Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Push now, pumpkin later.

Oh my goodness. Tackled another 5 miles this morning. Had to take a few walking breaks though, so my final time was 51:00. Not too shabby, by my standards. Seeing 49:00 would be even better... Someday. Sooner rather than later, I'm thinkin'.

I was even going to stop at 4 miles, but after about a minute or so of some internal flip-flopping, I finally said "Fuck it, let's just go for 5!" And I did. And more importantly, I didn't die in the process.

So that makes 10 miles so far this week. Definitely taking an active rest day tomorrow and just sticking to some yoga. Then, either Friday or Saturday, I'll see if I can crack 15 miles. Pretty sure I can, but we'll see where my motivation is as the week comes to a close. Breaking up the distance into shorter amounts over the course of more days is also an option, but that would mean running more often in place of other types of workouts and I'd rather not go that route. Right now, I'm just challenging myself to see how much I can run in one session. Being able to tackle 6 or 7 in one day would be pretty awesome, but we'll see how long my dedication lasts, haha.

On to visual food stuffs.


Bowl of pumpkin oatmeal. Made with 1/2 cup oats, 1/2 cup canned pumpkin, 1 tbsp. ground flax, 2 tbsp. reduced fat unsweetened coconut, cinnamon, vanilla extract & nutmeg. Soooo delicious! I think mashed banana or some pineapple chunks would've been a tasty addition, so I'll have to try that in the future.

Morning snack:

Plain 0% Chobani with baby food mixed in (apples, pears & bananas). It's not the prettiest snack, but it's damn tasty!


I had some leftover Cabbage Roll Casserole sitting in the freezer and decided to finish it off for lunch. I added chopped yellow squash to this batch. Not much to look at, but it's one of my favorite recipes!

Deep chocolate vitatop for dessert (so glad I was able to buy these at Costco yesterday- soooo much cheaper than buying them online or at the regular grocery stores!).

Afternoon Snack:

Just some bell pepper and jicama strips, baby carrots & some light string cheese.

No clue what dinner will consist of. We're going to pub quiz tonight, so I'll either slap something quick together at home or possibly eat something at McCabe's. Between their salads, sandwiches and appetizer dishes, there's still quite a bit that I haven't tried yet, so I may/may not venture out. We'll see.


Lauralei said...

the baby food probably tastes good, i just can't get past the idea of it - yummy to the cabbage roll though

Tamara said...

Try not to think of it as baby food, but rather "pure├ęd fruit," heh heh.

Anonymous said...

I am loving that you are running more. Especially because I am at it again. Good lord I love it. I’m starting slow with 2-2.5 miles per day. I did run my 2 miles in 19:22 this morning, so that made me happy. I am looking forward to my half marathon training. I have my schedule pinned up in my cubicle at work. YAY!

I’ve never had jicama strips. Do they taste like anything that I can relate to?

Tamara said...

Yay! I'm so excited to hear you're running again- I know how much you love it, so that makes me really happy :) It bummed me out when your foot was giving you so much pain that you had to stop for a while.

You can read more about jicama here.

To me, it's kinda like a cross between a potato and an apple. You can cook with them if you're looking for a less-starchy potato substitute, but I also like to cut them up into strips and just eat them raw because they're light, crispy and mildly sweet. Good source of fiber too!