Monday Motivation**March 6th, 2017

Can you suffer from the pain of both? I ate way too much junk this weekend and was bloated for at least half the weekend and tonight I ran 5 miles then walked for another 30. 

Tomorrow I need to do some serious stretching and foam rolling (aka tourture). My right hip (IT band) is SUPER tight so my hip is hurting and it radiates down my thigh to my knee. So foam rolling is a big to do for me tomorrow……or today since its after midnight. 

The boyfriend and I were seriously lazy this weekend, we watched at least 8 movies and some Game of Thrones episodes. But it was seriously needed for me since I was traveling the last 2 weekends. 

Some random stuff from this week:

My walk to class from the back parking lot

Gotta love Oregon lol

The boyfriend suggested running a marathon together in October, he was thinking Portland marathon until I looked it up and the cost is $130!! Too rich for our current blood so I’m looking at other options. But i did look up some training plans on Google

Then i scrapped them and made my own hahaha. 

Tonight was the premier of a new TV show 

I used the 2 hour premier to distract me while I ran. 

Yep, i run like a turtle.

Thank goodness for TVs on your treadmill.

When I got home I had some leftover sushi from yesterday’s dinner

It was good. 

And now it’s pass out time. 

Goodnight!!!!

Do you like sushi?

TGIF

Good morning!!! Happy Friday!!!

As i write this I am sitting here drinking my coffee out of the mug my man made me and eating a bagel

And of course catching up on last night’s Grey’s Anatomy 

 image from IMDB

This morning i did a little AM yoga 

This was basic beginner yoga and it hurt. I know it’s morning so I’m stiff from sleeping but it has also been a while since I’ve done yoga, time to get back to it!!!!

Last night was my 3rd day in a row of running.

Thankfully my partner got to the gym early and I had to stop so we could pump some iron. I was definitely fatigued last night. 

After a long workout I got my splurge meal

Why does crappy crappy fast food have to taste so good?

Before the gym I had class yesterday, it went well, then I had an interview for an on call part time position. They are going to schedule a 2nd interview so fingers crossed. 

Snacks from yesterday 

My crazy dog

Wednesday I got a run in

Awesome post workout snack

I love food in case you haven’t noticed, not always the best food for me but I try. 

How has your week been?

What is your favorite food?

A difficult but productive run

Let’s start with earlier today, i had class and lab this morning. In between class and lab I did some HW and went old school on my snack PB&J

Lab today was cool

Our setup looked super complicated. 

When I got home I was desperate for a snack 

Wheat thins and laughing cow cheese. 

Took Artemis for a walk. 

Got back and had lunch

Grilled cheese and an orange. I realized that it had been waaaay too long simce i had an orange, it was delicious. 

I worked on my lab report that is due Thursday then met my friend at the gym at 8. We did strength training for about 45 minutes then ran on the treadmill for 45 minutes 

Running on tired legs is really hard!! This was my first time doing it. But I feel very accomplished. 

I came home and ate my weight in pasta


Artemis enjoyed cleaning the bowl for me

And now I am super exhausted. Sleep time for me.

Have you ever purposely trained on fatigued legs?

Blue Apron meal 1

I am stoked, I got a coupon for Blue Apron off the Hungry Runner Girl’s blog weeks ago and finally put it to use and got a Blue Apron box!

This is the first meal:

I am still in love with the labeling and how simple they make it for me to cook a gourmet meal

Searing the pork before it goes in the oven

The verde “salsa” I use quotes because to me salsa is made from tomatoes and this was not 

My stove was actually respectable enough to take a photo of. The boyfriend helped me clean the kitchen this weekend

And for the finished product!!!!

Not too shabby. Now I am set for dinner tomorrow if i get called in to sling packages and if not I have an awesome brainfood lunch for studying tomorrow………even though i need the money I am hoping for the studying because I am wiped out from delivering packages all last week and today, and today I fell down some stairs while doing it and am SORE. I would like to sit on the couch tomorrow and study. Keep your fingers crossed for me. 

How are things with you?

Tune in tomorrow for the next mealm

It’s supposed to be my long run day

The boyfriend and I were planning on running but the sidewalks were still pretty icy. 

So sadly the run didn’t happen today. I’ll also admit that I didn’t rush off to the gym to run on a treadmill since I might be helping deliver packages all next week and I was pretty sore after one day so I didn’t run. 

Other news, as I think I have mentioned I am originally from southern California and am an In’n’out burgers lover but from east coast people i have heard that 5 guys is way better. I finally tried it to compare

I do not see the hype, it is in no way better than In’n’out. 

The adorable puppy

I have also found out that being healthy can make you money. See achievemint.com

How cool is that?

How was your Sunday?

A productive evening 

When I got off work i was in a bad mood. It was a combination of just being frustrated with work and starting my period and probably grumpiness from eating so much crap lately, thankfully that is slowly changing, but still just a bad mood. 

Anyways I sat in traffic and made it home. I got a load of laundry started and some dishes done, then relaxed with an ice cream and watched an episode of bachelor in paradise……in know how lame lol

I decided to run when the sun went down. After my ice cream I got the clean clothes hung up on the line to dry then changed clothes and headed out. 

I went out just me and my ipod shuffle, left the puppy at home. Since I was in a bad mood I knew her stopping me to smell things would frustrate me. 

Just me and the sunset 

Got in just over 2 miles

My knees were a little sore since I’ve stepped the running back up pretty quickly, I’ve added miles and speed which you are not supposed to do, bad me. 

I need to work on that. 

Had battered fish fillets and garlic bread with bolognase sauce on it lol

Look at those ears!!!!!! 

I am in a better mood now. Running really is therapy. 

Good night. 

Saturday happenings

Day 1 of a very exhausting 7 weeks.

Except for the 3 days i have races i will be working Saturday and Sunday for the next 7 weeks at a tulip festival. I am working 7 hours a day along with my normal 40 hour/week job and my training.

Today was my first day at the festival. 7 hours on my feet which is not something i have done in a very long time. It is fun and doesn’t really feel like work which is nice but man is hard on the body until you get used to it.

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They have booths and rides and obviously tulips and u-pick fields and all kinds of stuff.

I tried to pack a lunch but ate it as a snack so i got a garden burger for my lunch.

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My feet were already crazy sore when i got home and my body was exhausted but i needed to run and i knew if i sat down i wasn’t getting back up. So i had a quick snack and Artemis and I set out for a run. My goal was 6 miles but by 2 miles my feet were alternating between feeling like they were on fire and sharp pain so we headed home. My 6 mile run became a 2.5 mile run.

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I put ice on my feet immediately

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I am very thankful that i have the ability to stop myself so i can recover and not seriously injure myself. I have so many races planned this year i will not let pride or stupidity get in my way.

While icing my food i checked outbmy first bulu box.

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Bulu box is a sample box of fitness/health/weight loss stuff.

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This will definitely be a snack for me tomorrow.

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Will be using this on tacos soon

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Perfect size to keep in my purse

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It came with 2 samples and I’ve totally already taken one. It was actually pretty delicious.

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This will come in handy over the next few weeks.

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I don’t have allergies so i will probably give this to someone else.

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I can always use stuff like this.

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Every day you work you get to take home a free bouquet :):)

And now i am going to eat something, pack my bag for tomorrow, maybe read if i can keep my eyes open and then pass out!

How was your Saturday?