Weekend Recap & Catching Up

August 10, 2014

I got back to Alaska late Friday night and have been playing catch-up on everything around here since I got back: unpacking, cleaning, laundry, and coaching work.

A trip to the grocery store was definitely in order Saturday afternoon. We stocked up on a lot of produce and other essentials.

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Traveling often gets my diet off-kilter, so it was nice to get back to my normal diet regimen. My late lunch was a corn tortilla topped with a scrambled egg, onions, red pepper, avocado, and salsa. It was scrumptious.

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Saturday evening we stopped by our friend’s place to see their new baby. Glen and Carol had a baby girl, and Craig got to hold the two-day old little one. She was so precious and slept soundly while Craig held her.

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We brought the new baby this book written and illustrated by locals that we found at a gift shop downtown.

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Dinner was an English muffin with peanut butter + an Orange Crush smoothie. I found the recipe in a magazine, but changed it up to fit what I had in the house.

Orange Crush Smoothie

2/3 cup orange juice

1 carrot

1/2 banana

2 Tablespoons hemp protein powder

1 piece crystallized ginger

dash of allspice

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Sunday morning I had high hopes of running at least 6 miles, if not 7 or 8, but that did not happen. I took two running steps after stepping outside, and I could immediately feel my back become aggravated. It was sore on Friday and Saturday, so it didn’t surprise me when it was not happy when I tried running this morning. I ended up running a mile with some walk breaks. I have a chiropractic appointment later this week, so hopefully that will help.

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Instead of running, I took the pooch for a walk.

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By the time I got back home, I was starving. I decided I would make a bowl of oatmeal, but I knew that wouldn’t fill me up that much since it is mostly just carbohydrates. To add some protein, I scrambled an egg in with the oatmeal while it was cooking. It might sound odd, but it was actually quite good!

Once the oatmeal and egg were done cooking, I added fresh blueberries, walnuts, brown sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla extract.

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After church, I went to a yoga class for an hour this afternoon. My back feels more limber and less painful this evening, so hopefully it helped. I also have an appointment for ART (active release therapy) in the morning, so hopefully that will give my back some relief.

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3 Comments
    1. i love adding eggs to oatmeal! it freaks my husband out so usually i don’t tell him (if i’m making it for both of us). haha.

    1. […] Last week running went really well (relatively speaking), but this week I’ve been out of commission (other than 1-2 miles) due to my lower back bothering me. I was hoping to see the chiropractor Friday morning, but he is going to be out now. I am still going to try and run the Big Wildlife Runs Snow City 5K on Sunday though! […]

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