Alright so it’s not decked out in stainless steel or a built-in television but it doesn’t leak and it has a bottom drawer freezer (our old one was a side-by-side) so it’s new and exciting for us. I think it needs a bit of magnet decoration though, it’s looking a little sad and plain right now.
Yesterday morning I started my day off with a little bit of sweet, in the form of potato (That would be sweet potato if you didn’t catch it). It was canned sweet potato. The canned stuff has nothing on the real thing and I doubt I’ll buy it again but it’s pretty decent when mixed with yogurt, cinnamon, flax, banana, strawberries, cereal, granola, almond butter… yeah it needed a lot of dressing up.
Then my mom was about to head out on a walk with her friend on a nice trail path not too far from our house that goes through a golf course and beside a river. She suggested (/insisted/practically dragged me out of the house) that I come along and go jogging ahead on the path while they walked. I have been complaining about being in a treadmill rut for a while but the idea of running outside has been a wee bit terrifying so I had yet to do it. The morning was gorgeous though and the idea of running along on a peaceful path didn’t seem too intimidating so after a bit of humming and hawing I decided what the heck and went along.
I walked with them for nearly half an hour until I finally decided I would run. When I finally started running I ran to the end of the path then turned around and ran back for a while but running outside is not quite the same as running on the treadmill… I’m used to running pretty fast on the treadmill and I did the same outside. That didn’t work out so well. I went at much too fast of a pace and was pretty much dying not too long into the run. My heart rate was also skyrocketing. It got up higher than it does when I do fast sprints on an incline on the treadmill. AND I ended up with a crazy ear ache somehow? AND I drank a bit too much coffee and water before going out… ouch bladder. So overall I didn’t end up running for much more than 10 minutes, but with the walk and run total I was out and moving for nearly an hour and a half and I escaped the doldrums of basement exercising so I was pretty darn satisfied.
I just need to learn to pace myself better in outdoor running… like leisurely running rather than practically sprinting all the way down the path would probably help. I’m excited to try it again soon though! Any tips for just starting up outdoor running/transitioning from treadmill to outdoor runs?
Maybe I should just be completely different and take up this kind of running:
Now THAT would be fun.
After my outdoor experience we did some grocery shopping. Then I ate some lunch. OUTSIDE. Eating outside is way better than eating inside. Until the sun goes behind the clouds and it gets all cold and windy and I’m forced to go back inside because eating cold salad is no longer quite as appealing when you’re freezing.
But anyway. My cold salad bowl included: spinach, cabbage slaw, cucumbers, carrots, hot peppers, avocado, salsa, balsamic vinaigrette and a few pieces of grocery store sushi (Mmmm).
My grandparents are visiting from out of town so we had a family dinner at my aunt’s last night. No pictures (:() but we had lasagna, garlic bread and two kinds of salad (spinach and caesar). Dessert was homemade apple crisp and brownies. It was all delicious.
Now it’s Monday morning. I ate a giant bowl of mixed cereal for breakfast. I’m pretty sure giant bowls of mixed cereal make me happier than most other breakfasts. I just wish they filled me more. I could probably eat five bowls before feeling full.
But anyway, this one contained: Corn Bran, Guardian Cereal, Multigrain Flakes, clementine, strawberries, frozen banana, flax, raspberry green tea yogurt and unsweetened almond milk.
I love how the reflection of the placemat makes it look like the bowl is patterened.
And that’s all I’ve got. Sorry for the lack of pictures! I’ll try to be more snappy today.