Oh man, it has been one hell of a week. Not being able to run was like a punch to the gut and really, for the past 7 days I’ve been living up the personal pity party. I was even feeling that way this morning when I left for the field but then realized, “What good is feeling sorry for yourself, sitting around moping and eating like crap going to do for the training you’ve already worked for?!”
Snapped me the hell out of it. Well, that was the start. Then I devoted myself to having an awesome workout tonight that wasn’t running: elliptical and cycling. Now, I have been telling myself the past week that I hated these things because they were oh so boring and well, not running, so I had no motivation to do them. But this morning I found a good cycling and elliptical workout from a magazine and had it ready to go when I got home…after a nap or course. Haha…I was tired alright?!
Anyhow, the day didn’t start off as great as I had hoped since well, I was still tired and in a funk. But I fueled with a great breakfast! Soy yogurt, pb powder, strawberries, Kashi Honey Sunshine and Erewhon Crispy Brown Rice – Gluten Free Cereal from Attune.
Ok, it’s a little beige looking…but good! At least I had some strawberries to spice up the color!
Alas, out the door I went. It was windy as heck today and I had to actually hunch down for most of my surveys because if I stood up, I was going to get blown over and tossed off cliffs. Yeah, not really what I want.
Being tired didn’t’ help either, and of course I couldn’t nap, so I had to use food to keep me awake. I know, bad me, but it had to be done. Throughout the morning I had pre-sliced strawberries and a piece of boysenberry chocolate chip bread before finally having lunch a few hours later.
I’ve wanted lots of crunch lately so I went for carrots and cucumber dipped in hummus and a side of TJ’s version of Wheat Thins. Hit the spot.
I came home and had a few pieces of dried mango before uh, falling asleep on the floor trying to read some stuff. Was pretty funny really, waking up on the carpeted floor in the middle of the afternoon with my cat staring right into my face when I opened my eyes. I scared the crap out of her when she found me looking at her though. Oh cat. Btw, did I tell you guys Honey turned ONE last week!!!????!!!!
Oh how times change…hahaha. She was so tiny in the first picture!!! Where did my little kitten go!? It’s ok, she’s just as feisty now as the day I brought her home.
Anyhow, then I headed off to the gym and did my cycling workout (15 miles) and some elliptical (~2 miles, that was even too long for me..truthfully, I got bored). Then it was home to make the most nutrient dense dinner I could make!
My salad beast consisted of: Fake meat crumbles, onion, bell pepper, asparagus, mushrooms, cucumber and cherry tomatoes. The lettuce and spinach are all from my produce box as those heads of lettuce are HUGE! I chopped up a bunch of pieces and mixed them all off, topped with the veggies and for some spice, salsa. Dang it was spicy, or I’m just a wimp. It’s probably the later. Haha.
I had to have an orange to cool off my poor tongue.
Now, book and bed. I’ve still got a long week ahead of me! And what is keeping me going!??!?!?!
12 DAYS TO KAUAI!!!!!!!!!!!