It’s the most wonderful time of the week…
…until we get to the weekend. You need something to look forward to in order to get through til Friday.
Especially when your Monday starts with losing your phone and an eviction scare.
I dropped my phone unknowingly on my walk home from work, in which I mildly panicked and freaked out. I am so lucky to have had someone drop it off right next door to work, and “lost mode” exists for iPhones. Lesson learned.
And I guess they never got my last month’s rent. And after “multiple attempts to contact me” aka the one voicemail I just received, I get a late notice and an eviction threat. Life is really hating me right now.
And that’s where I turn my feelings into food… sharing.
I planned to get my long run in this AM since I was traveling on Sunday, and Monday was just a shizz show, but sleep sounded so much better to me. So I fueled with my carb-filled breakfast for my run 8 hours later.
A slow day at the office doesn’t make lunch come any sooner. I think I have watched paint dry on grass growing faster than that.
Summer Veggie Meatloaf // Steamed summer squash
And since I’m trying to be good at not chugging down 5 cups of coffee a day, I switched it up with some green tea.
Plus the rest of the squash and some cukes with honey mustard, and some almonds from my latest Blue Diamond haul.
And because that wasn’t enough to fuel me through the afternoon, a giant Granny Smith to calm my sweet tooth.
I have this weird aversion to going grocery shopping during the week. Call it a weakness, quirk, or sheer laziness, but the thoughts of grocery shopping before Friday makes me cringe.
So instead, I’ll eat a jumble of makeshift meals until I cave in.
Now that the humidity had settled, there was a light mist in the air, and 30 minutes had passed to let my Garmin and stomach settle, I hit the road for my long run.
It felt awesome to get out there after the bumps in the road called life I’ve had this past week. I was pleasantly surprised to see my easy pace wasn’t terrible after being out of the game for some time. I just went with what my body felt like at the time, and was happy to see a sub 10:00.
Did I tell you how much I love running in the summer rain? Well I love running in the summer rain.
There’s something about the mystery of “is it sweat or rain?!” that calls to me. Plus my face doesn’t melt off in the blaze of the sun.
Especially when you have a freezer full of them to work through before summer ends. Thanks MJ!
Followed by a lazy girl’s protein mug cake.
I just dump a scoop of protein powder (whey works best) a sprinkle of baking soda, cinnamon, and about 3 tablespoons of water in a mug. Microwave for 30 seconds, and top with pb and granola. Boom.
Thanks for hosting Jenn!
Make it a great day!
How’s your week going?
Ready for fall or already missing summer?