Yesterday I got a little bit more of a taste of the “real world”. I was asked to help a team through an important project for the next month or so and they work out of another building. I have been taking the shuttle over to the building and end up in meetings during my gym time. How dare they schedule meeting during the 11am hour!! So yesterday I was booked from 9:45am – 1:30pm. By the time I got back to my office I knew I wouldn’t be able to get the 6 mile run I had planned until I ate something. I decided to eat lunch and head to the gym at 3:30pm when I wrapped everything up for the day. I really dislike working out post work because I get a wave of sleepy with out fail every day! Once I hopped on the dreadmill and got going I woke right up, I wasn’t jazzed about hanging out on the machine for 6 miles but it had to be done. The best part about working out during the 3pm hour? ELLEN!!! She kept me entertained for a solid 30 minutes until the news came on and I was on to my cool down by then. I even got to use my own shower instead of the gyms! It was a rare treat that typically only happens on Tuesday (after soccer) and Sunday (after long run) so I did enjoy that aspect.
After work / the gym yesterday I finished off the pulled pork from Monday, that poor thing didn’t have a prayer of lasting, that is 2.5lbs of pork gone in 3 days! To be fair I ate it for lunch 3x and dinner 2x… Last night I served it over some paleo bread and with a side of fresh broccoli. I smothered the whole thing in the ju that came out of the crock (that stuff is like crack) – I also added on some Texas Pete Hot Sauce. I have noticed that in general I have shifted towards using smaller plates when it comes to dinner, I enjoy piling up a smaller plate than a naked big plate. The plates I use are actually from the dollar store and I bought them back in college. My mom got me new plates for Christmas that I need to unpack because they are gorgeous!
Today is another day that I am booked in meetings from 10am-1:30pm so I will be hitting the gym after work. A chunk of that busy time is a team lunch for a project that was wrapped up a few weeks ago. I have mentioned before my aversion to going out to lunch during the week but I am looking forward to this one. I suggested a restaurant that I run by all the time and has a pretty yummo looking menu. Leek American Bistro is where we should be going and I am pretty excited… I think I’m going to end up getting the fennel & leek soup AND tuna tartare, I just can not say no to tuna tartare, it is so good. I will try to take pictures sneaky style so you guys can see the heavenly little bites I get!
Week 3: 23 Miles
|Tue||Jan 22||Easy Run||Dist: 3 Mi @ 9:00, Core, & Soccer DONE|
|Wed||Jan 23||XT||Crossfit / Stretching / Abs DONE|
|Thu||Jan 24||Tempo Run
||Dist: 6 Mi, inc Warm; 4 miles @ 8:34; Cool DONE|
|Fri||Jan 25||Easy Run||Dist: 3 Mi @ 10:03|
|Sat||Jan 26||XT / Rest|
|Sun||Jan 27||Long Run||Dist: 11 Mi @ 10:03 & Animal Flow Class|
Today started out on a different foot than usual. A certain furbaby decided she wanted to wake up and started barking around 5am. She got let out around 6am but by 6:20am it was apparent that was not enough and she was going to continue barking. Being in an apartment is tough because technically you shouldn’t reward a puppy for barking but when your neighbors are probably getting a little ticked off it is better for every one if she is let out. After she got her breakfast it was my turn and I ate my usual. Today’s was a little special because the avocado I sliced into was absolute perfection.I grabbed the larger avocados this week because they were on sale for $1, I normally get two little ones and those last 4 breakfasts, these behemoths last at least 3 meals. Meaning that this puppy got to hang out and get ripe a bit longer than usual. I’m totally okay with a perfectly ripe avocado any day!
Q: Do you have a set time you work out? How do you deal when it’s just not possible?
Q: Do you use large dinner plates or the medium sized salad ones?
Q: Do you pack lunch or go out?
Q: Prefer a schedule or just go with the flow?