This morning was my last planned run before my half on Saturday! It was both exciting and nerve racking at the same time. I tried not to think about my half preparation and instead concentrated on presents I was buying my family for Christmas (I still have no idea what I’m getting them). The run was easy and short. I do not know my exact time, but I made it back in about 50 minutes, my total distance being 4.84 miles.
So, tomorrow I rest and then Saturday I push out 13.1 miles. 🙂 I’m so going to rock it! Don’t worry my Mom is bringing her lap top up (right Mom?) so that I can recap the race to all of you lovelies on Saturday.
Now to back track to yesterday’s yummy food consumption; I need to start with my snack. My lunch of veggies and hummus kept me remarkably full all afternoon, I did not break out my snack until 4 and even then I felt like I could have gone longer with out it.
I had 1/2 a small container of Oikos Honey Yogurt, 1 fresh Tangerine and a 1/4 cup of Puffed Brown Rice. In theory this snack was amazing, but my execution was off. The Tangerine had seeds in it that made it hard to eat with the yogurt and the puffed rice got soggy rather then providing that extra crunch I was looking for. It was still a yummy snack, just not how I had originally planned it.
I still had Cranberry Sauce left over from Thanksgiving that was taking up space in my fridge. I LOVE cranberry sauce as a topping with any white meat, so when I was considering what to make for dinner tonight I knew the cranberry sauce would go beautifully over some grilled chicken.
It did not disappoint. 🙂
I had roasted Brussel Sprouts and Mashed Rutabaga with the Cranberry Chicken.
I have really been digging the Rutabaga lately. It’s as versatile as the potato, but with so much extra flavor to it. If you have not already I suggest giving it a try. I got a giant Rutabaga for like 50 cents, so its worth exploring.
Dessert was some more Edy’s Slow Churned Peppermint Ice Cream.
Trust me you will get sick of seeing this on here, but I don’t think I can get sick of eating it. It’s that good! So creamy and perfectly pepperminty, I love it!
I did not start watching Gossip Girl until this season (thank you DVR!) so I’ve been playing catch up with the first season by Netflix and can I just say how good the first season is! I’m actually glad I’m watching the season on DVD because I do not think I could handle having to wait a week between each episode, waiting a couple of days between DVDs is painful enough. I watched the whole third disk last night and was probably scaring Abbie with all of the awwing and yelling I was doing in front of the TV. 🙂
This morning after my run I had the same basic breakfast I’ve been having all week. It’s been a while since I’ve had Blueberries so I want to eat them as often as I can and I feel like I now have a never ending supply of Pom Seeds. 🙂
In the bowl is 1/3 cup of Kashi Go Lean Crunch, 2/3 cup of Kashi Honey Sunshine, 1/2 container of Oikos Honey Yogurt, Pom Seeds & Blueberries.
These longer posts in the morning are taking up a lot more time then before. Caitlin and I are going lap top hunting tonight so hopefully I can get a new one when my parents are up this weekend. 🙂 I can not wait for it all to be back to normal!
I hope everyone has a fabulous morning!