A mile here, a mile there

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But first, I inadvertently “improvised” a bit during our run, so Kate and I ended up squeezing out an extra mile. I don’t know where it happened, but go us! Running stats: 6.94 miles; 1 hour, 10 minutes; 624 calories; 157 average heart rate; 171 highest heart rate. That’s the farthest I’ve ever run in one go! Again, I so wish I’d had my camera so that I could have taken some pictures of the gorgeous houses with giant White House-esque columns — so out of place in the city! Near the end, Kate and I had to maneuver around some flag footballers, a game of cricket (the park was buzzing with activity today despite the windy 30 degrees — must have been sunshine excitement), and a home stretch covered in ice, but we survived without incident.

I got home, drank lots of water, and starting preparing a big ol’ lunch, because what’s the point of running if you don’t follow it with a huge meal?

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On the side, I had the last 1/3 plantain, browned in 1 tsp canola oil and then steamed for a minute or two in 1/4 cup boiling water (until the water sizzled away). My main course “Mexican” pile included a bed of salad (from the office food I brought home yesterday), 3/4 cup black beans, the other egg yolk from blondie night, sofrito rice/barley and the rice from yesterday’s office food, 1/3 cup Wholly Guacamole, and 1/4 cup Fage 0 %.

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I literally licked the plate clean. Although, when do I not?

After lunch, I flew in and out of the shower and into bed for a glorious, clean hour-long nap! I woke up ready for food again (surprise). I was potentially going to meet some friends at a restaurant tonight, but after careful review of my financial situation, I had to conclude that it was not in the cards :-/.

Lucky for me, I have looooooads of food in the fridge from this past week. For dinner, I heated two chicken tamale halves and one cup of Belkis’ beans from my work lunch on Thursday:

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Mmmm, love those tamales:

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For dessert, I topped yesterday’s corn tortilla with a tbsp of peanut butter, half a sliced banana, a tbsp of chocolate chips, and a sprinkle of cinnamon … and heated it in the oven for five minutes to get it all melty. With a side of sugar cookie sleigh ride tea:

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Have you ever laid eyes on a more appetizing combination?

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