It’s been a good day, but a busy one. First of all, I somehow managed to cram 8 hours of work into half the time this morning because I had to leave at 11:30 AM. My running buddy and I were going to pick up our Long Beach Marathon race packets at lunchtime and I had a work deadline fast approaching. Fortunately I got almost everything important done before departing. Getting the bibs, shirts, and other necessary items for the Aquarium of the Pacific 5K tomorrow and the Long Beach Marathon on Sunday went smoothly. As you can see from the above photo, I got three new running-related shirts today. Not that I need more shirts, but I’ll still wear them! (Well, maybe not the unisex one from the 5K, but I haven’t decided yet.) I had to go back to work after picking up all my race stuff, but only for an hour. I still had most of the afternoon off. Due to the fact that I don’t want to exhaust myself tomorrow trying to cook all of next week’s lunches and dinners when I should be resting before the marathon I decided to get started today. After a trip to the grocery store (one of many this past week – Whole30 requires more produce than I ever imagined) I went home and began preparations for several dishes I want to cook tomorrow. I’ll share more about that tomorrow. Right now I’m drained and I just want to go to bed.
Breakfast – Scrambled eggs with diced vegetables and chicken apple sausage (cue the egg puns)
Snack #1 – Apple (honeycrisp!) and mixed nuts (almonds, cashews, pecans, and pistachios)
Lunch – Salad with shredded garlic chicken, cucumber, red onion, yellow bell pepper, celery, nuts, and balsamic vinaigrette dressing
Snack #2 – Banana with almond butter
Dinner – Tomato soup with Italian sausage
Today’s notes: Lunch was late today (3 PM) so my mid-morning snack was basically a double serving. As far as everything else goes, I am perfectly aware that my meals are getting really boring. As delicious as everything is, I’m getting tired of eating (and writing about) the same things over and over again. But don’t worry, I will have lots of new things on my menu next week. I have some great stuff queued up to cook this weekend. And besides that, the next two days are going to be a bit of a roller coaster. Buckle up, because these will be Whole30 days like no other!