Another Book Bites the Dust

Good morning. I am feeling very sluggish today. It could partially be because our office a gazillion degrees right now. It’s really gross and it makes me sleepy.

Yesterday was hot as well, but felt a bit more tolerable. And with the forecast predicting almost 85 degrees tomorrow, I’m sure we’ll be roasting in the office.

Breakfast yesterday was simple and maybe a little boring. Kashi Heart to Heart cereal with almond milk and a side of light cranberry juice.

Lunch came pretty quickly – I had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich on an Arnold Sandwich Thin.

Then my afternoon snack were Chobani yogurt with Kashi Go Lean and an unpictured apple.

When I left work it was positively gorgeous outside! I was excited for my after-work run. I came home, changed and headed out for a 5 mile run.

Despite the beautiful weather, my legs felt terribly heavy through the entire run. The promenade was windy, which didn’t help, but I just felt like I was moving really slow. Here are my stats from the run:

Mile 1 – 8:30
Mile 2 – 8:13
Mile 3 – 8:21
Mile 4 – 8:13
Mile 5 – 8:23

Total mileage – 5.03 in 41:54. Averaged 8:20 minute miles.

It wasn’t my slowest run lately, but it just felt really difficult. Have you ever had a run like that – where there’s nothing really wrong, you just can’t seem to move any faster?

After my run I came home and threw together a quick quinoa dinner – quinoa with carrots, garbanzo beans (chickpeas), peas, and corn with some light italian dressing drizzled over top.

It was actually really filling and I only ate about half of it. The rest will be lunch for today.

After dinner I watched a little bit of Dancing with the Stars before Hubby came back from the gym and insisted we turn it on basketball. I’m sorry – I just don’t get into this March madness stuff. Instead, I ended up finishing my current book: Sarah’s Key.

I know – flying through these books. I currently have nothing to read! But my mom has promised me the book Cutting for Stone when I’m up there this weekend, so that’s next on the list. I promise book reviews asap!

Hope your week is going well. Do you have any other good book recommendations to share?

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8 responses to “Another Book Bites the Dust

  1. it’s weird… some days i can run 4 miles at a 8:30 pace easily and others i struggle at keeping up a 9min pace! not sure if it’s mind over matter or just lack of sleep, etc.

    love that quinoa dish! i need to make something like this since i’ve had a bag of the grain sitting around for ages and haven’t cooked it yet

  2. I love the book Bel Canto by Anne Paget…so good!!

  3. I just started “The Girls from Ames” the other night. So far, really good. A true story of 10 girls who grew up together and have stayed in touch every since….really makes you cherish your girlfriends!

  4. That was my run this afternoon! I went to the gym after I left work at 3 and I honestly thought something might be wrong with the treadmill. I felt like I was working so hard, but I couldn’t sustain much below a 9-minute mile to save my life. Blech! I firmly believe one tough run means a great one is around the corner though 🙂

  5. At some point during any run, I feel that way. I’m sort of out of shape running wise now, but hope to be moving a little more efficiently by the time Summer comes around.

    I love your veggie infused quinoa dinner! Looks very filling, colorful, and nutritious.

  6. Just wandering around running blogs tonight and came upon yours!

    Love your food photos – it goes along with my blog post today!

    Good books . . . well with four kids most of the books I read are picture books :).

    Happy running!

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