Sounds weird, right? I decided yesterday not to do an actual long run. After my long day on Friday I really needed to sleep in a bit, and I’m also trying to make a conscious effort this week to give my body a break. I ran 3.5 miles on Wednesday and decided to just do 5 yesterday. Then this next week I’ll get back to normal.
I also needed time to get ready for Kelly’s wedding (post to come!) and just didn’t want the stress or pressure. I felt a bit guilty, especially because between birthday festivities and a wedding I have been and will be eating more than usual, but I’m trying to shake the guilt. It’s the dancer brain that still takes over.
To keep myself feeling full for a while before the wedding, I made a batch of high protein pumpkin breakfast quinoa. I used chocolate protein powder because we didn’t have vanilla. I thought I was going to fall in love with this since it’s pumpkin, but honestly, I didn’t. I’m not sure if it’s because I didn’t stir it as much as I should have or because I didn’t use a super ripe banana or because chocolate protein powder really just isn’t a good option or what. It wasn’t bad, but the quinoa wasn’t quite as soft as I like and there was more banana taste than pumpkin. I’m sure if I adjust it a bit and actually stir constantly like I’m supposed to it will be better.
I had some strawberries too:
I multitasked by working on the long day blog post that I still didn’t finish, doing my make up, talking to my sister, and doing my nails. Then before I knew it we were leaving for Kelly’s wedding! Post and lots of pictures to come!