I really wanted to run outside so I took a short jog around the parking lot to ensure that I wasn't being entirely ridiculous. It seemed okay so away I went. Fortunately, my boobage is minimal so I barely noticed a difference. Not that I would ever purposefully do it again, but it wasn't too terrible. I focused my efforts on getting the run done and had a nice little tempo effort. Splits: 8:00, 7:54, 7:54, 7:53, 7:47, 7:42.
Today, I enjoyed a day off of work and decided to do a 10-miler. I should have got going right at 8:00am, but I had to have my coffee, linger over the newspaper, eat some cereal....all of a sudden, it was 10:00am. It was not too terrible today, but I am definitely ready for capri weather. Temps were actually in the low 80s and the humidity was around 70%. I got lucky with cloud cover.
I did the 10 in 1:20:56, an 8:05 average. Splits were: 8:13, 8:03, 8:15, 8:05, 8:15, 8:08, 8:04, 8:20, 7:42, 7:48
In somewhat running related news, I became intrigued by Whole9/Whole30 after Jenster posted her successes on Loopville. I did some research and am still on the fence about the whole thing. Having an eating-disordered past and a super picky husband makes me think that I should perhaps be a little more lenient than the instructions allow. I know that they stress you shouldn't cheat in any way, but I think a restrictive diet could potentially be a slippery slope.
I mean, I do eat pretty healthy, contrary to many of my postings. Ridiculous food usually makes for better pictures just for the wow factor, but healthy food can be pretty too:
The other downside to the plan is that I'd have to give up beer:
Which wouldn't be the worst thing in the world, I know. Heck, if/when I ever get preggo, I'm going to have to stall my beer list for 9 months. What is this beer list, you ask?
My local watering hole chain (Taco Mac for the Atlanta peeps) has a beer program that keeps track of all the beers you drink at their establishment. My list happens to be pretty long because I've been regularly going for quite some time and I really like trying new beers.
That's my 30-in kitchen island and my current list. Here's the close-up:
Geez, maybe I should give up beer for a month....
I wouldn't have to lie absolutely flat to take bikini Instagram photos of myself:
Oh, who am I kidding? I still would....
Anyway, I planned a week's worth of meals to see if I could think of 21 different options.
|Breakfast||Omelet with tomatoes, peppers, and onions||Sausage, bananas, sweet potatoes||Breakfast burrito with lettuce, eggs||Eggs over easy, berries||Sausage omelet, berries||Bacon, grapefruit, nuts||Scrambled eggs with mushrooms, melon|
|Lunch||Turkey lettuce wrap, carrots+celery, seasonal fruit||Leftover steak fajita salad||Mock chicken salad with avocado, seasonal fruit||Turkey over greens, almonds, sweet potato||Leftover pot roast||Turkey wrapped peppers and cucumbers, fruit||Tomatoes stuffed with tuna and celery, olives, dates|
|Dinner||Steak fajita salad with greens, tomatoes, peppers, avocado||Grilled chicken, zucchini +onion skewers, tomatoes with balsamic||Pork tenderloin, broccoli, sweet potatoes||Pot roast with carrots, onions, celery, beef broth||Grilled lamb steaks, grilled root vegetables||DATE NIGHT||Meatballs with tomato sauce, green salad, riced cauliflower|
Yah, I feel hungry when I look over it... So I'm going to mull on it for awhile. I feel this way about ultras. I get all gung-ho about it because it sounds so awesome and everyone loves it and I could do it too!! But then I remember that I really like 3 rest days a week and I really like Oreos and maybe I'll do it when I grow up.
Lastly, what's a Quadracool post without some cute Boston Terrier pictures?
Like Torrance showing me her frog-legs:
And Torrance telling Luxy a secret: