Soaking up the Sunshine

My afternoon yesterday was spent mostly like this:

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I just had to enjoy the sunny day! It was preparation for going to the beach in Michigan this weekend with my family. Just a tease but it felt so good to lay out in the sun.

This morning I knew I wanted to get my run out of the way early, since I have to be at work earlier than usual tonight.  I woke up and ate the best pre-run breakfast that I’ve found to date:

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Sidenote: why does anyone pick creamy peanut butter over crunchy? Fools.

I did a quick 5 miles on the treadmill at my gym.  It was the first time in a few weeks that I completed the whole 5 miles without stopping to stretch my hips or grab water (aka catch my breath). I was really happy that I pushed through it because I just signed up to run the Big Ten 10K in Chicago in late July and I really want to do my best in that race.  I’m running with a few friends and there’s a post-race party so I can’t wait!

After my run I forced myself to foam roll.

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Foam rolling is one of those things that you dread but know it’ll be good for you after it’s all over. It’s the best kind of pain (but pain nonetheless)

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I’m still getting used to the whole “selfies while working out” which I know is a standard of healthy living bloggers. I still hate the looks I get when people see me taking pictures in the mirror haha I’m sure I’ll get used to it though.  It’s worth it to capture priceless uncomfortable moments like the one above 😉

I arrived home to make some lunch before work.

I decided to try out a new product that I found in my freezer.Image

It was delicious! I paired it with some brown rice that I had on hand from the stir fry a few nights ago and cooked up some peppers that needed to be used. I topped the rice and veggies with sweet chili sauce and it was perfect!

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Now I’m sitting at the kitchen table icing my knees and watching Friends. It’s a nice, relaxing afternoon before work tonight.

Also, my official graduation ceremony picture came in the mail today and I just had to share. I was such a cute munchkin when I was little! It’s cool to see side-by-side pictures of how I’ve grown up and accomplished so much academically.  It’s even crazier to think that school is over, but I guess it had to end some time 🙂

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Questions of the day:

Crunchy or creamy peanut butter?

Do you think it’s weird when you take pictures of yourself while working out, or when others do it?

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