I’m a Danger to Myself
Yesterday two of my favorite things caused me to bleed: running and eating!
It all started with my morning run…I got up around 7:30 (full disclosure: I’m a teacher on summer break and I am loving not setting a morning alarm since my usual wake-time is 5:00am). I made myself a slice of toast with Wild Friends Chocolate Coconut Peanut Butter, which is quickly becoming my favorite next to Sunflower Seed Butter, and got ready to head out on a 3 mile run.
My legs were feeling pretty heavy for the first mile, but I was mentally feeling okay and hoping that I would hit my groove after a mile or two. However, at the turn around point I was still feeling sluggish and mentally I started falling apart. I can usually muscle through a 3 mile run without too much trouble, but my body and mind were just not feeling it yesterday. It’s possible that my body was still recovering from a late night kettlebell workout the night before, but my lack of mental grit had no excuses! And then, enter the blood…
I was running and it felt like there was a rock wedged in the bottom of my shoe so I paused to pull it out. But it wasn’t a rock – it was a freaking broken cactus spike! So as I was pulling it out, it punctured my thumb. Okay, okay, I totally mislead you…there were about two drops of blood. Mwahaha <– evil laugh.
That run however was no joke, I had to stop at 2.4 miles and have a mini pep talk with myself to convince myself to keep running instead of just giving up and walking the last half mile home. Thankfully, my Garmin beeped at 3 miles just as I was approaching a water fountain in the park a block from my house – hallelujah!
I went home and stretched with this goof.
Followed by blending up some green smoothies for my husband and I. I made these ones with frozen bananas, frozen peaches, strawberries, hemp protein powder, spinach, flaxseed oil, and almond milk.
For those of you wondering, Adrian, my husband, usually works Sunday-Thursday, but was home recovering from an oral implant surgery that he had Tuesday morning. He had a bicycle accident in January and knocked out his two front teeth, so that’s why he looks like a hockey player (or hillbilly) and will continue to for the next 5 months or so when everything is healed/fixed.
For lunch I had a massive salad with brown rice at the bottom and topped with soyrizo taco leftovers from earlier in the week. Leftover tacos filling = the best salad topping!
Then we took Winston out for a walk around the neighborhood.
And decided the hot afternoon called for wine tasting at one of our new favorite local spots, the Carhartt Tasting Room. In case you are wondering, they are related to the work wear brand; yes, we asked!
Then we headed straight over to the weekly Farmer’s Market in Solvang. Now that I’m not working for the summer, I’ve been trying to make it every Wednesday evening.
And since Adrian was supposed to still be eating soft foods, I figured it was the perfect time to use the spaghetti squash my sister-in-law had given me from her garden. I made a Pea Pesto Sauce to top it off. Look for the recipe on the blog next week!
And here’s where the second bloody incident comes in – I nicked the top knuckle of my pinky finger cutting open the spaghetti squash. I always have such a struggle when splitting open squashes! They are so good, but I almost always injure myself in some way. If you haven’t guessed it, I’m not always the most careful individual! This time the blood-spill was a little more legitimate because at least it required a small bandaid 😉 I decided to spare you a picture because I’m not one for blood…especially large, close-up pictures of it.
We finished off the evening by becoming one with our couch and watching Chopped on TV (I’m obsessed).
What is your latest “battle wound” story?
What TV shows can you not get enough of? (We’re currently big fans of Chopped, The Bachelorette, Real Time with Bill Maher, and Game of Thrones in our household – we canceled Netflix and I am dying without my OITNB fix! Also, no spoilers for Game of Thrones please – we started late and are only in Season 3!)