As planned, I had a fresh juice after my morning coffee. It was my super simple stand-by of 2 apples, and 2 big carrots. It made enough to fill a 12 ounce Tervis cup, and it just was so yummy, and filling, and cleansing. I’ve so missed my juices.
Around 1030, I reheated some brown rice and the coconut lentil curry soup I made last week. It was a very filling meal, and a good pre-workout one too. Sorry, no picture. I was in a hurry to eat and have my belly settle before a run!
I went out for a late lunch with AC. I had the salad and sandwich combo. My sandwich was called Spa Veggie, and was fantastic, and the salad was a yummy pear/grape/cranberry/arugula/spinach deal that was also very tasty.
I did make my own Pumpkin Spice Latte at home in the early evening. This year, my local Farm Fresh is actually carrying not only my favorite holiday soymilk – Silk Chocolate Mint…but also the Silk Pumpkin Spice! The chocolate mint I like to drink “straight up” (cold or warm), but the Pumpkin Spice is best in baked goods of coffee :)
Because my lunch was so late, my dinner was very, very light. I made another winning recipe from Appetite for Reduction - a curried cabbage, carrots, and peas, and had it with a side of steamed rice. I will say, I used the full 2 tbsp of my hot curry powder from my Xmas spice kit, and my mouth was on FIRE. Not in a bad way though :)
I would recommend anyone looking for some stellar spices to check out The Spice House. Yum!
It was 75 degrees here in VA today, so I just couldn’t resist an outdoor run. Just shy of 3 miles – not a ton, but about all I had time for.
I really did think about strength training. But of course I ran out of time and talked myself out of it. Because really…choosing between lifting weights or running isn’t really a debate for me.
Today has been a long day, though much of it was nice. I woke up pretty early, and considering D and I didn’t go to bed until well after midnight, I was hoping for a wee bit more sleep. Alas…Sammie had other plans, so I was up close to 7 to feed her.
I did have quite a bit of time alone this morning, and enjoyed my coffee and juice while catching up on some blog reading, some research, and some writing.
After my run, I met up with AC for a long lunch….like 2 1/2 hrs. We have a tendency to start talking and have a hard time shutting up. She’s also the friend I’m most likely to have 80 conversations with, and finish none of them. Good times!
I had to make a run to the pet store (Kiko’s sun died today) and the grocery, then head home. D and I did some online Xmas shopping while watching a soccer match (okay, I was watching…and I’m sad to say Liverpool beat Chelsea), and then it was time to whip up dinner. Thankfully D had a crock of red beans and rice going, so dinner was mostly made anyway.
I did my weekly meal planning, and have very few things I need to pick up (10 things, to be exact), so that will be my plan after work tomorrow. I can’t begin to express how happy I am that this is a short work week!