Guys! We’re a week away from Thanksgiving! And the best part? I have all of next week off! I just need to get through 2 more days…
My morning began with an early, foggy track workout.
It’s always so bizarre to me when I get up in the morning and see people who haven’t gone to bed yet…
I was all prepared for a soggy track workout, but once again, the rain held out for me! I completed the same workout as last week, and improved my overall pace my a second. I’ll take it!
Then, I headed indoors to lift. I’m following Crossfit’s Wednesday strength portion on my own. Today called for backs squats at 85% of my max…3 reps every minute for 10 minutes. 30 squats at 85% of max is HARD. I’m already feeling it. I then did some core/arm strength, and finished with a 500m row. It was supposed to be 1000m but my legs were DONE and were not going to move any faster.
I made sure to refuel properly this time, adding a protein bar to my morning meal so I have some hope of walking tomorrow.
I packed a crazy amount of asparagus for lunch again, topping it with salt, pepper, and nutritional yeast.
At this point, it was raining like crazy outside, so I was stuck indoors with nothing but my homework and my asparagus.
I had a rather large snack a bit later-apple chips with cinnamon cream cheese (x2).
Plus a little creation of my own-chocolate. I don’t actually keep any chocolate in my room, so I decided to make some with cocoa powder, coconut cream, and sweetener. I then drizzled it on banana and topped with sea salt. Gourmet 🙂
However, as we all know quite well, I tend to be a bit heavy handed with the cocoa powder, and ended up eating a TON of it, which made me super hot and jittery. Blech. Plus I’ve had the worst stomachache since then!
Then, I biked through a river to get to Bio Office Hours. Seriously-it was a weird experience. There was the DEEPEST puddle in the middle of the road-probably like a foot deep. I had to coast through it and lift my feet WAY up off the pedals, or I would have been pedaling underwater!
Something really awesome and amazing happened after office hours. I was in the library searching for a bathroom, when I just happened to notice this shelf:
Umm scientific nutrition books? Biochem? Metabolism? I was in heaven! I had to stop myself from checking them all out! I’m definitely going to go get one or two for Thanksgiving break! I’m such a nerd, clearly.
It’s funny-this year my school has embraced the rallying cry of “nerd nation,” in response to our football team doing well. I think it’s funny, because I don’t think most people here are nerdy. I mean, some definitely are but that’s not the general impression you get! Or maybe the super nerdy people are living in the basement? That is a thing-Computer Science majors legitimately live in the basement of the CS building. It’s a scary place. I would never be a CS major.
Also, check out this fun idea I stole from Miranda!
Isn’t this just too cute? I wish I had more than a couple days to appreciate it!
I was going to go to the gym to get my row on, but I wanted to digest a little and decided to make tomorrow’s spin workout. Well, i got really caught up in making everything perfect, and two hours later, I finally glanced at the clock. Time really does fly when you’re having fun!
I have to be somewhere a little later tonight, so I knew the workout wouldn’t happen in time, so I went straight to dinner (maybe later tonight I’ll row-we’ll see!). I snacked on this while I raided the fridge.
I had such a great dinner plan, which was foiled when I found out my green beans were moldy. Darn! I officially have no vegetables left. Which is depressing given I just realized how much I love tons of veggies at lunch (maybe this is WHY they’re all gone…). I ended up finding some lettuce that was REALLY on its last legs, and pairing it with fig balsamic, cottage cheese, and a chicken sausage.
Plus some frozen zucchini bread.
That’s all for today-my lab report calls me!
PS-I really want to do a certain race because they give you a shirt that says “I earned my guacamole.” That’s reason enough for me! Plus, I would love to get quite a few 5ks in before half training starts…I want to get fast!