17 November 2013


Since I started messing around with this blog again I've had a massive increase in spam and "strange" e-mails. I don't know if it's a Google/Blogger thing, or maybe something to do with Twitter, but I've decided to set up new accounts and made the move over to WordPress.  If you'd like to follow me over there, please change your links to:

(m)Eat Less, Run More!  

Yes, I even bought a new domain because I couldn't figure out how to change the settings on Laura Runs a Latte. Anyways, I hope you will join me at the new site!

Gotta Run!

15 November 2013

Week One, Day Five

I did much better today, although I could have made a healthier choice for dinner ;)

  • Breakfast: Cream of Wheat (Maple and Brown Sugar). 2 cups coffee with Cafe Mocha
  • Lunch: Thai-style Cabbage Noodles
  • Dinner: General Tso Tofu with veggie fried rice
Workout: 3 mile run plus strides @ 5-6.5mph (done wrong, oops) = 4.05 miles

Gotta Run!

14 November 2013

Week One, Day Four

Today was a horrible food day, and I don't even know why since I went grocery shopping last night and stocked up on "good" stuff. I got to work and went into a meeting where there were the most amazing looking Devil's Food donuts ;) After that I had baked Macaroni and Cheese from the "Corner Store" that the girls at work order from every Thursday. And if that weren't bad enough I polished it off with a pack of Nutter Butters. Believe it or not though, I did manage to stay in calorie range for the day, but I definitely know I'll be feeling quite miserable tomorrow.

Breakfast: 4 cups coffee with Cafe Mocha and Devil's Food donut
Lunch: Baked macaroni and cheese
Snack: Nutter Butter snack pack
Dinner: Salad (3 cups shredded lettuce with diced tomatoes, onions and celery) with sliced olives, sesame sticks and Tahini Lime Sauce. 2 cups coffee with Cafe Mocha.

Workout: Easy 3 (@5.6mph) plus an extra .75 (@6mph)

Have a good night!

Gotta Run!

13 November 2013

Week One, Day Three

I'm exhausted so just a brief summary today.

Breakfast: 2 cups coffee w/Cafe Mocha. Bagel thin with peanut butter
Snack: Chocolate peanut butter log (not worth the calories)
Lunch: Mixture of Amy's refried beans with green chilies, roasted potatoes, black olives, and guacamole on a bagel thin
Dinner: Salad (3 cups shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, celery and onions) with sliced black olives and Tahini Lime Sauce

Workout: 4 mile run: 1 mile warm up (@5.2mph) then quarter mile repeats (@7.2/5.2mph) for 3 miles. No cool down.

Very happy with the Nike+ Running app- It was nearly dead-on with the treadmill!

Gotta Run!

12 November 2013

Week One, Day Two

We had our first snowfall this morning, and it was those great big, fluffy flakes! It didn't last very long and didn't stick to anything (besides my clothes) but it was so pretty. I love snow, but if we aren't going to get a substantial amount (i.e., enough to get a day off work ;)) it's not even worth it.

Breakfast: 2 cups coffee w/Cafe Mocha
Brunch: Amy's Mexican Black Bean bowl, Wholly Guacamole snack pack
Dinner: Thai-style Cabbage Noodles. 2 cups coffee w/Cafe Mocha
Snack: Pretzel crisps with hummus. Hot cocoa (made with vanilla coconut milk and Hershey's Dark syrup)

Workout: Today was Cross-Training (XT). I did 30 minutes (+2 cool-down) on the bike. 7.75 miles. 150 calories.

Oh, and this is the Marathon Training plan I'm (loosely) following this time:

Saturdays will be my rest days, and for any weekday runs over 5-6 miles, I will either have to cut them a little short, take a longer lunch break, or do 2 runs in one day (not likely). The only other alteration is that my training week goes Monday - Sunday so the Marathon (and all Sundays) will be the end of the previous week.  

I also haven't looked at how the upcoming holidays might affect this, but I don't see that being any kind of dilemma since we really only travel for Thanksgiving. 

And that's about it for today. Now it's time to relax and play some Candy Crush :)


Did anyone have any accumulation of snow today? 
Do you stick to a training program once you decide on one?
Any other Candy Crush addicts out there? What level are you on? 

