It’s been one of those days when everything seems to work out well…things are timed right and nothing is rushed. I’ve done a lot while still having a leisurely day.
I was up a little before 8 because Allen and I were planning to do some shopping this morning. I started off with a pretty simple breakfast:
Darcey brought some Strawberry Hill Povitica, which is a sort of layered bread. This one was apple cinnamon flavor and pretty good.
So the questions became: what time do I need to get home to have time to run? What could I eat for lunch that wouldn’t make me throw up during my run? Would it get colder later this afternoon?
While I was pondered, it started to snow! I started to get antsy and worried about getting my run in, so I decided to just go for it. I set out around 9:30 for my Grandma’s house as my half-way destination.
My run in the snow was really great. It was cold for about the first mile, and once I got going I felt great. I didn’t push my pace, and managed to go 10-minute miles the whole way. The only bad part was the snow in my eyes.
At my grandma’s, I stopped for some water, ate three gummy worms and had a quick chit-chat before setting out again. I probably stopped for about 20 minutes.
There is something magical about running in the snow. I ran without music and sometimes the silence was just beautiful. I only saw a few other runners, and it was great.
After my long run, I earned a reward!
I had a nice stretch in front of the fireplace and then took a nice warm shower. Then it was lunchtime.
- 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
- 1/2 cup skim milk
- 1/3 cup plain yogurt
- 1 cup spinach
- 1 1/2 cup frozen mixed berries
- 1 tbsp flax seed
Topped with coconut butter. The perfect post-run meal.
After a bit of lounging around, Allen and I headed to the mall to do some shopping! I got two sweaters and a cute bag at New York and Company with my gift card, and I still had money left over. Nice deal!
We hit all of the regular stores, including a disappointing trip to Teavana where they were out of nearly every tea. I wanted to get some jasmine dragon pearls with my gift card. I’ll have to wait.
Allen and I went to Whole Foods next, and had a great time sampling some delicious foods and buying everything that looked good 😛
Some of my favorites included dried turkish figs:
And homemade clam chowder for dinner! My dad did a good job.
Tonight Allen and I are going to play games with my grandma. I’m bringing Yahtzee and Qwirkle. Also, snapped this from the paper this morning so you can all write it into your schedule: