even though I am not the originator of the recipe).  There was a bit of time a month or two ago where that single page had 1500 hits on it in 1 day.  Crazy.  It’s weird when you get a ton of people come to your blog like that, especially if they never comment even once because it sort of feels like  having a stranger peeping in an open window or something LOL!

Today was the usual Fridayitis, especially with the sun out.  I needed some good protein for lunch, so I made a pumpkin protein shake.    1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk, 30 grams isolated whey protein (unflavored), 1 teaspoon honey, and cinnamon.

The nuts were for some fat since the protein shake doesn’t have much.

After lunch, I went out for a run.  I decided to go ahead and try a whole 5K today and see how it felt.  I finished in 38 and change, keeping my pace slow and steady.

Done!  This is the first 5K I have run in about 1-1/2 years, I think.

I am now going to show you my running shoes.

Think I need new ones?  Blowing out the sides.  I haven’t bought new ones because I wasn’t sure if I could keep with the running.  I might buy a new pair.  I hate spending money on shoes, honestly.  I am very, very hard on my shoes  and go through them pretty fast, which is annoying because any kind of athletic shoe is expensive!  I may be needing to replace my bike cleats as well fairly soon.

John and I played hooky this afternoon!  I do love Friday when we do this.  It means I shift my work around, but it is worth it! We stopped at Coffee Planet for some Vitamin C.  I love the attention to detail they give on their lattes.

So good, too.  I wish they were open late.  They close at 8 pm, which is too early when we want to do a coffee at night.  That’s why we end up at Starbucks when we would much, much rather be here.

I managed to do some work when I got back until dinner.  I had the most awesome dinner!  I sauteed up some broccoli in coconut oil, added some raw jumbo shrimp and and some of this sauce:

Then just as the cooking was finished, I tossed in some fresh cut pineapple.

This was soooo good!  Easy, too.  The thing that took the longest was cutting up the pineapple  :mrgreen:

It’s now Friday night and I have to get back to work some.  That’s the breaks for hooky time.   John has gone out and Pixie will have to do for my company while I work.

Why did you just wake me up?

FYI – evening snack is ricotta cheese with warmed blueberry sauce.  Definitely one of those good eatin’ type of days!


Biking on the agenda for this weekend – temps in the mid 50s on Sunday! Can you tell I am excited??

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13 thoughts on “Friday 5K

  1. Shelley B

    Nice going with the 5K!!! But your shoes – yowza. Do you wear them for things other than running? I try to keep my running shoes only for that…makes them last longer.

    Such a pretty latte. I have no earthly idea how they make those designs happen – I’ve tried and just made a mess.

    Hope you have a great bike ride this weekend!
    Shelley B´s last blog post ..Friday Mishmash

    1. Lori Post author

      I only wear the shoes for running or sometimes to the gym for lifting, but not for general wearing. I just go through them fast. John is amazed at how hard I am on my shoes.

  2. debby

    Definitely a good eats day! That dinner recipe looks amazing. I have almost all the ingredients in the house too!

    You blow your shoes out at exactly the same place that I do! I think its a weakness in the shoe construction. Couldn’t be me LOL.
    debby´s last blog post ..And Now, The Rest of the Story

  3. Cammy@TippyToeDiet

    Yes, those are some sad shoes. 🙂 I have about 5 sets of running shoes, none of which I use for running. 🙂

    My biggest repeat page is my review of Mark MacDonald’s Body Confidence. I always know when it’s been featured somewhere because that page zooms to the top again.

    Enjoy your ride, Lori!
    Cammy@TippyToeDiet´s last blog post ..On Cloud Nine

  4. Satu

    That is one lovely picture of Pixie! 🙂

    I didn’t even know there is such thing as vanilla almond milk. I bet I would love it, because I love almonds and vanilla. I’ve been eying your cracker recipe lustily, but I’m afraid they would be “too good”.

    Your running seems to be going well? I can’t remember whether you stopped because of your back or your knees, but that is obviously not hampering you now?
    Satu´s last blog post ..Testing Omron Fitness Gadgets

  5. Helen

    Well you know I was gonna say something about those shoes!

    How long have you actually had them would be my first question. Second, I think maybe they are a bit too narrow for your foot and you need to look into shoes that have widths – not all running shoes do. Also, wrong, bad, or worn out running shoes can contribute exponentially to injuries!

    OK, I’ll stop fussing now.
    Helen´s last blog post ..Re-Boot

  6. Jody - Fit at 54

    HOLY COW on the page views but does not surprise me in some way as people need to find healthy & quick ways to eat these days – so many way too busy people!

    Congrats on the run! I hope your bod feels OK today since you did it yesterday…. I am like you with shoes too. I really wear them hard PLUS with my major overpronation, well, even with inserts, I still wear thru them fast. I have to keep them workout shoes replaced if they are past due though because my joints & knees start to tell me it is time to replace – good ole old age! I did not have this prob when I was younger! 😉

    Pixie is so cute!!!
    Jody – Fit at 54´s last blog post ..Drop Sets, Future Blogging, Thoughts on Turning 55

  7. Biz

    Hooray for finishing a 5k! I ran outside for my first 5k of my 21 day challenge – I forgot how hilly my neighborhood is!

    Do you have small feet? I tend to buy boys shoes – they fit fine and are usually half the price of women’s shoes!
    Biz´s last blog post ..Souper Friday–Potato Broccoli Soup

  8. Fran

    Congrats on doing a 5K, awesome!
    About the shoes, it depends how much miles you have ran in them. That’s my reason to buy new ones, not how they look on the outside. I keep track of how many miles I run in my shoes.

    Funny this year when you guys are celebrating Thanksgiving, I will be celebrating something too because it’s R.’s birthday 🙂
    Fran´s last blog post ..Sunday November 11, 2012: Mishmash

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