11 November 2013

Marathon Training: Take Two

Here we go again. Week One, Day One

I'm definitely not doing the Philly Marathon this weekend, but I'm not going to let that stop me from accomplishing my goal of running a marathon. I'm going to start the training over and when I'm ready I'll do the marathon as a "Virtual" race instead of an "in-person" race. That seems to be what my problem is - the anxiety surrounding the thought of being around tens of thousands of people.

So anyways, today I started over. I've got a new pair of shoes and a new plan ;)

Breakfast: 2 cups coffee w/Cafe Mocha
Brunch: Black bean burger with guacamole on a bagel thin. 2 cups coffee w/Cafe Mocha.
Dinner:  1/2 cup Amy's refried black beans, 1/2 small head of cauliflower (roasted), 2 Tbsp Tahini Lime sauce, and a splash of lime juice. Mashed it all together ;) And another 2 cups coffee w/Cafe Mocha.

And today's run:
Not sure why my shoes didn't tag: Brooks ST Racers - ♥
So I'm gonna try to document the entire 16 weeks of training here as I see it as a way to keep myself accountable, and to have my food, running, and thoughts all in one place. And it's not like my life is so exciting that I don't have time to post!

Wish me luck!

03 November 2013

Umm, Hi and belated Happy Halloween!

I know I'm the most horrible blogger in the world. I'm sorry.

Of course the 2 of you who read my blog know that Halloween is my most favorite day of the year (and my anniversary!), so I had to stop by and post a little update, albeit a couple days late ;)

I'm still within 5 pounds of goal weight (currently 118), and still running, though I have decided to postpone the marathon. I made it up to 16 miles and then hit a mental block where I just couldn't go any further.  I don't think it's the distance. I think it's the whole idea of being around soooooooo many people on race day. This is the 3rd time I've registered for a race and then backed out. The other 2 times I still ran the distance (on the race dates), but either on my treadmill, or in the privacy of my own neighborhood.

Since I haven't ran farther than 16 miles, and the marathon date is only a couple weeks away, I know that I'm not ready to run the distance yet. I am still going to run a marathon, but I have a feeling it's going to end up being through a Virtual Race, instead of somewhere I'd have to be surrounded by thousands of people.

I'm going to do a post on Virtual Racing after I do a little more researching, but I find it a great alternative to "in-person" racing because you can still support causes you believe in, and you can still get some bling!

Until then I leave you with this...

Happy (belated) Halloween!

24 June 2013

Ran another half marathon and back at goal weight :)

Sorry I haven't been posting. I'm still around, just incredibly busy with work and training. I ran another half marathon this past Saturday (#13in2013), which also happened to be my birthday :) and I'm also back down to 116. I think the extra mileage the past few weeks helped to finally get rid of those pesky 2 pounds!

Hope you all are doing well!

06 June 2013

Quick Check-in!

Things have been crazy busy around here so I haven't had a chance to write. I wanted to thank everyone for  the supportive, kind, wonderful comments on my bathing suit post! We didn't end up going swimming, but I did wear the bikini top to take Lucy for her walk ;) With a tank top over it though!

Sunday I ran 8.25 miles, broken into 2 parts because after 3 miles outside, it was way WAY too hot so I went to the gym for the other 5 (.25) miles.

Monday was 40 minutes on the Arc Trainer
Tuesday was a 3.25 mile run
Wednesday was a 3.4 mile run
Thursday (today) was 40 minutes on the Arc Trainer
Friday (tomorrow) is a 3 mile run
Saturday is a rest day
Sunday will be a 10 mile run

This morning's weigh-in was 118.0

And here's the Thursday version of Wordless Wednesday:

01 June 2013

Bathing Suit Season and Body Issues

It's gonna be a hot, humid and sunny weekend, so we were thinking of taking Lucy swimming at the lake or river. This of course leads to what to wear. Ugh. Trying on bathing suits seriously brings up all my body issues. While I think I look alright in clothes, bathing suits are a whole 'nother story.  After 2+ hours of trying different combinations (I have 9 or 10 one-pieces, 6 bikinis/tankinis, and 1 pair of swim shorts), I ended up with only one "piece" that I like - the swim shorts. Here they are with one of the tankini tops and one of the bikini tops. I'm only showing side views because, well, can you say HELLO flabby belly and stretch marks!! Bleh. Oh, and please excuse my messy house ;)

Chopped all my hair off last night

I think I look pregnant in this one :(

Wish this top was a solid color

I do actually like the way my legs look!

