This Saturday has already been busy since I woke up at 6 am. Perfect time to wake up on a Saturday, no? More on my morning later.
Dietitians were in high gear all day. I’m pretty sure we thrive when we are down 2 dietitians. Our patients are always in good hands.
Nothing too exciting that I can share.
I came home and watched Glee! Two episodes actually. And I am so bummed about what happened. Sad but honest! Ha
I managed to get off the comfortable couch long enough to get my Friday night pizza going. I had frozen leftover sauce from a few weeks which saved me time tonight.
While the pizza was in the oven, I sautéed the leftover vegetable toppings.
No leftovers go to waste if I can help it.
Delicious red onion, bell pepper pizza!
Red onions give pizza such good flavor. I grated parmesan cheese and splashed Crystal hot sauce on 3 pieces and got to work on it.
Anyone else notice last night that Chipper Jones was trending on Twitter? Last night was his last game before retirement.
Let me tell you, I was OBSESSED with Chipper Jones when I was growing up. Beagle named Chipper and an entire bedroom with a Chipper Jones theme.
I ended up in a deep sleep on the couch by 9:30. I used all energy to brush my teeth, take my contacts out, and go to bed. I fell into another deep sleep which may have been very helpful to my early morning run.
I woke up at 6 am by alarm. The weather was calling for 32* and sunny. I bundled up and fueled up.
I dug around in my freezer to find a sandwich thin and quinoa energy bites. I hoped this would be enough for 12 miles.
Bundled in pants (obnoxious zippers at the calf/ankle), long sleeve shirt, LiveStrong headband, and self-made gloves.
I kept it all on the entire time. It was cold out!
I saw few other runners out in the 12 miles. I ran by a girls’ soccer tournament and canoe practice. One of the few runners that I did run past was a dietitian who helped me out so much during my internship. Loved seeing her!
By mile 9, I had an epiphany. At this point of my run, I knew I could do another 3 miles easily. With that thought I realized that part of long distance running is brainwashing yourself. You tell yourself that 12 miles is nothing. Clearly, I’ve been brainwashed for distances under 13.12 miles.
Once I accomplished 12 miles, I realized how tight my hips felt. I had to stop on the bridge to stretch.
Running stats 12 miles 1:51: 58 9’20″
I took as much time at home that I could to stretch out before leaving for my eye appointment. I showed up at the eye doctor’s office in my running clothes and salty face. Luckily my eye doctor never complained when he had to touch my face at one point to get a better look at my eyes.
Off to Cider and Cinnamon event with a cardiac rehab coworker.