Today’s Happy Note: I had an interesting class this evening! Score. So far I have felt mostly sleepy and bored in school, but I think it’s just my body/mind transitioning back into student mode. The one this evening was called Narrative and Human Rights. Cool, no?
I only had two classes today. I have three, normally, but Iyengar Yoga doesn’t start until next week. I’m pretty excited about it! Confession: I feel asleep about eight times in my seminar this morning. It’s the same slightly crazy prof I wrote about yesterday. I have the pleasure of having him for two classes. Happy happy joy joy. He seems interesting though, and most definitely knowledgeable. The problem is that he is so knowledgeable that he spends the entire class talking about the background to the background of the history of the material he’s teaching. That doesn’t even make sense but I swear that’s what he does.
Marathon Training: Wednesday’s are usually an “easy” day on my plan. Today consisted of four sloooooowwwww miles with 6×100 meter strides in the last mile. I took advantage of my very open day to squeeze in 40 minutes of weights at the gym too (arms/abs). I always forget how much I walk during school days. I probably did about 3 miles walking today as well.
Gloppy-looking 1/3 cup of oats with a fresh peach and an invisible scoop of sunbutter (~2 tablespoons).
Snacky day (also had another spoonful pb).
Lunch! Don’t let this innocent looking smoothie fool you; it has four servings of produce! Frozen berries, half a banana, spinach, and cucumber slices (plus almond milk and vanilla protein powder). I really liked it, but it needed ice. This is one of the great dilemmas of my life: my mini fridge freezer is too small for an ice tray. I need ice in my life. I crave it — I chew on it (I know it’s a terrible habit) and think it makes smoothies infinitely better. I can easily go through a whole tray in one smoothie.
So now my life (and my smoothies) are iceless. I don’t know what to do. Help! Anyone have any ice-making solutions?
I did indeed bring my own nut butter to The Lite Choice (in my defense, I only had the AB in my bag because I was on my way back from WF).
Stir fry leftovers (shrimp, rainbow chard, yellow squash, broccoli, yellow pepper, coconut, peanut dressing) with brown rice for dinners. Just had some hot cocoa to end the day, with a little dark chocolate melted in (my favorite way to eat it).
I feel like this is a good, healthy intake for a day of moderate exercise. I can never tell if I am eating too little, enough, or enough. Eating is a funny thing because every body is different. I am proud of myself, though, for trying to figure out what works for me. I feel pretty good right now, like I had enough but not too much. I don’t want to fall into the comparison trap, so I try to think of my eating only in terms of myself — also, I need to remember that most of my friends and peers are not training for a marathon and running 40-50 miles a week right now. So when I’m with friends and they don’t snack after dinner (or after lunch, or after breakfast, or after snack, or…), I need to not freak out and think I’m being weird or overeating. I just need to remember to listen to my body. It gets easier everyday that I do it. 🙂
I hope you all had splendid, happy Wednesdays!
FYI, L has been on vacation so I’ll be at therapy on Friday this week. Thereafter I *think* I’ll be switching to Thursdays for the rest of the semester.