And which will I wear when we actually venture out of the house you may ask? Definitely the swim shorts! I'd love to have the confidence to wear the bikini top, but I don't. If the tankini top was solid black I'd probably wear it out, but most likely I'll end up in a sports bra and tank top.

Or I'll just stay in and color my hair. It's brutally hot out there ;)

29 May 2013

Wordless WI Wednesday

This is how work has been lately

And for this week's weigh in: 119.2

Happy Hump Day!

26 May 2013

Marathon training started today, and some other rambling...

Well actually, I should say half-marathon training started today because I added to/adjusted my marathon training plan for the half I'm doing on my birthday (June 22nd). The marathon isn't until November. And I actually ran outside today! I took Lucy with me so I wasn't expecting to get a whole lot accomplished, but she actually did really well :) I set my app (iSmoothRun) for a 5 minute warm-up and then 1:30/:30 intervals and off we went.

The subdivision I live in has a main road that goes around in a circle, and it's exactly 1 mile if I stay on the inner sidewalk. Usually I add onto that by using the outer sidewalk/road and go around another street. Here, let me show you what I'm talking about...

My house is at the "pause" mark. If I take the outer road/sidewalk and add on Revere Drive (where the 5 mile marker is) it makes each lap 1.25 miles. If I just do the inner circle of Independence Drive it's exactly 1 mile. Pretty cool, huh?

Anyways, Lucy had enough after twice around so I dropped her back at home, took off my jacket, and back out I went for 3 more laps. On the 5th lap I added the extra street to make sure I hit 5 miles. It went really well, other than some tummy issues (as usual, ugh!), so I will probably keep with the 1:30/:30 intervals for my "long" runs.

After that I watched a couple episodes of Mystery Diners (I love those kind of shows on Food Network!) while making the grocery list, took Lucy for another lap, and then off to the grocery store. I really need to develop a better grocery system because it seems like I'm going every 4 or 5 days, and at about $150 each trip, this is super expensive! The problem is that my husband and I eat completely different types of foods. Of course you all know that I'm vegetarian/plant-strong, but hubby definitely is NOT.

Well well, aren't I just yappy today?! While I'm on a roll, here's today's menu:

  • Breakfast: vitamin, coffee
  • Pre-run: roasted cauliflower and a black-bean burger (this probably explains the tummy issues)
  • Post-run: romaine salad w/tomatoes, onions, celery, radishes, sesame sticks and tahini lime dressing
  • Snack: Lime tortilla Popchips w/garlic and artichoke hummus
  • Dinner: haven't decided yet

For the past few days I've been hovering at 120 pounds, so this week's plan is get back to around 118. Then June's goal is 116 pounds.

Okay, I think that's about it. Hope everyone is having a happy Memorial Day weekend!

20 May 2013

Happy Meatless Monday

There hasn't been a whole lot going on around here, hence the lack of posting. Still eating the same stuff, still running, etc. I did somehow manage to break a tooth today, so tomorrow I have to skip the gym at lunch and instead go to the dentist. Thank goodness they could squeeze me in! On the other hand, the only thing that scares me more than praying mantis's is the dentist. Ugh. 

Anyways, just wanted to check in. 

Have a great week everyone!

15 May 2013

FPC Day 14 (2 week wrap up)

So after 2 full weeks of photographing everything I eat, I'm at the same exact weight I started at. For quite some time now I've been fluctuating between 118 - 119. And while I would like to get back to 116 I'm thinking that maybe my body is happy where it is. I eat 95% healthy and I'm active at least 5 out of 7 days per week. At 5'4 and 118 pounds my BMI is 20. I feel good :)

Today would be the start of week 3, but since I forgot my phone at home I have no way to take any pictures. I'm going to respectfully bow out of the challenge at this point. I had fun doing this, and I enjoyed looking at everyone's photos. I wish you all the best :)

13 May 2013

FPC Days 12 and 13

I never got around to posting last night, sorry. It also dawned on me that I don't need to post those summary photos every day since you can see them by clicking on the Food/Fitness Tracker page, and then follow the link there.

