Let's recap yesterday's eats:
Breakfast included two bran muffins from Grandma Carol:
These babies are so delicious. I heated them in the microwave, spread a little almond butter all over, and drizzled on maple syrup. Amazing!
Lunch was quite pathetic. I really need to make a more conscious effort to pack a lunch the night before.
Yup, that was it!
I was determined to make it out for a nice, easy run after work. I was actually really excited to get my legs moving again, which is more than I can say for finishing my first half marathon. I definitely used that race as an excuse to do nothing but laze around. I only ran maybe 3 times in the 6 weeks following that race! Yikes!
Luckily, I had a really nice run. I intended to make it a slow and easy pace, which used to mean 10 minute-mile pace. I feel like I have made huge gains in the last couple months, because the 10:00 pace felt way too slow! I started with 9:50 and then bumped it up to 9:41. I finished 4 miles in 38:30 and felt great! I did not feel exhausted, and my legs felt so good. Hooray!
For dinner, I found a quick, 20-minute recipe for Blackened Cumin-Cayenne Tilapia in the September issue of Cooking Light. I had all the ingredients already, so it was a perfect, fast meal. I also baked some sweet potato wedges, because that's how I roll.
The sweet potato looks really burnt, but it didn't taste that way (promise!). My big "mistake" was going a bit heavy-handed with the seasoning mixture. The recipe clearly states "sprinkle" the mix over the fish. I thought, "I have all this mix, I might as well use it!" and poured it on. Wow. I could SMELL the hotness from the plate in front of me. The hubby and I both took a bite and our eyes nearly watered! It was a really good recipe, but next time I won't coat the fish in cayenne pepper. :)
This morning I had another bowl of oatmeal in the microwave.
The almond butter sank to the bottom!
Lunch was a ham, pepper jack cheese, spinach, and mustard wrap with an apple.
For some reason, a beer sounded real good after work today.
Ah yes...the Silver Bullet! Ha!
Off to finish making dinner!