Thursday’s where it’s at, ya’ll!
We started the day in a
hideously painful fun way – racing ourselves for a 5k!
Our goal was to complete our 5k in under 30 minutes, which is just what we did. Booyah. It hurt – I’m honestly not used to running faster than a conversational pace, and this was definitely faster than that for me.
That’s a 9:11 average pace. I also just joined The Daily Mile (feel free to friend me!) to track our mileage and pace, which is a nice tool.
After our run, I was famished! I forgot how hungry running makes you. I have to be careful about that (I can turn into a wolverine in two seconds flat), but for the first few runs, I’m letting it go as my body adjusts.
Breakfast was unusual for me – steel cut oatmeal.
Into the mix went:
- Steel cut oats (not sure of the amount as my mom made a batch – probably 1/2 cup cooked?)
- unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1 scoop plain yogurt
- 1 tsp peanut butter
- 1 strawberry so it didn’t look so ugly.
- Plus, 5 small slices of chicken apple sausage on the side.
I gotta say, oatmeal doesn’t do all that much for me. I like a combination of textures in every meal – crunchy, smooth, fresh, cooked, and more. Oatmeal is so soupy that the monotone texture makes me feel unsatisfied, even though it physically fills me up. I’d much rather have my egg-whites, ricecakes and vegetables, thank you!
After breakfast, we headed off the the Englewood Farmer’s Market.
I was so surprised by how great this farmer’s market was. Amazing fresh fruits and veggies, sure, but also amazing homemade protein bars, salsas, dips, my new favorite gluten-free baker, and so much more!
To celebrate our 5k (and to support local industries, of course) I bought Ant a big, fresh, homemade chocolate chip cookie. I, on the other hand, delighted in free samples, including three delicious smokehouse almonds, soynuts, a few bites of chips and salsa, and a scoop of the freshest guac I’ve ever had. Oh yeah, and a small cup of vegetable white bean soup from the gluten-free baker. Because, once again, I like to support local industry.
After our shopping and a few other miscellaneous errands, we headed home for lunch.
Was frozen Amy’s cheese enchiladas, with lettuce. Once again, for the texture – I put the black beans and salsa in the lettuce and made wraps. Crunchy, delicious, and satisfying. I love Amy’s meals – they are always delicious, satisfying, and don’t feel frozen
Question: What foods make you feel satisfied? What makes you feel like you need more?