Wednesday, January 11, 2012

It's Going to be a GREAT Day!

I know it's only about 10am, but so far, today seems like it's going to be an AWESOME day!

"But why?", you may ask. Well, mainly because I got myself up and out of bed at 5:30 this morning and went to the gym for a run. Yup. Even though it was only 24 freezing degrees outside and my car was a monster block of ice, I shivered my way to the gym for a run.

Want to know what makes it better though? My run was pretty epic! I did a 35 minute run and managed to do 2.6 miles! That's 13:27min/mile! That's about 40 seconds faster than most of my usual runs! AND (yes, there's still more!) I managed to run the 30:12 of the 35 minutes! Frigging sweet! My lungs still aren't too happy with me, but I've stopped caring. They're going to have to get on board with the rest of my body and start functioning at high capacity again. Darn slacker organs.

I'm also pretty psyched because I went to Ocean State Job Lot the other evening and scored a fair amount of gluten-free food for real cheap. Seriously- I got two boxes of pasta, 3 boxes of crackers, a loaf of bread and 2 huge things of coconut water for $10. SWEET!! The gluten-free challenge is getting better. I'm not having as many cupcake based dreams cravings as I was before. I think my body is starting to get used to the switch. I am proud of myself because I had lunch with a coworker at an italian restaurant yesterday- I can proudly say that I did not eat any rolls, nor pasta, nor even the croutons in my salad. I also ordered this amazing risotto meal with peppers and onions and scallops in it! YUMMY! I ate half and have the other half for lunch again today.

It feels good to be eating healthier again. Today's menu consists of:

Breakfast-  Oikos greek yogurt with blueberries on the bottom (and a handful of almonds mixed in).
Snack 1- Granny Smith apple with Bee's Knees Peanut Butter
Lunch- Left over risotto meal and a LARGE salad with cut up deli sliced turkey/chicken/ham
Snack 2- Pine nut roasted hummus and baby carrots

Haven't figured out dinner yet, but I'm sure it will be pretty awesome as well.
What are some of your favorite snacks?


Anonymous said...

Congrats on the great run times. I somehow managed to start cruising running blogs today. A goal of mine before April is to be able to run 3 miles without sounding like I am on the brink of death. Finding much inspiration!

Fave snacks - fresh fruit bowl on my desk always keeps me going, almonds, cut up raw veggies, Greek yogurt, cottage cheese with fruit, sugar free jello with fruit & walnuts in it..... quite the list. LOL.

I am a new follower! Happy New Year, love the blog design! :)

Wells L said...

I thought I heard the sonic boom this morning - WOW - girl - you're on fire. How fantastic do you feel? I'm super excited for you. First, the speed was so fast - woot woot. Second, you ran continuously for sooo long (girl, you made my 7 minutes look like doodie) - AWESOME!!! Nothing less than amazing!!! So great!!! High 5 girl!

Sweetie said...

Hope the rest of the day was as great as your morning!

Suz and Allan said...

Hooray for an amazing run! Sorry I'm so behind on reading your blog. I hope your January has been great so far!