Dark Chocolate covered Cranberries (devoured!), banana chips, peanut butter, edamame crackers, hustard, cinnamon almonds, cacao nibs, chocolate, fruit leather, and some ample packs! I feel so spoiled 🙂 .
I can’t wait to do another swap with someone! This was my first one ever, and I really enjoyed the experience and learned some stuff along the way. Anyone want to set one up with me?
My next GI check-up is in mid-June and there’s actually a TJ’s in the same town. And guess what? My mom says that we can go after my appointment! I can’t wait. I’ve never been to a TJ’s and this is the closest one around and it’s over an hour and a half away. You will all have to give me product recommendations and tell me what to get!
As you know, I drove up to visit my boyfriend for the weekend. Now, you may not know this about me, but I really really hate driving. When it’s just around my own town I’m usually okay, but this involved a lot of highway and interstate driving and I was a nervous wreck the entire time. Sweating out of every orifice. I only got lost at the very end because the directions that I were given were wrong.
It was so nice to just be able to be with him for a night. We made dinner together (not the greatest tasting, but fun nonetheless) and just watched random TV shows and movies on TV. We even had an early night because I was basically comatose after having had my long run earlier that day and then driving up soon after (driving is physically exhausting, I don’t care what people say).
Other than my one little breakdown, I did okay all things considering. It helped that I picked traveling times that I knew would be light on the traffic. Also, cruise control really freaks me out! As you can probably tell, I have a few stress/anxiety issues, but outside of scheduling and times where I just feel like I’m short on time, traveling is really the only time that it comes out in full-force.
Classic pre- long run breakfast fare. Oat bran with protein powder, almond extract, cherries, Crofter’s Superfriut spread, flaxseed meal, chia seeds, and almond butter. I love topping hot things with frozen fruit because they melt and leave their loverly, delicious juices everywhere.
For my long-run this weekend, I did a nice 8-miler (and some change).
Mile 1: 9:05
Mile 2: 8:46
Mile 3: 8:32
Mile 4: 8:18
Mile 5: 8:11
Mile 6: 8:08
Mile 7: 8:08
Mile 8: 8:03
Mile 8.15: 1:12
I ran into a few stomach problems, but nothing like last week’s side stitch that benched me for the rest of my run. I really just focused on my breathing and was able to comfortably and safely finish my run. It was especially nice because it was just spitting rain out, which I find the best to run in because I don’t get overheated. I also tried out the Mandarin Orange flavored Gu gel. It tasted just like a creamsicle!
On Sunday, I ran a quick 2-miles as a recovery run to stretch my legs after my long run the day before. I also did some strength training by trying out Ripped in 30, Level 2 this time since I thought that Level 1 was a little too easy for me. Level 2, however, kicked my arsh! I did my recovery run and the DVD back-to-back because I wanted to get it all out of the way while I was dressed for it, motivated, and already sweaty, but I still think that, had I not just run, I would still have found Week 2 just as hard.
I have no classes or work tomorrow because it’s Memorial Day. I plan on just taking it easy. I have done all of my readings and homework for Tuesday, but I may start reading ahead. It’s also my yoga day, and since I’m at home all day I’ll probably do my Biggest Loser DVD that I haven’t used in a few weeks. I’ve almost finished reading a book about Celiac disease/gluten-free living, and once I’m done with that I think I’m going to start reading The Hunger Games as well as continue reading The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Since getting my Kindle, the latter hasn’t made much progress since I don’t bring it to campus with me. I may have to make a conscious effort to.
Don’t forget to enter my Clif/LUNA bar giveaway here! Only a few days left to enter!
What is your favorite Trader Joe’s product? What should I get?
Anyone up for a blogger exchange? – I guess I’m addicted now 🙂 .