My little feet are so worn out!!
I tried wearing my Kenneth Cole comfy mary jane shoes today to see if a fancier brand would give me better support. Well 10AM – 4PM on my feet and I don’t think any shoes could have helped!!
I need some dressy work shoes ASAP. I hear Dansko’s the way to go? I want mary jane style, preferably with a tiny heel. Anyone have any awesome 10 hour day shoe recs!?
Have I mentioned that the hospital parking garage is a good half mile walk to my building!? By the time I got to my car this afternoon I was questioning whether or not a run was even possible. But a short and sweet 15 minute commute (LOVING MY COMMUTE!) and some comfy tennis shoes were all I needed for a revival
I had a taste of something AMAZING when I got home. More details tomorrow!
I also had my Alliebar on my ride home. FYI, I didn’t get a chance to eat my orange at lunch cause I had to get back to work quickly (we were doing 2 days in 1!) so I saved him for tomorrow’s lunchbox.
I decided to do all of my busy work when I got home and push back my run a bit since I had a walk date scheduled with Laura.
By 6:00 I headed out for 5 beautiful sunny hot miles.
You know, ever since my test half marathon my legs have NOT wanted to run swiftly!! I’m not sure if I just needed a really long recovery or if it’s the walking around NYC and my new pitter patter friendly job, but I just don’t have the energy in my legs. This run was H.A.R.D. I wanted to go fast to prove to myself it was still possible in preparation for my RACE this Saturday. Perhaps also the pollen and heat because my lungs were burning during the first mile!
Splits: It Is Possible
Not sure I could have ran much further at that pace!
I ended my run with a 1.2 mile walk with Laura while we caught up a bit. It’s so fun to play outside on nice days like this.
Once home, I praised Matt for taking dinner under his wing and making a cold peanut soba noodle salad.
Prepare separately and toss together:
- 1 box of soba [buckwheat] noodles
- 1 head bok choy
- 1 pint mushrooms
- 2 small heads broccoli
- 1 serving of Clean Food‘s peanut sauce (made with pumpkin seed butter I had on hand instead – sorry I can’t publish the recipe! But it was a simple blend of nut butter, milk, maple, soy sauce, etc)
Serve warm or chilled.
By the time I had finished my workout and showered, the sun had set and Matt had already eaten his portion and was up in bed. We’re going to do more cold salads for dinner so we can eat when it’s convenient for both of our different schedules.
It was nearly 8PM and I wasn’t really that hungry! I went up to chat with Matt for a few and somehow finagled a leg massage out of him! Felt so good on my tired leggins.
I settled down to snuggle with my Buddha bowl instead!
Chop stix! Got these at World Market years ago –
I served myself a nice portion complete with cilantro and red pepper flakes –
Snuggled up with my bowl while watching GOSSIP GIRL on the couch!!
After dinner I wanted a little chocolatey something and remembered these cocoa rocks Gena gave me!
They are 100% cacao and are really bitter! Not sweet at all. Made by Viva Pura, they’re called “cacao paste.” More info here!!
I decided to try melting and mixing with some coconut butter, which I found is now like buttercream at room temperature now that summer is here! The mix was quite bitter – but it was divine with a sweet Biscoff cookie!!
I gotta try some more ideas!!
Happy Birthday VeggieGirl!!!
Tomorrow I have chart note training from 8-lunchtime at a different location and then am back at Rehab in the afternoon. Off to bed!