Thursday, 3 October 2013

#Runfail & a recipe

Run stats

Goal: 15k

Actual: 12k

Time: too long 

Course area: hintongburg, little italy, canal, elgin

Calories burned: 750 according to NikeRun

Most motivational song of the morning: Avril Lavigne - Innocence (stop judging me)

Reasoning: my last run was two and a half weeks ago when I was on schedule and did 12k (on my condensed schedule - according to my original ambitious-Nicolina-schedule, I was doing 12k back in August)

Definitely disappointed with my run this morning. My only legit excuse for it sucking so hard that I nearly spontaneously combusted at 12k (literally watching the digi numbers count up every decimal on the NikeRun app, praying that they would flick just a bit faster or else I would explode) is that I didn't have a warm up. I said, "Hey legs, nice sleep? Cool, awesome, lets go get our high-impact-run on."

And I'm nowhere near as hydrated as I would be after being awake for a few hours.
But really, I've just been lazy. Someone please remind me of this moment next year.


So to sum it up: morning run con v pro -

- dehydrated
- no warm up
- hintonburg smells like suzi Q doughnuts
- everyone is making bacon

- and: 
it's gorgeous in the morning

Post-run meal: Fish and chips

Yea I'm serious. I knew I'd need protein and a carb-dense vegetable so I planned on having eggs and breakfast sweet potatos, but you know how it is after a long(ish - lesbihonest) run or workout - your appetite is either gone or VERY selective. I was cooking the fish to bring for lunch and it smelled delicious - while the thought of eggs was making me more nauseous than anything. So I switched it up and had the fish for breaky and brought the eggs for lunch (whoever said I am not spontaneous should be shot).

Sweet potato fries

The first time I made this recipe I followed +Michelle Tam of NomNomPaleo's recipe for baked sweet potato fries. But today I was making a much smaller portion and had little time so I improvised:

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil. Or, if you're me and you made these green beans yesterday (also from NomNomPaleo), reuse the aluminum foil that is currently on your cookie sheet.

Cut up half a sweet potato into pieces that look similar (?) to fries. You can peel the potato if you wish, but I prefer to leave the skins on.


Dress your fries with:
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- as much salt as you'd like (me: a lot)
- pepper
- paprika - I used about a teaspoon

Pop them in the oven for 20 minutes

Voila - fries!
grody aluminum foil - YUM

a phenomenally delicious post-workout meal/breakfast

The fish is coconut-encrusted dijon tilapia and has the same cooking method as the salmon from this post: salt both sides tilapia filet, coat both sides with about 2 tsp dijon mustard and then a generous amount of shredded coconut (about 1 tbsp per side). Fry in a pan w about 1 tsp coconut oil on medium heat for 2 minutes per side.

Plate both, stuff in your face as quick as possible.

And try again tomorrow.

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