Hello! Happy Monday (oxymoron?)
Sorry for not getting back this weekend but I was so busy enjoying life!
The Easter Sun Run race was a success.
My sister and I had a lot of fun soaking up all the race atmosphere and excitement. I’m glad I got to introduce her to the greatness that races are. 🙂
First off, I fueled with a normal breakfast since I wouldn’t be running for a few hours:
Cha-cha-cha-chia oats containing: 1/2 cup oats, 1 cup water, 1 tbsp chia seeds, 1/4 cup egg whites, 1/2 banana, 1 tbsp peanut butter.
It was actually a beautiful, sunny morning. However, it was pretty windy so I ended up wearing a different outfit than planned.
It was an hour drive so we woke up extra early and were taken there by our driver:
Mama Sweet Cheeks. 😀
Since my sister failed to actually “train” for this run, we decided to forego the 10k that I REALLY wanted to do, and instead participate in the 2 mile run. Ohh, the things I do for her. 😉
Off we went!
The run was definitely a challenge for my sister, and our pace was slow and included several walking breaks. My body was ITCHING to run my heart out and pass people. But I never once thought of leaving her. It was a good lesson in learning that winning is definitely not the most important thing. The fact that Jessica was out there, trying her best at something completely new to her made me very proud. That was good enough for me. Now the question is…will she catching the race fever like I did? We shall see…
Afterwards, we definitely hit up some post-race shopping. Definitely well deserved, of course.
Then came Easter Sunday. We went to church in the morning and then we out for lunch at Lone Star with my grandparents.
Before leaving we took some pics!
Church service was great, and I was ready to EAT once it was over. To lunchie we went:
Jessica’s boyfriend, Steven, joined us as well. Our cousin Jacque, works at the restaurant and waited on us.
I had the the shrimp and salmon combo with a sweet potato and steamed broccoli. Unfortunately, I suppose I was not specific enough on how I wanted my food, because I ended up being pretty disappointed. The seafood was oily, the broccoli was swimming in butter, and the sweet potato tasted like it had a whole bottle of maple syrup poured on it. Thinking more about it, it just makes me mad because at many food places, that is the norm. Unless you are incredibly specific, you are going to get a plate of oil. Why do people think you need to cover food up with ridiculous amounts of sugar, butter, oil, etc in order to make it taste good?!? Agreed? This is why I prefer to make my own food…I know exactly what goes in it and how it is made.
So anyways I didn’t end up eating very much of it, which I hated because I don’t like to waste food, but I just couldn’t do it. I was getting gaggy. When we got home, I made me some REAL food lovin’.
Sunshine burger with laughing cow, spinach, and sprouts on a sandwich thin.
love. with carrots on the side.
But that still didn’t put a big enough dent in my appetite. For some reason, it has been fierce lately. So I made me a bowl of deliciousness:
Pumpkin yogurt with Kashi heart to heart warm cinnamon cereal and a sliced banana. The base was made with 1/2 cup greek yogurt and 1/2 cup pumpkin. I also added lots of cinnamon. Delish.
And I’m currently sitting on couch and watching Gossip Girl. Time to be lazy!
How do you handle eating out while trying to keep things healthy?