Lost and Found

Happy weekend! My TGI Friday started off with a little bit of sleeping in (till 8am!) and a banana

banana

And then a cappuccino with a packet of sugar in the raw and clif bar once I arrived at my desk. I finally received my new (BPA-free!) Sigg bottle. I like the new “sports cap”, but it took me nearly an entire day to figure out how to get the water toΒ  come out. Seriously.

clif bar and cappuccino

Morning was productive, stomach started to get hungry around noon. Had some prunes to hold me over till lunch and then headed over to a 45 minute spinning class at my gym. I usually dig the music this instructor plays, but today I just wasn’t feelin’ it. Ah well, maybe we’ll get a little more Britney Spears next week. After a warm-up the class did 3 hill climbs with some speed surges mixed in. I really like going to cycling classes because I don’t think I would add resistance or speed if I were to bike by myself!

prunes

Lunch was a salad from the cafeteria (so much more exciting than a packed lunch!):

  • iceberg and mixed greens
  • shredded carrots, mushrooms, red onion, roasted butternut squash
  • black beans, cannelloni beans
  • sprinkle of blue cheese, craisins, and sunflower seed
  • balsamic vinaigrette (extra garlic-y today!)

salad

Afternoon snackeroos: chai latte (from the flavia machine at work) and a dark chocolate-covered pretzel.

chocolate covered pretzel

And a Brown Cow maple cream top yogurt. This was the first time I ever tried one of these – I liked it a lot!

Brown Cow Cream Top Yogurt

I stared at the clock worked diligently until 5:30pm and then skedaddled to a 6pm hot yoga class with Agnes. It was sweaty. If you don’t live in New York City or Northern California (or just feel like stayin’ home) you can still partake: check out the new YTTP podcasts!

After yoga, I was feelin’ good. My shoulders were relaxed, my head was clear, my bags were light. Wait. Maybe a little too light. When I was about 1/2 way home I realized I had left my new lunaracers (Thanks Nike!) in the changing room of the yoga studio. F%$#!!

I dashed into my apartment, changed out of sweaty clothes, grabbed a snack and headed back downtown.

My fellow subway passengers were weirded out intrigued by my carrot sticks and peanut butter snack.

carrots and peanut butter

Thankfully yogis are pretty good people (karma!) and my shoes were waiting for me when I arrived. I was so happy to retrieve them that I snapped a photo on the grungy subway platform. The lunaracers are SO light – 4.5 ounces! I can’t wait to race something fast in them.

Lunaracers on the subway

9pm, finally home and hungry. Apologies for the lack of creativity, but I just wanted to EAT. I heated up a cup of roasted garlic-potato soup and had some triscuits and a laughing cow cheese on the side. I was craving salt after sweaty hot yoga.

Potato Garlic Soup

Shortly before hitting the hay, I downed a glass of milk and some Nantucket cookies. Yum!

Nantucket Cookies

And that was Friday!

I just finished up a 16.5 mile run (more on that later)…and have plans to stay snug in my apartment for the rest of Saturday. It’s cold and rainy outside – perfect for reading, napping, and baking πŸ™‚

Question: What’s your favorite cold and rainy day food?

Did you know that food is more valuable in its fermented form (think apples vs. hard cider, milk vs. cheese)? Check out this cool article on food fermentation!

  • I’m a sucker for a big bowl of warm soup when it’s cold and rainy out. I love me some tomato basil or butternut squash soup!

  • i’ve gotta try those lunar glide sneaks! do you find them supportive enough for longer runs?

    oh, and i just got my new sigg too. hydratin’ in style, woo πŸ˜›

  • I love Brown Cow!

  • I love soup when it’s cold…this is my favorite: http://catesworldkitchen.com/2009/11/my-favorite-vegetable-soup/

    I really want to get some racing flats (I haven’t raced in any since high school!) but I figure the 10 or so pounds I have to lose should probably come off before I invest!

  • Awesome mileage!
    I like trying new yogurt but anything not as thick as Greek tends to disappoint me now.

  • Cool days means lots of soup and stirfry in my apartment!

  • holy moly woman…work that 16.5 out! ummm i have left several things behind in yoga classes, and have found all of them. one more reason i love yoginis.

    enjoy your snuggly day…i wish i could do that today, but alas, laundry is calling my name. ugh.

    enjoy your sunday!

  • Ohh, I know that feeling of dread when you realize something has gone missing at YTTP. During the summer, someone once left with my flip-flops and I was forced to wear some left-behind loaners (grrrrrrosssss). So glad to hear you got your shoes back!

    Also, Chai lattes and dark chocolate covered pretzels sound like a perfect snack combo.

  • Katie

    Wow DARK chocolate pretzels, yummmy!

    My fav salt+sweet snack!

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    Happy Sunday,

    Katie

  • Those enchiladas look AMAZING!!! YUM!