Enjoying Life one RUN at a Time

WIAW: Carb Loving

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Once upon a time there was a girl who had a misconception of carbs. She believed the lie that ‘carbs were bad,’ and ‘carbs will make you gain a zillion pounds.’  And even though she knew the difference between good carbs and empty carbs, she still avoided most carbs like the plague.

Thankfully, those ‘once upon a time,’ days are behind me and I now see the huge benefits to eating the right carbs. Not only are carbs delicious, but they are the power behind a really fantastic run or workout.

I know there were a lot of delicious carbs consumed yesterday too, let’s see take a look…

I woke up at five yesterday morning wide awake and ready to start the day. Ok, maybe not completely wide awake, that happened after two cups of coffee…

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Two cups of coffee were consumed before six am; and after that, I toasted a half of a cinnamon raisin bagel, slathered on some almond butter, and had a banana on the side. Doesn’t it sound like I am getting ready for a race?

(I know, the bagel pic is a repeat picture, but trust me, this picture looked so much better than the one I took for today’s post.)

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After letting my breakfast settle, I did a some speed training (2.25 miles) and finished off with lifting, abs, and stretching.

Because of the icy conditions outside, I stuck to the treadmill. Side note:  Anybody have suggestions for speed training on the treadmill?

Anyways, after that I got some work done and fixed lunch a couple of hours later.

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It’s finally back! My favorite lunch. Sweet potato fries, vegetables, and a large amount of hummus. I found a new hummus that is spinach-artichoke! So.good.

I’m pretty sure some of this happened again too (see below picture…)

Every.single.time. we run out of this addicting toffee, someone decides to make another batch. I think it is a conspiracy. Better yet, it is stored in our crisper, where we keep our vegetables.

Every time I decide I want to snack on carrots and hummus, toffee stares me in the face. It usually wins.

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After my speed training from earlier that morning, my stomach was growling. I whipped up about 2/3 c. greek yogurt, stevia, cinnamon, vanilla extract and blueberries. Easy and satisfying.

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After working through the afternoon, I got a nice surprise! Know what is better than delicious soup? Delicious soup that you didn’t have to make. My grandma is seriously amazing. She came over my house last night with a huge crock pot of homemade chicken soup. I whipped up some whole wheat biscuits and enjoyed it immensely.

And of course, Grandma and I had to have some toffee afterwards, because I found myself in the crisper drawer again…

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Well, I’m off to have my devotions and run before I get to work! Have a great Wednesday folks!