May 30, 2012 by Katie
Hey everyone! I hope your weeks all got off to a great start, and just think: after today you’re halfway done with a four day week! Yesterday was my first day at my internship and, not going to lie, I was really nervous! It turned out pretty well though; everyone was really nice and helpful, I was amazed at how many people were so welcoming and excited to have me! Although, I also have to remember my existence = less work for them! Haha
Today is another What I Ate Wednesday, and today it’s all food from my first day of my internship! If you’re new to WIAW, head over to Peas and Crayons to check it out!
I hadn’t run in several days, so I know I wanted to start my day with a run! I got up early and headed out for a 4 mile run. I was really enjoying the run so I decided to turn it into 5! Unfortunately, I ended up finishing at 4.66 miles… I needed to find a restroom and the public ones were all locked, so it was time to head home. Haha, it happens. Another thing that happened? I broke my iPhone arm band! I was trying to see the time and it just snapped off!
I finished the run in 43.14 for a pace of 9:16 min/mile. I was cruising!
I’ve also decided to give myself a “Plank Challenge.” I’ve never pushed myself with planks, always being satisfied with 1 minute. I’ve decided that every day I’m going to add 5 seconds onto my plank! Let’s see how long this lasts…
Breakfast was easy since I’d already prepped it: Overnight oats made with 1/3 cup oats, 1/3 cup flax milk, 1 container blueberry Chobani, 1/2 T chia seeds, and topped with blueberries and PB2 in the morning!
I headed off to work, meetnig everyone and getting my computer set up. Before I knew it, it was lunch time! My supervisor and another supervisor took myself and two other interns out to lunch! I didn’t snap a photo since I thought that would be super awkward… But we went to an Italian restaurant and I ordered a chopped salad, which came with chicken, sweet corn, tomatoes, avocado and blue cheese. The salad was good, but super light on the toppings! Not too filling.
A couple hours later I had a KIND bar and an apple for a snack!
In the afternoon, I also got my ID! Finally I could go to the bathroom in the hallway without having to ask someone to let me back in! Haha.
At 5 I headed home, however I didn’t make it there until a little after 6! The bus I took was so crowded and it moved ridiculously slowly! I’m going to take a different bus tomorrow and see if that’s an improvement. No way to I want to be squished on a bus like that for an hour every day! It was ridiculous.
When I got home I wanted something fast, so I microwaved a sweet potato, and then steamed some zucchini and eggplant, topped with marinara sauce.
Afterwards, I made some pumpkin protein mix (1 T protein powder, vanilla stevia, cinnamon and canned pumpkin) with some PB2 mixed with cocoa on the side. I ended up having this snack x2, plus a little almond butter the second time! So good.
So far I think the internship is going to be good, I already enjoy the first assignment I was given. However, I think I’m going to have trouble dealing with the 8:30am-5pm schedule. Basically I can’t run any errands or make phone calls to businesses that are only open 9-5… And I’m cut off from the blogging world and my personal life for the entire day. Oh, and that whole desk thing. But we’ll see how it goes, at least I love the people I work with so far!
How do you feel about the office lifestyle?
What’s your longest plank ever?