Here is a little recap of yesterday:
I woke up bright and early, as usual, and started my day with a bowl of none other than…overnight oats:
My mix-ins included raw cacao powder, sunwarrior vanilla protein, strawberries, and peanut butter. It was so tasty, and I really like the combo of the rich chocolate, peanut butter, and strawberries. It was kind of like a reese’s peanut butter cup with jelly on it 🙂
After the sun was up and my food was all digested, I contemplated on weather or not I would run. I skipped out on my run yesterday, and thought maybe I would just do my run in the afternoon. I chatted with my mom and because mom’s always (don’t tell her that) know best, she convinced me to do the run and get it out of the way because afterward I would feel energized and accomplished. So, I set out! I didn’t have a particular path in mind so I ran all over downtown Indianapolis, and let me tell you…this was the longest 6 mile run of my life! At least it felt that way. My legs, particularly my hamstrings, were very tight, I felt like I couldn’t pick up any speed throughout the workout, and I had to keep stopping because of stoplights. Not an ideal situation.
Even though the entire time I wanted to stop and go home, I kept going! I finished the 6 miles! Was it my best time? Not even close, but I did it. Even though I completed my 6 mile goal, I still didn’t have that “I’m on top of the world!” runner’s high afterward that I usually get, and I kind of didn’t feel that great about the entire experience, so again…I called my mom who had just the right things to say. She reminded me that I was the only one setting these lofty goals for my self (to increase my speed), when I increase my mileage, at first it is about endurance and logging the miles rather than doing these new miles as fast as I can, and she reminded me that I didn’t stop when I wanted to, I plowed through and stuck it out to the end. Basically she made everything better again…thanks Mom 😉
So, there you have it. Running (for me) isn’t always fun, isn’t always easy, and doesn’t always feel good…until I take a step back from the situation and look at what I have accomplished.
After my run, I then showered, got ready for the day, made myself a quick smoothie and was out of the door to volunteer at the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, study a little BodyPump, and meet with one of my bosses at one of the gyms I am teaching at.
Almond Crusted Fish
I then came home and Brian and I did our little boot camp workout plan, cleaned ourselves up and I made us something pretty tasty to eat.
Roasted broccoli, green beans, and red onion along side almond meal crusted pollock. Honestly, it was so good. It was one of those meals that is gone in less than two minutes without any breaks taken for breathing. The fish was simple. I got the idea from one of my friends a couple of weeks ago, and had been dieing to try it ever since. I simply too the pollock and dipped it in egg white on both sides, then dipped it in plain almond meal. I baked it at 400 degrees for 13 minutes. So fast. So simple. So delicious. I’m not even exaggerating.
We then headed out to a sushi restaurant called Naked Chopsticks to celebrate our friends being done with pharmacy school forever! In just a short amount of time, they will have their hooding ceremony (just before graduation) and they will be doctors! I can’t believe it. It has been a long 6 years, but we are so proud of them 🙂
Brian and I love this restaurant, so even though our dinner was delicious, we made room for one roll to share 🙂 I think just about everyone at the table ordered the famous Playboy roll that comes out on fire and has a slightly spicy flavor. It is one of my favorites.
Brian chose the Fire roll for us to share, and honestly, I am not even sure what is in it, but it tasted good 😉
This is definitely the “fun” kind of sushi that doesn’t taste like raw fish at all. A lot of the rolls have cooked fish in them, so I would say that this place is definitely a good place to introduce someone to sushi.
Considering it is Saturday, I set my alarm pretty early so that I could wake up and go running before pilates class, however, I severely overestimated what time the sun would come up so it looks like I will be going for my 3 mile jog after pilates.
My mom and dad are coming into town today to take me to lunch for an early birthday celebration, and I have absolutely no idea where I want to go….Hopefully I think of something before they get here!
Have a great Saturday!!!
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