Expired snacks, I wanted to quit, and my new strategy.

So when I woke up yesterday, I felt terrible. My stomach was all messed up (maybe it was the Starbucks and Easter candy at 9 pm), and I just felt blah. I decided a nice healthy breakfast would fix everything, so I raided my stash at work and found this bar.

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I’m glad I noticed the “best by date” of June 2013 before I ate it. Don’t worry, I did end up finding a non-expired Clif bar and did not go hungry. 🙂
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Wednesday has been “track day” for a while now, so of course it was chilly and very windy for our workout. This workout was a killer and I wanted to quit so many times.

8 x 800m in 3:17 with a 1:30 RI (rest interval) between sets. We ended up running each 800m in about 3:14-3:15 and I really had to channel my inner Shalane and remember that Bart Yasso (Yasso 800s) is one of my BFFs. 🙂

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After the workout, I refueled with a very healthy lunch and some healthy fat from my guacamole dressing.

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Dinner was a chicken salad sandwich (2 separate sandwiches put together) and fruit with the best company around…AB and my parents. 🙂

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Since I’m trying to cut back on my ice cream consumption, I used one of Annabelle’s bowls AND the ice cream was “light”. Even though the bowl doesn’t look that small in the picture, it’s much smaller than my usual mixing bowl.

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What’s your go to breakfast right now?

Would you rather run in rain, snow, or wind?

Last dessert you ate?

I have some advice for you.

Do not attempt a track workout when it’s 30 degrees and VERY WINDY. We wanted to get the workout in and yesterday worked for us…so this meant we had to brave the elements.

The workout:
10-20 min warmup
3 x (2 x 1200 in 5:02)
10-20 min cool down

Our times:
Our 1200m (3/4 mile) times were…

5:11
5:08
5:04
5:08
5:09
5:02

Even though we were supposed to run each 1200m in 5:02, I think we did pretty well in he conditions. BTW, I wanted to quit this workout so bad. I hope this isn’t becoming a trend. :-/

My motivation to finish the workout…office birthday celebration.

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I decided to give my legs some extra recovery and I left my compression socks on for the afternoon. I am so stylish.

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I left work early and headed to get my hair cut. I didn’t get much length taken off but she cleaned up my layers and it looks soooo much better. 🙂

Before heading home, I stopped at Pei Wei to pick up dinner.

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I ordered the steamed vegetables and tofu with brown rice and teriyaki sauce for me and my mom and it was delicious.
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Maybe next year right? 😦

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This made everything better…

 

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Did you enter the NYCM lottery?

Please tell me something happy about your day! My day has been not so great.