Today's workout was a 3.5 mile run, doing 1:30/:30 intervals of 6.5mph/4mph (plus warm-up and cool-down). I didn't take my Acidopholus over the weekend or this morning, and I could definitely tell as soon as I got about a half-mile into my run. I'll spare you the TMI details, but oh my, does my tummy hurt :(

I came home from work, had my monster salad, and took Lucy for her walk. Now I'm going to jump in the shower and then hit the hay.  Have a good night!

11 May 2013

FPC Day 11

I spent most of this morning paying for last night's Chinese food :(  Once I did get up and moving I went grocery shopping to restock all my healthy stuff. I made a big vat of salsa for the week, more salad, more Tahini Lime dressing, my black bean/black olive/taco seasoning concoction. I boiled 5 ears of corn, cut it off the cob and (besides eating 1 ear's worth) packaged it up to make a black bean/quinoa recipe tomorrow. Then I took Lucy for a 2-mile walk and that's about it.

Here's today's summary:

10 May 2013

FPC Day 10

Yay, it's Friday! Today's workout was a 3.5 mile run :)

Tonight I really didn't feel like making anything and the fridge is almost empty (going grocery shopping tomorrow) so we ordered Chinese food. I think the nutrition information I have logged is way off and probably at least twice the calories/fat listed. It was good, but I'm sure I'll be regretting it sometime in the next couple hours.

09 May 2013

FPC Day 9

Lucy went back to the vet today and got her last set of puppy shots. Now she's good until next year :)  After getting back home, which seemed to take forever (it's a 2 hour drive each way) I made my brunch, prepped some salad for the next few days, and watched some TV. I can't believe it's already 9pm - where did the entire day go?! Jeez. Time to shower and get my work stuff ready for tomorrow. Here's today's eats:

No workout today. Back to the gym tomorrow for a much needed run :)

Have a great night, peeps!

08 May 2013

FPC Day 8 (Week 1 Wrap-Up)

I didn't get below 118, but I did lose 1.2 pounds this week. Starting weight (5/1/13) 119.6 and today's weight was 118.4. However, my "normal" weight lately has been 118.6 so I really only lost .2. Regardless, I've enjoyed the challenge so far. I did not eat any Reese's all week, and the couple snacks I have eaten were healthy. I've also lowered my caffeine intake and upped my water consumption :)

Today is the hungriest I've been in a long time and I ended up over on both calories and fat. I've been "starving" since I got done at the gym (40 minutes on the Arc Trainer doing Heart-Rate Zone training). My tummy is still growling but I refuse to eat anything else, heh.

Tomorrow I'm off work (Lucy has to go back to the vet for the rest of her shots) so I'm not sure what'll be on the menu. Stay tuned...

07 May 2013

FPC Day 7

I've made it through one entire week of photographing every single thing I eat! It really hasn't been difficult at all, and I'm proud of myself for passing up some unhealthy stuff. I was excited to see 118.2 on the scale today, but I'm really hoping to be under 118 tomorrow morning, which will be the official 1 week weigh-in.  Here's today's food summary:

Today's workout was RUNNING again, Yay! Another 3.5 pain-free miles :)

How did everyone's else first week go? Are we gonna keep this up a bit longer? I'm game if everyone else is!

06 May 2013

FPC Day 6

I finally got to run today! I took it nice and easy, and am ecstatic to report that my toe didn't bother me at all! Woohoo!

On the food front, I really haven't been hungry at all today. I didn't have my breakfast until around 11am, only ended up eating half of my lunch, and where I would normally be "starving" about now, I'm still full from dinner. I ended up under on both calories and protein for today, but I'm not going to force anything else in.

Tomorrow will be one week since starting this challenge, and I'm hoping to be under 118!

05 May 2013

PFC Day 5

Nice relaxing day today. Got up and took Lucy for a mile walk before I even had my coffee. By the way, I've been doing GREAT on limiting the coffee! I haven't had more than 2 cups per day since the challenge started. I did great on water up until this weekend. But yesterday I only had 48oz and today only 24oz.

