Because W.I.A.W. really means what I ate this weekend...the t is silent:) No but really, I’ve been wanting to share my pictures of this weekend since Sunday night but my blog has been upset with me. Whenever I try to upload pictures it takes forever and by forever I mean an hour and a half to upload 10 pictures…if it doesn’t freeze and stop unloading all together. My IT guy, Rob, is a little under the weather and not quite up for being awake let along fixing my blog issues so I’m going to power through this along…bear with me.
I briefly mentioned in my last post that I successfully finished my 17 mile training run last Saturday morning and not to brag but I am very proud of myself! I was concerned but went into it with optimism and although the last 4 or so miles hurt I got through them! “If it were easy everyone would do it,”
was playing over and over in my head. Another thing I found comforting is that although my hips, knees, and ankles were not hanging in there my spirit and my cardiac endurance was not, which most likely can be contributed to the Galloway method. It gives me lots and lots of hope for my next 3 long training runs and finally the marathon!
Here I am in my lovely post run glory...like my key in the picture.
I focused on fueling myself pretty well of this run since I read an article about how important fuel is and with my low iron levels I know that my energy can drop pretty quickly. Friday night I met with my friend Shay, who I’ve known since high school and was my roommate freshman year. We hadn’t seen each other in forever and we went to a few UCF classics, Lazy Moon and Jeremiah’s. It was my first time and lazy moon and it was pretty good but in terms of hipster pizza places I think I still prefer Mellow Mushroom.
Gigantic piece of caramelized onion and sautéed mushroom pizza! You better believe I ate the whole thing.
I know what you're thinking...who eats dairy the night before a long run. This girl! It's never bothered me before so why not? You might also be wondering if I have a gelati problem. Yes, yes I do.
My pre-run breakfast. This definitely fueled me and possibly too much. I felt pretty full at first.
My horrible attempt at an ice bath...turned into a cool bath. Moral of the story: buy a bag of ice, not the stuff in your freezer. Lesson learned. P.s. I'm not naked. I have on bathing suit bottoms and a jacket:)
After my stretching and "ice bath" I had another breakfast and snuggled with Eeyore for a few hours.
Oh and my darn roommate brought home Krispie Kremes so I had half of one during my rest time:)
Later that night I made some flour free peanut butter cookies! And then ate way too many of them.
Remember how I mentioned Rob being under the weather…well it may have been because he made some not so smart decisions that brought down his immune system on Friday night when he went home to visit his friends…if you see where I’m going with this. But on Saturday after a day filled with sleep he was up to coming back to Orlando so on Sunday we could go to Disney!
As I was getting ready for Disney I was so excited to get Chick-fil-a for break when I realized....it was Sunday=( So some munchkins and an egg white wake up wrap from Dunkin had to do it...oh well.
After spending the morning in Magic Kingdom we got a bit hungry and bit the Main Street Bakery and shared a Toll House Cookie!
We snagged a picture on the way out with all the Halloween decor....and were off to Epcot!
First stop was South Africa for some "Bunny Chow" a.k.a. veggie curry in a mini bread bowl
and Filet atop sweet potato mash (which was insanely good and I now need to make at home!)
We walked around Italy and pretended we were actually there:)
Next stop was the good ole' USA pavilion for Linda Bean's Lobster Roll..which Rob didn't know was cold?
The the yummiest little pumpkin mousse shooter with crasins and orange sauce!
And I had to stop for Chocolate Milk Creme Brulee in France...it's a must do.
Then we caved and got a big basket of fish and chips which are always available at Epcot but so what!
On the way home we stopped at the huge Whole Foods on Sand Lake and used one of the Groupons we bought. I had a revalation. I don't like Whole Foods that much. It isn't Trader Joe's and is severely overpriced on most things. Except gelato which was on sale for $1.99 for a small, so there's that at least:)
I think it goes without saying that I ate pretty well this weekend. And let me direct your attention to all the sweets I ate. It’s becoming a problem. I’m working on it but I can’t seem to go cold turkey. Especially not when I bought 2 dozen Publix Chocolate Chip Cookies for my sick boy and somehow have ended up eating 3 already.
Or when your office is stocked with Halloween goodies. This scared me by the way. Who bites into a York and expects orange?
Good news on the tech side though, the last two pictures uploaded super fast…there is hope!
Questions for You?
What is longest you’ve run, bike, walked, hiked, etc? And how did you pull through it?
Best thing you’ve eaten recently?I’m going with a tie between the sweet potatoes and pumpkin mousse!
Favorite Halloween candy?