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Mini eve

Good morning and Happy Friday!

Whew, I am glad its almost officially the weekend. With school and everything I’ve had a lot on my mind, so it will be good to unwind and relax and enjoy the weather. Wait, what? I have a MINI MARATHON TOMORROW?!?!

Haha, yes, tomorrow is the 13.1 miles that I have decided to walk. But I’m going to be with my aunt and a friend, plus the weather is going to be phenomenal. For a race that starts at 7:30 a.m., we are getting 66 degree weather! Amazing.

But lets talk about today…

for breakfast this morning, I made what I originally wanted to have yesterday…scrambled eggs with a slice of cheese and ketchup on a Flat Out wrap!

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All wrapped up with a small glass of OJ:

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I’m going out with my family at lunchtime to pick up our packets for the race tomorrow. Unfortunately, my mom and one aunt cannot participate due to injuries, but they will be at the finish line waiting for us! It’s going to be a great day, I’m already way less nervous than I was last year. Or two weeks ago at the 10-miler. 🙂

I think we are eating at Arby’s and if so, I already know I’m getting one of their new salads because they are really good. I will probably choose the one with chicken since I had turkey for dinner last night, although that turkey club salad is pretty darn good. We’ll see what happens when I get there!

Snacks today are mini-Larabar and a plain Oikos with blackberries, if needed. I’m going to try to go on some short walks on my breaks today since lunchtime is pretty much full.

What fun things is everyone doing this weekend?

One down, two to go…

Before I go any further, check out Meghann’s blog for a Glee Gum review + giveaway! I chew gum quite a bit and finding different kinds that don’t contain those nasty artificial ingredients is so cool. I think even if I don’t win, I will try to find this gum somewhere out there 🙂

This morning, I was up early, walking the dog and trying to decide if I wanted to stay home and study or hit the gym. I did some math in my head, as good as I could for 5 a.m., and decided that either way I’d get the same amount of reading/studying in, so I opted for the gym!

Before I left, I fueled up with a Chocolate-PB-banana smoothie made with Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl spirutein, 1% milk, a whole banana and ice…

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I love that I’m warm enough for smoothies again! 🙂

At the gym, I did a moderate-intensity elliptical workout for 30 minutes while reviewing my anatomy notes. I was glad I chose to get studying and the workout both in. I had to abandon my all-or-nothing attitude because I had been hoping to get in 45-60 minutes but ran out of time. I had to tell myself that 30 minutes on the elliptical was WAY BETTER than just staying home!

I’m on Day 2 of only drinking one cup of coffee again and I have to say, its not hard at all. All I have to do is make a conscious effort and its no big deal. I drank my one cup, reviewed some more notes, checked some work emails and then went off to take my final. I think I did pretty well as complicated as the information was. I feel pretty confident and definitely relieved to have one thing out of the way. Now I just have my Epidemiology final and paper and then I’m done!

Lunch and Snacks

For lunch today, I made a tuna wrap using this packet of seasoned tuna from Starkist:

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On a Flat Out wrap with spinach…

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With an apple and a new (to me) Stonyfield probiotic yogurt in French vanilla. I’m really excited to try this yogurt since I finally found it at Meijer. In comes in a 4-pack of either french vanilla or strawberry. Each container has 90 calories, so I thought it would make a good addition to lunches.

Thanks again to Kristina from Stonyfield for the awesome coupons!

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My snacks today are a pita with Naturally More PB (I’m so cheating on my other nut butters) and a Hot ‘n Healthy pure protein oatmeal bar. Sadly, I think this may be the last time I see this one for a while. I was out looking for these for a package I’m sending to someone and it seems the Chocolate Chip flavor is gone! As in, no tag on the shelf or anything. We’ll see, I really hope not 😦 I also still need to find the Cinnamon Roll flavor, I’m dying to try that one!

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Have a great Tuesday! Good luck to those of you who are wrapping up finals and projects like me, I totally sympathize 😉

Starting fresh

This is a big week! I’ve got my last class tonight, finals, project to work on, and the mini-marathon is on Saturday! The strange thing is, I’m looking forward to it all. I’ll be glad to close out this semester as its been one of the more challenging ones, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Honestly, it just helped solidify to me that I’m in the right program 🙂

Also looking forward to the mini-marathon on Saturday now because this will be the first long distance race that I have walked. I just can’t put my body through the stress of running right now and risking injury. I’m not giving up running at all, in fact, once this week is over and I have rested up, I’m back to 5k training for a race I’m planning to run on May 23rd.

To start the week off fresh, I had a Thomas cinnamon raisin bagel with strawberry cream cheese and a side of strawberries for breakfast this morning 🙂

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For my snacks today, I brought some chocolate-nut-fruit mix, a Fage yogurt, and a mini-Larabar to eat during class tonight. I secretly hope we get out early, but its a review for our final so I guess I should want to get it all covered 😉

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For lunch, I decided to make something I’d seen all around the blogosphere, especially among the vegetarians and vegan bloggers….a spinach hummus wrap!

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I spread 1/4 cup of Sabra greek olive hummus on a Flat Out wrap and topped it with a handful of spinach before wrapping it up.

Here’s lunch, with some carrots and an orange. Wow, my breakfast was pink/red and now my lunch is very orange, haha.

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I packed my gym clothes and I’m thinking lunchtime workout today but I’m not sure what. But I’m hoping to get in some planks today because I just remembered how long it took my abs and arms to recover, woo hoo!

Have a great day 🙂