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Boston Marathon: The Run That Wasn’t

Posted Mar 04 2012 8:58pm

If you’ve been reading this past week, you know that I’m having some heel problems  and that I decided to take some time off from running and skip my 13 miler today. I have 20 on my training plan for next Sunday and really don’t want to do it in pain so I’m taking every precaution that I can!

I headed to the gym this morning fully intending to swim and then go to a cycling class. While I was in the pool I kept thinking to myself how much I enjoy swimming but I really really miss running. I eventually came to the conclusion that I don’t want to be “to blame” for my ankle not healing, and going to a spinning class today just wasn’t worth it. I love spinning but I didn’t want to do anything to jeopardize my recovery.

I ended up swimming for distance (as opposed to intervals) and made it a mile before I called it quits. I guess I’m lucky I have access to a pool, but I really would have loved to have been out running this morning!

Cutting my workout short left me with extra time for homework, so I got working early and didn’t break for lunch until almost 1:00. Woohoo productivity!

This week I decided to try Trader Joe’s Chicken-less Stuffed Cutlets and threw them in the shopping cart. I haven’t always been the biggest fan of fake meats, but I’m really trying to up my protein intake and my stomach isn’t always the biggest fan of nuts or dairy, so I’ve been trying to branch out into fake meat territory.

Luckily, this was pretty good. I put it on top of a salad (spinach, mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes) and added more marinara sauce because the “meat” itself didn’t come with enough sauce to act as salad dressing.

I also had a cottage cheese parfait because I’d been craving once since we picked up cottage cheese yesterday.

What makes the mix of jam, cottage cheese, crunchy cookie, and peanut butter so good? Please fill me in!

My afternoon was spent doing more homework, taking an unplanned nap, and baking- the ultimate study break. During the afternoon I made lemon poppy seed muffins but I didn’t take a picture, so if I eat one during the week I’ll be sure to post it! And after dinner tonight I made rice pudding with all of the leftover rice we’ve accumulated this weekend.

Seriously, so good!

Speaking of dinner, I randomly bought an eggplant yesterday and wasn’t sure what to do with it. Some quick searching led me to Meghan ‘s eggplant fries . They sounded good to me and I had all of the ingredients so I went for it!

I served mine with English pub mustard instead of marinara sauce and also had some cheeze-y kale . What a great dinner!

I had dessert while making the rice pudding (labor intensive) because I’m usually not the biggest rice pudding fan (this recipe may have changed my mind!) and figured there was no need for me to wait.

I had ricotta cheese, peanut flour, crushed peanut butter pretzels, and chocolate chips. It wasn’t quite Pinkberry but it was still pretty good ;)

And with that another weekend is over, isn’t it sad how fast they go by!

The couch, the ice pack, and t.v. are calling my name, have a great night guys!

Do you like to bake?

What’s your favorite way to cross-train or exercise?


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