Winter has arrived in New England – better late than never? That would be my usual spiel… but this year I was definitely benefiting from not having a lot of snow on the ground. I have had to move a lot of my running to the treadmill in the last couple of days – I am not a fan.
Here is a quick recap of the rest of the week. It snowed on Thursday night into early Friday morning. I woke up and struggled to get out of bed because I was tired. (Later in the day I was told how tired I looked – so I made sure to get some extra sleep last night, I’m feeling a bit more rested – but need more sleep tonight) I got to work late, around 8 o’clock. Will I ever get back on to my early schedule???? I hope so. I do not like getting in to work at 8 o’clock.
Breakfast was another cup of coffee and a piece of whole wheat toast with almond butter and jam. So. Good.
I took a walk at lunch to get a fresh sandwich wrap for lunch. My wrap was a spinach one and I put lettuce, tomato, cucumber, hummus, mustard, red pepper and turkey into the wrap. It was amazingly good and so fresh which made it even more wonderful. I forgot my phone, so I was not able to snap a photo.
At 3:30 I had a snack of 1/2 of a promax low sugar protein bar and a small cup of coffee. After taking my car in for an oil change, I eventually got to the gym where I ran 4 1/2 miles. I did some speed work on the treadmill to make the run more interesting – and in an meager attempt to increase my speed.
It was a great workout. It was really fun to run a 7:30 minute mile pace for a bit! I am excited to do more speed work on the treadmill, I guess. 🙂
For dinner I went to East Side Market where I picked up a couple of things from their prepared bar because I did not have energy to cook. I made some good choices, I think. I came home, heated up what needed to be warm and fixed two plates, one for me and one for mom.
Green beans with almonds, brown rice with scallions and pecans (SO GOOD!!!) and 2 ounces of salmon with a spicy peanut sauce. It was a great dinner. I had Greek yogurt for dessert. I was very hungry after my run last night. Tea and the yogurt went a long way in helping. I did not want to snack my way through the entire night.
I went to bed around 10:45 last night after doing some reading. I woke up at 8:30 and it was snowing, again. I decided not to run because my hips were a little sore from my last two days of work outs.
I made oatmeal and great coffee instead! I thought the oats looked rather pretty today. They were very creamy thanks to the 1% milk I used (Stonyfield has the best milk, I think!)
In the mix today:
1/2 cup oats
1/2 cup 1% milk
1/2 cup water
teaspoon of Chia
teaspoon of Flax
Sprinkles of cinnamon
Splash of vanilla
Topped with brown sugar and almond butter. THE BEST OATS. I did not eat everything in the pot. I saved some for my roommate. 🙂
I was pretty snowed in here today. I did laundry, cleaned my room, made a pretty good batch of homemade turkey chili and got a lot of reading done. It was a pretty nice day and I feel like I got a lot accomplished around the house.
Tomorrow is all about football!! And getting a run in at the gym. Alas, I fear that I might be on the treadmill for a while – I wonder how long the snow will stick around..? Good night bloggies! See you tomorrow.