what i ate wednesday

it’s been ages since my last WIAW. i kind of missed taking pictures of all my meals so yesterday i decided to bring it back! here’s all of yesterday’s food.

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dark chocolate sea salt KIND bar + iced coffee

Since i work pretty early in the morning, i usually either just bring breakfast with me to eat or eat a small snack to hold me over until i get home (i work a split shift). yesterday was the latter so i had a KIND bar. (decided to start doing a WIAW after this hence the recycled picture).

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Kodiak Cakes with protein powder, banana, chocolate, and peanut butter

my goodness this meal was good. i simply added 1/2 a scoop of Vega One to 1/3 cup of Kodiak Cakes mixed in half a sliced banana and a chopped dark chocolate square, and then topped them with the other half of banana, some peanut butter, and a drizzle of maple syrup. i will most definitely be repeating this meal!

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stuffed eggplant + apple with pb2

i got the recipe for the eggplant from the Tone It Up nutrition plan and it is so good! i definitely need to make this recipe again.

i brought a Cosmic Cranberry kombucha with me to work in the afternoon that was refreshing in the warm weather we’ve been having! photo 2

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grilled tilapia + baked sweet potato with ghee, coconut sugar, and cinnamon

i had this same meal for lunch yesterday so the leftovers were eaten last night. it doesn’t look like much, but it’s delicious!

as i type this post, as soon as i finish i’m headed downstairs to get a snack ;) not sure yet what it’ll be but i’m thinking maybe some cereal or popcorn!

make today a good one :)

xo.

2015 mini marathon

this past Saturday i ran the Indianapolis Mini Marathon for the 4th time, making it my 7th half marathon yet.

the weather could not have been more perfect, and i woke up feeling excited. my dad ran it with me, just like last year, and i made the decision to stick with him throughout the race.

the first half was a little tough for me mentally for some reason, but once we got about half way around the track, i felt really good.

towards the end we had to take some walking breaks because my dad’s legs were hurting, but since i’d already stuck with him that far, i didn’t want to leave him behind. i definitely felt like i could’ve pushed myself more, but i’m still just happy that i finished! :)Screen Shot 2015-05-03 at 8.59.48 PM

our official time was 2:34:42. this was actually my slowest half marathon which was slightly disappointing, but regardless i had a good time. i kind of sort of already want to run another. i need to look into that… ;)

xo.

have you ever ran a half marathon before?

weekly workouts.

one more final and then i am done with school for the semester! this school year has gone by crazy fast. tell me that again in 3 weeks when i start taking summer classes, haha. also, i’m running another half marathon in 3 days i guess? i’m just a little nervous ;)

here are last week’s workouts!

4.20.15 – 4.26.15

Monday: 45-minutes cardio (split between walking, elliptical, and arc trainer) + Total Body Mermaid Workout

Tuesday: HIITy Bitty Bikini Workout + abs

Wednesday: 3.1 mile run, KettleToning, and Daisy Duke workout

Thursday: 30-minute HIIT workout + Bikini Arms

Friday: 45-minutes cardio

Saturday: OFF

Sunday: 4-mile run

*all workouts were from Tone It Up!

xo.

what was your favorite workout last week?