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So how did everybody adjust to the first day back to work? It was a pretty long day for me, mentally and in reality. I get to work at 8:30 am and today didn't get out until 7:15pm without leaving the office for lunch or errands. I hate being stuck inside for almost 11 hours!!! To be honest, the last hour was spent reading blogs as I was just waiting for my hubb to finish up in his office so that we could ride home together. But still, it was a long day.
We did manage to go out for a run once we got home and changed, which I'm very happy about. The weather is supposed to turn nasty here for the next couple of days with lots of rain and ice, so the chances of getting out for a road run tomorrow or Wednesday are pretty slim. We just did 2-1/2 miles tonight, but I picked up my pace to keep up with my hubb so got a good workout in. He probably slowed down a little for me too...shhh. :)
My eats today were tasty, but probably a bit boring for you...
Breakfast: A bowl of oats! Mornings that include oats are my favorites...unless they include pancakes. :)
This delicious bowl contained:
- 1/2 cup Irish oats, 1 cup water, pinch of salt, 1/4 tsp vanilla, sprinkle of cinnamon
- 1 very ripe mashed banana
- 1 tsp ground flax seeds
- 1 tbsp almond butter
Breakfast was earlier than normal because I had a dentist appointment before work, so I knew that I needed something hardy to hold me over 'till my normal lunch time. This bowl of oats almost did the trick, keeping me satisfied for 4 hours. I had a small handful of mixed nuts to hold me over the last hour.
Lunch: Leftover Mexican Meatball Soup and roasted veggies.
I thawed out a loaf of Pumpkin Cranberry Bread that I made last month to take to our friends this weekend in appreciation of them having us over for dinner, but forgot it in our rush out the door. So, instead, I sliced it up and brought some in for my co-workers.
Snacks: One slice of Pumpkin Cranberry Bread with 1 tbsp almond butter and two clementines.
And I may have had a couple of dark chocolate covered potato chips...but I don't have any pictures to prove it. :)
I just love coming home to leftovers! I know you all are probably getting tired of seeing this soup on the blog, but I am definitely not getting tired of eating it. Its just so delicious! And it was especially helpful tonight to have dinner ready to go for us with minimal prep since we didn't get home from our run and stretch until about 8:30.
Dinner: Another bowl of Mexican Meatball Soup and a lovely salad.
My salad consisted of:
- red bell pepper
- 1-1/2 clementines
- cranberry ketchup [this stuff is great on everything!!! email me if you want the recipe]
And for dessert: three Nairns Stem Ginger Wheat-Free Biscuits. I LOVE these cookies/biscuits. I'm pretty sad that my Whole Foods stopped stocking them on the shelves, but I dug around in my pantry and found one last little package. 2 cookies have just 80 calories, they are perfectly crunchy and have just enough gingery flavor. The Roughcut Oatcakes are really tasty too...
Alrighty, shower and bed time for this little lady. After my long run Saturday, intense yoga yesterday and speedy run tonight, this foodie's body is t.i.r.e.d. Have a great night and day tomorrow!