My beloved coconut banana pancakes kept me full for a really long time, and since I had them closer to brunch than breakfast, my midday snacking turned out to be fairly sporadic. Random snacking from the day included cottage cheese, almond butter, blueberries, and some no-bake chocolate peanut butter protein bars that I whipped up thanks to some inspiration from Pinterest.
They actually taste pretty good, but I’m going to need some tweaking before sharing the recipe, because these were a little too crumbly. That didn’t stop me from having
a lot some samples before my run 🙂
The title of this post does a very good job of describing my sentiments regarding my evening run. Ever since last week’s run of death through the desert, I haven’t felt like going on any long runs. This has made me pretty sad, since I really like going on long runs not only for fitness reasons, but also in order to clear my mind. I’ve been replacing my long runs this week with some treadmill intervals, and although they are hard, I don’t get the same kind mental “me” time.
So, today I headed into my run with no expectations, but was pleasantly surprised when I was able to cover 12 kilometres and feel good. I honestly didn’t even care about my pace, and although I did bring my Garmin with me to track my distance, I didn’t worry about how fast I was going. Instead, I focused on how I was feeling, and let that guide my pace.
When I got home, it was dinner time! On the menu tonight was Trader Joe’s sundried tomato chicken sausage and kale salad.
Along with the kale, I combined yellow pepper, cherry tomatoes, carrots, red onion, feta cheese, and lemon balsamic vinaigrette. It was delicious, and very similar to my Lemon Balsamic Kale Quinoa salad from the other day.
Now it’s time to find a fluffy chick flick on TV to watch while I do some research online. (Because that’s going to be so efficient…)