New car highlight of the day: escaping the gross humidity with air conditioning!! The Shadow used to be an inferno on hot days, and now I get to cruise around in a climate controlled haven
Janetha tagged me in a fun little blogger thing in which I show where I blog from. I should preface this by saying I am a very messy person. In order to remain honest, I did absolutely no tidying up before taking these pictures!
I blog mostly from my living room couch (like right now!):
Some pillows to prop me up and a blanket to keep me warm. My feet are usually up on the coffee table. On the side table is The Thrive Diet with some post-its on the coffee table to mark all my favourite parts. Also on the side table is some aloe vera gel and solarcaine for my various burns and injuries. Seems like I’m always treating something
View from the couch…
I usually have the TV on for background noise. Right now it’s the Iron Chef. That’s my roommate’s Wii, I never play it. It sort of lost its novelty after the first few weeks.
Door to my balcony on the side. This is where I take almost all my pictures because it’s the only source of natural light in the main part of our apartment. This laptop pic was not set up, I thought to take these pictures whilst obsessively checking the weather online! Also on the coffee table is a stick of chapstick. I need one within arm’s reach at all times.
That’s it! Nothing too exciting. None of the furniture is mine, and I’m pretty sure my roommie got it all for free. We live in one of those generic apartment buildings where everything is white and looks the same. I’m hoping my new apartment will be in an actual house.
There’s also a quiz, but I’ll save that for the end, time for some eats!
Didn’t really feel like cooking anything this morning, so I had an egg ‘n cheese sandwich on an arnold’s sandwich thin. Orange and cashew almond butter on the side.
I was reporting all day at work, which meant packed goodies!
I had the yogurt, cottage cheese, strawberry, blueberry mix as soon as I got to the office (around 10:30am). The pita was the exact same as yesterday, turkey, hummus, tzatziki and a plethora of veggies. That was eaten around 1pm. Then I had the gala apple and cheesestring at 4pm. Work was boring as heck. I spent most of the day waiting for people to return my phone calls.
I know I was all excited about a bike ride yesterday, but I was just not feelin’ it when I got home. Maybe it was the mugginess? But I did get really excited by the idea of putting some good tunes on my iPod and doing a jaunt on the treadmill. Another reason why I suck at training schedules. I almost always get excited about my workouts, so when I don’t, it just sucks the fun out of it. And who wants to use their spare time doing things that aren’t fun?
I had two pieces of wasa fibre rye before heading out. One with crunchy peanut butter and two smooshed dates. The other had chai marmalade.
I ended up having THE sweatiest gym session ever. I ran my first 3 miles since injuring my hip. I know I’m completely screwed for the run part of the tri. I’ve deluded myself into thinking I’ll just be able to magically pull it off on race day. After the treadmill, I did some rowing intervals. Loved it! Then a bunch of ab stuff. I love the gym.
Duration: 1 hour and 3 minutes
Max HR: 162
Avg HR: 136
I almost didn’t want to get back in my immaculate car after because I was so sweaty!
I was however verrrry excited to make myself a recovery drink using some of Vega’s Smoothie Infusion.
Kelly from Sequel Naturals was ohsokind to send me some to try. It’s got amazing nutritional stats:
6g fibre, 14g protein, 2.5g omega 3 and equal sodium/potassium. All from natural plant-based whole foods. Can’t really go wrong with that.
My first thought was that I really like how it comes with a small scoop, and that one portion is two scoops. I frequently throw half scoops of powder into things, and I always have to measure it by eye. This way I just know one small scoop is half a serving
I made a pretty simple smoothie. 1 cup vanilla almond milk, 2 scoops smoothie infusion, whack of frozen papaya chunks.
It came out green!
I really liked the taste of it. Almost vanilla-ish. Very neutral. My only complaint is that is was slightly chalky. But I noticed a lot of the recipes for the powder include water or juice and not a thicker liquid like almond milk. I suspect using water next time may get rid of the chalky taste. Oh, and the papaya tastes much better frozen! I’ve been munching on some of it when not adding it to smoothies
Once the smoothie settled it was almost 9pm, so I made a simple dinner.
Sol veggie burger with Diana’s honey garlic sauce and a buttercup squash slathered in Pbu (!!!) Yes, I finally made Pbu after drooling over it for so long! My batch was 6 tbsp natural creamy peanut butter and 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk. I actually added an extra 2 tbsp of PB to thicken it up a bit. It’s crazy delicious. Reminds me a lot of peanut butter pie filling. This was also my first time having nut butter on squash. I wasn’t a fan. Not even nut butter can beat cinnamon and brown sugar as my favourite squash topping
Oh yes, and there was dessert…
Blueberries, strawberries and cherries. Finally finished that huge bag of cherries. I think I am all cherried out for the season.
Okay! Quiz time!
What are you wearing right now?
Umm…I’m still in my workout clothes. Ribbed tank top and 3/4 length shorts. I’m totally not showering till the morn. A little gross maybe, but I hate showering more than once a day, it dries out my skin h-core.
What’s the last thing you read/are currently reading?
Right now I’m reading The Thrive Diet by Brendan Brazier. Hopefully I’ll have a review up soon! It’s going slow cause it’s pretty info heavy.
Do you nap a lot?
Only on Sundays. I need it to help recover from my weekend morning shifts.
Who was the last person you hugged?
Chris. But someone brought their basset hound to the office today that got a lot of Susan lovin.’ Basset hounds are my favourite dogs!!
What’s your current obsession/addiction?
Ummm…checking the weather for my triathlon?
What’s for dinner?
Too late, it’s in my belly.
What was the last thing you bought?
Coffee!! Sweet sweet nectar of the gods.
What are you listening to right now?
The judges on the Iron Chef.
If you could have a superpower what would it be?
The power to create money!
What is your favorite weather and why?
First off, there is a “u” missing in that sentence Sunny and 25 C. Although, I really like nights where it’s around freezing and snowing. So peaceful and pretty!
What time do you usually wake up?
7am, like clockwork. Except Saturday and Sundays, I’m up at 4:30am.
What is your most challenging goal right now?
Triathlon in T minus 11 days!!
Favorite pair of shoes that you keep going back to over and over again even though you have a zillion others?
Pair of dark red chuck taylors. So comfy.
Name one thing you can’t live without?
What time is bed time?
Now! Usually I like to be in bed for 11pm, lights out by 12am. That way I’m getting at least 7 hours sleep.
If there was one place you could be right now where would it be?
Home. I miss my parents and pets! It feels like forever since I’ve gone home.
Now I’m tagging 5 more people
Seriously, I meant it when I said it was my bedtime. Night night!