Happy Hump Day! Thanks for all your feedback on my new glasses – I’m digging them! It’s definitely a little weird to adjust to when you’re used to wearing contacts because of the peripheral vision and I’ve definitely had to stop a few times while going up and down the escalator into the metro, but I’m getting used to them. In fact, last night I put my contacts in to go for a run and the contacts made me all dizzy, so I’m pretty sure I’m just screwing with my eyes bigtime.
Recently I have been having the perfect after work / pre-workout snack that has been so satisfying and perfect fuel before a workout.
One slice of Ezekial Sprouted Grain Bread (3.99 at Trader Joe’s which is WAYYY cheaper than in other grocery stores!) with crunchy almond butter and a drizzle of honey. Original? No. Delicious? Yes. I’d never tried the sprouted grain bread before and it is seriously delicious. The bread itself is pretty dense and soo satisfying. It gets perfectly crunchy when you toast it and stands up well to lots of toppings.
After my almond butter honey toast, I went out for a run. Something annoying happened at work right before I left, so I was feeling a little angry before my run. Anger seriously works wonders. I went out and had the fastest run I think I’ve ever had. I definitely felt like I was going really fast and towards the end really had to push myself to keep up the pace, but check out the stats:
- Distance: 4.01 miles
- Duration: 36:40
- Pace: 9:09 (!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
- Speed: 6.6mph
- Calories: 460
I usually finish around 10 minute average, so to cut almost a whole minute off of 4 miles made me ecstatic. I did a pretty good job keeping up the pace too – the fastest mile was 9:02 (the first mile) and the slowest mile was 9:17 (the third mile), so only 15 seconds difference. I came in and felt a whole lot less angry! I did have a little bit of a chafing problem…
It was actually bothering me a bit towards the end of my run (where my bra strap hits) but I almost never have any problems with chafing, so I was kind of surprised that it bothered me on just a 4 mile run. Luckily I have some Body Glide at home from a race expo so that I will be OK for one more run (tomorrow) before Sunday’s race.
When I opened my fridge for dinner, the can of pumpkin was crying out to be used, so I found out a sort of weird way to incorporate it into my meal, but I’ll be back at lunch to show you that because I’m having leftovers! I also used the pumpkin when preparing today’s breakfast… pumpkin overnight oats!
Though slightly sad when I used the last of the Crunchy Almond Butter for last night’s preworkout snack, it left me with one thing on my mind – Oats in a Jar! Into the mix went:
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
- 1/2 cup light soy milk
- 1 scoop ‘>Vega Shake n Go chocolate
- 1/2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 packet truvia
I basically used the pumpkin as a substitute for the yogurt since the consistency is similar, and it worked perfectly. It also happens to be vegan! (Also only 4 points on WW plus whatever was left in the jar worth of almond butter)
There was actually enough going on in the jar that I didn’t even need to top it off with anything… SO good! It had been far too long since I had OIAJ… yum.
Do you ever get chafing or any recurring issues from running/working out? What’s your favorite snack lately?