Day Eighty

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

A short run tonight.  I am still moving so slow.  For reasons that are painfully obvious, to me anyway, while I’m running.  Reasons that are nonetheless frustrating.  But hey, I did it and it still didn’t kill me.

As usual, a couple of hours post-run, the knee feels pretty good.  Question is how will it feel when I stand up out of bed in the morning?  There is also something still nagging in my lower back / right glute that gets a little better after a mile or so but it makes me slow.  I’m expecting that will all go away by Sunday and I’ll smoke the course.

Here’s what I ate today:

  • Breakfast
    • Ful Madammes
    • Green salad with salsa
  • Lunch:
    • Bean Salad
    • Broccoli and Cauliflower
  • Dinner:
    • Bell Pepper and Hummis
    • Whole Wheat Farfalle with Artichokes al Cartoccio
    • Green salad with Tahini dressing
    • Crusty Garlic Bread
    • Glass of Cabernet

I ran out of Spinach and sauteed salad didn’t sound that appealing this morning, but the salad and salsa worked very nicely with the Ful.  Tomorrow it’s back to the saute though. That combination is hard to beat.

The pasta tonight was a recipe from Vegetarian Times magazine which I picked up for the first time at CVS of all places last weekend.  Basically pasta en Pappilote with artichokes and olives and tomatoes.  And Ricotta, but not too much.  Of course, I thought it was pretty tasty.  Other reviews were mixed.  Leftover crusty bread with olive oil, broiled and rubbed with garlic adds up to a lot of carbohydrate.  Hey, I did run today, even if it was short.

I keep wondering how I should be eating to prepare for the half on Sunday, but I think the normal excess and relaxation of rules for the holiday will supply enough extra carbs to fuel me up for Sunday.

Next week is a business trip to Houston, TX.  I’m hopeful I can manage to avoid eating meat for the three days I’m there, but there will be other significant attacks on my current diet M.O., beer most certainly prominent among them, also lunches at the plant?

Houston in general is fairly foodie and has a lot of listings, so left to my own devices, I expect that I would do fine.  Being entertained by Texans?  That could make it interesting.

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