Friday, July 8, 2011

Losing Some Cool Points

First, a quick rundown of what I ate.
For breakfast I had 2 pieces of toast with Smart Balance.
Lunch was a BBQ chicken "pizza" with BBQ sauce, mozzarella cheese, and leftover chicken on a tortilla. This was very so good that I tried to recreate it on toast, but it did not even compare in the least bit.
More delicious than it looks
I went out to dinner with one of my good friends. It was my first time seeing her for the summer, and it was super fun catching up. We ended up going to the restaurant "Good Stuff" with her family for dinner. I ordered fish tacos that came with a side of Spanish rice and black beans.

One good thing about my eats today is that I did not snack too much. I generally try to eat healthy meals that are normal sized, but a lot of times I just go crazy when it comes to snacking. Particularly in between lunch and dinner. I drank a lot of water (at least more than usual), kept myself busy, and found that my trips to blankly stare in the fridge were a lot less often. Mind you, I still did have a snack, but I felt healthier not returning again and again before dinner. I'm going to have to work on keeping that up.

Today I finally went for a run with Ali. The whole run was only about 2.25 miles round trip, but it was a pretty hard for a few reasons.
1) The first half is all...and I mean all... uphill. Some of the hills were pretty steep too with little to no flat breaks.

2) I was running without an ipod. Sadly, I have not been able to find my ipod since I've gotten back from Hawaii, even though I am positive it made it home. Despite my efforts to clean my room (I even got everything out from under the bed), I haven't been able to find it yet. I'm still going to wait a week or two before declaring it lost, so there is some hope. In the meantime, I will have to suffer by running in silence. I know a lot of runners enjoy running without music, but I am not one of those people.
My ipod is taking after my dear friend Waldo here.

3) It was hot out! I went running at about 10 am, and it was already 86 degrees out. And I know that southern California does not actually get humid, but it was as humid as it gets this morning. I was not comfortable.

4) I haven't ran in awhile.

Ok, now that I've sufficiently complained enough about a run that most bloggers and readers could do in their sleep (and honestly that I should be able to do too), I can calmly say that I am really happy to start running again.
PS that list has contributed to some major loss of cool points. Because, you know, I had sooo many to begin with ;)

After a great day, it's time to go to bed! But I think I'll watch Grease clips on youtube one more time before I turn off the computer.
It makes me so happy!


  1. I totally feel you girl -- running is tough! (I actually just posted about this, lol) and it's hard not to feel overwhelmed reading about all these marathon bloggers going on 4 mile runs in the morning. Jealous a little! But yeah, especially tough in hot weather and on uphill tracks. But we can DO it! YEUH.

    I hope you find your iPod! I definitely am with you -- I hate running without music to cheer me on.

  2. i think u did awesome! if i ate and exercised like that i would be the healthiest human alive!! and running is really hard but once you get over the running hump, running becomes easy!