Friday came quickly after a short and easy week.
Started the day with oat bran cooked with 1/2 banana and almond milk with the final remains of my jar of almond butter. I ended up adding a touch of maple syrup while eating. I just don’t love this almond butter (which is I guess why it’s been sitting in my fridge for so long…)
I had been planning to take an additional day off running to rest my calves, but they felt better and I was really in the mood to run. After plenty of digesting time I headed over to the reservoir where I ran for my prescribed 33 minutes. This time I started my first mile even slower which seemed to help my calves warm up better.
Next up I dashed over to pilates. A good but tough class. I feel like my quads were especially struggling – definitely worth more strengthening to help with my running.
Back home to lunch. The nice weather made me more in a salad mood than usual.
Spring lettuce mix, bell peppers, cucumbers
Topped with leftover roasted chickpeas, cheddar cheese, and some make-shift avocado cream dressing.
I didn’t really measure, but I combined
- 1/4 avocado
- plain greek yogurt
- lime juice
- chili powered
Good salad. Those roasted chickpeas are definitely worth making again (but first I have one more leftover serving remaining.)
Teaching started later than usual (at least I was able to avoid big holes in my schedule) and I enjoyed a delicious bowl of cherries before starting. Good thing they were tasty because they sure were expensive. :-(
Teaching was enjoyable – a good mix of students and lots of good audition news.
Plus it was another short teaching day. I headed over to my friend Rachel’s house. I packed my dinner to eat there since I couldn’t arrive until after their dinner hour. I was hoping to wait to eat dinner but I could feel myself getting over hungry so I headed to my glove compartment bar stash for a melty peppermint stick luna bar. It was definitely a good choice to eat – I avoided getting to hungry and I waited until 8:30 to eat my dinner.
Pre-eating I helped out with bath time and then watched the Red Sox game with Sammy (age 4) while Rachel put her younger son to bed. Sammy was a baseball expert! He knew all the players, and gave me a great play-by-play.
Eventually I heated up the dinner I packed. Coconut Milk Kale and Red Lentils over Brown Rice from The Daily Garnish.
Underneath all that kale was lots of rice and lentils:
I refrained from my own bowl of frozen yogurt, but Rachel gave me the last few bites out of the pint of Ben and Jerry’s Phish Food frozen yogurt. I know it was froyo, but B&J make some high calorie frozen yogurt! 240 calories for 1/2 cup… I think I probably ended up with 1/4 of a cup.
And now after such a “hard” week of work, time for the weekend!