March 2nd, 2009: Breakfast and lunch

Hi gang!  Last night by the time I hit the couch to watch a bit of TV before bed I was pooped.  We watched 2 periods of a Pens game and had a glass of wine with it.

really sweet tasting chard

really sweet tasting chard

And I also munched on a few dark chocolate chips, probably 10.  By 11pm I was passing out and headed right up to bed.  The wind had picked up considerably by this point and I was hoping it wouldn’t interfere with my sleep!  The wind has been crazy here this winter.  Thankfully it did not keep me from sleeping and I slept well!

I got up this morning at 7:30 to snow.  Boo!  And then it started snowing harder, double boo!  I got Rocky taken care of and thankfully he did not dilly dally on his potty run this morning because it was cold and windy outside.  I came in and made some oats.  YaY oats!

oaty oats

oaty oats

Standard oats with 1 TBSP of ground flax and a small scoop of vanilla whey mixed in.  Mix-ins were super simple, cranberries and some dark chocolate PB.  Along with morning coffee which was A-mazing this morning. ;)

I started planning out some blog stuff because there’s a bunch of things I want to do!  And started also looking at training programs because I need to get moving.  I’ve decided to just go balls in and sign up for both races.  I’m glad I stumbled across the 1/2 because I knew I did not want to wait until October to run my first one.  Hopefully the Oct. one will either be my 2nd or 3rd by that point if I like doing 1/2s.  My goal is to just finish the race and also test the distance running waters.  See if it’s something I like and that my body likes.  But that means I need to get started training ASAP!  So I need to put together a plan (a hybrid of some I’ve seen) and start plotting out my miles and get routes figured out.

lunchie

lunchie

Lunch today was easy peasy.  I had some curry soy nuggets that I picked up at the grocery store prepared foods section over the weekend.  I heated it up and added in some chopped spinach.  Stuff it into 1/2 a wheat pita.  In the middle is a sliced pear, leftover bbq chick peas and also a smoothie.

  • 2C orange juice
  • Frozen mango
  • Frozen peaches
  • Frozen blueberries
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 kale leaf stemmed
  • 1 banana

Blended till smooth and it made an amazing smoothie!  I’m wondering how to fit these smoothies into my diet.  I love them and my body loves them and Scott loves them!  I just feel good drinking them, it’s like my soul is smiling. :D  However, I’m wondering if it’s adding extra calories and sugars I don’t need.  I’m pretty good with making sure I get veggies and fruit in during the day.  My smoothies are mostly fruit with an orange juice base.  Plus I have fruit at lunch (or at least always try to have fruit at lunch). Would adding a smoothie be too much extra fruit and sugars (from the fruit)?  I had thought about making one before my runs in the morning to have as my fuel source.  Would that be a better idea?  Should I consider a soymilk based one?  Mostly I’m just trying to toss around ideas and see how smoothies/juice can be better incorporated into my diet.

Okay guys I have some major stuff that I need to get done on this end so I better get moving!

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