Saturday, July 31, 2010

Princess Molly

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I hope you all are enjoying your Saturday.  There isn't much going on up in here today, it's been a nice COOL day filled with some on and off rain.  I did do something pretty amazing though.  I went for a run.  Yes you read that right.  Yes you are on TLD blog.  (Notice that I changed that from LSD.  I don't need that popping up in search engines.)  Of course, all week I did it right, I ate right and I hydrated at night in preparation, and never went.  Last night, due to J having the car while out with friends and me having no food in the house, I ordered Papa Johns.  I drank almost no water.  Breakfast was leftover Papa Johns.  After "breakfast" I went out.  It's a little disheartening to see that my progress has completely backtracked and that my "run" is more like a walk/jog, and is taking 45 minutes again like in the beginning, but at least I went.  And... get this... I went in the rain.  Who am I???  I figured it had taken me three hours of being awake and mentally yelling at myself that I'm never going to look like Britney Spears at this rate to even get out the door so I was not going to let a little sprinkle deter me.  Molly was not pleased.  As you know, she is a freakin diva who hates to get wet and kept looking at me like I hate you and will make you pay for this later, and stopped every 3 seconds to shake and try to lead me back home.  I had to remind her that I own her, and not the other way around, and there would be no turning back.  She had no choice but to suck it up.  I blame her hatred of everything wet on J, who in every attempt to not get his sneakers wet has inadvertently taught her to jump over puddles.  I kid you not.  The dog will NOT step in a puddle.  And she will dance around in mud like she isn't a badass looking pitbull mix rocking a Harley collar.  You would think she, (and maybe J,) was a little white poodle with a pink bow.  Wimps, both of them.

After the pet abuse run, we dragged ourselves up the stairs where Molly promptly laid down in front of her water bowl, and I stretched, showered, and refueled with this greatness:

This would be with a green smoothie made with a frozen banana, a handful of blueberries, almond milk, and somewhere around 3 handfuls of spinach.  I pack it in because I can never taste it so might as well put in as much as will fit, right?  Notice how it went right up to the brim of the glass.  I couldn't have planned that better.  I paired it with the last pieces of cinnamon raisin toast topped with eatth balance and cinnamon sugar. 

I finally went grocery shopping this afternoon.  I didn't make it to the FM, I think we will be doing that tomorrow, but I went to Whole Foods and stocked up on the produce I can't get at the FM, as well as local grass fed beef for J, spaghetti sauce fixin's, cashew butter, (for the first time!!) yogurt, cheese, granola, and a few other odds and ends.  Including... bagels!!  Thank God, I was totally having withdrawals.  $99 later, and I was home.  Is it me, or does everything at WF seem to cost $5?  I guess that trying to eat as much organic as possible comes with a price tag, but I am willing to pay it when I have the money.  After all, prevention is always better than treatment, and I really don't want the cancer and things that come along with all those chemicals and pesticides.  Anyway... off the soap box now.

J enjoyed his grass fed beef, underneath all these veggies. He made it sort of a taco salad instead of having actual tacos.


Of course, you know what I had to have:


That would be a cut up nectarine along with it.  Dinner of champions.

Well, I'm off now to read some more of my Chelsea book.  I started it this afternoon and I'm loving it so far.  The girl is crazy.. maybe if I can tear J away from the video game for a minute, we will watch a movie.  Either way, the plan is to veg out.  See y'all tomorrow!


Brittany @ A Healthy Slice of Life said...

You're such a great writer... so entertaining to read! And congrats on your run! I'm trying to push myself to do the same :)

Dr Eric Berg said...

very interesting article. fun and must read... congratulations on your run and keep it up!