I managed to make it through the day with my poor battered hand. I shuddered every time I had to wash my hands…it was like all the time I spent waiting for the sting to go away was for naught. I had some delicious (unpictured) snacks that help soothe the pain, including grapes and a small baby Gala apple. Lunch was pretty tasty, too.
I microwaved this sweet potato for about five minutes (after washing and piercing with a fork a few times) and then topped it with some leftover black beans and some white corn and black bean salsa (overkill, maybe?).
I love the combination of sweet potatoes and black beans. I remember first reading about it on Caitlin’s blog, but apparently it’s super popular. I guess everyone has bean there, done that. (Har har har) On the side, I had some spinach and artichoke hummus (Sabra brand) and baked Tostito’s scoops chips. I found myself scooping out bits of the potato with the chips. It was delightful and filling.
I needed that fuel because I went for a run tonight! This was the first time I’d been for a run in over a week and the first time I went outside for a run in a few weeks. It felt really great, though it was 94 plus degrees out, with humidity. At least there was a mild breeze running. We went at about 530pm, which doesn’t help, but we like to run Wednesdays at the the running store right after work—there’s a keg and draft beer, along with socializing after 🙂 We covered close to 3 miles, and I worked for every last inch. (TWSS) My arms were so tired when I got done…my arms always bother me, more than anything else.
I know it’s probably counter-productive, but whenever I run, all I can think about is what I’m going to eat later. As we made our way through the residential neighborhood, I kept envisioning what I had in my cabinets and fridge/freezer. I remembered some sweet potato gnocchi I’d made and frozen some time back and decided to hit the market after my run for some produce.
Note: I know, I know, I know you shouldn’t go to the grocery store hungry…but I did just that and this is what I ended up with:
- Local, Alabama-grown sweet potatoes
- Black grapes
- Baby carrots
- Almond milk (what I originally went for)
- Large tub plain nonfat yogurt
- Pressed powder (I’ve been out FORever)
I feel ok with all my purchases, but still.
For the gnocchi, you can check out the linked recipe above on Kath’s site. I thawed out the little dumplings, and heated up a skillet with a little butter, so olive oil and rosemary. I also sprinkled in a little sea salt and some cinnamon. Meanwhile, I had some broccoli and baby carrots roasting in the oven. I spritzed a pan with olive oil using my Misto and popped them into the oven at about 350 until they smelled amazing and were a little browned.
With a Pabst! Just kidding. It’s water 🙂 I have a TON of pint glasses.
Do you think about food when you’re exercising? Or at work? Or in church? Food stays on the brain for me.