So happy today is already Wednesday. Halfway through the week and i’m feeling good. The fridge and cabinet are starting to get a little bare so yesterday for lunch I grabbed my newest favorite sandwich at this great little spot by my house called Beach Bums. They have amazing sandwiches and have their own home made ice cream. I’ve recently fallen in love with the sandwich Spanky’s Gang. My friend Emily who I met in Costa Rica told me that was her go-to sandwich at beach bums so I knew I had to try it. Sprouts, tomato, herb cheese, and sweet muenster cheese on whole wheat bread. I asked that the bread be toasted and have avocado added. MMM this is good. Fresh and simple with great flavor. I love that there are good veggie options close by.
After work I dragged my butt over to the yoga studio. I hadn’t been in I guess around 2 weeks? Camille made sure to play my favorite hip hop playlist, and I remembered why I love yoga so much. I completely zone out and am focused for a full 90 minutes on nothing but the class. I remember when I first started taking classes 90 minutes seemed like 10 hours, always looking back at the clock and thinking, how am I going to do this for another 45 minutes??? But now by the time we get to the floor series I know the class is almost over and I can’t believe it’s went by so fast. It felt good getting back in the studio, I must make a conscious effort to balance both my running and my yoga.
For dinner I had been craving pancakes so that was exactly what I made. I used the last of my whole wheat pancake mix, and decided to try to use some chia seeds in the batter. I whipped up the batter before yoga, threw in the chia seeds, some vanilla extract and some cinnamon, then covered the bowl and threw it in the fridge. When I came back after class to make my pancakes the batter had thickened up quite a lot from the chia seeds. The pancakes ended up being pretty dense, and had a nice crunch to the insides. I liked the addition of the chia! I topped my two pancakes with some almond butter, blackberry preserves, and a drizzling of agave.
My friend Jami and I had decided to go on a run this morning since it’s supposed to get nasty over here in Baltimore later tonight. Since I have to be at work at 7, we had to start our run at 5. I can’t tell you how many times i’ve tried this before, but somehow I just press that snooze button every 9 minutes it goes off until I have to get up. Knowing that I had someone there waiting for me was a huge motivation to drag myself out of bed and get going. I laid my clothes out next to me so that I wouldn’t have to bother searching for what I was going to wear. We set out at 5:00 on the dot for our 4 mile run. It was mild out surprisingly so it felt great to be out there. I did however have a side cramp for about 75% of the run, not sure exactly what thats about? Because I ran on an empty stomach? Any advice from morning runners?
I’d love to start running in the morning during the week more often. It sets you up for results seeing that sometimes when I get home from work I just don’t have the energy or the motivation. Great start to the morning! feeling GOOD.