Long Run, Long Day, Short Post Recipe
My semester won’t be impossible but it does look like shorter posts will probably become a regular thing. I think adding a dog and adding (back) exercise to my life at the start of a new semester was not my most stress-free idea!
Adam drove me to school this morning – his current rotation is the psychiatric facility that’s near my campus so we’ll probably be carpooling a lot the next few weeks – so I was thrilled that my teacher suggested a 10 minute walk around campus at the beginning of class.
It was fun to get moving and in a 4-hour class any minute out of the room is a godsend.
My breakfast pie held me over pretty well but I did start to dig into my packed food a couple of hours into class.
A sliced apple topped with the 90-calorie Barney Butter packet from my HLS swag bag.
I’m typically not an almond butter girl so I was expecting to be unimpressed but I actually loved the roasty flavor and smooth texture of the BB. I guess the other bloggers have been onto something!
I also ate this snack pack of raisins,
and a chocolate from my candy box.
Fuuuuun! I think I’m going to make chocolate boxes a more regular part of my life.
After our class ended I actually hit up the part-time job fair. I gave a couple of resumes out so please keep your fingers crossed for me, though I’m not sure adding a job to my life is the answer right now.
I ate lunch with friends and grabbed this snack pack of hummus with pita crackers from the book store.
There isn’t a convenience store on campus (or the C Store like we called it in Miami!) but the book store does have some pretty healthy offerings. My friend Kim was heading to the mall so I group of us ended up going for funsies. I didn’t buy anything but it’s always fun to walk around.
When I got back to campus, it was time for the gym. It wasn’t easy, and it wasn’t pretty, but I achieved my goal. Through a strange mix of walking and running I did 7 miles in 79 minutes. Booyah. I drank a fruit punch Gatorade-2 and I definitely think it helped fuel me through the longer workout.
Speaking of fueling, Adam went to Saigon Cafe for a work lunch and he brought me home his Pad See Eiw leftovers. I pounced as soon as I walked in the door.
After a walk home and shower I was ready to face my replanned evening. We are going to visit my grandparents for the long weekend (fun) but I just found out that I have a responsibility for class on Monday night that will be pretty time-consuming (not fun) so I needed to move around some things. We ended up heading to the grocery store tonight which will hopefully make my weekend run more smoothly (my responsibility involves making chili).
I shared this frozen coffee with Adam while we shopped.
And made myself the quickest dinner I could think of when we got home, tacos.
I scrambled a big scoop (1/2 cup?) of corn relish into two eggs and then stuffed them into taco shells. Topped with spicy salsa and a dollop of light sour cream.
I almost never eat tacos, especially hard tacos, but lately they’ve been rocking my socks.
We had to take Webster on a long walk, which took even longer than planned, so clearly I’m not getting up to workout tomorrow. I’ll have to work on that goal next week.
This wasn’t really a short post was it? It’s possible I’m verbose.