Saturday, December 7, 2013
So I lost a week in Houston. A road trip for work and so much end of the year work to be done that I did not get the last few days of posts done. A shame in a way, just for continuities sake and also because of the challenges presented to maintaining a vegetarian diet with traveling on business to Houston, Texas.
I did it though and it’s never really as hard as you might think. Vegan on the road, at commercial establishments would be a little more diffi..cult, but vegetarian is just not that hard. The trickiest meal I had was lunch at Papas BBQ. I had a massive baked potato and some barbequed beans. delicious, actually.
I had an unbelievable vegetable stuffed pablano chili at Don Ramon’s Fine Mexican Restaurant. The veggie wrap at the hotel was good, there were tons of vegetables at the local, well above average Chinese buffet and lots of Mexican options means lots of guacamole and beans, so it’s not that hard, but there is definitely an abundance of meat on offer in every direction.
I didn’t get a lot of exercise this week – just a few squats and some pushups in the hotel room. Maybe that was OK, considering I’m still not completely over the recent crash and I just completed my 1st half marathon last Sunday. I drank way too much beer in Texas and ate a considerable amount of M&Ms from the company candy jar. Still weighed in at 138 Friday morning so the damage could have been way worse.
It was freaking cold and raining when I got up today so I took the morning off, but I did get in a 6 mile run this afternoon. Averaged an 8:49 pace and still have a little pain in the butt. Everything else is feeling OK. I’m a little surprised by how much I’m enjoying the running so far, but I’m digging it and it’s a lot easier for most people to relate to. I’m anxious to do more. It’s also cool that it’s more transportable because it looks like I will have a few more trips to Houston coming up between now and the LA Marathon.
By the way, here’s what I ate today:
- The Real Deal Oatmeal
- Curried Lentils, Sauteed Kale and Spinach
- Chips & Salsa
- Two New Belgium IPAs
- Kale salad with roasted pecans and dried cranberries
- Basil Scalloped Tomatoes and Croutons
- Glass of Malbec