Catchy title don’t you think? Don’t worry, I do what I can .
My Friday started bright and early with a 7-mile treadmill run. After a night packed with homework (i.e. very little movement), my legs were really really stiff this morning. In order to loosen up, I treated the first 3.5 miles as a recovery run and set the treadmill to 0 incline and 7.5 mph. My legs felt a million times better afterwards and I finished my run with negative splits, ending at 8.0 mph. No more stiff legs here!
Breakfast was a big bowl of my new favorite cereal, Trader Joe’s Toasted Oatmeal Flakes.
I had about 1 cup of flakes, a small handful of TJ’s mini wheats, a couple of walnuts, raisins, and 1/2 a banana with almond milk.
The problem with this cereal, I can’t stop eating it. I’m obsessed! I went back for seconds after finishing this bowl.
This morning I had to give a presentation about risk factors for stomach cancer and as I didn’t know all that much about them until last night, I felt a little unsettled going into class. But, I rocked my presentation . For whatever reason the stars aligned and my presentation wasn’t a flop. You know that feeling you get when something you do goes well? I was on a high all morning.
Lunch was one of my favorite salads: arugula and roasted veggies topped with hummus and bone suckin’ sauce.
I also had 1/2 a pita with the leftover hummus and a plum. It was delicious but not very filling. Not sure what I was thinking when I packed my lunch last night? Hmm…
Work was pretty mundane until around 1:45 when I walked into the bathroom and found an undergrad student-worker keeled over and sobbing on a chair (yes we have two random chairs in our bathroom). I guess she had passed out in the bathroom and was feeling really weird. A coworker of mine had already called an ambulance and was with her so I got her some water while someone else found her supervisor. She ended up being okay, but they still took her to the ER just to make sure.
Definitely not a normal Friday afternoon at the office.
It’s been unusually warm here for February, so after the ER debacle, I took a mid-afternoon walk to the nearby grocery store to pick up an afternoon snack (note to self: packing better lunches saves you money!).
I had a protein-packed snack of plain Fage 0% and cocoa dusted almonds.
Nothing beats the combo of chocolate and tart greek yogurt
While Ian and I usually go out for “date night” on Fridays, after dinner on Wednesday, we decided it would be better for our wallets and our waistlines to stay in tonight. Plus, this week is Restaurant Week in Chicago and we have fancy schmancy reservations for Sunday night so we have that to look forward to .
I had to substitute sundried tomatoes for roasted tomatoes but otherwise I followed the recipe pretty closely and I loved this pasta! It was really flavorful without being too heavy.
What a great Friday dinner . I’ve missed cooking these past few weeks.
Unfortunately, right after dinner we lost our Internet connection (hence the late blogging). Ian is clearly the more computer-literate of the two of us so while he was dealing with our service provider, I baked dessert.
I also made a protein icing with 1 T peanut flour, 1/2 T protein powder, 3 T greek yogurt, and 1/2 tsp maple syrup and plopped it on top of the pizzert. Yummy!
Friday Night Lights is on the agenda for the night. Have a great evening!