Good evening and happy Labor Day weekend! Please excuse the delayed post… I overslept a wee bit this morning and my whole day has been thrown out of whack! No matter… change is good 🙂
Yesterday flew by in a blur… I’m glad I document my moments with photos, or I’d never remember what happened from day-to-day! For breakfast, I had a giant fruit bowl with 1/2 mango, 1 peach, raw almond milk and a sprinkle of GoLean! Crunch. Heaven!
I love this breakfast because while it’s filling, it doesn’t leave me with that belly-busting-bloaded feeling. It was substantial enough to power me through a 4.5 mile run… yep, you read that right! I took the same route as last time, ran easily but didn’t stop, and listened to some of Beck’s covers of the Velvet Underground & Nico which my friend passed along to me. I still can’t believe I can run long enough to listen to an album in its entirety… I am woman, hear me ROAR! But, again, I’m trying to be extra-careful with my legs this time around, and I don’t want to do too much too soon. Learned that the hard way.
Total time: 45 minutes
Total distance: 4.5 miles
When I got back, I entered my data into my new training log. I’m keeping track of sleep, miles (run), cross-training, strength training, yoga, ab work, and stretching. Hopefully, I’ll be able to figure out what’s right for me this way. I’m factoring in things like sleep and stretching to document how they affect my progress, and to make sure I don’t overstrain my body.
Sweaty beast that I was, I chugged the last of the carrot juice.
Lunch was a massive salad that filled up an entire 9-inch Pyrex bowl.
In the mix:
- 1 heart of romaine
- 2 chopped beets
- Ginger Tofu Peanut Salad
- Annie’s Light Gingerly Dressing
While I was getting ready for work, I munched on an apple and dreamt about France… I need to go back as soon as possible.
I brought a baggie of dried fruit to work… and so did my friend Alexandra! Great minds think alike. Many of the staff at the restaurant are Muslim and observing Ramadan, so at 7:30, after having fasted all day, they break to feast. On their dessert plate are all kinds of fantastic sweet treats, including… walnut-stuffed dates! Who knew?! Siyab let me eat one. I’m pretty sure I’m going to turn into a date-head one of these days 🙂
I also drank a packet of Greens Plus Original Superfood. I mixed it with seltzer, and again drank half and re-filled the rest with club soda. It has a very strong taste, but I like it… I just need a bigger glass!
Work was fine… not too much drama, which is always cause for celebration. An exciting coincidence also happened last night… a few weeks ago, when Liz and I went to Bonobo’s, the owner and I were sure that we recognized each other from somewhere. Well, turns out he and his girlfriend are regulars at the restaurant! I’ve waited on them oodles of times, but I guess we just didn’t recognize each other out of context. I’m glad he reminded me! I explained my nori-wrapping woes (although I think I’m getting a little better), and he offered to give me some pointers the next time I go in there. Small world!
Dinner was FABULOUS. Ramon is on vacation for the next month, so Gregorio took his place. I think he was trying to outdo Ramon, and made me a salad with mixed greens, apples, beets, avocado, walnuts, and GRILLED SHRIMP. Mario also gave me a hefty slice of Bufala… I really couldn’t have requested a better meal.
Ari was in the neighborhood when I got off work, so we met up for some fro-yo. I loaded my cup with nonfat cheesecake, tart, and green tea tart; I topped it all with strawberries, blueberries, a blackberry, mochi, and coconut.
We went home and I, unfortunately, subjected Ari to a pretty horrible movie that left us both feeling weird, even though we turned it off after it was half over. Blegh. Better luck next time!
We are hopefully taking a day-trip tomorrow; we need to go somewhere we can get to by bus or by train. I really hope it works out! We could both use a little fresh air. What are your plans for the long-weekend?