Wave to the Camera!

Good morning and happy Friday! I don’t know about you, but I’ve had a seriously stressful week and am ready for a nice weekend. And the best part is that my friend Kelly is getting married tomorrow, so the weekend is sure to be a blast! Congrats Kelly and Jerry – I can’t wait to celebrate with you tomorrow!!

Yesterday was definitely a less stressful day and I was very grateful. I started the day off with a great breakfast of oatmeal with almond butter and tons of blueberries. I love blueberries!

Around 10:30 a.m. I ate a banana – I was ravenous for some reason. Then we had a work meeting and it just so happened to be my co-workers birthday and my boss had purchased giant cupcakes for everyone. Now, those who know me well know that I simply can not pass up a cupcake. And I didn’t. Not only that, I chose the worst one: carrot cake cupcake with cream cheese frosting (sooo good!). These cupcakes were from Zeytuna and they were enormous. Seriously out of control…and I ate the whole thing. Once I started, I couldn’t stop. It was awful.

Needless to say, I was pretty full and felt gross for the rest of the day. And I also got a terrible headache (probably from such a huge rush of sugar) and then felt sleepy. Awful! Where was my self-control on that one?

Can you say no to sweets – especially when it’s your very favorite? It’s obviously something I need to work on.

The rest of my afternoon involved little food – some Triscuits with laughing cow cheese and a Chobani yogurt with Kashi Go Lean cereal.

In the afternoon  I received an email from the NYRR photographer site notifying me that the pictures from last weekend’s half marathon were ready. I always check them out just to see how terrible I looked. There were a ton of pics of Lauren and me. Some were pretty awful, but then I came to this one, which made me laugh out loud:

I actually remember doing this. It was at the very beginning of the race, maybe at the first mile marker, and I saw the photographer right in front of me. But there were so many people taking pictures that day, that I didn’t think the guy was definitely one of the event photographers – umm yeah he was. Ha!

Anyway, I digress. I made it through the work day in a slight sugar coma (actually is was really bad). And then I trudged to the gym after work. This week has been terrible as far as my marathon training goes. I am supposed to finish up at 22 miles for the week and I’m at 11 right now. And I will not be running 11 miles tomorrow – maybe 6-7.

Anyway – I hopped on the last available treadmill and pretty much told myself I’d have to stop at 4 miles because people would be waiting. Miraculously, after 2 miles, the treadmills cleared out and I was able to run 5 miles (43:03) without feeling guilty.

Then I did some ab work and some arm free-weight exercises with a 5-pound weight.

I left the gym feeling much better (sugar coma gone) and started walking home and holy coldness!! The temperature had dropped tremendously! I got home, did the dishes, vacuumed and tidied up and then made some dinner. I already had some cooked pasta ready, so I just added a ton of veggies and stuff to it: cucumber, carrots, grape tomatoes, cheddar cheese and apple. I then drizzled it with Newmans’ Light Balsamic vinaigrette.

Perfection! Dessert was the second half of my grapefruit with a packet of Truvia on top.

I also had a handful of semi-sweet chocolate chips as well.

I was considering getting up early today and hitting the gym for a 4-mile run to make my weekly mileage total, but my legs were feeling tired and so was I last night. I figured why push it? If my body was telling me to rest a bit, then I would. That way, I’ll be extra rested for my cold run upstate on Saturday morning. I don’t even want to check what the temperature will be – it will certainly scare me. I am simply preparing to layer-up like crazy.

And then after that it will be party time!! Do you have any fun plans this weekend or will you just be trying to stay warm? 🙂 Have a good one everyone!

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11 responses to “Wave to the Camera!

  1. Great time for your 5 mile treadmill run! Do you find you are faster on the treadmill or outside or does it make no difference to you?

    Really pleased to have found your blog!

    Chloe

    • Thanks for stopping by my blog Chloe! I find that I run faster with ease outside. I can increase the speed on the treadmill, but usually find it more difficult. Outside I seem to be able to pick up the pace easier.

  2. Ohhh it is going to be super cold here I think. I’m heading down to Long Island to visit a friend so I’m going to get my long run out of the way tonight (indoors!) Mmmm, carrot cake cupcakes. Yum. If someone brings in something that I absolutely adore, I usually have some.

    Love the race photo- very cute! Have fun at the wedding!

    • Thanks! Funny – my mom just emailed me and told me she is pulling “the mom” card and not allowing me to run outside in the freezing cold. She is insisting I run at her gym instead. Haha.

  3. Sweet treats are my weakness! I can’t imagine working in an office where people bring stuff in. But it sounds like you burned it off.

    Enjoy your cold run in upstate. I just did my long one today and it was 19 degrees and windy. Ugh.

  4. I would have downed that carrot cake cupcake too! I love carrot cake. I can’t pass up on treats either. I just try to keep it in a decent portion and enjoy and not stress about it.

  5. Ooh how far are you running and when? 🙂

    • I’m running 6-7 miles this weekend up in Albany. But my mom is not allowing me to run outside – she is giving me her gym pass instead. Gotta love moms.

  6. Nope, I can’t avoid sweets….and I don’t feel sorry eating them. You have to indulge once in awhile!

  7. Hello! I just found your blog and I love it! Your pasta salad looks divine!

  8. Sorry to hear you had a stressful week, Lindsey. Hopefully the weekend and wedding proved to be a detox from unwanted hectic-ness.

    I totally relate to your cupcake dilemma. I have a real hard time stopping at one bite or even half of a giant cupcake. If it’s good, chances are I’m going to eat all of it.

    That pasta salad looks delish!

    PS: That photo is awesome. You rule!

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