Favorite Distance?

Lunch! Last night I made the salmon salad with canned salmon, mayo, pickles, onions and curry powder. DSCN1951With watermelon, carrots and a wrap this lunch took a long time to eat and was the most satisfying lunch I’ve had in a long time! I didn’t need the Diet Coke, but made an executive decision that it was good for my soul even if it’s bad for my body.DSCN1948

Dessert = Chocolate Calcium Chew DSCN1954A few days ago Meghann and I were talking about her upcoming 5K. (She is super speedy by the way!) It occurred to me that  I’ve never ran a 5K. I ran one 10K as the start to my official racing career years ago and from there did a half marathon and fell in love with that distance.

Question: What’s your favorite distance???

Me: Half-Marathons are my favorite distance all the way! But, I do want to run a 5K or 10K now for the experience. I’m looking for one nearby 🙂 I’m training for the full marathon because I hate myself, I mean because I am crazy and/or for the adventure.

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How to pack my lunch Lesson #2

Lunch Lesson #2: Prep (or completely  make) all your lunch ingredients the night before.

Last night I made salmon salad for lunch today (I actually ended up eating if for dinner too). I thought putting it on the bread would make it too soggy, but at least I had it ready to go for this morning. I left Ben a note before I left for my run to please make a Salmon Sandwich for himself and a Salmon Wrap for me 🙂DSCN1936My packed lunch and snacks – apple, grapes, nut-clusters, cereal, carrots, wrap. I have yogurt waiting for me at work for an afternoon snack so I might switch that out with the nut clusters…DSCN1946

The Night Before Lunch Prep Tips:

– Chop up veggies or fruit for salads and snacks

– Put chips/cereals/trail-mix/fruit into baggies or tupperware

– Make sandwiches or leftovers as the “main course” if it will keep overnight

– Set aside any yogurt/bars/snacks you want to take so they are easy to grab on your way out

Run – I meant to run out as fast as I could 3 miles and jog back, but I completely burnt my legs out by miles 2 and was dragging the rest of the way. I need to work on pacing  myself better!

Breakfast – Ben made a double Green Monster for us to share for breakfast. GMs go best with a bagel and PB&J 🙂DSCN1943I’m happy it’s almost Friday! I’ve been trying to fight off getting sick all week and have really been dragging.

Thank you all so much for the positive comments after my post last night. I am very frustrated that I keep backtracking on my journey towards a healthier lifestyle, but I need to keep it in perspective. I just got back from vacation and need to get back on track – but drastic measures don’t work long term (even short term for me!).

Today I am committing myself to a healthy, balanced eating and excercise plan – thanks for following along 🙂