This afternoon I prepped some food for the week. More black bean taco filling stuff and a batch of Thai-style cabbage. Took Lucy for another mile walk and then went to a couple different grocery stores, but didn't find exactly what I was looking for.

Watched some TV, did some laundry, and took Lucy for another (shorter) walk. I was way under on my nutrients so I just had an Asian pear with a "Jif-to-go" packet. So I ended up a bit over on fat, but good on everything else.

04 May 2013

FPC Day 4 and I got a new Fitbit today!

I've spent a couple months now deciding whether to replace yet another Fitbit (Lucy has eaten 3 of them so far), or try something different like the Jawbone Up, the new Fitbit Flex, BodyMedia Core, Nike+ Sportband, etc.  I really wanted to get one of the bracelet or armband ones, but the Fitbit One came in 1st place on just about all the reviews. I think because it has both an accelerometer and an altimeter (steps/distance and altitude basically). I'm not so concerned about pace/distance because I have my Garmin for that (when I get to run outside) and of course the treadmill gives that information. Duh. But since most of my workouts are at the gym, and I'm trying to incorporate more cross-training, I wanted a fitness tracker that was better for indoors, and for all-day tracking. Radio Shack had the Fitbit One on sale for $89, plus a $10 off coupon for next time, so off I went to grab one!

I also have an older Polar (F11), which is great for doing heart-rate zone training, and I finally got a new battery for it, but I can't find the right tool to get to the battery! Oi! And ultimately, I just love all these little gadgets ;)

How about any of you? Got any favorite fitness gadgets?

Food today was all within my nutrition goals, except for fiber. Over again :(

Today was a rest day but I did get in 2.5 miles walking with Lucy.

Oh, and the visit with the moms is being postponed until the end of the month so no food worries until then, hehe :)

Hope you all are having a great weekend!

03 May 2013

FPC Day 3

Last night after dinner I started getting terrible stomach pains. They've been coming and going ever since. I think it's from too much fiber, and the combination of half a head of cauliflower yesterday followed by Brussels sprouts must have sent me over the edge ;)  I was down a pound this morning, but that just puts me back at 118, so I still have those 2 stupid pounds to go.

Oh look, I hit all my nutrition goals for the day:

Today's workout was 35 minutes on the Arc Trainer. I do like that machine, but my feet both went completely numb after about 20 minutes (again). I burned 300 calories and was sweating like a pig by the time I finished. Then after dinner tonight I took Lucy for a 1.5 mile walk. My toe seems to be good! And at least when I walk (or run) my feet don't go numb. I can't wait to get back on the treadmill Monday!!!

Tomorrow is a rest day, and will most likely be the hardest day of this challenge for me. The moms are coming over and my mom -always- brings snacks and/or will take us out for dinner. When I say no to anything, she tells me I'm too skinny and need to gain about 10 pounds. Oh well, we shall see how it goes!
Wish me luck!

How's everyone else doing so far? It was another crazy day at work, so I only got to 3 or 4 blogs to look around. Tomorrow I'll be cleaning and then "visiting" but by Sunday I should be able to get in some reading time! Have a great weekend!

02 May 2013

FPC Day 2

Another 72oz water day! And again, I ended up under on my calorie goal. Today was for a different reason though- it was hell day at work and I just didn't have time to do more than throw stuff in the microwave pre- and post- workout. I was planning on a veggie burger w/guacamole on a sandwich thin at lunch, and then when I didn't have time I just figured I'd have it for dinner with my salad. But I had to stop at the grocery store on my way home, and my food prep took a lot longer than expected. I'm trying to eat the salad while typing this up but I'm really not even that hungry. Must be all the water ;)

Workout today was 20 minutes on the stationary bike (5 miles) followed with 20 minutes ST (one set of 12-16 reps around the circuit room).  Tomorrow I think I'm going to do the Arc Trainer. I'm really trying to NOT run before Monday. Better safe than sorry, right?!

I didn't get a chance to look at everyone's blog/food today because I was so busy at work. Hopefully I'll be able to play catch up tomorrow. Be well, everyone!

