Wednesday, May 22, 2013

I asked...

and he said yes!! My boyfriend Jamie agreed to go running with my tonight! Miracle! I have asked him to go running with me a lot lately. Most of the time it isn't a serious request as I know the answer will be 'no'. So, I usually ask in a half-joking way, hoping to be surprised. And today I was!

We ended up running 4.5km which went by pretty quickly. I am super happy he decided to come along with me because I was doing the after work running dance... I keep saying to myself how much I want to go for a run, but I know inside I would much rather put on my pj pants and laze around. Without Jamie by my side I definitely would have settled for the latter.

Jamie and I with our post run glow on 

It was pretty chilly out so I wore my winter running capris, long sleeved shirt and tshirt (dry fit), and my race buff from the Valley Harvest Marathon. I often get what I call ear headaches when I run when it's windy so I had to make sure to cover up my ears! I also wore gloves that I ended up taking off half way through. As a side the Valley Harvest Marathon is giving out running jackets inside of shirts this year! Can't wait!! Definitely signing up again this year. It's awesome to run a race the morning before Thanksgiving dinner with your family. 

My post race meal tonight consisted of half a chicken breast and quinoa over baby spinach. I also put a few pieces of harvarti cheese on top. I love spinach but have been thinking that I should expand my greens and maybe try kale. Do you eat kale? How do you prepare it? I usually just eat spinach raw because I'm not a fan of it cooked.

As I mentioned in a post a little while ago I thought I would give coconut water a try due to it's recent popularity. And I just have to say... yuck. I took one sip and honestly thought it had gone bad, which I'm not even sure is possible. So I tried a few more sips and ended up pouring it out. Maybe I chose the wrong kind? Maybe it really had gone bad? Or maybe it's just not for me. Regardless I prefer regular (free) water and won't be spending $2 on coconut water again!


  1. Had kale before it was cool. Haha. Sauté with some olive oil s&p. chewy but good. Good to know re coconut water. Haha.

  2. Love the pics and the info!

    Re: Kale-cooked it once-in frying pan with a bit of water-was supertough/chewy.Not sure I cooked it long enough.Want to try it again as it is supposed to be a 'super food'.
    Have seen coconut water everywhere-wasn't motivated to try it as I know coconut milk has a lot of fat/calories and thought the water would be the same.Will def. leave it alone based on your review.

    Nice to hear you had a running partner! Maybe another 'runner in the making' :-D

    1. Yeah I've heard a lot about kale recently too. Not sure I'd like it cooked as I don't really like cooked spinach. SO maybe I'll try it raw in a salad or in a smoothie.