I know some people don’t believe me but it is true, I really love running. I am actually typing this first part of my post right after my morning run and so that is why you may get the impression that I am a little too happy…. runner’s high. Even though we didn’t go to bed until midnight (I made Billy stay up with me and watch the SERIES FINALE of Felicity with me) when my alarm clock went off really early this morning I was stoked to get up. I only went 4 days without the beautiful act of running but I missed it. I don’t know what it is but running just makes me feel so alive and yes, I am completely addicted to the endorphins. You caught me.
While I was running I almost lost my pre-run banana…not because of running but because I was watching the Bachelor and Ben is killing me. I just can’t. At the same time I can’t stop watching. The seven miles flew by and before I knew it Billy was standing behind me asking if I was going to go to work;) Sometimes he forgets that I take approximately 6 minutes to get ready (3 of those minutes are spent making sure my lunch is all packed and I didn’t forget anything), silly boy.
I really wanted to start today to try and balance out my food intake a little more and increase my protein.
(PS I am totally counting the two grams of protein in my milky way bar that a student brought to get out of one of their running drills. Since it is a king size bar, go ahead and double that 2 grams and bada bing bada boom…a whopping 4 grams of protein in my candy bar alone….I am on fire;)
This morning I started with a greek yogurt, peaches and grapes mixtures and a fried egg a little while later.
For lunch I grilled a chicken breast last night and threw in a baked potato and corn. Random mixture but oh so good and I can already feel my muscle fibers being happy with me for actually eating protein.
My biggest cooking advice: Add bbq sauce (doesn’t matter if it is the cheap walmart brand) to everything, mix it all up and it will be delicious.
Billy and I found a killer coupon for our favorite pizza restaurant and we are going there for dinner tonight. I am that person that looks up the menu at 9 a.m. so that I can start now to make my decision instead of staring at the menu for 30 minutes when we get there.
I am debating between the Calzone and the beautiful pesto pizza below. I think I am going to ask them to make the pesto pizza into a calzone, win-win-win. (The third win is for Billy, life is not good for him when I don’t get the perfect entree).
Do you buy the off brand items at the grocery store to save money? Do you ever grocery shop at Walmart?
Bachelor fans…what are your true thoughts about Ben?
When was the last time you experienced the runner’s high? How often do you feel the runner’s high? Is it only after a certain amount of time/distance of running?
Pizza or calzone?!?!