Mega Veggies!

I finished up my work week yesterday morning at 8:30, now I’m off for 8 glorious days! I headed home for a short nap before going to the airport to pick up Hubby. He was flying home from a business trip in Portland, Oregon.

I didn’t have time before going to the airport to get in my scheduled 4-miler so I decided to try to fit in 3 very fast miles on the treadmill.

I did 3 miles in 24:07, a 8:02 per mile pace.  Pretty speedy!

I could have easily talked myself into skipping the workout, but I always feel better about myself when I just do it.

Hubby and I were both starving so we headed to Mellow Mushroom for an early dinner. Mellow Mushroom is a vegetarian Mecca! There are so many options.

I had a 10-inch Mega Veggie pizza.

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I ate 3/4 of it as well as a Lil Greek Salad.

Tim tried the Tempeh Sub.

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It was pretty good, but we both agreed that there are better things on the menu and we probably wouldn’t order it again.

After dinner we went shopping, I needed some new running clothes. I don’t shop very often for myself, but when I do I can really go all out. I spent waaay more money than I should have. I got 3 new Under Armour tops (1 short sleeved, and 2 sleeveless), a new Under Armour sports bra, a pair of compression shorts and 2 pairs of track shorts. Yay for new clothes!

I’ve been really dying in the heat lately, especially when I run in t-shirts. The sleeves drive me crazy! I normally would never go sleeveless because I am very self-conscious about my arms, but I just don’t care anymore when it comes to this insane heat.

I beat the heat this morning by getting my run done early, I usually opt for afternoon workouts. I got up at 6:20 and was on the road by 7:00. I went to my favorite running spot at Fort Toulouse. Its so flat and a “out and back” is almost exactly 5 miles.

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I completed 5.02 miles in 42:42.

My splits: 8:40, 8:29, 8:45, 8:25, and 8:13. I must have been ready to be finished!

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I posed for a picture with my Half Marathon decal to remind myself of how far I’ve come.

My post-run breakfast was something completely new to me … a Green Egg Omelet.

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My omelet contained:

  • 2 eggs and 2 egg whites
  • fresh spinach
  • mushrooms
  • onion
  • broccoli
  • cheddar cheese
  • and ketchup for dipping!

I blended the eggs, whites and spinach in my Blendtec for a few seconds and then constructed the omelet as usual, piling on the mushrooms, onions, and broccoli. I added a 1/4 cup of cheese at the end for flavor.

I have to say it looked quite strange and unappealing, but it was very tasty!

Do you like your eggs with ketchup? Its something I’ve always done.

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