We prepped a bunch of steel-cut oats for breakfast this week - I topped mine with half a banana, peanut butter, honey, and walnuts. It was delicious! I also had two eggs with Sriracha, for good measure. I knew I would regret the Sriracha when I went on my run later, but sometimes ya just gotta blow caution to the wind! (Also, food always wins in my book...)
I checked the weather and it said it felt like 4 degrees...so I decided to wait a little bit and start once it warmed up. 11 degrees sounded a lot better than 4!
Running in the snow is my all-time favorite thing and I missed out on some pretty sweet snow runs while I wasn't running, so I was excited to run yesterday. There were a couple spots on the trail that didn't have any foot prints but my own - I love that! Also, the reflection in my goodrs is so cool! Oh, and in case you were wondering, yes, I 100% regretted having Sriracha on my eggs. My acid reflux was pretty terrible because of it, I ended up only doing 2 miles. But that's okay! It was nice to just get out and play in the snow.
Then it was back home and time for lunch. I had the roasted veggies and chicken that we had prepped, plus Nut Thins. I topped my chicken with BBQ sauce. It was yummy. Jake left the garlic in these veggies really chunky and it turned out awesome. Also, sweet potatoes and asparagus are delicious together.
This is the biggest bag of Epsom Salt I have ever seen! We have both been taking Epsom Salt baths almost everyday for the past two weeks, so I decided to buy some in bulk. I love the scented kind, though, so I had to get some of my favorite smelling salts, too. I think we are good on this stuff for the next few weeks...at least I hope so!
I conducted my LAST two interviews yesterday!!! What an amazing feeling - I never thought that day would come. I might end up interviewing one more person, but I haven't decided for sure about that yet. Now to start analyzing...
After my interviews, I ran a couple errands, then Jake and I went to HealthTracks. After we worked out, it was home to chow down. I hate eating late at night, but I had most of this prepped ahead of time, so that helped! We had salmon, quinoa, salad, and a broccoli and mushroom mixture.
With Sriracha! One of the seasonings I used was HOT...I was on fire halfway through this meal. Lesson learned? Probably not.
Then it was up at 4 to get a run in! Today is the first day of my new training plan - I dropped from the full to the half in the Nashville Rock 'n' Roll in April due to my hamstring stuff. I did 4 miles with Jake and Jyssica, then we did 5 15 second striders with 30 second recovery in-between. Overall, I felt pretty good! My hamstring was definitely tight on the striders, but nothing painful, so that was good! I think I could've worn a thicker outer layer...I was chilled most of our run and now I just can't warm up! I'll do an Epsom soak later, that should help.
Lots of post-run kisses from our littlest babe.
Guess what?! NO interviews today, friends! I really did love conducting interviews, but it's nice to be finished with them. I'm going to spend the day analyzing data, then I have a phone meeting with the head of my dissertation committee...fingers crossed it goes well! We haven't talked in awhile, so I'm hoping I haven't missed anything major. Tonight, we are going to dinner with my birth mom, Dawn, and her man, Mitch. We are really looking forward to seeing them! We always have a blast with them.
I write about whatever is going on each day. I want to use this space as a place to document my dissertation and training journeys.