Today was the longest day ever. Last night, I slept a total of 4 hours. I do not function well on less than seven hours sleep. Since I didn’t feel sick or delirious, I went to work. I started the day with a Fiber Eggo waffle topped with some white chocolate peanut butter and a banana. Yes, white chocolate peanut butter. I can’t get enough of this stuff. The white chocolate taste is not to intense, but it adds a flavor to the peanut butter that is fabulous. I also used some left over chicken to make a salad for lunch. Chicken, Lettuce, red peppers, red onions and pineapple! I had some pineapple snack packs in the fridge so I decided instead of dressing, I would throw in the pineapples with the pineapple juice. It was pretty tasty!
By about 12:00, I needed caffeine. So, I headed to Starbucks for my favorite treat, a Pumpkin Spice Latte! I’ve been trying to cut out caffeine from my diet, but this seasonal treat has me at Starbucks too often these days. I realized a few weeks ago that the Pumpkin Spice Latte has a lot less caffeine than my usual Pike Place Roast (75 mg vs. 260mg). Yesterday, I had my first Pike Place in a while and I am wondering if that contributed to my insomnia yesterday. It was either that or my fabulous Day 2 of my 10K training!. Onto more pumpkin related news. I am obsessed with pumpkin spice these days. I feel like I just discovered it this year! On my way home from work I stopped at the store to pick up a few things and I remembered to check for these:
I didn’t know they existed until I saw them on Courtney’s page. I ate them as a snack as soon as I walked into the door and they are delish! Add this to my fall favorites.
Day 2 of my above schedule went well yesterday! (Today I took an “off” day due to the lack of sleep/energy). I walked a lot more than I was supposed to, mostly because my Nike Id wasn’t cooperating with me. I don’t think it is meant for intervals. Whenever I would be in my walking stage, it would just stop working. I am going to have to look into this and see if I can fix it somehow. After the first or second time, I figured out that I should just pause my run and then keep track of the minutes. That worked better. Tomorrow I am supposed to run 2 hilly miles. Since I live in Chicago, hilly miles translates to treadmill. Unfortunately, I am hitting my first road block. And it’s a big one.
Tomorrow afternoon I have to get 3 wisdom teeth pulled. Ouch. I ache just thinking about it. Although I could go to the gym in the morning, I can’t eat 6 hours before the procedure. So, I am not sure I should work out when I won’t be able to eat or drink. Also, since I am running on 4 hours sleep I might sleep in tomorrow. We shall see….