01 May 2013

Food Photo Challenge Day 1 Complete

I drank 72oz water today! Holy crap! I NEVER drink enough water (I do however, drink entirely too much coffee) but today I rocked it! And I only had 2 cups of coffee.

I'm not sure how to get my pictures from Instagram onto here, so I'll just post a summary (from my food tracker at SparkPeople.com), and if you want to see the pics, click on the Instagram link.

As you can see, I still have some calories left, but I don't think I'm going to use them.

And I have no idea what I'm going to eat tomorrow since I used up the last of my salsa, guacamole, and salad stuff today. I better get in the kitchen and roast up that head of cauliflower that I can't decide what to do with, and then I'll hit up the grocery store on my way home from work tomorrow night.

I did 35 minutes on the Elliptical for a total of 4.31 miles and 318 calories burned. I'm trying to NOT run for the rest of the week, but I think by Friday I'll go batshit crazy if I don't get on the treadmill ;) We'll see.

30 April 2013

New challenge starts tomorrow! And I ran today!

Starting tomorrow I'll be taking a picture of everything that goes into my mouth, BEFORE it goes in :) I created an Instagram account just for the challenge, so you can click on the little camera icon over there --> or go to my Food Photo Challenge page. If anyone wants to add me on Instagram my name is veglegs. And if anyone else wants in on the challenge, go to Allan's page!

Today at the gym I did 30 minutes on the Arc Trainer. That thing is a great workout! When I was done I still had a few minutes before I had to get back to work, so I jumped on the treadmill and ran for 2 whole pain-free minutes! I'm still gonna give it a few more days, but I'm definitely on the mend!

That's about it for today :)

29 April 2013

Checking in

Not too much going on here. Toe is still broken (duh) but is starting to feel better, and the swelling has gone down considerably. So I went back to the gym today and did 4 miles on the elliptical. Other than my feet going numb after about 20 minutes it was all good!

As for food, nothing exciting there either. I'm still trying to shake off 2 more pounds to get back down to 116. Trying to figure out an "ideal" weight is not an easy task. 110 was definitely too small- I looked malnourished and my face was kinda sunken in, if that makes any sense. On the other hand, I felt too heavy at 120. If it makes any difference I'm 5'4 and small-boned.

So anyways, about those 2 pounds... I've decided to join in Allan's latest challenge, which starts on May 1st. The challenge is to take a picture of everything that goes in your mouth, BEFORE it goes in your mouth. I'm thinking that having to snap a picture of those late afternoon Nutter Butters or before bedtime spoonful of peanut butter with chocolate chips will stop me from doing it! I already know what you're thinking. I could still eat the crap and just not take a picture. But if you know me and any of my history, when I commit to something, I commit 100%. If I decide to have a Reese's (or any other kind of crap) you will see a picture of it! Alrighty then. Anyone else up for this? CLICK HERE for more information.

Have a great day :)

24 April 2013

Yep, it's broken :(

Just got back from the doctor and my toe is definitely broken :(  They couldn't do anything but tape it to the next toe. Now I just have to wait. No running for at least 7 days. She did say that I can use the elliptical though, as long as I take it easy and stop if I feel any discomfort. Other than that, just keep off it as much as possible and keep it elevated and iced until the swelling goes down.

As for the rest of my visit, this was my follow-up to the sinus infection and weak/dizzy ordeal (which I'm still having) and blood work results. The blood work was fine. I was initially worried because my chlorine something or other was elevated, but she said nothing to worry about there. It seems that my issues are stemming from excessive fluid in my sinuses and ears, so I came home with a crap-load more allergy medications and some fioricet for the migraines that have recently returned. She is sending me for a colonoscopy because of the on-going tummy issues, and it's also time for my first mammogram, eek! And I think that was about it.

I'm thinking the doc should just hook me up to one of these and call it a day ;)
I forgot to post my weigh-in last Wednesday, but nothing has changed. I'm still at 118.8 :)

23 April 2013

If it weren't for bad luck...

