I want to start today off by telling you that I did not get the quinoa stuffed peppers made yesterday. Why? Because I’m a doofus and forgot to set the ground turkey out the thaw. Durrr. I would also like to point out that I did not get either the storage box sanded and painted nor did I get the dining chairs reupholstered. BUT! I do not despair because I have 2 full weeks off of work after this week is over that I can tackle those 2 projects during.
This morning, my alarm went off super early. 5am. Then, I hit snooze until 6 before getting out of bed. I had some of the maple oatmeal with 1/8 cup of pecan pieces and a little almond milk, and a banana. To say the least, I started off being part excited about tackling my longest run to date of 14 miles and part intimidated by that distance. When I got home from my run, I drank my protein powder with almond milk, stretched and took my shower.
On my way home from my run, I was going to stop and buy 2 more spaghetti squash so I could cook them while I showered and got ready for work, but I got stuck in traffic on my way to Town Lake to run and was running about 45 minutes behind and didn’t have time to stop. So then I was going to stop and buy them on my way home from work, however I was thwarted because the store I went to didn’t have any. Ugh. So, after I go to the gym in the morning, I’ll stop at one of 2 stores I’m sure will have them on my way home..
So, after I got to work, I ate my ff cottage cheese with some diced peaches in light syrup around 4pm. It was hard to wait that long. Due to my 14 mile run this morning, I was slightly ravenous around the time I got to work this afternoon.
Speaking of my 14 mile run…oh my goodness. I felt good pretty much the whole run, even though in the end I had slowed down to slower than 12:30 min/mi. The last 4 miles were a little rough, but I still felt generally good. I came to a realization about my weekly long runs, though. I really need to try to make a point to do my weekly long runs on my day off and not on a day where I have to work in the afternoon and am a wee bit rushed to get home and get ready for work. If I do it on my day off, then I can walk around for 10 minutes after my run and not let the lactic acid build up in my muscles like it does now when I just stop running, do my hamstring and calf stretches and then sit in the car for a 30-ish minute drive back home. And then I can barely get out of the car when I get home and I’m all stiff the rest of the day.
Around 6pm, I ate my 0% plain Greek yogurt with mixed fruit, 1/3 cup granola and 2 stevia packets. A co-worker gave me a single serving of extra sharp cheddar cheese. I didn’t eat it, though. It’s sitting in my fridge right now, waiting for me to schedule it as part of my daily food plan. I will eat it, but not spur of the moment and unplanned.
Then, around 8:30 I ate my bell peppers.
They were knocking down some cinder block walls at work today, so the air was all sorts of crappy. After a few hours of breathing that in, I started to feel sick and have a low grade fever. So I took a 20 minute break and got away from the crappy air. Then I came back to my work station and sneezed a bunch of times, but felt so much better.
To wrap it up, today was a 100% successful day! I did my scheduled exercise AND I ate completely according to plan and didn’t eat anything extra.