As I’ve mentioned, I’m going out of town on Friday. As I’ve also mentioned, I’m not going to buy any groceries until I return.
It’s been interesting, to say the least.
For breakfast yesterday I had the very last of my spinach and the very last of my almond milk in my smoothie.
I’m not sure what breakfast will consist of today. Could be interesting.
For lunch, I wanted a ginormous salad more than I want to be Natalie Portman.
Sadly, the salad bars in my area are weak sauce. Reason #4,506,789 I can’t wait for Whole Foods to open next year.
With much chagrin, I still went to the sub-par bar and laoded up.
They don’t even have spinach available as a lettuce option. Pssshhh. I did dominate that salad though, I always have intense veggie cravings when I know I don’t have any at home. Classic “want what you can’t have” syndrome.
I snacked on a nectarine in the afternoon hours. Nectarines are delicious right now. Peaches probably are too, but I haven’t found any that look that great.
After work (which was frustrating yesterday, thus the reason I haven’t mentioned it), I headed straight to the gym for a run.
I had originally wanted to go to Body Pump, but I was still sore from Sunday’s class and my hammies were crazy tight. So a run it was – on the dreadmill.
I ran around 2 miles steady state, took a 3 minute walking break and then did 8 minutes HIIT. I ended the workout at 3.03 miles and called it a day.
It ended up being a scorcher yesterday, unbeknownst to me, and I could tell I was in no way properly hydrated for the run. My head was pounding when I stepped off the treadmill and my stomach was churning.
I’ll have to take better precautions when I start my marathon training next month.
After my stomach settled, I tried really hard to make some sort of dinner out of the scant food in my house. I came up with something that could have been pretty tasty – beans on a bun.
Sadly, shortly after that photo was snapped I attempted to add Frank’s hot sauce to the mix - the lid fell off and I had a pool of hot sauce on my plate and two little soaked bean buns. Fail.
I tried to save them by immediately replating, but the damage had already been done. I like hot sauce, but it was just a bit ridiculous.
Instead, I resorted to a peanut butter and jelly on a bun (which just doesn’t have the same phonetic ring to it.)
I have been deliriously tired in the evenings lately, despite the fact that I’m sleeping better. I started some laundry and began to pack for my trip, but by 9 p.m. I was in bed reading and by 10 p.m. it was lights out.
I got around bright and early today though, and I’m pumped because it’s my Thursday! Only two more days of work until my 4-day weekend.
What are your favorite items to see at a salad bar? I like dark, leafy green, plain balsamic vinegar as a dressing, a variety of cooked and raw veggies, beans and cottage cheese.