Dinner on Thursday before we left for Nashville. Salmon and sweet potatoes. So yummy!
I think this is all the motivation us three gals need to get across the finish line tomorrow morning!!
I got a 3-miler in yesterday, which was my LAST run in MO before we head to TN! I cannot wait to hit the road. I sat in our living room, enjoying breakfast after my run, with the windows open and listened to the rain.
Can't stop, won't stop with this breakfast.
I just love this breakfast. One thing I don't love about it - the acid reflux it gave me yesterday. I was lazy yesterday morning and slept in. I think it was the jelly that gave me the acid reflux on my run. I've eaten the veggie mixture and eggs before a run and been just fine. I think the jelly was just too much. BUT, this breakfast is delicious.
Lunch on Friday was more of this deliciousness - rice, pineapple chicken, and ALL the brussels. I cook these brussels with honey and balsamic vinegar. It's seriously SO tastey.
I'm so glad Jake is back to running with me! He joined Kayla and me for our workout run Thursday morning. Kayla crushed it and I survived, ha! I'm definitely not where I'd like to be, but I'm at least running with no pain, so that's all I care about right now. I'm so glad I'm going to be able to show up to the start line in Nashville HEALTHY! Remember that was my overall goal? I haven't decided what I'm going to do pace-wise...I'm thinking I should just run and see how I feel.
Wednesday morning started out with a little sleeping in, a little computer work, and a run in the sunshine! I had a t-shirt on, but I let the girls out to go potty and got chilled, so I changed into a long-sleeved shirt. That was 100% the wrong decision. I was SO hot after half a mile. I got 4 miles in total.
Kayla needed 3 miles yesterday and I wanted 6. I ran 2 on my own, met her for her 3, then I ran home. It was perfect! We also got to see the sunrise. It was beautiful. Have I mentioned how much I'm loving being able to run??? Injuries really make you appreciate your health. I'm still being careful, but heck yeah to being able to run!
This was the view I saw when I turned back onto our street. All the heart eyes. My little family. <3
It wasn't all that cold during my run, but I just couldn't get warm after. I threw on some sweat pants and stole one of Jake's long sleeved shirts. It helped!
Breakfast this week has been two over-easy eggs and some sautéed veggies. I love putting nutritional yeast on the veggies - it's so delicious.
I was still hungry after my run, so I had some cereal and coffee with almond milk and collagen.
I love looking back on these memories. I can't wait for the moment I'm looking back on GRADUATION pictures. Don't get me wrong, I am so thankful I CHOSE to do this and that it has even been a possibility. I mean, Jake let me completely quit my job so I could finish, so that in itself means more than I can even express. (Yes, he's the absolute BEST). I am just SUPER ready for graduation and to move on in my career.
Lunch yesterday was a smoothie, which I sipped on while I worked. I finished ALL edits for chapter 5 yesterday! That sure felt good. Now to get edits for chapters 1, 2, and 3 back from the head of my committee and send her chapters 4 and 5. The actual editor I have been working with helped me with word choice, verb agreement, and APA formatting. My committee head (who is also my advisor) checks for holes in my research and makes sure everything fits together and meets all the dissertation requirements. It is nice to have multiple sets of eyes searching for different things!
I did a little midweek meal prep for Jake's lunches. I made him pineapple chicken and rice. I didn't have any butter, so I mixed this Daiya in with the cooked rice, keeping my fingers crossed that it wouldn't ruin it. Holy heck it's delicious!! Guys, try this.
I know it looks AWFUL, but it tastes super good! And it was SO easy. I cut up three chicken breasts, dumped a can of pineapple over the chunks, and cooked it all at 350 for 50 minutes. That's it!
Here are his lunches! Mmm. I'll let you know what he thinks.
When you need a 15 foot phone charger...
I have been sending this popcorn with Jake for his lunches because I can't stop eating it...it's just SO good.
Pre-dinner cuddles with the littlest furball.
Jake and I went to Missouri Spirits for dinner and shared these nachos. They were SO delicious.
Here's a clue as to what I'm doing later today!! Any guesses? My friend, Cassie, and I are spending the day together. I'll share all about it on the blog tomorrow!
Kayla came over to hang out last night. She needed her nails soaked off, but didn't have time to go to the nail salon. We did it ourselves! I had just gotten mine done, so I wore gloves to protect them. It was hysterical, but we got it done!
I'm off to get a little run in before I meet Cassie! I can't wait for our girls' day!
I've talked about how obsessed I am with BCAAs. The ones I was taking are my favorite, but they have a lot of ingredients that I don't recognize. Which I don't love. Kayla takes this kind, so I am going to try it and see if I like it! I like that it's more natural than the one I was using.
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.