I have been doing some major snacking over here. My body’s way of making up for not getting in as much food as usual lately? I just now closed up the peanut butter jar and wrapped up my easter bunny. Unfortunately, I already put quite a dent into both of them in the past two days.
Other snacks include strawberries with peanut butter, peanut butter with peanut butter ;), tortilla chips, baked goldfish… hm…
& some pictured food:
Chocolate and peanut butter = amazing 🙂
P.S.- Note the band aids. I was refilling salt and pepper shakers at work and one of the salt shakers was shattered where you have to twist the top off. My middle finger noticed, then my thumb, and finally my eyes noticed.
Grilled cheese, tomato soup & baked goldfish
Goldfish love swimming in tomato soup, just to let you know.
Moving onto today… I had scrambled eggs with cheese + an everything bagel thin (lightly toasted). One side with butter and then the other side with…
Apple butter and peanut butter
My dad picked me up some Gnocchi on one of his trips to Germany, so I decided to finally try it out today 🙂
I don’t exactly know German, so I googled the directions. It was quite easy. Boil the gnocchi in water for about 2 minutes, until the gnocchi rise. Drain and serve immediately.
+ marinara sauce + homegrown asparagus + freshly grated parmesan cheese
I think I may have cooked the gnocchi too long. It was a little on the chewy side. Next time, I’m going to try frying them instead of boiling them, I think.
I usually don’t run at night; however, when Jon Alan agreed to run with me when I got home from accounting last night, I was not about to pass that up.
Distance: 1.9 miles
Avg. Pace: 8:35
Whoa. I was having a pretty hard time keeping up, to say the least. Don’t you hate when people that never really run are faster than you?
He actually broke away from me at the end and I didn’t even get my hopes up about catching up. Thankfully, he stopped to walk and cool down before he got to the driveway so we actually got home at the same time.
Question: What is your theory on refueling after a run? Meaning: what types of foods do you refuel with and how long do you wait to refuel?
I normally eat right away for the pure fact that I’m usually extremely hungry as soon as I hit the stop button on my Garmin. We got into a discussion about how soon you should eat after exercising though, and I would like to hear some more opinions 🙂 & personal preferences.
This weekend, there is a Crossover Challenge 15k in Richmond that my friend Christina wants me to run with her. I really want to; however, I’m not sure it’s a good idea. As you can see from my most recent runs, I haven’t been doing too well. The distances have been tiny compared to a 15k and I’ve never ran more than 8 miles before in the first place.
It’s hard for me to pass up races though and it would be really nice to get to see Christina again! Right now, I’m trying to figure out if I can get someone to take my Friday night shift at work, so I can see if it would even work out to do the race.
In preparation (and to help figure out how I would even do), I’m going to try for 9 miles tomorrow. So far, I have enlisted my god-brother, Colby, to run the first 3-4 miles with me in the morning and then I guess I’ll just do the rest by myself. There is someone I’d like to ask to run the rest with me; however, I need to get in contact with her first.
Unfortunately, I have a business test due tomorrow that I need to work on. Wish me luck!