Hello and happy Wednesday (again)!
I’ve been enjoying this whole What I ate Wednesday thing; it helps me keep better track of what I’m consuming, it helps me to be more accountable, and… I always start the day with the best intentions.
So, let’s kick things off…
I enjoyed a Suja juice on my way to the office, and an avocado while my coffee was brewing. I had one cup of sweetened coffee this morning.
For lunch I threw together a large salad with: romaine lettuce, avocado, tomatoes, an apple, an orange, chia seeds, feta cheese, crispy onions, croutons, and mango salsa. It just never gets old! Yummy!
I had a piece of gum and a couple mints after lunch to get rid of my salad breath.
And, I tried to finish this, but the flavor was just too much for me.
By late afternoon I was hitting a wall and polished off a bag of Panera potato chips, two mini bags of M&M’s, and a snack-size Snickers.
I stopped by Target after work and knew I needed to get something quick otherwise I’d end up making a not-so-wise food choice; I picked up a Bolthouse Daily Greens juice and was very proud of myself for selecting that over a Five Guys burger… until I got to my parents house… There may have been carrot cake. I also completely destroyed a chocolate bunny. And, then of course, the cup of coffee I felt I needed at 9:00.
Asides from food, the rest of my day was pretty great. It was a very productive day I felt. Work just kind of flew by.
I had planned on going to the gym and/or running after work, but by time 5:00 rolled around I just felt exhausted. I was convinced if I went home, I’d fall right to sleep. I put on my workout clothes because: 1) they are so much more comfy than regular clothes, and 2) I was hoping it’d motivate me to get moving.
It was so hot when I left the office (92 degrees), I opted to go to Target before doing anything else. While I was there, I decided I did want to run. I forgot my running belt at home, so instead of going to Tampa I headed over to my parents house. I bought Smokey a new harness, and wanted to test that out on his practice run. He seemed to like the harness, but wasn’t feeling the run today. He’s really struggling and I’m not sure what I can do to help him, asides from just easing him into it.
After taking him back home, I had a nice solo run around the perimeter of my parents neighborhood. It was just under 2 miles, but it felt great!
I started my run wearing Skechers GoRun’s, and immediately (like I didn’t even get past the length of two houses) my feet were saying, “Nope! Not in these shoes!” It was so weird! I haven’t run in them in awhile, but I wasn’t setting out to run too many miles and usually my stubbornness can push through most anything. Luckily though I had my Brooks with me because I turned around and quickly swapped out my shoes. I’ve noticed some other weird things with my feet lately (like swelling up in [work] shoes I’m used to wearing) and I really want to know when they decided to become such divas.
On my run, I had an idea…I wonder if I listen to podcasts on positive psychology if my running will be improved. It’s an interesting theory that I’m looking forward to testing out.
After my run, I did some nice stretching and some core-work. Smokey thought I could use some help…
Once I got home, I foam rolled while creating some podcast playlists.
Questions of the day
What’s your WIAW?
What running shoes do you wear? Do you always stick with the same brand?
How many pairs of running shoes do you own?