Hello lovlies! Sorry about the delay of the bloggy, but last night we dropped the kids off at the gym for “date night” (it’s 3 hours…rolled into my membership and cheap) and went out to dinner. We hadn’t done that in a loooong time, so it was a wonderful treat.
I started my morning with Bob Marley Oatmeal because I knew I was in for a run, no matter how long.
Bob Marley Oats
Jillian Micheal’s vanilla protein powder, fresh pineapple, raw cashews, coconut and maple syrup.
So let’s get down to it and talk about the run.
I have issues sometimes going in to my gym to workout, because I have a lot of friends there. And I start to chit-chat. I was late as it was, and I had to bring Sophia with me, so I only had a certain length of time to finish 7 miles. Well, suffice it to say, I only ran 4.5. Approximately 20 minutes was spent chit-chatting.
Something this run did make me realize, though, is that I have not properly trained to run a half marathon at this point.There is less than a month of training left. So, unfortunately, I am going to pass on the ING on the 21st of March and aim for a different one down the road. This was a hard decision, but I think in the end it will be better. As soon as I find a new one, I will let y’all know what the new date is!
OK, enough running talk. When I got home from my run it was late and I knew we were going to date night, so I didn’t want to eat a heavy lunch and decided on my current staple:
Wheat Berry Salad
I love wheat berry salad, as I’ve said before, so I won’t bore you with any more salad talk.
Let’s get down to it with dinner. We ate at a fantastic Italian restaurant by our house. They brought out buttery garlic rolls:
Then salads (I had my dressing on the side…it was the House dressing, a balsamic vinaigrette):
Sorry about the lighting…but I had to take the pictures with my phone, and it was dark in the restaurant!
Then for my main dish:
I tried to eat only half:
But who was I kidding? I ate the rest when I got home!
I would like to point out, that all the things that I ate were freshly made. I doubt any of it had preservatives or the like. So even though none of my selections were not low-fat, that does not mean that they weren’t clean!
I did have some dessert, and dessert is not normally a clean food, on account of the sugar. I could not pass up some tiramisu and cappuccino, which I did not eat all of (I promise)!
Oh, it was heavenly. And I still have half the slice in my fridge!
There was some wine...
Who can eat Italian food without having a nice cabernet to go along with the meal? Unheard of, LOL!
I am going to let you go now, as I want to go out and run a couple of miles for fun. I think I was putting too much pressure on myself to increase mileage, and I started losing my zest for running. I got it back today though, on account that there is no more pressure for the time being!
Have a fantastic Saturday! It’s supposed to be 60 degrees here in the ATL today…can’t wait to get outside!