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Monday is Not a Good Running Day

by Meghann on March 16, 2009

If you were to divide the week by days that are great to run and those that suck, I say Monday would fall in the ladder. Maybe its because Monday are just all around never fun or maybe its because I usually push myself too hard on the weekend, but Monday runs always seem to take it out of me.

Today was no exception. I had my Team in Training practice tonight at Blue Jacket Park. After a long day of work and temps in the 80s, I was just not feeling it. I ran a solid 5k in 27:04 then decided to walk and jog with my Mentor and Coach. Atleast I was able to push myself for the first half of practice. ๐Ÿ™‚

To fuel myself up for my run at work I had a Carmel Nut Brownie Luna bar around 4:00.

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After my snack one of my co-workers put a random piece of chocolate on my desk.

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It had a fancy wrapper with a description that was not in english… I was intriqued so I opened the chocolate and discovered a beautiful tri layered treat.

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It tasted just like Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge. The best random chocolate I had ever discovered on my desk ๐Ÿ˜‰

I was really surprised of myself at my TnT practice regarding treats. It was one of the mentor’s birthday so there was not just Cake, but homemade cupcakes staring me down. Oddly enough, after my run I had no craving what so ever for either of them. I was the only one in the group to turn down the goodies. Sometimes you want chocolate and sometimes you just need real dinner.

So I came home and made myself a wonderful real dinner.

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I roasted up Eggplant, Carrot, Onion, & Brussel Sprouts with some Curry and Red Pepper spices in the oven at 410 degrees for 20 minutes.

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I then topped the roasted vegetables on top of half a package of Kashi Moroccan Curry Pilaf and drizzled with some Annie’s Cucumber Yogurt Dressing.

The combo was very spicy, so the yogurt dressing gave the meal a cooling effect. It was a very easy, quick meal that was yummy.

After my dinner, I was finally craving some chocolate and wishing I would have brought home one of the cupcakes from training! Instead I had two as equally satisfying Tag Along Cookies. ๐Ÿ™‚

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I am now exhausted and ready for bed!

Don’t forget to wear green tomorrow!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

1 Mica March 16, 2009 at 8:06 pm

Haha, random acts of chocolate! I love it!

2 Brandi March 16, 2009 at 8:17 pm

that random chocolate DOES look good ๐Ÿ™‚

sometimes those random ones are the best.

3 Bec March 16, 2009 at 8:19 pm

that chocolate looks fantastic! Night!

4 Run Saraaah March 16, 2009 at 8:45 pm

That chocolate looks yummy…so do your roast veggies!

5 Meg March 16, 2009 at 8:54 pm

What a fabulous random chocolate!

6 NAOmni March 16, 2009 at 8:56 pm

Mondays are kinda blah days…

NAOmni

7 Adi (oatonomy.com) March 16, 2009 at 8:57 pm

Random chocolate! Can’t say I’m familiar with that ๐Ÿ™‚

Your supper looks nutritious and so tasty… especially the brussels.

Have a great Tuesday!

8 Wiggs March 16, 2009 at 9:18 pm

I completely agree with you – Mondays ARE hard workout days! I put off my workout until 7pm this evening, which is completely unheard-of in the Wiggs household.

You’re amazing for pushing through, though. And the time you got on your 5k is faster than my PR (tee hee).

9 Hallie March 16, 2009 at 9:45 pm

Good for your for not taking a cupcake just because it was there. I’ve been getting bad about that lately, which is bad if you work in an office, as many of us know!

10 Elina March 16, 2009 at 9:54 pm

Hmm, I don’t think I’ve ever turned down cupcakes ๐Ÿ˜‰
Those cookies look delicious, though! Way to end the day on a sweet note. ๐Ÿ™‚

11 Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) March 16, 2009 at 10:00 pm

Great dinner!

12 Maureen March 16, 2009 at 10:05 pm

Just wondering if you are still losing weight? It seems like your caloric intake is on the low side for all of the exercise you do.
I love roasted veggies!

13 Meghann March 17, 2009 at 5:59 am

No, I have been holding stead at my weight for almost a year now. I don’t count my calories, but its funny that you say my caloric intake is low because always feel like I eat a ton.

14 inmytummy March 16, 2009 at 10:16 pm

Your food always looks so good.

I agree with you about Monday not being a running day. I couldn’t make myself do it tonight.

15 raspberryrunner March 16, 2009 at 11:46 pm

yay for random chocolate! and your dinner looks delicous…can’t go wrong with curry and roasted veggies ๐Ÿ™‚

16 meg March 17, 2009 at 12:11 am

hey! i don’t have a blog, but i do read you daily ๐Ÿ™‚
bajadera is from my country, croatia. it’s very good, isn’t it ๐Ÿ˜‰

17 Sarah March 17, 2009 at 12:36 am

Yup, Monday’s are always dismal running days for me too. But you stuck it out, so nice work!

Thanks for the green reminder…I would have gotten pinched. Okay, not really, but now I’ll remember to pinch Chris! Shhh…don’t tell ๐Ÿ˜‰

18 Biljana March 17, 2009 at 1:55 am

I was very surprised to see Bajadera on your post, it is a great Croatian brand, these the web site of the fabric that is leading in chocolate business on the Balkan http://www.kras.hr/index.php?l=en. They have a great products ๐Ÿ™‚ Regards from the Balkan :*

19 Haleigh March 17, 2009 at 5:59 am

Dang, I would love it if an amazing piece of chocolate like that appeared on my desk ๐Ÿ™‚

I used to be a girl scout back in the day, lol… those tag alongs look super yummy!

20 Julie March 17, 2009 at 6:37 am

Mondays are bad for me too! I don’t run as much as you, but if I run Saturday and Sunday, I take Monday as a cross training day.

21 VeggieGirl March 17, 2009 at 6:59 am

That fudge treat looks like a mini, perfectly-formed ice cream sandwich, haha.

LOVE YOUR DINNER!!! And the Tagalongs ๐Ÿ˜€

22 Meg March 17, 2009 at 7:07 am

That is the coolest looking chocolate I’ve ever seen!

Dinner looks super tasty by the way! I can’t imagine that after running I would want cake and cupcakes either!

23 Danielle March 17, 2009 at 7:40 am

That chocolate looks great! As does your dinner!

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