Guess what day it is!? Flashback Friday!! Yay!!
This is a little thing Janetha started, where we share old photos for fun. This week I’ll demonstrate my long time obsession with photographing food, even before I started blogging.
Exhibit A: Bobbing for lost mushrooms in fondue.
Exhibit B: Annual birthday deep-fried ice cream
Exhibit C: Family at Christmas dinner (yes, we wear funny hats)
That was fun! I have a surprising number of pre-blog food photos on my hard-drive. Guess I’ve always been a little weird that way ;)
I hope you all continued to challenge yourself a little and celebrate your accomplishments today :) I challenged myself as soon as I got out of bed. First, I prepared with some PB + banana + toast.
I also guzzled back a bunch of iced coffee and water before heading out under dark skies for my 70 minute run. Anyone else bummed the sun is rising later now? It wasn’t up till 6:45 this morning. I don’t mind running in the dark, but it’s cold before the sun comes up!
Not gonna lie, today’s run wasn’t as easy as my other long ones have been. I can’t complain though, I can’t expect all of them to be flawless. One thing that made it harder is that I changed my intervals to 10 minutes running, one minute walking. I’ve been slowly increasing the length of my running intervals as I also increase the time of my overall runs. But I was just not feeling these intervals. I think 9:1 may be my magic number. Ain’t nothin’ wrong with that!
Distance: 7.44 miles
Avg Pace: 9:24 min/mi
I also have to mention that I learned how to snot rocket today! Haha. Monica’s recent post on how she deals with her snotty nose on runs got me thinking about it. I forgot my usual kleenex today and started cramping up because I couldn’t breathe properly. Desperate times call for desperate measures people! So I took a deep breath and snot shot like a pro. It helps that I run on deserted trails :P
To finish off my Waffle Week I went for a savoury wafflewich a la Tay.
Two eggs, 1/2 an Yves veggie chicken burger and salsa on maple cinnamon waffles. Unfortunately, this wasn’t as amazing as I thought it was going to be. I’ve done eggs and syrup on these waffles before, which was awesome. But I wasn’t really feeling the salsa with the sweet flavour, and the salsa made them soggy! Next time, I’ll make this on unflavoured waffles ;)
I was super excited for my morning snack today. I packed one of my new cinnamon roll crisp Myoplex Lite bars.
One word – foodgasm. Let me explain. I used to eat these Quaker oatmeal-to-go brown sugar & cinnamon bars that were basically one of my favourite things ever. But they sort of fell out of my diet as I changed my eating habits. To be honest, I’d completely forgot about them until I bit into this bar today. It tastes the exact same. I’m in love.
Moving on… I tried a new combo in my lunchtime pita.
Hummus + cottage cheese. Lovely. Those of you with texture issues may be iffy about it, but garbanzos and cottage cheese were meant to be.
Now I present you with the healthiest dinner to ever be featured on this blog.
Hahahaha. I know, I know. They were having a barbecue out back at my office. I knew my over 7 mile run deserved a treat today, so why not a hamburger and piece of chocolate fudge? The burger was meh, you could tell it was cheap meat. That piece of fudge though was soooooo good. *droooool*
It wasn’t exactly the most substantial dinner, so I had a snack when I got home.
Cantaloupe + cottage cheese. It wasn’t quite ripe enough, boo :(
I had big plans of unpacking everything in my closets tonight, but my bedtime has snuck up on me! I’m working at 5 am every day this long weekend. I’m actually looking forward to it, my afternoons off will give me a chance to finish unpacking and get to decorating!
Today’s random Q’s…
Those of you with food blogs, have you always taken pictures of food? I guess I have! It actually comes pretty naturally to me, especially after studying TV and photojournalism. I just love playing with cameras :)
How do you feel about snot rockets? One of the first things Chris told me when I started cycling was that I had to learn how to do it. I thought he was super gross for suggesting it. Guess I’m just h-core now :P
Have a great long weekend!! Come back soon for a tour of my new place. It’ll be motivation for me to get everything done!
Posted on September 4, 2009, in Fun, Reviews, Workouts and tagged chocolate, cottage cheese, flashback friday, hamburger, hummus, long runs, Myoplex Lite, protein bar, running, waffles. Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.