I started my morning with a nice speed-training run. This is the first time I’ve run since my 15K over a week ago, so I kept it short. But I have to say, this is the most challenging run I’ve done yet. By a lot.
Distance: 1.9 miles
Avg. Pace: 9:22 (!!!)
Pile on the Miles challenge for today? Check!
Pre-run, I had Kashi GoLean Crunch. With vanilla soy milk. And TJ’s almond butter.
Protein? Calcium? Whole grains? All there!
Post-run, I had more of yesterday’s Green Monster. I love that my smoothie maker makes 3 servings at once. Even if it is annoyingly broken.
While I ate lunch, I iced my knees. Cold day + ice on knees = hot lunch required.
The last of the Spicy Corn Chowder
Toasted tomato basil bread
You may have noticed that eating last night’s Cincinnati Chili was only the third time I’ve had meat since around September 1. When I thought about making the chili that morning, my stomach turned a bit at the idea of it.
I should have listened to my body.
I felt fine while I was eating the chili, but I do not feel good now. Dan will be eating all of the chili leftovers. Which he appreciates, since last night “reminded him of how much he likes meat.”
I also noticed that I seem to have lost all taste for meat. Dan thought the chili was amazing. I was not impressed, even though I used my usual recipe. Is this possible? Can you lose a taste for meat when you go so long without eating it?
Really, I don’t think I’m going to be eating meat anymore. Just the thought of it makes me feel a little sick. I’m not going to label myself vegetarian, per say. I don’t really need to. I’m just not going to eat meat. And I’m eating fewer eggs. Mostly because while I occasionally crave eggs, I usually feel the same about them as I do about meat.
Not quite sure if I’m ready to try baking without eggs…. tips?