A little recap of my oh-so-not-interesting life.
Half Marathon training has begun! We did our first group run together last Saturday and it was a great run for me. Now when I say I am running however many miles, it doesn't mean I am running the entire time. I will stop for a minute here and there to catch my breath and then keep trucking, but I had never run an entire 5k nonstop. Not even when I ran an official 5k race. This Saturday though, it happened. Normally, my brain stupidly tells me it's okay to stop for a minute after a mile. This time, I challenged myself to two miles without stopping. The silly thing is, I never really have to stop after a mile, it's just this mental thing I have. After two miles I was still feeling good and thought, "shoot for a 5k" I never stopped! I think once I did have to stop for a minute right after my running app told me I had run a full 5k, I let out a very loud "wooooooo!" The girl running in front of me turned back to look so I suppose it was louder than I thought. I captured this gorgeousness to show you all the many emotions running can cause:
Isn't the top left corner too hot to handle? Didn't think so.
Also tried this flavor Gu for the first time. I have never seen this brand (our running coach brought it) but it was the best tasting Gu I've tried. And I hate Gu. I'll probably stick to Shot Blocks or Chomps anyway.
My BFF (Best Fit Friend) Megan has been pushing me to eat healthier and keep running and working out. She wants me to wear that red bikini yall. Thank God for her, because sometimes she is just the push I need. I send her pictures of most of my meals (sometimes I am so hungry I am like a wild baboon pouncing on the plate and forget to snap a picture), and she sends me cute pictures with a thubs up or a huge smile to let me know I'm doing good. What a difference it makes! She has also inspired me to embrace salads once again, even though it's been a little tough. Yesterday, I ate a huge bowl of salad then passed this food truck:
A little about it. I have never seen this mythical creature in real life. I have heard about Viva la Waffle several times though. This truck serves waffle "sandwiches" with the most amazing things you'd ever put in your face hole. Some examples: A huge waffle, folded in half, full of nutella and bananas, this grilled. Yes. Yum. Another popular one is a fried chicken breast, ranch dressing, wing sauce and cole slaw. On. a. waffle. Drool. I have always wanted to try one of these carb and fat traps, but the truck is all over town and I've never caught it. The one day I eat a sad bowl of salad, I see this little bitch. Proudly though, I passed it right up and thought of how disappointed my girl Megan would be if I had snapped a picture of a fried waffle with french fries and bacon on top. No bueno.
A few of our exchanges:
And even though you've all seen this on Instagram already, I just have to brag one more time because I am SO EXCITED! Jessie Spano excited! I always grab a Large or XL by habit. Same thing with pants. Always go for a 14, sometimes a 12 if the pants are loose. I bought a large sweater in three colors a few weekends ago and had to return them all for Mediums! Yes that's right. I don't think I've been in a medium top since mid-college. I was so pumped.
Hope you all have a fabulous Wednesday! 2 weeks till Christmas (aka 2 weeks till a few days off of work!)