Friday was a quiet day. A non-running day. I did the same 6 hilly miles on my bike from Wednesday. My speed and control are definitely improving! And it was plank time trial day as well (Carrots n Cake 4 Week Plank Challenge). I beat my Monday time (1:45) by 15 seconds (2:00).
Food today was a protein bar, coffee, a turkey burger and veggie straws, some snack mix, red wine and Michael’s spaghetti with one garlic stick.
I did my Costco and Sam’s errands. I was initially excited to see Sam’s carrying my GNC Vita-Packs again, only to realize they were the wrong ones. After I bought them. I used to take (And like) Active. These were Energy. So they will go back to the store. I see other people talking about what they get at the warehouse stores. So here you go:
Sams: Chicken Sausages, Caribou KCups, Stauffers Animal Crackers
Costco: Baby Carrots (2 5lb bags), Half and Half, Muffins (Apple and Pumpkin), Propel, Almonds, Cashews, Shrimp, Dog Toys
I thought the Honeycrisp Apples were OUTRAGEOUSLY expensive, especially when I know they are on sale at the grocery store this week. And because I am a big sucker, I had to buy Annabelle more Do-Do Birds. I have never seen so much doggie-joy from something so small (and cheap). I will stockpile the new ones away for a rainy day.
Any big weekend plans? I have an 8-mile run, a Halloween party and not much else!
I can TOTALLY be bribed. I can even bribe myself. I told myself all day yesterday (and on Twitter and on Facebook) that I could have cupcakes IF I ran the 6 miles this morning. DONE! And it was a good 6 miles. I KILLED the hill that is Central. Which is more than 1/2 mile long. I finished with my fastest mile. And really did feel satisfied with the effort and the results. WHAT the hell is going on this week? 2 good runs so far.
Run: 6miles / 67:50
There was an apple and some carrots.
Lunch was yet ANOTHER round of Chicken Tortilla soup. I think that might be about it for the soup. I am on the only one in this house eating the leftovers. And 4 times in one week might be enough.
And then another cupcake. Hey, at 130 calories apiece and a 6 mile run today, I am good to go on the cupcakes. And I had a peach (see below).
I ran to Sam’s Club this morning to buy grown-up sized notebooks (see yesterday). I was also looking for eggs, fruit, chicken sausages (for my sister) and half and half. What I ended up finding was notebooks, eggs, salsa, PB M&M, pb chips, dish soap and egg beaters. I did manage to resist the OMG-they-are-so-pretty package of ultra fine Sharpies.
So off to Costco I went for fruit, chicken wings, and half and half. What I got was nectarines, peaches, carrots, corn, half and half and beer. Proof of the orange food obsession. I already have sweet potato fries or I would have bought those as well!
Just a quick book recommendation for anyone that needs a good one: The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach. It was excellent. I thoroughly enjoyed it. And I don’t at all think it matters if you like baseball or not. The writing is amazing.