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Long Run, Long Day, Short Post

Posted Sep 01 2011 12:00am

My semester won’t be impossible but it does look like shorter posts will probably become a regular thing.  I think adding a dog and adding (back) exercise to my life at the start of a new semester was not my most stress-free idea!

Adam drove me to school this morning – his current rotation is the psychiatric facility that’s near my campus so we’ll probably be carpooling a lot the next few weeks – so I was thrilled that my teacher suggested a 10 minute walk around campus at the beginning of class.

It was fun to get moving and in a 4-hour class any minute out of the room is a godsend.

My breakfast pie held me over pretty well but I did start to dig into my packed food a couple of hours into class.

A sliced apple topped with the 90-calorie Barney Butter packet from my HLS swag bag.

I’m typically not an almond butter girl so I was expecting to be unimpressed but I actually loved the roasty flavor and smooth texture of the BB.  I guess the other bloggers have been onto something!

I also ate this snack pack of raisins,

and a chocolate from my candy box .

Fuuuuun!  I think I’m going to make chocolate boxes a more regular part of my life.

After our class ended I actually hit up the part-time job fair.  I gave a couple of resumes out so please keep your fingers crossed for me, though I’m not sure adding a job to my life is the answer right now.

I ate lunch with friends and grabbed this snack pack of hummus with pita crackers from the book store.

There isn’t a convenience store on campus (or the C Store like we called it in Miami!) but the book store does have some pretty healthy offerings.  My friend Kim was heading to the mall so I group of us ended up going for funsies.  I didn’t buy anything but it’s always fun to walk around.

When I got back to campus, it was time for the gym.  It wasn’t easy, and it wasn’t pretty, but I achieved my goal.  Through a strange mix of walking and running I did 7 miles in 79 minutes.  Booyah.  I drank a fruit punch Gatorade-2 and I definitely think it helped fuel me through the longer workout.

Speaking of fueling, Adam went to Saigon Cafe for a work lunch and he brought me home his Pad See Eiw leftovers.  I pounced as soon as I walked in the door.

After a walk home and shower I was ready to face my replanned evening.  We are going to visit my grandparents for the long weekend (fun) but I just found out that I have a responsibility for class on Monday night that will be pretty time-consuming (not fun) so I needed to move around some things.  We ended up heading to the grocery store tonight which will hopefully make my weekend run more smoothly (my responsibility involves making chili).

I shared this frozen coffee with Adam while we shopped.

And made myself the quickest dinner I could think of when we got home, tacos.

I scrambled a big scoop (1/2 cup?) of corn relish into two eggs and then stuffed them into taco shells.  Topped with spicy salsa and a dollop of light sour cream.

I almost never eat tacos, especially hard tacos, but lately they’ve been rocking my socks.

We had to take Webster on a long walk, which took even longer than planned, so clearly I’m not getting up to workout tomorrow.  I’ll have to work on that goal next week. 

This wasn’t really a short post was it?  It’s possible I’m verbose.

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