My weekend started off like any good weekend should: snacks from Fresh Market and binge-watching Twin Peaks. I usually only save trips to the Fresh Market bulk treats section for post-race indulging but I figured my first full week at work deserved some celebrating! I picked up some veggie chips and their omgdelicious chocolate covered pretzel, chex and peanut mix.
Saturday morning I got ready to get a long run in before heading to fort walton for the day. Long run = 6 to 8 miles now that it's 90 degrees out by mid-morning. I made the huge mistake of eating breakfast before working out. I felt like I was running in slow motion with a belly full of oatmeal and the sun already beating down on me. My run wasn't helped when I took a new route and came across this:
Yeah, that's my name, on a grave. I noticed the last name first and thought "wow I don't see House very often" then happened to take a closer look and saw the 'Erika.' Creepy! I consoled myself with the fact that it was spelled differently. I can't tell you how carefully I drove around the rest of the day as I was paranoid it was some sort of bad omen!
The run got worse when I came across this sweet pup toward the end. S/he followed me home for the last mile. I felt so terrible for it!
After a quick shower I headed over to the Fort for an early Fathers Day celebration. My brother is going back to Gainesville this week so we decided to get together for a BBQ before he left. I sported my favorite shirt and went to the Mall for a bit of shopping with Mom. After weeks of unsuccessful attempts to get new work clothes I lucked out and finally got a few new tops from .... wait for it ... JCPenny. Really. It's like 1995 or something.
Sunday was my designated 'work' day. I had a great hour long strength workout at home then got straight to work. It was pouring rain all day so I didn't mind being stuck inside writing up blog posts, articles, answering emails and getting my lectures ready for the week. I also cleaned, did laundry, went grocery shopping and did my food prep!
Here is a look at my menu for the week:
Breakfast: Oatmeal with PB2
Snack 1: Cottage cheese with Pineapple
Lunch: Detox Salad (I leave out the currants and sunflower seeds) and carrots w/hummus
Snack 2: GF protein bars
Dinner: Asian 'chicken' veggie salad OR Zucchini pasta with green beans
After dinner munchies: Apple and PB2
Did you do your Food Prep this week?