Boy did that farina hold me over well. I didn’t leave for my run until 1pm and when I returned at 2 I was still barely hungry. And as I was finishing my Biochem paper I was so jittery with energy to go. When I played soccer in high school one day before a game my mom made me wagon wheels (white pasta) with some parmesan and butter. So basically just 100% starchy carbs. After the game that night my coach asked me what I had eaten because I was on fire with energy. So I continued to make that meal my pre-game fuel. This makes me think about whole grains vs. refined grains. I suppose they DO have a place in our diets – before a batch of activity. Refined grains are still real food – they are just missing pieces (bran, germ). I think I will eat this some more – esp. before my next 5K!
Run = Fun.
Other than the fact that I felt like a huge nerd with a calculator on my wrist that I kept checking, my run was awesome. It was a good one and really wore me out. The Garmin was SO COOL. I loved knowing my pace and the distance at any moment. It really was motivating. My favorite part was it beeped at me after each mile (“lap”) and told me how fast I had ran it. I can see now how important something like this would be for training and races!
Here are my stats (“Lap 7” was when I turned it on by accident during my cool down.) Interesting that my first mile was my slowest! I ran 6.1 miles in 55:32. My miles were pretty much right at 9 minutes each.
What made me mad though is how much my pace slowed on hills!! I was thinking “This isn’t fair because I am running uphill!!” But I found this cool graph in the software where you can chart grade vs. pace and HR
After my run I did a little Yummy Yoga with Polly!
I was craving yogurt for lunch and found some leftover kale.
I decided to have a big bowl of TJ’s greek and mix in PB2. Yum!!!! PB2 is awesome every way except as peanut butter! This was about a cup of yogurt, 2 tbsp PB2 (I accidentally dumped half the jar in and had to scoop it back in!!) and about 1/3 cup cereal.
The Aztec Crunchy Corn and Amaranth Cereal was awesome in it!!
And a Dakota Bun with butter
One thing worth mentioning about kale chips: when and how you wash them impacts their crunchiness. I washed these in my salad spinner JUST before baking them and they were less crunchy and needed more time than usual. It was because they were slightly wet. If you want crisper chips, wash and dry them in advance and store them in paper towel in the fridge and when you bake them they will be drier and crunchier. Just watch so they don’t burn too fast!
+ the last 7-Up and Cooking Light
Erin at I Walk In This World is having a bake sale!! She is raising money to support her friend in a cancer walk. Here’s her post with all the details:
And there was an oatmeal pancake spotting over at Rhodeygirl’s blog. This is a sign that I NEED to make some more oatmeal pancakes again!!
Matt is napping and when he wakes up we’re going to run an errand together. I’ve got 2 things on my list that can wait until next week, so there’s no rush to get them done. Hopefully I can finish one this afternoon though.