Good afternoon my dears!! How are we all today?
Gah, I am run down – I woke up with a ‘thick’ feeling throat (that’s the only word I can think of to desrcibe it). I had it yesterday too but I thought that was just cos my throat was really dry :s I had a big drink, and it felt a bit better, so I geared up for a run. Pre-run, I ate 2 crispbreads, an apple and a square of dark chocolate, then off I went. My legs felt a bit better today, especially in comparison to my horrendous run last week!! My splittage waaaas:
- 1.30 for the final .2 mile
Total: 10k (6.2miles) in 52.07
Pretty slow but still not bad 🙂
I’d felt fine throat-wise whilst running, but literally the second I stopped, my head started to pound!! It was so frustrating 😦 I’ve come to the conclusion that my body is just feeling a bit battered, and needs more fuel. The past few weeks I’ve felt a bit lower on energy than usual, so I’m going to try and up my carb intake and see what happens. I’ve also got two books on nutrition for sport/marathoners on order, so I can find out once and for all what I should be eating! It’s so difficult trying to gage it sometimes, when you do lots of exercise – everywhere you look, the magazines are banging on about no-carbs, cabbage soup, 1200 cals a day…what if you need MORE than that!!?? Which I do!! (*EDIT: I eat about 2200+ cals a day – not 1200, if that isn’t clear :s) I’m hoping these books will help me understand what my personal balance should be 🙂 Any very sporty people who are reading this – what does your typical diet/day look like? I’d be fascinated to know! No-one ever talks about the diet of an athlete 😥
Anyway, mini rant over 😛 Onto breakfast!
I reaally wanted a Green Monster today, which meant no oatmeal (I have a limited amount of bananas and milk :p), sooo it was a cereal day – 1/2 cup Soya and Linseed Bran, 1/2 cup Crunchy Bran, 1/3cup Puffed Wheat, sprinkled with cinnamon:
For some protein, a pot of Greek yogurt, with cinnamon and a blob of peanut butter and some blackberries:
Oh my days, everytime I have PB, I’m just reminded about how AMAZING it tastes…never gets old!
And a big beautiful GM on the side 😀 1 cup milk, LOADS of spinach, nutmeg (<- that works well!) and a banana:
Then I went to uni and had a very dull lecture…so my mind was wondering onto lunch 🙂
I really wanted to make something, but I have such limited appliances/ingredients at uni. BUT my roomate has a blender, and I have cans…so I thought I could make chickpea patties! All the way through my lecture and walking home, I was thinking about it…Then I got back, and hit two MAJOR problems:
- My roomate had leant her blender to her friend who was having a party. No blender.
- I had no chickpeas! I ALWAYS have chickpeas!! I was quite miffed 😦
So I had to improvise – I had butter beans instead 🙂 THUS, enter Butterbean Patties!
I started off by softening [for just a few minutes] a shallot and some garlic…
…. and then chopped it as finely as I could with a very blunt knife (did I mention my sharp knife blade SNAPPED OFF last Friday!? I have no sharp knife now :():
I then mashed together 1 small can of butterbeans, cumin, garlic salt, pepper, the shallot/garlic mix and 1/2 spoon of plain flour, with a trusty old fork – I searched my prehistoric, caveman roots for that idea :p:
And shaped it into patties, then chilled for 1/2hour 🙂 (the patties were chilling, not me)
Meanwhile, I roasted up some artichoke hearts (from the can, I lack fresh stuff – Tesco after this post!), cherry tomatoes and brussel sprouts with lots of chicken seasoning, and stir fried some mushrooms.
Then the patties came out, and were fried along with some halloumi cheese slices:
Then lunch was served, on a bed of spinach!! It was soo tasty:
I’ve never had halloumi before, but I really like it – it’s got a very strong milky taste, but it doesn’t taste like milk…I don’t know, it was just very delicious 🙂 And went well with my patties. Which, by the way, should probably have been fried a bit longer, but I had no patience and was quite peckish 😛
For dessert, I had a peanut butter nugget, and the last of my papaya with some blackberries and a 1/4 cup Crunchy Bran:
Eat More Carbs Mission – so far, so good!
Anyways, as per usual, I need to make a dash for it – Tesco/Waitrose is calling my name, loud and clear! Have a good day 🙂