What I Ate Wednesday II

It’s that time of the week again!

Breakfast was a play off of Banana Bread in a Bowl, but oh-so-much better!

1 banana, 1 c flake cereal (I used Grape Nuts Flakes), 1 c vanilla soymilk, 1 scoop vanilla protein powder, 1 T crunchy almond butter. Blended together. Sprinkled with cinnamon. Awesome.

Chili Lime Kaia Foods kale chips because I still felt a bit hungry/snacky. These were pretty spicy, too, from the cayenne and chili powders. I loved all the seeds that fell off the chips and settled to the bottom. Still 2 more flavors to try, but out of the 2 that I have tried so far I think I like the barbeque better.

Medjool date for pre-run fuel, as per usual, and a little vanilla soymilk immediately afterwards. (Not pictured.)

After my run, it was time for a bit of a late(r than I’m used to) lunch. Spinach salad with black beans, salsa, roasted red pepper hummus, and carrots.

And a cinnamon-raisin bagel with white chocolate pb. Sorry for the bad camera-phone picture!

With a Gala apple sprinkled with cinnamon as a snack between lunch and dinner, since my mom and I had to go out and get groceries right after she got home from work.

Dinner was finally the end of the dreaded marinara sauce jar. Consider this as a “De-constructed Eggplant Parmesan”, of sorts. Eggplant roasted with Italian herbs, topped with marinara and nutritional yeast. Okay, I’ll admit it, I’ve never actually had eggplant Parmesan so I have no idea what it’s like, haha. But in my mind I thought: Eggplant + Marinara + some other stuff = Eggplant Parmesan.

As well as a banana almost on its last leg covered with even more nut butter deliciousness.

And chocolate baby pizzerts with peanut flour frosting for dessert later that night.

Phew! That was exhausting. I’m not used to my posts being this intensive and picture-heavy.

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LIFE

Turns out that my boyfriend probably got the internship that he wanted. They called him this morning since he was pushing the issue (summer classes start on Monday, after all) and it sounded fairly certain that he would be offered the position. So, yay on him getting the internship, but boo on him moving back home for the summer. It’s only about an hour away, but still. It has been so nice being able to see him every day since finals finished. I feel spoiled. Thank goodness for technology and video chats.

I finished reading The China Study and am already pretty far into Thrive by Brendan Brazier. The China Study was amazing, I really loved it. Thrive, however, I don’t know. It’s really interesting to read about all of his ideas, but I don’t know how much I buy into them. I know that nutrition plays a major role in our lives, and this is especially true of athletes, but the specifics I’m not so sure about and I’m not so keen on the fact that he touts his nutritional supplements throughout the book. The way I see things: if it works for you, great, but that doesn’t mean that it’s what is best for me as well. I need new book recommendations! Leave me some below in the comments section, please!

My mother loved the flowers that I had delivered to her at work for Mother’s Day (well, the day after Mother’s Day because she doesn’t work on Sundays), so I feel like I’ve done my daughterly duties for another year.

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FITNESS

Tuesday’s 4-miler:

Mile 1: 8:26
Mile 2: 8:09
Mile 3: 8:00
Mile 4: 7:53
Total: 32:30

And today’s 6-miler:

Mile 1: 8:23
Mile 2: 8:08
Mile 3: 7:53
Mile 4: 8:02
Mile 5: 8:18
Mile 6: 8:13
Total: 49:01

I saw a dead kitty on the side of the road on my run today 😦 No lie, almost just stopped running because I think it’s just so sad when people who live near big cities allow their pets to be outside without keeping them in enclosed areas. Then things like that happen.

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I’m now on Formspring! I plan on doing another Q&A post once I get enough responses. Seriously, ASK ME ANYTHING. My running, past, IBS, health, life, relationships, family, school, ED, nothing is off limits. And it’s completely anonymousso don’t hold back.

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Does anyone else seem to sweat more during their cool-downs than their actual workouts? – I swear that my sweat just holds itself in until the second that I stop running and then decides to break the flood gates when I’m trying to stretch.

What are your book recommendations? – I need something to read once I finish Thrive (probably today).

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13 thoughts on “What I Ate Wednesday II

  1. Wow! What fast runs! You may have read these, but here are a few I like: A Prayer for Owen Meany, Water for Elephants, The Help, and What is the What (a little depressing). Hope that helps!

  2. Three Cups of Tea was a good book that I read a while back. I haven’t read anything great recently (aside from Appetite for Reduction and, currently, Good Eats 2: The Middle Years) so I can’t recommend too much. I also find that I really don’t sweat much at all with my cardio workouts, only when I’m lifting. I wish I would sweat a little more because it makes me feel like I’m “not doing enough” (though I’m sure I’m doing plenty), but alas, that’s life and that’s my body.

  3. I need books to read too! I really want to read “unbearable lightness” by portia de rossi. I just finished “going long” which was a collection of short runners world stories. It was really inspiring!

  4. I want to try those kale chips – I’ve seen them around a lot.

    I need to start making a book list! Summer is coming up and I want to read more! Any recommendations?

    • The China Study was a VERY good read. But, of course, that’s nonfiction. It’s been so long since I’ve read a nonfiction book I don’t even know what to do with the entire category of fiction.
      Janet Evanovich is one of my favorite authors, though, and she writes the Stephanie Plum series. Very funny, sexy, and easy to read.

  5. There was a dead cat near my old house, and I’d watch it decompose every day when I ran by it. It was gross, but also sad! My own cat is like a ninja when it comes to getting outside.. I don’t let her out, but she’s super sneaky with her attempts to explore the great outdoors!

  6. Did you like The China Study? I was thinking about picking it up to read soon. I loved the book, “Born to Run.” I’m not a big sweater during my runs unless it’s hot out, but as soon as I stop, I get so sweaty and red.

    • I LOVE The China Study. Though, I’m a big science and statistics nerd, haha. Lots of nutritional science in this book, so as long as you’re interested in the link between diet and health then definitely get it. It’s a fairly easy read for a book of its type.

  7. If you’re ever open to “chat” , shoot me an email…but I don’t want to “trigger” u…i used to be a runner…now nothing for last three years…depression, anxiety, ibs like symptoms, plus eating “stuff” issues…now i’m thirty years old and a mess
    i miss exercising…and feel immense guilt for all this 😦
    so tuff, trying to be positive. trying.

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