It's only Wednesday and I've:
- Worked overtime -- um, not okay
- Broken part of my closet -- don't ask
- Hurt my ankle more and now my knee is crying too
- Thrown a temper tantrum at the gym bc I didn't want to do something embarrassing (frog-hops, are you kidding me? I refuse to partake in elementary school activities)
I don't know what's going on but I was a blazing hot mess! I rarely have bad days, and this was 24 hours of emotional and physical instability. Because of my ankle, whatever the heck I did to it, I decided it was not a good idea to run the 10K on Saturday. I don't want to make it worse and I'm sure it'll be fine if I take it easy for a few more days.
On the bright side:
- Fat check next pay period
- Don't have to wake up at the crack of dawn for the run (I love sleep)
- Apologized to my trainer for acting like a 5 year old
- New 5K time: 27:10
- Sushi dinner plans on Friday!
- Meeting Erica for brunch on Sunday!
- And this new sandwich:
Sweet Ham + Cave Aged Gruyere + Pear + Honey on Honey Wheat Bread
This is a really simple sandwich, but because the ingredients pair so well with each other, the end result is amazing.
All I did was take 2 slices of Rudi's Organic Honey Wheat bread, add cheese slices and D'anjour pear slices on one:
and two slices of Publix sweet ham on the other:
I drizzled honey on top of the ham while I heated a pan over medium heat. I added cooking spray...never butter. I put the sandwich in the pan and cooked it just like a grilled cheese -- a few minutes on each side with a lid on top to make sure the cheese melts.
With peas!! Peas are one of my favorite vegetables :)
It has become clear to me that I have an obsession with trying new foods. I read about Sabra's sun-dried tomato hummus on Jessie's blog and knew I had to have it. On my lunch break, I looked at the Annie's shells & cheddar that I had brought and frowned. This was not meant to be my lunch. HUMMUS WAS. I zoomed over to Publix and picked up the new flavor along with Stacy's multigrain pita chips.
This hummus flavor was pretty good, but not terribly exciting. Most of the flavor comes from the actual sun-dried tomatoes, and the rest of the hummus is a little bland. Sabra's hummus is very different than other brands because it has much more of a smooth, whipped consistency. I prefer the texture of Athenos' and Whole Foods' hummuses, but Sabra has really interesting flavors. My absolute favorite is Supremely Spicy...and yes, it is. I also picked up the Luscious Lemon flavor, so hopefully that will be better.
I also snacked on a new Luna Bar flavor: Vanilla Almond.
Mmm this is a good one. It's got a really smooth, creamy flavor with a light nutty hint from the almond slivers.
The addition of icing is perfect for this bar -- the sweetness really balances the roasted almond flavor out. I bet this would be even better with a big glass of Blue Diamond almond milk in the vanilla flavor!
After last night's meltdown at the gym I felt like I didn't get a good workout in. And Monday's yoga class was more like laying around in funky positions yet somehow sweating profusely. I knew tonight I had to be serious. I ran a 5k the right way -- started off slow at 6.5mph for the first mile, then slowly increased my speed for the remainder of the run. I ended the race at 8.0mph. After the first mile, I always think "Oh my gosh, I have more than two miles to go? UGH SHOOT ME!" At mile 2, the same thing always happens. I kind of just forget I'm running and keep on going. By the time I get to 2.5 miles there's no way I'm giving up. And then when 3.0 hits, I'm like COME ON XTINA, DON'T YOU DARE STOP. I finished right over 27 minutes and then cooled down for two. Cool down is kind of a joke after a 3.1 mile run -- I'm sweating like a champ -- nothing cool about my body temperature or my looks.
After that I worked on my arms and ablets. I jumped on the monkey bars to do knee lifts and after the second set, my body just kept swinging. Like every time I dropped my legs back down I'd swing like a darn pendulum. Then I just started cracking up remembering Julius saying "You have no control over your body." I jumped down laughing, tripped over the step stool, and decided to lay...and do abs.
Are you guys ready for the weekend? Only two work days left!! :)