We kept dinner on the simple side tonight since I didn’t really have anything planned but a big acorn squash. But it was a great sampling of autumn tastes!
This afternoon’s trip to Costco was a success.
In my cart:
- Kashi H2H
- A huge thing of bananas
- One-A-Day vitamins
- A 12 pack of vanilla soy milk that doesn’t have to be refrigerated (and I think it’s 90% as yummy as hemp milk and a fraction of the cost!)
- Organic spinach
- Bell peppers
- A 4-pack of Laughing Cow cheese
- and Sabra Hummus!!
I’ve seen it before in regular grocery stores but haven’t ever tried it. But I remember a few blogs raving about it, so I got some for a party tomorrow night. It’s awesome!! SO creamy. And I’m sure that’s from extra tahini and olive oil, so it comes with a caloric price. Just something to keep in mind… I had 2-3 tbsp with a few crackers when I got home to try it out:
Followed by an official snack an hour later of H2H, granola plank, vanilla soy milk, wheatberries and PB on a spoon (already eaten!).
So for dinner we each had half a acorn squash, complete with a little butter, walnuts and brown sugar. We just cut him in half, scooped out the seeds and baked it cut-side-down in a pan with a quarter inch of water for about 40 minutes at 400*. Then we flipped them over and added the toppings for another 5 miles. This squash was a 2-pounder, so I guess I ate a pound’s worth!! (We eat the skin too. It’s a little odd at first, but just like eating the skin of an apple or sweet potato).
Plus a slice of toasy homemade bread with some Sabra hummus –
And a fabulous Honey Crisp apple (half each) with cinnamon
We’re in the middle of movie night and watching The Painted Veil, so we set up the candlelight movie atmosphere.
I am busy chugging water to hydrate for the morning. And I think I probably had about 2,000 calories today, so I should be well fueled. Tomorrow’s afternoon wine festival and pizza night is bound to lead to another day of overeating, but I’ll be back on the moderation wagon on Sunday.
We’re waiting for Sarah and Josh to arrive. They are making the trek from Durham to spend the night at our house and run the race with us. It’s going to be an early morning:
- 5:00 – Rise
- 5:30 – Snack (Toast, Banana, PB for me)
- 6:00 – Run to lightrail
- 6:30 – Lightrail
- 7:00 – Arrive uptown, meet Melisa and her husband
- 7:30 – GO!
- 9:00 – Home for a massive pot of oats
- 2:00 – Head to Great Grapes Wine Festival and meet more friends
- 6:30ish – Stumble…errrr…bike home!
- 7:00 – Snacks, Pizza, etc.
- Sunday: 6 mile run with Sarah!
My only two other 5K times were 27-something when I ran Race for the Cure in high school and 24:48 in the spring of 2007 at Run for the Roses in Raleigh. I was SMOKIN’ at Run for the Roses, and it was a 2pm race on a gorgeous sunny warm spring day. My goal was 26:00, and I had no idea where my time would be. My goal for tomorrow is to beat 24:48, but I don’t think it’s likely I’ll ever run that fast again because it was really my perfect race. I never run my best at 7:30 in the morning! But we shall see
Back to the movie.