Thursday, May 8, 2008

Tired Girl

Sorry for not posting last night, it was a busy afternoon. I was super tired last night, and as the title suggests, I still am.


After Chris picked me up from work, we went to get his hair cut. He was hungry afterwards so we went to Taco Bell. Unfortunately, my healthy eating habits have not rubbed off on him. His diet consists of anything fast food and fried. Slowly but surely I will change him :) By the way, he reads this blog now and think it's amusing that people do this. He kept asking me all afternoon whether I was going to photograph this and that. Sadly, my camera battery died so I wasn't able to take pictures.

Anyways I was craving frozen yogurt so we went to Marble Slab and had a cup of their nonfat frozen vanilla yogurt with crushed heath bar. Some weeks I really need to indulge, you know what I mean? Oh, I had a few enzyme pills to help digest the frozen yogurt. These aren't a complete cure, but they do help.


I ran with the group indoors because we were doing time trials. For the time trail, we run for 30 minutes straight at AT (anaerobic threshold). We do this every 6 weeks to see how much we've improved. The first 12 weeks, I improved SO much. I ran the Twin Cities 5K in October in 27 minutes. But for some reason, these last 12 weeks I've stayed pretty consistent. I only improved slightly. I was disappointed with my time trial because I feel like my hard work hasn't paid off. After thinking about it, I felt strong during my run and could've kept going so I think I didn't push myself hard enough. Honestly, I think I started out too slow- I didn't want to fatigue too quickly. There's always next time...

Dinner last night was tofu teriyaki stir fry. Since my camera batter died I couldn't take a picture, but I'm having leftovers for dinner tonight so you'll be able to see it then. Chris came over and we were going to watch a movie but I was exhausted so I kept falling asleep. Poor kid, I always fall asleep during movies.

This Morning

I could not get out of bed this morning. I had to drive separately this morning since my mom had to be at work earlier than usual, so I was able to sleep in and take my time getting ready.

As soon as I got out of bed I went upstairs for a big mug of coffee.

I didn't want something heavy so I remembered my love, PB Granola.

Peanut butter Granola Parfait.

1/2 c plain, lowfat yogurt + 1/2 c pb granola + banana + blackberries

When I finally made it out of the house, I stopped at Starbucks on my way into work for a Grande dark roast. (I really need extra caffeine today.) They had samples of a raspberry scone so of course I grabbed one.

Today is one of those days when you feel like there aren't enough hours in the day. There's a lot of things I need to get done today like finish my nutrition lesson ASAP. My nutrition course is an independent learning class. Basically I have until November to finish a semester's worth of lessons. I received the material in the middle of February so 8 months seems long enough, right? Well it is, but unfortunately I'm not as far along as I was hoping to be. I think I need to "schedule in" my study time so I can finish a lesson each week.

Alright, it's crunch time. Lots to do!


ashley said...

My boyfriend is the same way. I (beg) challenge him to get ONE fruit and ONE vegetable each day. Yeah, that rarely happens! Slowly but surely....

Ahhh, Marble Slab... Mmm!

How was the scone? I love when they have samples!

Becca said...

Boys eating habits are yucky ;)

Your dinner sounds good though! And breakfast looks yummy. I too love when Starbucks has samples, I normally won't buy their baked goods, but I won't turn down a sample!

VeggieGirl said...

Haha yeah, my guy friend is the same way - Taco Bell all the way, for him, haha.

I couldn't get out of bed this morning either; but that PB granola parfait of yours would have convinced me to get up earlier, if I had it - yum!

Best of luck with your busy day today!

Monica said...

Ashley- ahh boys will be boys! The scone was really good. It wasn't dry which is a big plus :)

Becca- i love samples, makes me feel like it doesn't count!

Veggiegirl- thanks! good luck to you as well with the end of the semester!