Hey everyone! Happy weekend!
I just got back from a 10k and I’ve gotta say it was a toughie…
Here’s the rewind from yesterday before I get into all that:
Lonchi (leftover brown rice and veggies and I added broccoli, red pepper flakes and soy sauce):
One of these little guys (I have an itchy burny throat and congestion that I’m trying to fight):
I took the puppies to the base trail for a walk, then had a meeting with my new employer. Starting on Monday, I’m going to be personal training again!!! I really missed it and was worried about the time issue –I go to school, TA at school and teach aerobics everyday- but the gym is close to our house and I can make my own schedule. Also, when the pilot gets back he’ll be able to help with the puppies, which was another worry. I’m so excited about it! Another trainer (a guy) and myself will be the sole trainers for the gym and I’ll be selling training packages to members and then training them during the week. So much fun It’s also hard for me to say no to extra dollas, particularly because I like to shop so much.
My mid-afternoon snackie was this:
I wanted to work out (something light since I had the 10k today) so I did the elliptical for 45 minutes. On the elliptical, I started to feel like garbage. So I came home and spent the rest of the night watching Penelope and reading a girly novel before crawling into bed at 10. Yes, 10pm on a Friday night. I’m a party animal.
I would like to introduce you to the dog who is afraid of EVERYTHING:
Yes, she is beautiful, but she’s also afraid of the world. I’m kinda at my wits end over here, because when I take her out, if people are outside, if a car goes by, if someone has their garage open (!) she refuses to go. She’ll always go on the base trail because she’s used to it and it’s secluded from traffic, but I can’t even walk her in the neighborhood anymore because she flips out, escapes from her harness, and runs home. Last night I took her out every 10-15 minutes for an hour before going to bed, and each time something happened to scare her. I KNEW she had to go, but she refused. She won’t go in the house (it’s a Shiba Inu thing- they’re very clean dogs) but I feel horrible making her hold it all night. Does anyone have any dog whisperer advice for me???
So this morning, I woke up, took the puppies out and of course, she refused to go. So I drove to Jeni’s house (who lives in the neighborhood across the street) and she went in her backyard. This left me running late for the race and I made this bfast to eat as I drove:
I had my Camelbak with me, new songs on the iPizzle, but managed to forget my heart rate monitor.
I felt so helpless!!!!
I’m already not great at pacing myself and had to run without a clue of how my time was. Also, the race was 2 loops of the course and half of the course was GRASSY HILLS with snakes, rocks and branches through the Georgia woods (and I know witches live back there). I was seriously creeped out most of the time but the icing on the cake was that the course REEKED like rotten cabbage!!! Lovely, eh???
So I finished the stinky, grassy, hilly, Blair witch course in 57:35. Considering everything, I’m neutral with that time—not too shabby, not wonderful. I did manage to get 2nd place for my age group though (whoo hoo??) and a very cute long sleeved shirt. I love long sleeves, don’t you?
When I got back to the casa, I took a showa and made a snack:
Half a luna cookie
1 egg and 1 egg white with onions and salsa
(and Joe, of course)
Well I’m off to clean the casa and am meeting Megan for a little shopping on her break from work. I’ll be around the blogsphere tonight after this house shines like the top of the Chysler building
Have a happy Saturday,
Today’s tip: Have Sunday be your grocery/prep day for the week. Plan out most of your meals and buy the necessary ingredients and prep as much as you can. Put the ingredients into tupperwares for easy grab n’ go. I like to chop veggies ahead, make rice or grains that can be easily heated, a giant batch of hummus, pre-measure granola or cereal into plastic baggies that you can grab with a yogurt for a quick meal, and you can also grill or bake chicken for salads and wraps. If you can make healthy eating more convenient, it’s much easier to stick to.