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?