A SnackFace First
Hi beauties! You’ll never guess what I did today. It started off normally. I took a casual four mile run (intervals after the two mile marker, as always). Oooh there was such a dime piece running today! Most days, it’s just me and the senior citizens, but today there was a special treat. I hope to see him again soon.
After the joyous run, I worked out the abs and arms, stretched and then showered my stank ass. Naturally, I was starving for breakfast. A return to an old favorite was welcomed by my tastebuds, mind and bod:
In the bowl: Shredded Spoonfuls, High Fiber O’s, shredded coconut and almond milk. On the yum: ridiculously ripe nectarine. Now this, this is breakfast:
I was afraid my stomach wouldn’t like the cereal at breakfast time. Who was I kidding? Of course my body would love it! Breakfast has always meant (to me): grains and fruit. Always and forever. Sorry I got all wackadoodle and disowned that for a while.
The beginning of my work days always fly by supah fast. The only thing that knows what time it is is the tum, so at 10:30 I reminded myself of the beauty and utter deliciousness that is a Clif Z-bar:
The Z-bar so amazed me that I had to email Charlotte in the middle of our work just to share my excitement. I had to get it out there. She responded with: “I know! They’re like, soft and delicious.” True dat, sistah.
VegNews lunch was almost as dimey as the man I saw running today:
On the plate: salad, rustic toast with jam, roasted sweet potatoes with toasted cardamamom and a killer tofu scramble:
You know I thought the best part was the sweet tater:
I regret to share that I failed to take a picture of a very important ending to lunch: sweet potato pie. The innards were so sweet and mushy, I just wanted to sit with the pie and a spoon. Instead, I had a baby piece and longed for more.
Sometimes at work, people say how full they are after lunch. I rarely feel that way. I’m always like, “well hell. I could use an apple now. Or how about more pie?” Thank goodness for my afternoon carrots with almond butter.
I was supposed to interview a company today, but they had editing issues with their book and couldn’t make it. Bummer! It freed up my afternoon a teeny bit, and I made it out of the office on time to go home, change, eat a banana with almond butter, head to Walgreen’s for batteries and…
Run in my FIRST RACE! I know, crazy, huh? Joe, my boss, has been telling me to do this casual 4.5 mile race for weeks. Every week I have some excuse, and I couldn’t take being a flake anymore. So I grew a pair and set out to run for the second time in one day. Who am I?
Knowing that I had already run in the morning, and I’d never run a race before, I had zero expectations. My foot has been hurting (I think I sprained it wearing hooker heels last weekend), and I was paranoid about that, too.
All my worries flew out of my head the moment the race started. Speaking of, I started way too fast. By the end of the race, those seven or so people I had passed at the beginning finished the race a good five minutes before I did.
Throughout the whole 4.5 miles I was singing Beyonce’s “Get Me Bodied” in my head. It was only at minute 38 that I started to talk to myself about the gravel I was running on. I didn’t get that loopy, right? I did have to walk for one minute to give my left foot a break, but then Lyndsay (co-worker)and I met up and ran to the finish!
I “WOOHOOOOO!!!”-ed my way through the finish line. A cheerleader never loses her spirit.
Distance: 4.5 miles
Total time: 44:40:03
Average heart rate: Elated
Calories burned: Who cares
I was SO HAPPY at the end of the race! Here we are:
Is it just me, or is Joe’s hand getting a little close? Hey now!
After the race, Lyndsay came back to mi casa and we immediately dove into pita chips and hummus, accompanied by a Summer Brew. Then I decided I should eat vegetables:
In the salad: baby lettuce, spinach, broccoli slaw, green beans, tomato, broccoli, balls and amazing dressing.
Then Brooke-baby and Britty-boo stopped by. We had important weekend planning to do. And now, my pudding pops, I am eating TJ’s multigrain crackers while typing.
I have to go to bed NOW though because I am interviewing a senator at 5:15 am here, 8:15 am Maryland. Oh, and I’m definitely not running tomorrow! Total mileage for today: 8.5. And I’m spent.
Ciao for now,
QUESTION: What was the last random thing you did?
Seriously, I don’t know how I started this running thing. I never in a million years would believe I’d run in a race–albeit a small, community race. It still counts!
P.S. Don’t forget to vote in the 2009 Veggie Awards!!!
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