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August 26, 2011 by Katie

It’s the weekend!!!! Well, for me at least. I don’t have classes on Friday, so I’m officially not doing any work until tomorrow since tonight is my “Friday night”! And now I have the Katy Perry song, Last Friday Night, stuck in my head…

I had packed the same salad I’ve been having all week, but when I got off the bus near school I suddenly realized that I had left it in the fridge… Do you think that was my subconscious telling me to mix it up a little? Clearly not, because I went and got a Farmhouse salad from Potbelly (minus the bacon, cheese and hard boiled eggs). My stomach was really bothering me, so I wanted to keep it light and simple.

I also snacked on a GNU bar during my afternoon class. Have you tried these things?? They are delicious and have 12 grams of fiber in each bar! They are only 130-140 calories and come in a bunch of great flavors, trust me, I got their sampler pack and tried all of them! The one I ate today was cinnamon raisin!

Cinnamon Raisin

When I got home, I knew I wanted to go to the grocery store in a bit, so I snacked on a plum and some almonds and made up my list. Then, I went on a run. A RUN!?!? This morning I had decided that my scheduled 3 mile run just wasn’t in the cards for me, mostly because I technically did it yesterday. However, my bus home drove past the lakefront, and I was so jealous of everyone enjoying the beautiful sunshine! So I decided to go on a “fun run”, which meant I would just head out there to enjoy it and see how far I go!

Old Picture. Imagine this, plus about 1,000 people. No Joke.

Guess what? I ran 4 miles! It was a slow, and somewhat painful, four miles, but I wanted to be out there! My legs felt like lead but I was enjoying the energy and the sunshine too much! I ended up finishing with a 9:40 min/mile pace, which isn’t awesome, but pretty good for my fun run! Afterwards, I met Lauren, my sister-in-law, in the park where she was playing with Molly! Gotta love some Molly time.

I realized it was almost 7, so I hurried home, showered and headed to Trader Joes. When I got back I was starving! (snacked on some TJ Bran Flake Cereal on the walk back…) so I threw together a microwaved sweet potato with the last of my broccoli and black beans.

Afterwards, I tried out Katie’s Voluminous Ice Cream. I had already made the mix of 1 cup almond milk, 1/4 tsp vanilla extract, a pinch of salt and a packet of truvia. I had placed that mix into an ice tray in the freezer before my run. When I put it all in the blender it ended up really flaky… I added some milk but it just wasn’t working out. Then I added 3 fresh strawberries, blended, and stuck it back in the freezer for as long as I could wait… aka 15 min. It was sweet and ice-cream-esque, but didn’t have a creamy consistency. It was kinda soupy. I’ll need to work on this recipe.

Just re-read the instructions when I copy and pasted the link to her recipe… Apparently I was supposed to thaw it for 30 sec in the microwave first. Not sure if that would have really helped, but I’ll have to try it again! Now it’s time to watch a bit of the Glee Project and perhaps read a little! (not school reading!).

Does anyone else watch the Glee Project? I feel like I’m the only one… but it’s a guilty pleasure! Gotta watch something until Glee starts up again! What are your favorite guilty pleasure shows? 


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