Thursday, January 21, 2010

Food prep night

I finally ran out of food today, so it was back to the kitchen to prepare some more for the next few days.  I made some of those small red potatoes.  Baked them in evoo, sea salt, pepper, and paprika.  I have a love/hate relationship with making red potatoes.  They never get soft enough when I bake them according to the directions, so they are always too hard.  Today, I cooked them a little too long, lol.  They are a little too soft, but still have a great flavor.  I also made some awesome tuna salad with light mayo, red peppers, celery, a hard boiled egg, and some relish.  Finally, I made a homemade salsa from Tosca Reno's newest eat clean cookbook.  It has tomatoes, onions, red peppers, garlic, cilantro, chili powder, and lemon.  I still have cut-up veggies in the fridge.  I have to get up really early in the morning tomorrow to go work a pharmacy that's about an hour and a half away.  Those days are usually bad for me because I tend to eat out all day.  Lunch is typically a Chinese buffet.  But not tomorrow!  I will have my lunchbox with healthy food packed and ready to go.

On a side note, I went to the gym and ran today.  I ran 3 miles.  They felt ok.  I want so bad to be back to running 10 miles.  I felt so good when I was running that much.  Not just physically, but mentally.  After the distance run, I planned on just taking a little rest from serious running.  Maybe a month.  But then the idea of running for an hour and a half just overwhelmed me.  I simply didn't want to do it.  I didn't want to give up my Sundays anymore, haha.  Now, I would give anything to be able to run 10 miles, lol.  I know I will get there again.  I need to quit sulking about it and just get my butt outside.  I'm trying, slowly.  I'm hoping for a 6 miler this coming Sunday.  Thank goodness I signed up for that winter series or I probably wouldn't have ran 1 mile this winter.  Oh, spring hurry up and get here!


  1. Great job on the food!!

    You'll be back in your awesome running shape before you know it. You're doing great!

  2. Thank you so much for the comment and help!! The interval thing is exactly what I did last Saturday, so that makes me feel good!! Did you read about my Saturday run? I did .25 run/walk intervals. Makes me feel smart since you suggested it! :)

    Secretly I'm hoping for a tiny bit faster than 35:00 {34:59 will do!}, but I don't want to set a goal that's too difficult and will leave me discouraged.

    Thanks so much for all the help!!!! Any other advice is always welcome and appreciated!!

  3. You'll be back out there soon enough lady. You know you just have to build it up again. And now you know, not to let it go cause it's hard to get it back. I know how it feels!(Remember the ankle injury??)

    THanks for the condolences. They are much appreciated. Head to my blog for a thank you give-a-way if you like. :)

  4. you'll definitely get the distance back. sounds like you needed a little break, which we all do from time to time.

    all the food sounds fabulous!