Woke up this morning and went into the kitchen to turn on the coffee. On my way back to the bedroom I kicked either the corner of the couch or one of Lucy's giant bones. Didn't think too much of it at first, but now I'm pretty sure it's broken. Thank goodness I already have a doctor's appointment tomorrow (blood test results) because looky how disgusting it is now (but please ignore my nasty runner's toenails):

Lucy is trying to protect it for me, hehe.


Needless to say, I did not run today. I still went to the gym (yes I'm an idiot) and did 3.75 miles on the elliptical. I'm pretty sure that made it even worse. Again, YES I'm an idiot.

So tomorrow morning Lucy has a doctor appointment and in the afternoon I have one. I'm hoping that black cloud will find someone else to follow around for a while.... sigh.

21 April 2013

26.2 miles completed! (#runforBoston)

As I was heading back out to finish up the last couple miles tonight, Lucy just wasn't going for it. So I ended up running 23.8 miles, and walking the last of it, with Lucy. Either way, I completed 26.2 miles this week! Just think, before too much longer, I'll have completed 26.2 miles in ONE DAY! Eeek!

Earlier today I went grocery shopping. Then I came home and sauteed some Brussels sprouts and onions with some Asian spices and packed it up for the week. I also made my weekly vat of salsa, and prepped salads for the week. I mashed up some black beans with black olives, cumin, hot Mexican chili powder, threw in some salsa and packaged that up also. I like that on a wrap with some guacamole. I chopped up a bunch of baby Bella mushrooms and put them in a gallon-size baggie with some garlic and ginger, and threw it in the fridge to make something in the next day or two. Then I still have a head of cauliflower and a head of green cabbage that I need to do something with. Oh, and I have a bunch of kale that I'm going to make one of Mama Pea's recipes with.

I spent a couple hours looking at marathon training plans, and am leaning towards this one (from MarathonRookie.com):

Alrighty, must get back into the kitchen before it gets too late. Lord knows I need my beauty sleep ;)

20 April 2013

19 April 2013

Fitness Friday (and a new shirt ;))

I mentioned the other day that I've committed to run 26.2 miles this week, for Boston. Here's how this week has been going (so far):
  • Monday 3.5 miles
  • Tuesday 3.5 miles
  • Wednesday 3.5 miles
  • Thursday 7 miles
  • Friday 3.3 miles
So after today's run I'm at just under 21 miles. Just a little over 5 to go! 

Oh, and speaking of fitness I came across this shirt today and HAD to order it! Yes, it's quite rude and may be found offensive by some, but I think after maintaining a 100+ pound weight loss (by RUNNING MY ASS OFF, almost every day) for more than 4 years now, I've more than earned it ;)

You can order it HERE.  You know you want it, Norma ;)

16 April 2013

Runners United to Remember

In light of the tragedy at the Boston Marathon, a virtual event has been created on Facebook by RunJunkies.com.

I've committed to run for at least 26.2 minutes each day this week, for a total of 26.2 miles by Sunday.

I have no words to describe how devastated I was when I heard the news (and still am), so let me point you to No Meat Athlete, who wrote the perfect post "for Boston."

13 April 2013

Weekly Wrap Up

I ran just over 20 miles (so far) this week:
  • Monday: 3 miles
  • Tuesday: 3.5 miles
  • Wednesday: 3.75 miles
  • Thursday: 6.5 miles
  • Friday: 3.5 miles

As far as food goes, it's been a pretty boring week. I mostly ate the same things every day: Cereal w/fruit for breakfasts, leftover Taco Bake w/salsa and guacamole for lunches, and salads for dinner. Pretzel Shells with hummus for snacks, and the occasional bit of chocolate :)

I did make Stuffed Shells (vegan) earlier in the week, and while they ended up tasting really good, they left me hungry again too soon afterwards. They were also higher in calories/carbs (413/60) than I like for a meal to be. 

Vegan Stuffed Shells (with tofu ricotta)
I also made up a new Protein Ball recipe (pistachio nuts, oat flour, maple syrup, dark chocolate, and almond extract) that came out TOO good, and I've popped way too many of them over the last 2 days!

This morning I had another fainting episode so I'm taking it easy today. I do need to go out and pick up more produce, and I really wanted to make a few new recipes tonight. I'll let you know tomorrow if any of it happened, hehe :)