So around 4:00, my work computer went on the fritz. Instead of struggling with it for the next 1.5 hours, I decided to call technical support, turn my computer over to them, and go to the gym.
Running Hiatus Workout #5
I brought a few documents with me, and it felt SO good to WORK while MOVING. I ended up doing an extra extra extra long set on the elliptical as a result!
- Duration: 50 minutes
- Calories Burned: 400 (estimate)
After the elliptical, I did 20 push-ups and 60 sit-ups and called it a day.
Costco-Sized Containers of EVOO Come in Handy
Instead of driving straight home, I stopped off at the grocery store and did some shopping. I loaded up on all these yummy pershiable foods, like Chobani yogurt, milk, deli meat…. I placed everything carefully into my trunk and drove home.
When I got home, I realized that the latch of my trunk had broken off and I could not access my groceries! 90 degree heat in Florida and $75 worth of goodies locked in trunk DO NOT MIX. I started to have a mini-meltdown and struggled with the lock for 20 minutes.
Then, I decided to pour extra virgin olive oil in the latch and all over the key and tried again — VIOLA! My groceries were free! Now I have a greasy, broken trunk (that’s what she said)!
SIGH! Just one of those days. 🙂
Dinner was scrumptious, though! I had baked tofu rubbed in Mexican spices, steamed snow peas, and brown rice.
Dessert was a bowl of watermelon + another one of those fake Organic Oreos.
My pre-workout snack included two rice cakes with a smear of PB.
And my mid-afternoon snack was a lovely Weil bar by Nature’s Path. I tried the Goji Moji flavor.
The verdict? Well, I was a little scared of the bar when I unwrapped it…
The appearance and texture kind of threw me because I either like hard bars (like TLC bars) or oatmeal-based bars (like ZBars). But, it smelled delicious and I loved the ingredient list, so I gave it a shot… WOW! I was very impressed. It was chewy, it was perfectly sweet without being overpowering, it was filling… loved it!
According to the Nature’s Path website, "A cousin to the tomato, sweet goji berries, has been used for 2,000 years as traditional healing practice is also believed to enhance the immune system, improve eyesight, protect the liver and improve circulation. Packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants."
Here’s the ingredient list: Organic dates, organic fig paste, organic cashews, organic dried sweetened cranberries (organic cranberries, organic evaporated cane juice, organic sunflower oil), organic goji berries, organic orange peel, organic lemon juice concentrate, organic orange oil.
And the Nutritional Stats:
Overall, a great bar and I cannot wait to try the other Weil bars!
Stay tuned for a post regarding my thoughts on the Running Hiatus. I’ve received a lot of questions about my feelings towards the hiatus, and I want to address them comprehensively. Some questions I’ll answer include:
- Are you sad without running? Are you mad? Scared? Bored?
- How has your body-image/self-esteem changed?
- Have you been calorie counting?
- Do your knees feel better already?
- Have you gained weight?
Any other questions for me? You know I’m always totally honest, and I’m ready to spill out my guts regarding my feelings towards the hiatus, so ASK AWAY!