How are your weeks going? I’m struggling with motivation to do an assignment that isn’t due until tomorrow night…it’s not hard, it just exists, as does my bed, which coincidentally, looks quite appealing. 

For my Nutrition class, we have to do a diet assessment. Today I tracked a “normal” day for me, and now I have to make a “healthy” and “unhealthy” day up and assess that. Today my eating was a little bit different than usual-you just have some days when you’re hungry, right? Plus this whole low sugar thing I’m doing leads to me eating a lot more fat, so there’s that. 

Upon waking up, I had a few pre-workout energy balls. On the schedule today was a 4 mile tempo run, with one of the inner miles at an 8:00 pace. Not to brag, but I kinda blew this one out of the water. My pace just to start-my easy pace-was much faster than the last few weeks. And when I hit the tempo mile? I had no trouble at all hitting my pace. I think I ended up running something like a 7:30 mile. Which means I really need to do another timed mile because I can clearly do a single mile a whole lot faster than 7:30…I ended up knocking 15 seconds off of my overall pace for the run (I’ve done this same run pretty much every week for a while). Which is awesome! Not so awesome-I felt something in my foot at the very end. It could have been cramping, but I’m a bit worried that my foot problems may be coming back. It’s always worse with a faster pace, so we shall see!


Breakfast was scrambled eggs in the microwave topped with goat gouda. Plus a really dry orange. And some of this:


My roommate made tapioca pudding in the slow cooker, and I’m a little bit obsessed. It’s just tapioca pearls, water, half and half, and dates, and it’s so creamy and amazing. I had like 4 bowls of this today. For some reason though, when it cooled it obtained an insanely jello-y and stiff texture. I’m pretty sure the half and half is what makes it amazing. But I had a LOT of fat today, and I felt a little bit off. And my diet assessment is probably a bit off as well!

Lunch was plan F. 



My original plan was a sweet potato with a turkey burger, salsa, and avocado. But the turkey burgers were too old. So I was going to crack an egg into the sweet potato. But guess what else was bad? The sweet potato. So I microwaved a bunch of kale, salsa, and an egg.

And so classily transferred it to a ziplock bag…


It’s not that I have an opposition to doing dishes-it’s that I have an opposition to doing dishes when I need to leave for class in 2 minutes. Oops. 

For snack a little later in the afternoon, I had more tapioca, a couple of dates, and a square of unsweetened chocolate with sunflower seed butter. Unsweetened chocolate+sunflower seed butter+date=heaven. 

I’m trying to incorporate more sprints/agilities into my routine once a week, and this afternoon was my opportunity to do it. I had hill sprints on the agenda, so I ran to the hill (~mile) and did 10 sprints up. It’s unfortunate that I had to do this on the same day as a run, but it kind of works since I’m supposed to be increasing my mileage since I’m technically officially in half training… The downside? My tendonitis is not good right now. And it did not like doing a second run. It would have been better if I had just done one long one-especially since it’s worse by the afternoon.

It’s totally my fault it’s bad right now though. I have not been taking care of it enough-last weekend I walked around in the super cold at night in flip flops, I’ve neglected to wear good shoes, I haven’t worn my extra heel inserts while running, and I haven’t been icing. The good news is at least it’s only one foot! But yeah…I need to get this taken care of before I really get into training. 

I had to pack dinner to meet up with my sorority. Luckily, I had leftovers from yesterday‘s sushi bowls!


But look what I made!


I also had some fresh fruit from our CSA box-orange and kiwi!

I had class at 7, and after class, I found myself hungry again. I snacked on more tapioca, an apple with sunflower seed butter and crackers, and after seeing people eat warm bread pudding with ice cream all evening, I decided to make some homemade chocolate. Which I have no excuse for not getting a picture of. It’s brown stuff-you get the idea!

That’s all I have for today-it’s currently raining so I’m happy I’m inside! I’m also trying to figure out how to fit tomorrow’s run in-I don’t really want to do it in the dark rain!

Do you typically eat similarly each day, or does it vary a lot?

6 comments on “Diet Assessment

  1. Leigha

    I tend to eat about the same amount every day! Partly because my breakfast and lunch are always the same. Although I do eat more on the weekends which I should since I usually do a long run!

    1. Aurora

      Long runs=eat all the food!

  2. Miranda @ Lovely Wife Lovely Life

    We have to do a diet assessment for my nutrition class too! Two weekdays and a weekend. I am very unmotivated to actually do that assignment… I hate logging my food (and yet here I am, a fitness blogger who takes pictures of everything I eat).

    1. Aurora

      It’s such a pain, isn’t it? It’s way easier to just snap a photo!

  3. smilemilegirl

    On school days my meals are very predictable. I tend to eat the same thing for like a week at a time. The same thing, every day. I switch it up from week to week though (: No shame, right? Boring is okay- it’s comfortable! 🙂

    1. Aurora

      It definitely is! That’s something is miss from high school-the same schedule every day! All my classes are at such different times that it’s hard to have a set routine!

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