We all have them.
Don’t lie. You do, too.
And I did, majorly, last night.
I set out, last night, to make what I was convinced were going to be awesome BBQ Apple Lentil Burgers (sounds good, right?). Suffice it to say that the end result was neither awesome nor anything even slightly resembling a burger.
The side dish was brussels sprouts, roasted at 400 degrees for about 25 minutes, sprayed with olive oil and sprinkled (fairly heavily) with sea salt and pepper. So, I ate a bunch of roasted brussels sprouts and a few handfuls of Peanut Butter Puffins and just called it a night.
No pictures. I didn’t even bother with photographing the brussels sprouts because, really, who cares? I now, of course, wish I’d captured the absolute mess that was my attempt at the burgers, but it seemed too ridiculous last night.
Oh well! At least I can laugh about these things. And, as I was trying fruitlessly to flip the “burgers,” I most certainly was laughing at myself.
I woke up early this morning with absolutely no desire to run whatsoever. I hate it when that happens! I called my mom (who is three hours ahead) and chatted with her for a little while, and then figured I might as well attempt a run if I was up anyway.
So I headed out on my run and knew immediately that I definitely didn’t feel like doing my normal route, so I started to make it up as I went along. I purposefully chose streets I never run on.
You know that old cliche, where a grandfather tells you about how he used to walk to school barefoot, in the snow, uphill, both ways? Well, I wasn’t barefoot, and there certainly wasn’t any snow, but I somehow managed to run uphill just about every way I ran. I know that seems impossible, but trust me, it’s not. I live on a big hill that, horizontally, is also hilly… if that makes sense. I just somehow managed to find the hilliest parts.
I kind of embraced it, though. I was already struggling somewhat on the run and I always avoid the hills in order to avoid the struggle, but I figured, what’s a little more added effort to something that’s already kind of hard?
It made sense in my head.
Anyway, the run, though tough, ended up being kind of nice. One of the coolest parts was that I passed no fewer than five schools on it, which means I ran by a lot of kids walking to school. Aside from the few kids without manners (don’t kids know not to walk ridiculously slowly on crosswalks, for instance?), I love seeing children headed to school. It takes me back! I kind of miss those days. I even kind of miss homework.
Yes, I was that kid. At least, for a little while.
But, I mean, I now write for a hobby. So you probably saw that coming.
Anyway! I came back, predictably, ready for an nice, cold SIAB. I’m pretty much out of fresh fruit, so I threw together a Tropical Smoothie.
It’s pretty much the same old, but…
Into the mix went:
- 3 ice cubes
- handful fresh baby spinach
- 1/2 cup pomegranate coconut water (yum)
- heaping tbs nonfat plain greek yogurt
- 1/2 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
- 1/2 banana (not frozen, but a ripe one on it’s last leg that needed to be used)
- ~1/3 cup frozen mango
- ~1/3 cup frozen pineapple
- ~2/3 tbs warmed coconut butter
- handful Go Lean Crunch! Honey Almond Flax
And that’s all I’ve got for now!
Thursday Morning Workout
4.34 miles in 52:17, giving me a pace of about 12:02 (remember, it was really hilly!)