I gotta be honest. I chose to clear up some space on my DVR tonight rather than blog. A weekend out of town always leaves me with a ton of catching up to do! (yes I take my TV watching very seriously).
Anyway let’s get right down to business because I’m pretty tired and ready for bed right about now.
Thanks to Jenn for hosting!
Standard breakfast sandwich with an egg, egg white, and cheddar cheese on GF toast. Plus coffee.
Blueberries were pretty cheap at TJ’s this week so I brought some to the office for a snack. I’m kind of excited to have fresh berries in my life again.
I went home during my lunch break today to throw together a Crockpot meal that only needed 5-6 hours to cook (if I started it in the morning, it would’ve sat in there for at least 10-11 hours).
I put some chicken I had marinated on the grill pan for lunch while I was getting my Crockpot ingredients together. A quick salad with lettuce, cucumbers, chicken, and honey mustard was the perfect lunch.
Followed by a spoonful of this deliciousness because why the heck not.
Some strawberry Greek yogurt.
Then later I had an apple with almond butter. Our office lost power late in the afternoon when a car hit an electric pole down the street from us. So yea, there’s the story behind this picture…
Taken in my pitch black office.
Work it Out
I left work and drove to the gym like usual for a weekday, but once I got there and started changing, I realized I couldn’t find my phone. Like, anywhere. I couldn’t remember having it in the car but I figured that must’ve been where it was.
I planned on doing some intervals on the treadmill, so I went upstairs to look for a machine. No such luck. All of them were taken. Grr!
I figured it was stupid to wait for a treadmill when it was actually pretty nice outside (read: 35 degrees), so I decided to drive home and get an outdoor run in.
But my phone wasn’t in my car! I was officially worried. I had to drive back to the office to see if it was there. Losing my phone is basically my worst nightmare. I think I’d rather lose my wallet. <—probably not actually true.
Thank goodness my phone was at the office. What a relief.
And that’s how I wasted an hour of my day.
Anyway! I drove back home again, then brought out a new toy for my run.
I broke down and bought a Garmin! Just the smaller one with not as many options, etc. I want it to track miles when I’m running outside, so I can go on an unplanned route instead of planning in advance where I want to run. I think it’ll come in handy training for my Tough Mudder!
I ran 3 miles at about a 9:30ish pace (still working on the pause function for red lights haha), then I did the Strength 7 workout from Body Revolution. Then dinnertime finally!
I used quinoa instead of barley (because I think I’m allergic?) and didn’t have any Italian seasoning, so I threw in some oregano, parsley, basil, garlic powder, and onion powder instead. I didn’t measure anything, just winged it. Also, this was my first time eating kale. I thought it was great in this soup, and I’m excited to try it in different ways since I still have a ton of it. Favorite way to eat kale anyone?
A warm, comforting bowl of soup after a chilly run. Perfection.
Two of these that I’m still working on from Valentine’s Day.
More peanut butter.
And there you have it! Talk to you guys tomorrow!
Questions: Have you ever lost or misplaced your phone? What do you do when there’s no machines available at the gym? Favorite soup recipe?