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!
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.
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?