Friday, July 29, 2011

Lunch Date

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I’ve been kicking my to-do list in the rear today and have been keeping really busy! After I got home from work last night, my stomach was still a little nauseous and all I wanted to eat was some bread. So I did. I literally had bread and cereal (Cinnamon Raisin Granola, to be exact) for dinner. Sometimes you just gotta do that. 


This morning I woke up bright and early and was still craving cereal, so I had a bowl of Kashi Go Lean Crunch with 1/2 a banana on top.

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Then I threw on my gym clothes and headed out the door to run a couple errands before hitting the gym for a schweaty cardio sesh.

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My errands included a trip to Meijer plus a long over-due oil change.

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Note to self: wash windshield.


My workout consisted of 50 minutes of cardio, which I split between 20 minutes on the elliptical, 15 minutes on the Stairmaster, and 15 minutes of incline walking on the treadmill. I desperately wanted to hop on the Arc Trainer, but I’m still trying to stay away from it to see if my knee pain goes away (it hasn’t yet).

I felt really good about this morning’s workout. I kind of feel like I’ve been in a bit of an exercise slump this week and even though I’ve made it to the gym every day except yesterday, I haven’t been as motivated as I usually am. This morning however, I was FULL of energy as I jumped on the elliptical and felt like I could have stayed on that thing all day. Maybe it was the random rest day yesterday in the middle of the week that left me feeling so rejuvenated, but whatever it was, I’m grateful!

 

Lunch Date

After returning home and getting a much-needed shower, I met up with my friend Brad at The Dish downtown for some lunch. He’s been up here on vacation with his family all week, and it’s been nice having another friend around to hang out with! I ordered what I usually get there, which may also quite possibly be my most favorite salad ever on the entire planet:

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It’s called TC’s Favorite and it has dried cherries, walnuts, gorgonzola and chicken (hmm…all my favorite toppings, how convenient Winking smile) all on top of a huge bed of fresh Romaine and tossed with a poppy seed dressing.

I was a happy camper.

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I used to always order the Western Club sandwich back in the day, and when I saw Brad eyeing it as he glanced over the menu I started raving about it to him. He quickly decided on that, and I’m pretty sure I heard him utter the words “OMG this is amazing” as he inhaled the sandwich Winking smile

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Oh, and what’s a lunch date without dessert?

It didn’t hurt that Cold Stone was just two blocks away and it was a gorgeous day to walk around downtown.

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That would be a like-it sized Mud Pie Mojo. Oh, and BTW I just Googled the calories on that thing and I’m a little embarrassed. Whoops. Ah well, at least I balanced it out with a salad Smile

 

I’m off to pack up and then I’m hitting the road for Grand Rapids! Tonight I’m hanging out with Eric and then tomorrow we’re running the Warrior Dash in Mt. Morris with two of our other friends. I’m not gonna lie, I’m pretty nervous! 3.3 miles of running mixed in with tons of obstacles, barriers, and of course, mud!

I’ll admit, I have NOT been properly training for this race, but I’m just going to try to have fun Smile

 

Have a great weekend!!

 

Have you ever done a mud run or something similar to the Warrior Dash before? What did you think of it? Any tips??

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