Woke up in the morning and was automatically feeling tired! Never a good sign. However I still got my butt out of bed, drug my feet on the way to the bathroom to brush my teeth and finally managed to get some running clothes on. This is week 3 for me so in my head I just assume it should be a lot easier by now but I still don’t think so. I mean, I think I would be disappointed in myself if I didn’t get up and do it but for now the sleepiness sometimes controls my morning mood. Tim did manage to get out of bed and then I almost lost him to the couch but he found it in himself to get out there and run despite the urge to sleep. 2nd day of interval 3 looked like this…
|Warm Up||5 min|
And once again the interval timer on Tim’s phone acted up. However, instead of acting up so that we end up walking more it acted up so that we ended up running more. I suppose that is just payback for yesterday. I believe Tim was tired when he woke up but he could have fooled me during the run. See, we live in the same neighborhood where he grew up (and where his mom currently lives) so he knows a lot of people around. Plus, the entire area is full of little neighborhoods that you can walk to so I can imagine they had a pretty big group of friends that they all saw a lot so our run this morning was more of a tour than a run. Somehow someway Tim can manage to talk while he runs so he gave me the whole tour of who lives where, what friends he had in the area, what house burnt down once or twice (he couldn’t remember!), and which house goes up for sale every 2 year. He also added in some colorful commentary on which houses he loves and hated! This made the run go by pretty fast and I enjoyed hearing all of his childhood stories. Something to note… running with someone else is almost always easier! They keep you motivated and you keep them motivated. It’s like a healthy competition because it is completely unspoken but trust me… it’s there! Tomorrow I need to remember to take a puff of my new inhaler the allergist gave me (exercise induced asthma just stinks) so I can contribute more to the conversation without feeling like I am going to die.
For breakfast I made a smoothie but to be perfectly honest it tasted terrible. This time I decided on a frozen banana, strawberries, PB2, and Almond Breeze Vanilla Almond Milk. Now I am not sure if it was the frozen banana or the strawberries or the milk or that matter but something was not right and the smoothie tasted a bit sour so I ended up having to toss it out. Lucky for me I also brought a nectarine to work today to snack on… Unlucky for me that also tasted horrible. Either my taste buds were really off or I was having some serious bad luck with fruit! However the PB2 was and always is delicious. This stuff if Powdered Peanut Butter that my friend Mary (over at Fervent Foodie) turned me on to. It has about half the fat of regular peanut butter and a very impressive shelf life! It literally is just powdered and then mixed with water turns in to peanut butter. Now, I don’t use it as my normal peanut butter because I still like the taste of regular however I put it in my smoothies and other desserts that call for peanut butter because it taste great and is much better for you. I would highly recommend giving it a try. I had to purchase it online- I have no idea if they carry it in stores or what stores they would carry it in. I bet their website can provide even more insight than I can. I simply can just tell you that I like it! I also have a chocolate peanut butter one that I love to use in strawberry smoothies!
Work went as to be expected and I ended up getting a fun task at the end of the day that allowed me to put on my sales thinking cap… it’s always nice to go back to the things you were good at in your prior life (yes Boston was pretty much an entirely different life)! In any case my lunch was another group lunch because we were celebrating a few people’s successes as they moved on to other departments. It was more “buffet” style and nothing totally moved me but I got a small side salad, a large heaping of peas and carrots, and 1 breaded chicken finger and 3 grilled chicken fingers. Those breaded chicken fingers are delicious but I know how bad they are for you so I only got one that way I got the delicious taste but didn’t load up on the nasty. There were cupcakes as well and Jaclyn was kind enough to give me a bite of hers! It was pretty good- but just wasn’t worth it to me so I stopped at a bite. After that one bite I ended having a sweet tooth the rest of the afternoon! A york peppermint paddy held me over though until it was time to head home.
I got home a little later than usual due to my fun project at work so I wasn’t going to make it to my soccer game in time and a 35 min drive seemed like a very daunting task after a long day at work so I stayed home to hang with Tim. We spent most of the evening talking about weddings and found a NOW resort called NOW Laminar located in the Dominican Republic that we really like. Has anyone ever been to a NOW resort or know anything about them? They have a pretty easy to understand wedding package too- so that was an added bonus PLUS the prices are very reasonable… really a bonus!
For dinner we worked together to create the wonderful masterpiece you can see below.
Tim marinated the grilled the chicken and I made the salad and cut up the veggies for him to add to the grill. The veggies were fresh from Tim’s manager’s garden! The zucchini was like the size of my head- seriously huge! Then we spent the rest of the night doing more wedding research and eventually headed off to bed! Not a very exciting day but another good day!