Wednesday, April 21, 2010

I'm not a runner....but I want to be

This morning started out great. Man, I love the sunshine! It just automatically puts me in a better mood, ya know? I woke up pretty early because I had scheduled peapod for the morning to get an extra dollar off delivery.  The delivery man was pretty grumpy considering how beautiful the day is. Maybe he was mad that he had to deliver groceries instead of spending time in the sun..... Anyway, after peapod I was able to make some nice 7 grain cereal w/ milk. I much prefer to make it with milk rather than water. I had some tasty grapes on the side and a cup of coffee too.
  • 1/4 cup Bob's Red Mill 7 grain cereal
  • 1/8 cup bulgur wheat
  • 1 tbsp Bob's Red Mill ground flaxseed meal
  • 3/4 cup nonfat milk 
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • cinnamon
  • nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp chopped walnuts

After breakfast I managed to bust out my case study writeup fairly quickly considering the very first one took me like 5 hours. This time it was about 1.5 hours and it was the fourth one. Yay for improvement! I hope I get a good grade on it .... I think I can do it fast enough now where I may try to do one or two for extra credit before the end of the semester : )

Since I was feeling so happy, I decided it's time for me to finally get out there and try this whole running thing again. I want to be a runner so bad but that's just the thing, I'm really bad at it right now. We all gotta start somewhere though right? So I jogged (not even close to running) 2 miles, though I actually had to walk about a half mile of that because it was a giant hill and I'm such a wuss. I felt really great afterwards. This is just the beginning. I'm hoping that by the end of summer I can consider myself a real runner and not just a wannabe. Disney Princess Half Marathon here I come! *fingers crossed* haha

When I got back I mixed some VitaCoco Coconut Water (pineapple flavor!) with water. Gotta savor it slowly because it's so expensive, that's why I diluted it.

Then shower time! I swear I was a mermaid in a past life because I could stay in water forever haha ; ) Even though it is nice outside, the inside of the house is freezing! I hate how that works. While watching DAYS, I made a veggie wrap. It was huge!
  • Mission CarbPlus Large wrap
  •  roasted garlic hummus
  • spinach
  • mushrooms
  • cucumber
  • carrots
  • red bell pepper


  1. I'm feeling frustrated with my running endurance right now too. I was so in shape last year and could run so far and now I can only run like half of that. It's driving me crazy! Just keep running and you'll work up to that half :) I'll be doing the same!

  2. @ Christina - thanks for the encouragement!