*pants* Hi guys. I just had what could have been the most tragic experience…
I was cooking a waffle – breakfast as usual – when I saw Niko at the back door, wanting to go potty. So I let her out while I cooked my waffle. And in about 10 minutes, I went to go let her in; except I didn’t see Niko.
I saw this:
The gate was left open! Niko doesn’t get out. She just doesn’t. Let alone get out for 10 minutes or more. I didn’t think. I immediately ran out side, bare foot and in towel, and ran to the front and to the back shouting her name.
I ran across the street, and then all the sudden, here she comes, she was playing in the trees behind our fence the whole time, it seemed. My heart slowly returned back to my throat as I realized how much this pup means to me!
And then finally sat down to eat my waffle.
Before this fiasco, I got in a lovely 5 mile run. I tried to get a negative split on it, but the beginning of mile three is all uphill. It’s a fight I wasn’t going to win. However, I was pleased at my 9:13 pace – not as good as Monday’s 9:00 pace, but I’ll take it 😀
Hopefully this morning doesn’t set the tone for the rest of the day. It’s going to be a whirlwind today! After working at the BIC, I’m headed straight home to grab my stuff and head to the train station. I’ve got a Healthy Living Summit to go to! It’s HERE!! I’m pretty pumped. Tonight I’ll be staying at my cousins’ condo in Evanstan, and then taking the L over to the hotel in time for the Frito Lay tour! I’m hoping to blog as much as I can while I’m there, but we’ll see how much "free" time there is 🙂
Yesterday was basically a go-go-go day. I went-went-went from the BIC, to a doc’s appt., to a business meeting! That filled up my day until the sun went down.
Luckily, I prepped ahead of time so I could fuel my on-the-go antics with on-the-go-meals!
Well, breakfast wasn’t on-the-go:
For some reason, I woke up craving hot oats despite the sizzling temps outside.
I started with a cup of water, and then added a mix of 1/3 c. oats, 1 T. chia seeds, 1/2 scoop of protein powder, 1 t. maca powder, and a little sea salt. Then I added a banana and stirred until it started a-boilin’.
Obviously I topped it up with a little almond butter…which wasn’t enough. There was another dip/dunk/dive into the almond butter jar before these oats were blogging history.
Coffee to go!
Ever since Shane quit smoking (still going strong!!) he quit coffee, too. He says they go too much hand in hand for him; that he can’t do it. Well I keep forgetting to make less, which leaves me with a LOT of coffee. Buzzzzz 😉
Off to the BIC I went and had lunch at my desk – a to-go lunch of course:
Super simple here guys – a homemade veggie burger atop a bed of lettuce and romaine with a dollop of hummus.
I had to leave work a little early for my doctor’s appointment (just a check up) so I ate my afternoon snack just before leaving – overnight oats in an Oikos container!
with some dried cherries – best dried fruit in overnight oats in my opinion 🙂
After the doctor’s appointment, I headed home to get my workout in. I can’t remember the last time I used my elliptical, but I knew I wasn’t going to be running outside with a heat index of 100º +. No way jose! It was an all right work out. Got a little ab work in between there too.
FINALLY done for the day, I knew just what to
make have Shane help make for dinner.
I chopped the veggies…
Then Shane manned the grill…to come up with this!
The sweet corn tasted like candy, friends. Candy.
Well I’m off to go calmly get ready for work – catch ya tomorrow from Chicago!!! Chi-Town Bound! 😀