You know when you sit behind a computer for way too long – everything starts getting fuzzy, you are glazed over like a big ol’ bakery doughnut and feel completely spaced out? Well, that was me today :). I had a total computer-based project I was doing all day, and I walked out of work like a total zombie.
Luckily, it was truly of breakfast of champions to start the day – toasted Ezekiel bread layered with peanut butter, smooshed naner and cinnamon. Man, I LOVE me my cinnamon!
The haziness and glazed over eyes (doesn’t the word glazed just totally make you WANT a doughnut? Seriously.) slowly but surely increased until I gave myself a break around 11am to eat Stonyfield Organic Blueberry Yogurt. Since I had another lunch date today, I just needed something small to tide me over a bit longer. I love the color of blueberry yogurt – it’s one of those weird small things that just makes me happy :).
For lunchie, I met up with my hilarious friend Brad for some yummy eats at Cheeky Monkey Deli in St. Paul. If you don’t remember, it’s where I devoured the famous Nutella + Banana Sandwich not so long ago. The Cheeky Monkey is totally adorable – it is healthy, sources from local ingredients and has cucumber water. Yes, I said cucumber water. It was practically like being in a spa ;).
Today, I tried something new and went for the Roasted Veggie + Hummus sandwich on ciabatta, along with a side of pickles and I stole some of Brad’s yummy spiced potato chips. Divine food, divine company, divine time!
The afternoon zoomed by, thanks in part to a long lunch and a lovely snack. Lunch was totes filling, but I knew I when I got home I needed to hammer out 5 miles so I did a little pre-fueling. If I come home hungry, you can forget about running. Soooo…I prevented the hunger with my favorite Lara and a cup of lemon green tea:
When I got home, I entered the kitchen to the sweet smell of Megan throwing a baking party. Dangerous! She’s getting prepared for her 4th of July fiesta, which meant the kitchen was filled with chocolate Special K bars, rice krispie bars, muffins and other goodies. Ummm..yum! I got dressed and ran out the door to bang out my 5 miles, which took me about an hour (including walking an extra mile afterwards).
Then when I got home, I grabbed a whole wheat mini cherry chocolate muffin…
Watch out Martha Stewart! Good work on the baked delights Meggy Moo!
I stretched, drank lots of water and watched the new TV show Dance Your Ass Off prepared to make dinner. On the menu tonight….some Thai food goodness! Every week, I usually get nostalgic for my travels abroad and crave Thai food (even though, let’s be real, mine doesn’t even compare to the food I ate there). Here is a picture of me at Wat Phra Kaew, which is on the grounds of the great Grand Palace in Bangkok…
Don’t I look simply fabulous in my gecko-printed skirt?
One of my favorite dishes in Thailand was a good Thai curry. So, I bought a premade Thai Kitchen yellow curry simmer sauce, mixed it with veggies and tempeh, then served it over brown rice for a little Yellow Tempeh Thai Curry. Honestly, the yellow curry simmer sauce wasn’t the best, but it was still good nonetheless.
Then it was an after dinner cocktail to further hydrate…
10 oz. sparkling water
4 strawberries, pureed
1 tsp. lime juice
1 tsp. sugar
Looks gross & chunky but tasted ah-may-zing! Probably would have tasted better with a splash of…I can’t quite put my finger on it…
Sorry dudes and dudettes, but this gal has got to run – I’ve gots a 10:15pm beach volleyball game coming my way tonight, which means I need to slam a Diet Coke take a nap to keep me up until midnight. Let’s pray that we don’t lose all 3 games again tonight! Happy (for real) humpday – 4th of July fun is just around the corner!
What are everyone’s plans for the 4th? I might stick around MN or head to hang out with Barbie & Ken and the fam this weekend – haven’t decided yet :).