OH. MY. GOSH. It’s been forever since I disappeared right??? I promise I had a good reason, I took the RD Exam on Thursday and passed! So in case you didn’t hear on twitter or instagram, I am officially an Registered Dietitian! It’s been a long time coming and I’m excited to share my full story here on hungry hobby VERY soon, as well as tips for passing the exam and other random tidbits. Anyways, I promise to never fully disappear for a full week again, I have a lot of posts planned for the upcoming couple of weeks and some on the Que for when we are in Hawaii on our honeymoon! Once I passed the exam the reality set in, we are THREE weeks away from the wedding! Then I realized I’m only one week away from my half marathon! I can’t believe either of those realities. Well, one good thing is that my last long training run went pretty decent this morning. I started with some Eziekel cinnamon raisin toast with almond butter before I headed to the Scottsdale Greenbelt.
I had an interesting pain in my foot the first 6 miles until I tightened my shoe laces. Tightening the shoe laces seem to mask the problem more than solve it so usually I would have quit and let it heal. Being so close to the race though I needed to know that I could run the 12 miles, that my body was physically able. I definitely did run the whole 12 miles (minus my little mental walking water breaks) but I hope I didn’t do any damage that will prevent me from running this weekend, that would suck. I’ll keep the training light this week and hope for the best.
Up until mile 9 I listen to NPR’s Podcast of Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me, which helps me pace myself slower so that the run isn’t miserable. Then I switched to music for the last three miles, I am definitely going to have to make a playlist for the actual event. Probably should have done that already, WHOOPS!
Anyway, here I am drenched in sweat post 12 mile run, I already took off my shoes so I told Paul not to get my feet in the picture. Once I saw the pictures I realized that made them look really awkward, like I had no feet, again… WHOOPS.
I followed up with a pumpkin protein smoothie (but didn’t have any spinach to put in it)
I know I said I was done drinking those but I guess I was wrong! They are just so perfect when your all hot and sticky post run, plus temperature here shot back up to 91 so smoothies are still appropriate.
So I haven’t exactly been to the grocery store yet so I don’t have grocery store pictures to show you but I do have plans in mind. Here is what is on the tentative plan:
Strawberry O’s Cereal
Eziekel Cinnamon Raisin Bread Toast
Cinnamon Apple Quinoa Bars (which I am of course planning to pumpkinfy)
Turkey or Chicken Salads/Pitas/Wraps
Tuesday- Spaghetti Squash Crusted Quiche (modified to be without red meat)
Thursday- Mahi Burgers
Friday- Wing it
Saturday- Quesadillas or Mini Pizzas
So it is kind of a week meal plan because I didn’t use my typical meal planning process I kind of condensed it because I didn’t really have time last week to scour the web for new recipe ideas. Instead I wrote a couple down I had seen that I hadn’t had a chance to make and combined that with what is in the fridge.
That’s it! I am so glad to be back and so glad to finally be an RD! I hope everyone has a great week!