Planning Ahead

I actually did this crazy planning food ahead thing everyone talks about. In the past nine meals, I’ve only not made one. Progress, people. I had another sunflower seed butter + banana + English muffin sandwich this morning for breakfast. While I am trying to eat less bread, I’m also not going to throw away a half-full (always half-full, my friends) package of English muffins.

For lunch, I had some risotto that I made this morning before work. (I woke up too late to work out but a little earlier than if I weren’t working out, so I made this brown rice risotto based on my blogger buddy Sarah’s recipe. My only change was that I didn’t use raddicchio…because I didn’t have any. As I was running out the door, I realized I hadn’t put any sort of protein in it, so I threw in the ground bison from the nachos last night. Verdict? Weird. Not bad, but it didn’t go with the risotto. I’m going to make some chicken sausage tonight for Round 2 tomorrow and probably some sort of green vegetable–because it, and I, need it.


After work, I headed to the gym and did a speed workout on the treadmill. I warmed up for 5 minutes, and then did 8 x 400s (for non-runners/speedwork-y people–that means I ran .25 miles eight times and jogged .125 miles in between.) It was definitely challenging, and I absolutely prefer tempo runs to speed work. I would much rather power through than take rest breaks in between and then have to start running really fast again.

For dinner, I heated up the nachos from last night. The chips got soggy. Sad face.


But I think after three dinners in a row of Mexican, I got it out of my system.

5 comments on “Planning Ahead

    1. Theodora Post author

      Hm. I used to do intervals a lot when I was trying to lose weight, and I didn’t mind those. I guess intervals and speed work are pretty much the same thing, just with different names…


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