Real deep title, huh? Thing is, that really is all this post is about…random stuff I have been thinking about.
-Now that it is lighter later and with the onset of nice weather (yeah!!) I have been looking forward to running outside. I struggle with this transition as it seems to be really tough on my knees, which is ironic because the treadmill doesn’t exactly do wonders for my knees either. Once I have a few outside runs in, I know I will get into a groove with it and I can’t wait because I really love being outside. Yesterday I did an easy run down along the river where I grew up (and where my parents still live) which is one of my favorite places to run.
-In my last post I talked about some new foods I would be trying. Yesterday I packed dried apricots for lunch. The ones I had were Wegmans Fat Free and Gluten Free. You get a whole 1/4 cup for only 110 calories!! I am unsure of how many would be considered a 1/4 cup because I only packed four, but four was the perfect amount. The were sweet and chewy and I really liked them for my mid-morning snack. I also brought a Clif Jr. bar with me for my afternoon pick-me-up snack before heading out to the softball field. I have to say, I really like the regular Clif bars better…but I liked them enough to purchase them again given their low price and good taste. I still have to cook up my tilapia which I have planned for Friday night. I’ll be sure to post about it afterwards. For anyone who enjoys tilapia, I welcome suggestions on seasoning. Please feel free to share your recipes!
-I am going to Yoga tonight. I used to go quite a bit and have wanted to go back for a while but my gym now only offers classes at 8pm which doesn’t always work for me. I really like Yoga even though I am not all that coordianted and don’t always quite “get it”. I know it helps enormously with breathing, something I have been concentrating on lately to better my endurance.
-I am looking so foward to tomorrow night as I am having dinner at The Iron Hill Brewery with my friend Sarah. We try to meet up every six weeks or so for a dinner (she lives in DE- Iron Hill is the half-way point for us) and its always such a relaxing time. I used to always have wine in my house, but to save money I stopped keeping a stock…so along with the company and good food, I am really looking forward to wine with my dinner 🙂 The added bonus is that it is located right next door to a Trader Joe’s. The only Trader Joe’s near me, isn’t actually near me…and although it isn’t too far from my work, it is a real hassel to go in rush hour. Trips to Trader Joe’s are few and far between…usually on a weekend (which is madening because of the crowds) when I meet up with my Mom who is in love with their SF Chocolate Bars. Needless to say, being able to get in a quick trip before dinner tomorrow makes me very happy- and thanks to all the blogs I have been reading I added a few more new food items to my list that I can’t wait to try. Any must haves you recommend…please share away….
On a closing note, I feel really good about this week so far. I don’t know why that is…I actually haven’t slept well, I am behind in school work and have been under some stress, but for some reason I feel like this is going to be a successful week.