Thursday, July 9, 2009


So I set the alarm to get up at 5:45 this morning to run before work....THAT didn't happen. I got up and re-set alarm for 6:30 and went back to bed with Cooper. Had the two cups of coffee like usual, and a PURPLE monster. I had to throw away a few cups of spinach because it went bad (I just bought it on Sunday...grrr). So I only had like 3 cups for my monster, and I forgot to put nut butter in. Doh.

Contents included:
  • 1 scoop vanilla whey protein
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 4 sliced strawberries
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 3 cups of spinach
  • 1/2c of frozen blueberries
  • 1.5c of crushed ice
It definitely didn't have the sticking power without the fat from the nut butter. :( I really want to get some macadamia nut butter for smoothies, to try to replicate a white chocolate mac nut smoothie. How freakin good would THAT be?

I had a snack around 10:30 of a Kashi trail mix bar and some pistachios (to make up the fat I was missing).

I headed out for a run around 11:30 when my meetings were finished. I'm such a dumbass, I forgot to start my Garmin so I'm missing about a quarter of a mile of time/distance. :( I was really feeling my leg workout from yesterday, I felt exhausted, and wanted to quit...but I was on a loop that takes me far from home so quitting wasn't an option (muahahahaha).

I took a quick shower when I got back, and made some lunch. NOTHING sounded good today, but I was starving. I tried out the MorningStar grillers chicken burger (not the one that is breaded). It looks like it is new since I can't find it on their website. It's not super good, I put it in a flat out with some hummus, shredded pepper jack cheese, black beans, and corn like a dang quesadilla.

To be honest the breaded style "chicken" burger is leaps and bounds better, I don't think I'll buy these again. Fortunately the hummus hid most of the weird taste. I was so hungry I forgot to take a pic. :(

Off to finish the rest of my work day and go to Costco for more spinach.


  1. Sorry the chicken burger wasn't tasty. I haven't tried fake chicken yet... I hear mixed things.

    I wish we had Costco here, so jealous!

  2. Your morning smoothie sounds fantastic - i agree with you on the nut butter.

    WTG at pushing through your run!

  3. ah, well, we need that extra rest someday! But I'm glad you still managed to squeeze in a run! I'll bet the extra hour of sleep helped!