Rain & Sludge

My alarm rudely went off at 5am this morning. I had had plans of fitting in my run before I started this epically long day, but when I heard the rain pouring outside my window and felt how tired I was, I hit snooze and rolled over. Sleep is important for your health after all! It may turn out that I just need to make Wednesdays my rest days instead of Fridays.

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After a bit more sleep I was showered, dressed, and devouring some breakfast. Popped amaranth, ice cold 2% milk, toasted almonds, and plump golden raisins. It cooled my body down (yes I overheat even just from a hair dryer) and filled me up.

Then I was out in the rain! Yep, unfortunately due to schedule conflicts, I have to take the bus to school on Wednesdays and that means I have to get up super early and get to school super early because the silly bus stops coming for a large chunk of time. As I trudged through the wind and rain I decided that it was a stupid social norm here that Seattleites don’t use umbrellas. I for sure was sooo glad I had mine. Seattleites must not walk many places.

Today I had my first class of Writing About Food & Health. I’m hoping to improve my writing skills so you all can enjoy these long boring posts a bit more. ^_^ (I totally appreciate each and every one of you for reading!) I was really nervous for this class because even though I have all of you reading my writing everyday, I’m still super shy about it. Hell, even if Chase reads any of this right after I post it I blush up like a 12 year old girl getting caught staring at her crush!

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Anyway the class was so fun and we wrote little snippets on satsumas and then got to eat them. ^_^ You know how I don’t normally like citrus? Well this satsuma was the best dang citrus I’ve ever tasted! It was fragrant, juicy, and zippy! I loved every bite.

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For lunch I had some cauliflower on top of a bed of Moroccan chili, a peach Chobani, and some NatureBox garlic pumpkin seeds. I’m getting pretty bored of this chili but I have so darn much of it and practically no other options. (My CSA finally arrives Friday! It’s been 3 weeks since my last one.)

In the afternoon, I had Nutrition Throughout Life which will be an interesting and doable course. It’s a hybrid one so a lot of it is online. I thought I’d share with you all an article I read for it from Harvard Magazine, The Way We Eat Now. Pretty interesting stuff!

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Straight from school, Danae dropped me off at work. Boring! I’d so rather be studying. Over the course of the evening I had one final piece of See’s Chocolate and an Odwalla Sweet & Salty Almond Chewy Nut Bar. It had a strange funk to it…like a fruit taste when there was no fruit in it. o.O

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Once Chase picked me up from work (Thank the gods because there was sleet, wind, and rain everywhere) we headed home for a dinner of Hmm-What’s-In-The-Fridge. I threw together a random salad of romaine, pinto beans, cheddar cheese, cauliflower, croutons, and blue cheese yogurt dressing and for some more substance I also reheated some delicata squash and red onions.

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Well….let’s just say that plate didn’t really fill me up and I had an inkling for some of that amazing chocolate cherry almond butter I made. I ate a little out of the jar..but knew I couldn’t let myself keep doing that so I threw a spoonful in a strawberry Chobani. Nope, it’s best on it’s own. ~.^

Hope you all had a great hump day! Tomorrow’s my Friday!

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