I have to admit, I had a “fat day” yesterday. I didn’t exercise (since it was a rest day for me), never changed out of my pajamas, ate a ton of food, and felt like a slob. Thankfully, I don’t have these days too often. But still, they are not fun. The one good thing about a day like that, it makes me appreciate being able to go for a run and spend some time taking care of myself!
Distance: 10 miles
Average pace: 8:00 minutes/mile
I was excited to go for a long run today. Even though I only took one day off, it felt like a week off! My legs felt very refreshed and the miles clicked along easily.
Even though I ran 10 miles in the morning, I was not hungry throughout the day. (Which means I ate way too much yesterday!) So I made sure to lift weights this afternoon in order to get my metabolism going. I find it crazy that 10 miles didn’t work up an appetite for me, but 20 minutes of weight lifting did!
Now onto the food part. . . .
I found another ingredient that makes spinach smoothies (a.k.a. Green Monsters) very delicious: canned pineapple! Yum, this tasted very tropical with the pineapple and banana in it. I’m going to have to do that again very soon.
Tonight for dinner, I made Chana Masala (i.e. chickpea curry). I’ve tried this recipe before (which is very good!) but decided to try a different variation. The recipe I used tonight can be found here, and it was a winner as well! Without the two being side-by-side, I’m not sure which recipe I prefer.