My Sis and I rocked our last long run before the Shamrock Half Marathon Next weekend. We ran along the same trail we did last week, deciding to do an out and back route. The funny thing is we were flying through the first HALF and though, wow, this is pretty easy, why not go farther?? Ha! In the end we went 12 miles, instead of 11….it was tough, but, we were like super fast PENGUINS. I think what I learned is don’t make decisions like that when you are only HALF way through and still have another 6 miles to go back 😀
It felt amazing to complete it and I honestly cannot wait for our race now ~ it’s one week from today – woohoo!
I started off my day with some Sour Dough Cinnamon Raisin Peanut Butter and Co Toast for 4 points. I think next week I’ll add an egg too for some protein since this didn’t last long on our run.
This is my 2nd favorite Peanut Butter & Co Flavor (The Bee Knees is 1st)….You can definitely taste the cinnamon and I LOVE the BIG chunks of raisins.
I started to get really hungry during the last few miles of our run. When we got back, we shared this Cashew Cookie Lara Bar from the depths of my workout bag 😀 (2 points).
I decided to give the last packet of drink mix I picked up at Fleet Feet a try. I was sorta scared after last week, but, I figured, this might be safer because there wasn’t any Whey Protein Powder.
I LOVED the fact that this was simply 10 calories. The flavor isn’t bad either – sorta just like watered down Gatorade. Not sure if it really did anything or not, but, it was fun to drink after all the water I chugged on our run.
We refueled at Whole Foods where I made a salad as BIG as my head 😀
Let’s see if I can remember everything:
Romaine & Mixed Greens
Cioppini Onions (The BEST!)
Marinated Mushrooms (These are the BEST too!)
Kidney & Garbanzo Beans
A little Cheddar
2 tsp raisins, 3 pecans and a sprinkle of walnuts/almond slivers
Asian Noodle Salad (that was so ICK, I took it off)
1 Tbsp Balsamic Dressing on the side
I also made up a hot plate that we shared. We each had a Black Bean Tamale (only $2.49 – deal huh?!) (4 pts) It was pretty tasty, but, I wish I had got salsa and it had more filling. I had a bite of the egg roll & potsticker but decided they were ick. We split the Teriyaki and Hawaiian chicken too. (4 pts estimated)
We did a little WF shopping after and then went shopping to buy matching running shirts for next weekend. Totally dorky, but, totally fun.
When I got home, I hopped in another ICE BATH!!! I managed to hang out for 20 minutes reading my latest US Magazine with The Bachelor Gossip :D I honestly think that the Ice Bath completely reduces the damage done by your long run and your soreness the next day. My hip flexor is still a bit sore, but, that’s about all I am feeling today ~ awesome!
Simple, clean ingredients.
I have to say I totally dig that its only 2 points for a 1/4 c serving.
But, you know I weighed it because you get MORE!
Bananas & Strawberries are IN the granola – LOVE it!
I added a little granola to some TJ’s Organic Vanilla Yogurt and washed it all down with a Sobe Agave Lemonade Life Water. I actually didn’t like this Sobe flavor as much as the others. (3 points for my granola + yogurt – awesome!)
The Husband was so cute when I had left in the morning. He was like I’ll miss you even though he was working on his projects outside. I really think he DID because all our laundry was done when I got home 🙂 I should go running all day more often LOL/
We decided to go out for a date night to Mary’s Pizza Shack. I had another AWESOME salad with my dressing on the side (2 pts) I so met my fruit/veggie quota today LOL.
Plus a piece of fresh hot sour dough bread for 1 point.
They serve everything family style….The first dish up was Fettuccine Alfredo. I typically avoid this because it makes me feel really sick, but, I had a dumb though ~ I burned 1,200 calories today so maybe….
The other dish was a HUGE plate of Spaghetti with two meatballs.
I requested a small salad bowl and served up a little of each including some a little of a meatball. I had all of the spaghetti (5 pts) and about 3 bites of the fettuccine (3 pts). It just tasted so bland to me I decided it wasn’t worth the calories and I was full.
In cased you didn’t see it earlier, be sure to check to see if you are a WINNER of the SCALES.
I posted the recipe below for the BAKED CHEESY BACON MAC N CHEESE too!
Have a relaxing Sunday all ~ see you all tonight!