NoJoMo-Day 2

Sticking with my November resolution for thanksgiving, I want to post something I am thankful for.  Today I am thankful for the beautiful day.  It is supposed to get up to the high 60s or low 70s today here on November 2.  That is definitely pretty warm, and it is sunny out.  Beautiful days make me happy.

Yesterday, as I said, was my first run.  My first one since the Race for the Cure on September 23, and my first REAL run since the Hudy 14K.  I ran only 2 miles.  The foot felt pretty good.  It was a little touchy, but I suppose that is to be expected since it was my first time out in months.  However, the tricky part is the fact that my lungs have apparently lost some of their capacity (or my complete ability to breathe while running).  It was TOUGH!  I am hoping that comes back, but as of now, I have a long way to go before a Thanksgiving Day 10k!

But I can be ready to begin Pig training, I think.  It officially starts for me on January 2, and I cannot wait.  2012 is going to be a huge year for me.  I mean, I will be in the 1% (no, not the Occupy Wall Street 1%, the 1% who have finished a marathon!) 

Today I have packed all of my meals exactly as “prescribed” by Mike.  My meals for today are as follows.
Breakfast: 2 eggs, half cup oats, multivitamin
Snack 1: 1 medium apple, 2 scoops of protein powder
Lunch: 5 oz salmon, 1/2 cup brown rice, 5 stalks asparagus (below)

(Paper plate and plastic fork.  I am very classy)
Post-Lifting (going before lunch): 2 scoops protein powder
Snack 2: 4.5 oz chicken, 6 oz sweet potato
Dinner: 4.5 oz chicken, 6 oz sweet potato, 1 cup spinach, 1tbsp each balsamic vinegar, olive oil

All weights for sweet potatoes and protein are UNCOOKED weights.  Obviously once they are cooked they are smaller and lighter than that.

I made pasta last night.  This was with the pasta press attachment to my kitchen aid stand mixer.  I bought the mixer myself years ago, and got a bunch of attachments for it as wedding and shower gifts from my mommy.  I have used the meat grinder (if you remember my chicken meatballs from before my wedding), but yesterday was give the pasta maker a whirl.  I have never even made pasta dough before, but turns out its mega easy.  flour + eggs.  I used whole wheat flour, and here are the first couple:

Look at those little rotini!  They were good.  I just had a tiny portion of pasta, and a lot of chicken with marinara (no sugar added)!  J had more pasta for sure.  He liked it, so SUCCESS!


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