Catch Up

2 days. 72 hours. 4,320 minutes. Until? Until my summer class is over and I have my life back again! For two weeks, until Fall classes start. BUT, that’s two whole weeks of fun (and some work thrown in there). This week alone, I have tentative plans to go to a theme park, tubing, and spending lots and lots of time with friends.. Otherwise known as, making up for an entire summer of not doing much into the last few weeks we have left.

A big event took place last week. Well.. a big event to a runner. I ran six pain free miles last Wednesday! As I have previously mentioned, I had a stress fracture that kept me away from running for years and I’m just getting back into full force.A year ago today I could only run a very slow and painful 1 mile once a week. And now? Last week I reached 5 miles, and this week it was 6. To say I am excited is an understatement. The runner’s high? That is some real stuff my friends. However, this brings me to another question. While six miles isn’t my lifetime PDR, it is my post stress fracture PDR. Caitlin at HTP debated this topic a while back on her blog.. are PDR’s a lifetime thing? Is a PR or PDR that you reached when you were 19 still applicable when you are 30? Or, something like having a child or having a serious injury.. do your previous PDR’s still apply? For myself, I still consider those past accomplishments true and yes, I have ran six miles before but that was three years ago and I fought HARD to get back to where I was then, and I’m still not close. In my opinion, post injury or post baby, these new PDR”s deserve their own recognition and celebration.

You can check out my running story and some of my past PR’s here

And now, on to the food…

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Gluten free blueberry pancakes made from a mix that I am slightly obsessed with

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A whole wheat bagel thin topped with cinnamon laughing cow cream cheese and peanut butter, with a side of the juiciest peach on the planet.

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Random craving for a salad with iceberg lettuce, tomato, cheese, and Ranch dressing. Maybe not the “healthiest” salad, but oh so good.

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Fresh corn and okra… helllllooo summertime

And here we have, quite possibly, the best meal I’ve cooked in a long, long time.

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We have here Shrimp Alfredo with Broccoli

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Dinner tonight, however, wasn’t too far behind

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Starting off with a simple salad tossed with a raspberry vinaigrette.

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And followed by a homemade pizza

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I bought some pizza dough from Earth Fare and topped it with their homemade sauce, mozzarella, and Canadian bacon.

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Just add another slice to that plate.. I definitely had more

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And now, off to ponder dessert!

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What I’ve Been Eating

Or, AKA What I Ate Wednesday… plus some.

My apologies for the lack of posting the past few days.. chalk it up to it being the last week and a half of my summer class. Or, as I like to call it, cram as many papers and projects into as few days as possible. Otherwise known as, my life until further notice.

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A yogurt mess with lemon Chobani and plain oats

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Homemade gluten free blueberry pancakes

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They might not have turned out.. aesthetically perfect but the taste? Perfection.

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A whole wheat bagel thin topped with (new to me) Cinnamon Laughing Cow Cheese.

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Along with some protein in the form of string cheese and deli turkey. Brain Fuel.

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Homemade spaghetti with turkey instead of beef.

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Perhaps my favorite meal of all time?

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Comfort food at its finest.

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My latest go to breakfast.. Special K Fruit and yogurt with a banana

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And finally, dinner tonight started off with a glass of this, one of the most delicious red wines I’ve ever had.

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With salmon, fresh corn, and oven fried green tomatoes.

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And now, back to the grind…

Any other students feel my pain?!